Google Renames 'Print' to Book Search

Google has decided to rename its controversial Google Print service, in part to reassure authors and publishers that it's not trying to infringe on copyrights. The service is now known as Google Book Search in order to clarify that the company wants to search the full text of books and inform users of where to buy or borrow them.

"One factor was all the comments we got about how excited people were that Google Print would help them print out their documents, or web pages they visit," explained Google marketing manager Jen Grant. "We want to make all the world's books discoverable and searchable online, and we hope this new name will help keep everyone focused on that important goal."

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