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Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service

This product image provided by Scribd shows the Scribd e-book app. Scribd and Oyster let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price—$9 for Scribd and $10 for Oyster. AP

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talks about the new Fire Phone's Firefly feature, which lets the user take photos of objects, numbers, artwork or books and have the phone recognize the item, during a launch event, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. Firefly also can recognize songs, TV shows, and movies. AP

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dad’s heartbreaking web plea spurs strangers

This combination photo of two images shows a family photo of Sophia Steffel, left, and a retouched version by Jillian Johnston of Mountain View, Calif. Days after the infant daughter of Nathen Steffel died in a Cincinnati hospital from complications from a tumor in her liver, he asked users on the Reddit website if someone could alter the hospital photo. "Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes," he wrote. Johnston's work was one of hundreds sent in response. AP

Just days after his infant daughter’s death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Yahoo 2Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump

This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. AP

Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings and revenue declined, as the company struggled again with display advertising sales.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with a person

This Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 file photo shows Karen Williams looking at a portrait of her son Loren Williams at her home in Beaverton, Ore. A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to that pesky question of what should happen to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when you die. AP

A group of influential U.S. lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when a person dies.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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