Internet giant Google’s announcement that it will stop allowing bookstores to sell e-books on the company’s platform will have local implications. Right now, Louisville bookseller Carmichael’s sells Google e-books on its website, but that will end early next year. Carmichael’s Bookstore co-owner Carol Besse says Google’s decision is unfortunate for small booksellers, and the service… Continue reading Google e-Books Decision Affects Local Bookseller
The Louisville Metro region has joined the ranks of hundreds of other metropolitan areas that have partnered public transportation with Google. Passengers can now click a public transit option on Google Maps to find the closest scheduled Transit Authority of River City (TARC) route to their destination. Users will be given three departure times for… Continue reading Louisville Region Partners Public Transportation with Google
Friday, August 19 on State of the News, Fast Company‘s Neal Ungerleider joined us to explain a debate that’s been going on since Google+ started suspending pseudonymous accounts: is anonymity necessary for political activism and uncensored sharing? Or is Google right in its assertion that using real names makes connecting with people online more like… Continue reading Google+ and the Argument for Online Anonymity: State of the News
Carmichael’s Bookstore, one of the leading independent booksellers in Louisville, has recently begun selling e-books through their website through a partnership with Google and the American Booksellers Association. More than 250 booksellers nationwide are using the system, which allows independent bookstores to make money from e-books, a market previously reserved for giants like Amazon and… Continue reading Carmichael’s Partners with American Booksellers Association to Sell Google E-books.
Steven Levy chronicles the past and future of Google in his book, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. While in Louisville for an evening talk at the library, he dropped by the WFPL studios to speak with Todd Mundt today during Here and Now. The two discussed Larry Page, who… Continue reading Tech Writer Steven Levy Discusses Google
Coming up at 1pm: The Midwest is bracing for several more days of torrential rain after powerful storms hammered Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee and of course Kentucky yesterday. The Ohio River crest in Louisville is expected sometime tomorrow, and more heavy rain is on the way tonight and tomorrow. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers… Continue reading Today on Here and Now: Floods, Google… No Connection Implied