Barnes & Noble Marries Microsoft

April 30, 2012

The deal announced this morning between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft is one of the more curious tech deals of the past decade. (more…)

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Facebook is Running Scared

April 25, 2012

There’s an excellent article in the London Financial Times that’s the best I’ve yet seen describing the real challenge facing Facebook and by simple extension the Internet, as it exists today. (more…)

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Barnes & Noble: The Analysts Speak, Part 1

April 17, 2012

As part of the research for my study of Barnes & NobleStripping Covers off The Hunger Games: How 7 Billionaires are Deciding the Future of Book Publishing in America, I considered the wise views of the Wall Street analysts who have the task of following the company and forecasting its fate on the financial markets. (more…)

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What Have We Learned About Amazon Book Reviews?

April 16, 2012

Following is a ‘reader’s digest’ summation of some of the scholarly research published in the last five years that analyses out how Amazon’s book review system functions. (more…)


Running the Numbers on Barnes & Noble

April 13, 2012

In the wake of media speculation of the impact of the Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin and the secondary speculation of the impact on Barnes & Noble I thought I’d run a few numbers and see what story they might reveal. (more…)

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