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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The acquisition by Rakuten has enabled Kobo to speed up its ambitious overseas expansion, focusing on underserved markets. Japan, Brazil ‘likely’ in 2012.
By Edward Nawotka If this were a Japanese monster movie Mothra would be played by Amazon.co.jp. Amazon in Japan has always been a contender, but […]