Barnes & Noble And Microsoft Still Aim To Seal Partnership By Fall | Talking Points Memo

Barnes & Noble announced two new Google Android-based Nook tablets on Wednesday without much mention of its new business partner Microsoft, a curious omission given the companies’ big announcement five months earlier that they’d be teaming up on a new company, “Newco,” that would include the entire Nook line, all of Barnes & Noble’s e-books and digital content, and future jointly developed devices and digital services.

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