Starting Tuesday, February 26, through Monday, March 11, customers who purchase NOOK HD+ online or at any of the nearly 700 Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will receive $50 in their Nook account to purchase digital content from the NOOK Store, including apps, magazines, newspapers, books, movies, TV shows and more. I
The $50 credit will load to a customer’s NOOK account within 3-10 days of registering that account to the new NOOK HD+. The free $50 credit must be used within 30 days of posting to a customer’s NOOK account. See NOOK.com/50free for more details and Terms and Conditions.
Nate the greatest writes It looks like the recent rumors about B&N splitting up were true. Along with could-have-been-worse financial news, Barnes & Noble just announced that it's going to spin off its two year old ebook subsidiary into a new publicly traded company. The move won't be finalized until 2015, but when it happens the new company is expected to have both existing parts of Nook Media, including the less than successful ebook division and B&N College, whic ... Source: AppleSlashdot
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Jun 25 2014, 6:50pm CDT
Barnes & Noble announced Wednesday morning that its board of directors has given it approval to separate its retail and Nook businesses into two publicly traded companies. But the Nook's new chapter might not have a happy ending, as the tablet has yet to emerge as a clear e-reader favorite in the midst of a competitive tablet jungle that's dominated by Apple's iPad ... Source: Forbes Real Time
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Jun 25 2014, 8:53am CDT
Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal:
Barnes & Noble To Split Retail, Nook Businesses — Book Seller Hopes to Complete Separation by First Quarter of Next Year — Barnes & Noble Inc. said it would pursue a split of its retail and Nook e-reader businesses into two separate public companies. — The bookseller said it plans …
... Source: TechmemeFull article at: TechmemeJun 25 2014, 8:30am CDT
Although some see the Nook's battle with Amazon's Kindle series of tablets as a blood-soaked tragedy for Barnes & Noble, the one-time book-selling colossus isn't giving up on its eReader/tablet line just yet. Barnes & Noble on Thursday announced a new partnership with Samsung in which the companies will co-design a cross-branded tablet called the Samsu ... Source: BGR
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Jun 5 2014, 6:30pm CDT
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