Microsoft slashes tablet price
IOL Business/ Bloomberg - Jul 17th, 08:54
Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablet by as much as 30 percent as the device struggles to lure customers.
The least-expensive Surface RT model in the US will cost $349 (about R3 500) without the cover that doubles as a keyboard, down from $499, according to Microsoft’s website.
The same device with a keyboard included will sell for $449, down from $599.
The Surface has largely been shunned since its debut in October last year, selling just 900 000 units in each of its first two quarters on the market, according to researcher IDC. – Bloomberg © Independent On-line 2013. All rights reserved
Asian shares rise after Wall St rally
23/10/2013 - 09:52
Hong Kong - Asian markets mostly rose on Monday, with sentiment buoyed by last week's deal in Washington to avert a default as well as a record close on Wall Street.
US debt hits record $17 trillion
22/10/2013 - 09:28
Washington - The US debt jumped above $17 trillion for the first time in history, the Treasury Department has said.
Dollar General tests fuel stations, United States
21/10/2013 - 11:29
Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Dollar General is opening its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project. The new fuel pumps are located at the Dollar General Market in Hanceville, Ala.
World markets react to US debt deal
18/10/2013 - 08:41
Johannesburg - Markets across the world on Thursday gave a lukewarm reaction towards the US debt deal, due to fears that the scenario will repeat itself early next year.
Walmart accelerating U.S. small store growth; upping tech investments
17/10/2013 - 11:18
Bentonville, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores detailed a number of moves, including opening smaller stores in the United States, cutting back on overseas growth and increasing its investments in technology and e-commerce, on the occasion of the company’s 20th annual investor meeting.