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Google and Random House get together for details

Google – the biggest online company, and Random House – the world’s biggest book publisher, are still having chit-chat sessions in order to make their books available at Google Books. This “innovative” Google service scans books and makes some parts of them available on the Internet, has already seen some problems (legal disputes) from other publishers, but the truth is that they still haven’t reached an agreement with Random House. With over 10,000 publishers working in coordination with Google, I think it is just a matter of time until Random gives up and joins the party.

Kodak will end Olympics sponsorship

After 20 years of being an official sponsor of the Olympic games, Kodak will end the era after the Beijing games in 2008. The reason? According to Kodak, this is more of a strategical marketing move than anything else. Strangely enough, it is the same move made by Xerox that ended their Olympics sponsorship back in 2004 at Greece.

Nokia cuts down the price on E65

One of the best selling Nokia cellphones – E65 – has seen its price being cut down by around 15 per cent. There were more then one million Nokia E65’s sold during the first quarter of 2007, and to keep that number going up, the company decided to slash the price because Christmas is coming and we all know this season behaves in terms of sales. Other Nokia cellphones that got their price reduced this month include the E61i, N73 and the N73 Music phone.

Source – Reuters

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer