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Rakuten Buys E-book Distributor OverDrive for $410 Million


Japan’s Rakuten, parent company of ebookseller Kobo, has purchased US ebook distributor OverDrive, likely blocking Kindle’s further expansion into libraries.

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Kobo Targets 10 New Countries in 2012, Japan and Brazil ‘Likely’

Kobo and Rakuten

The acquisition by Rakuten has enabled Kobo to speed up its ambitious overseas expansion, focusing on underserved markets. Japan, Brazil ‘likely’ in 2012.

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Bonus Material: The Godzilla of Japanese Online Shopping

By Edward Nawotka If this were a Japanese monster movie Mothra would be played by Amazon in Japan has always been a contender, but […]

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