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April 24, 2015 4:33 AM Acer outs new Iconia tablets, Chromebook with 15.6-inch display

Taiwanese hardware giant Acer just launched a slew of new products from smartphones to tablets to gaming displays to notebooks running Windows and Chrome OS. This was only after the launch of the first Chrome-powered All-in-One computer a couple of weeks ago. In a special event held in New York City, the company showcased several devices that will probably 63

April 24, 2015 12:25 AM Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Doctor, engineer, and businessman. These were the top three career choices for the children of middle-class families in India when I was young. Doctors earned the most respect; engineers were second-best; business was something you got into if you didn't have the chops to complete a degree. I chose the engineering route, or the closest thing to it that I liked 11

April 23, 2015 11:55 PM Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts

Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back. Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location 24

April 23, 2015 11:22 PM Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss

Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices. Google's first-quarter earnings rose 4 percent from last year to $3.6 billion as the company's Internet-leading advertising network lifted revenue by 14 percent 78

April 23, 2015 11:13 PM After a year's honeymoon, Microsoft boss Nadella faces pressure to show results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new cloud computing segment. CEO Satya Nadella has been investing in new services and redesigning Microsoft's most popular 11

April 23, 2015 9:40 PM Microsoft makes Surface 3 even more affordable for schools

Microsoft is making a custom configuration of its new Surface 3 tablet for the education market. Unlike the $499 (£335, AU$645) consumer version, which starts with 64GB of solid state storage, education buyers will have access to a 32GB build of the Surface 3. Microsoft is only making this configuration available to educational institutions, meaning 26

April 23, 2015 9:38 PM Google's 1st-quarter earnings, revenue fall below analyst estimates, stock still rises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices. Google's first-quarter earnings rose 4 percent from last year to $3.6 billion as the company's Internet-leading advertising network 20

April 23, 2015 9:32 PM Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, but Is It Enough?

Microsoft is changing its business. The question has been whether it's changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in its relatively new cloud computing segment. CEO Satya Nadella has been investing in new services and redesigning Microsoft's most popular programs 17

April 23, 2015 8:49 PM Amazon's lifts curtain on secretive $5 billion cloud business

Amazon is back to its big spending, big revenue, money losing ways. The online retail giant reported a loss Thursday for the first three months of the year, after briefly jumping into the black during the holiday shopping season. Yet sales soared from year-ago results, trumping Wall Street's forecasts. None of that was particularly surprising. The big news was that for the first 74

April 23, 2015 8:48 PM Inside the New Apple Watch App Store

Apple opened its Apple Watch app store for business today, showing off the thousands of apps that have been developed for the company's first-ever wearable device. When displayed on the Apple Watch, the apps are represented by tiny circles and are clustered together, almost like a beehive, as user swipe and twist the digital crown to move through their 17