Textbooks are among the top expenses for college students. Today Barnes and Noble launched its app to eliminate at least some of the production costs for textbooks. The company released NOOKstudy, a Web-based e-Textbook application that can bring students a 50 percent savings, according to an announcement today. [ATTACH]16370[/ATTACH]“We’re thrilled to roll out our revolutionary NOOKstudy application to provide higher education students with unprecedented freedom to access their eTextbooks and other resources on their PC or Mac anytime and anywhere to make it easy to study smarter," said Tracey Weber, executive vice president of textbooks and digital education. The computing …

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The other day I walked into [URL="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/index.asp"]Barnes & Noble[/URL] in Boston, and there was the [URL="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp?cds2Pid=30195"]Nook[/URL] sales desk front and center. Being a gadget geek, it screamed for me to come over and check it out, and I did not resist the siren's call. I picked up one of the two display units off of the counter and began asking questions. Although I only had a few minutes with it, my conclusion: it's a very nice device, but definitely geared toward the casual reader, more than a student or researcher, as you would expect from a Reader developed by a …

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