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  • Microsoft is doubling down on its bet with its own tablet called the Surface, available only through its own stores and website, which will challenge Apple's iPad head on.

  • Microsoft Officially Unveils Windows 8

    Microsoft showed off its upgraded operating system, Windows 8, at an event in New York on Thursday.

  • Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's Surface tablet computer.

    Microsoft's new Surface tablet trumps its competition because it is the only tablet that can be used for both work and entertainment, said Steven Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO.

  • Frankenfield: Windows 8 Will Be a Hit With Consumers

    Here's what makes Microsoft's Windows 8 so important: It might be the PC's best chance to maintain its dominance in computing.

  • TOKYO, Oct 25- Japan's Nikkei share average was seen moving sideways on Thursday with investors weighing up profit forecast cuts from Nintendo Co Ltd and others as earnings season gets under way, although expectations of further monetary easing by the Bank of Japan should provide support.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 24- Firm sales numbers for Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 and its new Surface tablet will not be available for three months, but it may be clear long before then if it has a hit on its hands.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of smartphones, infringed Apple patents to make its smartphones and tablets, a U.S. trade panel judge said in a preliminary decision issued on W edn esday. The full International Trade Commission will decide in February whether to uphold or reject the judge's decision.

  • *Several brokerages raise price targets on Facebook shares. Oct 24- Facebook Inc's shares headed towards their biggest one-day jump on Wednesday after the company reported a surprising rise in mobile advertising, easing concerns it was having trouble capitalizing on soaring use of smartphones and tablets.

  • BACKPACK CAM: Google brought its all-seeing eyes to the Grand Canyon's Bright Angel Trail, a nearly 10- mile hike to the Colorado River. OFF-ROAD: Google has mapped more than 3,000 cities in 43 countries.

  • BERLIN-- German automaker Daimler AG lowered its full-year earnings target Wednesday after its third quarter net profit declined 11 percent to 1.20 billion from 1.36 billion a year ago.

  • Talking Numbers: Mobile Ad Wars Heat Up

    Shares of Facebook are having their best day ever, with Lou Kerner, Social Internet Fund, and Mark Newton, Greywolf Execution Partners.

  • *Barclays cuts target to $800 from $810. Oct 24- Apple Inc's ``iPad mini'' will attract new customers but the higher-than-expected price is unlikely to make it a threat to low-cost tablets such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle, analysts said, in a muted reaction to the new tablet.

  • Oct 24- Tech bloggers and other reviewers praised Microsoft Corp's new Surface RT tablet for beautiful design but said a shortage of applications and a slow operating system meant the result was heartbreak for users.

  • Facebook shares stand to gain as Apple and Google stocks appear to stall, Stifel Nicolaus Managing Director Jordan Rohan said Wednesday on CNBC.

  • Trading in Your iPad to Trade Up

    Israel Ganot, Gazelle CEO, discusses how his company is capitalizing on Apple's new product launch, and explains how the "re-commerce" market works.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- In 20 years in China, Microsoft Corp hasn't had much luck. ``The fact that there is no delay and they are treating China as one of their primary markets reflects how important China is to Microsoft and I think that's evident in how they plan to launch Surface,'' said Adam Leach, a London- based analyst with technology consulting firm Ovum.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Facebook Inc grew mobile advertising revenue several times in the third quarter, a faster-than-expected pace that helped drive shares in the world's No. 1 social network nearly 13 percent higher.

  • *iPad mini is Apple's first foray into small tablets. SAN JOSE, Oct 23- Apple Inc will begin to sell an 8- inch version of the iPad on Friday to compete with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and other smaller tablets, but it set a higher-than-expected price tag of $329 that Wall Street fears could curb demand.

  • *Amazon, Google helped force its hand-analysts. SAN JOSE, Oct 23- Apple Inc will begin to sell an 8- inch version of the iPad on Friday to compete with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and other smaller tablets, but it set a higher-than-expected price tag of $329 that Wall Street fears could curb demand.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Facebook Inc grew mobile advertising revenue several times in the third quarter, a faster-than-expected pace that helped drive shares in the world's No. 1 social network nearly 13 percent higher.