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A pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a tablet (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system […]

10/16/2013

This screen grab made from Yahoo Inc.'s Tumblr page shows the company's new logo in a post published on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Yahoo Inc.)

Yahoo’s email becomes more like Gmail in redesign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo’s free email service is becoming a bit more like Google’s Gmail as part of its second makeover in less than a year. The similarities to Gmail probably aren’t coincidental. Yahoo […]

10/08/2013

Christian Wheel Let's Talk Tech 300

Let’s Talk Tech!

Hey it’s Christian Wheel, and coming up Saturday afternoon on LET’S TALK TECH, it’s a busy time of year for gadgets, as tech companies get their upcoming holiday offerings up for sale, so we’ve got […]

09/27/2013

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Microsoft unveils new Surface at NYC event

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Wash. company is trying to boost […]

09/23/2013

Forbes Billionaires List

Combined net worth of America’s richest rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Life is good for America’s super wealthy. Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and rankings didn’t change from […]

09/16/2013

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc

Yahoo’s stock tops $30 for 1st time in 5 ½ years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is getting closer to propelling its stock beyond the price that Microsoft offered to buy the Internet company in 2008, a feat that seemed unattainable until Yahoo hired Marissa Mayer […]

09/12/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It’s still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed […]

09/11/2013

Money-101-Sound-Bite

What Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia means to you

Microsoft buys Nokia. What does this mean for you? Money 101 host Bob McCormick spoke with Dave Johnson, a contributor on CBS MoneyWatch and the editorial director of eHow Tech. Plus, Bob and Dave discuss […]

09/04/2013

Standing together are from left to right, Nokia's new CEO Timo Ihamuotila, Chairman of the Board Risto Siilasmaa and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, during the press conference of the Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia in Espoo, Finland on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo / LEHTIKUVA, Markku Ulander)

Nokia stock surges on Microsoft takeover

HELSINKI (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to capture a […]

09/03/2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Microsoft buying Nokia’s devices and services unit

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business, and getting access to the company’s patents, for a total of 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in an effort to expand […]

09/02/2013

Christian Wheel Let's Talk Tech 300

Solve your computer problems with ‘Let’s Talk Tech’

Christian Wheel is the host of “Let’s Talk Tech,” Saturdays at 5pm on KFWB. Topics this week include: The IFA conference is kicking off in Berlin next week, which means we’re in store for new […]

08/31/2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world’s largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next year. Microsoft Corp. did not name a […]

08/23/2013

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