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Google battles Amazon over books

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August 7, 2014
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Google teamed up with Barnes & Noble to offer same-day delivery of books, undercutting Amazon in shipping fees, according to the New York Times. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters


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Amazon Tips Off Investors to Tilt-Friendly Smartphone

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Amazon to Fight FTC Over Charges of Unauthorized App Purchases

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