Google launches US eBooks

Google has made itself the third big player to dive into the e-book market, launching its eBooks service in the US this week, and aiming to bring the platform to other countries by 2011.

Unlike Apple’s iBook offering, Google eBook customers will be able to purchase digital novels from independent sellers and read them on a vast range of electronic devices.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 264 of Media Digest.

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