Thursday, March 19, 2009
(image courtesy ailatan on Flickr)
In a slight detour from their idealistic attempt to bring the world's print-based public domain to the digital public square, Google has struck an undisclosed financial deal with electronics giant Sony to provide premium access to Google's scanned super-library of world literature for Sony's Reader device.
Sony is hoping that the partnership and its newly expanded library help slow some of the Kindle’s momentum. Amazon currently has 250,000 books in its Kindle library, but it stresses that they are the books people are most interested in reading, like new releases and best sellers.
Read all about it, for free!, at the New York Times website.