February 27th, 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.
May 12th, 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.
October 28th, 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.
May 8th, 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.
May 1st, 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.