John Paczkowski

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Barnes & Noble: $25 Off the Nook Color if You Leave Our Stock Price Alone!

The looming November launch of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet means bad tidings for Barnes & Noble this holiday season. That seems to be the market’s sentiment, anyway.

Fearing competitive pressure on Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color tablet, investors brutalized the bookseller’s shares in midafternoon trading. BKS tumbled more than 8 percent to $11.45 before recovering slightly. As I write this, it’s trading at $12.30, down more than 6 percent.

And Barnes & Noble is clearly feeling the fear. Almost immediately following Amazon’s announcement, the company broadcast an e-mail promotion to its customers offering $25 off the Nook Color along with free shipping.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work