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Today's e-Reads: As the iPhone 5 Goes On Sale, Critics Take Shots at the New Maps Service

September 21, 2012

On the day the iPhone 5 goes on sale, the usually Apple-friendly tech media is taking potshots at its new and apparently flawed mapping feature, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Google is planning a mapping app for the Apple operating system, CNET reports.

The online community The Well, founded in 1985 and a part of the news site Salon.com, has been sold back to its members, The New York Times reports.

The European Union is requiring Universal Music to sell several key units of EMI Music as a condition of its $1.9 billion acquisition of the music label, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Wal-mart Stores will discontinue sales of Amazon's e-reader Kindle and its tablet computers, Reuters reports.Target made a similar move earlier this year. Retail analysts are concerned that stores risk losses by selling the devices, because they connect consumers directly to Amazon's storefront.

Online video provider Roku is looking to provide a broadband-based TV subscription for viewers who want a less expensive option than cable or satellite, Multichannel News reports.

A BlackBerry outage that hit Europe, the Middle East and North Africa has been fixed, CNET reports.

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