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Barnes & Noble plots new chapter by splitting Nook, retail store businesses

Barnes & Noble says, once again, that it's time for the company's retail shops and the Nook to split.

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Apple settles e-book antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.

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Nook's Windows apps halted for mysterious 'Microsoft Consumer Reader'

Buh-bye Nook, hello Nook content in a Microsoft-made native app?

Barnes & Noble outs a thinner, eye-friendlier Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble's revamped Nook GlowLight is an e-reader evolved to stand out in a world gone tablet crazy.

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Amazon MatchBook makes a big push for print book buyers to go digital

Amazon MatchBook, which lets customers who've previously bought the print edition of a book from Amazon score a digital copy on the cheap, is now open for business.

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook turns past print purchases into low-cost ebooks

It's yet another step in Amazon's merging of the physical and digital worlds—and another ploy for platform lock-in.

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Barnes & Noble continues slashing prices, reduces backlit Nook e-reader to $100

The awkwardly named Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight now undercuts both Amazon and Kobo's backlit e-readers.

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Amazon Kindle tops yearly Japan e-reader sales five months after launch

Amazon.com's Kindle e-reader has dominated the competition in Japan since its launch last year, according to new research, showing the company's low pricing and powerful brand may have overcome its late entrance into the market.

Review: Free and portable Briss cuts PDFs down to size

Snip away the unwanted parts of your PDFs with Briss. It's free, portable, and open-source.