Microsoft is offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with bookseller Barnes & Noble, TechCrunch reports.
Barnes & Noble is expanding Google Play support to its Android-powered Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, offering users access to more than 700,000 applications and games as well as millions of songs, movies and television programs. Nook owners were previously limited to downloading apps and content offered via the bookseller's own Nook Store.
Barnes & Noble is bolstering its Nook tablets and e-readers by preloading popular social networking applications Pinterest and Twitter as well as a revamped version of Facebook.
Barnes & Noble is partnering with mobile payment services firm Fortumo to offer in-app purchase capabilities across Android applications optimized for the bookseller's Nook tablets and e-readers.
Barnes & Noble is expanding its Nook Video movie and television catalog, announcing content licensing agreements with major Hollywood studios including Paramount Pictures, MGM, Lionsgate and Relativity Media. The bookseller has also inked video deals with National Geographic, digital entertainment distributor FilmBuff and Little Pim, which produces foreign-language instructional DVDs for children.
Barnes & Noble swung to steep quarterly losses stemming from declines in Nook tablet and e-reader sales during the holiday season.
Barnes & Noble plans to move away from engineering and building Nook e-readers and tablets in favor of licensing its digital content to other device manufacturers, The New York Times reports....
Barnes & Noble warned Wall Street that its Nook Media business will perform worse for the fiscal year ending April 27 than previously forecast.
A day after unveiling its new Nook Video service, Barnes & Noble announced the launch of two new high-definition Nook tablets, also promising a revamped Nook Store highlighted by enhanced app recommendation features.
Barnes & Noble unveiled Nook Video, a new service enabling consumers to stream and download feature films and television programming to devices including the bookseller's Nook tablet as well as smartphones, tablets and connected TVs from other manufacturers.