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Google launches Google Print

10/07/2004 11:22:00 PM, posted by anand

Google Print is inviting publishers to send them printed material like books/magazines so that Google can digitize the collection and then make sure it appears whenever someone searches a keyword that appears in the book or magazine. Isnt Amazon doing this thing already, wherein you can search each and every word in their entire collection of books? So is Google trying to enroach Amazon's turf? (btw, What innovation has Amazon done lately, except for adding more and more crap to their site? They might be doing excellent data mining but then does a user care about that? Nah!)

They also mention that a user can flip couple of pages of the book when the book appears in their search results. How long before someone discovers a method to grab the entire book by search subsequent terms of the book and thereby grabbing two pages at a time? Not that I am being cynical, but there are some security concerns here.

But overall this looks like a step in the right direction for Google. They already index most (if not all) of the world wide web's information. Now they are extending their platform to books and magazines.
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