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By Paul Biba via TeleRead   Slashgear is reporting: According to Japan Today, Google has apparently snagged over 25,000 authors and publishers in their upcoming endeavor. What makes it better, though, is that the report also says that Google has managed to wrangle all of them for the launch, and not just some kind of…

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via Engadget Not much by way of detail here, but Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam just confirmed that his company is working on tablets with Google in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve got to work with at the moment — McAdam said tablets are “part of the ‘next big wave…

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  • May 5, 2010
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Talk in the world of ebooks is currently centred on the announcement that Google will be launching its Google Editions bookstore in "late June or July" – mid-summer in the US. In an interview with the The Wall Street Journal Chris Palma, Google's manager for strategic partner development, made the announcement while on the panel…

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via TeleRead by Chris Meadows Back in December, David Rothman speculated that a tablet might be a good next move for Google. In February, Google showed some conceptual images of what a Google tablet might look like. Now the New York Times reports that a Google tablet is imminent: Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of…

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  • April 8, 2010
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This worrying news via yro.slashdot.org It’s not just the writers anymore: carluva writes “The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and several other visual artist groups are suing Google over its digitization of of millions of books, claiming copyright infringement related to images within the books. The photographers initially wanted to be included in the…

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  • April 7, 2010
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By Mike Masnick via Techdirt From the beginning, we’ve been confused why book publishers were so against Google’s Book search. When you realize that it’s really a giant (and much, much, much better) card catalog that helps people find and discover more books, it’s only a short leap to realize that it should help publishers…

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  • March 26, 2010
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By Eoin Purcell via TeleRead About This Series Things Publishers Fear is an occasional TeleRead series about the realities of publishing in the modern era. For the record, survival is not guaranteed, nor is it always deserved. No 2 ~ Google Where to start with the fear of Google. The 12 million scanned books. Yes…

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  • February 27, 2010
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Google is still in the middle of a battle over Google Books and has butted heads with Rupert Murdoch over Google News. But it looks as if it’s toying with taking on newspapers and magazines with a project to convert magazine and newspaper archives. A new Google patent application, titled Segmenting Printed Media Pages Into…