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Lekiosk shoots for 1m downloads with new Windows 8 launch

Lekiosk shoots for 1m downloads with new Windows 8 launch
Phil Tottman


Devices / Android / July 4th 2013 at 11:31AM

Wants to become the Spotify of magazines as one in two brits now read digital titles.

Following the $7.1 million secured in the series B round to expand into new markets, digital publication app lekiosk introduces itself onto Windows 8 devices, upping the competition against Apple and Android which both have built-in digital newsstands.

Users can browse, sample and purchase any of the 200 English language titles from a rotating 3D kiosk. The chosen publications are then saved to a personalised library and can be read in HD when ever the user pleases. 

The service was initially launched in the UK in 2012 and began its life in France where it has been downloaded on one in four iPads across the country.

To date the lekiosk apps have been downloaded 900,000 times since January 2011, meaning that the move to Windows 8 could tip it over the edge to reach the ever desired one million milestone.

Nathaniel Philippe, head of international business development at lekiosk, said: "One in two brits are now reading digital magazines, and tablets are really helping to drive this trend. 

"The launch of Windows 8 put Microsoft on a much more level playing field with Apple and Android, and if the latest statistics are anything to go by, consumers agree. Windows 8 has sold over 60 million licenses and its popularity is set to rocket over the next few years."


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