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Update: Belkin has released a statement saying it was unaware such activities were taking place and that it is "extremely sorry." The company said that Belkin "does not participate in, nor does it endorse, unethical practices like this. We know that people look to online user reviews for unbiased opinions from fellow users and instances…

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Andy Baio, otherwise known as Waxy (I don't know why) is an independent journalist and programmer who lives in Oregon, and in addition to maintaining one of the most interesting link blogs on the planet he periodically takes on research projects -- including an exhaustive investigation of all 300 or so samples used in the…

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Update: An Amazon music store app on the Google Phone has been confirmed at the launch of the first phone by T-Mobile, the "G1". The only downside that I can see is that while you can browse and listen to songs on the 3G network, you can only download them to the device over Wi-Fi.…

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Whatever it is, I would like some. According to Henry Blodget, the Citigroup analyst seems to think that Amazon will be selling $750-million worth of its Kindle e-book readers within two years. What actual data is this analysis based on, you ask? Absolutely none whatsoever, as Kevin Maney points out at Portfolio, since the company…

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Call it a clash of competing clouds. It seems that Google is launching an application-hosting service that appears to be going head-to-head with Amazon's trio of distributed computing services -- the EC2 computing network, the S3 storage service and the SimpleDB database offering, all of which provide a kind of back-end in a box for…

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