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Google Play Books mobile app updated with your own book uploads from Google Drive

Google Play Books mobile app updated with your own book uploads from Google Drive

By 15 May 2013

Google has updated its Google Books app for iOS and Android to include the ability to side load ebooks to your device. Traditionally, Google has allowed only books purchased on Google Play or found within public domain to be read within the Books app,... >>

Google Play: The new name for Android Market

Google Play: The new name for Android Market

By 6 March 2012

From today, you'll no longer download apps from the Android Market, but instead, from Google Play. Over the next few days the firm will push out an update to Android handsets that changes the name of the app you were using. This might confuse some, especially... >>

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Charles Dickens

By 7 February 2012

Google has hit us with a double whammy this morning. Not only does its most recent Doodle celebrate the life of someone that we've actually heard of for a change - Charles Dickens - it is also in recognition of what we'd call an actual milestone; it would... >>

Harry Potter falls under Google spell

Harry Potter falls under Google spell

By 21 July 2011

Pottermore - the online portal where, for the first time ever, the Harry Potter books will be available in eBook format as well as audio book versions too, will be powered by Google eBooks, the Mountain View based company has announced.  And what's more,... >>

Google checks out 250,000 books from the British Library

Google checks out 250,000 books from the British Library

By 20 June 2011

The British Library has announced a deal with Google to get 250,000 out of copyright books available online, through the Google Books platform. The move means that books, pamphlets and periodicals from 1700-1870 - some 40 million pages - will be available... >>

Google Editions due in June or July

Google Editions due in June or July

By 5 May 2010

Google has announced that its "Editions" e-book store will be going live in late June or early July. The service, which was announced back in October 2009, will offer up a catalogue of around half a million titles from a range of publishers. It's not... >>

Samsung unveils E6 and E101 eBook readers

Samsung unveils E6 and E101 eBook readers

By 7 January 2010

Samsung, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has announced its first entries into the increasingly crowded eBook reader market - the E6 and E101. The E6 measures 6 inches across, whereas the E101 has a 10-inch display. Both have e-paper for... >>

Google Editions ebook store announced

Google Editions ebook store announced

By 16 October 2009

Google has revealed plans to launch its own online ebook store, due to open its virtual doors in the first half of 2010. Although the online giant is currently embroiled in legal wrangles over its Google Books book scanning project, it hasn't stopped... >>