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nook app for windows 8

A couple of weeks after Amazon released its Kindle app for Windows 8, Barnes & Noble’s Nook app has launched in the Microsoft App Store. Nook for Windows 8 includes some of the discovery-related features that Barnes & Noble also added to its new Nook HD tablets. Read more »

This holiday season, go into your local Target and you’ll see CNET reviews alongside digital cameras, tablets and other electronics. Target and CNET’s partnership is designed to help undecided shoppers make purchasing decisions, but it could also help prevent showrooming. Read more »

European Union Flag

Reuters cites two unidentified sources who says that the European Commission has accepted Apple and four publishers’ proposed ebook pricing settlement. As we previously reported, the EU settlement includes Apple, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan parent company Holtzbrinck. Macmillan and Apple are not settling in the U.S. Read more »

Nike’s VP, digital sport Stefan Olander said Monday at GigaOM RoadMap that Nike’s wearable technology thrives on the fact that people want credit for their athletic activity. Forty percent of the runs completed through Nike’s GPS running app are shared on either Facebook or Path. Read more »

Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced poor third-quarter earnings Friday morning, which did not come as a surprise following the layoffs and magazine closures the company announced Thursday afternoon. Publishing and broadcasting revenues fell significantly, with a bright spot in the merchandising segment. Read more »

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A Columbia/Indiana University study on reactions to the New York Times paywall suggests that newspapers enacting paywalls should emphasize financial need, not profit, when explaining them to readers. Still, many readers won’t pay. Read more »

SONY ELECTRONICS NEW EREADER

In an attempt to gain a larger slice of the ebook market, struggling Sony is launching a virtual book club. 25 “VIP members” will be chosen to receive a free Sony Reader and ebooks in exchange for promoting the book club online. Read more »

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