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French Authors and Publishers Withdrawn Google Books Lawsuit – Swiss Court Switzerland Relaxes Rules for Street View

For the past six years, Google has been embroiled in a debilitating dispute over digitisation with French book publishers and authors. French authors and publishers sued Google for copyright violations back in 2006.

Also, U.S. authors and publishers also sued. Although Gooogle reached an agreement with the American Author’s …

Google.com May 2012 Update: Deeper Detection of Hacked Pages, Inorganic Backlinks, Alternative Title, Music Rich Snippets Expansion, Fading Results and More

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So, with June begins, Google posted a messive search update that happend in last month May – “This month we had exciting announcements including the Knowledge Graph, better search for users in mainland China, and an updated Search App for iPhone,” posted Scott Huffman, Engineering Director.

In addition, Google …

Judge “Class Action is the Superior Method for Resolving this Litigation” Ruling in Google Book Scanning Lawsuit

In the long running litigation over Google Books-scanning project. Presiding Judge Dennis Chin ruled that the Authors Guild and a parallel trade organization for photographers could represent their members collectively against Google in the class action.

The Authors Guild brought a class action lawsuit against Google in 2005 for “massive” copyright infringement over …

Google Argues to Dismiss the Authors’ Book-Scan Lawsuit

Google has asked a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss a long running lawsuit aginst Google Books by the Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers over the search- engine company’s digital scanning of millions of books.

They organisation accused the search-engine giant of copyright infringement when it signed contracts with libraries …

Effective February 15, 2012, AdMob Implementing AdWords-style Auction

AdMob mvoing to AdWords-style AuctionAdMob mvoing to AdWords-style AuctionAdMob’s auction for all cost-per-click (CPC) ads with effective February 15, 2012, will ‘globally’ move to an AdWords-style auction, where the “winning price is determined by the quality of the ad and the other bids on that impression; the price we charge will never exceed the advertiser’s bid,” explains Google Mobile team.

Doodle for Dickens

On the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Dickens’s, Google created a special doodle to celebrate the life and work of one of the world’s greatest storytellers. The Dickens’ doodle characters speak to the author’s impact, the way Dickens himself used them to speak his messages to the world. They’re familiar, warm, and tell their sometimes …

Read Google eBooks Offline in Google Chrome; Santa Gifts Bejeweled and Bastion in Chrome Web Store

Google eBooks now supports offline reading in Google Chrome. “Whether you are flying through the air, backpacking through the European countryside, or simply facing intermittent network connections, you can always read your Google eBooks in your Chrome browser or on your Chromebook,” Google said.

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In order …

Setup Alerts for Google Books – Explore the History of Mexico with Google Earth

For all the avid readers out there, who always wanted to themselves updated about the new arrivals of books on Google Books, Starting this week, Google now let you “set up a Google Alert for books and receive email notices when new books that match your interests become available, announced Xinxing Gu, Google Books Associate …

WebGL Bookcase: An Infinite 3D Helix By Google Books

Google designed a new digital bookcase an “infinite 3D helix,” that you can spin side-to-side and up and down with your mouse, revealed Google Research team.

It holds 3D models of more than 10,000 titles from Google Books.

The team explains, “The books are organized into 28 subjects. To choose a …

Leymah Gbowee Nobel Peace Prize-winner @Google

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist, and a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize awardee, last Wednesday, stopped by Google to discuss her new memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War (Beast Books, 2011).

Mighty Be Our Powers, which is available as an ebook in the Google …

Google eBooks Arrives in the United Kingdom

Google eBooks is now available in the United Kingdom. “Readers in the UK now have access to the world’s largest ebooks collection, with hundreds of thousands of ebooks for sale – from major UK publishers like Hachette, Random House and Penguin – as well as more than two million public domain ebooks for free,” announced …

Google Books Helped Reunite a Holocaust Survivor and a World War II Veteran After 67-years

James H. Keeffe, III, author of “Two Gold Coins and a Prayer: The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW,” a memoir of the WWII experiences of her father, James H. Keeffe, Jr., today shared how the book was uploaded to Google Books and helped reunite a Holocaust survivor and a …

Google Books and French Publisher La Martini

Google Books announced a new partnership with French publishing group “La Martini

Google Tests New Google+ Inspired ‘Sign-in’ Page Across Its Products and Services

Google is currently experimenting a new sign-in page to be inline with Google+ design — if you go to Gmail and you aren’t logged in, you should see a message at the bottom of the page:

“Coming soon: A new sign-in page! Preview it.”

Now Share Your Favorite Google Books In Google+

Google just begin rolling out social games in Google+. Another new features, that is launched today in Google+ is the ability to “share info about any of the millions of books in Google Books index worldwide with your circles on Google+,” announced Abe Murray, Product Manager, Google Books.