5 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2012 6:32 AM by nathan_kull

    Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

      I posted this in the Nook Book Discussion forum as well.  This is big news for B&N and the Nook!

       

      http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57423957-75/barnes-noble-microsoft-ink-$300m-deal-on-e-reading/

        • Re: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading
          DeanGibson

          AlanNJ wrote:

          I posted this in the Nook Book Discussion forum as well.


          That's great;  now whatever intelligent discussion is created, it will be split among at least four threads (at the time of this writing).  Some message boards ban duplicate posts.  Suggestion:  Let's keep the on-topic posts in the "Community Room".

          • Re: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

            Thanks, Alan.  The possible spin-off of Nook has been talked about all year, but hooking up with Microsoft is a real surprise.  Today's stock price hit $26.00 before dropping back to $20.75. 

             

            B&N and Microsoft do have something in common:  neither can get all the bugs out of their software!

              • Re: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading
                keriflur

                Marty-TX wrote:

                Thanks, Alan.  The possible spin-off of Nook has been talked about all year, but hooking up with Microsoft is a real surprise.  Today's stock price hit $26.00 before dropping back to $20.75. 

                 

                B&N and Microsoft do have something in common:  neither can get all the bugs out of their software!


                LOL yes, they both could stand to spend a bit more time with testing.

              • Re: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

                All this bellyaching about Windows, Mac OS, which has the bugs out, which will work with Nook, which won't...it's all very silly.   Windows and Mac OS both have lots of bugs, and always will.   Both accomplish the same thing.  It would be silly for Mac to not be support, considering ow many people are purchasing Macs today, a fact that, I'm sure, is npt lost on Microsoft, OR BN.  So, Mac users, I would not panic.  As long as Macs are selling like hotcackes, you will be abe to use Nook with Mac.

                 

                And, remember...the only place that either OS is better than the other is within the hearts of the die-hards.  Not in reality.  

                • Re: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft ink $300M deal on e-reading

                  Not to continue the trend, but posting about how this should not be in x forum and the continuing converstation that took place after that post has wasted much more of my time than any cross-post would have.   How about we leave moderation to those who are designated to provide it. (Yes, I realize this post just made me a hypocrite)