The Rise and Fall of E-ink

Finance Asia has an interesting story on how PVI got the money to buy E-ink Corporation. From the article:

If you've embraced e-books, chances are your carry-on luggage is a kilo or two lighter and the frequency of your recreational reading has increased because you're no longer bound by when you can get to a bookshop. It takes seconds to download a book, and so you do. If you own one of Sony's E-Readers or the Kindle, you owe a thank you to Credit Suisse.

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FYI: Prime View International (PVI) is the primary manufacturer for E-ink. E-ink is a R&D company in Massachusetts that originally developed the technology (and continues to develop it), which they then licensed to PVI. Basically, PVI bought out their business partner.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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