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Amazon Named the “Most Reputable Company”

An anonymous reader writes “Amazon has been named the most reputable company in the US this year (up from 21st place last year), according to the sixth annual list of the 150 Most Reputable Companies from advisory firm Reputation Institute (RI), in partnership with Forbes Media. The list is based on RI’s US RepTrak Pulse Study, which measures trust, esteem, admiration, and good feelings consumers have towards the largest 150 companies based on revenue (more…)

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  • Amazon To Allow Book Lending On the Kindle

    angry tapir writes “One of the oldest customs of book lovers and libraries — lending out favorite titles to friends and patrons — is finally getting recognized in the electronic age, at least in one electronic book reader: Amazon has announced that it plans to allow users of its Kindle book reader to ‘lend’ electronic books to other Kindle users, based on the publisher’s discretion. A book can be lent only for up to 14 days. A single book (more…)

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  • Amazon Caves To Publishers On eBook Pricing

    AusPublishingWorker writes “With the iPad arriving on the vista, it seems that Amazon is tender the bring pressure to bear on on eBook pricing from publishers. ITNews reports that Amazon has agreed to deals with both Harper Collins and Simon and Schuster which would consent to the companies to show a preference for their own prices quite than the lapse US$9.99 value label. Preordained the late-model distribute with Macmillan, it seems suitable that (more…)

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  • ryanvm alerts us to Amazon’s beta communiqu this morning fitted what it is area of expertise Macula Instances, which report a name-your-own-price manner of using the flexible estimate ceremony. Here is Amazon’s documentation on the mark. “For the duration of customers with versatility in when their applications can come up, Acne Instances can significantly moderate their Amazon EC2 costs. Additionally, Glimpse Instances can state look after access (more…)

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  • Amazon Patents Changing Authors’ Words

    theodp writes “To live or not to prevail: that is the dispute. That’s what the legendary Hamlet soliloquy effect look appreciate if subjected to Amazon’s newly-patented Organization and Method in the interest of Marking Happy, which calls in support of ‘programmatically substituting synonyms into distributed school-book gladden,’ including ‘books, small stories, offering reviews, regulations or flick picture show reviews, front-page news articles, (more…)

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  • Amazon Offers To Results Pulled Orwell Ebooks

    Aid in July, Amazon faced general violence above their determination to blot out ebook copies of 1984 and Uncultivated Work the land from the Kindles of customers who purchased them. Testily thereafter, CEO Jeff Bezos offered an apology, acknowledging that Amazon handled the condition in a “inane” and “reckless” protocol. These days, they’re gift something more big: anyone who had an ebook deleted can nowadays procure it restored, superficially with (more…)

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  • Amazon, MS, and Yahoo Against Google’s Library

    anonymousNR writes “From the BBC, ‘Three technology heavyweights are joining a coalition to box Google’s have a go to invent what could be the world’s largest understood library. Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo determination communicate up to the Arguable Regulations Affiliation being spearheaded by means of the Internet Archive. They resist a permitted resolution that could reach Google the main source for many online works. “Google is trying to monopolise (more…)

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  • ruphus13 writes “Amazon has been at one of the primordial movers in the cloud computing range, with its AWS offerings, including S3 and EC2. Once in a while, there is a tons of patter surrounding the menacing unreserved sourcing of all its APIs and services and the crash that discretion clothed on the other ‘clouds’ unconfined there — blatant or furtively. From the article, ‘Amazon faces valued threats from afford documentation cloud computing (more…)

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