These are the things I've written that are tagged "amazon"

Amazon Isn’t Paying License Fees for “Cloud Drive”

paidContent: Amazon has launched its new online music locker and streamer without any licenses from the labels whose material it will store and distribute, the labels’ umbrella group IFPI tells paidContent. Not a problem, replies Amazon—licenses aren’t necessary for its new Cloud Drive. The music industry is (and has been) suing MP3Tunes because they’ve offered […]

Amazon.com’s 1-Click Patent Confirmed Following Re-Exam

This is just plain terrible news. It’s the software equivalent of someone having a patent on “cash-only.” It’s a technology (and I hesitate to even call it a technology) so completely obvious that it makes the entire patent system look ridiculous by it’s inclusion. This re-exam sticks us with another 4 years of the legal […]

John Scalzi on the Amazon / Macmillan Spat

In a post titled “All The Many Ways Amazon So Very Failed the Weekend,” he goes into short detail along the very lines you might expect. Amazon so badly mis-handled this situation that one wonders if the entire company wasn’t under the spell of a wizard, or if a very strong sedative was released into […]

Amazon.com Now Selling WiiWare Game Codes

Following the Xbox Live Arcade codes, this is no surprise, but nice to see. Also of interest to me: Amazon does not allow their associates to get commissions on these cards. Profit margin must be close to zero, if not into the red.

[Sponsor] The Extra Future Amazon Store

In which, among other lovely items, you’ll find what I’m currently reading: Hello Americans by Simon Callow. This is the second volume of Callow’s biography on film legend Orson Welles (the first being 1997’s The Road To Xanadu) and it is every bit as worthy a portrait of Welles as it’s predecessor. It covers Welles’s […]

Amazon.com Now Selling Xbox Live Arcade Games

This is a pretty big deal. Amazon selling download codes for XBLA games is a good step for retailers getting in on the downloadable action, which will get more exposure to download-only games, which will get everybody paid more. I hope.

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