Microsoft is Going to Unveil Something Today, Rumor Says It’s a Tablet UPDATEUpdated text follows below. Word on the street is that Microsoft sent out some glib, cryptic invitations for a "major Microsoft announcement" going down in Los Angeles at 3:30 PM PDT (6:30 PM EDT) today. The exact location has only just been announced but the nature of the announcement has yet to be revealed. However, a number of news outlets are putting their money on some kind of tablet device.Read on...
Barnes & Noble Forms New eBook Subsidiary With $300 Million From Microsoft
While the rise of eBooks has been centered around Amazon's Kindle devices and the Apple iPad, the NOOK from the last big-box book seller Barnes & Noble has remained a noble, if distant, competitor. Now, B&N has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft, forming a subsidiary company comprised of its digital and college businesses combined with $300 million from the software giant.Read on...