Thomas Galvin
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Engadget is reporting that Microsoft is investing $300 Million into Barnes & Noble’s Nook, forming a “strategic partnership”. I have absolutely no idea what this means for the publishing industry, but it is nice to see the underdog eReader getting someone to stand in its corner.

Update

Digital Book World reports that this is aiming largely at digital classroom material:

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble will collaborate on “management and distribution of online course materials” and will “build a robust platform for digital and physical distribution of course materials, providing schools with unrivaled course management and retail services,” said [Barnes & Noble CEO William] Lynch.

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