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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

Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

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A bit of news straight out of left field today that should perk some ears over at Amazon.com HQ: publishing and education company Pearson has announced that it is investing nearly $90 million in cash in NOOK Media, the recently formed joint-venture of Microsoft and Barnes & Noble. The strategic...
Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook business

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Barnes & Noble shares soar as deal with software giant eases fears that bookseller lacks capital to compete with AmazonMicrosoft is challenging Amazon's dominance of the ebook industry with a $300m (£185m) investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook reader and college textbook businesses.News of the deal sent shares in Barnes...
Microsoft invests $300m in Barnes & Noble's Nook ebook business

DailyDirt: What's In A Name?

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There are plenty of marketing gurus who will advise company founders to choose names and logos very carefully -- making sure to avoid confusing names or names without the appropriate gravitas. Then again, there are several companies with names that break the rules. If you're starting a new company, and...
DailyDirt: What's In A Name?

B&N Reports Nook Revenues Are Flat On The Year, Expects To Close $300M Partnership With Microsoft This Fall

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Barnes & Noble just released its 2013 financial first quarter results. The company’s Nook business continues to hold strong, accounting for 13% of the companies revenues last quarter. That’s at the same level from last year. Despite what the company’s CEO says below, the Nook business were essentially stagnant last...
B&N Reports Nook Revenues Are Flat On The Year, Expects To Close $300M Partnership With Microsoft This Fall
Microsoft puts $300M in Barnes & Noble Nook subsidiary to create an e-reading titan

Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)

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Good news, remaining Time Inc. employees! You don’t have to go work for a company based in Des Moines*. As far as the bad news… we’ll get to that. But let’s stay upbeat for a minute, and I’ll try to generate some more optimism for you. Start with some charts,...
Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)
Microsoft Finds A New Nook in E-Books

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft settle Android patent fight

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft on Monday settled an Android patent dispute through a union. An e-reading partnership, Newco, will see Microsoft take a $300 million, or 17.6 percent, stake in a project that should merge Barnes & Noble's Nook business and its college division. In return for the funding,...
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft settle Android patent fight

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble settle Android patent litigation -- Motorola increasingly isolated

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Patent settlements typically come at times when nobody predicts them rather than as a result of court-ordered mediation.Today, Microsoft and Nook maker Barnes & Noble announced a strategic partnership relating to e-reading. Microsoft invests $300 million in exchange for an equity position of approximately 17.6% in a Barnes & Noble spin-off....
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble settle Android patent litigation -- Motorola increasingly isolated

Barnes and Noble’s Ebook Business Gets A Cash Infusion–From Microsoft

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Barnes and Noble's flagship. (flickr.com/edenpictures) Things have been looking awfully upbeat for Amazon lately, with the DOJ taking exception to the $9.99-price-point-busting agency pricing model,  which was designed in part to give publishers more leverage with the online bookseller. But for once, this morning brings some potentially positive news for...
Barnes and Noble’s Ebook Business Gets A Cash Infusion–From Microsoft

Guess who went public? T-Mobile completes MetroPCS deal

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T-Mobile USA began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker TMUS, as its deal of more than $1.5 billion to combine with MetroPCS has closed. The newly combined company opened at $16.25. Based on 2012 results, the combined company would have $24.8 billion of revenue and $2.7...
Guess who went public? T-Mobile completes MetroPCS deal

Microsoft's Nook Deal Boosts B&N, Challenges Android, Doesn't Help Consumers

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So much for Barnes & Noble's standing up to Microsoft's "anticompetitive scheme" against Android. One year after their nasty patent spat flared up, Microsoft and B&N have buried the hatchet with a "strategic partnership" that has Microsoft dumping $300 million into a new subsidiary company. It's a smart investment...
Microsoft's Nook Deal Boosts B&N, Challenges Android, Doesn't Help Consumers
Barnes & Noble to spin off digital Nook business, Microsoft will invest $300 million into it
Microsoft invests $300 million in Barnes & Noble

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum
Time Warner Dumps Time Inc., and Wall Street Loves It
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