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The latest chapter in the Google Books story

Lexology (registration) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
It is the value in the data created by the running of the search that is the essence of Google's digitisation project.

Google Books: Fair to whom?

IPPro The Internet - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Which it did recently when it rejected an appeal by the Authors Guild to overturn the Google Books case. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in 2015 that the Google Books search product warranted fair “transformative” use protection.

Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case

Publishers Weekly - ‎May 12, 2016‎
... a treasure trove stolen from rightsholders. If the breathtaking ambition of the Google Books settlement was its undoing, however, such ambition also galvanized new thinking about how to carry forward the centuries of our cultural legacy locked away ...
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Google's Paris offices raided by French authorities in tax probe

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
French prosecutors have turned up the heat in the spreading European tax war against US tech giants, with an early-morning raid on Tuesday on Google's Paris office. The raid involved 25 ... Similar arguments have been raging in Australia, where the ...

Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches per year

Search Engine Land - ‎9 hours ago‎
1999: one billion per year (based on three million searches per day in August 1999, as reported by John Battelle in his great book, The Search. The figures, I'm fairly certain, came directly from Google, which was more open back then when needing to ...
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Apple's 'Siri speaker' to take on Google Home and Amazon Echo

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Called Google Home, the small speaker will be able to play music and access Google Assistant, a new AI system the search giant unveiled today. It will harness the power of Google's search engine along with the AI technology the firm developed to beat a ...

Guest Blog: Google's Plan to Destroy Local TV

Broadcasting & Cable (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Google Books is also wreaking havoc in the book business. But the goldmine of local TV advertising is what Google really has in its sights.

Google Play Books 3.8.36 APK Download Gets New Icon, Notification for New Books by Favourite Authors, and More

MobiPicker - ‎11 hours ago‎
Google Play Books is one of the most popular apps by Google and comes preloaded in almost all Android devices.

Competitive threats to Google, and what they mean for you

Search Engine Land - ‎11 hours ago‎
Google market share in the US currently stands at 63.8 percent, with Bing (including Yahoo's search volume) coming in at 33.5 percent, according to January 2016 comScore data.

A Behind The Curtain Look At How to Rank on Amazon

Small Business Trends - ‎10 hours ago‎
In a time when search engine ranking factors have been analyzed to death, one of the final mysteries in ecommerce marketing is how to rank on Amazon.

Apple and Google are playing catch-up — and that's a good thing

The Verge - ‎May 23, 2016‎
I think we all know the answer to that question, and it's part of the reason why the European Commission is taking a closer look at Google's online search practices and Android OEM partnerships. One area where Apple and Google are going seemingly ...

Smyth Toys books last spot at Valley Retail Park

Belfast Newsletter - ‎May 23, 2016‎
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China's Scary Lesson to the World: Censoring the Internet Works

NDTV - ‎19 hours ago‎
Google is still blocked in China, and local search engine Baidu has its results heavily censored. But the difference between Baidu searches in Chinese and in English for the word "Tiananmen," or the phrase "Tiananmen tank man," is revealing: The ...
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Google setting up 'Magenta' group to develop more creative AI capable of producing its own original art works

9 to 5 Google - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The aim may sound familiar to other Google Brain projects, but its direction is completely different. In recent times, Google's AI brain has been used to 'create' forms of poetry by connecting two sentences from existing books. The method was to feed ...

Does screen love scramble our brains?

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
The researchers found that children who had peppered their classwork with simple Google, Facebook or YouTube searches subsequently performed 11 per cent worse in a comprehension test, compared with classmates who had stuck to their books. One of ...

7 helpful ways to use Google Now on Tap

CNET - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Among the new features announced with the current version of Android last year was Google Now on Tap, an extension of Google Now and Google search to practically every possible screen on your smartphone. While the feature was ... If you're on the ...

Google's New Smart Products Might Force Changes to Ad Business

Top Tech News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Financial analysts say it's too early for them to raise concerns about the rise of personal assistant gadgets and apps and Google's move away from old-school search. For now, combined revenue from Google's YouTube video app and the Play app store is ...

The pugilist paradox

The Bookseller (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
As Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins wrote last week “virtual books, like virtual holidays or virtual relationships, are not real”.
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Google I/O 2016 Includes Announcements with Apple Appeal

TidBITS - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Google Assistant also will be integrated into Allo, a new messaging app for iOS and Android that's comparable to Apple's Messages but adds innovative communication, security, and search capabilities. Alongside Allo, Google announced .... When a group ...

Google and Microsoft Advance Efforts To Deliver Bots

Redmondmag.com (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Google last week put a new horse in the race of "bots," the technology that aims to bring virtual assistants to every computer, tablet, phone and embedded device.
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