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Diary Malaysia April 8 (Tuesday)

KUALA LUMPUR: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

Amazon shares fall 9% after warning of possible loss

NEW YORK: Amazon.com Inc shares fell more than 9 percent in early trading on Friday, after the online retailer warned of a possible loss in the current quarter and its quarterly results missed expectations in the holiday shopping season.

Maxis launches e-book service

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd plans to be more competitive in the market following the launch of its integrated digital book service that can be used across devices.

British Library, Google in deal to digitize books

LONDON (AP) - A treatise on a stuffed hippopotamus, an 18th-century English primer for Danish sailors and a description of the first engine-driven submarine are among 250,000 books to be made available online in a deal between Google and the British Library.

New York judge calls off plans for Google library

NEW YORK: A judge on Tuesday rejected a deal between Internet search leader Google and the book industry that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns and the need for involvement from Congress while acknowledging the potential benefit of putting literature in front of the masses.

Amazon snags exclusive deal for e-editions

NEW YORK: It's war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency.

Next chapter in digital book deal: Google vs. US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Determined to create the world's largest digital library, Google Inc. is betting it knows more about U.S. antitrust and copyright laws than the government regulators enforcing them.

Google fined US$14,300 a day in France over books

PARIS: A Paris court has ruled that Google Inc.'s expansion into digital books breaks France's copyright laws, and a judge slapped the Internet search leader with a euro10,000-a-day fine until it stops showing literary snippets.

Google makes concessions on digital book deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Internet search leader Google will ease its control over millions of copyright-protected books earmarked for its digital library if a court approves a revised lawsuit settlement that addresses objections of antitrust regulators.