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(CBS News) Apple and Amazon made changes to its password retrieval process after technology journalist Mat Honan published an in-depth account of how one hacker took over his digital life by exploiting vulnerabilities in Apple and Amazon's account policies.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Competition between Amazon and Apple is heating up.
Amazon has updated its cloud music player to mimic Apple's iTunes Match, but is offering 10 times more storage space for the same price.
Apple's iTunes Match is a service that works in conjunction with iCloud to put all of your music in the cloud for access anywhere. The service will scan your music library and match it with songs in the iTunes Store.Continue »
(CBS News) The "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy has dominated the Amazon U.K. e-book charts. And now it's threatening a publishing powerhouse.Continue »
The long-awaited app will let users stream or download movies and TV shows from their Amazon Prime libraries. Customers will also be able to watch videos purchased from Amazon Prime.Continue »
The DOJ posted copies of the more than 800 comments on its Web site today. In April, the agency announced that it had filed an antitrust suit against Apple and five of the nation's largest book publishers. The government accuses Apple and of conspiring to raise prices and forcing Amazon and other retailers to follow suit.Continue »
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(CBS News) Greenpeace is taking another jab at Apple's environmental record. This time, the California-based company gets a ratings upgrade - but is still not off the hook. The environmental group is going after the electric power companies Apple employs, asserting that the computer giant can help change energy policy.
In April, Greenpeace released a report titled "How Clean is Your Cloud?" which scored companies including Apple, Amazon and Google. Greenpeace has updated the scorecard in a new report called "A Clean Energy Road Map for Apple." The group says it is rescoring Apple now because of its "recent ambitious and public commitments to clean energy."Continue »
The smartphone that Amazon is currently testing has a screen size of between four and five inches, one of the Journal's sources says.Continue »
The online retail giant launched the Kindle Fire last year and gave consumers a cheaper option to the Apple iPad. The company may be looking to repeat itself, but this time in the smartphone market.Continue »
The other six companies are Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Hewlett-Packard.Continue »
Starting June 19, Amazon Kindle owners who also subscribe to the company's Prime service will be able to check out the titles at no charge from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. According to Amazon, the titles can be borrowed as frequently as once a month, and unlike some other lending services that limit the number of e-books available, Amazon will have enough for anyone to access the books when they go live on the service.Continue »
(CBS News) Facebook announced the App Center Wednesday. The planned applications hub may take a chunk out of Apple and Google's mobile market share.
To be clear, Facebook apps are not the same as Apple or Google apps. Apps developed for an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch need to be approved by Apple before they can be downloaded onto iOS devices.
Just like the current Apps and Games page, Facebook App Center will list apps that can be installed on Facebook. The biggest change, however, is the move to mobile.Continue »
Greenpeace released a report Tuesday called "How Clean is Your Cloud?" The environmental advocacy group graded 14 companies: Akami, Amazon, Apple, Dell, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Rackspace, Salesforce, Twitter and Yahoo.Continue »
(CNET)The U.S. Justice Department's legal pursuit of Apple for alleged e-book price fixing stretches the boundaries of antitrust law and is likely to end in defeat.
That's what happened in 1982, when an embarrassed Justice Department admitted its antitrust lawsuit against IBM was "without merit" and abandoned the case. And in 2001, a federal appeals court nixed the Justice Department's ambitious attempt to rewrite antitrust law by carving Microsoft into two separate companies.Continue »
Previously, Amazon customers were able to trade in electronics, books and video games, but not music. Amazon announced Wednesday that their Trade-in Program will now accept CDs.
"The Amazon Trade-In Program allows customers to receive an Amazon.com Gift Card directly into their account in exchange for hundreds of thousands of eligible items, including DVDs, video games, electronics, books and now CDs," Amazon said in a statement via email.