Kindle e-readers were piled high at an Amazon Fulfillment Center. The central focus of the nascent European probe will be Amazon's e-book agreements with publishers. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Franklin Foer recently wrote a cover story for The New Republic titled, "Amazon Must Be Stopped." He argued against Amazon at the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate — and won. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

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Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez appeared in public during a celebration marking his 87th birthday on March 6 in Mexico City. He died in April. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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You could do all that brain work. Or you could make it up. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Thomas Edison called the linotype the "eighth wonder of the world." Copyright Linotype: The Film hide caption

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Long Before The Internet, The Linotype Sped Up The News

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