Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have announced this morning that they have formed a new partnership and will take the Nook and College businesses and form it into a new subsidiary in which Microsoft will own 17.6% and Barnes & Noble will own the remaining 82.4%.

Microsoft has invested $300 Million for the 17.6% stake in Newco and this strategy was formed in order to capitalize the rapid growth of the Nook business and accelerate the transition to e-reading. Check out the source to read the full press release below.


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wow, what a big investment! O___o
but I love Barnes & Nobles ^^

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