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Barnes & Noble Nook (styled NOOK) is a suite of "e-book readers developed by the company,[50] based on the "Android platform. The first device was announced in the "United States on October 20, 2009 and was released November 30, 2009, for $259.[51] On June 21, 2010, Barnes & Noble reduced the Nook's price to $199, as well as launched a new "Wi-Fi-only model, for $149, and released a Nook colored touch screen for $249.[52]

The Nook competes with the "Amazon Kindle, "Kobo eReader, and other e-reader offerings and color tablets used sometimes as readers, such as Apple's "iBooks for "iOS devices. Various Nook models feature a 6-inch, 7-inch, or larger "touchscreen.[53] Version 1.3 of the Nook introduced "Wi-Fi connectivity, a web browser, a dictionary, "chess, and "sudoku games, and a separate, smaller color touchscreen that serves as the primary input device. The Nook also features a Read in Store capability that allows visitors to stream and read any book for up to one hour while shopping in a Barnes & Noble bookstore. According to a June 2010 "CNet article, the company planned to expand this feature to include periodicals in the near future.[54] The "color version of the Nook introduced a 7-inch color touchscreen and the ability to view at a portrait or landscape orientation.[55]

On April 30, 2012, Microsoft invested $300 million for a 17.6% stake in Nook, which valued the business at about $1.7 billion.[56]

In November 2012, the technology publications "Mashable and "Techdirt criticized the license agreement with which Barnes & Noble sells ebooks to consumers, pointing out that the rights to re-download a purchased ebook "expire when the customer's credit card expires, and a valid credit card must be added to the account to restore this functionality.[57][58]

In June 2014, Barnes & Noble had previously announced that it would spin off its Nook Digital division into a separate publicly traded company,[41][59] but as of 2016, Nook remains a part of Barnes & Noble. That same month, the company announced a partnership with "Samsung Electronics to make Nook tablets, as the bookseller moved forward with plans to revamp its digital business.[60] Samsung and Barnes & Noble introduced the "Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0 in August 2014, followed by the "Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 in October 2014. In December 2014, Barnes & Noble announced that it had ended its Nook partnership with Microsoft by buying back its stake.[61] Samsung and Barnes & Noble continue to introduce new Nook tablets.[62]

In March 2016, Barnes & Noble announced it would close the Nook App Store and Nook Video and in the UK close the Nook Store on March 15.[63] It will continue to sell e-books as well as digital magazines and newspapers in the US.

College bookstores[edit]

In August 2015, Barnes & Noble announced the completion of the separation of its Retail and College businesses. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. is now an independent public company and the parent of Barnes & Noble College, trading on the "New York Stock Exchange under the "ticker symbol, "BNED". Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, previously owned by company chairman Leonard Riggio, operated the self-proclaimed "world's largest bookstore" on "Fifth Avenue and 18th Street in "New York City, from 1932 to 2014. This flagship store carried a large variety of textbooks, medical and legal books, and medical supplies, in addition to the various trade titles carried at the company's main stores.[64]

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