News Roundup: Borders Cuts 274 Positions, Kindle Hacks, Google Taking Long View on Book Search

Borders Cuts 274 Positions

Borders is cutting 274 jobs, with most of the hit being absorbed by corporate groups within the company’s Ann Arbor, Mich. headquarters. From Publishers Weekly:

Borders stressed that with a few exceptions none of the cuts came at the store level and a spokesperson said there are no plans to reduce the number of store employees. The cuts represented about 20% of Borders’s corporate positions but only 1% of its total workforce. (Continue reading)

Hacking the Kindle

Reversing Everything popped the hood on the Kindle and poked around the underlying software. If you like to tinker (and don’t mind putting devices in peril), this three-part Kindle series is worth a look.

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.
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