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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon.com "has launched a version of its MP3 store geared specifically toward Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPod Touch that allows users to buy their music from Amazon on their devices and then access it anywhere. Through Amazon's MP3 mobile website for iPhones and iPod Touches, users can make purchases directly from www.amazon.com/mp3 on these devices for the first time."

The move follows the company's announcement in December that it was releasing "an instant-video app that would allow users to stream or download Amazon Instant Video movies and TV episodes from their video library directly on their iPhone or iPod Touch."
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