Dallas-based book startup BookShout has raised $6 million in its second funding round. When the company launched, it allowed users to import their Nook and Kindle books onto the platform, but that function has been turned off.
(25 days ago)
IntroductionThe Nook HD from bookstore giant Barnes and Noble makes some big claims for such a small tablet, as it looks to steal the limelight at the budget end of the market. With the likes of the similarly priced Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD for company at the £159 price point, plus the slightly more expensive iPad mini, the Nook HD really needs to bring the...
(10 days ago)
Well, we finally have a free e-reader on the market, but it's not the Beagle from txtr or a Kindle, like we expected: It's the Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble.
(2 months ago)
“This is the iPad with Retina Display,” begins the ad. “And this is the new Kindle Fire HD with an 8.9-inch display.” We then see two “stunning HD” screens, with the narrator telling us that we may not be able to tell the difference. Then he drops the bomb: “ ... but your wallet can.” See, the iPad starts at US$500, and this Kindle Fire starts at $270. But is it really the...
(1 month and 1 day ago)
Book retailer Barnes & Noble is adding Google's apps and online services including gmail to its Nook HD tablets in an effort to boost sales and match rivals such as Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.
(17 days ago)
An awful lot of people thought that one-job e-readers would be wiped out by do-everything tablets like the iPad, but that hasn’t been the case. With Amazon’s launch of its new Kindle Paperwhites, avid readers have more choices available to them. Though there are several smaller e-reader makers such as Kobo, it’s basically a two-horse race between Kindle and the Barnes &...
(1 month and 26 days ago)
The walls around Barnes & Noble‘s Nook walled garden are tumbling down. The company’s Nook HD and Nook HD+ are credible content-consumption tablets — remarkably credible, actually, considering that they come from a 127-year-old bookseller. But they sold so poorly over the holiday season that it raised questions about whether B&N would end up being forced to...
(17 days ago)
Filed under: Investing 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. In the...
(14 days ago)
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. shares fell Thursday after the retailer said that it expects losses from its Nook e-reader business to be larger in 2013 than last year. The largest traditional U.S. bookstore has invested heavily in its Nook business as consumers increasingly shop online and read e-books. But the Nook faces tough competition from other devices like...
(3 months and 4 days ago)
The Google Play Store is going to be added to Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, as announced by the company tonight.An update for each tablet should be rolling out on Friday, which will...
(17 days ago)
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