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Amazon takes on Apple's Mac App Store with its own 'Mac Download Store'

05/26/2011, 03:05 pm

Amazon on Thursday launched the "Mac Download Store," a new software destination for Mac OS X system that takes on Apple's own App Store by offering unique products, including Office for Mac.


New Barnes & Noble Nook; Kindle 3G with ads; Windows Phone 'Mango' preview

05/24/2011, 10:05 pm

Both Barnes & Noble and Amazon announced new versions of their e-readers on Tuesday: a touchscreen e-ink Nook and a Kindle 3G with "special offers," in an ongoing price war, while Microsoft previewed the "Mango" update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system.


Apple fires back at Amazon in continuing 'App Store' name dispute

05/20/2011, 02:05 pm

Apple has responded to Amazon in court, as the company continues to defend its trademark of the words "App Store," and hopes to have a court prevent Amazon from using the name "appstore" for its Android application storefront.


Apple signs licensing deal with EMI for iTunes cloud service

05/18/2011, 11:05 pm

Music industry sources claim that Apple has signed a cloud-music licensing agreement with music label EMI and is "very near" to completing deals with Universal and Sony, according to a new report.


Amazon boss says "stay tuned" for rumored tablet release

05/12/2011, 09:05 pm

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview this week to "stay tuned" on the company's plans for a possible tablet device that would likely supplement, rather than replace, the company's Kindle e-reader.


Music labels expect Apple's 'iCloud' to be gold standard ahead of Google, Amazon

05/11/2011, 01:05 pm

Though Amazon and Google beat Apple to the punch by launching their own cloud-based music streaming services, record labels are reportedly hopeful that Apple's rumored "iCloud," backed by licensing deals, will be the better product.


Google to preempt Apple's iCloud with new music service on Tuesday

05/09/2011, 11:05 pm

A new report claims Google will show off a new music service resembling Amazon's Cloud Drive on Tuesday at the company's I/O conference.


Amazon Cloud adds support for Apple's iOS; UK Queen orders an iPad

05/09/2011, 01:05 pm

Amazon has silently added support for browser-based playback of music in its new cloud streaming service on iOS-powered devices. Also, after using iPads owned by Princes Wills and Harry, the Queen of the United Kingdom decided to buy her own.


Barnes & Noble planning May 24 launch of new e-reader iPad competitor

05/04/2011, 11:05 pm

Bookseller Barnes & Noble revealed in an SEC filing Wednesday that the company plans to announce a new e-reader device on May 24th, creating yet another competitor to Apple's iPad.


Amazon to debut LCD tablet to compete with Apple's iPad later this year

05/03/2011, 03:05 pm

Rumors continue to swirl about a new touchscreen tablet from Amazon with a full color LCD screen, with the latest report stating the device is set to launch and take on Apple's iPad in 2011.


Amazon responds to Apple's trademark suit, argues 'app store' is generic

04/26/2011, 03:04 pm

Amazon has responded in court to Apple's trademark infringement lawsuit over the use of the term "App Store," which Amazon has contended is generic and should be free to use.


Barnes & Noble Nook, Lenovo ThinkPad prepare second volley of iPad alternatives

04/25/2011, 04:04 pm

After the much anticipated Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook failed to live up to expectations, two new Android-based tablets have promised to keep alive alternatives to Apple's iPad: The Barnes & Noble Nook Color and a prototype ThinkPad tablet from Lenovo.


Priceline founder takes aim at Apple, more than 100 others in patent suit

04/12/2011, 10:04 am

Apple joins other major technology companies including Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook as defendants in a new lawsuit from Walker Digital, which founded the travel site


Amazon announces ad-supported $114 Kindle in latest bid to combat Apple's iPad

04/11/2011, 08:04 pm

As consumers increasingly turn to the iPad for reading, Amazon has bottomed out on price in order to compete, announcing a cheaper ad-supported version of its Kindle e-reader.


Apple exploring hybrid e-ink-LCD displays with independent regions

04/07/2011, 08:04 am

Apple has shown interest in creating a new iPad with a hybrid display that could dynamically switch all or just part of the full-color screen to low-power black-and-white e-ink for text and other static content.


Patent holder takes aim at Apple for iPhone's ability to search & receive ads

04/01/2011, 09:04 am

Apple this week was hit with a new patent infringement lawsuit, as the iPhone maker joins 31 other defendants accused of violating a patent related to Internet-connected phones with search functionality and mobile advertising.


Amazon's Cloud Drive faces music industry backlash

03/29/2011, 04:03 pm

While ostensibly beating Apple and Google to market with its music locker service, Amazon's new Cloud Drive online music streaming service was launched before licenses from music owners were in place, threatening a new legal battle.


Amazon preempts Apple with cloud-based music service for Web and Android

03/29/2011, 01:03 am

Amazon upped the ante in its fierce rivalry with Apple over control of the digital music market, with the introduction of a Cloud Drive digital locker and a Cloud Player service that offers streaming music via the Web and Android devices.


Amazon courting Apple's iOS developers to port apps to Kindle

03/28/2011, 03:03 pm

Amazon is actively enticing Apple's iOS App Store developers to bring their efforts to the Kindle platform, particularly educational apps, in a strategy that attempts to push ebook readers up into competition with more sophisticated, general purpose tablets.


Despite Apple suit, Amazon Appstore for Android debuts with free Angry Birds

03/22/2011, 12:03 pm

Amazon on Tuesday officially launched its "Appstore for Android," complete with a free copy of the game "Angry Birds Rio," just days after Amazon was hit with a trademark infringement suit from Apple over the "App Store" name.