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Amazon adds HTML5 web-app support for Kindle Fire, Android


Amazon is making it a bit easier for Web developers to bring their applications to mobile devices. The company announced that its Appstore now supports HTML5 Web apps. According to Amazon, Web developers can port their Web apps directly to Amazon's Appstore without any additional coding.

While some dismissed the $250 million deal as the flashy act of an Internet billionaire, others speculated about why Jeffrey Bezos, the founder of Amazon, would want a publishing company and what he would do next.

Jeff Bezos, the founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of "old media": The Washington Post. Bezos, 49, struck a deal to buy the venerable Washington broadsheet and other newspapers for $250 million.