Google is investigating methods where its users could rent online copies of books for one week. According to the plans, users can read the books for one week for the price of one tenth of the book. Initially books cannot be printed or stored but this is considered using a try before you buy concept. According to the plansGoogle is looking for ways to make the Google Print service more attractive to publishers.
The Wall Street Journal reported on a leaked memo from inside Microsoft that was sent to top management and direct reports just before the press conference in San Francisco last Tuesday. De correspondence illustrates the displeasure of the company regarding the development of new services and products.
The problems occur after installing the patches Microsoft delivered with security bulletins MS05-038 and MS05-052. Both patches can cause problems with ActiveX controls, small programs designed to perform a simple task that can make a Web site more interactive. The MS05-038 patch can also hinder Java applications. After the patches are installed, some applications will no longer work in Internet Explorer!