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Google Books lawsuit comes to an end with a favorable verdict for Google

After an eight year battle, Google has finally won a lawsuit surrounding Google Books. The lawsuit centered around copyright protection the Authors Guid felt Google violated. By scanning books, and making text and cover images searchable, the Authors Guild contended Google violated their copyright protection, and scanned the material without permission. Google’s contention was that the act was transformative enough to warrant no such legal action.

Google highlights Android photography apps on the Play Store

With all the talk going on today about the 41 megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, Google is looking to get the word out and teach Android users how to snap better photos on their smartphones. Today the Google Play Store has an entire section dedicated to Android Photography, and you'll want to check it out even if it's just to improve your Instagram and Facebook artwork.

Google brings over 400 Dark Horse Comics to the Play Store

For all you comic book fans we have some excellent news from the folks at Google. It looks like they've just pushed a massive update to their offering, and now have well over 400 Dark Horse Comics in the Play Store. Google shared the news over on Google+ and mentioned the comics are available in every region Play Books are supported.

Google Play Books updated with over 90 bug fixes

Today those folks from Google have issued a quick update to their increasingly popular Google Play Books application for Android. The update added a few new features, fixed a truckload of bugs it apparently had, and even added support for India to now enjoy a good read. Apparently Books had some issues, because Google promises to have fixed tons of them.

Google Play Books and Movies now available in Brazil

Our good friends at Google have been hard at work bringing many of their music, books, and movies options to multiple parts of the world and today they've added one more. Overnight Google rolled out their Play Store Books and Movies to Brazil, and let everyone know with a quick post to Google+. Sadly Brazil is still waiting for Google Music, but this is the first step to bringing them more of Google's services.

Google Play Books now available for pre-order

Starting today all you book lovers and reading fanatics have a few more options from the folks at Google and their Play Store. Today they announced that Google Books will now be available for pre-order. The "New and coming soon" section will now show upcoming books before they hit the store, and users anxious to virtually flip through those pages can pre-order and get it right on release day.
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