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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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Yelp adds tiny videos to its reviews

Reviewers can add 3- to 12-second videos of local businesses, for when photos alone won't do.

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Windows Phone's Cortana taps Foursquare to suggest nearby places of interest

The virtual assistant can now recommend restaurants, bars and points of interest based on your location.

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T-Mobile slashes family data plan prices, but not for good

The limited-time offer for families of four costs $100 per month with 2.5GB per line.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

Touch pad, back button, camera controls and voice activation shown in new images.

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Verizon tests a gentler approach to app bloatware, sort of

The LG G3 lets users completely remove (most) pre-loaded software.

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Oyster's unlimited e-books head to the Web

Browser support extends the all-you-can-read service to many more devices as competition heats up.

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What they're saying about the Amazon Fire Phone

The first reviews of Amazon's first smartphone are in, and we hope Jeff Bezos is open to constructive criticism.

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Amazon adds more free music for Prime subscribers

Amazon's subscription service gets "hundreds of thousands" more songs to choose from at no extra charge.

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Comcast on hellish customer service call: Rep did 'what we trained him' to do

The cable giant says it will review its training and incentive programs after a maddening customer service call goes viral.

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Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

Verizon FiOS getting faster uploads to match download speeds

Now's the perfect time for Verizon to generate some good will.

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Downsizing Microsoft to spin off Nokia's MixRadio music service

As Microsoft downsizes, Nokia looks to drop its Internet radio efforts.

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Kindle Unlimited launches: 600,000 all-you-can-read e-books for $10 per month

Amazon's new subscription e-book plan includes more than 600,000 titles, but no major publishers.