Failure of negotiations reflects the greed of both PRS and Google.
Neither have the interest the general public.
Dominant, monopolistic players like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Apple are finding that initial market demand for their products is finally easing after giving them more than a decade of huge growth and profits.
Rather than tweaking their products with superficial changes they should apply inovative thought and initiative to create entirely original, innovative and truly useful new products.
These companies have grown fat and lazy, putting most of their effort into squeezing the last cent out past successes and using market dominance to acheive it.
They concentrate on the bonus, showing a contempt for the end user - like their greedy Wall Street Weavils.
The sun may be setting on Silicon Valley unless it changes it’s ways.
I suspect, rahter than being content with copying, the bright minds in India or China will start next wave of computer - internet inovation.