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Amazon's quest for better deals and cheaper prices has seen it squeeze publishers, but it isn't limiting itself to just books. The New York Times reports that the retailer is refusing to list DVD and Blu-ray pre-orders for upcoming launch of many Warner Home Video movies. We're not talking small r...

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Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is a done deal in the US, but in Europe, it still has a few more hoops to jump through. In a bid to move things along, the Wall Street Journal reports that the social networking giant is taking the unusual step of actively seeking an investigation int...

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For months, Amazon has been applying relatively subtle pressure on Hachette an apparent bid to get better pricing on e-books; unnecessary shipping delays and reduced discounts on paper books have been common. Well, it's not subtle any more. The company has started pulling pre-orders for Hachette t...

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We're not sure there was ever much doubt, but the US government has given the thumbs up to Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. The Federal Trade Commission examined the deal and found that it would not violate American antitrust laws. Now with most of the regulatory hurdles cleared, the f...

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Remember that antitrust suit concerning publishers, ebooks and price rigging? The good news, at least if you bought one of the affected titles between April 2010 and May 2012, is that Amazon is sending some money your way. If the book you purchased had ever been a New York Times bestseller, then y...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top ...

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Just days after Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple couldn't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, Retuers reports that a federal appeals court has granted Apple a temporary reprieve from its court-appointed monitorship. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted Apple an ...

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The Wall Street Journal today came to the very public defense of Apple in an editorial opinion piece titled "Apple's Star Chamber: An abusive judge and her prosecutor friend besiege the tech maker." The abuser in question is Clinton appointee Judge Denise Cote, who thrashed Apple back in July for ...

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While we previously covered Apple's dissatisfaction with its new court-appointed monitor, a more thorough reading of Apple's complaint reveals deep-seated concerns the company has with Michael Bromwich, and perhaps, with Judge Denise Cote herself. Broadly speaking, Apple takes issue with the fact t...

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When Google acquired Waze back in June, the Federal Trade Commission decided to investigate the deal to see if it violated antitrust regulations, and today, it looks like Mountain View is in the clear. According to Bloomberg's sources (unnamed people "familiar with the matter," naturally), the FTC...

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