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Chegg Launches New HTML5 Textbook Reader

Apple is expected to announce all sorts of interesting digital textbook news tomorrow, and it clearly has Apple’s competitor’s worried.

Chegg launched a digital textbook rental service back in August, and today they released an updated reading app. The app is written in HTML5, and it can be used in virtually any browser including the iPad.

The update adds a number of features, including crowd-sourced highlights, instant definitions, and access to Chegg’s Homework Help service. Simply highlight a bit of text and select “Ask A Question”. Chegg’s community of subject matter experts should be able to find an answer within 2 hours.

“At Chegg, we strive to make learning technology easier, more accessible and more productive for today’s college students,” said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Chegg. “With Chegg’s all new cloud-based eTextbook Reader, we’re raising the bar on innovation and productivity for our network of students, creating a personal experience connecting them to the most important content and eLearning services they need to get better grades.”

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