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Amazon Opens Japanese Kindle Store

Amazon will open a Kindle Store in Japan tomorrow – October 25 – after months of speculation (and the summer entrance into the Japanese market of up-and-coming rivals  Kobo). According the the press release from Amazon, customers in Japan can now … Continue reading

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The Indian Kindle Store Isn’t The Real Deal… Yet

Yesterday brought the exciting news that Amazon had launched the Indian Kindle Store. However, some questions are already being asked about why this offering is so different from the international Kindle Stores launched in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. Clicking … Continue reading

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Amazon Faces Serious International Competition, From Japan

A major deal was announced yesterday which should propel Kobo into the top tier. The Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten purchased Kobo – outright – in a straight cash deal for $315m. It sounds like Kobo will continue to be run as … Continue reading

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