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Study Finds Tablet, E-Book Ownership Soared

Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study finds. A report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project set to be released Monday found that 29 percent of Americans owned at least one tablet or e-reader as of the beginning of this month. That's up from 18 percent who said the same in December.

Google Aims for Black Friday Launch of Its Tablet PC

Google reportedly is in the midst of developing its own tablet computer and aims to launch its Chrome OS-based iPad killer on the busiest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday -- according to a report at the website Download Squad.