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An EU antitrust investigation looks like it will end with a concession from Apple and four major publishers that will allow Amazon to undercut them on e-book prices. Apple had basically set up a deal that would prevent anyone from undercutting it. The publishers in the pact were Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, and Macmillan.

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You can get Amazon Prime for $7.99 per month now, but the flat discounted fee of $79 still applies. Is it worth it for streaming movies and TV shows, a free book a month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, and free two-day delivery?

Sony Xperia J on sale now

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by on October 31, 2012 11:31 am
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The budget Sony Xperia J has been unleashed on parts of the world. Specifically you can buy it right now in the UK, Russia, Hong Kong and India.

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Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8 yesterday at an event in San Francisco. The tech giant is hoping its third time lucky in the smartphone market as it prepares to try and wrestle some market share from Android and iOS. There’s a decent line up of smartphones and a host of new features on offer. Let’s take a closer look at Windows Phone 8, size up the hardware and software, and check out the pricing and release dates.

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Analysts have been predicting the rise of NFC for a while now, but expectations vary wildly. The main driver that’s widely touted is mobile payments, but the number of NFC-enabled devices in circulation is still relatively small. We take a look at some potential uses for NFC and ask: what is holding it back?