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Barnes & Noble Revamps Book GlowLight E-Reader
2013-10-30 18:40:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Barnes & Noble has unveiled their latest version of the Nook, their black-and-white e-reader. The new Nook comes equipped with a backlight for easier nighttime reading and weighs less than its main competitor, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. Barnes & Noble’s e-book and tablet business has been struggling since its beginning underneath heavy competition from Amazon, Apple and others. Their tablets in particular have been...

Nook Simple Touch May Get Web Browser, Email
2013-05-20 17:45:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Barnes & Noble´s entry-level e-reader, the Nook Simple Touch, may soon be transformed from a one-trick pony to a three-trick pony, according to TechCrunch. Since its initial release, the Simple Touch (and Simple Touch with Glowlight) have mostly only operated as a basic e-reader, complete with black and white screen. Yesterday, TechCrunch posted an article claiming an inside source told them these devices will soon...

Microsoft May Be Adding E-Readers To Its Hardware Portfolio
2013-05-09 10:53:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft entered the tablet game last autumn with its first entry: Surface. Now one news source is saying the Redmond, Washington-based company may be looking to add e-readers to its hardware portfolio as well as expand its digital content distribution. TechCrunch today is reporting that Microsoft is looking to buy the digital assets of Barnes & Noble´s Nook Media LLC, a business run by the bookstore chain and other...

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Partner For NOOK Media
2012-10-04 21:02:26

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The previously announced subsidiary started by Microsoft and Barnes & Noble finally has a name and a business model. This week, the two companies announced NOOK Media, a subsidiary that includes Barnes & Noble's NOOK Digital and College Business as well as Microsoft Investment to Advance Digital Reading Experience. A preliminary announcement on the partnership was made in April, when Microsoft made an investment of $300...


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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