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Google eBooks, explained in video

December 6, 2010 | 10:20 am

Monday morning, Google eBooks got off to a shaky start. The promised app wasn't yet available in Apple's iTunes, so no one could try Google eBooks on iPhones, iPads or the iPod Touch. Meanwhile, independent booksellers' sites weren't fully online: Some ebooks readily available in Google's eBook store weren't showing up at Skylight's website as they should. 

But when all the kinks have been ironed out, Google eBooks will be able to be read anywhere, on anything (except the Kindle). The video above describes how the company imagines books in the cloud will work.

-- Carolyn Kellogg