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Microsoft Ponies Up $300m Investment For Nook Spinoff

In what some may consider an odd move, Microsoft has just announced that it’s investing $US300 million into a “strategic partnership” with Barnes & Noble to develop the future of ereading.


New 8GB Nook Tablet Is Official, Will Cost $US199

Rumours circulated yesterday that a cheaper Nook Tablet was on its way, and now it’s official. Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its tablet, to go on sale for $US199. Yes, that does make it a direct Kindle Fire competitor.


New 8GB Nook Tablet Launching Feb 22?

According to leaked documents seen by The Verge, Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet this week. That drop in capacity means one thing: it’s planning to match or undercut the Kindle Fire.


Barnes & Noble Declares Wimpy War On Amazon

Some people still buy books — and even buy them in paper format. So Barnes & Noble’s decision to block books published by Amazon is fightin’ words! But how much does it matter, and who’s getting hurt?


Barnes & Noble To Launch A New Nook

Continuing its bold, brave and surprisingly successful ereader battle with Amazon, Barnes & Noble is soon to launch its fifth Nook device.


Barnes & Noble Ditch Publishing

Barnes & Noble have been in publishing since the 1970s, but in recent years they’ve been squaring up to Amazon in the world of digital reading. Now they’re selling off their paper publishing division to focus on tech.


Nook Tablet Teardown: A Kindle Fire By Any Other Name?

A new ebook reader, another teardown by iFixit. But what did they find lurking beneath that oddly shaped plastic case of the Nook Tablet, and just how different is it to the Fire?


Barnes & Noble Thinks Microsoft Has An Android Monopoly

Microsoft is one of the biggest beneficiaries of Android’s growth, financially speaking. Barnes and Noble, who just released the Android-based Nook Tablet, think Microsoft created a monopoly on the back of the Android OS. Now it’s asking the US Department of Justice to launch an antitrust probe.


Barnes & Noble Might Be Ruining Comic Books For Everyone

Comic books on tablets are great. They’re one of the best parts of owning one, actually. But the backlash from DC making a bunch of its most popular graphic novels exclusive to Amazon could muck things up for everyone.


Apple's Long And Storied History Of Not Buying Companies

There was some fluffernut on the internet yesterday, over at BGR, that said Apple may be interested in buying Barnes & Noble. Which they won’t, any more than you’ll buy your neighbour’s Chrysler Sebring. Technologizer saves us with some perspective.