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Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product

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Jeff BezosPhotograph by Ted S. Warren/AP Photo

Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication, and he’s going to use his other company—Amazon.com—to help achieve that goal.

For the past few months, a group inside the Post has been working on a new application that will offer a curated selection of news and photographs from the daily newspaper in a magazine-style, tablet-friendly format. The application will come preinstalled on Amazon’s newly updated Kindle Fire tablet, expected to be launched later this fall with the larger 8.9-inch screen, according to people with knowledge of the Post’s plans.