Education publisher Pearson has purchased a major stake in Nook Media, the company announced today.
The U.S. Patent Office recently granted Apple a patent for the functionality of turning a page on an e-reader application.
Amazon has just announced the Kindle Paperwhite, the newest edition to the Kindle family. It has a higher resolution screen and adjustable lighting. Here’s why it completely blows away the older Kindle models that put Amazon on the e-reading map.
Rakuten’s Kobo line of ereaders has been updated just hours before Amazon is expected to reveal two new Kindle Fire models, a “Paperwhite” Kindle, and maybe even its first smartphone.
Amazon has sold out of the Kindle Fire a week before its set to announce a new one. How’s that for inventory management?
Supporting speculation that a follow-up is on the way, Amazon’s Kindle Touch eReader is now out of stock.
U.S. bookstore chain Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook e-reader device to the U.K,
[vimeo 31995164 w=640 h=360] Yes, it’s time for another installment of VBWeekly. This week we discuss, in free form, the release of the latest Android-based e-readers, the Kobo, the Kindle Fire and the Nook. We wonder if they can be considered a different class of tablets from the pricier devices, such as the iPad or Galaxy Tab.
Amazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire today threw down the gauntlet for both tablets and e-book readers. At just $199, it’s not much more expensive than previous e-readers, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than competing tablets.
Imagine turning the page of the latest best-selling novel and receiving a notification that, right at that very moment, President Barack Obama is reading the same book and is on the very same page. You have the option of talking about the book with him. What would you say?
In what may end up being a Netflix for e-books, Amazon is currently in talks with book publishers to launch a new digital book library for customers of its premium Prime service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Sony’s planned August update to its Reader line of e-book devices is the company’s last shot at reclaiming the market it pioneered in 2006. But it may already be too late.
Global tablet shipments fell 28 percent to 7.2 million units in the first quarter, compared to fourth quarter sales in 2010, according to market intelligence firm IDC.
It was bound to happen eventually. Amazon announced today that it’s now selling more Kindle e-books than both hardcover and paperback books combined.
Even though Barnes & Noble hasn’t been pushing the Nook Color as an iPad competitor, its low price and slick hardware seem to have made it one.
Barnes and Noble confirmed growing rumors this morning that it would bring apps, email, and other tablet features to the Nook Color.
Apple may be considering more restrictions for its App Store, which runs counter to the company’s more relaxed stance over the last few months.
Leave it up to hackers to unlock the full potential of Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color, a device that is effectively an Android tablet currently trapped in e-reader clothing.
Amazon still isn’t talking Kindle numbers, but at least we know its e-reader is a smashing success. The company announced this morning that its third-generation Kindle is its best-selling product ever, surpassing the final Harry Potter book.
We knew that Amazon was making a killing with its $139 third-generation Kindles, but since the retailer doesn’t discuss Kindle sales numbers, it’s always been unclear just how well it’s doing.
Hanvon, China’s largest e-book manufacturer, will be debuting the first device to use a color E Ink display on Tuesday, according to a report by the New York Times.
Computer manufacturer Asus will finally launch its tablets starting in December, the company’s president Jerry Shen told news site Digitimes.
Only a few days after we declared certain doom for the Nook e-book reader, Barnes and Noble announced a color entry with the Nook Color — a device that sits somewhere between an e-reader and a tablet, but thankfully sticks closer to ereader pricing at $250.
It was only a matter of time. Amazon will be introducing a 14-day lending feature for Kindle ebooks later this year, the Kindle team announced yesterday. The move brings the Kindle up to date with Barnes and Noble’s rival Nook e-reader, which has touted 14-day book lending as a key feature since it launched last year.