Google may launch online bookstore

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 11 2006 @ 01:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google's CEO Eric Schmidt suggested at CES 2006 that Google may set up an online book store. But this will depend on permission from copyright holders, he told the press.
The web giant has been electronically scanning thousands of volumes and has put some online.

But its plans to create an index to all the world's books have run into opposition from publishers and authors.
More details at BBC


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