Categories: books

Can E-Books Save Barnes & Noble?

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on July 20

Digital downloads doomed brick-and-mortar music retailers like Tower Records and Virgin MegaStore. Now, booksellers are trying to stave off a similar fate by getting in the budding business of e-books….

Barnes & Noble: Who Needs Amazon’s Kindle?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on July 20

Move over Amazon, the race to electronically deliver books is heating up. Barnes & Noble, the largest bookstore chain by revenue, just became the latest company to launch its own…

Will’s Kindle Spark the Future of Reading?

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 19

I’m as interested as the next gadget watcher to see if Amazon can fulfill the sweeping promise Newsweek outlines for its Kindle e-book reader, coming out Monday. (BusinessWeek wrote about…

Benioff the Author Strikes Again

Posted by: Steve Hamm on November 09

Marc Benioff, chief executive of, has done a remarkable job of marketing his company and the software-as-service business model. But less known is his interest in philanthropy. Through the…


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