Today in Tech: Amazon launches e-book library for Prime users

November 3, 2011: 3:57 AM ET

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* Amazon (AMZN) is launching an e-book library today exclusively for Kindle and Kindle Fire users who are also Amazon Prime subscribers. Initially, the e-commerce giant will offer just 5,000 or so titles -- none of them from the six big publishing houses will. Each user will also only be able to borrow one title at a time per month. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Groupon is planning to price its initial public offering (IPO) tomorrow and go public on Friday under the ticker symbol GRPN. (All Things D)

* Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs has sold more than 379,000 copies since its launch last week, already making it the 18th bestselling book of the year. (The Bookseller)

Yahoo launched Livestand.

* Yahoo (YHOO) released its Flipboard competitor, Livestand, which the company says "weaves together" content from the company's media network and 100 third-party publishers.(Yahoo Advertising)

* Bluetooth headset and speaker-maker Jawbone will release its latest stylish device, UP, on November 6. The health-minded wristband will track daily activities like how much and how fast users walk, calories burned, how many hours slept -- and even the quality of that sleep. (Fortune)

* Research in Motion's (RIMM) stock dipped below $20 for the first time since 2004. (All Things D)

* Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin led a $7 million funding round in the barcode scanning and product search app ShopSavvy. (TechCrunch)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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