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  • B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition

    B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition

    Microsoft really wants to make sure it can compete against Amazon and Apple in the e-books space — and it’s putting its money where its mouth is. In addition to the $300 million Microsoft is investing for a 17.6 percent stake in Newco, the un-named subsidiary that will now house B&N’s Nook and other digital businesses, it looks like it is putting other money towards… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Misses In Q3; NOOK Business Up 38 Percent To $542M

    Barnes & Noble Misses In Q3; NOOK Business Up 38 Percent To $542M

    Barnes and Noble reported earnings this morning, with total sales increasing 5% compared to the prior year, from $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion, falling short of analyst expectations. Net income was $52 million, which is flat with the previous year’s earnings. Third quarter earnings per share was $0.71; missing analyst expectations of $1.01 per share. The company said retail sales in… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble To Take On Amazon (Again) With A New 8GB Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble To Take On Amazon (Again) With A New 8GB Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble seemed pleasantly surprised when they announced their Nook Tablet “exceeded expectations” over the holidays, but their 70% year-over-year jump in device sales paled in comparison to rival Amazon’s 177%. That their flagship Nook Tablet cost a full $50 more than the Kindle Fire certainly didn’t help, but that should change soon — according to… Read More

  • Teams With Barnes & Noble For eBook Storefront Teams With Barnes & Noble For eBook Storefront is looking to expand its brand into the realm of ebooks. But the online retailer is doing it a tad differently. Instead of signing partnerships with publishers, building a vertical retail platform and establishing a presence in the marketplace, the company briefly known as simply inked a deal with ebook giant Barnes & Noble. Easy peasy ebook squeezy. Read More

  • Barnes and Noble To Debut $249 Nook Tablet On November 16?

    Barnes and Noble To Debut $249 Nook Tablet On November 16?

    Amazon’s Kindle Fire turned its fair share of heads this past September, but rival Barnes and Noble wasn’t just sitting around twiddling their thumbs with the Fire grabbed headlines. Barnes and Noble has already tested the tablet/reader concept with the Nook Color, and now Engadget reports that the company is ready for round 2 with the new Nook Tablet. Read More

  • Fly or Die on Playbook Vs. Color Nook

    Fly Or Die: The BlackBerry Playbook Vs. The Color Nook

    Tablets and electronic book readers are on a collision course. In this episode of Fly or Die , ChrunchGear editor John Biggs and I discuss the pros and cons of the new BlackBerry Playbook and the Color Nook from Barnes & Noble. The PlayBook is fast and a solid effort from our much-beleaguered Canadian friends. But is it too little, too late? If you are a BackBerry user and want a tablet… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Nook Subscribers Will Be Able To Access The For Free

    A week after Amazon Kindle New York Times subscribers received word that their subscriptions granted them free access to the paper’s website, Barnes & Noble Nook subscribers will also be able to access for free. The New York Times announced its paywall a few weeks ago , which allows for free access to a set amount of content across digital platforms. The Nook subscription… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: NookColor For $199, Until 3PM ET

    The NookColor is one of Barnes and Noble’s entrants to the e-reader market and is considered to be up there with the Kindle. It launched the last half of 2010 with a $249 price tag, but with this amazing CrunchDeal, you can have it for 20% off, or $199. If you’re unfamiliar with the NookColor, or want to learn more, check out John Biggs’ review. Read More

  • Barnes & Noble: Online Holiday Sales Up 67 Percent Thanks To The NOOK's Popularity

    The holiday season appears to have treated Barnes & Noble well, thanks in part to a strong demand for the company’s eReader the NOOK. The company just issued a release stating that it sold its entire inventory of NOOKcolor and E-Ink devices over the holiday season. Of course, we knew that the NOOK was a bestseller for Barnes & Noble. The company issued a release following the… Read More

  • Spring Design's Lawsuit Against Barnes & Noble Nook Must Continue

    Bad news for Barnes & Noble this morning. A judge has decided that the lawsuit being pursued by Spring Design against it can continue. Spring Design alleges that B&N ripped off its idea of a dual-screen e-book reader, and must now feel the wrath of its mighty lawyers. Read More

  • Colorín, Colorado: Barnes And Noble Debuts NOOKbooks En Español

    Looks like Barnes and Noble has launched NOOKbooks en español, which, as you may have guessed, is a store that sells libros españoles. (I’ve no idea why Barnes and Noble insists on random capitalization when it comes to Nook stuff, however.) The books sold there are compatible with all makes and models of the Nook universe, including the new Nook Color. Read More