Microsoft And Barnes & Noble Announce Partnership For Ebooks

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble are announcing a new partnership to develop and sell educational ebooks on the Nook e-reader. Microsoft is investing $300 million in the subsidiary, while B&N will own the remaining 82 percent of it. (The new operation is being provisionally called "Newco," though the official release clarifies that B&N has "not yet decided on the name.") Educational ebooks and digital materials, an area Apple waded into with enthusiasm earlier this year, will be a key focus of the partnership, extending B&N's interest in education through its existing B&N College and B&N Study materials. A Nook app for Windows 8 is also in the works. To read news items as they develop watch for more Fast Feed stories during the day, by clicking here.   Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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