Kno Inc., a company developing a digital textbook reader for students, on Sept. 8 said it has received $46 million in the latest round of funding from venture capitalists, AFP reports. Kno said Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm launched by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, was the lead investor, along with Silicon Valley Bank and TriplePoint Capital. Founded in May 2009 and short for "knowledge," Kno is developing a two-panel, touch-screen tablet computer that will allow users to read digital textbooks, take notes, access the web, and run educational applications. "Kno is gearing up to launch the first...

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