Amazon Tests Web Site Redesign

Amazon.com Inc. said it is testing a major redesign of its Web site, an overhaul that could refashion the way people shop on the world’s largest online retailer.

The new site appears to have been streamlined for use on a tablet computer, online-commerce experts say, indicating that the Seattle-based retailer is trying to improve the shopping experience on Apple Inc.’s iPad — or its own competing device. Amazon is expected to release a tablet in coming weeks, people familiar with the device have said.

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