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Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has started mass production of the iPad mini. Apple Inc.'s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive...
Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini
WSJ: iPad Mini mass production has begun, launch within weeks

No New Apple Television Products Coming in 2012 as Content Negotiations Stall Once Again

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Bloomberg reports that Apple will not be releasing a new "TV product" this year as difficult negotiations with media companies have slowed Apple's plans. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Apple is working a new set-top box offering access to live and on-demand television content, but a timeframe...
No New Apple Television Products Coming in 2012 as Content Negotiations Stall Once Again

Amazon Tries Hand At More Original (And Crowdsourced) Content With Blackburn Burrow Digital Comic

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Amazon, like its competitor Netflix, has been making some moves to increase the amount of exclusive, original content on its service and today it took one more step in that direction with the news that it will be launching its first made-in-house digital comic, a version of the “Blackburn Burrow”...
Amazon Tries Hand At More Original (And Crowdsourced) Content With Blackburn Burrow Digital Comic

As Amazon Slowly Destroys Their Businesses, Random House And Penguin Merge (AMZN)

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(Adds analysts' comments starting in fourth paragraph.)   Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Pearson Plc agreed to combine its Penguin book-publishing unit with Bertelsmann SE's Random House as the media companies seek to bulk up in response to a surge in providers of electronic books. The joint venture, to be called...
As Amazon Slowly Destroys Their Businesses, Random House And Penguin Merge (AMZN)

How The iPad Mini Could Be A Massive Success For Apple In The Classroom (AAPL)

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Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Julie Garcia handed Apple Inc. iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos. A math instructor at Innovation Middle School, Garcia is one...
How The iPad Mini Could Be A Massive Success For Apple In The Classroom (AAPL)

OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader. Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes & Noble Inc's Nook. After five years...
OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era

Amazon Struggles to Crack Publishing

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Amazon.com Inc. is a big success in book retailing, but cracking the publishing business hasn't been as easy....
Amazon Struggles to Crack Publishing

Amazon Finally Launches Its Appstore In Europe: UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain First Markets

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Amazon is finally launching its Appstore in Europe. The first markets will be the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Full details below, refresh for updates. Amazon Appstore Launches in Europe; Now Available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain Amazon Appstore rollout across the EU is the latest...
Amazon Finally Launches Its Appstore In Europe: UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain First Markets

Amazon Brags About Huge Kindle Sales Without Providing Any Real Numbers (AMZN)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday that its $199 Kindle Fire HD tablet has been the best-selling product on the company's website since the gadget went on sale more than a month ago. Amazon started selling a range of new Kindle Fires on September 6 and the...
Amazon Brags About Huge Kindle Sales Without Providing Any Real Numbers (AMZN)

Amazon Acquires Online Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash

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Amazon has just announced that it will acquire order fulfillment company Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. We’ve embedded the release below. Kiva Systems’ interconnected hardware and software package is designed to streamline the process of picking, packing and shipping e-commerce products for delivery. SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today...
Amazon Acquires Online Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash
THE BUBBLE IS OVER: E-Commerce Startup Valuations Are Imploding

REPORT: Amazon In Talks To buy Texas Instruments' Mobile Chip Business

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 Amazon in talks to buy Texas Instruments' mobile chip arm:TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, the world's largest Internet retailer, is in advanced talks to buy the mobile chip business of Texas Instruments, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Monday. If negotiations lead to an agreement, Amazon, which makes tablets...
REPORT: Amazon In Talks To buy Texas Instruments' Mobile Chip Business

Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

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Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a new agreement with Viacom to provide a larger selection of television content to its Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime customers. Under the deal, Amazon’s customers will have access to episodes of The Real World, Chapelle’s Show and the The...
Amazon announces content agreement with Viacom for Kindle Fire, Prime customers

Apple Suppliers Begin Mass Production on Smaller Tablet

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Apple Inc.’s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive against rivals such as Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. that are offering smaller, less-expensive alternatives...
Apple Suppliers Begin Mass Production on Smaller Tablet

Microsoft Takes On Pandora, Spotify With New Music Service (MSFT, P)

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Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp.'s Internet music service will roll out starting tomorrow on Xbox and next week on computers with Windows 8, as the company looks to compete against Pandora Media Inc. and Spotify Ltd. Xbox Music will offer free, unlimited advertising-supported streaming of music on computers and...
Microsoft Takes On Pandora, Spotify With New Music Service (MSFT, P)

Is Apple's Tablet Dominance Coming to an End?

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Is Apple's dominance in tablets coming to an end? The iPad has shaped and dominated the global market for tablet computers since the original model came out in 2010. But the market landscape may be starting to change, as consumers now have a lot more options with tablets from Samsung...
Is Apple's Tablet Dominance Coming to an End?

Apple's 'iPad Mini' to Strengthen Education Presence Alongside iBooks 3.0

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Earlier this month, several sources indicated that Apple will focus on iBooks at its "iPad mini" media event tomorrow, with reports indicating that both personal and education consumption will be of key importance for Apple. Bloomberg Businessweek now profiles Apple's efforts to bring tablets into education, noting that education will...
Apple's 'iPad Mini' to Strengthen Education Presence Alongside iBooks 3.0
Xbox 360 gets Amazon Instant Video

Who needs people? Amazon just bought robotics firm Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash

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Amazon likes to call itself a technology company that sells things, but it’s also a company that has massive supply chain chops. Today, it was announced that Amazon has purchased Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. Kiva, in case you haven’t heard, makes fantastically important robots that scuttle through warehouses and...
Who needs people? Amazon just bought robotics firm Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash

UH OH: Apple May Be Making A Smaller iPad -- The One Steve Jobs Hated

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Apple generates more gossip than the Kardashians. There's a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What's unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model, an idea company founder Steve Jobs derided publicly a year before...
UH OH: Apple May Be Making A Smaller iPad -- The One Steve Jobs Hated

How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities

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The word 'fulfilment' introduced in 2006 marked new role for Amazon.co.uk after ownership moved to LuxembourgIt would have taken the most eagle-eyed reader to spot the introduction of a single, but hugely significant, word into Amazon.co.uk Limited's annual accounts in 2006. For the first time, the word "fulfilment" was introduced...
How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities
Amazon Prime customers will soon gain access to Paramount films

Google v Oracle: we wanted to take on Android, admits Ellison

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Oracle claims Google used Java illegally; Google counters that Oracle only began its suit after giving up on smartphone raceOracle chief executive Larry Ellison has admitted that he wanted to enter into competition with Google's Android software in the smartphone market before deciding instead to sue his potential rival for...
Google v Oracle: we wanted to take on Android, admits Ellison
Amazon announces In-App Purchasing to take on Apple, Google [video]

Amazon to develop original programming

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Amazon on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Amazon Studios division, which will soon develop original content. The retail giant is currently accepting proposals for comedy and children’s programming to be distributed through its Instant Video service, the company said on Wednesday. “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and...
Amazon to develop original programming

Target Will No Longer Be Offering Amazon’s Kindle

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By Karen Talley Target Corp. is planning to stop selling rival Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle e-book reader as it runs out of stock. Target “is phasing out Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said. The company has sold the Kindle at its stores for...
Target Will No Longer Be Offering Amazon’s Kindle
Amazon announces European Appstore, coming this summer

Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone finally lands in App Store

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Almost a year after first debuting its cloud-based music service, Amazon today released an iPhone version of the app that provides access to most of the features offered in the Android and desktop versions. Not surprisingly, missing is the ability to purchase music from directly within the app. Otherwise...
Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone finally lands in App Store

Amazon.com Lures Businesses to the Cloud With Rate Cut

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Amazon.com Inc. lowered rates on computer storage it rents over the Internet, as the company applies its strategy of aggressive pricing to cloud computing. The Seattle-based company cut its price plans by more than 10% for the first 500 terabytes of data that customers store in Amazon’s Internet-based S3 service,...
Amazon.com Lures Businesses to the Cloud With Rate Cut
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