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Amazon Kindle devices get attractive one-day discounts

Online retail giant Amazon on Monday launched a new promotion that people with a rare opportunity to enjoy considerable savings on several Kindle devices.

The new promotion slashed the price of the 16GB WiFi Kindle Fire HDX tablet by 20 per cent. That dragged the price of the 7-inch tablet computer down to $183.20, which represented a discount of $45.80.

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Amazon brings Glacier & Redshift services to Sydney

Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday announced the availability of its low-cost service data archiving and backup storage service Glacier and fully-managed cloud data warehouse Redshift for its customers in the Sydney region.

Glacier is available at a price as low as $0.01 per GB per month. It helps users store large amounts of data without having to manage hardware; while Redshift is a fully-managed data warehouse in the cloud that promises to significantly lower the cost of a data warehouse as compared with on-premises methods.

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Amazon brings back Kindle DX with $299 price tag

Amazon's long dormant 9.7-inch Kindle DX has once again been made available for purchase, with a price tag of $299.

The Kindle DX had vanished from the online retailer's e-reader line back in October last year, in wake of the announcement of the backlit Kindle Paperwhite e-reader plus a new line of Kindle Fire tablets.

Confirming the return of the Kindle DX, "Kindle DX is again available on Amazon. com. Our website lists the most up to date availability for all products. We're excited to offer customers this option."

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Penguin CEO says Amazon’s pricing of e-books at $9.99 was shocking

Penguin Chief Executive David Shanks told Justice Department that he was shocked in disbelief when he was altered in the year 2007 that online retailer Amazon prized newly released e-books at $9.99.

The CEO was testifying yesterday at the Justice Department's conspiracy trial against Apple in Manhattan federal court.

He said that he was shocked at the $9.99 price tag as hardcover physical versions of the books were selling at $25. Thus, pricing of the digital books was posing a big threat to the book industry.

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Amazon agrees to acquire Samsung's Liquavista business

Amazon, one of the world's leading sellers of both e-readers and tablets, has confirmed that it has hit a deal with Samsung to acquire display manufacturer Liquavista.

Liquavista makes use of electrowetting technology to produce colour displays for portable media players and e-readers.

Confirming the deal, Amazon said, "We are always looking for new technologies we may be able to incorporate into our products. The Liquavista team shares our passion for invention and is creating exciting new technologies with a lot of potential."

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