Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 1, 2013

Nook HD, we hardly knew ye. During an earnings report last week, Barnes and Noble announced it would stop making its Nook line of tablets in-house. The company’s Nook business has lost a lot of money and dragged down the entire company’s results. It’s not all bad news for fans of Barnes and Noble’s mobile devices, though. The company said it would continue to develop e-readers in-house and build its digital content catalog, and would also create a partnership model for building Nook tablets with third party manufacturers. Having recently gained access to the Google Play store, Nook tablets were more appealing than ever before, but still didn’t fare well enough to help them stick around. Barnes and Noble will sell Nook tablets through the holiday season, however, which means we’re likely to see some deep discounts on the devices over the next six months. If you’re looking for an inexpensive tablet this holiday season, you could do a whole lot worse.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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