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7 months ago

Kindle sales on fire:

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon said on Thursday that it sold more than one

million Kindles a week in December with the new Kindle Fire tablet

computer its top-selling item.

This year saw "the best best buy black friday hours holiday ever for the Kindle family as

customers purchased millions of Kindle Fires and millions of Kindle

e-readers," the Seattle-based online retail giant said in a


Amazon said the Kindle Fire has been the "number one

best-selling, most gifted and most wished for product" on since it went on sale 13 weeks ago.

Besides the Kindle Fire, Amazon offers a range of Kindle electronic

book readers. Amazon said it sold "well over" one million

Kindle devices per week in December with the Kindle Touch and basic

Kindle taking the top two spots after the Fire.

Amazon said the Kindle is its best-selling item in Britain, France,

Germany, Italy and Spain in addition to the United States.

The company said "gifting" of Kindle books between

November 25 and Christmas Day rose 175 per cent compared to the holiday

period last year with Christmas Day the biggest day ever for Kindle book


Despite the rosy sales numbers for the gadgets, Goldman Sachs said

in a research note that the online titan may fall short of

fourth-quarter earnings expectations. Industry tracker comScore found

that US online spending for the first 56 days of the November-December

holiday season rose 15 per cent over the same period last year to $35.3


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1 year ago

Making A Change: Ideas To Help You Get Started On Your Weight Loss Journey

It can be hard to achieve weight loss success. Many weight loss programs offer unreasonable goals are make promises which are difficult to keep. Everyone is different; determine which weight loss program works for you. This article can help you see what can work for you and what will not.

Keeping track of your caloric intake each meal and day is a good idea. If you see any room to cut out fatty foods, do it. In addition, when it comes to fatty foods, you can substitute foods with fewer calories and fats.

When you are on the telephone, turn this time into extra workout time. Move