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Documentary accuses Amazon of using neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control in Germany

Feb 18 2013: Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the online shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers.

Germany’s ARD television channel made the allegations in a documentary ...

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    Department of Justice approves Random House and Penguin merger

    Feb 14 2013: The US Department of Justice has approved the Penguin and Random House: The department notified Bertelsmann and Pearson "that it has closed its investigation into the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House, without conditions." according to a statement. The ...

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      Barnes & Noble warns of low revenues in upcoming quarterly results

      Feb 14 2013: Barnes & Noble is warning that it will not meet expectations for another quarter. The company said late Wednesday that it will report results for the third quarter of the 2013 fiscal year before the market opens on Feb. 28, and that the news will not be good — ...

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        Amazon patent to resell ebooks approved

        Feb 09 2013: A patent filed by Amazon in 2009 that potentially allows the reselling of used ebooks has been approved. In essence, the patent allows the owner of a Kindle ebook to put it up for resale just as they might a print copy. If the title was purchased, it would disappear ...

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          Amazon to launch virtual currency in May

          Feb 06 2013: Amazon will launch its own currency in May with the debut of "Amazon Coins" (each coin is worth one cent), which Kindle Fire customers can spend in the Amazon Appstore. The online retailer said it plans to distribute "tens of millions of dollars' worth of free Amazon ...

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            Mantel sweeps the floor with Man Booker Prize, on top of two Costa Awards

            Jan 30 2013: Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book of the Year award for "Bring Up the Bodies," the first time an author has received that prize and the Man Booker Prize for the same novel.

            Mantel won the Man Booker Prize for "Wolf Hall" in 2009 and again in 2012 for "Bring Up ...

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              Amazon: Ebooks soaring, print slowing; net loss $39m

              Jan 30 2013: In a statement accompanying its fourth quarter and full year results for 2012, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos summed up where he sees the future of book retailing heading - especially for his company. "We're now seeing the transition we've been expecting," said Bezos. "...

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                Advertising coming to a Kindle near you soon...

                Jan 29 2013: Amazon is reportedly readying an advertising push for displays on Kindle e-readers after pitching a range of products to marketers in Seattle.

                The Financial Times has reported that personalised advertisements will appear on its websites and Kindle devices along with ...

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