All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Barnes & Noble’

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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Barnes & Noble Announces Video Streaming Service, Nook Video

Barnes & Noble hasn’t been able to take the e-reader and mini-tablet worlds by storm the way Amazon has, but the company’s Nook e-readers and tablets do have a following, and are well-made devices. The Kindle Fire, however, has changed things. No longer is the Kindle only for reading books. With a growing app store and broadening video streaming service, …

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Amazon Will Now Sell Its eBooks Through Other Retailers

Amazon is known for books. Even before the Kindle, the site was a favorite of book buyers. The company is now a major player in the eBook scene with their own major publishing imprint. Published books on their imprint were previously only available through Amazon, but those books will now start to appear elsewhere. Paid Content reports that Amazon has …

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Barnes & Noble Q1 Earnings Released, Digital Sales Up 46%

Barnes & Noble released its Q1 earnings report this morning, a day after the company announced its first international expansion, with plans to launch its Nook line in the UK. The company reported a 46% increase in digital content sales, and a 4.6% increase in bookstore sales. Revenues were up 2.5% (YoY) to $1.5 billion for the quarter. Earnings before …

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Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time

Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook products to the UK this fall, the company announced today. Customers will be able to access the digital storefront via nook.co.uk, and the company will begin selling its E Ink Readers, Nook Simple Touch, and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. This is a significant occasion for the company, not just because it’s opening …

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Nook for Web Lets Your Browser Be Your E-Reader

Barnes & Noble has finally joined the web-based e-reader party by launching Nook for Web. Nook for Web gives anyone and everyone with a computer access to B&N’s e-book store, and allows them to read books from their browser – no device or extra downloads necessary. With Nook for Web, readers can sample books for free and purchase full copies …

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Barnes & Noble’s Fiscal 2012 Year-End Financial Results

Barnes & Noble, Inc. just released their fourth quarter financial results for the full fiscal year of 2012 ending on April 28th. They also announced that the NOOK operating segment will now feature a separate earnings report and the formerly segmented BN.com results will be integrated into the retail reports. Consolidated revenues for the company grew 0.4% to $1.4 billion …

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