Microsoft is offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with bookseller Barnes & Noble, TechCrunch reports.
The Federal Aviation Administration may relax rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing, The New York Times reports.
Apple's iPad will lose its stranglehold on the worldwide tablet market this year, overcome by a wave of smaller, lower-priced devices powered by Google's Android, research firm IDC forecasts.
Barnes & Noble swung to steep quarterly losses stemming from declines in Nook tablet and e-reader sales during the holiday season.
Barnes & Noble warned Wall Street that its Nook Media business will perform worse for the fiscal year ending April 27 than previously forecast.
Barnes & Noble reported fiscal first quarter 2013 revenues of $1.45 billion, up 2.5 percent year-over-year, thanks in part to increased sales of e-books, applications and related digital content optimized for its Nook tablet and e-reader platform.
E-reader manufacturer Kobo is adding support for the Google Play digital storefront to its Vox device. Users can now browse more than 500,000 Android applications as well as music and movies.
Amazon is rolling out updates to its Kindle Cloud Reader, iOS and Android applications with support for comic books, graphic novels and children's books.
Researchers have conducted any number of studies to determine the potential health risks of mobile phones, but new findings presented by the British Psychology Society suggest mobile devices may
Bookseller Barnes & Noble said it is exploring options to spin off its Nook e-reader business in the wake of record holiday sales. According to Barnes & Noble, Nook unit sales increased 70