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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.

Amazon: Stronger Quarter but Trimmer Outlook

Amazon.com's reported first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's estimates. But in looking ahead at the next quarter, the online retailing giant warned it won't look as rosy as analysts had projected.