Barnes and Noble hasn’t been doing so hot this year. The book retailer has struggled in the face of stiff competition and recently began looking into getting liquor licenses for a location in New York: will this save the chain?
Business Insider reports that Barnes and Noble has laid off its Nook hardware engineering team in a drastic effort to return the product and the company to some semblance of a competitive position in the ereader/tablet market. B&N confirmed layoffs but declined to comment on their nature.
Back in 2012 Barnes and Noble introduced built-in frontlighting to the ereader world, beating Amazon at its own game—for a few months, anyway Since then, there have been not one but two Kindle Paperwhites, but now B&N is bringing out its follow-up Nook GlowLight. And it almost reclaims the top spot.
Apple is not happy with the Department of Justice and friends. On Friday afternoon, just a few hours after the DOJ and 33 state attorneys general proposed a series of remedies for Apple's anticompetitive behavior over e-book pricing, the company struck back with some proposals of its own.
After a U.S. District Court judged found Apple guilty of colluding with book publishers to fix the prices of e-books last month, it was unclear what the actual consequences would be for the iPad-maker. Well with little pomp or circumstance, the Department of Justice has just cleared that up, and it's not good for…
TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft, which has already made an interesting $300 million investment in Nook, wants to double down and buy the whole darn thing. Specifically, Microsoft wants to pay $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media LLC—that would be the separate Nook company that spun off from…
Given much thought to picking up a Nook HD+? Neither has anyone else, which is why Barnes and Noble is keen to sweeten the potential deal by adding a pretty enticing bonus to the package: a free Nook Simple Touch. Free free free.
According to the New York Times, struggling bookmonger Barnes & Noble might be about to shelve its Nook. The problem is one more common to physical books than tablets: nobody's buying them.
The Age of the Ereader is drawing to a close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 percent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had?
Small tablets abound these days, each with its own set of advantages. The Kindle Fire HD screams ease-of-use. The Nexus 7 is a speed demon. The iPad mini has a formidable ecosystem behind it. And now comes Barnes & Noble's Nook HD, making a play for your eyeballs.
Barnes and Noble just posted a notice informing customers that PIN pads in 63 stores across the country have been tampered with. The compromised PIN pads could have recorded your PIN number. Not good. If you've shopped at a brick and mortar Barnes and Noble over the last couple of months, keep a closer watch on your…
Here's Barnes and Noble's rebuttal to the Kindle Fire HD: The 7-inch Nook HD and the 9-inch Nook HD+. This is B&N's frontline offensive against Amazon, as well as the rush of smaller tablets muscling in on the turf it tried to stake out. Does it have a chance? After spending a little time with it, well, maybe.
Nook fans! This fall you can buy videos directly from your Nook, and a CLOUD to put 'em in, just in time for last year.
Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, (almost certainly) iPad Mini; it seems like getting their tablets out there. But what about Barnes and Noble? A source at Digital Trends says there's a new Nook getting announced this month, and it might be a Windows 8 tab.
Yesterday rumors emerged that Microsoft's anticipated tablet would be one developed in conjunction with Barnes and Noble. However Dow Jones reported that Barnes and Noble will not be part of today's event and then the Bookseller confirmed the news to Business Insider. Any new Microsoft product announced today will be…