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Barnes & Noble NOOK Color updated with Android 2.2, NOOK Apps

April 25th, 2011

On Monday, Barnes & Noble announced that it will be updating the NOOK Color eReader with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a number of other enhancements. The software patch — which will deliver Adobe Flash Player support – adds a NOOK Friends beta social network for sharing books, 15 new NOOK Kids Read and Play books, …

NOOK subscribers get access to The New York Times’ digital content, too

April 6th, 2011

Late last month, Amazon announced that customers subscribed to The New York Times via its eReader would qualify for a free digital subscription to the paper’s website. Not to be outdone, Barnes & Noble today announced that users subscribed to The Times via the NOOK Newsstand will also have full access to the  publication’s web content, too. …

Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn over Android eReader

March 21st, 2011

Redmond software giant Microsoft has announced it will file suit against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement. The three, seemingly unrelated companies collaborate to manufacture the Barnes & Noble branded, Android-based eReader. “The Android platform infringes a number of Microsoft’s patents, and companies manufacturing and shipping Android devices must respect our intellectual property rights,” said …

eBook sales jump 115% in January

March 19th, 2011

The Association of American Publishers said Thursday that eBook sales for the month of January were up 115% from the same period last year. No surprise there, given that you can read them on most any mobile device these days, not just eReaders. Net sales of eBooks were $69.9 million during the month, up from …

Apple to ‘crack down’ on in-app payment policy violators

February 2nd, 2011

On Tuesday, we reported that Sony’s eBook reader app for iOS had been rejected by Apple. The reason Apple gave for the rejection was that Sony’s app violated an app store policy — one that has historically not been enforced — dealing with apps that offer content for sale through means other than Apple’s in-app …

Barnes & Noble: NOOK ‘biggest best seller’ in company history; selling more digital books than physical books on BN.com

December 30th, 2010

Just three days after Amazon announced that its Kindle e-reader had become the best-selling product of all-time on the company’s website, Barnes & Noble has issued a similar quip. “With millions of NOOK eReading devices sold, the line has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in its nearly 40-year history,” reads a press release. “The …

Fourth quarter Amazon Kindle sales in the millions

December 13th, 2010

In a post on Amazon.com’s Kindle user forums Monday morning, an Amazon official has shed some light on Kindle sales in Q4. Posting via an official Amazon user account called “The Amazon Kindle team,” the company official stated that Amazon has sold “millions” of Kindles so far this quarter. He or she goes on to …

Barnes & Noble charges users for free public-domain eBooks, too

December 1st, 2010

Following a report on Tuesday questioning the ethics surrounding free public-domain eBooks that were reformatted and made available for sale in Amazon’s Kindle store, BGR has learned that a similar scenario exists in Barnes & Noble’s NOOKbook store. In a thread entitled Scammers and Bottom Feeders: NOOKBooks Open for Business on Barnes & Noble’s public …

Barnes and Noble plays ball with Amazon, releases Android app

July 22nd, 2010

Look, the world of e-book readers isn’t slowing down, and with the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and even the Apple iPad (somewhat) vying for market share, companies are pulling out all the punches. Amazon successfully made their Kindle service and library available on almost every computer and mobile platform, and Barnes and Noble …

Nook gets a price drop, $149.99 Wi-Fi model introduced

June 21st, 2010

Just like their non-digital counterparts, eBook readers may not be the most exciting product in the world, but there’s good news this morning for anyone who loves the smell of newly printed downloaded eBooks. Barnes & Noble, the retailer behind the Nook, has not only dropped the price of the Nook to $199.99, but it also announced …