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Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding

Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history.<p>Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system is accelerating the collapse, says IDC. The new tile-interface is …

Apple removes Bang With Friends from App Store

No more knocking boots with your Facebook friends, iPhone users. Apple has removed the salaciously titled Bang With Friends iPhone application from its App Store.<p>Bang With Friends, which was going by "BWF Official" on Apple's App Store, arrived on mobile devices last week. The hookup service, first …

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Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as It Plans First Season of Web Series

Just like a regular TV network, Amazon ordered up a bunch of pilot shows this year, and will end up making a series out of some of them.<p>Unlike a TV …

MacBook Air supplies dwindle ahead of WWDC, Intel CPU refresh

Waiting for next-generation Air? The stars may be aligning in your favor.<p>Apple hasn't announced a significant update to any of its hardware since …

Ready for Windows 8? We're just starting on Win 7, says Dell

Maybe everyone's focused on the wrong Microsoft operating system.<p>Dell said during its earnings conference call on Thursday that "commercial" customers, meaning corporate customers, are just now transitioning to Windows 7.<p>"I think you continue to see Win 7 on the commercial side of the business. …

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Google's top product of I/O 2013: You

As I sat through the last half hour of a nearly 4-hour keynote, sweat pouring through my shirt, my attention waned. Most people's did. Where were the gadgets? Last year, Google seemed like the hottest (or, most conversation-starting) hardware company around. This year, the only hardware mentioned …

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New networking features make hybrid clouds possible on Google Compute Engine

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>Toward the tail end of Google I/O on Friday, Sunil James, a Google product manager (on left in picture), …

HTC Pledges To Pump Up ‘One’ Production While Samsung’s New Flagship Ships Like Crazy

Oh HTC. You’ve produced one of the finest Android smartphones ever (seriously, just look at all these reviews), but you’ve faced more than your share of challenges when it came to actually pumping your top-tier One smartphone. As it happens, that may all soon change.<p>FocusTaiwan reported earlier …

Sony PlayStation 4 Riding Wave Of Twice The Social Media Buzz Of New Microsoft Xbox

Sony was smart to get the head start on Microsoft in a next gen console battle that figures to be a two-company race, as Nintendostruggles to build momentum for Wii U. According to Jen Handley, COO and co-creator of Fizziology, PlayStation is currently seeing almost twice as much social chatter as …

App.net Hits 100,000 Registered Users, 9 Months After Launch

App.net, the Twitter-style platform launched with great ideological pomp last August following a successful crowdfunding campaign, has hit 100,000 registered users today.<p>Founder Dalton Caldwell has confirmed the milestone with us, and coincidentally, it looks like a giveaway of 500 accounts via The …