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Google Books back on the shelf in Apple App Store

Google Books disappeared from the App Store for a day as the Big G updated the software to comply with Apple's new rules about in-app purchases. Now it's back, in a tweaked form.

By Jul. 26, 2011


Marvel Comics in Chrome as Captain America movie makes digital debut

Marvel Comics has teamed up with Google to bring the X-Men, The Avengers and Captain America comics to Chrome.

By Feb. 7, 2011


Google bets hackers £12,500 that Chrome is unhackable

Google is putting its money where its browser is, betting £12,500 that hackers can't breach Chrome.

By Feb. 5, 2011


Apple's 30 per cent cut on ebooks sees Google Books vanish from App Store

Google Books has disappeared from the App Store as Apple begins to enforce new rules on buying stuff in apps. Other similar apps have stopped selling ebooks too.

By Jul. 25, 2011


Google doubles universities in book scanning project

Google adds 12 Midwest university libraries to controversial book scanning project.

By Jun. 6, 2007


Weekend project: Scan your books into Google

Looking for something to do this weekend? Forget the nice weather and spend it scanning books into Google's Book service.

By Jun. 5, 2009


Google Chrome patch fixes vanishing scrollbar

A variety of bug fixes arrive in the latest developer version of Chrome. Also, no restart required to install plug-ins.

By Apr. 30, 2009


Google Book Search goes mobile: 1.5 million free books

Mobile-device users can now search and read the entire texts of 1.5 million out-of-copyright books for free, following the launch of Google Book Search for handsets

By Feb. 6, 2009


Google reaches $125 million settlement with authors

Settlement with the Authors Guild and a group of publishers enables authors and publishers to receive compensation for online access to their works.

By Oct. 28, 2008


Google adds details to Book Search privacy policy

Privacy advocates had criticized Google's Book Search settlement as incomplete regarding its privacy policy, and Google has responded with additional commitments.

By Sep. 3, 2009