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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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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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Amazon's smartphone: The time is right

Thanks to an ever-shifting mobile landscape and a strong relationship with developers, 2014 is the perfect time for Amazon’s smartphone move.

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Samsung and Amazon give away free ebooks with Kindle for Samsung

Samsung and Amazon have turned the page on ebooks with Kindle for Samsung, which gives phone fans a free book every month.

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Apple loses bid to dismiss states' e-book antitrust cases

Judge rejects Apple's argument that states lack standing in the case, which seeks as much as $840 million in damages.

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