Google (GOOG -0.5%) plans to launch an online store by next year to deliver electronic books to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG -0.5%) plans to launch an online store by next year to deliver electronic books to any device with a web browser, a direct attack on Amazon.com's (AMZN -1.6%) hugely successful Kindle. Google Editions will offer about half a million books initally in partnership with publishers with whom it already cooperates.