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News Scan: Sam Adams brews up mobile ads; Stick a fork in Android; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 30, including the way Sam Adams plans to utilize mobile devices in its latest ad campaign, the forked path Android devices are taking, the best ways to integrate BYOD policies at your business, Dell's latest cloud offering and how tablets and e-readers are affecting readership numbers.

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook bundles e-book sales with print editions

Amazon unveiled Kindle MatchBook, enabling consumers to buy discounted, Kindle-optimized digital versions of any print book they've purchased new from the online retail giant.

Forecast: Mobile content revenues to reach $65B in 2016, driven by games, video

Annual revenues generated from content delivered to mobile phones and tablets are on pace to surge roughly $25 billion over the next three years, reaching $65 billion worldwide by 2016, Juniper Research forecasts.

Starbucks' 'Pick of the Week' goes mobile with 'Angry Birds Star Wars' giveaway

Starbucks is overhauling its long-running Pick of the Week digital content promotion and will now offer consumers free mobile applications and e-books directly through its branded app for Apple's iOS.

Barnes & Noble's Nook sales plunge 26% despite digital media gains

Barnes & Noble swung to steep quarterly losses stemming from declines in Nook tablet and e-reader sales during the holiday season.

UPDATED Microsoft launching Xbox tablet, Barnes & Noble denies involvement

Microsoft is poised to unveil a Windows 8-based tablet built in conjunction with bookseller Barnes & Noble and highlighted by Xbox Live gaming capabilities.

Google Play adds carrier billing for digital content

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is expanding the direct carrier billing options available across its Play multimedia storefront to include digital content like music, movies and e-books. Google Play already

Microsoft invests $300M into new Barnes & Noble e-book business

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will invest $300 million into a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary dedicated to advancing the bookseller's digital content strategy. The unit, tentatively named Newco, will

DOJ sues Apple, publishers over e-book price fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Apple and five publisher partners over allegations the companies conspired to fix the prices of e-books. The DOJ contends Apple colluded with publishers to

Amazon rolls out Spanish-language Kindle e-book store

Amazon launched eBooks Kindle en Español, an addition to its Kindle Store offering more than 30,000 Spanish-language titles. The rollout also includes help pages and customer support services