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Exploring Office for tablets, Microsoft's massive missing piece

Halfway through the first quarter of 2014, Microsoft's 'touch first' version of Office is still nowhere to be found.

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Facebook wants to live in the moment with WhatsApp

Facebook sees opportunity in real-time conversations carried out using WhatsApp

Can 200 million licenses be wrong? Windows 8 hits major milestone

License sales lag behind Windows 7, but are ahead of Windows Vista.

Lenovo faces rare chance to succeed with PCs and phones

Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility to shield itself from patent lawsuits, according to analyst

With Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google is unloading a headache

Buying a handset maker caused tension with partners and never delivered profits, analysts say

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Why Google paid $3.2 billion for Nest's smart thermostats

The deal gives Google a stronger footing in the emerging world of the connected home

PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst