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Amazon facing united front of authors in Hachette e-book dispute

Some of the literary world's biggest names sign a letter opposing the e-commerce company's muscle-flexing with book publisher Hachette.

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Judge takes issue with Apple's $450M e-books settlement offer

After the tech giant agrees to pay millions in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, the presiding judge says, "I'm concerned about the terms of the settlement."

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Facebook, Twitter seek out social shopping

Social-media commerce ramps up as Facebook tests a Buy button and Twitter acquires CardSpring. Meanwhile, Amazon debuts a Netflix-like service for e-books called Kindle Unlimited.

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Next-gen drones follow wherever you go

No remote control is necessary for new drones that can autopilot with tracking, creating an easy solution for capturing action-sports on video. Also, Oyster opens up its books to Android.

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Oyster, the Netflix for books, is now available on Android devices

The popular service brings its buffet-style e-book subscription to more devices.

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Apple settles state AGs' e-book antitrust lawsuit

The settlement comes less than a month before the scheduled beginning of the trial, in which $840 million in damages was sought from Apple.

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Read a page a day via email with Dripread

Read more by reading less. Get digestible installments of a book emailed daily with this free service.

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Appeals court nixes Apple bid to delay e-books damages trial

The petition sought emergency stay pending the resolution of an appeal concerning the case's class status.

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Amazon acknowledges contract standoff with Hachette

Internet retail giant admits restricting sales of the publisher's titles but calls it a justified negotiating approach.

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Amazon plays hardball -- and puts the hurt on consumers

Commentary: In economic fight with major publisher, e-tail giant is sacrificing not only authors, but book buyers too.

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Simon & Schuster deal boosts 'Netflix of digital books' wannabes Scribd and Oyster

Scribd and Oyster's all-you-can-read e-book subscription services add 'Big 5' publisher's backlist titles.

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The 404 1,488: Where we unlock our spirit animal (podcast)

Reporter Katie Linendoll from the "Today Show" and CNN highlights her trip to Africa, where she visited an elephant orphanage and reported on a program to put e-readers in the hands of struggling students.

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