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Abracadabra: Barnes and Noble Transforms the Nook Color

by Allen Weiner  |  April 25, 2011  |  12 Comments

Barnes and Noble has made good on its promise of upgrading the firmware on its Nook Color, launched in October 2010, by announcing that Froyo, aka Android 2.2, will now be available to Nook Color owners. The upgrade for the $249 device can be done immediately through “sideloading” (download from web and install) or via […]

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Google Takes Publishers, Consumers to the Cloud

by Allen Weiner  |  December 6, 2010  |  3 Comments

Google’s entry into the digital publishing space with the launch of its eBookstore, partner program and device neutral distribution scheme is a big deal. On first look, there is the significant impact on rivals in the distribution space (Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and Amazon) as they face new competition. However, as the first “media […]

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The E-Reader Trifecta: Amazon, Google and Apple

by Allen Weiner  |  February 11, 2009  |  Comments Off

In the research that led to our report, “Publishers Explore Digital Editions, Devices as New Channel Opportunities,” Mike McGuire and I debated/handicapped the merits of various e-reader devices and their chances of becoming the go-to gadgets for reading books, magazines and newspapers. Our conclusions were, well…inconclusive. With recent events, those inconclusive conclusions are even more…well… […]

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Do I Miss My N95?

by Allen Weiner  |  October 22, 2008  |  3 Comments

About six weeks ago, I shelled out $299 for an iPhone as our corporate policy changed to allow us to use the device to access company email and calendar services. For someone who travels as much as I do, this was a big step which allows me to stay in touch without finding a WiFi […]

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