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A good fit: Amazon gobbles up Zappos

A good fit: Amazon gobbles up Zappos Larry Dignan: Amazon said Wednesday that it is acquiring Zappos in a deal worth $850 million. The CEOs of both companies portrayed the deal as an e-commerce learning adventure where both sides can learn from each other and leverage strengths.

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Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 released to manufacturing Mary Jo Foley: Windows 7 has been tightly controlled from its first days on the drawing board. The last milestone is no exception: At 4:40 p.m. ET today, Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. What's changed since May's builds?

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Hands-on Review: T-Mobile's myTouch 3G is all about you Matthew Miller: In its continued support of the Google Android platform, T-Mobile launches the myTouch 3G on August 5. If you found the QWERTY- based G1 too geeky, check out my hands-on review of this customizable and very impressive device.

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Will the 'real' Windows 7 testers please stand up?

Mary Jo Foley: Windows 7 is near completion. Yet Microsoft brass isn't publicly thanking an inner circle of about 40 or so individuals who actually were the "real" Windows 7 testers: those who the Windows team counted on for much of the feedback on test builds of Windows 7. What gives?

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