Trade Your Tired Tunes for an Amazon Gift Card

Got an old Meatloaf, Garth Brooks, or White Zombie CD? Trade those tired tunes for an Amazon gift card! The online retailer recently announced that it has expanded its existing trade-in program to include compact discs.

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Amazon to Stream Fox Movies and Television Shows

Amazon has inked a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to allow Amazon Prime subscribers to stream Fox movies and television shows, the companies announced today. 

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Libraries Can Now Loan E-books to Amazon Kindles

Amazon announced today that 11,000 libraries around the nation are now able to loan e-books to Amazon Kindles thanks to a partnership between the online retailer and OverDrive.com, a company that provides e-books to libraries around the world.

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Amazon Introduces Kindle Cloud, a Web-Based E-Reader

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the launch of the Kindle Cloud Reader, a new web app that allows users to read and purchase e-books within a web browser.

The Cloud Reader, which was designed with Apple’s iPad in mind, is nearly identical to the Kindle iPad app, offering offline reading and the ability to adjust font size and highlight text. Readers can also purchase books straight from Amazon within the browser and instantly read them online. No longer are users forced to purchase books from the Apple-hosted Kindle app, which is the whole point of Kindle Cloud.

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Amazon Adds Universal Pictures Titles to Video Streaming Service

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Amazon announced today that it has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer select films to its movie-streaming service, Prime Instant Video, Reuters reports.

"We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost," Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video, said in a release. "Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video."

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Amazon Hopes to Overturn California’s Online Sales Tax Ruling

And the battle continues...Amazon.com is supporting a ballot initiative that seeks to overturn California's recent ruling requiring online retailers to collect sales tax.

In June, California passed a new law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax from customers even if retailers do not have a brick and mortar store in the state. In response, Seattle-based retailer Amazon.com shut down its California affiliate program, calling the new law “unconstitutional” and “counterproductive.”

“At a time when businesses are leaving California, it is important to enact policies that attract and encourage business, not drive it away,” Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president of public policy, is quoted as saying in The New York Times.

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Amazon Threatens to Eliminate California Affiliate Program Due to New Sales Tax

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And another one bites the dust. California could become the fifth state to lose its Amazon affiliate program thanks to a controversial sales tax affecting online retailers.

On Wednesday, California governor Jerry Brown signed a law that will require online retailers to collect sales tax from customers even if retailers do not have a brick and mortar store in the state. Though Amazon is based in Seattle, Washington, California, like four other states before it, has ruled that Amazon’s affiliates (10,000 in the case of California) are enough of a physical presence to warrant a new sales tax. Amazon, however, disagrees and has threatened to cancel its California affiliate program if the law is enacted.

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Lady Gaga Album Demand Crashes Amazon Servers

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Amazon.com made a landmark decision yesterday, choosing to sell Lady Gaga’s new album Born This Way for just 99 cents. The deal was offered for a digital download of the new album, but fans who tried to order it had some trouble, and may have used their “Telephone” to call in to customer service.

Amazon spokeswoman Sally Fouts said that Amazon experienced a high volume of traffic that caused significant delays for those downloading the album – echoing what had already been posted on the album’s product page on Amazon.com. She said that customers who ordered the MP3 version of “Born This Way” on Monday will still receive it for the 99-cent price tag.

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Amazon Shuts Down E-book Lending Site


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A few weeks ago Kindle users were excited read about the new Lendle site that would let them share e-books with friends and relatives.   Unfortunately, before the service could even gain traction Amazon revoked their API access. This rendered the site useless.

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Apple Suing Amazon Over “App Store”

Apple is suing Amazon.com for trademark infringement after Amazon launched its own App Store.

In a suit filed Friday last week, Apple asked the Federal Court in the Northern District of California for an injunction against Amazon to force the e-retailer to stop using the name, and also for unspecified damages.

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