Amazon.com unveiled its latest batch of Kindle Fire tablets, offering sharper-than-ever pictures, snappier graphics and an on-demand, on-device tech support feature. To compete against Apple's iPad and the variety of tablets that run Google's Android operating system, it's offering a new 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX with a 16 GB hard drive for $229 (with advertising on the home screen).
Mexico is unlikely to be dragged into recession by severe flooding that has laid waste to large areas of farmland, destroyed homes and killed dozens of people, but the flooding has increased risk. Mexican gross domestic product suffered a surprise contraction of 0.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three month period after eking out growth of less than one tenth of a point in the January-March period.
T-Mobile US, the No. 4 U.S. wireless service provider, plans to stop carrying BlackBerry Ltd smartphones in its stores and instead ship the devices directly.
Despite some technical problems with "Grand Theft Auto V," like disappearing cars, the video game has reached over $1 billion in sales in just three days!