The Byte - Nook Glowlight, Google’s profits, Intel 3D transistors, Sony comeback


Barnes and Noble released the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight e-reader with a screen that lights up so books can be read in the dark. Google's profits soared 60 percent in the first quarter, but average cost per click paid to Google by advertisers declined for the second quarter running. Intel will soon release its first Xeon server chips with 3D transistors. Sony's CEO Kaz Hirai said he'd revive the floundering electronics giant with a renewed focus on the hit products that made its legacy. Nick Barber is a multimedia correspondent for IDG News Service in Boston. Follow him Twitter @nickjb.