Tech WWWorld–Google Launches eBook Store, Nexus 2 [and more]

Google has launched an eBook store which is compatible with any webkit browser (works on Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, web browsers and many supported eReaders).

The eBook store has nearly 3 million free books and hundreds of thousands of titles that are ready for purchase.

Google_eBooks

Google eBooks are stored in the cloud, so if you plan to read on the web using your computer, tablet, or on your phone, there is no file to download and you can read ebooks directly within the browser or application. [details here]

Yahoo-AOL Buzz

AOL is mulling  a breakup of the company in a complicated series of transactions that may lead to a merger with Yahoo.

Two rocks do not float better than one? – TC (owned by AOL) has an interesting piece on the entire deal (though its all speculation).

Nexus 2

Nexus S is the lead device for the Gingerbread/Android 2.3 release; it’s the first Android device to ship with the new version of the Android platform. We co-developed this product with Samsung—ensuring tight integration of hardware and software to highlight the latest advancements of the Android platform. As part of the Nexus brand, Nexus S delivers what we call a “pure Google” experience: unlocked, unfiltered access to the best Google mobile services and the latest and greatest Android releases and updates.

Nexus S is the first smartphone to feature a 4” Contour Display designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and along the side of your face. It also features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, front and rear facing cameras, 16GB of internal memory, and NFC (near field communication) hardware that lets you read information from NFC tags. NFC is a fast, versatile short-range wireless technology that can be embedded in all kinds of everyday objects like movie posters, stickers and t-shirts.[source]

Google Wave > Apache

Google Wave is now part of Apache’s incubator program.

The creation of Apache Wave will serve to accelerate the growth of the existing community with strong open source processes. If you’d like to get involved, please join the Apache Wave mailing list (send an email to wave-dev-subscribe@incubator.apache.org). We’re looking forward to working with you [source].