USA Today: Inkling opens textbooks on iPad

Matt MacInnis believes college textbooks are heavy, expensive and outdated. That’s why he decided to reinvent them as a multimedia experience for the iPad.

“We’re trying to bring textbooks forward to the 21st century,” he says.

San Francisco-based Inkling is the start-up he formed to bring next-generation textbooks to the iPad. Chapters of such educational tomes can be purchased for $2.99 a pop at the iTunes App Store. In early tests, students rave. Several colleges have jumped on board, using Inkling textbooks with college-mandated iPads for fall courses.

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