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  • Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps

    An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know. 1. What is Hachette? Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
  • If Apple's purchase of Beats heralds a new era in music, who wins?

    Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...
  • Apple settles civil class-action suit with state attorneys general

    In what appears to be another step toward resolving U.S. government claims that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise the price of electronic books, the company on Tuesday struck a deal with 30 state attorneys general who wanted more than $800...
  • Oracle reportedly near deal for Columbia-based Micros Systems

    Oracle reportedly near deal for Columbia-based Micros Systems
    Stock in Columbia-based Micros Systems Inc. surged Tuesday after a report that it was about to be acquired by technology giant Oracle Corp. The company's shares shot up nearly 15 percent to close at $66.33 each in Tuesday trading after Bloomberg News...
  • Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, is expanding

    Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, is expanding
    Oyster, the e-book subscription service, has launched a new version of its app that is available for Android devices as well as Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook tablets. The New York City startup has often been described as the Netflix or...
  • Seniors on the Go: The European Rail Timetable lives!

    Seniors on the Go: The European Rail Timetable lives!
    Despite all the digital travel resources that are now readily available, I'm still a fan of printed references. Although a senior, I'm not a luddite; when I travel, I carry the usual Wi-Fi notebook and smartphone, use Wi-Fi everywhere I stay and I'm...
  • The Kid's Doctor-Parents are wondering: Do selfies spread head lice?

    Are teenagers spreading lice when they put their heads together to take a perfect selfie? This is a hot topic trending lately online. I've received emails and texts from parents who are fighting head lice in their homes and are wondering if this is...
  • Microsoft launches service that helps retailers, businesses analyze data

    Microsoft launches service that helps retailers, businesses analyze data
    Microsoft is introducing a new Internet-based service that helps companies use data analysis to predict behavior, in a bid to gain more customers in the fast-growing field of machine learning. The service lets users more easily build algorithms to...
  • Report: AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon smartphone

    AT&T Inc. will exclusively carry Amazon.com Inc's long-rumored smartphone that is expected to be launched on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the plans. Amazon.com revived speculation about its next major...
  • Clear Channel's iHeartRadio hits 50 million registered users

    Clear Channel's iHeartRadio hits 50 million registered users
    With iHeartRadio, Clear Channel is looking to the Web to dial up growth. On Tuesday the company said the online streaming service now has 50 million registered users, which is up more than 50% from the same time last year. The milestone comes as the...
  • UPS to charge by size for U.S. ground packages

    United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest package delivery company, said it would start charging by size of packages for all ground services in the United States as it looks to offset rising fuel costs. Rival FedEx Corp made a similar move in May,...