Dual-Screen tablet maker hopes to reinvent the textbook

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A new dual-screen tablet from California startup Kno aims to make electronic textbooks into a viable business.

It’ll need some luck: Tech giants like Amazon and Apple haven’t yet cracked the e-textbook market, despite multiple attempts.

“If you look at why e-textbooks have failed in the last ten years, the biggest problem is the size of the screen,” says Osman Rashid, co-founder and CEO of Kno. “Textbooks won’t fit into a 10-inch or 12-inch screen so you have to scroll up and down and right and left.”

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