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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 &...

2010-03-01 06:50:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Solutions (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, announced today an e-book distribution deal with Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the agreement, e-book formats of all new ASI titles published through the AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, and Xlibris imprints will be made available for purchase through http://www.barnesandnoble.com and the Barnes & Noble e-book reader, nook(TM). "The increasing popularity of...

2010-02-11 12:49:00

List Now Includes Barnes & Noble nook And Sony Reader Store Sales in Rankings MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books List now includes sales figures from the Barnes & Noble nook and Sony's Reader(TM) Store in overall sales rankings. This is in addition to Kindle sales which were added in July 2009. USA TODAY is the first major book list to include this variety of digital book sales. The list runs in Thursday's edition of USA TODAY and online at...

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2010-02-09 06:25:00

Barnes & Noble said on Monday that its Nook electronic reader would be available for purchase in the company's physical stores beginning Wednesday. The announcement follows weeks of delay as the nation's No. 1 bookstore chain struggled to meet soaring demand for the device in late 2009, when the Nook was available only through the company's Web site or at in-store kiosks. The company's in-store debut had originally been expected in December, but was delayed after the device sold out...

2010-01-06 14:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International CES, Booth 11006-10506 -- Audiovox Corporation (Nasdaq: VOXX) today announced that it has entered the e-Reader market with a new line to be sold under the RCA brand. The product launch will be supported by e-content delivered through Barnes & Noble, the world's premier destination for e-books, magazines and newspapers. Barnes & Noble has over a million e-titles available as well as an expansive -- and expanding --...

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2009-12-22 06:35:00

Barnes & Noble is giving $100 gift certificates to Nook e-reader buyers who placed orders for the devices to be delivered before Christmas and now won't receive them until after the holidays. The company said they hoped that most of the preorders from November would arrive by Dec. 24, but some won't be delivered in time. "We are working very hard to keep up with the demand and to get all Nook orders out the door and to customers on or before December 24," a Barnes & Noble spokeswoman...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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