If MS Buys Nook is a crazy article describing Microsoft's desire to buy the Nook and its online book business for $1B, but to also shut down Nook sales by the end of its fiscal year in June, 2014. All those low priced Nooks looked great recently with the announcement of Google's 700k+ apps being available on the device, but to be completely discontinued in a year? There go the updates and support. I was on the fence to buy one, but this sealed the deal. My next tablet will be Google or iPad, both having a vested interest in their ecosystem.