Business Wire reported on Friday that the Nook has been upgraded:
... including the breakthrough Read In Store experience (in beta) to browse complete eBooks in Barnes & Noble stores at no cost, as well as challenging games – the first Android applications available on the device – enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity and a basic Web browser (in beta). The new features, along with additional reading and device performance optimization, such as faster page turns and an enhanced home screen, are part of NOOK v1.3 software, which is now available ...Read the whole article at Business Wire here.
NOOK customers can explore the content of as many digital titles as they wish ... including any available eBook for up to an hour per day; and to come, current-edition newspapers and magazines in the BN eBookstore will be available for up to 20 minutes per day.
On Wednesday, Yahoo Finance reported that BN.COM:
... will expand its reach via a content partnership between its online books and arts magazine, the Barnes & Noble Review, and Salon.com, an award-winning news and entertainment website reaching more than 6 million unique users each month.Go here to read the entire Yahoo article.
As part of the agreement, selected articles from the Barnes & Noble Review will be shared with Salon.com on a daily basis ... Salon.com will in turn share selected elements of its content on the Barnes & Noble Review site. All content will include links to corresponding information on both websites. Additionally, Salon.com will include affiliate links to BN.COM, allowing its readers the opportunity to purchase books, eBooks and more from BN.COM.