According to The Wall Street Journal, citing Google’s Chris Palma, strategic partner development manager for Google Books, the Internet search biggie intends launching Google Editions – its Web-based digital bookstore – in late June or July this year.
The launch of Google Editions will essentially bring in a new distribution channel for digital-book publishers; with Google emerging as a new rival to Amazon and Apple in the digital-book arena.
Gaining a leading edge over rivals in the multi-touch technology arena, Google, which already allows multi-touch gestures in its Android handsets, has recently acquired the Canadian startup BumpTop – a firm that has developed the 3D interface for Mac as well as Windows PCs.
Internet search giant Google, which evidently is on an acquisitions spree, has recently announced the purchase of Bump Technologies, a three-year-old manufacturer of BumpTop – the April-last-year launched desktop with a 3D interface.
It was seen that Google had given a halt letter to Groggle. com. au and asked them to stop using the brand earlier this month.
It was told by iTWire that the letter given by Middletons law firm declared that the mark is somehow identical to Google.
Going by the information forwarded to the Wall Street Journal by ‘inside’ sources, Internet search giant Google would likely introduce Android-based television software to developers at the Google I/O conference to be held on May 19 and 20.
The foreign language education company Rosetta Stone Inc. revealed on Thursday, that it had lost a court case against Google Inc. for permitting competitors for to advertize copycat software, when Rosetta trademarks are employed in search terms.
The company expressed its disappointment at loosing. The suit had been dismissed by the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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