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Amazon Misses: Q4 Sales Up 22 Percent To $21.3B, Net Income Down 45 Percent To $97M

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Amazon just reported lower than expected fourth quarter earnings today. Net income decreased 45% to $97 million in the fourth quarter, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with $177 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2011. Net sales increased 22% to $21.27 billion in the fourth quarter,...
Amazon Misses: Q4 Sales Up 22 Percent To $21.3B, Net Income Down 45 Percent To $97M

Barnes & Noble fixes Nook Simple Touch sync issue

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The e-book seller fixes the library syncing problem overnight, after at least two weeks of complaints. [Read more]...
Barnes & Noble fixes Nook Simple Touch sync issue

Nook Searches for Niche

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Barnes & Noble said its digital-book business reported a wider operating loss as Nook e-reader device sales fell, underscoring the tough competition in the field. While the book seller's overall loss narrowed, Wall Street was looking for more improvement....
Nook Searches for Niche

Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

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Book seller Barnes & Noble confessed that customers who have shopped recently in one of 63 stores in the US may have credit card information stolen. The company had discovered about September 14 that one PIN entry pad in each of its retail store had been broken into by hackers....
Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

Briefly: Nook HD+ deal, Inn at the Presidio iPad magazines

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Book seller Barnes and Noble announced today that it will be offering a free Simple Touch e-book reader for free to purchasers of the Nook HD+ tablet starting next week. The Simple Touch was reduced to $79 after a winter of poor sales, and the move may be an attempt...
Briefly: Nook HD+ deal, Inn at the Presidio iPad magazines

Amazon's eBook Business Is Up 70 Percent, but It's Still Not Disclosing Kindle Sales

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Amazon is still not saying how many Kindles it is selling, even though the e-book business has become a “multi-billion category” for the retailer. But whatever those sales numbers were, they would have been higher last year if Amazon hadn’t sold out of its flagship e-reader, said Amazon’s CFO Tom...
Amazon's eBook Business Is Up 70 Percent, but It's Still Not Disclosing Kindle Sales

Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center

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Microsoft is expanding to Brazil with a $100 million tech center investment. Within the next four years, Rio de Janeiro will be host to the Summer Olympics, the World Cup, and now after one year of negotiations, a $100 million Microsoft advanced technology center. As first reported by Agencia Estado,...
Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center
Bezos on eBooks: Amazon is 'now seeing the transition we've been expecting'
Amazon's digital metamorphosis: ebooks up 70 percent, video spikes as print books flatten

Nook Simple Touch users irate that it won't sync their e-books

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Customers took to the message boards for over two weeks to find out why the Barnes & Noble device was not syncing. According to the discussion, the e-book seller is aware of the problem. [Read more]...
Nook Simple Touch users irate that it won't sync their e-books
AMZN Q4 2012: Amazon's fourth quarter earnings in 60 seconds or less

Penguin files settlement to end e-book price fixing suit

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The United States Department of Justice confirmed today that the Penguin group has made a settlement offer in New York District Court to end its ongoing e-book price fixing antitrust investigation. If accepted by the Department of Justice and the judge, only Apple and Macmillan will remain as defendants in...
Penguin files settlement to end e-book price fixing suit

Why Apple is the stumbling block in Amazon's ebook transition

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Nobody can predict the future, but Amazon thinks that when it comes to ebooks the writing is on the wall. “We’re now seeing the transition we’ve been expecting,” CEO Jeff Bezos said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday. “After five years, ebooks is a multi-billion dollar category for...
Why Apple is the stumbling block in Amazon's ebook transition

The Nook HD and HD+ Get Google Play, Knocking Down The Wall On The Barnes & Noble Android Garden

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The Nook HD and HD+ got a great update late last night (via Engadget), as Barnes & Noble finally moved away from its closed and system-specific app and media ecosystem. The two Android tablets now offer Google Play, and new devices will ship with the app pre-loaded, while existing owners...
The Nook HD and HD+ Get Google Play, Knocking Down The Wall On The Barnes & Noble Android Garden

BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10

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RIM is still bathing in the afterglow of yesterday’s Q2 2013 fiscal results not being quite as awful as some had feared. The company remains in the invidious position of having to flog an out-of-date OS (BB7) while it tries to get its next-gen OS, BB10, ready for lift off at...
BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10

This Fund Took A Huge Stake In Barnes & Noble Just A Few Days Ago, And Now It's Up $70 Million (BKS)

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Shares of Barnes & Noble spiked more than 80% in pre-market trading Monday following news that Microsoft invested $300 million in a joint venture. While a bunch hedge funds are making a fortune this morning thanks to their stakes in the book seller, no one is killing it as much as event-driven hedge fund...
This Fund Took A Huge Stake In Barnes & Noble Just A Few Days Ago, And Now It's Up $70 Million (BKS)

B&N unveils Nook for Web; A 7-inch Nook rumored for fall

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Today, Barnes & Noble announced the Nook for Web, giving users access to B&N’s Nook store via any PC or Mac. The free access means users can browse titles and start reading without downloading software or signing up for an account.  The book seller said that additional Nook browsing capabilities...
B&N unveils Nook for Web; A 7-inch Nook rumored for fall

Incredible! Whitney Tilson May Have Just Made The Best-Timed Trade That We Have Ever Heard Of

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Everyone is still talking about Barnes & Nobles' stock, which surged Monday following news that Microsoft invested $300 million in a joint venture.  The stock was last up more than 62% during mid-day trading.  A bunch of hedge funds are making a fortune today, especially Barry Rosenstein's JANA Partners, which disclosed...
Incredible! Whitney Tilson May Have Just Made The Best-Timed Trade That We Have Ever Heard Of

Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing

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Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook today announced the launch of Nook Press, a self-publishing platform to help the e-reader and e-book seller attract more self-publishing authors. The platform will help Nook compete with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, providing a content creation and management tool that builds on Barnes & Noble’s...
Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing Platform To Compete With Kindle Direct Publishing

Barnes & Noble to Release New Nook Tablet This Spring

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According to the New York Times, Barnes & Noble is currently working a new Nook eReader that should be ready for retail sometime this spring. Unfortunately not much is known about the tablet but it’s believed to be Android powered and is getting its final touches as we speak....
Barnes & Noble to Release New Nook Tablet This Spring

Microsoft invests $300M in Barnes & Noble’s Nook spin off, settles patent litigation

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Looking to jumpstart the company’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft today announced a $300 million investment in Barnes & Noble’s Nook business unit. As part of the deal, Microsoft will take a 17.6 percent stake in the new spin-off, a unit which has yet to be named but is...
Microsoft invests $300M in Barnes & Noble’s Nook spin off, settles patent litigation

PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support

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Did you take umbrage with Barnes & Noble's efforts to hoard all your Nook Tablet storage for its own content? Well, the book seller has made good on its promise to reassign a portion of your 16GB hard drive, opening up 8GB for personal content and leaving 5.5GB for...
PSA: Nook Tablet can be repartitioned in-store, Android app adds comic support

Amazon reports increased operating income, ebook sales up 70% in 2012

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Amazon announced fourth-quarter and full year 2012 earnings report roughly in line with investor expectations Tuesday afternoon. Revenue was up 22 percent, to $21.27 billion, for the quarter and the much-watched operating income up 45 percent to $405 million. Net income was down 45 percent, to $97 million or $0.21...
Amazon reports increased operating income, ebook sales up 70% in 2012

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble launch e-reading joint venture

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have finalized the creation of a joint venture that will deliver e-reading applications, and the new company will be called Nook Media LLC, the book seller said on Thursday....
Microsoft, Barnes & Noble launch e-reading joint venture
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