Tablets to Surpass Notebook Growth in 2016

The demand for tablet computers such as the iPad is growing so quickly that shipments of them are projected to surpass notebook shipments by 2016. According to market research firm NPD DisplaySearch, the mobile PC category is poised to soar from 347 million units in Read More …

Microsoft: Yes, We’re Bringing Back the Start Menu

Image: Mashable, Pete Pachal In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said it would bring back the Start Menu to the Windows desktop. It’s not a part of the coming Windows 8.1 Update, but will come in a future upgrade. Microsoft’s Terry Myerson showed off the new Read More …

Microsoft Cuts Surface RT Price to $349

Microsoft has reduced the price of its Surface RT tablet by $150. Originally priced at $499, the 32GB Surface RT now costs $349, while the price of the 64GB model is reduced from $649 to $499. The price cut signals that Microsoft is probably sitting Read More …

Facebook’s "Move Fast, Break Things" Era Is Over

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now preaching stability for Facebook’s platform, as the massive land grab for developers accelerates. View this image › BuzzFeed/Matthew Lynley In its earliest days, Facebook was able to outmaneuver larger companies like MySpace or Google by pushing updates quickly and tolerating Read More …

Microsoft Sued for Misrepresenting Surface Storage Space

It looks like at least one Microsoft customer isn’t too happy with his new Surface tablet. Andrew Sokolowski, a lawyer based in Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit against Microsoft on Tuesday for allegedly misleading consumers about the amount of storage space on the Surface tablet Read More …

Microsoft Sends Rep Out to Personally Dis the iPhone, Android

It’s the classic source of angst for a marketer: If only people could actually see how good this product is, then they’d understand. For Microsoft, it must be especially frustrating. The company feels there are features to Windows Phone 8 that are so good that Read More …

Microsoft Admits to Killing the Surface Mini

Microsoft’s Surface 2 unveiling on Sept. 23, 2013, was the first event where the Surface Mini was expected. Microsoft instead killed the product months later.Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani Microsoft has confirmed it cancelled plans to release a Surface Mini tablet in the spring. During Tuesday’s Read More …

Can Microsoft Ride Surface 2 to the Top?

You have to give Microsoft and, in particular, Microsoft Corporate VP Panos Panay credit. The Surface 2 launch event was so spirited, passionate and, despite massive connectivity issues for all us live bloggers, well-executed that one could almost forget the myriad issues Microsoft faces as Read More …

Windows Sales Down 21% Since Windows 8 Launch

Windows 8 may not be having the effect on sales that Microsoft had hoped. Sales are actually down 21% since the launch on Oct. 26, according to one researcher. The NPD Group reports that sales of Windows devices fell during the four-week period after the Read More …

Microsoft aQuantive Buy Leads to Profit-Sucking $6.2 Billion Write-Down

Microsoft is paying dearly for its 2007 aQuantive acquisition, taking a $6.2 billion write-down on the purchase that will likely erase its fourth-quarter profit. The company announced the move on Monday, right before the July 4 holiday in the U.S., reasoning that “the acquisition did Read More …