Barnes and Noble’s New CEO Says the Nook Will Live On

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Two months ago, Barnes & Noble announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets itself and instead seek partnerships with third-party manufacturers to build a co-branded line of tablets. The company is rethinking its stance, however, perhaps as a result of a change at the top. Last month, CEO William Lynch resigned and Michael Huseby was appointed president of the company and CEO of Nook Media. Huseby provided an optimistic outlook on the future of Nook tablets in a Q1 2014 earnings press release today. “The company intends to continue to design and develop cutting-edge Nook black and white and color devices,” Huseby said. “We will continue to offer our award-winning line of Nook products, including Nook Simple Touch, Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light, Nook HD, and Nook HD+ at the best values in the marketplace.”

Read the full story at Ars Technica.

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