• Barnes and Noble's Nook comes to Android

    The Android-powered Nook now comes as an application on other Android devices.

    Joining Kindle on Android, the Nook app looks to expand Barnes and Nobles' reach to millions more devices.  Strange because the Nook device is Android powered itself – except that you can't install apps on it.

    I noticed when reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S phones from T-Mobile (Vibrant)  and AT&T (Captivate) that reading was so much easier on the Super MORE

    - Jul 23, 2010 12:43 AM ET
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  • Amazon scoops up Woot, drops price on Kindle DX

    The vast empire of continues to expand, and its price war with competing e-readers heats up.

    It's been a busy couple of weeks for

    Days after slashing the price of its Kindle eReader by $40, the company announced yesterday it would acquire discount retailer for a reported $110 million. According to a statement, Amazon will "foster the long-term growth of Woot, allowing it to continue its passion for MORE

    - Jul 1, 2010 11:58 AM ET
  • Jeff Bezos's mission: Compelling small publishers to think big

    In the face of Kindle price cuts and wild iPad sales, Jeff Bezos is taking Amazon into new markets and onto every device he can. Will it be enough?

    Jeff Bezos has been dismissed before. For most of the dot-com boom, he was assumed to be a one-shot wonder, inches away from having his bookstore,, (AMZN) extinguished by Wal-Mart (WMT). Now, with Apple's (AAPL) mad rush into books and MORE

    - Jun 29, 2010 3:00 AM ET
  • Android-powered Nook eReader drops to $149/$199

    Barnes and Noble dropped the price of its Nook eBook reader today to $199 and introduced an even cheaper $149 Wifi-only Nook, sparking a price war with Amazon.

    The race to 'free' in eBook readers is on today as the standard Nook was dropped from $259 to $199 by Barnes and Noble (BKS).  The biggest news however, is that they introduced a new device that costs only $149 but can only use MORE

    - Jun 21, 2010 6:40 PM ET
  • Barnes & Noble bets on the Nook

    If you're the type of early Christmas shopper who bought a Kindle last week, I hope you kept the receipt. On October 20, Barnes & Noble (BKS) ceo Steve Riggio took the stage before hundreds of authors, agents, publishers and pundits to debut its electronic reader, the Nook.

    The Nook will sell for just $259, a steep discount from competitors like the Sony (SNE) Reader and the iRex DR800SG , which both retail for $399. The price suggests Barnes & Noble is going straight for Amazon (AMZN), which recently lowered the Kindle's price to $259.

    - Oct 20, 2009 8:05 PM ET
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