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Borders customer data transfers to Barnes & Noble, privacy concerns arise

Borders customer data transfers to Barnes & Noble, privacy concerns arise

If you were sad that Borders closed this July, and with it all of the data on which books you purchased when, you may be in luck, because Barnes & Noble owns that data now. During the bankruptcy court which saw the sales of Borders assets across the board, personal data (preferences in reading material, DVDs, music, etc) of some 45 million Borders customers included, Barnes & Noble saw the opportunity and grabbed for it, and just this last week, that court approved such a sale. What does that mean, exactly? Will they now know everything about my LIFE? Not exactly.

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NOOK Color expands to Target Superstore nationwide

NOOK Color expands to Target Superstore nationwide

Today Barnes & Noble have announced their newest sales partner for the NOOK Color and what's now called the NOOK Simple Touch Reader. It is Target, the superstore based right here in my home city of Minneapolis, with both versions of the NOOK now available at Target stores nationwide. This makes the NOOK one of the most widely in-store available ereaders on the circuit, currently sitting in stores at Best Buy, Books-A-Million, Fred Meyer, Office Max, P.C. Richard & Sons, Radio Shack, Staples, Target, Walmart, and of course Barnes & Noble. This addition began on October 2nd and you should start to see the tablets in stores across the USA soon.

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Barnes & Noble may launch Nook Color 2 in September

Barnes & Noble may launch Nook Color 2 in September

Barnes & Noble's may be launching a second-generation Nook Color sometime in September, according to sources from the supply side. The Nook Color is one of the only e-readers to offer a simple lightweight e-reader experience as well as some tablet functionality with its color touchscreen LCD display and Android-powered interface capable of web-browsing, email, and apps.

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Kindle, WSJ, Spotify iOS apps & more lose store links

Kindle, WSJ, Spotify iOS apps & more lose store links

Multiple iOS apps have been updated this weekend to remove in-app purchasing links, with the WSJ, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Spotify and others apparently complying with Apple's stricter rules. Apple quietly updated its terms & conditions back in June, no longer preventing services from selling content outside of apps - as had been originally the case - but insisting that in-app links to external stores be removed.

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Barnes and Noble NOOK NYTimes Subscribers Get Web-Based Bonus

Barnes and Noble NOOK NYTimes Subscribers Get Web-Based Bonus

Those of you with a NOOK on hand that have a hankering for some most popular newspaper in the world reading are in luck, The New York Times is giving a bonus to everyone who loves their paper enough to get a subscription via Barnes & Noble's most lovable ereaders. Every NOOK, NOOKcolor (also known as NOOK Color) or all-new NOOK ereader owners, essentially anyone with access to the NOOK NewsStand will be able to get access to not only a subscription to The New York Times but to the NYTime.com website as well - double win!

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Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Rovio has been busy developing a new location-based feature for its immensely popular Angry Birds game. The new game format called Angry Birds Magic will have real-world tie-ins that let users unlock extra game content depending on where they're physically located. Today, we find out that the lucky users of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-readers will be the very first to try out Angry Birds Magic.

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The All-New NOOK hands-on and unboxing video

The All-New NOOK hands-on and unboxing video

Barnes & Noble's original NOOK threw complexity at Amazon's Kindle to try to carve a spot in the growing ereader market. A dual-screen device pairing both E Ink and touchscreen LCD panels, it found some favor among users but undoubtedly intimidated others looking for a purist reading experience. No such complaints about focus with the All-New NOOK, however: a simple, black-framed e-paper square with discrete touchscreen control and its attention fixed on reading. Check out our unboxing and first impressions after the cut.

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