There have been recent rumors that Microsoft is currently developing its own reading app for Windows, one that would allow interactive reading of books, magazines and comics. A Microsoft job listing a few weeks back even confirmed that something was cooking over at Redmond. And now there is another hint that such an...

The Nook app has been available for quite some time on the Windows Store, but Barnes & Noble has just given it a new polish while taking it international. First up, the app now fully supports Windows 8.1. And while availability was initially limited to the US, the application is now available in no less than 32...

I love it when anonymous employees come to the rescue and quash (there’s that word again) some rumors. Not often does this happen, but it is usually is quite interesting when it does. Speculation that Microsoft is interested in acquiring Nook Media has long been reported in the media. One such rumor came our way in...

In a rumor that would surprise absolutely no one, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is said to be on a bit of a shopping spree recently. And insider sources are now saying the technology titan is looking to take over Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media division. There is nothing official on this yet, but TechCrunch is reporting that...

Remember books? I used to actually read them. Now, the only books I own that are printed on actual paper are really just decorations for my office. They make me look smarter. As for the books I actually read, though? Those are all digital. Even before there was an iPad, there was a Kindle, and an ereader / ebook...

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 more than 26 percent to a...

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...

While Zune never quite managed the success of its biggest rival, the iPod, most users that actually owned one (like myself) tend to agree it was quite a good device. I loved the menu system in the later Zunes and honestly liked it better than my iPod. Despite this, the business of selling Zunes fell hard and Microsoft...

In a somewhat curious move, Microsoft is making a $300 million dollar investment into Barnes & Noble’s Nook digital-book business. This new move will give Microsoft a 17.6% stake in the Nook-side of the business and will cement a deal that includes Nook integration and an app into Windows 8. Last year Microsoft sued...