Originally Posted by bartveld
And will we be able to turn them off? I certainly hope so, but knowing Kobo, I'll first have to absolutely sure before I buy.
For what it is worth:
"On Kobo's new tablets and E Ink eReaders, Beyond the Book offers a way for passionate Readers to discover and engage with content by discovering books, Collections, and online material related to their latest reads and areas of interests. While reading a book, Readers can turn on this feature
to discover content that is related to key subjects within the book."
So, it appears the default is "off".
But, we may learn more, in a few days, if early recipients of the device report in here.