Last week, Barnes & Noble said it was not sure whether it would be able to fulfill delivery of its Nook to customers who ordered and received an estimated shipping date before Christmas. Now the retailer says it will make the deadline. "We're pleased to tell our customers today that we're shipping out all our orders in time," said Mary Ellen Keating, a spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble.
Apple on Jan. 26 has reserved a large meeting space in San Francisco for what is being described in published reports as a "major product announcement." While the company currently is tight-lipped about the subject matter at the meeting, speculation is rampant that Apple will introduce a tablet computer.
Microsoft says it is working to remove an XML customization feature from its Word software after a federal appeals court upheld a $290 million judgment in a patent-infringement suit brought by Canadian company I4i LP.
Best Buy's move to discount flat-panel televisions and laptops this season is paying off. The largest consumer-electronics retailer retained its early lead and outpaced competitors including Fry's Electronics and RadioShack, according to Chart of the Day.
Samsung and Kodak are working out the details of a settlement agreement in their patent dispute that will have the former paying the latter an undisclosed sum of money, according to Kodak, which also asserts the two companies may forge a cross-licensing deal. One result of the proposed settlement, according to this report, is that Samsung may develop an improved camera for its mobile phones.