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It's Wednesday, April 11, 2012. I'm Bridget Carey on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded.
The United States department of justice has filed a lawsuit against Apple and several book publishers over fixing the price of ebooks, the lawsuit filed in New York district court sues publishers Hachette, Harpercollins, Mcmillan, Simon Schuster and Penguin for colluding with Apple to raise the price of ebooks.The core of the issue comes onto the rules Apple set for being in its bookstore. Before Apple got into the ebook, Amazon was selling ebooks for cheap at around 10 dollars, Amazon figured cheap ebooks would entice folks to buy Kindle, and bublishers weren't so happy because that's just made it hard to sell hardbacks. Apple changed the game with the ipad, to get on the ipad, publishers had to follow a new rule, they can set their own book price, but no other online ebook stores could sell for less, so if Amazon online to sell books, they couldn't discount it to stay competitive.
The Nokia Lumia 900 windows phone just launched this week, but some models have been found with a software glitch, where the phone can not get data connection, Nokia said the fix would be out by Monday, but Nokia is also giving 100 dollars to new and existing customers to make for the problem, the phone costs 100 dollars, so you basically getting the Lumia 900 for free, but the offer is only good into April 21. There is a law right on the launch of the Lumia 900, this is Nokia's big comback into the US.
Spotify is making it easy for website owners to inbed songs, * playlist on its site, the streaming music service launched the Spotify play button enlist website owners inbed the player for free, and Spotify will take care the logistics of paying the artists, but in order to use the play button, you have to be a Spotify user.
We are used to see shortcut buttons to share items on Facebook or Twitter, now Amazon and Ebay have added a button for sharing items on Pinterest, Pinterest is an online pinboard for users to share interested items and it's growing to become the third most popular social network.
Jim Gaffigan is the latest comedian to release his entire stand up special online without of restrictions for just 5 dollars, Gaffigan is ditching the traditional model of using a production company and selling it on itune or through dvd, and he's following the foot steps of comedian Louis C.K who produced his own special and sold directly to funs online in December, in just 10 days, Louis C.K made a million dollars, Gaffigan's special Mr Universe was produced on his own and he's encouraging funs to spread the words one dollar from every sale will be donated to help veterans and their families, comedian S also followed the solo * recently, putting his special online for 5 dollars back in March.
Those are your headlines for today, I'm Bridget Carey for CNET.com, and you have just been loaded.

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