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AMNews: Waterstone's ereader, Nintendo 3DS & Wii U Doldrums, Google Music Web App for iOS Devices

It has come to light that Waterstone's is planning to launch its own e-reader device to rival Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook in the lucrative ebook market. Speaking to BBC’s Radio 4, the company’s managing director James Daunt said that the device was inspired by Barnes and Nobel’s Nook Android-based colour ebook reader.

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo looks set to kill the current version of the Nintendo 3DS as the appeal of the third dimension in gaming isn't strong enough to pull in developers and customers. One of the rumours singled out by the French tech website hints at a new version of the 3DS which would come out in 2012 and would move away from using 3D as its main selling point.

Google has launched its Google Music service for iOS-based devices as a web app. Google Music, which will rival Apple’s iCloud and Amazon’s Cloud Player, allows users to stream music they have stored on their Google Locker account. Before this, the service was only available for Android users as an application available for the Android Market.

Gaming behemoth Nintendo is having some serious issues with its next generation console the Wii U according to the second article published by French tech website 01net. The news entity explains that Nintendo has sought to keep costs low in order to improve its margin.

Microsoft has tested superfast boot times for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system in a new video. Judging by the video, Windows 8 will be able to reach the start screen after being turned on in less than 10 seconds, which is good news for people who to know what it's like waiting for Windows to start.

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Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.