Amazon fights Apple with Fire

Amazon launched the range of products it hopes will take a bite out of Apple's dominance of the tablet market yesterday. But the centrepiece Kindle Fire – a potential rival to the iPad – will only be available in the US, the company's CEO, Jeff Bezos said.

Microsoft, Red Cross and UN sucked into global news fixing row

Investigation by The Independent reveals conflict of interests over coverage promised by media firm to software giant

Newspaper cartoonists: Quick on the draw

Forget sharp-tongued gossip columnists – when it comes to taking on the great and the not-so-good, the newspaper cartoonist is king, says Gillian Orr

Matthew Norman: The Met chief's error was elementary

The real story here is not one of a threat to press freedom but one of monumental police stupidity

Lord Gnome still rules: Private Eye's current journalism ought to be revered along with its history

Half a century after Emmanuel Strobes first brought forth his mighty organ, Private Eye remains immune to the catastrophic effects the digital revolution has inflicted on much of the rest of print media.

Exposed after eight years: private eye's dirty work for Fleet Street

A former police officer has revealed that authorities have known for more than eight years the vast scale on which media organisations employed private detectives to obtain the personal information of thousands of individuals, including the families and friends of murder victims.

The man who gave black America what it actually wanted

Fame can be a fickle mistress. Sometimes, it's downright baffling. How else can Hollywood explain the fact that its most valuable human commodity is currently an actor and film-maker of whom most of the world have never even heard?

Exposed after eight years: a private eye's dirty work for Fleet Street

Files seen by <i>The Independent</i> detail 17,000 requests to investigator Steve Whittamore

Ian Burrell: Everyone used him. Even me &ndash; but I can justify it

The subject of the work by Whittamore has more than 60 convictions andwas later prosecuted for defrauding a charity

Cook makes apology call to Dr Onuoha

Manchester City's outgoing chief executive Garry Cook has telephoned Dr Anthonia Onuoha to apologise for the email mocking her fight against cancer.

American Football: Vick's vision to lead Philadelphia and their 'dream team' to glory

After the lock-out came the shut-out.

Letter from the i editor: We are listening

When we launched i there was much debate over quite how much politics a new paper should feature.

Katie Price: 'Success is the best revenge'

Katie Price thinks "success is the best revenge".

Jessica Simpson plans to makes breasts smaller

Jessica Simpson is considering breast reduction surgery before her wedding

Sarah Jessica Parker wants family 'adventure'

Sarah Jessica Parker wants to travel the world with her family.

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Licence to offend in the land of the free

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