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Apple and the federal government are about to go to trial over an alleged conspiracy to fix ebook prices -- but recent court filings show that Amazon will play a large role in determining the outcome. When Open Road Media launched in 2009, the idea of an all-digital publisher was still fairly new. Nearly four years later, it's encountering more competition as publishers of all sizes hone their digital strategies. Amazon is making its Kindle Fire HD tablets broadly available internationally, with preorders shipping in June. The New York Times' legal response to a startup whose software allows publishers to replicate the look of the NYT's Snow Fall feature goes so far above and beyond a simple cease-and-desist it becomes ridiculous. Twitter has finally joined other leading tech companies in offering two factor authentication. The move comes after high profile hacking incidents at the AP and other news outlets. Netflix continues its competition with HBO by going into the stand-up comedy space. Altogether, the company may launch up to 16 original shows next year. Comment trolls are often used as an example of why blog comments are a waste of time, but a recent series by the Climate Desk showed how they can quickly be turned into human beings. Personalized social reader Zite is updating its iOS app with more Google Reader-inspired features, and also added seven new publishers to its publisher program. Soo Meta redefines video storytelling by turning Storify-like content curation into great-looking video slideshows. Twitter's latest ad product provides a call to action right inside a tweet -- showing the company is finally creating marketing tools closer to the "bottom of the funnel.