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Lady Gaga’s manager praises Amazon’s 99-cent offer

Amazon took a fair amount of flak earlier this week when its servers slowed to a crawl under demand for its $0.99 deal on the new Lady Gaga album. We wondered at the time what Gaga's label would think...
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Amazon sells new Lady Gaga album for $0.99 but servers struggle to cope

Amazon has launched the costcutting promotion to end all costcutting promotions, selling Lady Gaga's new Born This Way album for a mere 99 cents in the US. For that price, fans get...
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Amazon now selling more Kindle e-books than print books

A tipping point? Just a bit. Amazon has announced that its customers "are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books - hardcover and paperback - combined".
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Dutch startup Exvo Music takes on Amazon and Google for cloud music

Have the launches of cloud lockers from Amazon and Google made the space much less appealing for the little guys? Well, it hasn't stopped Dutch firm Exvo from...
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Amazon’s cloud service now works on iOS devices

When Amazon's cloud locker and player services launched earlier this year, they didn't work on iPhones, iPod touches or iPads. Now they do, despite a warning page telling users that they don't...
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RCRD DEALS music offers service goes live

Earlier this year, Topspin and RCRD LBL teamed up to announce a new service called RCRD DEALS. The aim: sell time-limited bundles of music and merchandise, using a Groupon-style model.
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Michael Robertson spills beans on labels’ cloud demands

MP3tunes boss Michael Robertson has tossed another rock into the bubbling pool around Amazon's new cloud music service, writing a column for TechCrunch outlining what he claims are the major labels' demands
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Amazon re-ignites price war with iTunes through 69-cent promotion

Amazon is well known for its aggressive pricing when it comes to digital music, but now the company's MP3 Store has upped its battle with iTunes a notch. Amazon has now dropped the price of a wide swathe of songs...
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Amazon reveals its Q1 financials

Amazon has announced that its net sales increased by 38% year-on-year to $9.86 billion in the first quarter of 2011, but its net income fell 33% to $201 million for Q1. As ever, there were precious few details of how sales...
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Amazon and PlayStation Network outages show the dark side of the cloud

The technology and content industries have had a sharp wake-up call on the potential downside of cloud services in recent days, after high-profile outages at Amazon and Sony's cloud services. Amazon's Web Services outage...
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Reports claim Apple will beat Google to launch a cloud music service

Amazon stole a march on Google by launching its cloud locker music service licence-free, but now it seems Apple could also beat the company to market with its own offering. On Thursday night, Reuters reported that Apple has...
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Amazon set to meet labels for cloud licensing discussions

Amazon's music team made it abundantly clear in a letter to labels a few days ago that they're not looking for licences for the company's new cloud music service. Well, at least not until they add extra features that will...