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  • Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's new "unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you'll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted. It turns out that the library of 600,000 is bit like a small bookstore with a few current titles such as...

  • How Kindle Unlimited compares with Scribd, Oyster

    Amazon is the latest — and largest — company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster. PRICE: Kindle costs $9.99 a month, while Oyster costs $9.95 and Scribd $8.99. All three offer the...

  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users. The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited...

  • Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn't become a runaway hit as Nokia's low-cost answer to serving emerging markets. Nokia X phones were devised to be a gateway...

  • Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue. The report released Thursday also showed that Google's advertising prices are still dropping to extend a nearly...

  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices. Although some cuts had been expected...

  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving...

  • Reliability of economic data undermined by digital revolution

    The economic data that drives so much political debate is becoming increasingly less reliable in the digital era. That's because new technology makes it hard to compare the 21st-century economy to anything that came before it.

  • Apple, AGs propose $400M settlement over eBooks

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a proposed $400 million multi-state settlement on Wednesday with Apple Inc. that would resolve allegations of price-fixing its electronic books (eBooks). In July 2013, a U.S. District Court found...

  • Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned. The review centers on the U.S. Agency for International Development's...

  • Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is one step toward developing an...

  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want...

  • Bitcoin 'mining pool' promises to stay small

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment system's credibility. Mining pool GHash.IO, which is controlled by a...

  • Attorney: Woman had no reason to kill Google exec

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused by police of being a high-priced prostitute and abandoning a Google executive after shooting him up with a fatal dose of heroin would never have wanted him to die because he was paying her well, a defense attorney said Wednesday. "There was no intent...

  • Strong PayPal growth boosts eBay's 2Q profit

    NEW YORK (AP) — EBay said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as strong growth from its PayPal payments business offset lower-than-expected revenue that was hampered by a global password reset after a cyberattack. Investors had been expecting muted results and shares...



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