All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Barnes & Noble’

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 Out Now

Yes, Barnes & Noble is still a part of the eBook market. Amazon may have a bunch of popular Kindles and weird Gary Busey ads, but Barnes & Noble still exists and is trying its hardest to compete in the tablet space. Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung on its tablets, which are still being branded as Nooks. The …

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Barnes & Noble Announces Q3 Results, Nook Still Losing Money

With every passing quarter, Barnes & Noble continues to deliver bad news from its Nook division. What started out as a promising digital alternative to the book store’s traditional business has ended up being a joke in the face of continued innovation from competitors like Amazon. With its latest earnings report, Barnes & Noble proves yet again that it should …

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Michael P. Huseby Appointed CEO Of Barnes & Noble

Back in July of last year, Barnes & Noble announced that its former CEO, William Lynch, was to resign immediately. The resignation set off a huge executive shuffle with Michael P. Huseby being named CEO of Nook Media and President of Barnes & Noble. The board must have liked Huseby’s work as he’s now been promoted. Barnes & Noble announced …

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Barnes & Noble Offers $5 Credit To All New Nook Owners

Did you get a Nook for Christmas? Well, Barnes & Noble thanks you for helping to keep its beleaguered tablet business alive for another quarter. As thanks, it wants to give you a little gift before the holidays are officially over. Barnes & Noble announced today that all new Nook device owners will get $5 credit which can be used …

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Barnes & Noble Reveals Black Friday Deals, Nook Simple Touch Reduced To $39

Is somebody on your Christmas list a book person? You might want to hit up Barnes & Noble on Black Friday then as the bookseller will be offering some ridiculous deals on its line of eReaders. First up, Barnes & Noble will be offering some insane deals on its more popular Nook eReaders and tablets Its entry-level Nook Simple Touch …

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Barnes & Noble Releases Q2 2014 Financial Results, Nook Still Losing Money

Barnes & Noble has not had the best year as it attempts to reinvent its physical book store business while losing money on its ailing Nook brand. For its second quarter results, it looks like that trend is continuing with little good news to be had. Barnes & Noble reported this morning that its second quarter consolidated revenues came in …

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Barnes & Noble Kicks Off The Holidays With Discovery Friday, Duck Dynasty Beards

Are you going to do some holiday shopping with Barnes & Noble over the next two months? Is a member of your family a Nook fiend? Well then, you may want to check out the bookseller’s pre-Black Friday shopping event. Barnes & Noble announced today that it will kick off the holiday season with Discovery Friday. The November 22 event …

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Barnes & Noble Introduces A New Nook GlowLight

Amazon has been killing it these past few years with its line of Kindle eReaders and Kindle Fire tablets. Barnes & Noble on the other hand has been struggling to remain relevant by releasing arguably better hardware at lower prices, but it just never seems to work. Well, it’s going to try again anyway with an update to one of …

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Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Has Resigned

The bookstore business is in a transition period and Barnes & Noble has caught the worst of it. The company is shuffling around its executives for a fresh perspective, and hopefully better returns later this year. Barnes & Noble announced today that its CEO, William Lynch, has resigned effective immediately. The resignation set off a chain of executive movement with …

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Barnes & Noble Is Still Losing Money, Wants Third Party OEMs To Make Nook Tablets

In a report from May, Barnes & Noble said that it would be ditching its own tablet efforts and instead focus on licensing the Nook brand to third parties. In its latest earnings report, the company confirmed that to be the case. In its fiscal fourth quarter earnings report, Barnes & Noble said that it’s still losing money. The book …

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Nook HD Father’s Day Sale Extended Into Summer

Did you forget to get your dad that Nook HD he really wanted on Father’s Day? If so, Barnes & Noble is giving you another chance to redeem yourself. Barnes & Nobile announced that is “best prices ever” Father’s Day promotion has been extended into the summer. During this time, you’ll be able to pick up a Nook HD for …

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1984 Book Sales Spike Due To NSA Scandal

Nearly everyone knows what the phrase “Big Brother” means in a political discussion – a government that keeps a close eye on its people’s comings and goings, a surveillance state. Surprisingly few people these days know that the phrase comes from George Orwell’s dystopian science fiction novel, 1984. That, it seems, is rapidly changing. In the wake of recent revelations …

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Nook Comics Comes To Nook For iOS

Last week, internal documents revealed that Microsoft had offered to buy Nook Media from Barnes & Noble for $1 billion. Those same documents also revealed that Nook Media would start to focus more on its software app on other platforms instead of its own hardware. The first step to improving its apps may have come today with the latest update …

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Microsoft Has Offered To Buy Nook Media For $1 Billion [Report]

Microsoft invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble last year to create the Nook media subsidiary. Now the company may be looking to outright acquire the subsidiary from the national bookstore chain. TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft has offered to buy Nook Media from Barnes & Noble for a cool $1 billion. The information came from internal documents that also …

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Nook Inks Deal With Google To Add Google Play To Its Nook HD Tablets

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The Wall Street Journal reports that Barnes & Noble has entered into a partnership with Google to bring the Google Play store to the company’s line of Nook HD and HD+ tablets. The addition of Google Play will bring over 700,000 apps to the Nook platform – a huge upgrade from the 10,000 …

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Pinterest Is Now Available On Nook, Will Come Preloaded On New Devices

Nook isn’t doing that well for itself these days, but the Barnes & Noble subsidiary isn’t giving up. In fact, it’s pushing for more content than ever before to establish itself as a viable competitor in the cheap tablet space. Nook announced today that Pinterest is now available on Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color devices. The …

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Aspiring Authors Looking To Self-Publish Have A New Option In Nook Press

Self-publishing is increasingly becoming the norm, instead of the exception, in today’s digital world. Services like Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and Apple’s Breakout Books make it easy for new authors to publish their books and get plenty of exposure. Now Nook wants in on it, and is using its parent company’s own self-publishing business as the backbone. Nook announced today …

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In-App Purchasing Coming Soon To Nook HD Devices

Despite having a less than stellar holiday season, Nook is still soldiering on in its attempts to combat Amazon’s Kindle dynasty. It’s latest move may just help bring more developers to its side. Nook announced today that in-app purchasing will soon be a reality on Nook HD and HD+ apps. The Barnes & Noble subsidiary will be working with Fortumo …

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Nook Video Snags Content from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, and More

Today, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media announced a bunch of new content licensing deals with some major players. These deals will bring movies from Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff to the Nook HD and the Nook HD+. “With the addition of these industry-leading studio partners, NOOK Video continues to expand its already …

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Barnes & Noble Took A Hit During The Holidays, Nook Suffered The Most

After the holidays, Barnes & Noble said that sales of its Nook hardware and eBook business were both starting to fall. In fact, Nook revenues reportedly dropped 12 percent in the time leading up to the holidays. Now the company’s third quarter results are out, and it’s not pretty. Reuters reports that Barnes & Noble posted a net loss for …

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Barnes & Noble Founder Plans To Buy Retail Operation

Barnes & Noble looked like it was on its way back to relevancy after a number of quarters of profitability thanks to its Nook tablets. That all ended last year as the company began posting losses, and it looked like its Nook business was starting to come up short against Amazon. Now the company may be breaking apart its various …

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Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In

Back in November, Nook was one of the first major brands to jump on board Windows 8. It only made sense as Microsoft made a strategic investment in the brand back in April of last year. Now Nook and Windows 8 are getting even friendlier in its latest update. Nook announced that its Windows 8 app now supports Microsoft account …

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Barnes & Noble Partners With Mastercard For Nook Promotion

Are you one of the millions of Americans who use a Mastercard credit card? Have you always wanted a Nook HD or Nook HD+? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you may want to take advantage of a new promotion Barnes & Noble is running this weekend. Starting today, Barnes & Noble will be giving away $20 …

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Barnes & Noble’s Nook Business Took A Dive During The Holidays

Barnes & Noble is the last national book store chain left in America because it jumped on the eBook revolution early with its line of Nook eReaders. It also introduced new tablets in the form of the Nook HD and HD+ to take on Amazon and its wildly successful Kindle Fire. Unfortunately, the holidays weren’t too kind to the retailer. …

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Nook Video Now Available In The UK

The Kindle Fire HD has been available in Europe since October 25. The device came with Amazon’s own LOVEFiLM which streams movies and TV shows directly to users’ devices. Nook, the ever present rival to Kindle, is now just catching up. Nook Media, now a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, announced today that it’s now offering a wide selection of …

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Barnes & Noble Releases Nook App For Windows 8

Microsoft has a vested interest in Barnes & Noble. That’s why the company invested $300 million into the book retail giant earlier this year. The deal resulted in both companies spinning off the Nook business into its own subsidiary that Microsoft can get a piece of. Now its investment is starting to pay off. Nook Media announced today that the …

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Amazon Could Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Division

Amazon in reportedly in talks with Texas Instruments to buy its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) mobile chip manufacturing business. According to the Israeli website calcalist.co.il, Amazon is looking to compete with other chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Samsung. Texas Instruments announced earlier this month that it would be shifting its business away from wireless technologies to focus more …

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Announce ‘Nook Media’

Back at the end of April, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a new strategic partnership that would form a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary. At the time, the companies claimed this new company would accelerate the transition to e-reading, but said little else about their plans. Today, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have announced the completion of their strategic …

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Barnes & Noble Announces Nook HD and HD+

Barnes & Noble today took a direct shot at Amazon, debuting its latest Nook mini-tablets, the Nook HD and Nook HD+. The tablets are close in specifications and competitively priced to Amazon’s recently released Kindle Fire HD tablets. It seems the earlier announcement of Barnes & Noble’s new streaming video service was a prelude to this larger announcement. The Nook …

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Barnes & Noble Continues Nook Expansion in UK

Last month, Barnes & Noble announced that it would begin selling its Nook products in the UK, marking the company’s first international expansion. Today, the company announced a partnership with Dixons Retail, owner of PC World and Currys, which will see these stores carrying Nook products. “We are very excited to work with a company that, just like Barnes & …

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