Posts Tagged: ebookstore

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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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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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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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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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Thailand’s Ookbee ebookstore expands to Philippines, calls itself Buqo

After starting in Thailand, ebookstore startup Ookbee has grown quickly. It has captured 85 percent of the ebook market in Thailand and then...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 12:00 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

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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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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