A new filing with the SEC shows that Barnes and Noble could discontinue its Nook app for Windows 8.1 in favor of a "Microsoft Consumer Reader" app. A planned Windows Phone Nook app may be dead.
Hands On: Preview of HP's new $200 laptop
Nest Learning Thermostat: The Next Generation, review
HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini review
Your Christmas Gaming Guide
Forza Horizon 2 Launch
The latest table for Pinball FX2, Venom, reviewed
12 Days of Deals: Save $130 on a HP Pavilion x2 2-in-1 PC
Barnes and Noble has confirmed it has made cuts to its Nook division but added that the group's hardware team has not been eliminated, contrary to previous reports.
Barnes and Noble has announced that going forward it will no longer make its own Nook tablets, choosing instead to enter into agreements with unnamed third party manufacturers to make future tablets.
Last week rumor spread that Microsoft is interested in purchasing Nook Media, but a new report citing a "highly placed source inside Microsoft" claims the original rumor is completely untrue.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft is considering a buyout of most of Nook Media, the subsidiary of Barnes and Noble that includes the Nook tablets and eReader business, for $1 billion.
Microsoft already owns part of Nook Media, which is mostly owned by Barnes and Noble, but one person is speculating that Microsoft could jump in and buy all of Barnes and Noble.
Barnes and Noble admitted today that sales of its Nook tablets were below expectations for the nine week holiday period, but stopped short of sharing specific sales numbers.
Barnes and Noble has announced that UK-based learning company Pearson will invest $89.5 million in Nook Media, its subsidiary that also includes Microsoft as an investor.