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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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Amazon offers purchases of Fox and ABC shows for 99 cents

09/01/2010, 08:09 pm

Amazon challenged Apple by announcing 99-cent video purchases the same day Apple announced rentals.

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Amazon working on streaming subscription video service

08/31/2010, 08:08 pm

Amazon has been pitching a Web-based subscription TV and movie service to content providers, a new report claims.

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Amazon could build smartphones, MP3 players to compete with Apple

08/11/2010, 12:08 pm

In addition to building the Kindle e-reader, Amazon's internal hardware labs have also explored the possibility of creating other portable devices, such as a media player or smartphone.

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E-book contracts from Apple, Amazon spur anticompetitive inquiry

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

A new review of e-book contracts between publishers and content providers like Apple and Amazon aims to determine whether the deals are anticompetitive.

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Rather than clone Apple's iPad, Amazon sticks with e-ink for new Kindle

07/29/2010, 11:07 am

Instead of adopting a color touchscreen to compete with the Apple iPad, Amazon's newly redesigned Kindle will instead focus on price, sticking with a low-cost e-ink display and starting at just $139.

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Amazon adds audio, video capabilities to Kindle app for iOS devices

06/28/2010, 07:06 am

Amazon this week updated its Kindle application for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad, bringing users the ability to view audio and video with new e-books that include multimedia content.

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DoJ's probe into Apple expanding beyond music

05/31/2010, 09:05 am

An inquiry by the US Department of Justice into how Apple conducts business with the music industry is reportedly expanding to include several of the electronics maker's other dealings.

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US DoJ looking at Apple's iTunes for antitrust issues in music

05/25/2010, 09:05 pm

The US Department of Justice is looking into Apple's negotiating tactics with music labels related to sales and marketing within the iTunes Store.

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iPad has 91% consumer satisfaction, demand greater than pre-launch

05/20/2010, 11:05 am

A pair of new surveys from ChangeWave show that demand for the iPad has grown since the device hit the market in early April, while 91 percent of those who already bought one are satisfied with their purchase.

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Apple's iPad beating Kindle for news, but hurt by Amazon contracts

05/04/2010, 07:05 pm

Newspaper executives are reporting early success for iPad subscriptions, although their previous contracts related to Amazon's Kindle are affecting the price and content they are able to offer, reportedly leaving Steve Jobs angry.

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Oprah gushes over 'amazing' new Apple iPad

04/27/2010, 11:04 am

Television personality Oprah Winfrey, who in the past boosted sales of the Amazon Kindle by praising it on her program, recently declared herself a fan of Apple's iPad for an audience of millions to see.

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