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Loaded: Kobo Touch drops price, adds ads

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Loaded: Kobo Touch drops price, adds ads

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Google negotiates with music labels, Ultrabooks could add tap-to-pay, and Kobo copies Amazon by putting ads in its cheaper Touch e-reader.

-It's Monday, November 14, 2011. I'm Bridget Carey on CNET.com, and it's time to get loaded. The Kobo eBook reader is following in the footsteps of Amazon's kindle touch. The Kobo is now also offering a $99 touch e-Ink reader that has advertisements on the screen called Kobo touch with offers. There will be a banner out on the bottom menu and they will be shown when it is in sleep mode. It will be the same as the current Kobo touch E-Reader except buying the ad supportive version drops the price by $30. The new Kobo will ship in about 2 weeks and this is a big launch week for e-readers, the Amazon color tablet, the Kindle Fire starts shipping today, and the Barnes and Nobles Nook tablet hit stores this week. On Wednesday, Google will be having a press conference to talk about streaming online music serve it is launching called Google music, but interesting sources say that Google has now made a deal yet to use music from 2 of 4 major music labels. Google signed the deal with Universal, but it does not have a deal yet with Sony or Warner, and it's unclear if there's a deal yet with EMI. So, to be a serious challenger to iTune, Google needs to secure those deals, but that's making negotiations complicated is that Google reportedly wants to also store your existing music in the cloud tone. In other online music news, there is a new free streaming radio service launching today from Myxer. The Myxer Social Radio app let's you browse and create you own stations, but the twist is that your friends can jump into your music station called the room and chat with other listeners live. The room's playlist is influenced by the collective interest of the group and it knows what you like by linking to Facebook and seen what artist you've listed as your favorites. Users can also share their thoughts about the song with friends and eventually be able to send dedications to friends. You can tap your MasterCard PayPass at a register to make a purchase or even a Google wallet and able to found, but would you tuck your card or phone on your laptop to make an online payment? MasterCard and Intel are working to add that technology in future of line of ultra books. That and pay feature will use a near field communication or NFC, which allows for a wireless transaction and the goals to have on next year's computers. Would breakup with someone over a text message, e-mail, or Facebook message, we'll 1/3 of people survey said they have, and I'm not talking young teens. These are adults. According to the study by love 42, Facebook is also the fist place people go when he like someone. More than half said, the first facebook friend someone they're interested in, but once they are in a serious relationship, only a quarter of people would actually a friend they are in a relationship before updating their profile relationship status. Don't you just love what face has sent to communication and romance. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Bridget Care for CNET.com and you just been loaded.

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