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Re: Google Cranks Up the Heat in E-Bookstore Rivalries
Posted by: Sidney Hill 2010-05-05 12:25:16
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Google's impending launch of an e-bookstore could make it easier for consumers to get digital books, but it's difficult to tell how this development will impact the competitive landscape in this suddenly booming market. The market for e-book readers is poised to catch fire, the Yankee Group predicted in January, jumping from $1.3 billion in revenue in 2010 to $2.5 billion by 2013. Three million Kindle devices currently are in use, claims Amazon.com, the market leader in this space.


e-Textbooks
Posted by: Grannelle 2010-05-06 04:06:36 In reply to: Sidney Hill
Looking forward to the day when professor issues link to download the text for the class. Seems like this would be a real money-maker, as class notes could be issued to all students at once, keeping everyone up to speed.

googles ebook launch
Posted by: samsfree 2010-05-05 12:49:16 In reply to: Sidney Hill
I think this is great news. All the current companies think business first google thinks people first like usability, interactivity etc. and monetizes it afterwards. We will get to use any reading device we want and get to use it how we want.
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