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  • Barnes & Noble Announces A Waterproof Nook

    Barnes & Noble Announces A Waterproof Nook

    The Nook is now available in a waterproof version and is the first Nook to sport user profiles, because, you know, couples that read together stay together. Called the Nook GlowLight Plus (because it has a screen that glows), the new version costs $130 and is now available. Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Releases A New Nook-Branded Samsung Tablet

    Barnes & Noble Releases A New Nook-Branded Samsung Tablet

    Alas, poor Nook! I knew him, Reader: a tablet of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: it hath borne me into the library a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. The Nook as we knew it is now a rebadged Samsung tablet and the latest in the family is the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6″ Tablet, a device that features a standard Android… Read More

  • Shelfie Is Shazam For Your Bookshelf

    Shelfie Is Shazam For Your Bookshelf

    If you’re like me, you have a lot of Mad Magazine books from the 1970s, a classic copy of Oui from 1979, and three Hungarian cookbooks. In other words, you’re a well-read individual. But how do you get those books onto your reading device? Shelfie, that’s how. Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Closes International Nook Store

    Barnes & Noble Closes International Nook Store

    The Digital Reader found an interesting email sent to international Nook users about the Nook app for Windows. Essentially it informs international Nook users outside the US or the UK that their content will be removed from Windows machines and their money refunded. “We recently announced that Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have agreed to terminate their commercial… Read More

  • Up Close With The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

    With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, Barnes & Noble has partnered with a major manufacturer to offer their unique – but fading – Nook product. Is it enough? The device itself is a bog-standard Galaxy Tab 4. The name itself, the unwieldy “Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook,” shows who is who in the pecking order and the only real value is in the support offered… Read More

  • Nook And Samsung Announce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, An Android Tablet For Reading

    Nook And Samsung Announce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, An Android Tablet For Reading

    In an effort to bring the Nook platform to a more familiar – and more fully-featured – device, Nook has announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a 7-inch tablet made primarily by Samsung. It includes something called the “Barnes & Noble Advantage,” a deeply linked app that allows for book downloads as well as tech support “It’s the first ever… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Teams With Google To Stem The Amazon Tide

    Barnes & Noble Teams With Google To Stem The Amazon Tide

    In a move clearly designed to counter the rising power of Amazon in the physical bookselling space, Barnes & Noble has debuted a pilot program with Google for same-day delivery of books in Manhattan, West L.A. and the San Francisco Bay area according to a new report by the New York Times. The trial program pairs Google Shopping Express with Barnes & Noble’s brick-and-mortar… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Taps Samsung As Hardware Partner For New NOOK Tablets

    Barnes & Noble Taps Samsung As Hardware Partner For New NOOK Tablets

    Barnes & Noble’s e-reader and tablet division has been in a bit of a tailspin over the past couple of years, but today it announced that it’ll be taking a different approach through a new partnership with Samsung. The partnership brings Samsung on board to create a co-branded version of its Galaxy Tab 4 with custom NOOK software. A 7-inch version goes on sale in the U.S. in… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Confirms Staff Losses At Nook, But Hardware Unit Still Exists

    Barnes & Noble Confirms Staff Losses At Nook, But Hardware Unit Still Exists

    A report from Business Insider earlier today claimed that Barnes & Noble had eliminated its Nook hardware engineering staff in its entirety. Barnes & Noble has confirmed to TechCrunch that there were “job eliminations across the organization,” but stressed that they have not in fact eliminated their hardware division as first reported. Nook spokesperson Mary Ellen… Read More

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