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June 17, 2008

Froogle Integrates with Google Book Search

After updating the listings for electronics, Google Product Search (previously known as Froogle) integrated the data from Google's book search engine. In addition to the list of stores where you can find a certain book, Google shows a summary of the book, the table of contents, references from the web and related books. There's also a link to Google Book Search, where you can preview and search inside the book.


In other book-related news, Panlibus points to Zoomii, a great visualization for Amazon's bookstore where books are placed in virtual shelves. If the products are more tangible, people are more likely to buy them, so Google should show more visual information: images, videos, trend charts, feature comparison etc.

2 comments:

  1. Those images at the bottom of your RSS feeds - are they a Blogger thing or do you choose them? Is it possible to get rid of them?
    Kudos for being one of few of my feeds to include full text though :)

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  2. Froogle was a better name and the old interface was better. Half the time I don't get as many results and it's usually inundated with google checkout results only.

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