Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Preparing to Sell E-Books, Google Takes on Amazon

Preparing to Sell E-Books, Google Takes on Amazon

My favorite sentence from this article: "Google’s move is likely to be welcomed by publishers who have expressed
concerns about the possibility that Amazon will dominate the market for
e-books with its aggressive pricing strategy." Wait a second. So the same company that 1) maps our streets, 2) has the highest used search engine available 3) tracks/records/remembers you and your searches 4) creates sidebar ads in gmail that attempt to be related to the email text are now not only selling e-books but in selling e-books are helping to prevent a monopoly? I'm not entirely sure that excitement about one gigantic company dominating another gigantic company in a particular area is really cause for celebration. Yes it is good that Amazon has competition but does it have to be from Google? Maybe instead of releasing e-books maybe they could get one of their projects out of beta-testing. (cough*GMAIL*cough) Just a thought.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I truly believe that we have reached the point where technology has become one with our lives, and I am 99% certain that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory decreases, the possibility of uploading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about every once in a while.

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