Chinese paper accuses Google of hampering searches

(AP) -- Google Inc. faces a new controversy in China after a Web site run by the Communist Party's main newspaper accused the U.S. search giant of trying to keep Internet users away following its reports on a copyright dispute.

Privacy concerns over Google book project

Google's ambitious book scanning project, already facing anti-trust scrutiny and awaiting court approval, is also raising concerns among privacy advocates and civil liberties groups.

Google fined $14,300 a day in France over books

(AP) -- A Paris court ruled Friday that Google Inc.'s expansion into digital books breaks France's copyright laws, and a judge slapped the Internet search leader with a euro10,000-a-day fine until it stops showing literary ...

Google disruption in China seen as government crackdown

When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," the ...

Google co-founder Brin prefers Yahoo! without Bing

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has expressed amazement at resistance to the Internet giant's efforts to digitize the world's books and lamented a deal to have Microsoft handle online search at Yahoo!

Google book settlement facing antitrust scrutiny

Google's settlement with US authors and publishers over its book scanning project still needs the green light from a US judge but it may first have to pass muster with the US Justice Department.

Google to sell new e-books online

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

Google to launch platform for selling books online

(AP) -- Google Inc. is launching a new online service that will let readers buy electronic versions of books and read them on such gadgets as cell phones, laptops and possibly e-book devices.

Google's library project forces important media decisions

Sometime in the near future, a federal judge will decide whether Google can proceed with its plan to create a digital library and bookstore out of millions of old books scanned from libraries around the world.

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