The arrival of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook effectively ends Barnes & Noble's ill-fated foray into hardware design. But what's in it for Samsung?
20th Century Fox and NBCUniversal programs will be available as the new tablets launch this week.
The Nook maker's stock rose to $26 at open today, doubling its Friday closing price. Shares cooled off a bit as the morning moved along, but not by all that much.
Michael Huseby, who started as CFO and was promoted to president last year, will lead the bookseller's retail, college, and Nook Media operations.
The bookstore operator said it will separate its retail unit from its Nook Media business.
The bookseller's devices and e-books business blames "lower average selling prices and lower device unit sales" for a more than 32 percent decrease in revenue during its fiscal second quarter.
Barnes & Noble has released its Nook app for Windows 8 in 31 countries outside the US.
The software giant will invest $300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, giving it a 17.6 percent equity stake in the company. The Nook digital bookstore will be bundled with Windows 8.
Leonard Riggio, who also serves as the bookseller's chairman, plans to make an offer for Barnes & Noble's retail locations and online store but not its Nook e-reader and tablet business.
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