Amazon.com Inc showed off the first of several Kindle gadgets expected to be unwrapped on Thursday, a "paperwhite" e-reader with a much sharper screen and longer battery life.
Apple Inc took the wraps off an 8-inch tablet in its biggest product move si nce the debut of the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller version of the gadget into a market staked out by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc.
Amazon.com has introduced its store for Google Android smartphone applications, ratcheting up its fight with Apple Inc.
Amazon.com Inc introduced its eagerly awaited tablet computer with a price tag that could make it the first strong competitor in a tablet market that has been dominated by Apple Inc's iPad.
Apple Inc is hosting a media event next Wednesday, where it is expected to unveil a faster, better-equipped version of its popular iPad tablet to thwart increasing competition from deep-pocketed rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.
Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval today for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17 billion project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from native Indians and conservationists.
A Bolivian salesman was found alive in the Amazon jungle nearly three days after a small plane crashed, killing everyone else on board.
Bolivian demonstrators opposed to the construction of a road in the Amazon vowed to resume a month-long protest march that has become a major challenge to leftist President Evo Morales.
After receiving tepid reviews for his first book of fictional short stories, actor James Franco has sold his debut novel to Amazon Publishing, a spokeswoman said.
US R&B singer Bruno Mars grabbed the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart today for the first time after discounted online prices boosted sales of "Unorthodox Jukebox" some four months after its release.