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Websitebarnesandnoble.co...
CategoryMobile/Wireless
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TOTAL $390M
FUNDING TOTAL $390M
Private Equity, 1/2012
Microsoft
$300M
Private Equity, 12/2012
Pearson
$89.5M

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Nook Media

Nook Media spun out from Barnes & Noble in 2012. Nook Media is a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble.

Microsoft invested in early 2012 and owns 16.8% and Pearson at the end of 2012 owns a 5% stake.

The nook is an electronic book reader produced by Barnes & Noble and runs on the Android platform. The nook will compete with the Amazon Kindle, iPad, Google’s Nexus 7, Kobo, Sony Reader, and other readers. It is has Wi-Fi connectivity, a six inch E Ink display, and a separate, 7” and 9” color touchscreen that serves as the primary input device. The device also has a MicroSD slot for extra storage. Some nooks have a user replaceable battery and a memory card slot as well.

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Above: Nook Media Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 12/31/12

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  1. Pearson Acquires Stake in Nook Unit (online.wsj.com) [edit]
  2. Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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