Google local library search results now result from ebook queries

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The tech giant is making it easier for mobile device users to locate digital copies at nearby libraries. A new Google local library search feature is making it simpler for readers to locate digital copies of the books they want and that can be found nearby. The tech giant announced this week that it has added the new feature and that it will show up in book title results. Searching for books on Google already displays a special book listing separate from the query results. Within the book’s description, a…

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E-reader ownership is dwindling with competition from other mobile devices

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As smartphones gain larger screens and tablets have smaller ones, these e-book reading devices are fading in popularity. According to new data that has been released by Pew Research, the ownership of e-reader mobile devices has reached an all-time low, having cut itself nearly in half when compared to data collected in previous years. Pew’s report on the data showed that this year, only 19 percent of adults currently own a dedicated e-reading device. This is a striking drop from the figure from 2014, at which time 32 percent of…

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