Kno Launches iPad Textbook App

Kno, the Santa Clara, CA-based e-textbook startup founded by Chegg co-founder Osman Rashid, today announced the release of a beta version of Textbooks, an Apple iPad app that will serve as one platform for Kno’s library of digital textbooks. The app includes social commenting features, higlighting and sticky notes, and other study aids, and Kno says the catalog of discounted e-textbooks accessible from the app includes 70,000 titles. In April, after abandoning plans to build its own e-book reading device to compete with the iPad, Kno raised $30 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, and Advance Publications.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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