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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft seems to have gotten the design and form factor right with its new Surface tablet computer. But the user interface, not so much. That's an odd conclusion to make about a device from a software company that usually lets others do the manufacturing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is letting app developers charge subscription fees, in addition to existing one-time payments, for games and other applications on its site.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world's population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet.
Microsoft Corp. has unveiled its Surface tablet computer as part of the software company's effort to compete with Apple Inc. and its popular iPad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S.
LONDON (AP) — Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Oracle rose 5 percent in premarket trading Tuesday after the software maker surprised investors with the early release of its fourth-quarter earnings report.
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope and disappointment many times.
MIAMI (AP) — Discussing education reform at Stanford University last year, the leader of one of the nation's largest teacher unions decided to turn the tables and ask a question of the audience.
On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the Surface, a tablet computer it believes will compete with Apple Inc.'s dominant iPad. There are two models of the Surface, one with an ARM processor featuring Windows RT, and another with an Intel processor featuring Windows 8 Pro. Two important things Microsoft didn't specify: How long the Surface's battery lasts on a single charge and the prices the tablets will carry when they hit stores this fall.