Today is the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books. Google eBooks will be available in the U.S. from a new Google eBookstore. You can browse and search through the largest ebooks collection in the world with more than three million titles
Many devices are compatible with Google eBooks—everything from laptops to netbooks to tablets to smartphones to e-readers. With the new Google eBooks Web Reader, you can buy, store and read Google eBooks in the cloud. That means you can access your ebooks like you would messages in Gmail or photos in Picasa—using a free, password-protected Google account with unlimited ebooks storage.
In addition to a full-featured web reader, free apps for Android and Apple devices will make it possible to shop and read on the go. For many books you can select which font, font size, day/night reading mode and line spacing suits you—and pick up on the page where you left off when switching devices.
Msg#: 4239352 posted 7:40 pm on Dec 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
shoehorn Google links to a product they sell
I think we all need to get used to this across a very very wide range of products.... if they have any brain cells between them, they will go after all the products that make them money where they know there's high search volumes and low volume (comparitively) competition.
Who better to have all the actual stats to enable them to pick millions of products out in a matter of days where they know they can filch affiliate rev.
They don't seem to be able to come up with any other killer ideas - so why not go back to their very very profitable and world dominating search and simply make it more and more profitable in different ways... rock on Y and M$ - talking of which this is interesting :
Msg#: 4239352 posted 7:28 pm on Dec 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
About 5 days ago Google removed all Amazon aStores from search results and now just list the first 7-8 links to Amazon main stores. Sour grapes on my behalf - sure. It certainly looks like manual manipulation to me by Google and is hurting a lot of Amazon associates.