Deals of the Day (6-12-2013)

Barnes & Noble continues to sell its NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ for prices as low as $129, and $149 respectively. Sure, these deals started this weekend and continue through Father’s Day, but since the prices are so good, I figure it bears repeating. The NOOK HD is a 7 inch tablet with a 1440 […]

TechCrunch: B&N to exit the Android tablet biz in 2014, Microsoft could buy NOOK division for $1 billion

Barnes & Noble’s may be getting ready to pull out of the Android tablet space by the end of next year. TechCrunch reports that Microsoft is seeking to acquire the NOOK business from B&N for about a billion dollars, but that the deal would largely be for the company’s digital bookstore, not tablets like the […]

NOOK revenue falls, B&N is “making adjustments but “remains committed” to eReaders, tablets

As expected, Barnes & Noble’s latest financial results show a dip in revenue from the NOOK division. The company brought in $316 million in the last quarter from NOOK eReader, tablet, and digital content sales — but that’s a 26-percent dip from the same period a year earlier. But while the company says it’s “calibrating its business […]

NYT: Barnes & Noble could scale back NOOK hardware, focus on digital content

Barnes & Noble recently reported that revenue from its NOOK hardware and eBook division would be well short of earlier expectations — and now The New York Times reports that B&N is reconsidering its approach to the digital book space. While the bookseller isn’t ready to stop making NOOK eReaders and tablets, according to the […]