Amazon and Apple Get Ready to Rumble

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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • (NAS: AMZN) unveiled not only its much-anticipated Kindle Fire tablet but also two new versions of the Kindle e-reader. With a price tag of only $199, the Fire is expected to be the first legitimate threat to the iPad's dominance in the tablet market.

  • How will Apple (NAS: AAPL) react to Amazon's latest product? Is a price cut for the iPad inevitable? Or will the Apple brand continue to be one consumers are willing to pay up for?

  • Somewhat lost in the new Amazon/Apple war is Barnes & Noble (NYS: BKS) . What does the future hold for the last dominant bricks-and-mortar bookstore chain? A decidedly dark future, say our analysts.

  • And what do PepsiCo's (NYS: PEP) Doritos and Yum! Brands (NYS: YUM) Taco Bell have in common? We dig into the Fool mailbag to discover a revelation from one of our listeners.

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