Topic: Growth Stocks

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, February 13, 2009

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AMAZON.COM, $63.26, symbol AMZN on Nasdaq, unveiled a thinner, faster and lighter version of its Kindle electronic reader this week. The Kindle 2 has over seven times more storage than the first Kindle, as well as sharper images and a 25% longer battery life. The new battery lasts up to four days on a single charge and recharges in four hours. The Kindle 2 also has a text-to-speech feature that lets users listen to books or newspapers read by a computer-generated voice. The Kindle 2 will begin shipping in two weeks, on February 24, at $359 U.S. each, the same price as the first Kindle. (Kindle is only available in the U.S.) Users can choose from over 230,000 books at Amazon’s Kindle store, which are available for downloading at $9.99 U.S. each. Top U.S. and international magazines and newspapers, as well as over 1,200 blogs, are also available. To generate publicity, author Stephen King just released a short novel that’s currently…

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