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-- today that's unusual but this time around -- was on reports that Microsoft bite people bite the companies know business that -- -- 4% rise so what would this mean for Barnes & Noble candidates survived.
On its brick and mortar stores alone joining us with the answer respects the group's senior media.
And Internet analyst John ticker great to see you John thanks for coming from all you don't want to question water -- an analyst has.
Why didn't Microsoft go for the whole company -- just -- It's a -- surprise if you took to the market cap of bonds -- know -- about one point three billion.
If they operating one billion just for the milk which is the small -- company -- thought it also has ought and that what do you think the answer it.
The -- Microsoft.
Have a retail strategy they put up pop up -- they have maybe forty stores out that surfaced pop up stores yet but they haven't.
I'm not sure they thought it through -- played in the sensing apple has done quite well and that -- business.
He saw recently Samsung announced that anybody and -- 14100.
-- in the best buy -- so everybody's getting the store business so.
His Barnes & Noble may have been on the best stores but no one on fifth and 49 is quite -- if that 600 stalls -- the milk store and -- stop -- stolen -- is so why don't buy those.
The -- his round on Google Android apps Microsoft is a massive competitor there what would they do with the heart where do you predict if this were true.
That they would get rid of the Harvard simply use the -- -- Well it's very hot too.
-- the hardware business when he competing against Apple's iPad then Amazon -- that was huge resources now of course along company that could compete with the Microsoft.
But they need their -- technology.
So my guess is that.
The the the life of the milk on android is going to be very short enough Microsoft doesn't comment -- that it has is continues.
Then I think Barnes & Noble need to pull out of the conflict compete.
But what about the life of Barnes & Noble without -- -- that's the real the real quick first -- if they don't have the knock.
They're gonna have to focus under under store business or Internet business that -- they go head to head with Amazon.
Now nobody low balls products like cameras and sometimes investors are worried about that they think they're selling and so shorts but if it they can't compete.
On price with -- Amazon can.
It's hobby you can compete on service and the publishers would like.
-- -- survive this the only national bookstore that continues if you wanna sellable.
A lot of it's still -- ol' horse went did go -- it's still look it's still a dog and pony show that you'll that's got to got to got to meet people is anyone's -- -- can do that with the final question becomes does this put Barnes & -- as a brick and mortar bookstore on death watch.
I would go the other way and that's -- going back to -- -- -- installs best buys come back.
All the -- companies.
Opt figuring out how do you use a brick and mortar store to compliment your online store.
And if you can get the consumer the common and both -- if you buy a computer at the bottom line that you know you can go to the -- fix it that's -- Apple's been so successful.
And if you can use though the -- and noble stores in that kind of way to compliment.
You on line strategy it's that somehow prompt.
Either way there was talk of the chairman Leonard -- -- -- wanting to buy up the doors a total it's almost 700 stores 680 asked.
Whatever happens is he still interest as well officially he.
Announced in February is looking to make a bid for the schools to go private I'm assuming he is on -- -- -- believes that the the speculation is going because the bank this economy this happen.
And the question his.
You know what do both sides go to bed and in the middle of this you have Liberty Media to have.
18% and that the chairman of the CEO Liberty Media section the ex CFO Microsoft.
-- -- Barry because dynamic position.
As we watch the stocks move it was Barnes & Noble the -- -- John thank you so much thank you.
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