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Epic fail: USPTO decides amazon's one click patent is valid

http://www.techflash.com

Amazon's 1-Click has come under a lot of fire over the years from critics who question whether such a broad technology should be patented at all. It refers to the process by which online shoppers make purchases with a single click, having previously entered their payment and shipping information.

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Microsoft’s Deal With Amazon is Extortion and Should Get Reported

http://boycottnovell.com

Analysis of the patent deal with Amazon and why it is a breach of some laws and should therefore be reported to authorities or regulators

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Amazon pays Microsoft for Linux

http://blogs.computerworld.com

What was Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, thinking? Amazon just signed a patent cross-licensing deal that pays Microsoft intellectual property fees for, among other things, patents that cover Amazon's Linux-based Kindle e-reader and its Linux servers.

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Microsoft Windows Zombies Take Down Free Software Services Hosted on Amazon

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Bitbucket goes offline due to a distributed denial of service attack (botnets)

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Defective By Design: Kindle Discourages Readers

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"The Free Software Foundation's Defective By Design campaign just added the Amazon Kindle to its list of DRM-related offenders. The organization started a petition against Amazon for restricting readers' access to their own books and effectively discouraging reading options..."

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Protect the freedom to read, end DRM on books

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Amazon's recent remote deletion of 1984 and Animal Farm struck a nerve. There was something so undeniably creepy about a company entering hundreds of virtual bookshelves in the middle of the night and deleting "1984" (of all books!).

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Double-plus ungood: give Amazon's Kindle a 1-star review

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Late last week, Amazon deleted purchased copies of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from the ebook readers of hundreds of users. They were able to do this because of proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management. Amazon doesn't say anything about DRM on the Kindle's page, so it's up to us to write reviews to let people know about it.

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Amazon code release irrelevant, Kindle is still closed

http://arstechnica.com

Amazon recently released the source code of some of the components that are used in the Kindle. Contrary to the erroneous reports that are circulating the Web, Amazon is not opening its e-book reader. The code release is purely for GPL compliance while the Kindle's ebook features remain proprietary.

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Impeach Bezos for Amazon's Kindle Swindle

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Inspired by Seinfeld, DefectiveByDesign is "impeaching" Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to drop DRM on the Kindle.

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drmfree tag endorsed by DefectiveByDesign.org—a project of the Free Software Foundation

http://www.teleread.org

"Stephen Windwalker and I urged fellow authors to tag qualifying works as drmfree at Amazon—and readers to do the same. Use the tag at other stores, too. Now the drmfree campaign has won the endorsement of DefectiveByDesign.org, a project of the Free Software Foundation..."

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RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

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'Open cloud' plan sparks dissent

http://news.bbc.co.uk

A plan by IBM to launch an industry-wide 'open' cloud computing strategy has seemingly backfired amid accusations of closed deals.

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The Open Cloud Manifesto in full

http://www.theregister.co.uk

This is the text of the Open Cloud Manifesto - it came from someone who disagrees with its sentiments.

Maybe there are shades of the Aperi process here with companies feeling they are being bulldozed into signing something they haven't had a hand in developing?

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Amazon’s Linux-powered and DRM-laden Gadget Sued for Patent Infringement

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Amazon sued for using DRM .

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Canonical’s Two Most Important Ubuntu Partners

http://www.workswithu.com

A blog entry over on ZDnet makes the case that Amazon.com and Dell are Canonical's two most important Ubuntu partners. I firmly agree. Here's why.

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