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Blio is a free-to-download e-reader software platform created by Ray Kurzweil that was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January 2010. The Blio e-reader preserves typography and supports color illustrations, features that make it particularly effective for certain categories of books not well supported by E Ink, such as cookbooks and children's books. Blio also comes with text-to-speech integration, with support for both a computerized voice and synchronization with professionally recorded audiobooks.
Blio also has a bookstore, backed by Baker & Taylor. It offers thousands of full color books from hundreds of publishers, with reviews and ratings from Goodreads. Library borrowers may download Baker & Taylor ebooks and audiobooks borrowed from public libraries' Axis 360 platform via the Blio app.
- 3M Cloud Drive
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Amazon Kindle applications
- Barnes & Noble Nook e-Reader applications for third party devices
- Google eBooks
- Kobo eReader
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- Sydell, Laura (January 6, 2010). "Blio: Perhaps The Future Of Books?". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2011-06-10.
- "Homepage". Blio. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "Axis 360 Digital Media Library by Baker & Taylor". Baker-Taylor.com/Axis360. Retrieved August 2013.
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