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Amazon

So lots of people probably know by now (at least if they read Techmeme) that Amazon is launching an electronic book-reading gizmo called the Kindle on Monday, and there's a gigantic cover story about it in the latest issue of Newsweek magazine. Speaking of which, the Kindle will apparently be a magazine and newspaper reader…

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I remember awhile back coming across a post that Nick Carr did about someone who was using Amazon's S3 remote storage service to do backups, and wound up getting a bill for a month's worth of charges for hosting his data -- and it was a single cent (the original post by Dave Gurnell is…

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Facebook isn't the only company to be raising questions (in my mind at least) about some of the valuations that are out there. It wasn't until I looked at Amazon's stock chart that I realized the shares closed above $100 on Tuesday -- touching a level they haven't seen since the latter days of the…

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A heart-warming story -- at least for those who have long thought that Amazon's patent on the "one-click" buying system it uses on its website was stupid and should be struck down: the guy who has almost single-handedly been fighting to have the Amazon patent reviewed by the USPTO won his review, and many of…

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Another twist in the NBC-Apple saga: after dumping iTunes as a distribution method for its TV shows, the peacock network has cozied up to Amazon and its Unbox service instead. It appears that Amazon -- whose movie-distribution unit likely has one-millionth the market share that Apple's does -- gave NBC more flexible pricing terms than…

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