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Amazon May Lose Money On New Tablet Computer
2011-10-01 07:15:31

Kindle Fire, the new tablet computer revealed by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Wednesday, costs $209.63 to make, or approximately $10 more than the device will sell for, Alistair Barr of Reuters reported on Friday. According to Barr, the cost estimate comes from IHS iSuppli, who determined that the components that go into the computer cost $191.65, with additional manufacturing expenses raising the price to nearly $210. "Based on IHS iSuppli's estimates, the company may lose just...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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