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SAN FRANCISCO, July 8- Amazon.com Inc has proposed that Hachette authors keep 100 percent of revenue from digital book sales while both sides work to resolve a contractual dispute that has kept some Hachette books off its website for months, the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying.
CARACAS, July 5- The owners of Venezuelan daily newspaper El Universal said on Saturday they had sold a controlling stake of the company to a little-known Spanish investment firm, Epalisticia, marking the third sale of a major media group in Venezuela since last year.
Richard Mellon Scaife, the grand-nephew of Andrew Mellon, has died.
July 3- Google Inc on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper, underscoring the difficulty the search engine is having implementing Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling. It was unclear who asked Google to remove the stories.
What Amazon is trying to do is delete the copyright law, says Bob Kohn, eMusic.com founder, sharing his concerns about Amazon's "predatory" pricing practices among publishers and other media venues. They are trying to do it with Warner Brothers on the DVD side, says Kohn.
CNBC's David Faber talks with author James Patterson about Amazon's aggressive tactics.
David Garrity, GVA Research, discusses Amazon's controversial battle with publishing giant Hachette. And Garrity shares his outlook on Amazon's growth prospects including food delivery and drones.
Ben Mezrich, "Bringing Down the Mouse" author, shares his thoughts on whether regulators should get involved in the dispute between Amazon and publishers. Also Mezrich weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision on Aereo. Content has to be protected, says Mezrich.
Ben Mezrich, "Bringing Down the Mouse" author, shares his thoughts on Amazon's growing influence on the publishing industry.
In CNBC's upcoming documentary "Amazon Rising," David Faber takes a look at Amazon's powerful and controversial role in the publishing industry.
June 24- Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group said it would buy Perseus Books Group, keeping the books business of the sixth-largest U.S. publisher and selling the client services businesses to Ingram Content Group.
June 24- Hachette Book Group is close to buying Perseus Books Group, the sixth-largest U.S. publisher, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
BUENOS AIRES, June 22- Argentina is considering making an initial payment to "holdout" creditors before asking to extend negotiations to officially reach a settlement next January to avert a disastrous debt default, a leading local newspaper said on Sunday.
June 18- News Corp's board of directors voted to extend a poison pill provision it put in place to prevent hostile takeovers when the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family split from its cable and entertainment properties last year.
NEW YORK, June 17- While the New York Times Co has shrunk by more than half in the past eight years, the compensation of the top three executives at the company has held steady.
Apple reached an out-of-court settlement with U.S. states and others in an e-book price-fixing class action lawsuit.
Amazon, embroiled in a standoff with a book publisher, is using the same hardball techniques with new movies from Warner Home Video.
June 9- Shares of Time Inc ebbed on Monday in the magazine publisher's first trading session since its spinoff from Time Warner Inc, even as CEO Joe Ripp vowed to expand a business he said had been starved of capital for years.
The magazine publisher faces a shifting market with debts to pay as it begins trading Monday as an independent company.
June 9- Shares of Time Inc, home to titles such as People, Sports Illustrated and Time, fell more than 4 percent in their market debut, highlighting the problems besetting the U.S. magazine industry as readers switch to digital alternatives.