Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:51
Microsoft has offered to buy Nook Media for $1bn, according to reports.
TechCrunch cites internal documents it has seen revealing that Microsoft would want to buy the e-book business out of Nook Media, but leave behind the college...
Fri, 26/10/2012 - 08:00
Microsoft has launched its Surface tablet, which it hopes to compete with Apple and Google in the increasingly competitive tablet market this Christmas.
The company has unveiled the device, priced £399, at its Windows 8 launch in the US. It will play games, videos and have a pre-installed version of Windows 8 software called RT...
Thu, 28/06/2012 - 10:13
Google has launched a seven-inch tablet device to rival Amazon’s Kindle Fire, in a move that is set to raise the profile of Google Play, its platform for selling e-books and other digital products.
The internet company revealed its new device, the Nexus 7, made by Taiwanese company Asus, at its I/O developers' conference in...
Tue, 19/06/2012 - 09:30
Computer giant Microsoft is to launch a tablet device competing head-on with Apple's iPad, for the fast-growing tablet market. The Surface, which offers a slightly larger screen than the iPad, will "be priced like comparable tablets".
The new device was unveiled by Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer at an event for...
Fri, 08/06/2012 - 07:00
The Nook application will be pre-loaded onto Microsoft’s Windows 8 programme when it launches in the US in summer, B&N c.e.o. William Lynch has revealed.
Speaking yesterday (7th June) at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, America, Lynch said a Nook app would be pre-loaded onto the programme for...
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 11:59
Microsoft has invested $300m in Barnes and Noble, forming “a new subsidiary” of the bookselling chain to include the store’s Nook, digital and college business.
The companies have announced the new “strategic partnership”, which aims to “accelerate the transition into e-reading", today (30th...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 08:25
Microsoft has filed a patent application for the "Virtual Page Turn", giving the company ownership over the animation of a page-flip on an ebook's touch-screen, the Register reports.
The filing, which was made...
Sun, 21/02/2010 - 09:33
The Google Settlement judge Denny Chin heard a barrage of complaints about the revised deal at the Fairness Hearing held yesterday in New York (18th February), but gave little away as to his own thinking or when he would deliver a ruling.
Wed, 09/09/2009 - 07:19
Microsoft has made one of the "most outspoken attacks" on the legal settlement being pursued by Google over digital rights to out of print works, the FT reports.
In a court filing made yesterday (8th September), the computer company branded the proposals, allowing Google to make content available freely as long as it is deemed...
Wed, 28/05/2008 - 13:10
Microsoft's shock decision to wind down its Live Search Books programme has left a host of UK publishers in the lurch, with many having signed up to the programme at the London Book Fair in April.
Participating publishers first heard of the decision on Friday 23rd May when Microsoft director of publisher evangelism Clifford Guren...