Amazon.com inc. has launched a service that uses proprietary technology to let visitors search the complete text of more than 100,000 books. Amazon says the feature is akin to patrons visiting a bookstore and leafing through a prospective purchase, but some say that it amounts to a giveaway of content. The New York Times reported last week that some authors say they've been able to download multiple consecutive pages of their books through clever searches.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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