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5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's New Tablet

The Amazon.com tablet is finally happening. The online retailer showed off its Android-powered device this morning. Kindle Fire should be a hot item this holiday season, but let's go ahead and break this down into five important takeaways, as you ponder the decision to buy or pass on Amazon's latest gadget.

This Week's Tech News: All Eyes on the Giants

Dueling streaming deals, a cheaper iPad facing off against Amazon's bookish rival, a check-in from a chipmaker, and Zynga's CityVille relocating: Here's what to watch in high tech news as the week unfolds.

What to Watch Next Week on Wall Street

Remember when the third quarter was supposed to bring debuts of the iPhone 5 and an Android tablet from Amazon.com? Relevant announcements may still come next week; also on tap are quarterly results from American Greetings and Paychex.

Ignore Barnes and Noble's Pop, Buy Amazon

Shares of the Barnes and Noble rose nearly 15% last week, after the bookseller posted healthy growth for its Nook e-reader. But the quarter itself was a mess: The company posted a steep loss, and non-digital sales fell by 11%. If only there were a company with a stronger e-book business that could run an online store profitably...