Google launches music search ( via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

In an effort to make searching for and buying songs easier, Google has gotten into the music game, in partnership with online music stores like iLike (which is now a part of MySpace) and Lala?no mention of iTunes or Amazon MP3 though. From now on, when you search for the name of any song on Google, the first result will actually allow you to preview the song right on the page, and then proceed …

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Google, Amazon Increasingly at Odds Over E-Books (New York Times)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Google is making one million public domain books available for free on the Cool-er e-book reader , a wannabe competitor to Amazon ?s Kindle.

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Sony and Amazon to Face Off Over Google Books Deal (New York Times)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The leading rivals in electronic book readers, Sony and Amazon , are poised to face off against each other over Google ?s closely watched settlement with authors and publishers.

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Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo! oppose Google book deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo! joined an alliance opposing the legal settlement which would allow Google to digitize and sell millions of books in a move the Internet giant dismissed as “sour grapes.”

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Group Lays Out Arguments Against Google Books Deal (New York Times)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Last week, we reported that Amazon , Microsoft and Yahoo were joining a new coalition of individuals, companies, libraries and nonprofit groups that are opposing the far-reaching settlement of a lawsuit between Google and groups representing publishers and authors.

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Google to sell new e-books online (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Google plans to begin selling electronic versions of new books online this year, posing a potential challenge to market leader Amazon.

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Former Yahoo Scientist Heads To Microsoft (WebProNews)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

It looks like Microsoft has won another round of the hiring game.  Jan O. Pedersen, who used to work for Yahoo and was more recently employed by Amazon subsidiary, has joined Steve Ballmer’s Redmond-based corporation as chief scientist of Live Search. Pedersen’s got quite a bit of experience in the search field.  After getting a BA in statistics from Princeton and a Ph.D. in the same …

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The Plot Thickens For E-Books: Google And Amazon Putting More Titles On Mobile Phones (Forbes)

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

You might get eye strain after reading a few chapters, but that hasn?t stopped both Google (nasdaq: GOOG – news – people ) and Amazon from making more e-books available on mobile phones.

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Google Puts Tunes From YouTube a Click Away (New York Times)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Google introduced a new type of e-commerce ad that YouTube users can click to buy digital goods from Apple?s iTunes or

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Amazon Launches PayPal, Google Checkout Competitors (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Without the fanfare that typically accompanies such product announcements, on Tuesday launched two new online-payment options that target small businesses. That makes a direct competitor with both Google Checkout and eBay’s PayPal.

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