Computer hardware
  • In this June 18, 2012 photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer comments on Microsoft Xbox before unveiling its new Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad at Hollywood's Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

    The game console is a key element of Microsoft's competition in the consumer electronics market.

    LAST UPDATE : May 20, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT
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  • Apple Inc and Foxconn have improved work and safety conditions at the Chinese factories that make most of the world's iPads and iPhones, but the auditors they enlisted to monitor the process warned that the toughest tasks lay ahead.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT
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