Google and …

I keep meaning to post about all of the things that are happening with Google and now that I’ve built up a few, I’ll share them with you.

The latest issue of Cites & Insights has an interesting wrap up of commentary surrounding the recent court case between the Authors Guild  and Google over Google’s Book Search which raised issues of copyright and content ownership and usage. The wrap-up is available in both HTML and PDF. Terms of the settlement are available here and there is also more information about the legal ramifications on Google here.

In other Google news, Google have added yet another layer to their Google Maps venture by incorporating transport details for a limited number of cities. Google Earth also has new features including the ability to explore the ocean floor.

I have also been doing a bit of playing with a number of different search parameters which I came across on LifeHacker. They have a great section devoted to Google tips and tricks. Did you know that you can search for an image and limit it by size? No, then find out more! Google also has a page dedicated to helping you get the most out of your searching.

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