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DoubleTwist adds Amazon-powered music store to desktop software

DoubleTwist is known for its software allowing people to transfer their iTunes library to non-Apple devices - and most recently for a cheeky advert spoofing Apple's famous 1984 commercial.
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Amazon giving Kindle users their 1984 back

Amazon came under fire earlier this year after remotely deleting copies of George Orwell's 1984 from customers' Kindle e-book readers, due to a licensing dispute.
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Mugasha wants to be “the Hulu for electronic music”

The latest streaming music site to launch is called Mugasha, which stands for "Music. Gather. Share".
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Digital firms congregate in Europe’s low-tax zones

Following on from today's top story about Guy Hands moving Terra Firma to Guernsey, it has emerged that many of the main digital companies are based in Luxembourg, renowned for its `tax haven' status.
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Murdoch kicks back against demand for free online content

News Corp tycoon Rupert Murdoch clearly isn't a paid up member of the freeconomics fanclub: "We intend to charge for all our news websites," he said yesterday, following the announcement of his company's Q2 results.
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Amazon launches 29p Mercury Prize promotion

Amazon UK's MP3 store continues its bullish marketing, with a track from each nominee for this year's Mercury Prize being sold for £0.29.
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Amazon slammed for Kindle remote deletions

Amazon is facing severe criticism after remotely deleting ebooks of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from Kindle ebook readers.
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Pandora defends changes to submissions policy

We reported earlier this week on Pandora's new stipulation that music has to be available to buy as a physical CD from Amazon before it can get onto Pandora's music service.
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Pandora unveils new terms for unsigned artists

Streaming music service Pandora has announced changes in the terms for accepting music from unsigned and independent artists.
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Amazon UK changes pricing after 29p MP3 albums cock-up

Some lucky Amazon UK customers got their hands on some digital bargains yesterday, when the site's MP3 store sold various recent albums for £0.29 each.
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Amazon UK MP3 store selling latest Lily Allen album for 29p

Amazon has brought its aggressive promotional pricing to its UK MP3 Store, judging by the way it's selling the latest Lily Allen album for
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The most gob-smacking digital music scam yet

Check this out for lateral thinking on the part of international fraudsters. A gang have been arrested for allegedly making $300,000 from a scam involving making songs, uploading them to iTunes and Amazon via a digital aggregator