The Kindle DX is a new version of Amazon's e-reader with a much bigger 9.7-inch screen that's meant to be used to display newspapers, documents and textbooks. The new edition -- which will retail for $489, a $130 premium over the standard Kindle 2 model -- will be available to consumers in the summer.
Consumers, tired of pinching every penny, are starting to loosen up their budgets for small indulgences as the weather warms and the stock market rallies. Consumer confidence in April grew, but some economists warn that the economy will contract again later in the year.
Targeted e-mails can bring back the feel of the personalized recommendation from the local store, Kathy Grannis writes for the NRF Blog. E-mail campaigns can talk to segments of shoppers and remind them when they've left a potential purchase sitting in their carts.