This will likely expand the controversy surrounding Google’s digital books initiative
Sony Electronics Inc. is pairing with Google Inc. to battle Amazon.com Inc. in the growing digital books market.
In a strike against Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader, Sony and Google plan to launch a partnership Thursday that will give users of the Sony Reader device access to more than half-a-million public domain books from Google's ambitious book digitization project. The books will be offered to Sony Reader users free via the online Sony eBook store. The companies wouldn't reveal financial terms of the deal.
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