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Apple, Amazon, And The DOJ
2012-05-25 04:24:29

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Apple had some tough words for the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday as they accused them of siding “with monopoly, rather than competition” when they sued Apple and 6 publishers for allegedly price-fixing their e-books. The DOJ filed a lawsuit in April accusing Apple and the other publishers of trying to retaliate against Amazon.com for offering their books at the $9.99 price point. Three of the publishers have decided to settle with...

Yahoo Continues Missteps With Browser Bumble
2012-05-24 11:24:17

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com Yahoo may have been wishing for some news to distract its critics away from a recent upper-level scandal after CEO Scott Thompson was discovered to have falsified his resume. However, the company should have specified that it wanted good news and not its latest technical faux-pas. Yahoo launched a new internet browser named Axis this week in hopes of finding some bit of the internet in which it could become relevant again, but instead has only gained...

Jobs Involved In Alleged E-book Price Fixing; Judge Denies Request To Dismiss Case
2012-05-16 06:57:23

A New York-based District Court judge has denied a request by Apple and five major publishers to throw out a case which charges them of colluding to inflate electronic book prices in 2010. The lawsuit by consumers originated from accusations that Apple and the publishers -- Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster of collaborating to inflate prices in order to challenge Amazon.com's cost-based dominance of the e-book marked, Grant McCool of Reuters...

Apple Ranks At The Top Of Online Customer Satisfaction Lists
2012-05-10 04:20:32

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com One of Apple´s many points of pride is their retail experience, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores. If you´ve ever bought anything from Apple.com, then it´s likely you can personally attest to their incredibly effective and well-thought out retail experience. In fact, according to new survey results from the consumer pollsters at ForeSee, it´s highly likely you´ve had a positive experience while shopping at Apple.com, and...

Baisse-rot
2012-05-06 06:50:52

Despite its status as the most commercially successful Android tablet to date, sales of Amazon's Kindle Fire have plummeted, falling from 4.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2011 to just 750,000 through the first four months of 2012, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) study has revealed. According to Telegraph Consumer Technology Editor Matt Warman, the tablet's global market share fell from 16.8% to its current level of slightly more than 4%, causing Amazon to fall to third...

Amazon’s Stock On 'Fire'
2012-04-27 11:03:53

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Amazon stock experienced a 15 percent gain yesterday on the strength of its first quarter earnings report. The report showed evidence that the company is transitioning from a retailer selling books, DVDs, and video games to more of a digital merchant. On its website, Amazon said 90 percent of the top selling products on Amazon.com were digital products, like–the Kindle, e-books, music, and mobile apps. The sales of these products boosted Amazon´s...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin