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Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, the Nook’s potential savior

By on August 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, the Nook’s potential savior

Back in June, Samsung announced it would be joining forces with Barnes & Noble to release a new tablet which combines the hardware of the Galaxy Tab 4 and the content of the Nook library. On Wednesday, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook became official.

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Google just threw Barnes and Noble a lifeline in its battle with Amazon

By on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Google just threw Barnes and Noble a lifeline in its battle with Amazon

In 2011, Amazon announced that for the first time ever, eBook sales had finally exceeded print sales in the United States. This wasn’t quite the death knell of the brick-and-mortar book store, but it was clear in which direction the audience had begun to shift. Now, right on the heels of the unveiling of Kindle Unlimited, Google and Barnes & Noble have announced they will be joining forces to deliver physical copies of books to your home on the same day you order them. More →

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Barnes & Noble launches a last-ditch effort at saving the Nook

By on June 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Barnes & Noble launches a last-ditch effort at saving the Nook

Although some see the Nook’s battle with Amazon’s Kindle series of tablets as a blood-soaked tragedy for Barnes & Noble, the one-time book-selling colossus isn’t giving up on its eReader/tablet line just yet. Barnes & Noble on Thursday announced a new partnership with Samsung in which the companies will co-design a cross-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK.

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New Nook Announcement Rumor

Barnes & Noble rumored to announce new Nook on October 31st

By on October 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM.

Barnes & Noble rumored to announce new Nook on October 31st

Amazon has cornered the eReader market with the Kindle: The company unveiled a few refreshed devices in September, just a month after reports indicated Amazon would sell $4.5 billion worth of eReaders this year. But the dark horse in the eReader race, Barnes & Noble, might be trying to make a comeback with an announcement of its own. More →

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Nook Price Drop Analysis

Nook’s death rattle

By on August 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM.

Nook’s death rattle

Barnes & Noble has finally slashed the price of its moribund Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight to $99. The entire eBook reader industry received a fatal blow when Amazon launched its Kindle Fire, a fairly impressive tablet at $199. All eBooks on the market were simply priced too high to prevent consumers from being seduced by slightly more expensive tablets with fancy color touchscreens and more expansive feature sets. Not even $79 was cheap enough to prevent buyers from bolting. More →

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Nook tablet sales set to take off despite uncertain future

By on July 10, 2013 at 11:50 PM.

Nook tablet sales set to take off despite uncertain future

Following Barnes & Noble’s announcement that it was going to abandon its tablet hardware business, the company slashed the prices of its Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets. Shipments had fallen dramatically since December, from about one million units to an estimated 600,000 units in the second quarter of 2013. In an attempt to clear out old inventory, the 7-inch Nook HD with 8GB of storage is now being offered for $129, down from $199, while the 8.9-inch Nook HD+ has been reduced from $269 to $149. Like the discounted HP TouchPad that came before it, Nook sales are now expected to explode in North America in the second half of the year due to their discounted prices. Digitimes noted that B&N’s departure from the tablet hardware space isn’t expected to “significantly impact” Taiwan-based manufacturers because the company had shipped only a limited number of devices. The Nook HD and Nook HD+ were manufactured by Pegatron, according to the report.

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Barnes & Noble abandons Nook tablet hardware

By on June 25, 2013 at 9:15 AM.

Barnes & Noble abandons Nook tablet hardware

Barnes & Noble on Tuesday morning reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street’s consensus. Revenue was down 7.4% to $1.3 billion while the company doubled its net loss to -$118.6 million. Where Barnes & Noble’s Nook business is concerned, revenue fell 34% on-year to $108 million, resulting in a net loss of $177 million. As was seemingly just a matter of time, the struggling book seller confirmed that it is abandoning its Nook tablet hardware business and will instead rely on a “partnership model for manufacturing in the competitive color tablet market” that will seek third-party manufacturers to build eReaders that run Nook software. More →

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Can new tablet features save the Nook Simple Touch?

By on May 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM.

Can new tablet features save the Nook Simple Touch?

When people buy an E Ink eReader instead of one of the many affordable tablets available on the market, they’re likely looking for a somewhat pure eBook reading experience. As Barnes & Noble’s Nook business continues to flounder, however, the book seller will soon bank on new tablet features to help boost interest in its Nook Simple Touch lineup. According to a purported leaked email obtained by TechCrunch, Barnes & Noble plans to issue an update to its Simple Touch eReaders that will add a Web browser, email and a new store app to the devices. No other details were provided, though the update is expected to begin rolling out over the air (OTA) on June 1st. A copy of the leaked email follows below. More →

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Nook Price Cut

Dawn of a new era: Barnes & Noble cuts Nook price by 63% in the U.K.

By on May 1, 2013 at 4:20 PM.

Dawn of a new era: Barnes & Noble cuts Nook price by 63% in the U.K.

Cor Blimey — beginning on Wednesday, British consumers are staring at a huge 63% price cut of the cheapest Nook eReader. The Nook Simple Touch price has plunged to £29 from £79. The Glowlight version has dropped to £69 from £109. This is not a permanent price cut, but a part of the Get London Reading literacy campaign. Nevertheless, the move is eye-popping. More →

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Barnes & Noble Nook Warning Analysis

Did Barnes & Noble just kill off Nook?

By on February 25, 2013 at 8:25 AM.

Did Barnes & Noble just kill off Nook?

Barnes & Noble (BKS) issued two devastating warnings about Nook revenue performance over the past two months. On Sunday night, a New York Times article stated that a person familiar with Barnes & Noble’s strategy believes “the company must move away from its program to engineer and build its own devices and focus more on licensing its content to other device makers.” B&N may reveal its plans to intensify partnerships with Samsung (005930) and Microsoft (MSFT) as soon as next Thursday. More →

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Nook Sales Analysis

Nook’s death spiral and Kindle’s triumph

By on February 14, 2013 at 11:40 AM.

Nook’s death spiral and Kindle’s triumph

Companies very rarely warn twice in 40 days about the same problem. When it happens, it usually indicates that something so unexpected is taking place that executives just cannot wrap their minds around it. One example is HTC’s (2498) string of warnings last winter when its Android success story suddenly unraveled. Another is Barnes & Noble (BKS) and its Nook warnings on January 2nd and February 13th. More →

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Barnes And Noble Christmas Earnings Analysis

Amazon is gutting Barnes & Noble

By on January 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM.

Amazon is gutting Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble (BKS) warned about the Christmas quarter a while back, so we knew things were heading south. Yet the numbers still have the power to shock. As a Nook owner, I am now starting to get that queasy Betamax feeling; Nook volumes actually declined year-on-year. The true horror here is that Nook revenues declined by more than 12% — a steeper slide than what B&N’s total sales showed. This means that combined digital content and Nook device sales are now shrinking faster than traditional hardcover and paperback sales. More →

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Hackers steal credit card information from 63 Barnes & Noble stores

By on October 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM.

Hackers steal credit card information from 63 Barnes & Noble stores

Hackers were able to breach more than 60 Barnes & Noble (BKS) stores, including locations in New York City, Miami, San Diego and Chicago, and obtain credit card information, according to a report from The New York Times. The information is believed to have been stolen from keypads at store registers where customers swipe their cards and enter their pin numbers. Customers who have used the company’s website, mobile application and college bookstores were not affected by the breach, though. Barnes & Noble discovered that information had been stolen around September 14th, however the company has reportedly kept the matter under wraps at the request of the Justice Department so the FBI could investigate the attacks. More →

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