Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) got back in the news yesterday when there was much lamenting about the company’s $300 investment in NOOK Media LLC, an cooperative tablet venture with Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS), which has flopped so badly that Barnes & Noble has been publicly looking to rid itself of its entire NOOK division. Many [...]
ByRenee Ann Butler: What separates Amazon (AMZN)'s Fire HD e-reader tablet from Barnes & Noble (BKS)'s e-reader Nook HD? Google (GOOG) Android apps, at least until now. Barnes & Noble Adds Android to the Nook The bookseller has decided to add Google functionality to the Nook, including everything from the Android app store to Gmail and Google Maps. Show More Summary
More than a year ago, Microsoft invested $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s plan to spin-off its Nook business. At the time, the deal promised a few tablet-centric possibilities. Would Nook tablets dump Android in favor of Windows? Would...Show More Summary
Microsoft is considering a purchase of Nook Media for $1 billion giving the company access to its e-readers, tablets and e-books, according to a report. Citing internal documents, TechCrunch reports that Microsoft's plan would build on its $300 million investment in Nook in 2012 and take current co-owner Barnes & Noble out of the equation. Show More Summary
Microsoft has put forward an offer to buy complete control of Nook Media LLC, according to internal documents seen by TechCrunch. Redmond's joint venture with Barnes & Noble was set up last year to handle the Nook e-reader, tablet and college bookstore business. Show More Summary
Microsoft already owns a piece of Nook, having invested $300 million into the business in April 2012. According to the report, Microsoft would buy the digital operation, which includes e-books, movies, TV, comics, apps, and more.
The Nook was a great way to read books and consume other media. Now, it's a real tablet.
See if for yourself. With one major software update the Barnes & Noble HD e-reader has been transformed into an excellent, low-end Android tablet.
The recent Google app store software update has turned Barnes & Noble's HD e-reader into a good, low-end Android tablet.
By Ben Hanson: Last week, Barnes & Noble (BKS) announced that it had reached a deal with Google (GOOG) to bring the Google Play store, in addition to other Google apps such as Chrome and Gmail, to the Nook HD and HD+ tablets. This is not terribly surprising; something needed to change. Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble has dropped the price of its Nook tablet just in time for Mother's Day. The Nook HD tablet is now $149, a $50 discount; the larger-screened HD-Plus is $90 off, dropping from $269 to $179. "Amazing price for Mother's Day, in-store and online through 5/12," the bookstore's website reads.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) certainly must have seen a plan for the NOOK e-reader tablets made by Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS), although investing $300 million in the endeavor to create a new company, Nook Media LLC, was basically lunch money in terms of investment – certainly compared to the more than $8 billion the company [...]
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) recently announced a new partnership with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) that will effectively catapult its Nook tablet from an e-reader to full-function tablet. Despite running on the Android platform, the Nook has been limited in its functionality as B&N struggled to maintain the distinction between its e-reader and the broader tablet market. In the [...]
Amazon and Barnes & Noble have lowered some of the prices of their tablets for Mother's Day, with savings ranging from $20 to $50. Barnes & Noble's 7-inch Nook HD can now be had for as low as $149. The 16GB variant of the 9-inch Nook...Show More Summary
Barnes & Noble recently announced a new partnership with Google that will effectively catapult its Nook tablet from an e-reader to full-function tablet. Despite running on the Android platform, the Nook has been limited in its functionality as B&N struggled to maintain the distinction between its e-reader and the broader tablet market. Show More Summary
Did Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet just get competitive with the iPad?
Two can play the discounted-tablet-for-Mother's-Day game. Just a day after Barnes & Noble slashed Nook tablet prices across the board, Amazon has cut the prices of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD to $179 (16GB) and $209 (32GB) for the occasion. Show More Summary
Following last week's decision to make its tablet actually useful with the addition of Google Apps, Barnes & Noble has now slashed the price of its NookHD range. Read more...
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... Keep reading ?
As if bringing the Nook HD and HD+ access to Google Play this week wasn't already a sweet deal, Barnes & Noble is temporarily slashing the prices for its two reading-focused tablets. The reductions will last until the end of Mother's...Show More Summary