In the latest article for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman mentioned some apps that could be coming in Apple VR Headset. While we have focused more on sports, gaming, and fitness apps, Gurman's story was about Apple Books. This news may have gone unnoticed amidst the other more high-profile speculations, but it's worth taking a closer look at.As per reports, Apple is planning to … [Read more...] about Apple VR could bring your books to life
Barnes and Noble is a public company and everything they do is scrutinized by the media. The decline in bookstores and their beligered Nook unit are the subject of thousands of news articles and investors. Negative sentiment surrounds the bookseller and investors are urging the them to go private.Sandell Asset Management, a private, alternative asset management firm, said … [Read more...] about Activist Investor Recommends Barnes and Noble Go Private
Amazon is rumored to be developing their own Alipay and Paypal clone and it would dramatically change the landscape of credit card payment processors. Sanford C. Bernstein & Co bases its view on signs that Amazon is creating a branded staged wallet payment service that it could leverage. The Seattle e-commerce giant also has AWS ready to handle the technology load of … [Read more...] about Will Amazon Compete with Paypal and Alipay?
The Apple iPad Pro is starting to appeal towards people who love to watch movies on a big screen. One of the main reason is because this particular model has four speakers, instead of the two that are on every other model. There is a new rumor going around that the new iPad Air 3 that is expected to be announced this March will also have four speakers.Little is known about … [Read more...] about Apple iPad Air 3 rumored to have four speakers
Crunchyroll is the current market leader for anime, Korean drama and manga. The company has seen exponential growth in paid subscriptions in the last five years and they have generated close to $2.5 million in 2014. A source close to the situation has told Good e-Reader that Amazon is mulling over an acquisition of the company in order to create a brand new anime section on … [Read more...] about Amazon Mulling a Crunchyroll Acquisition
Blackberry is rumored to be cutting 2,000 at its Waterloo headquarters. The entire Developer Relations team (including Marty Mallick) will be let go, and parts of engineering.One of the main downsides of the elimination of the Developer Relations Team will be the noticeable drop in establishing new relationships with app studios to have them make apps for Blackberry World. … [Read more...] about Rumor: Blackberry to Sack another 2,000 Jobs – Including Developer Relations Team
Amazon normally refreshes their entire product line every single year in September. The current generation HD and HDX tablets are getting a bit long in the tooth, but are still considered very viable tablets. Currently Amazon is in the hardware stage where they are deciding what processors they are going to employ in the 2014 edition of the Kindle family. We now have … [Read more...] about New Kindle Fire HD to use MediaTek CPU
Kobo and Sony are very strange bedfellows, but they have slowly begun to do more business with each other in the last four months. The Sony Reader Store officially closed and all purchased eBooks are being sent to Kobo. All existing e-Readers issued by Sony will be getting a firmware update so people can buy content directly from the Kobo Store. A leaked document reports that … [Read more...] about Are Kobo and Sony Collaborating on a new e-Reader?
The tech industry was rife with Aprils Fools Jokes, and it is hard to take seriously any major announcement that transpires on April 1st. Icarus, a Netherlands e-Reader company quietly announced a 3D e-Reader on their website and the entry is still available right on their homepage. Apparently, they have developed a 3D e-Reader with passive eyewear that will give you a more … [Read more...] about Is Icarus Developing a 3D e-Reader?
Google has been up to some interesting changes in its hardware division. While its decision to sell off the Motorola smartphone segment to Lenovo tops the list, there also are a few rumors that are worth paying attention to. First is the rumor that Google is contemplating killing off the Nexus brand as a whole, to be replaced by Google Play Edition devices.However, while … [Read more...] about Google Rumored to Launch Nexus 8 by End-April
Samsung is reported to have initiated mass production of 8 and 10.5 inch AMOLED displays which have led analysts to believe the South Korean company might be prepping AMOLED display based tablet devices for a launch sometime in the near future. Further, with an event as big as the MWC, it would perhaps be safe to conclude we might be treated with working samples of the same … [Read more...] about Samsung Rumored to Launch AMOLED Tablet at MWC 2014
The next tablet segment that has caught on the fancy of tablet makers is obviously those that offer 12+ inch of screen real estate. These are aimed at the enterprise users among others and Apple has been rumored for quite some time now to be fielding a contender in this emerging segment; more so after Samsung has already made the initial move here with the launch of the ‘Pro’ … [Read more...] about Apple Not Likely to Launch iPad Pro Before Q3 2014
Samsung has been experimenting with curved displays for quite some time, although all of its efforts have culminated in just one product so far, the Galaxy Round, which is bent longitudinally along the central spine. That is going to change soon though, what with rumors (courtesy of MovePlayers) claiming Samsung is prepping a tablet version of it as well. Likely to be named … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab Round in the Works
In a nod to the understanding that consumers who read on mobile devices are probably on a time budget, the newly launched full-length issues of Vanity Fair have a new offer: reading times. Originally initiated by Liberty magazine in the 1920s, the reading time feature sorts articles for the reader by how long the article should take, which is perfect for the morning commute or … [Read more...] about Vanity Fair’s iOS Version Sorted by Reading Times
The Reading Rainbow television show was broadcast for almost two decades and it taught young children the value of reading. When the show was cancelled a few years ago, Levar Burton and producer Mark Wolfe sat down and decided what to do next. 18 months later they debuted the Reading Rainbow iOS app and secured partnerships with Natgeo and a number of other media properties. … [Read more...] about Reading Rainbow Android App Tipped by Amazon
There has been a massive leak of internal documents today from Barnes and Noble that claim Microsoft has made a one billion dollar offer to buy the entire Nook brand. This includes all the ebooks, tablets, and e-readers that the company currently offers.Barnes and Noble has sold over 10 million Nook devices since first launching in 2009. Over 7 million people are actively … [Read more...] about Is Barnes and Noble Selling Nook Media to Microsoft?