Barnes and Noble to spin off Nook HD

CNN announces that as the sales of barnes and Noble ereaders tumbled, the company reconsiders its strategy.

Barnes & Noble is starting to have second thoughts about the Nook.
After sales of the e-reader and tablet line fell 34% in the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, which ended in April, Barnes & Noble executives said Tuesday that it’s time for a change in strategy.

The bookseller will stay the course on its e-reader business, but Barnes & Noble plans to pursue a partnership to help it make Nook HD tablets. The company will continue to sell Nook tablets in stores, but future devices might be co-branded with the new manufacturer’s name as well as the Barnes & Noble logo.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/25/technology/mobile/barnes-and-noble-nook/#!/articles/2013/05/09/technology/mobile/microsoft-nook-barnes-and-noble.json

At the same time Microsoft plans to buy the Nook, in which has already invested…

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei – Professor of Communication at Purdue University – studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei’s teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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