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Mobile ads double, hit $3 billion in first half of 2013, IAB says

Revenue from mobile ads and searches more than doubled in the first half of 2013, reaching $3 billion, as advertisers began seeing value in offering ads over tablets and smartphones.

Wall Street

Wall Street Beat: Talk of U.S. budget compromise boosts tech stocks

With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.

Toshiba Encore tablet with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail (2)

Bay Trail tablets with Windows 8.1 will hit stores next week

The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell’s Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba’s Encore, and Asustek’s Transformer Book T100.

Best Buy will pay you $200 to $350 for your old Surface tablet

The catch? You'll be paid in store credit.

Twitter optimizes Android app for one tablet -- the Galaxy Note 10.1

A partnership with Samsung resulted in Note-specific features like S-Pen doodles and multi-screen views in Twitter’s new Android app for tablets.

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Apple rules, Android drools for responsive tablet touchscreens

And Microsoft's Surface RT falls firmly in the middle.

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Google Play adds HBO’s Game of Thrones and 6 other shows

The creator and broadcaster of some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed television programs has finally released them to Google Play.

Office for iPad is coming, Ballmer says... after 'Metro' Office apps for Windows

Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.

Some Microsoft Surface 2 tablets sold out—barely

A pair of the high-end models of the Surface 2 Pro tablets appear to be delayed, a week after Microsoft warns buyers to pre-order.

Tablet buyers aren't ditching their laptops, studies show

A new survey shows that only 8.7 percent of tablet buyers want to use the tablet as a replacement for their laptops.

What's behind the iPad hack at Los Angeles high schools?

When 340 high school students figured out how to remove mobile device management software from their iPads, they did more than gain access to social networks and banned websites. They exposed what can go wrong with Apple's approach to supporting companies and schools looking to deploy and manage thousands of iPads.