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Were you offline this weekend? Here's what you missed.

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Spending time offline can make for a healthy break, but don’t you just find yourself itching to see all the tech news and discussion you’re missing? Here’s a chance to catch up on stories and features from The Next Web and beyond. Oh and don’t forget that the latest issue...
Were you offline this weekend? Here's what you missed.

Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

arstechnica.com
Author J.K. Rowling's "Pottermore" website has finally put the entire Harry Potter series on sale, including both digital audiobooks and e-books compatible with all major electronic book reading devices. Despite their massive popularity, Harry Potter books have remained off-limits to the Amazon Kindle store and other major e-book platforms....
Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

Kindle Paperwhite preorders open for October 25 UK, France & Germany release

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Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite has gone up for preorder in the UK, Germany, and France, with both WiFi-only and 3G versions of the illuminated ereader making their debut outside of the US. Shipping from October 25, the new ereader uses E Ink’s latest e-paper display complete with a front-lighting system which...
Kindle Paperwhite preorders open for October 25 UK, France & Germany release
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite shipments delayed for at least a month
Japanese retailer Rakuten botches Kobo Touch launch, leaving opportunity for Amazon's Kindle

Koobe's Jin Yong Reader gets Mirasol, brings color to Taiwanese hearts

www.engadget.com
It's no accident that Koobe's Jin Yong Reader bears a striking resemblance to Kyobo's eReader and Shanda's Bambook which we toyed with back at CES. But while those e-readers brought Mirasol to their respective South Korean and Chinese markets, Koobe's entrant will do the same for Taiwan. As for...
Koobe's Jin Yong Reader gets Mirasol, brings color to Taiwanese hearts

Why hardware startups should pay attention to the Nook's decline

pandodaily.com
Back in 2009, I was traveling in Shenzhen, China for my book on international entrepreneurs. Despite warnings I got in Beijing that hoodlums in Shenzhen made a practice of riding up onto the sidewalk on mopeds and breaking tourists’ legs before robbing them, it was a place I had to see....
Why hardware startups should pay attention to the Nook's decline

Jeff Bezos Reveals Amazon Makes No Dough On Its Hardware

www.fastcompany.com
Jeff Bezos, in the U.K. to launch the Kindle Paperwhite and Amazon's Lending Library service, has told the BBC that his firm makes no money on its Kindles. "We make money from when people use our devices, not when people buy our devices," he told technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. "That...
Jeff Bezos Reveals Amazon Makes No Dough On Its Hardware

Amazon's September harvest: new HD Kindle Fires, Paperwhite ereader

gigaom.com
Amazon announced at a press conference Thursday four new tablets and one new ereader, the Kindle Paperwhite, as well as Kindle Serials a feature where  users can buy a serialized publication that will update automatically. Despite rumors, Amazon did not announce a smartphone. GigaOM’s Laura Owen live blogged from the LA...
Amazon's September harvest: new HD Kindle Fires, Paperwhite ereader

Amazon combats Apple's Game Center with its own Game Circle [Video]

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Amazon just announced a new gaming experience for developers and the Kindle Fire: GameCircle. According to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution blog, GameCircle is a “new set of services designed to make it easier for you to create more engaging gaming experiences and grow your business on Kindle Fire,” by...
Amazon combats Apple's Game Center with its own Game Circle [Video]

The Kindle Fire Cools Off: Barclays Cuts Its Kindle Forecast For The Year (AMZN)

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Bad news for the Kindle Fire bulls. Barclays is cutting its estimates: As a result of Amazon’s 4Q11 call, 3rd party data, and color from the supply chain, we are lowering our Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle eReader, and AMZN earnings estimates. While we believe the Kindle Fire launch in...
The Kindle Fire Cools Off: Barclays Cuts Its Kindle Forecast For The Year (AMZN)

Vox, Meet Big Box: Kobo eReader To Hit Best Buy Stores

techcrunch.com
You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Kobo’s Android-powered Vox eReader before — it has a tendency to get glossed over in favor of bigger names like the Kindle or the Nook. Kobo’s hoping to remedy that with another retail push, and this time they’ve inked a deal to...
Vox, Meet Big Box: Kobo eReader To Hit Best Buy Stores
Five Minutes on The Verge: Emily Gould

Kobo updates Touch eReader software and Desktop app, heads to Italy this fall

www.engadget.com
Kobo's clearly been focused on important stuff like being bought by Rakuten and launching in Japan as of late, but the e-reader manufacturer's got a few bits to announce this week. At the top of the list is a software upgrade for its neglected Touch eReader, which brings a...
Kobo updates Touch eReader software and Desktop app, heads to Italy this fall
Barnes & Noble plans to bring NFC to the Nook

Amazon reportedly plans to open a retail store this year

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Amazon is preparing to open a retail store in Seattle within the next few months, according to a report from Good eReader. Amazon is apparently looking to open a small boutique rather than a large shop in an effort to test the market. The store would feature the Amazon Exclusive book line...
Amazon reportedly plans to open a retail store this year

Review: Amazon Is Gunning For Every Other Tablet Out There With The New Kindle Fire 8.9-Inch

techcrunch.com
Features: 8.9-inch HD screen (1920×1200 pixels) HDMI-out Video, Music, and Magazine Viewing Full Kindle Store, Free Movies With Prime MSRP: Starts at $299 Pros: Screen comparable to the iPad’s TI OMAP4470 processor offers strong performance Parental controls Cons: Suffers from just-another-big-tablet syndrome LTE version is pricey A bit bulky as...
Review: Amazon Is Gunning For Every Other Tablet Out There With The New Kindle Fire 8.9-Inch

Not quite: Google will sell 10M Android tablets in 2011, says Andy Rubin in 2010

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The ongoing Oracle v. Google trial is churning up some doozies regarding the history of Android, and this latest one is almost unbelievable: Google projected to sell roughly 10 million Android tablets a year for 2011 and 2012 while seizing a third of the marketshare. A presentation by former...
Not quite: Google will sell 10M Android tablets in 2011, says Andy Rubin in 2010

Updated: Amazon tells iOS users not to download latest Kindle app update

gigaom.com
Update, 9:53 AM PT: Amazon’s updated the Kindle iOS app to fix the bug, and the updated app is in the App Store now. After fielding complaints from users of its iOS Kindle app of reset reading settings and missing books following an update, Amazon is now cautioning its iOS users...
Updated: Amazon tells iOS users not to download latest Kindle app update

Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

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One in every ten tablet users views video content almost daily on their device, according to a new report by comScore. The study also found that tablet users are nearly three times more likely to watch video on their device compared to smartphone users. Nearly one in four smartphone owners...
Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

For young readers, the book's the thing whatever technology may bring

www.guardian.co.uk
Contrary to the claims made by critics of enhanced ebooks, text in its traditional form still has primacy among kidsRecently, a study suggested that enhanced ebooks, which allow kids to interact with stories by swiping or tapping text, may be detrimental to developing literacy and memory. The children in the...
For young readers, the book's the thing whatever technology may bring

Barnes & Noble’s next Nook said to launch this spring

www.bgr.com
Barnes & Noble’s fifth-generation “e-reading device” will reportedly launch this coming spring. Mentioned in passing within a New York Times profile of the struggling bookseller, it is unclear if the device in question will be a new media tablet or a standard eReader. With Barnes & Noble’s current-generation color...
Barnes & Noble’s next Nook said to launch this spring

Kindle for iPad Hits the App Store

mashable.com
Amazon’s Kindle app for iPad has found its way to the App Store just in time for tomorrow morning’s device launch.Like Kindle apps for other platforms, the iPad app [iTunes link] includes Amazon’s Whispersync technology, which syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices.The exciting part,...
Kindle for iPad Hits the App Store

Kobo eReader Touch up for pre-order in Japan, hitting market with 'localized experience' July 19th

www.engadget.com
Ever since Rakuten revealed its intentions to scoop up Kobo, the e-reader maker was clearly destined to hit the Japanese market. As noted a week or so back, the company's eReader Touch will be arriving the Land of the Rising Sun in July -- July 19th, to be exact....
Kobo eReader Touch up for pre-order in Japan, hitting market with 'localized experience' July 19th

Was Amazon's Kindle Fire just a flash in the pan?

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Sales of the Kindle e-readers have apparently also fallen off a cliff Data: IDC FORTUNE -- Thursday was bad-news day for Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle line of tablets and e-readers. IDC released first quarter tablet sales data that had Kindle Fire shipments falling from 4.8 million in the Christmas quarter to...
Was Amazon's Kindle Fire just a flash in the pan?
Apple gets ‘Samsunged’ again, this time by Amazon [video]

eReader Faceoff: Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iBooks - http://bit.ly/bQQAAb

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eReader Faceoff: Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iBooks - http://bit.ly/bQQAAb

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Sony

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Sony has posted losses for four consecutive years, and the company has lost its leadership position in just about every market it used to dominate. Can Sony’s new rock star CEO refocus the company before Apple, Microsoft and Samsung devour everything it has left? The Basics Remember the Walkman? The...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Sony
Evernote Evolves Slowly at the Evernote Trunk Conference

Amazon launches GameCircle for Kindle Fire [Video]

9to5google.com
Amazon just announced a new gaming experience for developers and the Kindle Fire: GameCircle. According to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution blog, GameCircle is a “new set of services designed to make it easier for you to create more engaging gaming experiences and grow your business on Kindle Fire,”...
Amazon launches GameCircle for Kindle Fire [Video]
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