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Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

This seems almost out of left field and very sudden, but it's said that Amazon is working on an Android-powered gaming console, similar to the OUYA, that will see a launch by the end of this year, possibly in time for the holiday shopping season. Details are obviously scarce at this point, but it seems Amazon is looking to sneak their way into the gaming hardware industry.

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Amazon Art turns retailer into a global gallery

Amazon Art turns retailer into a global gallery

Amazon has launched Amazon Art, extending its online shopping service to original and limited artwork for those graduating from dorm room posters. The new store, which kicks off with more than 150 dealers and galleries together mustering over 40,000 pieces of art, spans the budget range too, with some items coming in at under the $100 mark, while at the top end there are pieces costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Apple must allow Kindle store links DoJ insists over ebook antitrust

Apple must allow Kindle store links DoJ insists over ebook antitrust

Apple must allow Amazon, B&N, and other ebook sellers to link directly to their stores from their ereading apps, a proposed DoJ ebook antitrust settlement has suggested, as well as forcing Apple to hold off from any multimedia agreements that might increase overall market price for five years. The proposed remedy from the Department of Justice follows Apple being found guilty last month of colluding with publishers to raise ebook pricing and force rivals to the so-called "agency model" and sets out several recommendations for how the Cupertino firm could be prevented from "conspiring to thwart competition" in the years ahead.

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Xbox One, PS4 launch day pre-orders sold out on Amazon

Xbox One, PS4 launch day pre-orders sold out on Amazon

As expected, Amazon has announced that they have run out of their "initial allocations" for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. This means that launch day pre-orders for both consoles have sold out, including the Xbox One Day One Edition. Amazon says they still have standard editions of both consoles available for pre-order, but they can't guarantee that they'll arrive on launch day.

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Apple: We’ll appeal ebook price fix ruling

Apple: We’ll appeal ebook price fix ruling

Apple will fight the ebook price fixing ruling, the company has said today, promising to appeal the court's decision and accusing Amazon of having a "monopolistic grip on the publishing industry." The official statement follows a New York federal court ruling this morning that Apple colluded with five major publishers to force the ebook industry to the so-called "agency model" and, in the process, drive up prices - and margins - on ebook downloads for the iBookstore.

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Apple guilty in ebook price-fix trial

Apple guilty in ebook price-fix trial

Apple has been found guilty of ebook price fixing, with a New York federal judge ruling today that the Cupertino firm conspired with publishers to drive up the cost in its iBookstore. The ruling will now be followed by a trial for damages, Reuters reports, which will decide how much Apple must pay the US government and several states.

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