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Report: FAA set to relax restrictions on passenger access to mobile devices

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel will meet this week to complete a recommendation on relaxing rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing,  The New York Times  reports.

Barnes & Noble's Nook revenues plummet 20%, new products still planned

Barnes & Noble reiterated its commitment to the Nook Media business after the digital unit reported fiscal first-quarter revenues of $153 million, a 20.2 percent year-over-year decline.

Amazon, Sony petition FCC to recognize differences between e-readers and tablets

E-reader manufacturers Amazon, Sony Electronics and Kobo are lobbying the FCC to exempt their devices from accessibility laws governing tablets and other connected devices.

Barnes & Noble opening Nook platform to other tablet makers

Barnes & Noble is opening its Nook e-reader platform to third-party electronics manufacturers, a move to limit overhead costs and reduce its losses in the competitive tablet segment.

Report: Microsoft offers Barnes & Noble $1B to acquire Nook Media

Microsoft is offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with bookseller Barnes & Noble, TechCrunch reports.

Report: FAA may loosen restrictions on passenger access to iPads, Kindles

The Federal Aviation Administration may relax rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing, The New York Times reports.

Android tablets to overtake iPad market share this year, IDC forecasts

Apple's iPad will lose its stranglehold on the worldwide tablet market this year, overcome by a wave of smaller, lower-priced devices powered by Google's Android, research firm IDC forecasts.

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.

Barnes & Noble warns on Nook sales declines

Barnes & Noble warned Wall Street that its Nook Media business will perform worse for the fiscal year ending April 27 than previously forecast.

Barnes & Noble e-book, app sales up 46% despite Nook device declines

Barnes & Noble reported fiscal first quarter 2013 revenues of $1.45 billion, up 2.5 percent year-over-year, thanks in part to increased sales of e-books, applications and related digital content optimized for its Nook tablet and e-reader platform.