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Amazon Said to Add Social Features for Tablet Digital Games

Amazon.com Inc. will make it easier for developers to add social features to games for the Kindle Fire tablet, a person with knowledge of the matter said, working to narrow Apple Inc.’s lead in the market for tablets.

The world’s largest online retailer plans to release tools for digital-game makers by the end of July, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. Developers will be able to add a broader range of features, including tracking high scores and monitoring awards won while playing games, the person said.