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Topic: Amazon

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple sues Amazon over use of 'App Store' trademark

03/21/2011, 07:03 pm

Apple has sued rival Amazon, accusing the online retailer of violating its "App Store" trademark with the competing Amazon Appstore for Android.

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Inside subscription content: Apple iPad vs Google One Pass vs Amazon Kindle

02/17/2011, 10:02 pm

Apple's iOS App Store isn't the only game in town for subscribed digital content. Here's a look at how the plans to court publishers' subscription content by Apple, Amazon's Kindle and Google's One Pass compare.

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Legacy apps must comply with Apple's App Store subscription rules by June 30

02/15/2011, 11:02 am

Software currently available in the iOS App Store that does not comply with Apple's newly enforced in-app subscription rules, such as the Amazon Kindle or Hulu+ applications, have until June 30 to comply or they could be removed.

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Apple denies claim that Sony Reader, Kindle in danger on iOS App Store

02/01/2011, 01:02 pm

Apple issued a surprisingly timely response to a claim made by the New York Times that suggested the company might bar iOS apps that sell content outside of Apple's software market within iTunes.

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Apple's new App Store restrictions block Sony eBookstore, may lock out Amazon [u]

02/01/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.

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Apple's iPad owned 87.4% of Q3 2010 "media tablet" market

01/18/2011, 06:01 pm

IDC reports that the booming "media tablet" market was "driven almost exclusively by global demand for Apple's groundbreaking iPad," while separately counting eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle and Tablet PCs running Windows. Were it to include all tablet devices globally, Apple would own 79.5 percent of the worldwide tablet market.

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Amazon, Apple, LG launch new app stores, Google Chrome Web Store dries up

01/05/2011, 03:01 pm

As Apple prepares to bring its wildly successful App Store phenomenon from iOS to the Mac, Amazon is launching its own Android app store while LG and others open TV apps stores, even as existing ones, including the Chrome Web Store, flounder.

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Report: Apple slows iPad production, Kindle matches shipments

12/29/2010, 03:12 pm

Shipments of Amazon's Kindle from suppliers in Taiwan reached 1.6 million units in December, matching the month's estimated iPad production, although Apple is ramping down to accommodate the coming new version, a new report says.

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Amazon Kindle sales strong, but many buyers already own Apple's iPad

12/28/2010, 09:12 am

Amazon this week said the latest version of its Kindle e-reader has been its best-selling ever, while "many" buyers also own a touchscreen tablet like Apple's iPad.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes Music Store climbs to 66% of digital music market

12/17/2010, 12:12 am

According to new data from NPD, the iTunes Music Store gained three percent year over year, giving Apple 66 percent of the digital music market, while Amazon's strategy of daily bargains, where it sells albums for a loss, resulted in just a 2 percent gain to 13 percent.

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Google nearly ready to challenge Apple, Amazon with e-bookstore

12/01/2010, 01:12 am

Google Editions, the search giant's entry into the e-book market, is in the "final stages," and is set to debut by the end of the year, posing a threat to Apple's new iBookstore, according to a new report.

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Amazon Kindle 'rapidly' losing e-reader market share to Apple's iPad

11/30/2010, 03:11 pm

As Apple's iPad continues its strong sales pace, the touchscreen tablet has narrowed the gap with Amazon's Kindle in terms of e-reader hardware market share.

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Amazon offers 70-30 revenue share to magazine and newspaper publishers

11/09/2010, 02:11 am

Online retail giant Amazon announced Monday that it will begin offering magazine and newspaper publishers the same 70-30 revenue split as Apple's App Store for periodicals sold through the Kindle Store, possibly opening up an opportunity for Apple to open its own digital newspaper store.

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Apple begins selling iPad direct through Amazon, Target

10/04/2010, 08:10 am

Just as the iPad went on sale at U.S. retailer Target, the device is also now available at the standard price for purchase direct through online storefront Amazon.com -- no longer just through the site's third-party resellers.

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Amazon mocks iPad's glossy screen in new Kindle ad

09/14/2010, 02:09 am

A new ad from Amazon pokes fun at the outdoor viewing capabilities of devices like the iPad while highlighting the low price of the third-generation Kindle.

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