BEA Video Interviews: Michael Tamblyn, Kobo

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

Michael Tamblyn (Vice President, Content, Sales and Merchandising at Kobo) talks with Ed Nawotka about the launch of the new Kobo eReader Touch Edition. The new e-reader was announced on Monday. It features an e-ink touch screen and can hold 1,000 e-books. The device also includes a social reading application called REading life, which tracks and shares your reading stats. …

Kobo UK E-Bookstore: “First of Many International Launches this Year”

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Earlier this month we wondered why the UK was so far behind other countries in e-book adoption. Well, things are suddenly heating up: Kobo, the Canadian e-book company previously named Shortcovers, has launched a UK e-bookstore. At launch the company will offer some two million titles for download (no doubt a large percentage of those being public …