Originally Posted by Kali Yuga
B&N receiving $300 million is a big help, except that a) they're going to flush a nice chunk of that down the tubes switching to Win 8, and b) they burned through $80 million last year -- and the trends are all down.
Where have you seen anything substantive about B&N switching to Windows 8?
My guess would be that they are simply porting their existing desktop app to Windows 8 (tablet version), which they would probably have to do anyway. Nice to get paid for it, and nice for Microsoft to have that piece in place at launch.