Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Microsoft Sues -- HP Wins

Microsoft is suing, trying to prevent Google from building a book business. HP is scanning books, building a book selling business. Microsoft is the loser, HP and Google are the winners.

The public, the authors and the publishers will be served by the connections that HP and Google will make to bring knowledge, tucked away in library stacks, to the public.

Chances are that a new settlement will be reached between Google and the publishers. Next month, when several new book readers are on the market, the HP and Google initiatives will start to bear fruit. Microsoft is going to be left, wilting on the vine.

in reference to: HP One-Ups Google on Books | BNET Technology Blog | BNET (view on Google Sidewiki)

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