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November 24, 2011

Is Music on an E-Reader a Feature or a Bug?

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by David Zax, Technology Review

In its recent post-mortem on Borders, BusinessWeek suggests that that chain’s lackluster e-reading strategy was one reason for its demise: “If you didn’t know Borders had an e-reader called Kobo, you’re not alone,” writes Ben Austen. But Kobo didn’t die along with Borders, which only owned an 11 percent stake in the independent company. In fact, just as Kindle Fires begin shipping all over the place, Kobo would like you to know that it’s alive and very well, thank you, and to that end has been releasing a steady pulse of news this week. A Japanese e-commerce firm plans to buy it for $315 million. An ad-supported “Kobo Touch with Offers” will have a price tag of under $100, Amazon-style.

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