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Episode 409

Tech News Today 409: The Lenovo Mike Tyson

CES gadgets start coming early from Lenovo, Google's making a tablet? Vint Cerf says Internet not a human right, and more.

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  • Nook sets holiday sales records, Barnes & Noble considering spinoff
    • Barnes & Noble says the Nook family of e-readers and tablets set holiday sales records up 70 percent from last year
    • The company says the Nook Tablet "exceeded expectations" while sales of the Nook Simple Touch "lagged expectations"
    • Content sales were up 11 percent and B&N expects Nook content to be a $750m business by the end of 2012.
    • Barnes & Noble thinks Nook has so much potential it's considering spinning the whole thing off
    • Discussions have begun with publishers, retailers, and tech companies about the future of Nook, with a focus on international expansion.
  • Now it's a Google tablet that will challenge Kindle Fire?
    • DigiTimes reported that sources in Google's upstream supply chain believe the tablet could be positioned to challenge Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire
    • Sources expect the Android tablet will arrive in the spring at a price below $299 to compete with Amazon.

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