Scholastic Enters 21st Century with Storia eBook Platform for Kids

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I remember when I was still going through school, I’d always look forward to the new Scholastic catalog so that I could order a bunch of new books. Not surprisingly, times have changed, but Scholastic still wants kids to keep reading. And that’s what the new Storia platform is supposed to address.

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Apple’s new rules might kill in-app shopping

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Gone are the days of in-app book and music purchases thanks to new rules from Apple. The scheme, which came into effect this month, deducts 30 per cent of each in-app sale – say, ebooks, mp3s or extra levels in game apps. The decision has led Amazon, Kobo, Rhapsody and various other companies to remove the ability to shop from within their apps. And it drove ebookstore and reader app iFlow out of business.

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Kobo WiFi edition is cheaper, faster and sharper

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Kobo is launching the Kobo WiFi edition, adding wireless connectivity to the tiny e-reader and giving it a price drop. But is it enough to keep Kobo in the e-book game? The company launched the Kobo software for mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Mac, PC, Linux and soon BlackBerry PlayBook.

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Android phones get Barnes & Noble nook app: Lend ebooks to friends

Barnes & Noble now offering Nook app to Android OS smartphones

When it comes to the Amazon Kindle, you don’t necessarily have to buy the e-reader hardware in order to enjoy its library. There are all sorts of free mobile apps. The same thing is expanding with Barnes & Noble too with the introduction of the nook for Android app. As you can probably figure out, this Google Android app will grant you access to just about everything that the Barnes & Noble nook has to offer. You’ll need to have Android 1.6 or higher, but it means that you can shop for over a million titles including new releases and free eBooks.

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