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Amazon launches 'flash sale' fashion site Inc. on Tuesday launched, a site that mimics sites such as Gilt Groupe by holding brief online "flash" sales of clothes. Full story

Amazon launches 69-cent song store Inc. this week launched a store that sells digital songs for 69 cents, an attempt to bring more people to its e-commerce website and bolster its plan to charge people to store tunes on distant servers known as the cloud. Full story

Amazon apologizes for server outage, offers credit Inc. apologized Friday for a data-center outage that brought down major websites including Foursquare and Reddit and offered Web services customers a 10-day credit. Full story

Amazon CEO's compensation fell 6 percent in 2010 Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos received $1.7 million in compensation last year, a dip of 6 percent from 2009, according to an Associated Press analysis of a Wednesday regulatory filing. Full story

Amazon shipping new Kindle earlier than expected Inc. said Wednesday that it began shipping its newest Kindle e-reader — a lower-priced, ad-supported version called Kindle with Special Offers — ahead of schedule. Full story

Amazon to build new W.Va. service center, hire 200 Inc. will build a 70,000-square-foot customer service center at Kinetic Park in Huntington and create 200 full-time jobs by the end of 2014. Full story

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