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Posts Tagged ‘Kobo’

Who Could See Your eReader Information?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a series of charts comparing privacy policies on various e-reading devices.

They asked an important question and found some unexpected answers: With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form? As you can see by the chart above, Google, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Sony could all potentially share information with law enforcement officials or civil litigants.

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Kobo Expands Self-Publishing Tools

Kobo has also expanded its self-publishing platform Kobo Writing Life by adding new languages. As of today,  the tools are available in German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. The company has plans to release functionality in additional languages over the coming months.

Kobo launched the self-publishing tool in July and has doubled its size month-over-month. The eBook company  will also acquire digital publishing technology company Aquafadas to expand the tools available for formatting digital content. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AppNewser has more: “Aquafadas offers publishers the tools to format magazines, comics and other types of content into rich media content. This includes the ability to make HTML5 content, plugins for InDesign and a comic book creation tool. With the acquisition, Kobo expands its rich media offerings.”

 

Muhammad Ali Sues Kobo Over Slogan

Boxing champion Muhammad Ali has filed a lawsuit against the eReader and digital bookselling company, Kobo.

Bloomberg reports that Ali’s complaint alleges that Kobo used his famous slogan, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” without consent. The slogan and Ali’s name both appeared in a Kobo advertisement featured in The New York Times.

Here’s more from the article: “Ali, 69, seeks a court order blocking Kobo’s use of the slogan and unspecified damages. The advertisement ‘made commercial use of the Muhammad Ali slogan and Muhammad Ali’s name without permission from or compensation to Muhammad Ali Enterprises,’ according to the complaint.” (via Publishers Lunch)