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    Amazon to Unveil Tablet Wednesday

    A United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif., Thursday, June 30, 0211. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it will stop working with online affiliates based in California since the state passed a new rule that forces online retailers to collect sales tax there. In an email Wednesday to California-based affiliates — individuals or companies who run websites that refer visitors to Amazon and then get a cut of any resulting sales — the Seattle-based company said it would cut ties with those who reside in the nation's most populous state if the law became effective. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law Wednesday as part of a larger state budget package.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    After much speculation, Amazon is finally due to unveil its upcoming tablet Wednesday. According to Tech Crunch, the device will be named the Kindle Fire. It will have a seven-inch display and look very similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook. And while the device—which will be sold in addition to, not in place of, traditional e-ink Kindles—will be on full display, it will not go on sale until the second week of November. Tech Crunch speculates that Amazon’s early announcement may have something to do with getting out ahead of Barnes & Noble, which is soon expected to announce the Nook Color 2.

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