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Clockwise Podcast: Chromebooks, ebooks, Surface ads, and broken TVs

The days of electronics repair are over! Plus, Microsoft's aggressive Surface ads, the true value of an ebook, and a visit to the land of Chromebooks. With guests Jason Cross and Melissa Riofrio.

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Amazon introduces mobile card reader to compete with Square, PayPal

How does Amazon figure to stand out in a market where so many mobile payment players are already going head to head? By offering a promotional rate on transactions as it enters the U.S. market.

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OneDrive continues Microsoft migration to Amazon mobile devices

Microsoft moves its OneDrive cloud storage service to Amazon's Kindle Fire phones and tablets.

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PSA: Amazon Appstore giving 30 premium Android apps away for free

The two-day sale makes many excellent games, reference tools, and other paid apps available for free.

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Amazon MatchBook makes a big push for print book buyers to go digital

Amazon MatchBook, which lets customers who've previously bought the print edition of a book from Amazon score a digital copy on the cheap, is now open for business.

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Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly drones

Several other companies have also applied for permission to fly commercial drones

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Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.

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Rapid Review: Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon's Fire Phone is solid, but it needs a little more time and a lot more apps to be really great.

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Google Wallet vs. Amazon Wallet: Which mobile payment app deserves to manage your money?

Amazon is preparing to do battle with Google for smartphone wallet app supremacy.

Amazon Teams with Android Developers to Bring One-Click Shopping to Consumers

The line between e-commerce and entertainment is blurring again: Amazon today is launching a system that lets developers sell physical products through third-party Android apps. To put it another way, consumers will be able to buy stuff from Amazon from within an app on their Android phone without taking the trouble to visit Amazon’s storefront.

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Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow

Amazon's superfans will love it already, but in a few more iterations, it could make Amazon superfans of us all.

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