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Expedia unit hits a milestone

Travel site Expedia's (EXPE) Hotels.com booking unit app has been downloaded more than 25 mil times, the company said. Hotels.com also launched a new app for Amazon.com (AMZN) Kindle Fire users as Expedia continues to make mobile apps a priority to compete with rivals Priceline (PCLN) and China's Ctrip.com Int'l (CTRP) . The new Kindle Fire app lets customers use the device for services such as booking hotel rooms, check reservations and reading reviews. Expedia shares rose 0.1% to 62.56.