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31st of Jan, 2013 by Admin
Microsoft sold 900K Surface RT tablets amid muted demand
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Computerworld Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

Microsoft sold 900K Surface RT tablets in face of muted demand

Microsoft shipped an estimated 900, 000 Surface RT tablets last quarter, barely
missing the top five device makers, but illustrating that demand was "muted at
best, " IDC said today.

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departments across the country, have seized more than 300 websites and $13.6
million worth of counterfeit National Football League sportswear and tickets
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New York Times computer network breached by Chinese hackers, paper says

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passwords that allowed them to gain access to computers and email accounts for a
period of four months, the newspaper reported late Wednesday.

Nokia location technology will guide Toyota drivers

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navigation and infotainment systems.

SAP to buy Ticket-Web, a CRM tool for promoters of sports and entertainment events

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German specialist in online ticketing for sports and entertainment venues.

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yet, the reason for the high return rates spell trouble not only for Windows RT,
but for Windows 8 itself.

Jonny Evans: Can BlackBerry beat Apple in the LTE services war?

BlackBerry has a chance, but taking it requires the firm use all its
skills to ensure it can become synonymous with the network: in doing so it faces
stiff competition from Apple and its software focus, and Google’s
forest of imitative device manufacturers.

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BlackBerry's Z10 and Q10 smartphones have inspired some pretty amazing



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