For months, analysts have been expecting an iPad-like device worthy of taking Apple head on. Now it seems Amazon may have cooked up something very different -- and that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
[UPDATE: Bloomberg News reports that Amazon's new Kindle is indeed called Fire and will retail for $199. The tablet reportedly sports a 7-inch color screen but lacks a camera or microphone. The device will have MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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* TechCrunch and GDGT report that Amazon (AMZN) and CEO Jeff Bezos will unveil a much-rumored color reading tablet dubbed the Kindle Fire at tomorrow's company event in New York City. If these reports prove accurate, the Kindle Fire will sport a 7-inch color display and run a customized version of the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 27, 2011 3:30 AM ET
With new top-line investors and a partnership with GE, General Assembly -- a new kind of urban networking campus -- is set to grow fast.
By Alex Konrad, reporter
FORTUNE -- General Assembly, which provides workspace and training for budding, high-tech entrepreneurs in New York City, has just attracted an all-star list of investors: Howard Schultz's Maveron fund, Yuri Milner of DST Global, and Jeff Bezos's Bezos Expeditions. What do they see MORESep 7, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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* Facebook launched a new "Facebook for Business" Web page that teaches smaller merchants how to set up a profile and create Facebook ads and deals. The move comes a week after Google+ shut down company-created profiles, restricting the social network to individual users. (GigaOm)
* Fox Broadcasting (NWS) plans to limit MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 27, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Jeff Bezos's strategy of giving customers the best e-reader and e-bookstore possible is paying off for Amazon -- not that it's saying by how much.
FORTUNE -- Sales of the Kindle and of e-books are so good, and growing so fast, that they are now becoming a driver of Amazon's overall growth, says Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney.
We can't know for sure how many Kindles Amazon (AMZN) is selling, because the company MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 8, 2011 11:49 AM ET
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Multiple outlets are reporting that Egypt has shut off local web access, a first in Internet history. Tweeted CNN reporter Ben Wedeman: "No internet, no SMS, what is next? Mobile phones and land lines? So much for stability. #Jan25 #Egypt" The move comes as thousands of Egyptian protesters call for an end to the 30-year dictatorship of 82-year-old MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 28, 2011 6:00 AM ET
Shares the No. 17 spot on Foreign Policy's 2010 top 100 list "for reinventing reading"
You don't often hear Apple (AAPL) and Amazon's (AMZN) CEOs mentioned in the same breath, but there they are in the current issue of Foreign Policy, honored together for the contribution of their competing e-readers.
It's an odd pairing, given what Steve Jobs said about Jeff Bezos' Kindle in 2008:
"It doesn't matter how good or bad the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 28, 2010 12:48 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins thinks we're in a third wave of technology. Doerr, Zuckerberg, Bezos and Pincus are throwing a $250 million "party" in order to ride it.
The last time venture capitalist John Doerr opined that a technology wave was about to sweep over the globe it was just before the height of the Internet bubble in the 1990s, when he pronounced that the Internet was under-hyped. Yes, there was Internet startup MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Oct 21, 2010 5:38 PM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg granted The New Yorker unprecedented access for a profile in the latest issue. Among the revelations: Zuckerberg has 879 Facebook friends, MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 14, 2010 8:20 AM ET
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