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Barnes & Noble Slashes Forecast, May Spin Off Nook Business
2012-01-06 05:31:00

Barnes & Noble Inc. slashed its Nook sales forecast on Thursday, and surprised investors by saying it was considering spinning off its digital business in an attempt to regain profitability amid the growing popularity of digital books and magazines. The bookseller said it now expects its Nook business, which accounts for nearly one-quarter of sales, would reach $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ending in July 2012, in part because of disappointing numbers for its $99 Nook Simple Touch...

Nook Color Gets Largest Ever Upgrade, Adds Netflix, Flixster
2011-12-13 05:51:42

Barnes & Noble released a major software update on Monday to its Nook Color, adding many of the features now found in the Nook Tablet. Describing the upgrade as the "largest ever for the device," Barnes & Noble said the new features go well beyond basic performance improvements. “Already the visual appearance between Nook Tablet and Nook Color made it hard to differentiate, and now with Color's version 1.4.1 update, the feature set is beginning to look decidedly similar to...

Barnes & Noble Announces New Tablet
2011-11-07 12:26:18

Barnes & Noble officially announced its Nook Tablet on Monday in an attempt to compete with Amazon's new Kindle Fire and Apple's dominating iPad 2. The company's CEO William Lynch said that the Nook tablet's display is not the only feature that is "better" than Amazon's Kindle Fire. He said the 7-inch Nook Tablet offers almost twice the RAM as Amazon's Kindle Fire and has in-store support at B&N's brick-and-mortar store locations. The new tablet's price tag is at $249, which...

Barnes & Noble Expected To Unveil New Nook Color Next Week
2011-11-01 05:29:33

Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil a new Nook Color e-reader during an upcoming Tablet Event on November 7th, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The book retailer sent out invitations to the event, asking journalists and analysts to attend a news conference for a "very special announcement" that day. Some believe the event, which is set to begin at 9:30 ET Monday morning in New York, is Barnes & Noble´s response to Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet, which will...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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