New Google Ebooks Available On Cloud-Based TechnologyDecember 7th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google has once again surprised its loyal book worms, with the launch of Google eBook. This is a new service by Google, that would enable buying and reading digital eBooks on the net, without any dedicated device. This is a cloud-based technology, which would enable reading from any browser.
One can also read public domain books in this new Google application. Google has declared that right now there are more than 3 million books which are available for reading and out of them hundreds would be available for purchase. The other important feature of Google eBook is that it would have applications for both iOS and Android devices. The readers can easily customize the font sizes and line spacing. If someone is interested in offline reading, he can even download the books in their PC. Google has also enabled the purchase of these books either directly from Google or from their book seller business partners like Powell’s and Alibris. Google has claimed a portion of about 15 million printed books, which they have scanned and compiled in their eBook store.
This new Google application has put the business of the traditional book stores under threat, as most of the people, who are tech- savvy, will now opt for the digital books, especially when they can be downloaded in their system. More over the Cloud system is bound to attract many more readers towards online reading. 4,000 publishers have already allowed Google to collect many of their newly released books in Google’s e-Store. With this new application, Google has also invited criticism from rivals, consumer watchdogs, academic experts and foreign governments, who believe that the company would be too much in power and would now command the prices of the books.
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