Nook Will Get NFC
Barnes and Noble's CEO said this week that Barnes & Noble will add near-field communication technology to the Nook, Fortune reported.
The company plans to get publishers to ship hardcovers with a chip that allows consumers to download editorial reviews. The technology will be available as soon as this year, CEO William Lynch said in the interview.
The news comes the day after B&N announced that Microsoft will invest in a Barnes & Noble division which may eventually be spun off.