Sony Launches E-Book Joint Venture in Japan

Sony sells plenty of Readers worldwide, but it years ago gave up trying to market them in Japan. Now, just as Apple is about to launch its iPad there, Sony is defending its home turf with a new joint venture designed to solve the problem that stymied its previous e-book attempts: lack of content.

Kobo enters market with a sweet price

Here's a nice one to show Dad your appreciation on Father's Day. Kobo, the cheapest e-book reader thus far is debuting on June 17, but Borders will...