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Will Amazon Start Charging to 'Look Inside' Books?

One of the key innovations Amazon implemented on its way to becoming the nation's largest online book retailer was to allow its customers to preview snippets of books. Now, a new patent granted to the online giant suggests they may want to start charging customers for the privilege.

Google Apologizes to Chinese Authors for Book Scanning

Google has apologized to thousands of Chinese authors after the writers said the search giant scanned their work for inclusion in its book-search project without their permission. But it remains unclear how -- if at all -- Google plans to actually change its book-scanning practices.