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Barnes & Noble aims to make its "Nook" tablets more appealing to consumers by offering buyers access to Google's apps store, hoping to generate interest in the device.
May 3- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. *A day after the Walt Disney Company disclosed that it was ending apparel production in Bangladesh, that country's garment manufacturers expressed alarm that other Western corporations might follow Disney's lead.
May 3- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. *The Pentagon has redesigned its biggest "bunker buster" bomb with more advanced features intended to enable it to destroy Iran's most heavily fortified and defended nuclear site.
May 3- Barnes& Noble Inc:. *Announces Google play on nook hd and nook hd+. *Source text for Eikon* Further company coverage.
May 3- Barnes& Noble Inc aims to make its "Nook" tablets more appealing to consumers by offering buyers access to Google Inc's apps store, hoping to generate interest in a device that has made little headway against Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Apple Inc's iPad. Consumers told us they wanted more apps, " Barnes& Noble CEO William Lynch told Reuters.
LONDON, May 1- Erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" helped drive print and e-book sales in Britain to record levels in 2012 with publishers hailing figures on Wednesday as proof that digital books are not killing the traditional market quite yet.
Now the novel is dividing the nation's booksellers with dueling paperback editions: the original enigmatic blue cover and a flashy version with Leonardo DiCaprio front and center.
The Internet is challenging the broadcast television model, and the CEO of Liberty Media said it's not clear how this will play out.
March 22- Barnes& Noble Inc said on Friday it would give away a free Nook Simple Touch e-reader to any customer who buys its high-definition Nook HD+ tablet next week, a sign it may still be grappling with excess inventory of the unpopular e-reader. Returns of unsold Simple Touch devices have repeatedly pinched Barnes& Noble's results.
March 19- Liberty Media Corp will buy a 27 percent stake in Charter Communications Inc, signaling Chairman John Malone's return to his roots in cable television and a renewed appetite for consolidation in the sector. Chief Executive Greg Maffei said Liberty sees opportunities in U.S cable and that low interest rates made the deal attractive.
Despite economic headwinds and uncertainty in Washington, US consumers are rocketing ahead, leading analysts to revisit their GDP forecasts for the first quarter.
Two publishing industry groups are opposing Amazon.com request to own new domain names, The Wall Street Journal reported.
There has been the distinction between physical and electronic works--books, songs, movies--since digital goods became widely available a decade ago, but it is now under attack, both in the courts and the marketplace, reports The New York Times.
Feb 28- Barnes& Noble Inc reported a net loss for the holiday quarter, hurt by a sharp decline in sales in its Nook device and e-books business, at a time that Chairman Leonard Riggio is trying to buy the company's profitable bookstore unit. Last year Barnes& Noble carved out Nook and its college bookstore business into a new unit called Nook Media.
Feb 28- Barnes& Noble Inc reported a net loss for the holiday quarter, hurt by a sharp decline in sales in its Nook device and e-books business as well as lower sales at its bookstores and college bookstore chain.
Feb 28- Barnes& Noble Inc reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday, hurt by a sharp decline in sales in its Nook device and e-books business, as well as lower sales at its bookstores and college bookstore chain.
U.S. stock index futures struggled to hold gains Thursday, as investors digested a tepid GDP report against better-than-expected jobless claims news.
*Qtr loss per share 18 cents vs year-ago profit 71 cents. Feb 28- Barnes& Noble Inc reported a net loss for the holiday quarter, hurt by a sharp decline in sales in its Nook device and e-books business, at the same time that Chairman Leonard Riggio is trying to buy the company's profitable bookstore unit.
Feb 25- Barnes& Noble Inc said its chairman, Leonard Riggio, plans to make an offer for the company's bookstores, a deal that would result in splitting them off from the company's Nook device and e-book business, which has been losing ground to Amazon.com.
*VIX, Wall St's fear gauge, scores biggest jump since Aug. 18, 2011. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks on Monday suffered their biggest drop since November after a strong showing in Italian elections by groups opposed to the country's economic reforms triggered worry that Europe's debt problems could once again destabilize the global economy.