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Amazon takes on Apple in song price war

In a latest bid to take away users from the dominant iTunes in the digital song business, Amazon has stepped up to the plate in an all out price war against its competitor.

The online retail giant, Amazon, most known for online merchandise like Books, DVD's, CD's, Phones, and even its very own Kindle, a portable electronic book that users can download and read off of it, is finally stepping up its digital music sector. Amazon previously opened its digital MP3 which opened late September 2007 is dropping its prices to bring in users from all over.

Current songs from artists such as Lady GaGa are selling for as much as $1.29 on iTunes (encoded as DRM-free 256kbps AAC), and only $0.99 (encoded as DRM-free 256kbps VBR MP3) on AmazonMP3.com. Both retailers are selling their songs at near equal quality. Some albums can be found for nearly half the price on AmazonMP3.com compared to iTunes music store.

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