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finally approved the


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Voice application for the iPhone Tuesday after rejecting the app last year. Apple had claimed that Google Voice duplicated services already available on the iPhone.

Google Voice allows iPhone users to place calls and send text messages through a Google Voice phone number.

Shares of Google rose 0.37% to $585.90 in pre-market trading Wednesday.


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unveiled a new iPad app Tuesday that will allow users to browse TV listings and program their DVRs. The app, which is available for free, will let viewers watch pre-recorded content on the iPad beginning in December. Comcast also plans to create apps for the BlackBerry and Android-based devices.


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announced Tuesday a new project called Amazon Studios that will allow amateur filmmakers and writers to upload material to win contests. Amazon will give away more than $2.7 million in the project's first year.

Shares of Amazon were up 0.46% in pre-market trading Wednesday to $158.50.

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filed for an initial public offering Wednesday. The company hopes to raise $50 million from the offering. Kayak generated revenue of $128 million for the last nine months ending in September, up from $85 million during the same period last year.

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has cut the price of its premium Hulu Plus subscription service by $2, the company announced Wednesday in a blog post. Hulu Plus -- which offers users a wider range of TV shows than its free service -- reduced its monthly price to $7.99, cheaper than


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which costs $8.99 per month.

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