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"Why are we arguing? Of course we're in a post-PC world."
- Ex Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie (CNET)
* Apple (AAPL) unveiled the latest iPad, simply called the "iPad." (No number in the name this time.) The newest tablet packs a sharp 2,048 by 1,536 resolution Retina Display with better color saturation, a new dual-core A5X processor with quad-core graphics, a 5-megapixel iSight camera, and support for 4G LTE on AT&T and Verizon, enabling much faster download speeds. Also announced: a slightly updated Apple TV with the ability to stream movies in 1080p.
* According to The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department reportedly plans to sue Apple and five U.S. publishers for allegedly trying to raise the prices of e-books. In doing so, it's believed such actions violate federal antitrust laws. (The Wall Street Journal)
* SXSW is fast approaching. As it goes every year for the tech-focused Interactive portion, one app usually emerges to rule them all. This year's potential breakout star may be one centered around event networking like Highlight or Sonar. Both bubble up nearby people you've never met before based on common interests and connections. (BetaKit)
* How Microsoft's Kinect for Windows ($250) can benefit businesses, too. (CNNMoney)
* Facebook increased its line of credit and is borrowing $3 billion for costs associated with "the vesting of employee stock." (The New York Times)
* Twitter revenue chief Adam Bain on the information network's American Express partnership and overall marketing potential. (Fast Company)
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As a giant of technology departs, it's time to start asking, what's next for Steve Ballmer's Microsoft?
When Microsoft (MSFT) announced Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie would be moving on, some viewed it as another blow to a company with a bit of a vision problem. Ozzie was only the second person to be the company's CSA -- the first being founder Bill Gates, who took the role upon retiring as MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 26, 2010 12:33 PM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Outgoing Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie, who joined the company in 2005 when his company Groove was acquired, sent out his farewell memo yesterday. "It's important that all of us do precisely what our competitors and MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 26, 2010 5:48 AM ET
In a California resort, Steve Jobs' and Steve Ballmer's starkly different visions of the future
"PCs are like trucks," Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs told Walt Mossberg Tuesday night at the Wall Street Journal's D8 conference. When America stopped being an agrarian society, people started buying cars. Devices like the iPhone and the iPad, in Jobs' analogy, are the cars of computing as society transitions into what he calls the "post MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 4, 2010 6:29 AM ET
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