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october 26

What's missing in Windows 8 apps

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Come October 26, Microsoft will face two battles for Windows 8. Not only does it have to convince people that the OS is worth upgrading to, but it must land with competitive apps. Here's what they lack so far. [Read more]...
What's missing in Windows 8 apps

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturing, Opens Online Windows Store

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Microsoft said Wednesday that it has released Windows 8 to manufacturing, meaning that the world should get its first look at the final version of the company's next generation operating system in about two weeks, when developers will be able to download the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. Microsoft also...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturing, Opens Online Windows Store

HP beefs up Windows 8 gear with stylish laptops and business PCs

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Hewlett-Packard adds ultraportables, stylish notebooks, and two desktop PC to its Windows 8 lineup. The new gear, announced Wednesday, adds to HP's growing family of Windows 8 hardware first announced in August that included a tablet-laptop hybrid device. HP is tight lipped when it comes to specifics on its...
HP beefs up Windows 8 gear with stylish laptops and business PCs

Windows 8 is now due on Oct. 26

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Microsoft and partners will make Windows 8 available on new PCs and via various upgrade programs on October 26, officials are saying. [Read more]...
Windows 8 is now due on Oct. 26
Convertilaptopilets: Hands-on with Samsung's new Smart PC hybrids

Best business laptops for Windows 7

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Microsoft is aiming to make a splash on October 26 with the debut of Windows 8, but most businesses aren't leaping to upgrade right away. If you're planning to run Windows 7 for a while, but you still need to buy hardware today, one of these laptops could be...
Best business laptops for Windows 7

1B+ Indians gain access to iPhone 5 on Oct. 26

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RT @rajatagr: iPhone 5 India launch pegged for October 26!— Mahendra Palsule (@ScepticGeek) October 09, 2012 After rolling out the device to 22 more countries late last month, BGR.in reported today that multiple sources confirmed Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26: Multiple sources...
1B+ Indians gain access to iPhone 5 on Oct. 26
iPad minis with LTE start arriving on Black Friday (November 23rd) for standard, Nov. 21 for expedited

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited For Microsoft's Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft's first tablet, the Surface, this summer. It's expected to launch along with Windows 8, the next operating system for PCs, on October 26. Now the tech world is bubbling with all kinds of speculation and excitement at what the future might hold as Microsoft enters the...
7 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited For Microsoft's Surface Tablet (MSFT)

Microsoft's $499 version of Surface tablet faces three-week delay

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Less than a day after pre-orders began for Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT tablet, new orders for the $499 model of the device face a shipping delay of up to three weeks. The $499 Surface, with 32GB of storage, doesn't include Microsoft's Touch Cover, a touch-sensitive keyboard and trackpad...
Microsoft's $499 version of Surface tablet faces three-week delay

Microsoft opens Windows 8 Pro reservations in the US, as PC and tablet preorders begin

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch campaign has kicked into gear today after it announced that it has opened up upgrades to its Windows 8 Pro operating system, with preorders for a number of Windows 8 PCs and tablets also beginning today. The company says that from today, customers can reserve DVD...
Microsoft opens Windows 8 Pro reservations in the US, as PC and tablet preorders begin

UK court says Apple's cheeky Samsung apology is 'non-compliant', must be changed within 48 hours

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Forced to run an apology on its website and on major media publications stating Samsung did not infringe on its products last week, Apple has been given a slap on the wrist by the UK court of appeal after it adjudged its tersely worded statement to be “non-compliant,” telling the...
UK court says Apple's cheeky Samsung apology is 'non-compliant', must be changed within 48 hours

Here's How Microsoft's Surface Tablet Compares In Price To The Most Popular Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)

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Microsoft accidentally leaked pricing for its Surface tablet this morning. It'll start at $499, but you'll need to pay an extra $100 to get the entry-level tablet along with the special snap-on keyboard accessory. The Surface goes on sale October 26, making the tablet space is going to be extremely...
Here's How Microsoft's Surface Tablet Compares In Price To The Most Popular Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG, AMZN)
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299
Plenty of questions, few answers surface about early Windows 8 sales

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

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Microsoft revealed full details of its annual BUILD developer conference a couple of weeks back, with the 2012 event running from October 30 – November 2 at its campus in Redmond, Washington. If you’re keen to attend and can stomach the $1595 fee (rising to $2095 if you’re not an...
Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

TNW's Daily Dose - Microsoft Surface to hit the same day as Windows 8, HTC out of South Korea, and more

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Microsoft looks set to release its first Surface tablet on the same day as Windows 8, HTC withdraws from South Korea in the face of stiff competition, and MS X Mountain Lion is downloaded three million times in the first four days of availability. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose....
TNW's Daily Dose - Microsoft Surface to hit the same day as Windows 8, HTC out of South Korea, and more
MSN Gets Major Refresh With Windows 8

Good News For Microsoft: The Surface Is Already Showing Shipping Delays (MSFT)

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Here's a potentially good sign for sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet. On its website, Microsoft shows a 3-week shipping delay for people interested in buying the $499 32 GB Surface without the Touch Cover, which has the fancy keyboard. This suggests it saw a good number of pre-orders yesterday, and...
Good News For Microsoft: The Surface Is Already Showing Shipping Delays (MSFT)

Surface RT tablet sales 'modest,' says Microsoft CEO

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Despite Microsoft's big marketing push, sales of the Surface RT tablet have started "modestly," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says in a recent interview. The tablet is also drawing some gripes and less interest than Microsoft likely wants. Ballmer did not disclose any sales figures, but says he is optimistic...
Surface RT tablet sales 'modest,' says Microsoft CEO

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

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Disney announced today it will buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock. George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars franchise and CEO of Lucasfilm, owns 100% of the company.  Even better: A new Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will debut in 2015. Two more movies will launch...
Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

Microsoft looks to give Surface sales a pop with pop-up stores

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Microsoft is sparing no expense to hype its newest piece of hardware, the Surface RT tablet, which arrived on store shelves on October 26. The company is reportedly spending more than $1 billion on advertising the Surface and its new operating system, Windows 8. Michael HomnickThis pop-up store in...
Microsoft looks to give Surface sales a pop with pop-up stores

Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

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The release of Windows 8 on October 26 will come with a little bonus for those who have been waiting for accompanying hardware, according to the company’s SEC filing, the Surface tablet will go on sale the same day. In its annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

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If 2012 was the year Microsoft set the table for Windows 8, then 2013 is the year the company must prove that the new OS stands out in an increasingly mobile world. Unfortunately, sales of Windows 8 devices have not been impressive so far, according to the New York...
Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

Microsoft will let you reserve a Surface tablet, says report

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Microsoft's retail stores are reportedly doling out reservation passes for the new Surface RT tablets, so buyers can be assured of getting one on the October 26 launch date. [Read more]...
Microsoft will let you reserve a Surface tablet, says report

Can a touchscreen fix Windows 8 on the desktop?

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If you followed our coverage of the IFA trade show last week, you’ll know that the most intriguing Windows 8 and Windows RT hardware on display came with a common mantra: available October 26, pricing information to follow. While that was true of just about every one of the not-very-tablety...
Can a touchscreen fix Windows 8 on the desktop?

Here's Microsoft's First Commercial For Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Microsoft's first TV spot for Windows 8 started running this weekend. The new operating system, which features a brand new touch-friendly interface instead of the traditional Start menu, will launch on October 26.  We first spotted the ad on Neowin. Take a look: Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
Here's Microsoft's First Commercial For Windows 8 (MSFT)

Xbox Music to launch alongside Windows 8

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Microsoft's forthcoming music service, revealed earlier this year, will finally launch this month alongside Windows 8. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the software giant will be launching Xbox Music on October 26 across multiple platforms. The service will offer both subscription and streaming options in a...
Xbox Music to launch alongside Windows 8

FINALLY!

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The Facebook IPO is Kate & William's wedding for business nerds. The reason: years of intense anticipation. When Microsoft bought a tiny stake in Facebook at a $15 billion valuation way back in 2007, the industry assumed that would Facebook's last funding round and that the company would IPO in...
FINALLY!
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