This is a noteworthy piece from internetnews.com, about a patent application by Google that shows how it could draw cash from both online/digital AND printed media search.

(Article didn’t include a link to the actual patent application, so here it is.)

U.S. Patent Application No. 20040122811, filed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has a deceptively simple name: “Method for searching media.” But the application illuminates possible plans by the Mountain View, Calif.-based search leader to enable search of printed material, offer pay-per-view documents, scanned documents with clickable ads and even the ability for print publishers to swap out ads in digital copies of their printed pages.

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