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Microsoft looks to 7-inch Windows tablets

Like Apple with its iPad Mini, Microsoft is setting the stage for the release of smaller Windows 8 tablets in the months ahead. This was revealed late last week on the back of another round of record-setting earnings, and follows earlier reports that Microsoft is moving in the direction of smaller devices.

Report: Android lags iOS in mobile ad spend, value

The value of ads running on Google's Android-enabled devices declined sharply quarter-over-quarter, while ads for Apple's iOS-enabled devices grew, according to a new report from MoPub. In fact, devices running iOS--including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch--control over 75 percent of ad spend share, the report said.

Apple abuses detailed in Pulitzer-Prize-winning NYT investigative series

In a series of articles that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting this week, the New York Times accused Apple of sidestepping billions of dollars in taxes and ignoring labor abuses and hazardous working conditions at its suppliers' factories.

Spotlight: Users like Flipboard magazines--they really, really like them

Just two weeks after launching Flipboard 2.0, Flipboard announced that users have created more than half a million custom magazines since the launch.

Tablet market is fragmenting, challenging IT departments, says Forrester analyst

The tablet market is fragmenting, making it more difficult for IT professionals to determine the appropriate composition of their hardware portfolios, observed J.P. Gownder, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research.

Flipboard 2.0 lets you create your own magazines

The Flipboard update lets you curate content and create your own personal magazines.

Spotlight: BookArc stand for iPad, iPad Mini

The BookArc for iPad is a tabletop stand designed exclusively for the iPad and iPad mini.

Report: FAA may loosen restrictions on passenger access to iPads, Kindles

The Federal Aviation Administration may relax rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing, The New York Times reports.

PayPal acquires mobile app maker Duff Research, expands Here app to iPad

PayPal is acquiring mobile software development startup Duff Research, a move to accelerate the rollout of its digital wallet efforts. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Android tablets to overtake iPad market share this year, IDC forecasts

Apple's iPad will lose its stranglehold on the worldwide tablet market this year, overcome by a wave of smaller, lower-priced devices powered by Google's Android, research firm IDC forecasts.