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AMNews: High Sales Reported For Amazon Kindle, Acer Releases Ethos, Apple Launches iCloud, Office 365 Features

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is sailing high in terms of sales figures, and now accounts for a significant portion of the company's total revenue, new reports revealed. Kindle made its debut in the market three and a half year years ago in November 2007, and ever since it has earned a high reputation in the ever-growing e-reader market

Office 365 is an online cloud based offering from Microsoft that allows small to medium sized businesses as well as enterprises to carry out their day to day word and data processing, collaboration and communication without the need to invest in heavy infrastructure.

Acer has released a new laptop, the Ethos that comes with a classy accessory, a removable touchpad that doubles as a groovy remote control. We have dreamt of something like this for years now, but with a Smartphone like the iPhone used as a touchpad; check our April fool for a taste of our vision.

Apple has launched a set of free cloud services called iCloud that will replace the former set of MobileMe services and add an additional six more services in a bid to fend off the ambitions of Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Unlike its competitors, Apple didn't have the parts to come up with the iCloud and had to assembling its web-based services from ground up which includes building three massive data centres.

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