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In Search of a Publisher-Friendly Book Search
August 1, 2006

The most-used computer operating system in the world is revving up to take on the world’s most-used search engine for the right to claim title to the world’s most-used online book search. Microsoft’s game plan is to overtake Google in the book search field—by involving publishers instead of alienating them. The forthcoming release of Microsoft’s Windows Live Book Search—a search program that is scheduled for release later this year—comes on the heels of the controversy surrounding the introduction of Google Book Search, Google’s foray into book search. Google has taken a pounding since it presented its search in October 2004. Several law

Webcom Recognized Again by Microsoft
June 9, 2006

One of the world’s leading book manufacturers has been recognized by Microsoft for being among the cream of the crop of companies world-wide using its business products to streamline workflow. Microsoft recently recognized Webcom Limited for the increased efficiency the Tornoto-based book manufacturer has found by integrating the Redmond, Wash. computer technology corporation’s business management system for print and online production of books, catalogs and directories. The 31-year-old independently-owned Canadian book manufacturer, which specializes in custom orders and e-printing technologies, produces nearly 30 million books annually. A recent case study and a less technical business-impact article were posted on Microsoft’s global Web site to summarize