Posts Tagged: ebooks


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Chinese authorities slap down Sina for sexing up the web, arrests made

The report says authorities found 20 articles and four videos posted by third parties that were found to promote pornography.

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Baidu has snapped up the rival e-book platform for RMB 191.5 million, which is $31.3 million.

Baidu boosts e-books offering with $31 million acquisition of rival site

Chinese search engine giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is wrapping up a year of big acquisitions with yet another buy-out. This time the target is ...

  • December 30, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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App Annie turns into a bookworm, now offers e-book sales analytics

App Annie turns into a bookworm, now offers e-book analytics

Already the go-to destination for app analytics, Beijing-born App Annie has now added tracking statistics for e-books. This will make it eas...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

Chinese E-Books Platform Gets $110 Million in Funding From Goldman Sachs and Temasek

Shanda Cloudary, the e-book, e-reader, and publishing division of Chinese web giant Shanda (formerly NASDAQ:SNDA), has raised $110 million i...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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China Kindle launch

Finally, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Fire HD Launch Today in China

Though it’s likely that not many Chinese users care all that much, the tech world has nonetheless been awaiting the arrival of Amazon’s ...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 4:02 pm
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Amazon Kindle China pre-orders

Amazon Rumored to be Starting Kindle Pre-Orders in China Tomorrow

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) launched its e-bookstore and e-reading apps in China last December, but there’s still something missing – s...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

E-Book Platform Shanda Cloudary Set for April 2013 NYSE IPO?

Here’s a sentence we’ve uttered before but which came to nothing: the Shanda Cloudary US IPO is supposedly back on track. Yes, t...

  • November 28, 2012
  • at 1:31 pm
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Xiaomi Confirms Acquisition of Duokan, Startup Maker of Kindle and Apple TV Apps

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi has today confirmed its acquisition of Duokan, a startup maker of e-reader and Apple TV apps. The financial detai...

  • November 13, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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A Chinese Startup Helps Chinese Kindle Owners Read the News, But is it Legal?

Amazon’s Kindle is a huge hit overseas, but it still hasn’t even been officially released in China. Of course, there are plenty ...

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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Moglue closes

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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NewsHunt app ebooks

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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Shanda Cloudary IPO 2013

Content With New Investment, Chinese E-Books Platform Cloudary Cancels US IPO Plan

We noted last week that Chinese e-books platform Cloudary wrapped up $110 million in funding. It seems that new investment is sufficient for...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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A Vietnamese Startup BiitBook Hunts for the E-book Publishing Market

A Vietnamese Startup BiitBook Hunts for the E-book Publishing Market

In Southeast Asia, we’ve seen the compelling rise of Ookbee and Scoop, and chat app giants like Line and KakaoTalk are also getting into t...

  • June 14, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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LIne ebooks

Line Appeals to Bookworms With New ‘Line Novel’ E-Books Portal

The Line juggernaut continues today with the app’s makers, NHN, adding free e-books within the social messaging app. While this doesn&...

  • June 4, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
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Google Play Now Sells E-Books in India

Android fans in India now have a new source for e-books. Today, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that it has opened up Play Store Books to Ind...

  • February 28, 2013
  • at 2:56 pm
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Suning Opens E-Bookstore, Promises 250,000+ E-Book Titles by Next Year

Chinese consumers already have plenty of options when it comes to buying e-books, and now there’s yet another e-bookstore to choose fr...

  • November 19, 2012
  • at 12:32 pm
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Thai Tech Round-Up [Oct. 11, 2012]

We are back with a new issue of our Thai tech round-up, courtesy of Thumbsup. This one focuses on startup fundraising, and a fresh, new look...

  • October 11, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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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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