Barnes & Noble’s College Humor

February 27, 2015

There’s no question that Barnes & Noble is making the right move in splitting its placid college bookstore division from its tumultuously flailing NOOK division. The only question is why the heck they merged the two units in the first place. (more…)

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Microsoft Won’t Save Barnes & Noble

May 12, 2013

After a vague but vaguely credible report earlier this week from TechCrunch there’s no end to the discussion about whether Microsoft really intends to purchase the portion of Nook Media still held by Barnes & Noble and what that could mean to both companies. (more…)

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Has XML Failed Publishing?

October 28, 2012

XML will be celebrating its official 15th anniversary on February 10, 2013.

By many measures it has been a huge success. There are thousands of XML dialects used across a vast swath of the sciences, in business and in ecommerce.

By the measure of the book publishing community it’s been less than a huge success. (more…)

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Amazon Strikes Again at Barnes & Noble

May 8, 2012

“How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
– Proverbs 1:22

This afternoon Amazon once again reminded us that Barnes & Noble doesn’t have a prayer in hell of blocking its way. (more…)

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Oh Yes, About That Lawsuit…

May 1, 2012

I mention in my previous post regarding Microsoft’s just-announced investment in Barnes & Noble’s Newco the benefit Microsoft gained by using the skeletal deal structure as a vehicle to settle its outstanding patent litigation with Barnes & Noble. (more…)

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