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Amazon makes MP3 catalog available to iPhone users

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. said that iPhone and iPod Touch users were able to buy music from its digital store for the first time beginning Thursday.

Amazon said its MP3 library has 22 million songs available.

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Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, said that since the launch of the Cloud Player app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, customers have been asking to buy music from Amazon directly from their devices. Apple device users can browse Amazon’s MP3 store for music using the Safari­ Web browser. Purchases are saved to their Amazon Cloud Player libraries and can be downloaded or played on their devices or other gadgets such as the Kindle Fire.

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