As rumors go, this is one the juiciest ones to come around this year. Barnes and Noble is the biggest in the books business, as far as retail presence goes. But the company has seen better days. It recorded a net loss of $6.1 million, partly due to its Nook tablet business where revenues fell [...]
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The plot thickens. The website TheVerge is reporting that Barnes and Noble have ruled out any involvement in Microsoft's mystery announcement today. Update: A Barnes & Noble spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the company is not part of Microsoft's announcement, stating "we are not part of their announcement." Interesting - the plot thickens...
Yesterday (Monday), Microsoft teamed up bookselling giant Barnes & Noble in a joint venture. This is squarely aimed at grabbing a bigger share of the rapidly growing market for electronic books. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focusing on the bookseller's Nook tablet, and its college businesses. [...]
Barnes & Noble is throwing their hat into theb tablet ring with the Nook Tablet. This is a $249 lightweight tablet optimzed for reading e-books, streaming movies and browsing the Web. This Nook is the next-generation of the Nook Color device that they revealed last year. With this tablet, Barnes and Noble clearly plan to [...]