Microsoft considering $1 billion offer to buy Nook Media

By Jos · 8 replies
May 9, 2013
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  1. Already an investor in Barnes & Noble’s e-reader business, Microsoft is reportedly considering a $1 billion bid to buy complete control of Nook Media. The joint venture was spun off last year with the help of $300 million from Redmond...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Maybe they're spending a billion so they can finally get a Nook app for Windows Phone...
  3. AnilD

    AnilD TS Enthusiast Posts: 39   +23

    Now that'd be a perfectly good waste of a billion dollars.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    For real though, it's probably to round out their media offerings. Music, games, videos and ebooks.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +855

    Microsoft doing another "one step forward, two steps backward."
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    No it isnt. Microsoft is desperate. It may be a bit too much, but it will be a good deal if it succeeds. Their OS will match perfectly on it. I agree with Tom though, it is one step forward and two steps backwards. 1 step forward = good implementation of the OS. 2 steps back = not worth $1 billion and Nook is not worth that money.
  7. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,308   +1,401

    Everyone likes to hates on Microsoft but they have remained very profitable. A billion dollars is hardly a scratch in their wallet. Investors might not be too happy but that isn't going to stop them from making money.
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Id much rather see them invest in my company then throw it away on this. Microsoft, go into music, we will NOT disappoint you! :) "in all seriousness" good for you Microsoft, good for you...
  9. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Everyone Hates Microsoft, and yet, everyone owes their personal computing experience to Microsoft and Microsoft alone. B&N Nook is very profitable because it has a profitable following. I personally know of more than a handful of people who are dreading their Nook becoming useless. Microsoft getting into e-readers and e-book sales is a great idea for the company and for publishing.

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