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Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public 51

Nate the greatest writes It looks like the recent rumors about B&N splitting up were true. Along with could-have-been-worse financial news, Barnes & Noble just announced that it's going to spin off its two-year-old ebook subsidiary into a new publicly traded company. The move won't be finalized until 2015, but when it happens the new company is expected to have both existing parts of Nook Media, including the less than successful ebook division and B&N College, which is still managing to turn a profit.
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Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public

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  • Nook! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Intrepid imaginaut ( 1970940 ) on Wednesday June 25, 2014 @08:32PM (#47320363)

    I love my nook. The form factor is perfect, the interface is almost perfect (please let me have several books open at once and let me scribble notes), and I have a snazzy embossed leather covering so they'd better not alter the shape or size of any future models. Also user-changeable batteries for longevity would be splendid. Besides that though screen contrast is the only needed improvement, no attaching LEDs to the inner face isn't the same thing. Actually i could go for customised bodywork too if they made the design moddable.

  • Nook e-reader (Score:5, Informative)

    by JeffElkins ( 977243 ) on Wednesday June 25, 2014 @11:12PM (#47321353)

    The Nook Simple Touch (E-Ink) reader hardware is excellent and IMO way better than the E Ink Kindle. The firmware handles sideloaded epub books with ease and there's also a slot for an sdcard, something sadly lacking on the Kindle.

It's fabulous! We haven't seen anything like it in the last half an hour! -- Macy's