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GooReader: When you need Google Books to go

Betanews – 2012-02-01

Google Books is a gigantic and ever-expanding online library of books and magazines that can be used to read classic titles free of charge as well as to purchase new releases in all manner of...

Google Set To Relaunch OnePass, Halting French Papers’ Kiosk

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-31

paidContent understands Google is set to make some big first-anniversary upgrades to its OnePass paid content system in the next few weeks, designed to increase slow take-up among publishers. The...

2012 Mobile Ad Spend Revised Up To $2.6 Billion, Google Fueling The Machine

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-25

A big endorsement today for mobile advertising from eMarketer: their analysts today said they were revising up their forecasts for U.S. mobile ad spend to $2.61 billion, from their previous estimates...

Google Returns To Print Advertising To Reassure Users About Its Privacy Policies

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

The worlds largest search engine is turning to print, the medium so many accuse it of destroying, for a new round of advertisements by M&C Saatchi worldwide. The ads are aimed at promoting...

Google launches ad campaign to ease privacy concerns

L.A. Times – 2012-01-17

In its Good to Know effort, Google will spend tens of millions on ads in U.S. newspapers and magazines and in public places such as subways to urge people to protect their personal information...

Google Books and ActuaLitté launch out-of-copyright library

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

Google Books and the French online publication ActuaLitté have launched a digital library...

Google eBooks One Year Later

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-16

Since its launch last December in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, Google eBooks has yet to capture significant market share. According to the Codex Group’s recent...

Google Currents: A Personalized Magazine for Your Phone

PC World – 2011-12-13

The free app for Android and iOS creates digital magazines with text and video, but it runs slowly unless the sync settings are correct.

Google partners with Bloomsbury Public Library Online

The Bookseller – 2011-12-13

Google is partnering with Bloomsbury's Public Library Online, sponsoring two of the digital...

Google Acquires Music Royalty Manager RightsFlow

AllThingsD – 2011-12-10

Google Inc.'s YouTube said it acquired RightsFlow Inc., a small company that tracks and processes royalty payments to songwriters and music publishers.

Google Currents debuts as mobile and tablet reader app that gives publishers control

Poynter. – 2011-12-09

Google released its Flipboard-style news reading app Thursday, called Currents, along with an online tool enabling publishers to create and customize their own “editions” for the app. Currents...

Google unveils mobile-formatted news magazine Currents

Betanews – 2011-12-09

Google on Thursday officially launched Google Currents, a news reading application for Android and iOS-based smartphones and tablets, and publishing backend for content producers. Similar in concept...

Google Plans to Seek Books Lawsuit Dismissal

PC World – 2011-12-06

After a so-far fruitless three-year effort to settle the case, Google and the plaintiffs suing it for alleged book-related copyright infringement apparently are...

Google’s Admeld Deal Gets the Green Light

AdWeek – 2011-12-03

Google’s advertising horsepower is about to get even greater. In a blog post Friday, Google’s VP of display advertising Neal Mohan announced that the Department of Justice had approved its $400...

Twitter hires ad director from Google

Guardian – 2011-12-01

Google's director of YouTube display advertising, Bruce Daisley, to be Twitter's first UK sales directorTwitter has hired Google's director of YouTube display advertising, Bruce Daisley, as its first...

Google+ Pages to Test Third-Party Social Media Tools

AdWeek – 2011-11-16

A week after unveiling Google+ pages for brands and businesses, Google has invited a handful of social media management companies to test integration of Google+ in their tools. The six...

Google offers rare peek into Web searches

Reuters – 2011-11-14

(Reuters) - Google Inc offered a detailed glimpse into its secret process of ranking Internet websites on Monday, publishing for the first time a list of recent tweaks to its closely guarded search...

Google Buys Startups Apture, Katango

AdWeek – 2011-11-11

Google’s acquisition spree continued this week with the announcement that the tech giant bought two startups, Apture and Katango, for undisclosed amounts. Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer...

Google To Penalize Sites With Too Many Ads?

AdWeek – 2011-11-11

Google may start helping its users avoid those annoying, ad-filled pages that often pop up in search results. According to Search Engine Land, Google is looking into whether it should start...

Google brings its e-books to Canada

CBC – 2011-11-02

Google launched its e-books platform in Canada on Tuesday, providing more competition for retailers Amazon and Kobo.

Google E-Books comes to Canada

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:20 Google has launched its e-book store in Canada, with the regional arms of Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin and Simon &...

Google Partners with Tippr

Media Bistro – 2011-10-28

Yesterday the social deals service Tippr became an affiliate partner in Google's new Offers program. In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we interviewed Tippr COO Samy...

8 questions Google real-time analytics can answer right now about what’s happening on your website

Poynter. – 2011-10-25

We live in a real-time world. The news cycle isn’t just 24 hours now, it’s 1,440 minutes a day. Publishers who want to keep pace need access to Web traffic data that moves just as quickly. Several...

Users Can Now Replace Blogger Profile With Google+ Profile

PC World – 2011-10-25

In the first integration between the Google+ social networking site and the Blogger blog publishing platform, users will be able to replace their Blogger...

Pearson adds free learning management tools to Google Apps for Education

Betanews – 2011-10-14

Publishing and educational tools company Pearson on Thursday launched the beta version of OpenClass, a free, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is integrated with Google Apps for...

Google launches UK eBooks store, Australia and Canada 'soon'

The Bookseller – 2011-10-06

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:17 Google eBooks has launched its e-bookstore in the UK. The store can be found at with frontlist titles...

Google e-books UK launch "imminent"

The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 15:29 Google is preparing an “imminent” UK launch of its e-books platform for selling digital titles, with members of Gardners Hive...

Hodder buys new "Never Google" series

The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 10:44 Hodder & Stoughton has acquired the first two novels by debut women's fiction author Emma Garcia. Senior editor Isobel...

Google to support new festival Word Up!

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 15:20 Google is to support a new family arts and literature festival, which is taking place during autumn half term in London. The internet giant will make 300...

Google News introduces new tag for 'standout' content

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-27

Three things in this world are certain: death, taxes and the fact that search engine optimisation WILL make your site get more clicks - and therefore more ad revenue. Google knows this better than...

Will Google News’ new ‘standout’ tag encourage publishers to give one another credit?

Poynter. – 2011-09-27

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Chin pushes Google Settlement deadline to 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:25 The judge in the Google Settlement case has extended the deadline for talks between the internet giant and the publishers...

Google Copyright Talks Continue With Publishers, Authors

AllThingsD – 2011-09-16

Google Inc. and publisher and author groups are continuing to discuss options to resolve copyright litigation over a proposed digital library of books after a federal judge earlier this year rejected...

Google Reportedly Working on a Rival to the Flipboard Social Magazine App

PC World – 2011-09-16

The social tablet magazine for iPad and Android may be called Propeller.

Google Rolls Out New Tools for Publishers

AdWeek – 2011-09-16

Today on the official Google blog, VP of display advertising Neal Mohan announced the launch of two new tools aimed at helping publishers manage ads and maximize revenue. “Before now, it’s been...

Google Settlement Parties Pursue Separate Deals

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-16

After nearly three years stumping together to get the Google Book Settlement approved, the parties in the scuttled deal are headed for litigation. At a September 15 status conference, Judge Denny...

Judge Sets Schedule in Case Over Google’s Digital Library

The New York Times – 2011-09-16

The publishers hinted they might be close to a deal with Google, while the authors said they wanted to continue negotiations. The judge was exasperated at the pace of talks.

Discussions Continue in Google Books Lawsuit, Attorneys Say

PC World – 2011-09-15

Google and representatives for authors and publishers told a U.S. District Court judge Thursday that they would like to continue discussions on a revised...

French publishers drop charges against Google

The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard have confirmed they have dropped charges against Google for...

Google Reports Progress in Digital Books Settlement Talks

BusinessWeek – 2011-09-15

Google Inc. reported progress in possible settlement of a lawsuit over the search-engine company’s digital reproduction of books, lawyers told the judge in the case.

Google, book publishers make 'substantial progress' toward settlement

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-09-15

Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge they were making progress in...

Google, lawyers get more time for digital library

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-09-15

(09-15) 10:38 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge...

Judge extends time for Google digital books talks

Reuters – 2011-09-15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc and authors and publishers groups have about nine more months to untangle their six-year-old legal dispute over plans to create the world's largest digital library, a...

Google readies launch of e-book service in Australia

The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:54 Google is close to launching an Australian version of its e-bookstore, the first time the digital company has expanded the service...

Another nail in the coffin of Google’s global library

GigaOM – 2011-09-13

Since 2004, Google has been trying to scan the world's books but has run into opposition from authors and publishers. Now a lawsuit has been launched against the universities who were its partners....

Authors Guild Sues Universities Over Google Book Scanning

PC World – 2011-09-13

The Authors Guild has sued five universities and a library partnership organization alleging copyright infringement over their use of certain digitized copies of...

Writers guild suing U.S. universities: 'Give up your Google books'

ZDNet – 2011-09-13

Orphaned books or ‘abducted’ books? Five U.S. universities are being sued to prevent work from being uploaded and digitized.

French Publishers Drop Lawsuits Against Google Book Scanning

PC World – 2011-09-09

Three French publishers have dropped lawsuits against Google alleging that the company infringed their copyright.

Zagat Deal Extends Google's Influence

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-09-09

Google bought restaurant-review company Zagat, thrusting the Internet giant into the new roles of content creator and print publisher as it seeks to attract more advertising dollars from local...

French publishers may drop claim against Google

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard appear to be dropping charges against Google for digitising...

French authors cautious on latest Google deal

The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 15:01 French authors have given a cautious welcome to last week’s agreement for Google to scan out-of-print or unavailable...

Google Reaches Deal With 2nd French Publisher

The New York Times – 2011-08-26

La Martinière will split revenue with the U.S. Internet company from digital sales of out-of-print, copyright-protected works.

Google, French publisher strike deal – 2011-08-26

A second French publisher has reached a deal on digital books with Google to settle a copyright lawsuit in exchange for control over how its out-of-print, copyright-protected works are scanned and...

La Martinière and Google sign agreement

The Bookseller – 2011-08-26

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 09:50 French publisher La Martinière has dropped its legal action against Google and signed an agreement with it to scan specified...

Google brokers deal in YouTube-music publishers fight

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-18

Google settled copyright- infringement claims brought by music publishers over the unauthorized use of music videos on the company's YouTube website

Media Cache: After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France

The New York Times – 2011-08-08

Could the Internet giant's deal with Hachette Livre clear a path for a deal to settle longstanding litigation in the United States?

Hachette Livre signs deal with Google

The Bookseller – 2011-08-02

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 12:25 The agreement for Google to scan out-of-print French language books for Hachette Livre has been signed, two months later than...

Early Google Hire Tells All

AdWeek – 2011-07-26

Adweek: You left Google after its IPO in 2005. Why publish your book [I’m Feeling Lucky: Confessions of Google Employee Number 59] now? I kind of went back and forth on it. But after a couple of...

Fast Chat: Google Gets a Magazine

AdWeek – 2011-07-26

Why is Google making a magazine? Think Quarterly really came to be out of the insight that, at Google, we use research and analysis from inside Google and outside to inform our own decision-making...

Google Books Bows to New Apple App Store Rules

PC World – 2011-07-26

The Google Books iOS app is now in line with Apple's newly enforced rules that ban links bypassing Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism, which means Apple can retain its 30 percent cut.

Digital content subscriptions: Apple, Google, and the big, bad picture

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

On Feb. 15 Apple unveiled the terms of its new in-app content subscription service—which received an icy response from many publishers and app developers. The very next day, Google unveiled its...

Google introduces search site blocking. Why not the reverse, too?

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

On the heels of its recent controversial move to demote low-quality “content farms” in search results, today Google announced a new personalization service that allows users to block specific sites...

Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal

Reuters – 2011-07-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library,...

NY judge hearing Google book case grows impatient

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-19

(07-19) 08:43 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- A New York judge has tried to pressure Google and the book industry into deciding whether they can reach an agreement in negotiations to establish a massive online...

Site Claims to Loosen Google "Death Grip"

AllThingsD – 2011-07-14

Since Google in February began changing the way its search engine ranks sites in order to weed out “low-quality” content and “article vomit,” thousands of negatively affected website publishers...

Google+ Idea Guy Says Google Still Trying to Hold Him Back

AllThingsD – 2011-07-13

Paul Adams, the Google social researcher turned Facebook product manager who's credited with giving Google the idea for circles of friends that it's utilized in Google+, spoke out against his former...

Google launches first e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-07-12

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 08:30 Google has launched a branded e-reader, the first device to be integrated with the Google e-books platform. The internet giant...

iRiver Story HD: First Dedicated E-Reader for Google eBooks:

PC World – 2011-07-12

The launch of a $140 dedicated eBooks reader puts Google's store more directly in opposition to the Nook and Amazon's Kindle. The iRiver Story goes on sale July 17 at Target.

Iriver Surged Before Unveiling Google Book Reader, Tumbles After

BusinessWeek – 2011-07-12

Iriver Ltd. surged the most in six months in Seoul trading hours before the company said it will offer the world’s first reader fully customized to work with Google Inc.’s electronic-book service....

Google's eBooks Platform Gets Its First Dedicated E-Reader

AllThingsD – 2011-07-11

The first dedicated Google eBooks e-reader is finally headed to market. On July 17, the $139.99 iriver Story HD, will land on the shelves of Target stores nationwide, becoming the first e-reader to...

Uh-oh, Kindle, Nook, the first Google e-reader is here

Betanews – 2011-07-11

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The first e-reader to be integrated with Google eBooks is from iriver and will be exclusive to Target in the US.

Google Highlights Individual Content Creators

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-05

In the meat grinder of digital content, search results, link journalism and aggregators can often blur the origins of a story, let alone the identity of the author behind it. Now Google is launching...

Google Analytics Adds Social Engagement Tracking

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-30

On the heels of Google's two social media announcements—its +1 buttons and more recent Google+—the company has just announced the ability to track social engagement and activity in its Analytics...

Google Faces Claim for €295M Damages in French Court

PC World – 2011-06-28

A French publishing company has filed suit against Google, alleging anti-competitive practices and claiming €295 million (US$420 million) in damages.

Salon CEO Gingras to Head Up News at Google

AllThingsD – 2011-06-23

Richard Gingras, the chief executive of Salon Media Group, said on Wednesday he is leaving the online publisher to become global head of news products for Google Inc.

Salon CEO Richard Gingras Leaves, Set to Join Google

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-23

Richard Gingras, who acted as CEO of the Salon Media Group for the past two years, is leaving the company to join search giant Google as global head of news products.

Salon CEO to Take On News Job at Google

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-06-23

Richard Gingras, the chief executive of Salon Media Group, said he is leaving the online publisher to become global head of news products for Google.

British Library signs partnership deal with Google

The Bookseller – 2011-06-20

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 09:43 The British Library has signed a deal with Google, which will see one of the largest collections of books and pamphlets in the...

British Library, Google, in deal to digitize books – 2011-06-20

Google has struck a deal with the British Library to make thousands of historic books available online.

Google signs up British Library to books project

Reuters – 2011-06-20

LONDON (Reuters) - Google plans to digitize a quarter of a million books from the British Library's collections covering a period from the French Revolution to the end of slavery as part of its...

Google to digitize historic British Library books

CBC – 2011-06-20

Google has struck a deal with the British Library to make thousands of historic books available online.

Google Launches Affiliate Program for EBooks

PC World – 2011-06-17

Google has launched an affiliate program for its eBooks service, offering to pay commissions to Web publishers who promote titles on their sites and send buyers...

Google Officially Buys Admeld

AdWeek – 2011-06-14

Last week, TechCrunch reported that Google was in talks to buy display advertising company Admeld for $400 million. Now, it looks like the deal has been closed. Google announced Monday that it had...

Google in Talks to Buy AdMeld for $400 Million

AdWeek – 2011-06-11

Google is in talks to buy AdMeld, a display advertising company, for $400 million, according to the New York Times. TechCrunch first reported the acquisition, but inside sources told the Times that...

Reporters to get author pages with Google markup

Guardian – 2011-06-10

Newspaper writers - columnists and reporters - could benefit from a Google innovation known as "authorship markup". It's a way of connecting authors with their content on the web. It will help people...

Google Integrating Analytics With SEO Tools

PC World – 2011-06-08

Google is tying its Analytics and Webmaster Tools applications more closely together in an effort to give Web publishers a joint view of internal site traffic...

Google to Use Authors as Search Ranking Signal

PC World – 2011-06-08

Google has started using individual authors not just the publications they write for as one of its criteria for ranking search engine results.

Google Buys Social Analytics Company PostRank

AllThingsD – 2011-06-04

Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors. Not much of anything about the deal is being disclosed,...

Google has no agreement yet to digitize books

Reuters – 2011-06-02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc has yet to agree with authors and publishers on a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library, and a federal judge who struck down an earlier accord gave...

Google Settlement revision due next month

The Bookseller – 2011-06-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 02/06/2011 - 13:02 Google, American publishers and the US Authors Guild have been given until next month to revise a book-scanning agreement for out...

Google, publishers weigh options after NY ruling

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-06-02

(06-01) 15:58 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- A judge in New York has agreed to give lawyers for Google and the book industry more time to decide how to proceed after he rejected their deal to create a massive...

Google's +1 Button Is Finally Ready for Publishers

AllThingsD – 2011-06-01

As expected, Google today released its +1 button for publishers, which solicits user votes to move Web pages higher in Google rankings. The product was oddly delayed given +1 is has been live in many...

Twitter and Google fight back against Facebook's Like button

Guardian – 2011-06-01

Facebook's tentacular reach across the internet was accelerated by its 'like' button, which now seems a ubiquitous part of the browsing experience from news and blogs to corporate and retail sites....

Google eyes digital display market

Guardian – 2011-05-23

Having conquered classified search, Google is targeting display advertising – a move that makes media companies nervous Neal Mohan is known as Google's $200bn man. Mohan, vice-president of display...

Google Touts Growth of E-book Service and Store

PC World – 2011-05-23

Google's eBooks electronic bookstore now contains about 3 million free titles, up from 2 million when it was launched in December.

Startups in Google's Apps Marketplace get snapped up

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-22

Over the past five months, nine companies that were prominent on the Google Apps Marketplace have been acquired by larger companies, with six acquisitions coming since the start of February. Cassidy:...

Google ditches newspaper archive plan

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Search giant to focus on helping publishers make money from the internet instead of digitising print titlesIt was a key part in Google's attempt to organise the world's information – but the search...

Google partners with Telegraph for Ways with Words festival

The Bookseller – 2011-05-18

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 14:46 Google is to partner with the Telegraph Ways with Words Literature Festival, as it celebrates its 20th year. read more

Only 20% of US indies sign up to Google Editions

The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:20 Only 20% of American Booksellers Association (ABA) members have signed up to the Google E-books programme, the head of the ABA...

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