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You'll soon be able to buy ebooks and audiobooks in Walmart

One year ago   |   By Tech Radar

Walmart has joined forces with Japanese company Ratuken, owner of the Kobo ebook platform, to start selling ebooks, ereaders and audiobooks. You'll be able to buy Kobo's Aura-branded ebook readers in Walmart stores, and take your pick from thousands of digital titles from the superstore's website. "The ebook and audiobook offering will be fully integrated into the Walmart online shopping experience, and customers will be able to buy these versions as well as the physical book while shopping for their favorite titles," said Walmart's chief revenue officer Scott Hilton. You won't be able to...
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Walmart joins, well most of its competitors, in selling e-books

Walmart joins, well most of its competitors, in selling e-books

One year ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Most Walmart stores have modest book sections, but now the company plans to expand that with digital books. Walmart announced that it's teamed up with Japan's Rakuten to sell e-books, audiobooks, and Rakuten's Kobo e-readers later this year.
"We have long been a destination for entertainment including digital content-whether movies through VUDU or the digital game cards we sell in our stores," Walmart's statement said. "E-books and audiobooks are a great addition to our assortment. Working with Rakuten Kobo enables us to quickly and efficiently launch a full e-book and audiobook...
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Walmart targets Amazon's Kindle empire by selling Rakuten's Kobo ereaders

Walmart targets Amazon's Kindle empire by selling Rakuten's Kobo ereaders

One year ago   |   By VentureBeat

Walmart and Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten today announced a wide-reaching strategic partnership designed to push each other's products and services in Japan and the U.S.
As part of the deal, Walmart and Rakuten will launch a new online grocery delivery service in Japan via Walmart's local Seiyu GK subsidiary. The joint venture, which will be known as Rakuten Seiyu Netsuper, is expected to launch in the second half of 2018 with a focus on “quality” and “low prices,”
“Rakuten is a strong ecommerce business, and we're excited to collaborate with the top online shopping destination in...
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