Google Taking Long View on Book Search

With Microsoft abandoning Live Search Books, eWEEK turns the spotlight on Google Book Search:

… the smart strategy would be for Google to advance its effort from the “not-too-distant future” to the present. Google can pretty much corner the market at this point. Google was asked by eWEEK when it could expect to see some Book Search results, but the spokesperson declined to comment.

(Note: by “results,” I’m assuming the article’s author is talking about financial returns.)

Despite the short-term opportunity presented by Microsoft’s departure, a quoted analyst in the eWEEK piece believes Google is taking a long-view approach to Book Search.

(Via Publishers Weekly.)

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