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Well well, it looks like Microsoft's getting all its Windows 8 ducks in a row today. First, it sends out the invite for the Windows 8 launch event and a save the date for a Windows Phone 8 party, and now it looks like one of its Surface tablets has garnered FCC approval. Dubbed the Model 1516, the...

October 4th 2012 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. As Switched On discussed a few weeks ago, and as Microsoft noted in its recent 10-K filing, it is an unavoidable truth that the company getting into the hardware market will cause conflict with its partners. The exte...

August 12th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The Verge has a piece contrasting the Microsoft and Apple diverging views on what Apple calls the 'post-PC world'. The Microsoft view is there is no post-PC world, just what the company calls the 'PC+' world. Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner discussed this at the company's Worldwi...

July 12th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments