Amazon Prime Day promo starts night of July 10, now 30 hours

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 30 hours this year.Amazon will offer discounts and other deals in an effort to boost sales during the slower summer months. The deals are open only to members of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime loyalty program, so Amazon typically gets more sign-ups, too.

Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.Amazon's bare-bones Fire tablet is now called the Fire 7. It also promises about an extra hour of battery, or eight hours total, and a display with higher contrast and sharper text. The price remains at $50.The Fire HD 8 model is now $80, rather than $90. Its features are largely the same as before.