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Amazon Will Pull Kindle From China

E-commerce giant Amazon is discounting sales of its Kindle in China, the latest retreat of a western tech giant from the country. Amazon said government pressure or censorship wasn’t the reason for its decision to stop selling the Kindle, which had relatively smaller sales compared to local rivals. Amazon said it will stop the sales in  June 30, 2023, Bloomberg said. China plays an...

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