Google slips Image ads, Amazon launches, MS Office for the web, Google settles lawsuit,

Google Slips Image Ads into Search Results  
A search for diamonds, for example, brings up a text ad from Blue Nile that enables users to see more information without leaving the search page. When clicked, product listings — complete with images — appear, "[consuming] the entire window,"
Amazon on Friday launched, in beta, a new e-commerce site,, which allows users to not only window-shop but also to sample - and actually purchase - books, movies, music and videogames, according to the Amazon Web Services blog.

Lightweight versions of the popular office productivity apps are meant to offer a versatility in deployment, not counter OpenOffice.

Settling a legal battle, Google reached an agreement with book publishers and authors that clears the way for both sides to more easily profit from digital versions of printed books. The agreement, under which Google would pay $125 million to settle two copyright lawsuits over its book-scanning efforts, would allow it to make millions of out-of-print books available for reading and purchasing online.

Prominent German newspaper publisher Axel Springer announced that it was expanding its digital initiative by launching, a Chinese version of its automobile magazine Auto Bild. The company said it will continue to venture into the global Internet market

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