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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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What are the limits of Kindle Unlimited?

Amazon's new e-book subscription service gives members unrestricted access to an extensive library for a monthly fee, but here are five things to consider before signing up.

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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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Amazon rolls out $9.99 Kindle Unlimited monthly subscription

The new service offers more than 600,000 Kindle e-books and thousands of Audible audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

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Real names not required on Google+

Google reverses its stance on real names for its social network, Apple joins forces with former foe IBM, and Amazon tinkers with a Kindle Unlimited subscription service.

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Amazon eyeing unlimited book subscriptions for $9.99 a month

A website that's since been taken down points to a service called Kindle Unlimited with unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks.

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Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

From the PlayStation TV to bendable displays to the iPhone 6, here are the most anticipated gadgets of the second half of 2014.

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<b>Price:</b> $199 (7-inch, HD), $269 (9-inch, HD+)
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<b>Availability:</b> Both tablets will launch in early November.
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Barnes & Noble gets back in the game with followups to its Nook Tablet. The Nook HD will sport the highest resolution 7-inch tablet screen yet and the 9-inch Nook HD+brings a new level of affordability thanks to its $269 price tag.</p>

Nook maker Barnes & Noble to split into two companies

The bookstore operator said it will separate its retail unit from its Nook Media business.

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Amazon debuts Firefly technology

Amazon's Jeff Bezos shows off a new technology called Firefly for its new Fire Phone that recognizes QR codes, scans items, and acts as an everyday shopping-scanner.

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<p>Amazon's Kindle Fire slates were hot to trot when they first debuted and they continue to set the tablet world ablaze with the better-than-ever <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-8-9-inch/">HDX</a> lineup. The upgrades to the new slates were a welcome improvement, but one thing that didn't change is the Amazon Appstore. The highly curated Appstore doesn't offer as great a variety as the Apple App Store or Google Play, but it's not chopped liver either. </p>

<p>Here are some essential Kindle Fire apps that'll work for the HDX, HD, and original models. This isn't meant to be a definitive list of the best or most essential apps, but a collection of great downloads to get you started with your new device, or new titles for your old one.</p>

As smartphone nears, Amazon says Appstore library nearly triples

Amazon says it has a catalog of more than 240,000 apps and games, available in 200 countries on multiple devices.

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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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Get more apps on your Kindle Fire using the cloud

The Amazon Appstore doesn't have every Android app. With this tip, you'll find out how to import apps from other app stores to your Fire using cloud storage.

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