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CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets resting upright in front of the various commentators. What you may not have seen were the iPads, which the …

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NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’

Oftentimes, a brand can become so ubiquitous that people stop thinking of it as a brand of a specific product, and instead begin to associate the brand as inherent to said specific product. You probably do it all the time – sometimes without noticing. For instance, in the south, it’s common to call any soft drink a “Coke”. Not just …

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Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet on Tuesday. It’s actually a tablet and laptop in one with multiple processor, RAM and storage options. For those of you who like it thin, it’s 30% thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. It also happens to be the company’s biggest tablet to date. The Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch ClearType Full …

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Stephen Elop To Take Over Xbox Division At Microsoft

When rumors of Microsoft’s next CEO began to circulate, Stephen Elop was said to be on the shortlist of candidates. It was reported that his leadership would lead to Microsoft getting rid of numerous businesses that weren’t core to its enterprise strategy. One of those businesses was Xbox, and now he’s about to get a lot more intimate with the …

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Microsoft Celebrates Tech In Its Super Bowl Ad

Ever since Apple’s infamous 1984 Super Bowl ad, we’ve never really had a good tech-related ad during the game. Microsoft may have finally done it with its latest. On Sunday night, Microsoft aired a Super Bowl ad called “Empowering.” It stars former NFL player Steve Gleason who now suffers from ALS. Instead of letting it get him down, however, he …

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Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2’s CPU

Late last year, Microsoft revamped its Surface tablet line with the launch of the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The Surface 2 received the biggest changes, but the Surface Pro 2 also received a slight bump in specs. It seems that Microsoft isn’t done with the slight bumps yet, however, as it has stealthily upgraded the Surface Pro …

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Original Surface Pro Price Dropped To $699

Just this week, Microsoft launched the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in its attempt to revitalize its tablet brand. We won’t know just how well that effort worked out until next quarter, but it looks like Microsoft is trying to clear stock of last year’s models to make room for the new. If you were to check out the …

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Microsoft To Host Surface 2 Launch Parties Full Of Fun, Contests and Pitbull

Are you already sold on Microsoft’s updated Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets? Are you finding it hard to wait for the devices’ launch on October 21? Well, there’s no easy way to get one early, but Microsoft is making it easy for you to get one at midnight of the launch. Microsoft announced today that it will be …

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Microsoft Found Somebody To Buy The Surface 2

Last month, Microsoft revealed the next step in its plan to dethrone the iPad – the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Out of the two, the Surface 2 is the most interesting as Microsoft is distancing itself and the product from the ill-received Surface RT. Some analysts don’t think a rebranding is going to help much either. Despite all …

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Surface Pro 2 Tablet: Does Microsoft Get It?

The race is on in Technologyland, with the new realease of the Kindle Fire HDX, the iPad Mini 2, and the Microsoft Surface Pro during the fall. Who will take home the trophy for best tablet? Well, I wouldn’t bet on Microsoft yet. The Kindle Fire has a new Mayday button, which immediately connects you to live tech support via …

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Surface Team Is Working On Multiple Tablet Sizes

One of the most persistent rumors regarding Microsoft’s Surface tablets is that the company would be making a 7-incher. That turned out to not be the case when the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were revealed last week as both tablets feature 1080p 10.6-inch displays. Of course, the lack of a 7-inch tablet today doesn’t mean that we’ll never …

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Report: New Surface Tablets Won’t Help Microsoft

One week ago, Microsoft announced its updated Windows tablet lineup, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The announcement was greeted with little fanfare, but proved that Microsoft is pushing ahead with its tablet plans, despite the failure of the first generation of Surface tablets. The company took a $900 million inventory adjustment in its latest quarterly report due …

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