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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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2010-06-22 05:45:00

Amazon Inc. and Barnes & Noble Inc. cut prices on their electronic book readers on Monday, responding to growing competitive pressure from Apple Inc.'s iPad. Amazon cut the price of its Kindle e-reader to $189 from $259, while Barnes & Noble said it would reduce the price of its Nook e-reader with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity from $259 to $199. By comparison, the least expensive iPad costs $499.  However, a direct comparison of the devices is problematic, since the iPad is a...

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2010-04-25 08:00:00

Barnes & Noble announced recently that it has added Web surfing and games to its electronic book reader device to fight back against Apple's new iPad tablet computer. The company aqlso updated its Nook with features like allowing users to browse complete works instead of just getting summaries of the content of digital books they are considering buying. The new software update includes "new games and many other entertaining features to continue to deliver on our promise to...

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2010-04-12 12:18:49

Best Buy Co. Inc. is going to start carrying Barnes & Noble Inc.'s electronic book reader "Nook." The Nook will be available for $259.99 in 1,070 Best Buy stores beginning on April 18, which makes the electronics retailer the first chain to start carrying the device other than Barnes & Noble. Best Buy will also start including Barnes & Noble's BN eReader software on some of the personal computers and smartphones it sells. The Nook is currently only available at Barnes &...


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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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