Technology news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk — Barnes & Noble shares soar as deal with software giant eases fears that bookseller lacks capital to compete with AmazonMicrosoft is challenging Amazon's dominance of the ebook industry with a $300m (£185m) investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook reader and college textbook businesses.News of the deal sent shares in Barnes & Noble up 76% from $13.68 to $24.09 in US morning trading on Monday, boosting the...
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