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PC Makers Hopeful on Windows 8 Changes – Wall Street Journal

With the PC industry in severe contraction, industry executives seem terribly relieved to have found some optimism to cling to. PC makers in Asia say there is hope yet for Windows 8, the new operating system that even Microsoft Corp. …

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B&N to add Google Play app store to its Nook HD – Wall Street Journal

Associated Press NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble is teaming up with Google to vastly increase the number of apps available on its Nook HD tablets. The bookstore chain says it will add Google’s Play app store to its 7-inch …

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Microsoft Profit Rises but Windows Is Flat – Wall Street Journal

By SHIRA OVIDE Microsoft Corp. is starting to show the ill effects from a sinking personal-computer market, but its businesses like videogames and server software are picking up some of the slack. The Redmond, Wash., software company on Thursday reported …

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Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Touch-Enabled Watch Device – Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI—Microsoft Corp. is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device, executives at suppliers said, potentially joining rivals like Apple Inc. in working on a new class of computing products. Earlier this year, Microsoft asked suppliers in Asia to ship …

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Foxconn Steps Up Hiring As Apple Readies Next iPhone – Wall Street Journal

By LORRAINE LUK TAIPEI—Foxconn Technology Group has resumed hiring assembly-line workers in China after a postholiday freeze, in the latest sign that major customer Apple Inc. is gearing up for production of the new iPhone. Foxconn is the trade name …

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HP, Microsoft Hit by PC Worries – Wall Street Journal

By IAN SHERR And SHIRA OVIDE The fallout from two research reports signaling the rapid deterioration of the personal-computer industry touched Hewlett Packard Co. and Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, as investors punished two of the companies with the most at …

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Apple May Lose iPhone Naming Rights in Brazil – Wall Street Journal

By MATTHEW COWLEY And LORETTA CHAO SÃO PAULO—Brazilian regulators on Wednesday rejected Apple Inc.’s request to register the iPhone name in that country, setting up a potentially costly legal dispute in one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets. The agency …

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iTunes Gets an Upgrade Without Missing a Beat – Wall Street Journal

The new iTunes 11 is the most radical change to Apple’s media management software since 2003. As Walt Mossberg tells us, the new interface is excellent as long as you are ok with reacquainting yourself to it and don’t miss …

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Is Apple’s Tablet Dominance Coming to an End? – Wall Street Journal (blog)

By Juro Osawa Is Apple ’s dominance in tablets coming to an end? The iPad has shaped and dominated the global market for tablet computers since the original model came out in 2010. But the market landscape may be starting …

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Samsung’s Big Screen Battle – Wall Street Journal

By AARON BACK It’s tough for a tech firm to impress the market these days. Shares in Samsung Electronics fell 2.7% in Seoul on Friday, despite blowout third-quarter earnings that saw net profit rise 91% from a year earlier. Investors …

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