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 BarnesĀ & 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.

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