If you think about it, it’d be slightly inaccurate to say that phones let people all over the world communicate with each other; current tech just transmits sounds, not their significance. But Google’s looking to knock down language barriers with devices that will perform translations on the fly.
Barnes & Noble said today its nook e-reader is now in stock online and will be rolling out in the majority of its stores by mid-week.
Barnes & Noble sold out of nook stock online over the holidays due to high demand, which exceeded the bookseller’s expectations. Since then the company has ramped up production and is shipping stock to most of its stores this week. Customers can visit the Barnes & Noble nook In-Store Locator to find local stores with the device in-stock.
For the most part, online video has been much less ad-heavy than television programming. It is this very fact that has likely been a large part of the medium’s popularity. Things may be changing, however.
According to Advertising Age, Nielsen is planning on making data available about the viewing of commercials that run in particular shows , whether they are viewed on TV or online. The data would start being available in September, and the publication says it will become the basis for ad negotiations next February.