Windows 8 Embarks on Perilous Journey

Some 1,000 people gathered in New York City to see the long-ballyhooed Windows 8 unveiling on Thursday, and countless others watched a live stream from the Microsoft website. “Windows 8 shatters perceptions of what a PC really is,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the audience. “We’ve truly reimagined Windows.” The New York event was the […]

Latest Swing State Polls

Here are the latest polls from the battleground: Florida: Romney 50%, Obama 49% (Gravis) Iowa:: Obama 49%, Romney 47% (Public Policy Polling) Michigan: Obama 47%, Romney 47% (Foster McCollum) Virginia: Obama 51%, Romney 46% (Public Policy Polling) Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling) Read more from the original source…

Romney tries to seize the mantle of ‘big change’

CINCINNATI — Taking a page from President Obama’s campaign four years ago, Mitt Romney adopted a new refrain Wednesday, telling voters he was the candidate of “big change” and casting his rival as the candidate of the “status quo.” Read more from the original source…

Obama’s stump strategy: Win one for the quipper

DAVENPORT, Iowa — President Obama took the stage here after the local congressman, who marveled at “one heckuva crowd” and ended many of his sentences with “folks.” Like a headliner showing a warm-up act how it’s done, Obama let it fly. Read more from the original source…

AT&T Slips in Subscriber Growth, Dials In on Current Customers

AT&T added fewer new subscribers than expected in its most recent quarter, blaming iPhone 5 supply constraints for the relatively flat growth. The company added 151,000 customers to long-term service contracts during the past quarter. Rival Verizon, the country’s largest wireless carrier, reported last week it signed on 1.5 million net new customers. Its subscription […]

Reid’s Machine Seeks to Push Obama to Victory

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is ready to test his political strength in Nevada, the New York Times reports. “Mr. Reid has spent the last 10 years building a political machine that helped Mr. Obama win Nevada in 2008 and carried Mr. Reid to a re-election victory two years ago that stunned many pollsters. […]

Judge Says Candidate Can’t Spend Disputed Donation

A state district judge temporarily ordered Montana gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill (R) to stop spending a disputed $500,000 donation and cancel all pending ads bought with this money, the Montana Standard reports. Steve Bullock (D) says the $500,000 donation received by Hill’s campaign illegally exceeds the $22,600 maximum aggregate limit that a political party can […]

It’s a Mobile, Cloudy, Appy, Thingy World

It is that time of year again — namely, prediction-making season. Gartner is the first out of the gate with its top 10 strategic tech trends for 2013 and a few years beyond. Among its forecasts: dominance of mobile devices; shift to HTML5; growth of the personal cloud; growth of private enterprise app stores; and […]

Stewart and Colbert on Trump

As you might expect, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had a few things to say about Donald Trump’s “very big” announcement yesterday. Read more from the original source…

You Never Know What’ll Pop Up Next: The Newest Pop-Up Businesses

Nowadays, the pop-up business concept goes way beyond the temporary Halloween store that features costumes and novelties—and that is gone before kids finish their trick-or-treat candy. In order to take advantage of larger-than-usual shopping crowds, pop-up stores hit their peak during the holiday season, which is somehow already upon us. Here are some of the […]

Chinese Company Rips Off iPad Mini and Its Tagline

Goophone, a Chinese company best known for cloning Apple products, reportedly will release its iPad mini doppelganger in November. The “GooPad mini,” which already appears on posters, will sell for $99, while Apple’s iPad mini will cost $329 but won’t be sold right away in China. Goophone has even taken the liberty of ripping off […]