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2010-12-31 07:25:00

Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday that its Nook e-reader is the biggest selling item in the company's history, adding that it sold nearly 1 million e-books on Christmas Day alone. The New York-based company said its NookColor e-reader, which launched 2 months before Christmas, was its biggest selling gift during the holiday season as well. The company also said it now sells more digital books than physical books through its online site. Some of its top-selling e-books include:...

2010-12-28 13:15:25

Barnes & Noble Inc. lost its bid to dismiss Spring Design Inc.'s lawsuit accusing the bookseller of illegally copying a screen design for the popular Nook electronic book reader. According to a ruling in the federal court in San Jose, California, Spring Design will be allowed to pursue claims accusing Barnes & Noble of misappropriating trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition. The ruling by U.S. District Judge James Ware is a setback for Barnes & Noble, which...

2010-11-18 09:50:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- XanEdu, the leading faculty-preferred provider of custom course materials and textbooks, has partnered with Barnes & Noble and Texas A&M to conduct research on the efficacy of accessing and studying custom course materials within NookStudy. Students at Texas A&M will access their XanEdu course materials in NookStudy and provide valuable feedback on usability, accessibility and feature preferences of both the application itself, and...

2010-11-17 06:19:03

America's largest book retailer, Barnes & Noble, said Tuesday it has begun shipping its NookColor early to those shoppers who pre-ordered the e-reader on its web site and in its stores. The company told Reuters, however, there could initially be only a "limited" supply of the device in its stores and at other retailers selling the e-reader, such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart, because of strong demand for the NookColor. "We're encouraged by the consumer response thus far, and the organization...

2010-10-27 09:20:00

The first dedicated electronic book reader to feature a color screen has been announced, and--surprise, surprise--it's not an upgraded version of the Amazon Kindle. Instead, Barnes & Noble announced on Tuesday that they are currently taking preorders for the NOOKcolor, an upgraded version of their existing e-book reader that will eschew a black-and-white display for a seven-inch color touch screen. It will ship starting on November 19 and will cost $249, $100 more than the current Nook...

2010-10-19 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading operator of college bookstores, today announced the general availability of an integration that lets college students access and use interactive e-textbooks and other digital content from Barnes & Noble's vast catalog directly within Blackboard Learn(TM), the leading Web based teaching and learning platform. With the...

2010-09-22 06:40:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnify.net today announced that is has been chosen to power video publishing for the newly launched digital photography site Pixiq.com. Pixiq is poised to be the "go to" site for DSLR enthusiasts and professionals. Whether it is the long-awaited announcement of a hot new camera, the sale of a major photographic company, coverage from the floor of the industry's biggest trade show, or tips and techniques for getting the most from your equipment, Pixiq will...

2010-09-01 06:20:00

Staples Inc. said Tuesday that it will begin selling Amazon's Kindle electronic book readers beginning this fall, becoming the second major retailer to do so. The company said it plans to offer the $139 model of the Kindle, the 3G version and the higher-end Kindle DX at its more than 1,500 stores.  Separately, Borders Group Inc. announced that it would slash prices on some of its e-readers, a move that underscores the competitive intensity within the growing digital books market. Amazon...

2010-07-14 15:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard (Nasdaq: BBBB) and Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading operator of college bookstores, today announced a partnership that aims to make it easier for millions of higher education students to access and use interactive e-textbooks as part of their online course experience. Under the partnership, the companies will work to enable students to access and purchase e-textbooks and other...

2010-07-08 05:55:00

Sony Inc has cut the price of its electronic book readers to keep up with strong competition from Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers, which both recently have seen price cuts. Sony cut the price on all three of its e-readers. On its website, the Daily Edition e-reader dropped from $349.99 to $299.99. The Touch Edition went from $249.99 to $169.99, and the Pocket Edition was lowered from $169.99 to $149.99. Last week, Amazon cut the price on its most expensive version of...

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Kobo Touch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Touch is an eReader device produced by Kobo Inc., from China, revealed on May 23, 2011, and released in the U.S. on June 10, 2011. It is the third generation eReader from Kobo, and contained improvements from the previous versions. The Kobo Touch included 15 free previews of select books instead of 100 public domain books that were included on the previous versions. Other improvements were an E Ink pearl screen, faster CPU, and it was smaller and lighter. The display is a six-inch...

Barnes & Noble Nook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nook is a brand of e-reader developed by Barnes & Noble with the original device released in November 2009. It featured both Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G, with a 6 inch display and a smaller touchscreen for data input. Since then there has been multiple versions and upgrades. A Wi-Fi only version released in June 2010 and the Nook color using LCD in November 2010. The second generation Nook was released in June 2011, and in February 2012 an upgrade was released to the Wi-Fi only version....

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