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Amazon Unlimited Offers Netflix-style Programming

Amazon has a new all-you-can-eat ebook service called "Unlimited"
Buffet-style books by Amazon Unlimited

NEW YORK — 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.

The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as “The Hunger Games” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” They can also listen as much as they like to thousands of Audible audiobooks, including “Water for Elephants.”

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Why Amazon’s Local Marketplace Will Be a Consumer Win

Amazon will begin offering local services next year
Amazon local services. Yelp killer?

Retail giant Amazon’s rumored move into local services could have a massive impact on consumers if the Seattle-based firm successfully taps its vast trove of information.

Citing people familiar with the matter, Reuters reports that Amazon is planning to launch a marketplace for local services later this year. This would pit the online retailer against the likes of Yelp, Angie’s List and specialist review sites such as HomeAdvisor.com.

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