Google Editions Embraces Universal E-book Format

Unlike Amazon, Barnes & Noble, store will not be device-specific.

Last Updated: October 16, 2009 @ 7:12 AM

Google will launch an e-book store called Google Editions with a "don’t be evil" twist. Unlike Google’s biggest competitors Amazon and Barnes & Noble that rely heavily on restrictive DRM, Google will not be device-specific — allowing for e-books purchased through Google Editions to be read on a far greater number of e-book readers that will flood the market in 2010. Google’s e-books will be accessible through any Web-enabled computer, e-reader, or mobile phone instead of a dedicated device.

Read more at PC World.