Your browser does not seem to support CSS. If images appear below, please disregard them.
It appears that you're running an Ad-Blocker. This site is monetized by Advertising and by User Donations; we ask that if you find this site helpful that you whitelist us in your Ad-Blocker, or make a Donation to help aid in operating costs.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#35057 - 10/31/05 09:24 PM Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,255
§intå× Offline
§intå×  Offline


Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,255
Likes: 1
Maryland
Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will be offering an online service for searching books and other writings, and also said that it will try to avoid the legal hassles currently being experienced by rival Google Inc..

Initially, Microsoft will work with the Open Content Alliance. This organisation also includes Yahoo Inc. as one of its members. Microsoft may charge users for the service to avoid the aforementioned legal issues.

The general manager of Microsoft's MSN online unit, Danielle Tiedt, said: "I think about the [initial] 150,000 books as a test." A beta version of the service will be launched next year. The company also plans to work with publishers and authors.

Source

Sponsored Links
#35058 - 10/31/05 10:56 PM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
I don't care who does it first, so long as it's free and public...


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#35059 - 11/01/05 03:12 PM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member
Artic Warrior  Offline
UGN Member

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
My room
What do they mean searching books? Like searching your local libraries online or like searching books and then being able to download the book (like a pdf or something) so you can read it?


#35060 - 11/01/05 08:31 PM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Artic Warrior:
searching books and then being able to download the book (like a pdf or something) so you can read it?


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#35061 - 11/02/05 01:37 AM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member
Artic Warrior  Offline
UGN Member

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
My room
They can do that?

But even if they do, I wouldnt read the entire book off my computer screen. That feels so wrong.


Sponsored Links
#35062 - 11/02/05 04:11 AM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
Yeh, well the people who use the millions of ebooks on filesharing services would love it...


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#35063 - 11/02/05 02:54 PM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,255
§intå× Offline
§intå×  Offline


Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,255
Likes: 1
Maryland
I would use the hell out of it.

#35064 - 11/02/05 10:41 PM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
Quote:
Originally posted by int:
I would use the hell out of it.
I concourr


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#35065 - 11/09/05 07:56 AM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member
Artic Warrior  Offline
UGN Member

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
My room
Is Google print an early version of this? I just did a search and it brought up some books that had information on the subject I'm doing. I think the entire book was online and I needed my Gmail account to login to it.
It was great... took me to the page of the book that had the words I searched for and I can reference it in my assignment as being a book not a web site.
This is something I wasn't expecting but I like were its headed now (for research).


#35066 - 11/09/05 11:15 PM Re: Microsoft Announce Online Book Searches  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
Likely


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
Sponsored Links

Member Spotlight
Gremelin
Gremelin
Portland, OR; USA
Posts: 7,195
Joined: February 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics47,513
Posts82,683
Average Daily Posts8
Members2,159
Most Online1,567
Apr 25th, 2010
Latest Postings
Top Posters(All Time)
UGN Security 40,677
Gremelin 7,195
§intå× 3,255
SilentRage 1,273
Ice 1,146
pergesu 1,136
Infinite 1,041
jonconley 955
Girlie 908
unreal 860
Top Liked Users (All Time)
§intå× Likes: 1
Cold Sunn Likes: 1
Crime Likes: 1
Cyrez Likes: 1
Ghost Likes: 1
Gremelin Likes: 4
Ice Likes: 1
unreal Likes: 1
Top Liked Users (30 Days)
No Data Found
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
(Snapshot build 20160902)