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Santa wasn’t so good to B&N this year

It was a tough break for Barnes & Noble this holiday season. The Nook side of the business was down 12.6 percent compared to last year’s figures—a disappointing number, particularly … Continue reading

January 10, 2013

Gadget realism: A digital divide

Every year, my electronics-obsessed brother tries to rope the siblings into “going in” on a big tech purchase for my mother. His enthusiasm is fueled by the one gamble that paid … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

The calm before the storm: Will September’s press events shake up the ebook world?

Well, if one thing’s for certain, September is shaping up to be a pretty active month in the technoglobe. While I think everyone knows to expect an announcement from Apple … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Google enters the tablet wars

As if deciding which tablet to buy weren’t hard enough already. Last Wednesday at its annual I/O conference for developers, Google announced that it would be adding yet another item on … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire: Convince me! (part two of two)

By KEIRA LYONS Last week, I reported on my experience with the Nook Tablet sales team at a local Barnes & Noble store; as you could probably tell from my … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

The social reading experience: Part two

by JEN BRAY Amazon and Barnes & Noble are making moves to beat out each other in the ereader market, especially in the most recent competition between the Nook Tablet … Continue reading

November 30, 2011

Kindle Fire igniting controversy

By CATE O’ROURKE I do not presume to know what goes on in the bizarre and brilliant mind of Jeff Bezos. Clearly, given Amazon’s profitability, the man knows what he’s … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire: Convince me! (part one of two)

By KEIRA LYONS Last week, Barnes & Noble and Amazon both began selling their first tablet in stores: the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire. Since they seem similar, I wondered, … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

Why I won’t buy a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet

By MIKE PICKETT Don’t get me wrong. Both of these devices are top notch (click here for specs for Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet). I’m sure that they will work … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Apple tablet war strategy

By KEIRA LYONS Over the past few weeks, two more players have entered the tablet market and declared war: Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Kindle Fire will go on sale Tuesday, … Continue reading

November 14, 2011

Look out, Amazon! The Nook Tablet is here, and ready to spar with the Kindle Fire. Or, not.

By KEIRA LYONS Barnes and Noble announced the debut of the Nook Tablet on Monday, November 7, 2011. BN.com president, William Lynch, and Barnes and Noble president of digital products, Jamie … Continue reading

November 8, 2011

An ereader for every pocket? Let the games begin.

Barnes & Noble announced their response to Kindle Fire this morning: the new Nook Tablet, priced at $249, which (of course) meant revamped prices on Nook and Nook Color. B&N … Continue reading

November 7, 2011

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