NEW YORK— Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. As sales of smartphones and tablets grow rapidly, Microsoft reshaped Windows so that PCs came to look, work and feel more like mobile devices. Microsoft responded a year later with Windows 8.1.» Read More
CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on Chinese ADR, Longtop Financial which stopped trading today, and Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird with a preview of Dell's earnings.
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Intel chips will be in tablet computers and smartphones later this year, CEO Paul Otellini told CNBC Wednesday.
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