Ken Auletta profiles Google in this week’s New Yorker.

Musings on a recent Surowiecki column about feature creeped products. While it would be somewhere between disingenuous and stupid to count every site abandon as an order sacrificed to poor usability, it’s worth considering what fraction of these missed opportunities better usability could in fact reclaim.

Why Google’ own patners are suing Google over Google Books, and how settling the suits though licensing fees will create large barriers to entry to other book search projects.