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  • David Jackson
    $BKS says it will offer $GOOG's Google Play apps on its Nook. Would that make you buy a Nook? Is this a threat to $AMZN's Kindle business?
    5/3/13
    Reply (14)
    • David Jackson: For more info, here's an article about this: http://on.mash.to/ZrFUMI
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    • bd4uandu: Seems like more a niche product for B&N customers. I wonder can you run the Kindle app on it?
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    • bd4uandu: I used to enjoy the trips to the book store then there was Amazon.
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    • David Jackson: Yes, there's a Kindle App in Google Play, so you'll be able to run that on the Nook.
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    • David Jackson: They'll just make sure that their own ebook service is prominent.
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    • bd4uandu: Do you think Google might absorb them?
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    • David Jackson: No - Google already bought Motorola to get into the hardware business, and it doesn't need BKS's book business or physical stores.
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    • David Jackson: And buying MOT now looks like it was a big mistake - it's contributed nothing to the spread of Android on tablets and smartphones.
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    • David Jackson: The reason at the time was for the patents, but not clear now how important that was.
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    • bd4uandu: This might be last gasp for the Nook then.
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    • bd4uandu: Too tell the truth I don't know much about Nook and didn't even consider it when buying an eReader. It's not marketed well outside of B&N.
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    • bd4uandu: In doing a quick search I see they are in bed with Mr. Softy. Funny now they are cozying up with Google. Not enough action with Mr. Softy?
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    • bd4uandu: Seems that any tablet or computer with the kindle app can be used as a eReader. Why buy a Nook? The kindle I can go from one device to...
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    • bd4uandu: another with out even loosing my place. The Nook is probably similar but Amazons content is the tie breaker.
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