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Google Music Competes Against iTunes, Amazon

Google's music store will allow Android smart phone users to buy songs directly from Google, which is something they can't do from iTunes. They'll also be able to share their purchases with friends on the Google Plus social network. But the company, known mainly for its search engine, has a long way to go before it can challenge the big kid on the block.
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Steve Jobs Dishes On The Tech Business In 'Lost Interview' From 1995

When he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs was eulogized as the tech visionary who put elegantly designed gadgets into the lives of people who often hadn't realized the devices were essential — until Jobs, and Apple, created them. A recently recovered 1995 interview offers another chance to hear from the late CEO.
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Why Amazon Loses Money On Every Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a book store, a movie theater and a record shop. And Amazon's the one selling the books, movies and music.
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Gamers Take Advantage Of Three-Day Weekend

The three-day weekend was important to a lot of gamers. Last Tuesday, Modern Warfare 3 was released, and on Friday, the latest Skyrim came out. That meant that gamers had the whole three-day weekend to play their new games, and they didn't have to play hooky from school or work.
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Bill Would Leave Cell Phones Open To Robocalls

Melissa Block speaks with Randall Stross about the "Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011." In his Digital Domain column for the New York Times, Stross writes that the act would clearly define what constitutes consent for receiving automated calls — also known as "robocalls" — on cell phones.
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Kindle Offers Lending Library To Customers

Amazon has announced a new Kindle Owners Lending Library that will allow its Kindle customers to borrow one book per month from among 5,000 books. Kindle owners are happy — but publishers and authors less so. Amazon's market dominance allows it to forge ahead without the need for consensus from its content suppliers.
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Kindle Fire Shipments Begin A Day Early

If you've been waiting anxiously for the tablet you pre-ordered from Amazon.com, it may already be headed your way.

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