Google, Rivals Go Separate Ways on Books has some coverage of a talk at an Internet search conference last week where executives from the world’s three leading Internet search engines shared the same stage. Ben Charny says as each exec spoke of their company’s respective online book projects, they put on display the huge divide that separates Google Inc. from everybody else.

The issue involves how Google is going at its online book project alone, while rivals Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are quilting together a group of technologists and book publishers in order to effect the same kinds of results.