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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.
In producing its own tablet computer called Surface, Microsoft Corp. is entering a market dominated by Apple Inc. Six out of every 10 tablets shipped are iPads, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle was so pleased with its latest quarter that it apparently couldn't wait to share the news.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's stock has had its third consecutive day of gains.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songza, a new online radio service, leapfrogged Pandora as the most popular free music app for Apple devices last week. But it immediately faces a struggle to survive in a business saddled with high royalty rates for artists.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is turning to a former colleague of its interim CEO to oversee the troubled Internet company's efforts to sell more online advertising.