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Target will stop selling Amazon Kindle devices

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(Read caption) Amazon was previously in charge of Target's website before the relationship between the two companies ended amid a legal battle.

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Yet again, Amazon has found itself at the center of a retailing dispute.

Target Corporation announced Wednesday it will stop selling Amazon’s Kindle devices, the latest in a series of brawls between the two companies.

Target will cease sales of all Kindle e-reader and tablet devices, including the new Kindle Fire tablet, as well as all accessories for the devices like covers and chargers. The retailer will continue to sell other e-readers and tablets, however, including Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Apple’s iPad.

"Target is phasing out Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012," Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder wrote in an email to Reuters. "We will continue to offer our guests a full assortment of e-readers and supporting accessories."

There are a few potential reasons for Target’s decision. As Reuters noted, Amazon ran Target’s website for several years, but that relationship ended last year amid a legal battle.


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