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Microsoft Buys MFA Vendor ‘PhoneFactor’; B&N-Microsoft Joint Venture Named ‘Nook Media LLC’

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Microsoft has purchased “PhoneFactor,” a provider of phone-based, two-factor authentication offerings, for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced on October 4.

For those of you not familiar “PhoneFactor, is an industry leader in phone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) and their solutions bring a unique blend of security and convenience to …

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Settles Patent Dispute; Formed New Subsidiary to Accelerate the Transition to e-Reading

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have settled their patent litigation, and moving forward, as both the companies formed a strategic partnership, to accelerate the transition to e-reading, through a new subsidiary “Newco,” which’ll bring together the digital and College businesses of Barnes & Noble.

Among others, one benefits for customers will be a …

Apple and Five Other Publishers Faces Lawsuit Over eBook Price Fixing

The US Justice Department today filed a antitrust lawsuit in a New York district court against Apple and publishers Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, …

Twitter Movile App for Android & iPhone Update Lands with ‘Swipe, Android 4.0, Kindle Fire, Nook’ Support

Twitter has updated its iOS and Android apps with long overdue usability enhancements and new design and functionality improvements including the swipe shortcut.

Twitter for iOS version 4.1, brings back the handy swipe shortcut: Just swipe a tweet in your home timeline to reply to, retweet, favorite or share it, or view the …

Video: Drop Test: Nook Tablet Vs. Kindle Fire – Instructions to Root Nook Tablet

A YouTube video embedded below did a durabilty test on the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire‘s screen shattered fairly effusively while the Nook took some long cracks in the corner.

And, the winner, of course was the Nook Tablet.

The Nook Table features includes: …

Amazon 9/28 Press Event, Amazon Android Tablet Expected

Amazon sent out press invitation for its conference slated for September 28 at 10 AM EDT. Aside from a mention of the time and date, it offers little else to chew on.

Could the Amazon tablet make its first appearance? If the rumors are true, Amazon has a 7-inch “media tablet” that runs …

Android Market Hits 6B Downloads Mark, Android Captures 22% European Market, Top 20 Android Apps in US – Angry Birds Hits 350M Downloads

According to a lates Nielsen study, “aside from the Android Market app itself, Facebook, Google Maps and Gmail are the most used among U.S. Android users 18 years and older.” Nielsen analyzed the data from on-device meters on thousands of Android smartphones.

“While many of the top 20 apps, including: Pandora and two …

Microsoft e-Books on ‘Windows 7, SQL Server, WP7, VS 2010’ Now Free for Kindle, iPad and Other Mobile Devices

Microsoft has been offering a collection of free e-books to customers interested in getting insight into a range of its technologies for over half a year now, and the company is upping the ante, by providing new flavors of the resources tailored to mobile devices.

“Until now, the 9 free ebooks were only …

Barnes & Noble and Kobo Introduces Touchscreen ‘Nook Simple Touch’ and ‘Kobo eReader’

Just a day after, Kobo introduced the “Kobo eReader” Touch Edition which’s bound for Borders in the U.S. and Indigo in Canada later this month for $129.99. And, today, Barnes and Noble unveiled its new touchscreen “Nook Simple” Touch e-reader.

 

Like the Kobo Touch Edition, Nook …

Barnes & Noble: Microsoft Attacking Android to Eliminate Windows Phone 7 Competition

Barnes & Noble has filed its response to Microsoft’s claim from earlier this year that the Android-based Nook e-reader violates Microsoft patents — complete with allegations around Microsoft’s tactics around patent-enforcement tactics and royalty-charging plans — saying that the software giant is using the legal system to try to eliminate competition for its Windows Phone …

Microsoft Sues Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, Inventec for Patent Infringement Over Android e-Readers

Microsoft filed a patent infringement lawsuit in International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington, against Barnes & Noble, the manufacturers of its e-readers on Monday March 21st. The targets: Barnes & Noble, Foxconn International Holdings and Inventec. The latter two manufacture Android e-readers sold under Barnes & Noble’s …

Readability HTML5 Mobile Web App Re-launches, Eschews Apple App Store

After having their recent iOS app pulled from the App Store by Apple, Readability has now turned to Open Web technologies and re-launched an HTML5-powered Web app to experience on most popular tablets and smart phones.

To install, simply visit readability.com and add the app to your home screen on a mobile device. …

Android Honeycomb Ported to Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color Tablet [Video]

Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been ported to the Nook Color. Most core functionality is still not available, but the delicious Honeycomb interface is very much in effect.

The B&N, out of the box, runs a customized version of Android 2.1 — and it sports the same CPU and GPU as the Droid 2 …

IDC: Tablet Market Grew 45.1% in Q3 of 2010 Worldwide

IDC’s Q3’2010 data show that the worldwide media tablet market grew 45.1%, exclusively by global demand for Apple iPad, which represented nearly 90% of the media tablets shipped worldwide in 3Q10. This’s because of it’s high demand which managed to take out 87.4% or 4.2 Million units of the worldwide market. The popularity of the …

Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color Running Ubuntu Linux OS

Ever wondered if your $249 e-book reader was able to run a full-fledged desktop operating system? XDA member has prepared a guide to allow users to run Ubuntu on the Barnes and Noble’s tablet slash e-book reader. The devices like tablets should be ideal for this OS as they don’t have the limitation of a …