Preparing for the a future publishing mobile platform, Google announces e-book store

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Having completed its first phase of digitizing out of print and orphan books. Google is now moving toward enrolling copyright protected authors and books into a new publishing venture. The only question that remains to be asked is what is the future mobile platform going to look like? More specifically, what will the Kindle competitor look like?

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Google plans to launch an online store to deliver electronic books to any device with a Web browser, threatening to upset a burgeoning market for dedicated e-readers dominated by Amazon‘s Kindle.

The Web search giant said on Thursday it would launch Google Editions in the first half of next year, initially offering about half a million e-books in partnership with publishers with whom it already cooperates, where they have digital rights.

via Google sparks e-books fight with Kindle | U.S. | Reuters.

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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

One thought on “Preparing for the a future publishing mobile platform, Google announces e-book store

  • October 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

    well it is good to see that people are advocating for the elderly who need information on mobile platform.


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