Google To Scan Books From Big Libraries
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Google Inc. is trying to establish an online reading room for five major libraries by scanning stacks of hard-to-find books into its widely used Internet search engine. The ambitious initiative announced late Monday gives Mountain View, Calif.-based Google the right to index material from the New York public library as well as libraries at four universities: Harvard, Stanford, Michigan and Oxford in England.
Looks like Sterling didn't make the cut. That said, is there anything Google Inc. will left undone? Will it be the next Walmart? Will people start referring to it as "Big Search Engine" akin to "Big Oil" and "Big Pharmaceutical" and "Big Ketchup" companies?