is launching an updated version of its high-end Kindle electronic reader and cutting the price in a move to address the threat from Apple's iPad tablet computer, Reuters reports. Amazon's new Kindle DX, which sports a higher-quality 9.7-inch screen, will sell for $379, down from $489, and will have free 3G wireless connection with no monthly bills or annual contracts, the company said. It was the second price cut for Amazon in as many weeks. Responding to the threat from the iPad, Amazon cut the price of its Kindle with a 6-inch screen to $189, hours after book-selling rival...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i