I'm not a big reader of Forbes magazine. It has a conservative bent (I do not), and I have a low tolerance for things related to business and economics. But *sometimes* business news reaches into the world of books, like the following piece from Forbes: Four Reasons Barnes and Noble Could Threaten Apple's Dominance.
For me, Barnes and Noble competes with Amazon and Apple competes with neither. Because, of course, I stay away from e-books. I do have an iPod and I'm writing this on a MacBook Pro. I don't have a tablet as it seems like a frivolous purchase when I make a grad student's stipend (<$25,000 a year) and I have real bills to pay. I suppose if I suddenly found myself with disposable income (which is only going to happen if I win the Powerball or MegaMillions jackpots, hah!), I'd go for an iPad. Because I do like Apple devices. But I wouldn't read books on it. As for B&N and Amazon, I love the browsing experience at a physical bookstore, and nothing will ever replace that for me. But bookstores have an annoying habit of not having all the volumes of a series in stock, and Amazon nearly always does.
Then again, I expect that I am not the typical consumer.
Stock tips included in the Forbes article, if you're into that kind of thing.