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Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, is giving its Web site a new “airy” look, with fewer product photos and a larger search box. The new homepage also pushes more digital goods–books, music, video and software, according to The Wall Street Journal, which says the redesign correlates with Amazon’s new 7-inch tablet, expected next month.
Tech media outlets have been buzzing for days about the drama surrounding the case of an iPhone 5 that went missing when an Apple employee left it at a San Francisco tequila bar. Sound like a familiar scenario? It is. Back in April 2010 the same thing happened when someone left an iPhone 4 prototype at a Bay Area beer garden.
There’s been lots of speculation about the potential benefits of the Googlerola merger. But one possible motivation that comes up time and again is this: The way to make real money in the mobile world is by manufacturing the hardware, as Apple has demonstrated. This deal allows Google to do just that.
Citing a Japanese tech news site with a history of accurate Apple predictions, CNET reports that the company is expected to unveil the next generation iPhone 5 on Sept. 7 along with a new lineup of iPods. Most interestingly though, CNET points to a different report that claims Apple also will be launching a free cloud-based iPhone alongside the full iPhone 5.