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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Travel Technology Business News North America) Jan 20, 2013

Amazon Amazon aims to prevent repeat of Christmas Eve video outage. Amazon Web Services' explanation for a technical glitch that took down Netflix on Christmas Eve came with an apology and a promise to institute fixes to prevent another video-streaming outage. "We know how critical our services are to our customers' businesses, and we know this disruption came at an inopportune time for some of our customers," Amazon said. Jan 18, 2013

Amazon Krikorian resigns from Amazon's board. Amazon director Blake Krikorian resigned from the company's board after a little more than a year to take a post at the unidentified company that is acquiring one of his startups, Amazon said Friday. "I've got some other things cooking and it just became time to leave," he said. Jan 17, 2013

Amazon Amazon's use of "Appstore" is not false advertising. A U.S. district judge has dismissed Apple's claim that Amazon's use of "Appstore," versus Apple's "App Store," is confusing consumers to the point of representing a false ad claim. Whether "Appstore" is a trademark violation has yet to be determined. Jan 16, 2013

Android Polaroid to showcase Android camera at retail Fotobar sites. Polaroid is opening at least 10 experimental Polaroid Fotobar retail shops with an emphasis on turning camera-phone imagery into something more valuable. The move complements a new Android-based camera that Polaroid is expected to introduce at the 2013 International CES. "Our answer to the meteoric rise of picture-taking and the [improved] quality of picture-taking is to establish a retail concept where you can see a product and make it into something special," says Warren Struhl, Fotobar founder and CEO. Locations will include New York, Boston and Las Vegas. Jan 16, 2013

Apple Sources: Apple works with Broadcom for 802.11ac Wi-Fi on Macs. The next generation of Macs reportedly will have 802.11ac wireless networking, thanks to chips being supplied by Broadcom, The Next Web reports, citing sources familiar with Apple's plans. The 802.11ac standard is often called 5G Wi-Fi to indicate its faster speed than existing 4G wireless technologies. Jan 16, 2013

Barnes & Noble Britain's Pearson to buy 5% of Nook Media. U.K.-based media company Pearson will acquire a 5% interest in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media, which includes the bookseller's digital operations as well as 674 U.S. college bookstores. Pearson, which owns publishing house Penguin and the Financial Times, will pay $89.5 million; earlier this year, Microsoft made a $300 million investment in Nook Media. Jan 17, 2013

CEA CEA creates new membership category to welcome startups. CEA launched a new membership category exclusively for startups. The special focus on startups is consistent with CEA's commitment of fostering innovation as a national strategy and as part of its mission. CEA...

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