Kobo Partners with Rdio to Bring Music to Ereader

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Kobo, the Toronto-born ereader maker that was recently purchased by a Japanese web retailer, has partnered with digital music service Rdio.

Rdio, created by the founders of Skype, will now come preloaded on the Android-powered Kobo Vox, bringing socially dynamic music features to the ereader-tablet hybrid.

"By adding Rdio to the Kobo Vox, our subscribers can now easily extend their Rdio listening experience into their reading life, and it gives them yet another platform to access our service," said Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio. "For Kobo customers, we bring a new and unique social approach to music discovery. Reading and listening to music have always been preferred leisure activities and now customers can enjoy them together, seamlessly."

"The Kobo Vox was designed for today's connected consumers," said Michael Serbinis CEO of Kobo. "Finding new books and new music is best done through trusted sources and friends. With Kobo Vox and Rdio, our customers can not only discover new books by connecting with other readers, but also new music from the convenience of one device."

With Rdio on the Kobo Vox, users can search and play music from a catalogue of 12 million songs; connect with people who have similar tastes in music; create your own playlusts and listen to others' playlists; and more.

You can buy the Kobo Vox with Rdio in Canada immediately at Indigo, Future Sgop, Best Buy, or Kobo's e-store for $200.

Company:
Skype
Website:
http://www.skype.com
Location:
Luxembourg, District de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Skype is software that enables the world’s conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Everyday, people everywhere also use Skype to make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles. more

Company:
Kobo, Inc.
Website:
http://www.kobobooks.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kobo is a global eReading service backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holdings. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book on any device. With a catalog of over two million eBooks, and an open platform, Kobo enables retailers, device manufacturers and mobile operators to bring the joy of eReading to customers everywhere. For more... more


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