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Demand for Kindle lifts Amazon shares

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The Kindle Fire tablet was introduced last November and rocketed to number two in the market behind the iPad, according to IDC.

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Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest Internet retailer, beat analysts’ first-quarter revenue and earnings estimates on buoyant demand for Kindle devices and e-commerce services for outside vendors. Net income was $130 million, or 28 cents a share, vs. $201 million, or 44 cents, a year earlier. Amazon aims to add customers by pouring money into new versions of the Kindle and warehouses equipped to send out products faster.

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