Amazon and Google Turn the eBook Page
This fall Amazon will release the Kindle, a device which will allow users to wirelessly tap into Amazon's eBook store. The device has the advantage over older readers that have to be connected to a computer.
Not to be outdone, Google will soon offer eBook users the opportunity to pay for the full version of copyrighted works. Up until this point Google has made only limited excerpts of copyrighted books available as part of their Google Book Search Partner Program. Unlike the Kindle, Google's eBooks must be read online.