In a world where even Amazon is turning focus away from black-and-white ereaders, Sony has decided to step back into the market.
PayPal's launched a new mobile payment service aimed at smaller vendors that allows customers to make several different types of payment using their mobile phone.
Google's launched a Flipboard-style app allowing users to pull in sources like RSS and online publications into a single magazine-style reader.
Flipboard has shrunk down and reengineered its iPad magazine-reading app to create an iPhone version.
Until now, Sony's e-reader product line has very much fallen by the wayside thanks to the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iPad.
A Canadian start-up which aggregates iPad news publications has been served with a cease-and-desist letter from a group of angry publishers.
If you were hoping to be able to buy digital books through Sony's platform on the iPad, kiss that dream goodbye. Apple has rejected Sony's submission of a Reader app because it allows financial transactions to take place outside of Apple.
Still trying to compete against a market dominated by the Kindle and Nook, Sony's e-reader platform is going mobile soon, with plans to unveil Sony Reader apps for the iPhone and Android.
After it has loomed in the background for months and months without even trying to make a splash, Sony has finally brought something new to the table in the e-reader market.
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Amazon has unwrapped a special edition of its Kindle e-book shop and reader application for Apple's long-awaited iPad.