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Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

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Author J.K. Rowling's "Pottermore" website has finally put the entire Harry Potter series on sale, including both digital audiobooks and e-books compatible with all major electronic book reading devices. Despite their massive popularity, Harry Potter books have remained off-limits to the Amazon Kindle store and other major e-book platforms....
Modern muggles rejoice! Harry Potter e-books finally on sale

Barnes & Noble working on a new Nook, finally going international

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Barnes & Noble is reportedly working on a new e-reader device that could help the book publisher take on both Amazon and the international market. Barnes & Noble’s line of Nook e-reader devices, which first debuted in 2009, are helping the company boost its digital sales of e-books. The Nook...
Barnes & Noble working on a new Nook, finally going international

Nook vs. Nook

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Q: I would like to get my mother a Nook Color. Are they near to releasing a new Nook Color? What are the differences with the Nook Tablet? Can’t you surf the Web with Wi-Fi on the Nook Color? A: I know of no plans by Barnes & Noble to...
Nook vs. Nook
Barnes & Noble opens fire at Amazon with new NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ tablets (hands-on)

Barnes and Noble reinvigorates Nooks with access to Google Play store

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One new small icon has huge meaning for Barnes and Nobles' Nook line. The Nook HD and Nook HD+ e-readers now have access to the full Google Play store, according to a press release Friday from Barnes and Noble. The move knocks down a major wall between Barnes and...
Barnes and Noble reinvigorates Nooks with access to Google Play store

Barnes & Noble preps mystery Nook Audio product

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Barnes & Noble is readying a mystery product that could lead to an expansion into audio. A product page for a Nook Audio has shown up on Barnes & Noble's own online store with an OE250 model name. AS the name isn't connected to existing Nooks and hasn't cleared the...
Barnes & Noble preps mystery Nook Audio product

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

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

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Barnes & Noble’s largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, made an offer Monday to buy out the struggling company and take it private—except its Nook and college bookstore management divisions. The latest Nooks were announced back in September 2012. If the offer is completed, the move would be an abrupt retreat...
Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

Why hardware startups should pay attention to the Nook's decline

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Back in 2009, I was traveling in Shenzhen, China for my book on international entrepreneurs. Despite warnings I got in Beijing that hoodlums in Shenzhen made a practice of riding up onto the sidewalk on mopeds and breaking tourists’ legs before robbing them, it was a place I had to see....
Why hardware startups should pay attention to the Nook's decline
Amazon's Gain Is Barnes & Noble's Loss? Stores, Nook And BN.com All See Holiday Sales Decline

Why Microsoft Is Tying B&N's Nook to Windows, Office And Bing

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A new job posting from Barnes & Noble indicates that the Nook e-reader will be tied into the Microsoft platform, including Windows, Office and the company's Bing search engine. It's an indication that e-books mean more than just another item to sell; they're now a broader part of the content...
Why Microsoft Is Tying B&N's Nook to Windows, Office And Bing

Whoa! Did The Nook Have Better Sales Than The Kindle In March? (AMZN, BKS)

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While we focus on the iPad-Kindle war, another Kindle rival may have quietly eclipsed it. Barnes & Noble's Nook outsold the Kindle in March, according to DigiTimes research. DigiTimes researcher Mingchi Kuo based his report on "figures from upstream suppliers as indicating that the nook accounted for 53% of e-book...
Whoa! Did The Nook Have Better Sales Than The Kindle In March? (AMZN, BKS)

Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate

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Open Street Map has been helping Flickr display geotagged shots for some time. That crowdsourced map data has led to more than a few photos being located in a gray blob, however, which is why Yahoo just struck a deal to put Nokia maps into as many nooks and...
Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate

Apps Are Barnes & Noble's Fastest-Growing Content Area

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Seeking to advance the narrative that the Nook Tablet is a true multimedia tablet and not just a big expensive e-reader, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO William Lynch said in an investor call today that apps are the company’s fastest-growing content area, and “within apps it’s entertainment, movies,...
Apps Are Barnes & Noble's Fastest-Growing Content Area

Who is buying e-readers? Not me, but paralegals, dietitians and iPod owners sure are

www.geekwire.com
The Nook As I’ve noted in the past, I am not a big fan of electronic reading devices. (In addition to having little time to read books these days, I just can’t stomach the idea of carrying around yet another device). Blue Kai, the online advertising company with operations in...
Who is buying e-readers? Not me, but paralegals, dietitians and iPod owners sure are

Can Barnes & Noble Balance Physical and Online Sales Without Killing Itself?

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In what has long been a nightmare scenario for booksellers, the physical bookstore is becoming a showroom for the online shopper. After casually browsing the tomes in comfort, people will use their smartphone or tablet to buy their choices online at a much lower price. While most booksellers can...
Can Barnes & Noble Balance Physical and Online Sales Without Killing Itself?

Our e-publishing predictions for 2013

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If you want to see the shape of books to come, cast your eyes statesideIt's not always easy to make predictions, unless you're making predictions about ebooks, in which case all you have to do is look at the US. Here's what we can expect on the e-reading front in...
Our e-publishing predictions for 2013

Report: Target to dump the Kindle

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This could get very interesting, especially in light of the new alliance between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft. The Verge reports today — citing an unnamed source and an internal Target memo — that the giant retailer will stop selling the Kindle due to “conflict of interest” later this month. There...
Report: Target to dump the Kindle

Pinterest now available for Barnes & Noble's Nook lineup

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If you can't even contemplate e-reading without a healthy side of inspirational photos, you'll be happy to know that Pinterest is now available on Barnes & Noble's Nook devices. Amazon already offers the popular app for its Kindle lineup, and its chief rival in the e-reader market will bring...
Pinterest now available for Barnes & Noble's Nook lineup
Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen
Barnes & Noble plans to bring NFC to the Nook
Offline: touching the iPhone 5

And Now Barnes & Noble Plans to Integrate NFC Into the Nook

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Barnes and Noble's flagship. (flickr.com/edenpictures) Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced a splashy Microsoft partnership, complete with major cash infusion. Today, Fortune has a Q&A with CEO William Lynch, speculating on how the bookseller can leverage NFC technologies. Whatever its eventual fate, this company seems damned determined that if there's an obituary involved,...
And Now Barnes & Noble Plans to Integrate NFC Into the Nook

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)

The rise of e-reading

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Summary of findings One-fifth of American adults (21%) report that they have read an e-book in the past year, and this number increased following a gift-giving season that saw a spike in the ownership of both tablet computers and e-book reading devices such as the original Kindles and Nooks.1 In...
The rise of e-reading

How would you change the Nook Tablet?

www.engadget.com
It's hard not to make a series of reductive comparisons between the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. After all, it's the conflict between Barnes & Noble and Amazon that frames these two 7-inch tablet / e-reader hybrids. This one is $50 more expensive, but is technically more impressive:...
How would you change the Nook Tablet?

Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

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We caught wind of an upcoming video offering from Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks back, as part of a tip on new tablet offerings from the company. And while we've yet to hear anything official on the latter, this morning the bookstore pulled back the curtain on...
Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

The Times UK offers digital newspaper subscriptions with subsidized Nexus 7

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While News Corporation's big tablet newspaper experiment, The Daily, may have ended with a whimper, it's not stopping the global media company trying more strategies to pick up more (paying) digital readers. The Times, one of the only UK national papers to keep its content firmly behind a paywall,...
The Times UK offers digital newspaper subscriptions with subsidized Nexus 7
Microsoft + Nook: It Just Got (More) Interesting …
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