Amazon expected to launch new tablet

Analysts believe Amazon can sell 3 million to 5 million tablets in the fourth quarter.

Amazon is expected to unveil a tablet computer Sept. 28, picking a fight with Apple Inc. and its iPad. The iPad has many challengers and has proven popular with schools, but analysts say Amazon’s tablet could be different—it has a chance to be more than just a wannabe. Inc. is nearly unique in its ability to sell content such as eBooks, movies, and music suited for a tablet, just like Apple does. In addition, the “Kindle” tablet could be a reminder, right in the owner’s hands, to buy general merchandise from Amazon, simply by adding it to your Amazon shopping cart.

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Why is Northwestern University teaching journalism in Qatar?

Three years ago, Northwestern University opened a satellite campus for journalism and communications in Qatar, reports the Washington Post. It might have seemed an odd choice for the Midwestern university’s first overseas campus. Qatar is a small, peninsular nation in the Middle East whose principal claim to fame is its oil wealth: Qatar has the world’s largest per-capita gross domestic product…

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