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Microsoft to Step up Book Search Tools

     
2:51 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it would offer improved capacity to search copyrighted books on the Internet as the company battles Google Inc. for advertising dollars from Web-based services.

Microsoft said it had received permission from dozens of publishers including Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill Cos Inc. and Simon & Schuster, a CBS Corp. unit, to use their copyrighted titles.

Microsoft to Step up Book Search Tools [uk.reuters.com]