Microsoft hands future to Google

<p>Microsoft has handed the future of the book to arch-rival Google, according to the Register. It has also left the Open Content Alliance digitisation project high and dry.</p><p>&quot;Why? Because the Open Content Alliance is out of money - and Microsoft was by far the biggest financial backer. Brewster Kahle, whose Internet Archive project is a key OCA member, admitted the financial impact of Microsoft&#39;s withdrawal was &#39;significant&#39; and that the Alliance now needed fresh resources to keep the scanners running. The initial $10m was almost completely exhausted.&quot;<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>