Microsoft invests in Nook e-books

  1. Hengis

    Hengis Proud PCHF'er since 2004 Tech Member Elite Member

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    Ermmm...I'm sure this particular "ship" has already sailed MS....

    Microsoft has invested $300m (£185m) in a digital venture with US bookseller Barnes and Noble.

    The deal could make Barnes and Noble's Nook e-book reader available to millions of new customers, integrating it with the Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system.

    The as-yet unnamed new company will be 82.4% owned by Barnes and Noble, with Microsoft getting a 17.6% stake.

    The news caused the book store chain's shares to double in pre-market trading.

    Barnes & Noble shares were up 92%, while Microsoft increased by less than 1%.
    The new joint venture will be be home to the bookseller's digital and college businesses.

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    Heard this on the way into work this morning. Going to be interesting seeing what they do with it, if anything
     
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    Yep, will watch and wait...