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    News - Microsoft is considering buying out Nook Media

    MS offering a cool $1 billion to buy the complete digital assets says TechCrunch.
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    Re: News - Microsoft is considering buying out Nook Media

    Can't say as I'm surprised. I've always had severe doubts about B&N's commitment to eBooks after being a victim of their takeover of eReader/Fictionwise many years ago - suddenly finding that titles I'd bought were "not available outside of the US" and the range that was offered to the "international" market was awful.

    From what I understand, although the Nook's a pretty good eReader device, the Kindle has better support so it's the clear market leader - and one that's going to be difficult to challenge. And yes, I've got a Kindle myself.

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    Re: News - Microsoft is considering buying out Nook Media

    The consuming machine called Microsoft is at it again. Consume, digest and turn into poo...

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    Re: News - Microsoft is considering buying out Nook Media

    Also no ability to buy back issues of magazines

    And the fact that subscriptions of magazines disappear after 10 months unless archived is just plain stupid

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