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Border disputes are still going on in a bunch of places around the world. That makes life difficult for mapmakers, and especially difficult for the world's favourite online map service, Google Maps. As The Washington Post points out, Google strives to not get stuck in the middle of a territorial struggle, by showing you the border you most likely want to see based on where you're Googling from.


Since REDGroup (owners of Borders and Angus & Robertson) went belly up, Kobo users have been left wondering about access to Australian best sellers, even if they were reassured that books already purchased would remain safe. Enter publishing giant Pearson Australia.


In what is destined to make the purchase of eReaders just a little bit harder in Australia, Borders has announced that it is closing down all of its retail stores around the country.


Gift cards are the perfect gift, right? Wrong! The administrators now running Borders and Angus and Robertson have put an expiry date of April 3 on all gift cards, so if you don't use them by then, you've just wasted your money.


The company behind bookstores Borders and Angus and Robertson is in a lot of financial trouble at the moment. While they've been granted a slight stay of execution, they're in administration, and things aren't looking good. But given that Borders is the driving force behind eBook and eReader sales in Australia, what will happen to the budding electronic book market should RedGroup go completely under?


Yesterday over in the US, Borders filed for bankruptcy. Through what can be seen as coincidence or providence, the company behind the Australian bookstores Borders and Angus & Robertson, RedGroup Retail, has today been placed in voluntary administration. Fortunately, Kobo have assured that all eBooks purchased through the companies are safe.