Posts Tagged: eBook

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Thai bookstore Ookbee gets $7 million funding to continue Southeast Asia expansion

Thailand’s Ookbee has received a Series B investment from Tokyo-based venture capital firm Transcosmos Inc.

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Indobooks offers Netflix for magazines through Telkomsel partnership

Telkomsel users can pay for their subscriptions via carrier billing for IDR 2,000 (17 cents) daily, IDR 5,000 (44 cents) weekly, and IDR 15,...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Thai telco Dtac enters e-book marketplace with Readever

Today, Thai telco Dtac launched its very first e-book marketplace app, Readever. This makes the company the third telco in Thailand to offer...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 5:49 pm
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5 ideas to make Mom happy on Thai Mother’s Day

Monday, August 12th is Queen Sirikit’s birthday so it’s Mother’s Day in the Kingdom of Thailand. Nope, our Mother’s Day is not the s...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 5:32 pm
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RIP: MediaCorp’s ilovebooks.com Now in Deadpool

First launched in May 2012, MediaCorp’s e-book store ilovebooks is now in the deadpool.

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
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Ookbee: Thailand’s Biggest Ebook Store on iOS and Android

One of the more popular startups in Thailand, Ookbee is an ebook store platform which claims to have over 85 percent market share in the cou...

  • August 7, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Survey: Chinese Readers Expect E-Books to Cost Just 50 Cents

In news that bodes ill for book publishers, a survey of Chinese folks has revealed that “most readers will tolerate an average e-book ...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 3:37 pm
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Douban Launches Ebook Store, Reading is the New Rock ‘n’ Roll

Douban.com, the Chinese social media site that’s focused around hobbies such as music, movies and reading, has today launched an ebook sto...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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The End of (Tech) Imitations in China?

China has long been known as the land of shanzhai — “bootleg” — tech. As gadgets took off in China, the wallet of an...

  • July 13, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Despite early promise, ebook creation tool Moglue shuts and sells out

Moglue's clever tech has been acquired by two companies, but the ebook creation tool and service no longer exists.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:28 pm
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India’s Flipboard-esque NewsHunt app sees accelerating growth, expands to e-books

Indian news-reading app NewsHunt is proving popular in its home market. When we last looked at the app it just hit 10 billion page-views. To...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Moglue lets anyone create e-books for Android and iOS

“If you can use PowerPoint, you can create your own e-book.” That was the concept behind Moglue, a drag-and-drop interface for users to...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Kakao Launches KakaoPage, a Marketplace for Anyone to Publish Digital Content

l KakaoPage marketplace was launched just two days ago with over 500 individual and corporate publishers who provide about 8,000 pieces of d...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:32 pm
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Amazon Brings Kindle E-Bookstore and Apps to China, But Still No Sign of any Hardware

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has just launched its e-bookstore and Kindle smartphone apps into China’s crowded e-book market. It has been a lo...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 1:50 pm
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Bookboon Boasts 1.5 Million Ebook Downloads from Asia, Hungry for More

Online book publisher Bookboon.com is based out of London, but with sales offices in India, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore it is looking to...

  • May 24, 2012
  • at 12:01 pm
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Japan to Get Kindle Touch in April? [REPORT]

The Nikkei Business Daily is reporting that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will start selling its Kindle ebook reader in Japan as early as April, with...

  • February 11, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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Watch Out Amazon, Flipkart Enters Digital Distribution Space with Mime360 Acquisition

Flipkart, currently one of the largest e-commerce portals in India, has entered the digital distribution space by acquiring a Mumbai-base...

  • October 12, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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China’s Largest E-Reader Maker Plans to Enter U.S

Hanvon Technology, a Beijing based company, which claims to own as much as 70 percent of the Chinese e-reader market plans to enter the U.S ...

  • January 10, 2011
  • at 1:15 pm
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