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New CEO for Kobo 

6 February 2014

Takahito Aiki has been appointed as the new CEO of ereading company Kobo, replacing founder Michael Serbinis, who moves into the role of vice-chairman, reports Publishers Weekly. Aiki joins Kobo...

Rakuten to launch online stores in Australia 

24 October 2012

Kobo parent company Rakuten has announced plans to open new online stores in Australia and India, reports Inside Retail Asia. The Japanese online retailer said the new businesses are part...

In Brief 

16 January 2012

More ReadCloud ebookstores launchedMore independent Australian bookstores have launched their ebookstores with ReadCloud. Birchalls, Bookshuttle, Books and Beyond, Megalong Books, Melbourne University Bookshop, New Edition Bookshop, SPP Bookshop and Sunset...

Rakuten to acquire Kobo 

8 November 2011

Ebook platform provider and online retailer Kobo is to be acquired by Japanese internet service company Rakuten. Rakuten confirmed in a statement its 'definitive agreement' to 'acquire 100% of total...