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Kobo steps in with Tesco for Blinkbox Books
January 30, 2015 | 4:25 pm

IMG_20150128_085403 After the lamentable news that UK supermarket chain Tesco was about to simply shutter its Blinkbox Books ebook platform, with no buyer or alternative operator in sight, Kobo has stepped up to take over the Blinbox titles, and customers. According to the reports, Kobo did not offer any money to Tesco for the service, but the two companies are working together on a transition nonetheless, with a Kobo app for the Tesco Hudl tablet in the offing that will allow existing Blinkbox Books customers to transfer their libraries easily. Those with unused Blinkbox credit, however, are apparently not having this transferred...

Review: Kobo for Android
September 5, 2012 | 10:38 am

Last week I posted a review of the Amazon Kindle e-reading app for Android phones and tablets. This week I look at the other big(ish) name in e-book distribution to provide an Android platform: Kobo. Not having a dedicated Kobo device to compare it with, I tested the app on its own merits ... Startup was slower than the Kindle App, and the reasons become apparent when the home screen appears: It’s essentially a window into the Kobo Shop, with the user’s current books shown as covers in the top row and the other three rows given over to freshly-loaded covers...