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Inkling Turns Your iPad Into a Textbook: The D9 Demo (Video)

Tablets and textbooks are a natural fit, which is why so many companies are scrambling to get into the market.

Inkling is well positioned in several ways: It has millions in funding from top-tier venture firms, as well as contracts with some of the biggest textbook publishers. The fact that CEO Matt MacInnis is a former Apple executive doesn’t hurt, either.

MacInnis showed off his e-books at the D9 conference this month. He only has a couple dozen titles right now, but promises there will be many more by the time schools start again in the fall.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus