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Hands-on with Acer's 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, Iconia W3

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After months on the market, Windows 8 tablets have yet to rack up the sales Microsoft and PC vendors were originally hoping for. But on Monday Taiwanese PC maker Acer showed off what could be the first of many Windows 8 tablets to come in smaller screen sizes, following...
Hands-on with Acer's 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, Iconia W3

Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business

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When Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet earlier this year, it looked impressive, but left us with few details. This week, Microsoft invited a select group of tech writers for a closer look behind the curtain, and began taking pre-orders for the device that will be available as of October...
Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business

Marketing Biz: Get Big (Data) Or Go Home & This Isn't Your Dad's #Twitter

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This week in marketing was dominated by the march of big data companies and the successful changes taking place at Twitter. #crushingit This is … Marketing Biz. Outbrain Expects 25% Revenue Hit As It Cuts Off Spammy Content Marketers Outbrain won’t name specific sites that were kicked... Please visit Marketing...
Marketing Biz: Get Big (Data) Or Go Home & This Isn't Your Dad's #Twitter

Do You Really Want to Subscribe to Microsoft Office? Yes, You Might

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For the first time this fall, consumers will have the choice between subscribing to Microsoft Office as a service - Office 365 - or buying a traditional license for the productivity software. The decision isn't simple: you'll pay less upfront for a subscription, but you may be allowing Microsoft's hand...
Do You Really Want to Subscribe to Microsoft Office? Yes, You Might

Facebook Gifts now available to everyone in the US with new wine and charity options

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Facebook announced today that its Facebook Gifts service is now available to everyone in the US, and that as part of its public rollout, the company has now enabled users to make charitable contributions to a number of non-profit partners. Starting today, users can donate to the Robin Hood Foundation’s...
Facebook Gifts now available to everyone in the US with new wine and charity options
Facebook recruits retail partners for big Gifts holiday push
T-Mobile offers its customers free season-long streaming access to MLB.com

ASUS VivoTab RT tablet arrives October 26th, starting at $599 for the 32GB model; keyboard dock included

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In case you haven't heard, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of Windows devices are going on sale this week. Today it's ASUS' turn to give its lineup a formal coming-out party: the company is hosting a press event here in New York City, where it...
ASUS VivoTab RT tablet arrives October 26th, starting at $599 for the 32GB model; keyboard dock included

Conduit QuickLaunch Livens Up Android Lock Screens

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For those news junkies who never want to miss a thing ... For those whose lock screen on their smart phone is just a little too boring: Conduit has released a new software that allows one of content manager Sulia's channels to appear on the user's lock screen. The...
Conduit QuickLaunch Livens Up Android Lock Screens

Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

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Microsoft changed up its Office product in January by offering the productivity suite as a subscription for home users for the first time — pay a recurring annual fee of $99.99/year rather than a one-time license. So how’s it going? The company just announced that Office 365 Home Premium has surpassed 1 million...
Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

Will Microsoft Close Office 365's 'Household' Discount Loophole?

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Office 365, already priced as a cheaper, subscription alternative to Microsoft's retail Office packages, may offer families and friends additional discounts, provided that Microsoft doesn't close a key loophole. What Makes A Household? At this point, Microsoft's Office 365 package charges one fee per household, but it's not exactly clear...
Will Microsoft Close Office 365's 'Household' Discount Loophole?

Boot up: Nokia's challenge (again), Apple buys Colorful people, Outlook gets IMAP and more

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Plus witches in Africa, the Windows 8 fingertraps, Amazon's sneaky pricing, the unbalanced supply chain and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamPlunging sales for Lumia Windows Phones means Windows Phone 8 will be make or break for Nokia >>...
Boot up: Nokia's challenge (again), Apple buys Colorful people, Outlook gets IMAP and more

For Better Ad Targeting, Flurry Personas Reveal Mobile App Users' Interests

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App measurement and ad company Flurry is today releasing a new product which will allow developers to better identify and track various audience types using their apps, while also allowing advertisers to target those audience segments by interest. The product, called “Personas” (yes, like those long-ago Firefox themes), splits app...
For Better Ad Targeting, Flurry Personas Reveal Mobile App Users' Interests

9 Trends That Are Transforming The Retail World

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Retail is going through a period of flux. From big box stores to specialty shops to online vendors, everyone's trying to figure out how to survive. It has become all about the ability to adapt as technology transforms the retail landscape. "As a shopper, your basic needs don't change," says...
9 Trends That Are Transforming The Retail World

Microsoft's Newest Version Of Office Arrives (MSFT)

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The Windows 8 version of Office is officially here. It comes in two flavors: a cloud version that is delivered over the Internet, Office 365, and traditional software that runs on your PC, known as Office 15. Both of these come in a few versions too. Office 365 University is...
Microsoft's Newest Version Of Office Arrives (MSFT)
Microsoft reportedly testing Outlook application for Windows RT

College meets crowdsourcing with Microsoft's "Fund a PC" ChipIn campaign

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Do you want a nifty new Windows PC to help you pound out homework, but can't afford the cost of a touchscreen device? Microsoft has the solution: Bug your friends and family! Microsoft's bizarre new ChipIn service is designed to help you "crowdsource your new Windows PC for college."...
College meets crowdsourcing with Microsoft's "Fund a PC" ChipIn campaign

Here are the specs of Microsoft’s Surface tablets

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Today at Microsoft’s mysterious event in LA, the company has announced it’s own tablet: Microsoft Surface, which is a decently slick looking tablet that touts a kickstand and an admittedly cool keyboard cover. This is a tablet with the use-case of a laptop. Here are the specs that Microsoft has...
Here are the specs of Microsoft’s Surface tablets

Office 2011 for Mac: same product, now $20 more

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If you've been shopping for a copy of Office for Mac lately, you'll be paying higher prices than you would have just a few months ago. On Monday, Mac users began realizing Microsoft's quiet price hike thanks to an investigation by Computerworld—Office for Mac Home & Student went from...
Office 2011 for Mac: same product, now $20 more

HP Envy 17 3D Laptop, $1239

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Use a coupon code at HP's Home & Home Office site and pay only $1239 for a 17-inch Envy 17 3D laptop....
HP Envy 17 3D Laptop, $1239

Microsoft's moves foreshadow price hike for Mac Office

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Microsoft has announced price increases for its Windows Office suite of as much as 17%, but its plans for Office on the Macremain a mystery. The company declined to answer questions about Office for Mac 2011's future pricing and which versions the company will continue to sell. Although Microsoft...
Microsoft's moves foreshadow price hike for Mac Office

Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing

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Microsoft unveiled Office 2013 and the new Office 365 a couple months ago and launched a public beta to give everyone an opportunity to test it out. There were still two big question marks, though: "When will it be available?" and "How much will it cost?" Now we know...
Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing
T-Mobile offers its customers free season-long streaming access to MLB.com
Windows RT 8.1 update to include Outlook 2013 RT desktop mail client

Intuit previews Mint Home & Business,TurboTax CPA Select

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Intuit this week previewed a new version of Mint--its web-based personal finance manager--one designed for small-business owners who want help untangling personal and business finances. The new Mint Home & Business (like Mint) will download online banking transactions and provide tools to automate categorization of expenses and income, and...
Intuit previews Mint Home & Business,TurboTax CPA Select

Quicken 2013 Adds Support for Free Android, iOS Apps

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Quicken 2013 shows you how close you are to realizing financial goals. The 2013 editions of Intuit's venerable Quicken personal finance software are out, but they're not incredibly different from the 2012 versions--with one notable exception: They can sync automatically with Android and iOS mobile apps, the first Intuit...
Quicken 2013 Adds Support for Free Android, iOS Apps

10 Apps That Will Save You From Paying Out The Nose For Expensive Software

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Software can be expensive. Many of the most popular applications can sometimes come with a high price tag.  Luckily, there are a lot of free and cheap alternatives to those premium apps. And they do the job just as well. We picked out our favorite apps that you can use...
10 Apps That Will Save You From Paying Out The Nose For Expensive Software
Microsoft reveals Office 2013 pricing starting at $100

Tiny Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office 2013 baked-in

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Windows tablets are about to get a whole lot more Office-y. Mere moments after announcing that Windows RT tablets are receiving a version of Outlook 2013 with the Windows 8.1 update, Windows CFO Tami Reller also said that all small-screen Windows 8 tablets will ship with a free copy...
Tiny Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office 2013 baked-in

Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users

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Microsoft is hoping to build momentum behind its Surface Pro tablet in China by launching a special edition including Office Home & Student 2013--but with Windows 8 Standard, rather than Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft's Surface Pro 128 GB version goes on sale in the country this Tuesday. But along...
Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users
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