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Amazon has launched a free application, Kindle for iPhone and iPod

Amazon has launched a free application, Kindle for iPhone and iPod Touch available from Apple
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Gibson’s Guitar Hero lawsuit thrown out of court

The California US District Court has dismissed Gibson's patent lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, which claimed Guitar Hero controllers violated a Gibson patent for a "system for controlling a simulated musical experience".
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Bill Gates: “Sorry kids, no iPods or iPhones in this house…”

Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates is still a company man, even though he's retired. Wife Melinda has been telling Vogue about the couple's approach to parenting.
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Nintendo: “We’re not competing with iPods or cellphones”

Senior Nintendo executives have denied the company is looking to compete with iPods or digital cameras with the latest version of its DS handheld console, the DSi.
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SeatKarma merges secondary ticketing with venue maps

SeatKarma is the latest secondary ticketing search engine, but at least it has a schtick.
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Coda.fm: the slickest torrent site yet?

Who will the music industry go after once The Pirate Bay trial is done and dusted? Torrent tracker Coda.fm may be in the firing line - it's one of the slickest and most user-friendly torrent sites yet - as Hypebot points...
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Twitter investor: `There IS a business model… but it’s secret’

As one of the investors in Twitter, Spark Capital's Todd Dagres should have a good idea of how the micro-blogging startup plans to make money.
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Spotify hits 1m users and reveals exclusive Glasvegas session

Scrap that estimate of 800,000 Spotify users - the company itself revealed it's now signed up more than one million people.
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Thumbplay loses two more executives

It's probably fair to describe US mobile content retailer Thumbplay as "troubled" now, given the number of executives who've left the company in recent times.
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Van Morrison to whip catalogue off iTunes

Van Morrison being grumpy about something new-fangled? Surely not! But yes, it's true: Van isn't a fan of download culture judging by an interview with Time magazine, in which he says he is "not a download artist", since...
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RealNetworks reveals marketing costs for Rhapsody America

An SEC filing from RealNetworks has revealed that the company spent $11.2 million to promote the launch of its Rhapsody America service last year, and an additional $44 million advertising on joint-venture partner MTV Networks.
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Rock Band / WMG row is “stalemate”, not outright ban

Okay, so it seems yesterday's reports that MTV has banned WMG artists from its Rock Band games isn't quite true.