The New York Times tipped that a new eReader from Barnes & Noble is currently in the midst of getting its final touches. The new eReader from Barnes & Noble will be the fifth in its line of digital reading devices called the Nook. The details of the eReader are scant, but what we do [...]
Splitting Nook from Barnes & Noble may not be a good idea for the digital branch after all. In releasing their fourth quarter earnings, Barnes & Noble showed an overall positive holiday quarter, but Nook is bringing them down. Nook revenue fell 55% over last year, casting doubt on which of Barnes & Noble’s two halves (physical or digital) is really failing.
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have officially parted ways on the Nook. The digital reader turned tablet saw an investment from Microsoft in 2012 to the tune of $300 million. At the time, the cash gave Microsoft an 18% stake in Nook.
For a long while, it looked as if Microsoft and Barnes & Noble would become more than just firm friends. The pair had been entangled in a similarpartnershipthat the software giant had withNokia, throwing $300 million to support the ailing bookseller.
This week the folks at Barnes & Noble announced that they'd be buying back the shares of Nook they'd sold over the past several years. This began with an October 2012 investment by Microsoft of $300 million dollars to create Nook Media LLC. Two months later, British education and publishing company Pearson purchased a stake in Nook for $89.5 million.
Gadgets are always a welcome gift and so expect a lot of OEMs to offer big discounts during this holiday season. If it's an ebook reader that can also be a tablet that you're looking for, Barnes & Noble is offering their Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook at a discounted rate during their annual Discovery Weekend from November 21-23.
This morning Barnes & Noble's NOOK family expanded with an app that'll turn the audio on with books. The NOOK Audiobooks App is the first "no-commitment" app from Barnes & Noble to offer audiobooks for both Android smartphones and tablets - that means no subscription costs or anything - and it'll be released by the ned of this week.
There are a lot of Android tablets on the market. It’s a dizzying array of screens, processors, manufacturers, and price. One OEM is bowing out of the race, and will instead focus on a segment the tablet was unable to kill off entirely: eReaders.
One of the things that HTC has been doing recently is branching out into consumer photography gear with a line of products in the EYE brand. HTC has also been wrapping some of the EYE tech into smartphones; one of those devices is the HTC One M8 EYE that was unveiled in China recently.
For those times you'd rather have someone else read to you, Barnes and Noble isoutfitting Android deviceswith an app that does just that.NookAudiobooks taps into the retailer's library of over 50,000 titles via the aforementioned phones and tablets, accessing listener-friendly versions of works like Gillian Flynn'sGone Girl.
Some details of a new smartphone from HTC have leaked and the device is the HTC Hima. The Hima is believed to be the replacement for the HTC One and the leaked details come from a leaker called Upleaks. It’s worth noting that Upleaks is notoriously accurate with the information offered. That means as far as leaks go this information is as good as it gets.
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, owns a space exploration company. Lawrence J. Ellison, chairman of the Oracle Corporation, has his own private Hawaiian island.And last year, Jeff Bezos, who as chief executive of Amazon has made billions turning the book publishing business on its head, decided to buy one of the country’s oldest newspapers, The Washington Post. But, according to Mr.
I hate keys. They get lost, freeze up, fall on the ground, take up space in my pocket, and scratch things like my smartphone. And, now that my car has keyless entry and ignition, I even get annoyed at carsthat require me to dig in my pocket and take out the keys. Such a hassle.
BRUSSELS — Legislators at the European Parliament who have long sought tough antitrust action against Google called on Friday for a resolution suggesting that Google be broken up into separate companies.The parliament has no formal power over antitrust policy in the European Union, and the resolution, which also covers a range of issues concerning digital consumers in Europe, would be nonbinding.
The New York Times is unfortunately having to cut another 100 people from its newsroom . The paper blames "the financial plight of the news business" for these cuts, which isn't quite fair. Many news organizations are doing fine, and some are doing great. What's really forcing these cuts is the challenge of a newspaper business transitioning to a digital news business.