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Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble today announced the formation of a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focused around the existing Nook digital e-reader and e-book business, as well as Barnes & Noble's college business. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in the subsidiary, which is preliminarily being called Newco...
Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market
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Eye-Popping Images Of Amazon's New Kindle Gadgets (GOOG, AMZN)

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Amazon just unveiled a completely new 9-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire HD, that looks like it could finally compete with Apple's iPad. And the device only costs around $300, if you don't want to pay for a wireless network connection. In addition, Amazon released a bunch of updates to its...
Eye-Popping Images Of Amazon's New Kindle Gadgets (GOOG, AMZN)

No Tablet News Yet From Nokia, But It Is Launching Its e-reader Reading App

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There are still some big question marks over what Nokia plans to do in tablets — a market where it is now the only major smartphone maker yet to make a device — but at least Nokia is moving ahead with the launch of tablet-friendly services. Today, it said it...
No Tablet News Yet From Nokia, But It Is Launching Its e-reader Reading App

Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London

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Amazon is expanding its workforce in Europe, announcing that it will set up a new design and development hub in London that will focus on building services for TVs, game consoles and mobile devices, the Evening Standard reports. The company will open its Digital Media Development Centre in Glasshouse Yard...
Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners
Barnes & Noble's Nook sales decline, but bookstores buoyed by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Big e-reader is watching you

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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us?Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, is watching you. Would Orwell...
Big e-reader is watching you

Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

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Barnes and Noble is once again cutting the price of its flagship Nook HD+ and Nook HD tablets which are reduced by up to 30 percent in the US as part of a Mothers Day offer. The short-term deal — which covers Nook.com and physical retail outlets — sees the cost...
Barnes & Noble cuts Nook tablet prices in US by 30% for Mothers Day, Nook HD+ now $179

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design

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Here in the states, at least, the e-reader market is ruled by two bookstore giants: Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And while it's not likely to come barreling into the top two any time soon, Sony has made a fairly strong case for number three, particularly with last year's...
Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

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Of course, today's event wasn't just about the Fires. Amazon's still got a dog in the devoted e-reader race as well. The big news here, of course, is the company's entry into the world of lighted E Ink readers -- coming several months after the release of Barnes &...
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Barnes & Noble Founder Riggio Bids For Stores But Not Nook

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Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio, who still owns 30 percent of the company, has offered to buy the bookseller’s retail operations, but not its Nook e-reader business. The Wall Street Journal forecast Riggio’s offer last night....
Barnes & Noble Founder Riggio Bids For Stores But Not Nook

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

Amazon's Kindle Fire has sold out just in time for the company's next big event

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Amazon has just announced that the Kindle Fire has joined the Kindle Touch on the out-of-stock list, a week before the company's mysterious product announcement. Jeff Bezos has teased that there is an "exciting roadmap ahead," which we'd expect to include at least one touchscreen e-reader and a vastly...
Amazon's Kindle Fire has sold out just in time for the company's next big event

Microsoft And Barnes & Noble Announce Partnership For Ebooks

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble are announcing a new partnership to develop and sell educational ebooks on the Nook e-reader. Microsoft is investing $300 million in the subsidiary, while B&N will own the remaining 82 percent of it. (The new operation is being provisionally called "Newco," though the official release...
Microsoft And Barnes & Noble Announce Partnership For Ebooks
E-Reading Company Kobo Acquires Publishing Platform Aquafadas To Make It Easier To Bring Content To Its Wares

Barnes & Noble shipping GlowLight Nook ahead of schedule (full review)

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Barnes & Noble has started shipping its new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight e-reader and CNET has the full hands-on review. [Read more]...
Barnes & Noble shipping GlowLight Nook ahead of schedule (full review)

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

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Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

Pearson to take on Amazon by buying stake in e-reader venture Nook

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Financial Times owner looks to tap into student market by taking 5% share in digital book venture in a deal worth $89.5mFinancial Times-owner Pearson is to take on Amazon with a move into the e-reader market by purchasing a 5% stake in Nook, Barnes & Noble's digital books venture, in...
Pearson to take on Amazon by buying stake in e-reader venture Nook

Microsoft Is Talking About Spending A Billion To Buy Barnes & Noble's Digital Business (MSFT, BKS)

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Microsoft is offering $1 billion for Nook Media, the digital arm of Barnes & Nobel, reports TechCrunch. This comes from leaked documents that outline the proposal as well as Nook Media's plan to stop using Android by early 2015 as it transitions from being a hardware company to being a...
Microsoft Is Talking About Spending A Billion To Buy Barnes & Noble's Digital Business (MSFT, BKS)
Amazon's Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite finally arrive in Canada

Microsoft May Have Solved A Big Problem With Its Tablet Strategy Today (MSFT, BN)

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This morning, Microsoft dropped $300 million to invest in a new joint venture that will be spun out of Barnes & Noble's digital business. That means Microsoft now owns 17% of a new company that makes a popular product — the Nook e-reader — based on a rival platform, Google's...
Microsoft May Have Solved A Big Problem With Its Tablet Strategy Today (MSFT, BN)
Why I Hate E-Books (AMZN, BKS, AAPL, GOOG)

U.S. Puts Big Kindle Deal on Hold While It Browses E-Reader Market

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The U.S. State Department is reconsidering its Kindle deal with Amazon. The agency, which earlier this summer floated the idea of a $16.5 million no-bid contract with Amazon to purchase some 35,000 Kindle Touches and content, withdrew the proposal this week. Why? That’s not entirely clear, but here’s the official...
U.S. Puts Big Kindle Deal on Hold While It Browses E-Reader Market

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

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There’s something great about subscribing to a newspaper on a dedicated e-reader for automatic daily delivery. Goodbye, wet rolls of paper on the lawn. I love to read the New York Times at all hours on my Kindle Paperwhite. But the overall newspaper experience on Amazon’s Kindle is in need...
Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn't hurt business

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Early this week, Tor Books, a subsidiary of Tom Doherty Associates and the world's leading publisher of science fiction, gave an update on how its decision to do away with Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes has impacted the company. Long story short: it hasn't, really. Tor announced last April...
Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn't hurt business
Kindle Paperwhite shipping estimates now delayed 4 to 6 weeks

OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader. Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes & Noble Inc's Nook. After five years...
OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era
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