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Amazon Kindle tops yearly Japan e-reader sales five months after launch

Amazon.com's Kindle e-reader has dominated the competition in Japan since its launch last year, according to new research, showing the company's low pricing and powerful brand may have overcome its late entrance into the market.

Now that LTE speeds for data are here, what's next?

In the continuing war between Verizon and AT&T, the battle has come down to LTE network size vs. LTE network speed. But new LTE technology isn't far over the horizon.

Apple OSes to narrow gap with Windows, says Gartner

Android, however, will continue to dominate the market, Gartner says.

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Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

An email composed, but never sent, by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may prove instrumental in the Justice Department's case that Apple, along with the five largest book publishers, colluded to fix prices for electronic books.

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Proposed e-license plates can be altered remotely and may be used to track you

South Carolina will investigate the possibility of using electronic license plates whose text could be altered remotely by the DMV. They also could be used to track your vehicle.

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Experimental ebook DRM tweaks text to trace piracy

A new antipiracy technology is being developed by a German university. The method, called SiDiM, applies subtle changes to the text of individual ebooks, to more easily identify the source of piracy.

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Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com's China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country.

Apple under the gun as US e-book trial starts

Apple appears to face an uphill battle as it goes to trial Monday in New York on e-book price fixing charges brought by the U.S. government.

Dutch Supreme Court: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not an iPad rip-off

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not infringe on Apple's iPad design right, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Friday.

Penguin settles with U.S. states in e-book price-fixing lawsuit

Penguin has settled with U.S. states in an e-book price-fixing lawsuit, leaving only Apple now in the fray.

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Amazon's Kindle Worlds to publish officially licensed (but probably still insane) fan fiction

Amazon has announced that it is jumping into the officially licensed fan fiction business with its new Kindle Worlds publishing platform.

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In ebook case, Apple says publishers had already taken measures to counter Amazon

Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of ebooks, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying ebook releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions, Apple said in a filing in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit.

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Don't hold your breath for a Kindle with a color screen any time soon

Amazon's surprise purchase of Liquavista has prompted theories that a Kindle with a colored screen is inbound. And it might beā€”just not any time soon.

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