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Oyster all-you-can-read e-book service extends to browsers

The monthly subscription service that lets you read an unlimited number of e-books is now available on any desktop or mobile browser.

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YouTube music chief leaving for undisclosed startup

Chris LaRosa, the product manager in charge of Google's music platform on YouTube, is the second person to leave that post in the past year.

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Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too

The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites.

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Woman posts Facebook pic in allegedly stolen dress (store notices)

An Illinois woman is arrested after a local boutique puts out an alert about a distinctive neon leopard print dress.

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Netflix Q2 profit surges as it surpasses 50M subscribers

Netflix's rapid adoption both at home and abroad means another quarter with gangbusters profit growth, but the costs of its grandiose plans to get even bigger crimped it a bit.

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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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Kindle Unlimited: Good for customers, not so good for authors?

The terms of service for Amazon's new e-book subscription offering mean uncertainty for self-published Kindle authors, whose work is automatically rolled into the program.

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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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US government rebuffs Aereo's first shot at rebooting

The US Copyright Office says the online-TV startup doesn't qualify -- yet -- for a content license that would let it restart streaming.

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Netflix to FCC: Interconnection matters. Just ask John Oliver

The US' top source of Internet traffic, Netflix beats the Net neutrality drum in a new filing to FCC, with a nod to HBO's viral comedy-show clip.

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Murdoch wanted to buy Time Warner for $80B

The 21st Century Fox bid for its rival goes nowhere as Time Warner indicates Fox could never muster an acceptable offer. Still, investors take a shine to Time Warner shares.

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No, Apple, phones can't solve all parenting problems

Thai phone provider DTAC shows that sometimes you can't use your phone to stop a kid crying. Sometimes, you just have to be human.

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