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Less Than a Month After Launch, Windows 8 Head Steve Sinofsky Departs Microsoft

Less Than a Month After Launch, Windows 8 Head Steve Sinofsky Departs Microsoft

Microsoft(REDMOND, Wash.) — Less than a month after Microsoft launched its Windows 8 operating system, Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division, is departing after 23 years with the company.“It is impossible to count …

Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Features and Apps Announced

Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Features and Apps Announced

Microsoft(SAN FRANCISCO) — Even as Hurricane Sandy pounded the Eastern Seaboard, drowning out a lot of other news, Microsoft took the stage Monday afternoon in San Francisco to show off its Windows Phone 8 operating system, which the company will rele…

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet ‘Confusing’ and ‘Compromised’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet ‘Confusing’ and ‘Compromised’

Joanna Stern/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Apple vs. Microsoft post-PC war is just getting started. Microsoft has argued why its new software and Surface tablet are better than the iPad, but Apple’s not staying quiet.“I haven’t played wit…

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft’s own Surface tablet and its magnetic Touch Cover. (Microsoft)(REDMOND, Wash.) — While companies from HP to Acer to Lenovo have announced information about their forthcoming Windows 8 tablets and computers, Microsoft itself has stayed relat…

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — While President Obama and Mitt Romney may be racing against each other on the campaign trail and fighting it out behind podiums this month, the tech giants are up to something very similar.This month, the major technology compani…

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft to Bring Enhanced Reading Experiences to Windows 8

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft to Bring Enhanced Reading Experiences to Windows 8

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday, Barnes & Noble announced two new, affordable tablets — the Nook HD and HD+. The tablets are based on Google’s Android operating system, but the company is also planning to be front…

ThinkPad Celebrates 20 Years, Announces Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

ThinkPad Celebrates 20 Years, Announces Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo(NEW YORK) — The year was 1992. Bill Clinton was elected president. Charles and Diana had separated. And the first ThinkPad laptop was released by IBM.Twenty years have passed now and a lot has changed. But in the world of technology, the ThinkP…

Windows 8 Released to Manufacturers, Available Oct. 26

Windows 8 Released to Manufacturers, Available Oct. 26

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — Continuing its series of summer announcements, Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that Windows 8 is ready to go — well, almost. It has released the final software code to its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), like Lenovo, Acer…

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Microsoft(TORONTO) — Windows 8 devices will hit store shelves “in late October,” Microsoft’s CFO of Windows and Windows Live, Tami Reller, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference today. Windows 8 software will be rel…

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Microsoft(TORONTO) — Windows 8 devices will hit store shelves “in late October,” Microsoft’s CFO of Windows and Windows Live, Tami Reller, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference today. Windows 8 software will be rel…

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet

Microsoft (LOS ANGELES) — After a long build up about Microsoft’s mystery announcement, CEO Steve Ballmer showed off the company’s new Windows 8 tablet, called “Microsoft Surface,” Monday night in Los Angeles. The Surface is just 9.3mm thick, has a sc…

Skype to Be Integrated Into Windows 8

Skype to Be Integrated Into Windows 8

Skype(RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.)  — A year ago Microsoft bought Skype, the video chat and calling software company, for $8.5 billion. But the first real integration between the companies looks like it will come with Windows 8.“We are goin…

Windows 8: Microsoft Makes Preview Available for Download

Windows 8: Microsoft Makes Preview Available for Download

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — Windows 8 — the new operating system Microsoft has designed for tablets and touch screens as well as laptops and desktop computers — is inching closer to reality with an improved preview version now available for download. Back…

Tim Cook on Windows 8: Converging a ‘Toaster and a Refrigerator’

Tim Cook on Windows 8: Converging a ‘Toaster and a Refrigerator’

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you had any concerns that Apple CEO Tim Cook might not be able to provide Steve Jobs-like one-liners on earnings calls, think again. Following the announcement of its blowout earnings, Tim Co…

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