Kinokuniya, Sony, Panasonic to cooperate on a joint ebook platform

Kinokuniya, Sony, Panasonic to cooperate on a joint ebook platform eBookstore

A bunch of companies got together today in japan and promised to think about combing their efforts into a mutually compatible ereader platform. (Curiously enough, that's the sum total of the English language  news reports.)

Kinokuniya, Sony, Panasonic, and Rakuten met in Japan today and released a statement stating that they plan "discuss building a system that will allow reciprocal use of their e-book readers and stores by the second half of the year."  the goal of this partnership is a single service that lets users see all ebook purchases from all stores and manage them across all devices.

Hm. it sounds something like what you can already do with DRM free ebooks and calibre.

via Nikkei

press release

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2 Comments

  1. Mike Cane13 June, 2011

    >>>Hm. it sounds something like what you can already do with DRM free ebooks and calibre.

    LMAO!!!!1111

    Reply
    1. Kosie Eloff13 June, 2011

      Indeed, if only there were a simpler solution!

      Reply

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