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How Microsoft's cash will bolster Barnes & Noble e-readersupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 18:09:00

News that Microsoft has sunk $300 million into a venture with Barnes & Noble sends a clear signal that the computing giant and the bookseller aim to shake up the e-book market with new ammo in their fight against Amazon and Apple.

Review: Barnes & Noble's new glowing Nook is a winnerupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 17:28:00

Sometimes you just want to read. Digital's best answer for that simple urge is the now venerable E Ink e-reader. These monochromatic devices are not only holding on in the face of stiff LCD-based tablet competition, they're innovating. The latest update comes from Barnes & Noble, which added an LED-based "GlowLight" to its Nook Simple Touch e-reader.

'Harry Potter' series finally available as e-booksupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 15:57:00

Finally, fans of the world's most famous boy wizard can follow his fight against the evil Lord Voldemort on their e-readers.

Lionsgate announces 24 advance screenings for 'Hunger Games'updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 10:40:00

There are less than 24 days left until the theatrical release of The Hunger Games (did you hear that EW is the official sponsor of District 7?), and in celebration of the countdown, Lionsgate has announced 24 advanced screenings of the film to coincide with the story's 24 tributes fighting to the death.

CNNMoney: Why your cell phone bill is going upupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 06:04:00

This is part three of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble unveils $199 Nook Tabletupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 11:24:00

Barnes & Noble will sell a cheaper version of its Nook Tablet for $199, the same price as Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.

CNNMoney: Amazon earnings OK, but stock slides 10%updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 18:38:00

Amazon's fourth-quarter sales results weren't awful, but investors went ahead and punished the stock severely anyway.

Ownership of tablets, e-readers almost doubles in one monthupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 11:49:00

A new report from one of the Web's leading researchers spells out what news reports have suggested: that tablet computers and e-readers made a huge leap in popularity this holiday season.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble may spin off Nook e-readerupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 17:52:00

Barnes & Noble is considering spinning off its Nook business, the company said Thursday in an announcement that sent investors reeling.

CNNMoney: Earnings look good? Think againupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 13:16:00

Are you ready for some earnings? The good news is that profits, at first blush, will be solid. But when you look beneath the surface, results won't be nearly as robust.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble unveils $249 Nook Tabletupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 18:08:00

Barnes & Noble is charging into the cut-price tablet wars with the Nook Tablet, a $249 lightweight tablet optimzed for reading e-books, streaming movies and browsing the Web.

It's Nook vs. Kindle: Round IIupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 16:10:00

The rivalry is so intense that Barnes & Noble actually spoke its competitor's name:

Tablet wars heat up with Kindle Fireupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 09:26:00

Amazon unveils its iPad competitor tablet, the Kindle Fire.

Why Amazon doesn't scare Apple updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 09:26:00

Ever since Amazon unveiled its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet in September, a lingering phrase has been attached to the low-cost, high-profile device: "the iPad's first true Android competitor."

Nook Tablet coming November 16 updated: Fri Nov 04 2011 09:30:00

Barnes & Noble will launch a new member of the Nook family of tablets and e-readers, the Nook Tablet, on November 16 for $249, according to leaked presentation slides published by Engadget.

Study: Tablet users are rich, educated, news-lovingupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 12:00:00

Owners of iPads and other tablet devices tend to be news junkies who are wealthier and more highly educated than than the general population, according to a new report.

Smaller, cheaper tablets could become a big dealupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 11:51:00

Smaller tablet computers that are significantly more affordable and portable than the iPad are finally starting to hit the United States -- and they could hit a crucial sweet spot in the consumer market.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble yanks Kindle exclusive comics from its shelvesupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 16:53:00

Don't share with Barnes & Noble, and you'll face the book behemoth's wrath. One week after DC Comics handed over exclusive digital rights for some of its comic books to Amazon, B&N fired back by yanking physical copies of those books off its store shelves.

CNNMoney: Amazon brings Kindle e-books to 11,000 librariesupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:53:00

It's an e-book perk that often flies under the radar: Many bricks-and-mortar libraries are now lending out electronic editions.

Google e-reader to go on sale July 17updated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:14:00

Google has announced its plans to launch a Google eBooks-optimized e-reader on July 17.

More Americans buying e-readers than tablets, study saysupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:38:00

Ads touting Apple's iPad seem to be everywhere, but e-readers such as's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook are actually more popular with consumers, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Harry Potter adventures to be continued... onlineupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:33:00

Harry Potter's final literary chapter may have come to an end, but millions of fans can now continue following the boy wizard's adventures online with the launch Thursday of an interactive e-book series.

CNNMoney: J.K. Rowling to release Harry Potter e-books herselfupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 09:49:00

Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling will, for the first time, release the famous children's stories in e-book form in October through a new website called Pottermore.

Consumer Reports: Nook beats Kindle for the first timeupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:38:00

The new Nook is barely better than the Kindle.

5 reasons why e-books aren't there yetupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 08:57:00

There are no two ways about it: E-books are here to stay. Unless something as remarkable as Japan's reversion to the sword occurs, digital books are the 21st century successor to print.

B&N slaps down Amazon in e-reader battery life spatupdated: Thu May 26 2011 07:57:00

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are duking it out over the respective battery lives of the Kindle and the new touch-screen Nook.

Nook Color update turns the e-reader into a tabletupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 12:55:00

Barnes & Noble has released a major update to its e-reader, Nook Color, which pushes the device far into tablet territory.

Apple: We want a cut of Amazon, Sony e-book salesupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 07:54:00

Apple has responded to the furor over its supposed App Store policy changes that many believe could affect the popular Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader apps.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble unveils color Nook with touchscreenupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 23:08:00

Barnes & Noble unveiled a new full-color, touchscreen version of its Nook e-reader Tuesday in New York City.

Is Barnes & Noble unveiling a color Nook?updated: Mon Oct 25 2010 18:19:00

Will Barnes & Noble fire the latest shot in the escalating e-reader battles with a color version of the Nook?

Kindle ad seeks to 'expose' the iPadupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 16:21:00

Amazon's new commercial for its Kindle e-reader is using some exposure to go after Apple's iPad -- and not just the bikini-clad actress in the ad.

CNNMoney: Is Kindle 3 a game-ender for e-reader wars?updated: Thu Jul 29 2010 15:06:00

Amazon unveiled its long-awaited Kindle 3 on Thursday, slashing the price to $139 and setting the tech world abuzz about what the move means for the ongoing e-reader wars.

At $139, is the new Kindle 'cheap?'updated: Thu Jul 29 2010 11:23:00

Prices in consumer electronics tend to fluctuate wildly.

The new face of reading? Some e-books now outselling hardbacksupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 12:52:00

Call them the new hardcovers -- without the covers.

CNNMoney: Apple sells 3 million iPadsupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 12:42:00

Less than three months after its iPad launch, Apple sold its 3 millionth unit of the table device on Monday, the company announced.

CNNMoney: E-reader price war breaks out: Kindle, Nook cutsupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 17:17:00

Take that, Kobo. As e-reader competition heats up, Barnes & Noble responded Monday by cutting the price of its flagship Nook to $199 and introducing a low-cost, Wi-Fi-only version for $149.

Bold new e-readers grab attention at CESupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 15:10:00

The first generation of electronic readers had little more than black-and-white text. The second generation had black-and-white text, simple graphics and Web connectivity.

E-readers all the rage at CESupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 15:10:00

HLN's Joe Carter reports on the hottest e-readers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

CNNMoney: Cyber Monday: A lot of clicking and shoppingupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 10:27:00

Did Cyber Monday outshine Black Friday this year?

CNNMoney: Cyber Monday shoppers: 4 million per minuteupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 15:34:00

Not satisfied with your holiday weekend shopping? Don't worry, it's Cyber Monday.

Follow Friday: Techie Twitterers to knowupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 09:12:00

This has been a wild week for tech news.

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