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Google India Latest News 2016 about technology Google, investment firm KKR to invest $400 m on solar projects A federal judge rejected a lawsuit on Thursday by authors aimed at stopping Google’s book scanning project, ruling that Google’s plan to scan and digitise 20 million books constitutes fair use under US copyright laws.

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Internet giant Google Google India Latest News and investment firm KKR will invest $400 million in six solar plants in California and Arizona, the companies announced on Thursday.

The plants are currently being developed and are expected to be operational by January 2014. They will be managed by Recurrent Energy, a California solar developer.

The companies plan to sell the electricity to municipal users and local utilities, including Southern California Edison.

Five of the plants are in southern California and the sixth is in Arizona.

A Google spokeswoman said the total investment in the projects is $400 million, but the exact breakdown between the companies was not disclosed.

The three firms in December 2011 announced a separate plan to build four solar plants near Sacramento, California.

second News Google wins book scanning case

A federal judge rejected a lawsuit on Thursday by authors aimed at stopping Google’s book scanning project, ruling that Google’s plan to scan and digitise 20 million books constitutes fair use under US copyright laws.

The long-running dispute centred on Google’s Library Project in which the search giant reached agreements with several large libraries to scan their collections to provide information about the

Author and publisher groups argued that the practice was a violation of copyright, but Google reached a settlement with the publishers last year.

Not only does the Google project provide “a new and efficient way for readers and researchers to find books,” he added, but it “has become an essential research tool, as it helps librarians identify and find research sources, it makes the process of inter library lending more efficient, and it facilitates finding and checking citations.

3rd news India is No. 1 in seeking user info from Google

India ranks second in the list of countries that approached Google with requests, seeking information on users.

While the US topped the list with 10,918 requests, India followed with 2,691 during the January-June period this year.

The Government requests for user information have doubled over three years. It began sharing the information publicly three years ago.

It, however, said that the numbers included the requests that it was allowed to publish, indicating that the number could still be bigger. The firm has updated the report for the eighth time.

The other top rankers in the list includes Germany with 2,311 requests, France (2,011), the UK (1,274), Brazil (1,239) and Italy (901), Richard Salgado, Legal Director (Law Enforcement and Information Security) of the firm, said.

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