The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Bryan Hinmon and Jeff Fischer, discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.
According to a Tech Crunch report, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) is offering to pay $1 billion for Barnes & Noble's (NYSE: BKS ) Nook Media. Shares of Barnes & Noble were up sharply on the news. Does the deal make sense for Microsoft? What would the deal mean for competitors like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) ? What would the deal mean for investors? In this installment of MarketFoolery, our analysts tackle those questions.
It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In a new premium report on Microsoft, a Motley Fool analyst explains that, while the opportunity is huge, so are the challenges. The report includes regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.
The relevant video segment can be found between 22:16 and 25:18.