At noon today (Nov. 1), Google Inc. went live with its eBooks cloud-based reading program in Canada.
Because the service is cloud-based and open, it'll work on any smart phone platform and compatible e-readers, according to the company.
It boasts “hundreds of thousands” of titles available for sale online, plus two million public domain works available for free, according to the company. It appears to have just under 300 titles under the category reference/technology
Google's also opening eBooks up to Canadian book retailers who want to sell physical copies online.

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Dave Webb
Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.