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Mini tablets: size matters in Christmas battle between internet giants

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Sales war could determine whether Apple, Google or Amazon comes to dominate the fastest-growing area of computingIt is a battle of internet titans, but fought on a tiny scale: amid the wrapping paper and badly fitting jumpers, millions of people around Britain unwrapped a 7in tablet this Christmas. But will it...
Mini tablets: size matters in Christmas battle between internet giants

Barnes and Noble's Nook Sales Suggest Microsoft Has Bet on the Wrong Horse Once Again

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Look upon my works ye mighty and despair. (Photo: flickr.com/acrider The numbers are in for Barnes and Noble's most recent quarter, and matters could definitely be better. Let's put it this way: When a company's bottom line is bouyed by the runaway popularity of a raunchy romance--rather than by sales...
Barnes and Noble's Nook Sales Suggest Microsoft Has Bet on the Wrong Horse Once Again

Barnes & Noble's Q4 and FY 2012: revenue up, losses up, hopes Microsoft hurries up

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Barnes & Noble has released its financial results for both the final quarter and full financial year of 2012. It's a picture of a company that's holding steady in the face of continued onslaught from its rivals, albeit with some hope on the horizon. In preparation for its as-yet-unnamed...
Barnes & Noble's Q4 and FY 2012: revenue up, losses up, hopes Microsoft hurries up

Changes for retailers as ebook revolution moves abroad

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As international publishers and booksellers gather at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week, one big question is what the transition to digital reading will look like outside the United States. At the Publishers Launch Frankfurt conference on Monday, retailers discussed what they are seeing so far. Barnes & Noble is...
Changes for retailers as ebook revolution moves abroad
Barnes & Noble's Nook sales decline, but bookstores buoyed by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Local newspapers' crisis: ex-editor on how to reverse decline

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Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* is taken from a chapter by former Hull Daily Mail editor John Meehan.He argues that the industry needs to get on to the front foot in order to build a secure future. To that end, he has come up with something...
Local newspapers' crisis: ex-editor on how to reverse decline
Barnes & Noble Delivers New 8GB Tablet, Disappointing Earnings

Why telcos may finally be moving past app store envy

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Remember the early days of mobile content, before the iPhone, when you’d fire up your mobile browser and see your operator’s “portal”? Those portals are still around, incredibly, but not for much longer. Juniper Research has just put out a report about mobile content business models and, according to the...
Why telcos may finally be moving past app store envy

Digital entertainment downloads top £1bn for first time in 2012

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Music, TV, film and game downloads fail to boost high street as physical sales fall 17.6%Downloads of music, TV shows, films and video games topped £1bn in the UK for the first time in 2012, with digital entertainment sales now accounting for almost a quarter of the market.However, despite the...
Digital entertainment downloads top £1bn for first time in 2012

Barnes & Noble reports Q2 2013 earnings: digital content sales up 38%, Nook unit rakes $160 million

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Barnes & Noble's Nook unit didn't have its greatest quarter. The $160 million in revenue the new Microsoft-backed spin off raked in was slightly better than last year's $152 million, but still a significant drop from $220 million. In a sign of the growing ubiquity of e-readers however, digital...
Barnes & Noble reports Q2 2013 earnings: digital content sales up 38%, Nook unit rakes $160 million

Today in Tech: Barnes and Noble sales take a big hit

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Also: The future as per Google CEO Larry Page; eBay experiments with drop-offs and pick-ups.  Barnes & Noble's bad holiday: Nook, store and BN.com sales down [PAIDCONTENT] The Nook segment -- which includes devices, digital content and accessories -- had revenues of $311 million, down 12.6 percent from last year*...
Today in Tech: Barnes and Noble sales take a big hit
Amazon's Gain Is Barnes & Noble's Loss? Stores, Nook And BN.com All See Holiday Sales Decline

ComScore: Black Friday online spending rings in at a record $1.04 billion

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Considering the parody-worthy dangers of America's busiest shopping day, it's no surprise to hear that online consumerism is on the rise. According to ComScore, 57.3 million Americans took their wallets to digital storefronts on Black Friday, spending a record $1.04 billion in the process. "With Black Friday online sales...
ComScore: Black Friday online spending rings in at a record $1.04 billion

Flat stance on content pricing is what got Apple in trouble with the DoJ

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Apple views publications the same way it views apps, which is apparently why the company pushed for the agency model when penning deals with publishers to put their e-books on the iBookstore in 2010. The attitude was revealed in a short quote from Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services...
Flat stance on content pricing is what got Apple in trouble with the DoJ

New Yorker Demands Licensing Fee To Repost 'Nipplegate' Comic On Facebook

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Last week, we were among many who discussed the so-called "Nipplegate" scandal, in which overly prudish (or overly busy) Facebook moderators decided that a pair of dots representing nipples in a comic drawing of Adam and Eve constituted a "female nipple bulge". Such bulges have been deemed scandalous to society...
New Yorker Demands Licensing Fee To Repost 'Nipplegate' Comic On Facebook

paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

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There is no doubt who the biggest dog on the digital-media block is. Google (again) tops our paidContent 50 list. It accounted for a full quarter of the total digital revenues on the list. But the Mountain View firm’s growth came not from successful expansion into new revenue lines like social...
paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

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How much in content sales does it take for Amazon to earn a 20 percent profit margin on its Kindle Fire hardware? About $10 per month, which generates $3 once Amazon takes its 30 percent cut. Senior analyst at ABI Research, Aapo Markkanen, estimated by doing the math last week,...
Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow

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The Financial Times is still signing up new digital subscribers, but at the slowest rate since iPad lit up its business model in mid-2010. It attracted 17,000 new digital subscribers in the final three months of 2011, parent Pearson (NYSE: PSO) report. That is 6.8 percent more subscribers than...
FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow

Barnes & Noble Posts a Profit, but Sales of Digital Content Slows

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The bookseller reported a modest profit for its fiscal second quarter and expects digital content sales to pick up after the holiday season....
Barnes & Noble Posts a Profit, but Sales of Digital Content Slows

Barnes & Noble Q1 revenues up slightly, but Nook device sales fall

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Barnes & Noble reported first quarter earnings for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday morning. The bookstore chain’s revenues were up slightly, to $1.45 billion, and in line with analyst estimates of $1.48 billion. But Nook sales were flat, despite the launch of the Nook Tablet and front-lit Nook e-reader during...
Barnes & Noble Q1 revenues up slightly, but Nook device sales fall

Poor Nook Sales Sink Barnes & Noble's Revenues

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The ebook is still central to B&N's strategy, but it's not selling. Barnes & Noble revealed disappointing third quarter finances this morning, including a serious decline in revenues from its Nook digital ereaders. Overall revenues were $2.2 billion, down 8.8% year on year, and its earnings were just $55...
Poor Nook Sales Sink Barnes & Noble's Revenues

Amazon Will Reportedly Launch A 10-Inch Quad-Core Tablet Alongside New Metal-Clad 7-Inch Fire

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Amazon is said to be working on the next version of the Kindle Fire with more premium materials, including some type of metal casing. But perhaps even better (depending on your size preferences), the long-standing rumor that Amazon is allegedly working on a 10-inch tablet have resurfaced. BGR reports that...
Amazon Will Reportedly Launch A 10-Inch Quad-Core Tablet Alongside New Metal-Clad 7-Inch Fire

Barnes & Noble Battles Amazon’s Fire With $199 Nook

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Barnes & Noble is fighting fire with fire. The bookstore chain unveiled a $199 version of its Nook tablet Tuesday morning, matching the price for Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire. The new Nook tablet will have 8 gigabytes of built-in memory, the same as the Kindle Fire. Both the Nook tablet...
Barnes & Noble Battles Amazon’s Fire With $199 Nook

Why Amazon might buy TI's mobile chip business

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Amazon is considering a bid for Texas Instruments’ mobile chip business unit. The Next Web noticed that an Israeli news site, Calcalist, reported on Monday that the deal is in advanced negotiations and will be valued at billions of dollars; TI’s market cap is currently $32.35 billion. Texas Instruments’ OMAP line...
Why Amazon might buy TI's mobile chip business

BBC begins UltraViolet streaming access for DVDs

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BBC Worldwide is the latest TV and movie distributor to join the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) consortium, as it looks to beef up its online content sales. The company will UltraViolet-enable some of its DVDs, meaning customers who buy TV shows on plastic can get access to stream the same...
BBC begins UltraViolet streaming access for DVDs

Amazon: Video Game Revenue Down, Physical Book Sales Up

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Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak offered more details this afternoon during an analyst earnings call about the company’s disappointing fourth quarter When it comes to physical media, Szkutak said the biggest hit to revenue came in the area of video game sales, which includes both console and game sales (but not games...
Amazon: Video Game Revenue Down, Physical Book Sales Up
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

So long, break-even

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The following is another excerpt from a report titled “iTunes Business Review” which will soon be available for purchase through the Asymco Store. If you are interested in the product please get in touch. — iTunes store will be 10 years old next month. From its inception Apple has stated...
So long, break-even

Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for

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Newly surfaced Amazon.com job postings provide some interesting clues about the company’s push into original programming. An Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, is seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.” As noted...
Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for
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