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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Oct 22, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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If you're looking for the holiday gift of 2013, no, it still isn't fruit cake. It's tablets. Gartner projects tablet sales will rise 53 percent this year, while PC sales will drop 11 percent. Today, Nokia, Microsoft, and Apple are all releasing new tablets -- and the stakes are high. What's one thing people seem to be doing more and more on their tablets and other devices? Hooking up. There's a new Pew report out on dating in the digital era and research suggests attitudes toward dating online are improving.

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Attitudes change toward online dating

Oct 22, 2013
More people than ever are using apps and sites to hookup.

White House orders 'tech surge' for dysfunctional HealthCare.gov

Oct 22, 2013
President Obama says the nation's top techies will work to fix the Obamacare website quickly, but do they have enough time?

New iPad: Not the only new tablet out there

Oct 22, 2013
With new tablets from Apple, Microsoft, and Nokia, the tablet wars are moving to a new battlefield.
Microsoft Product Advisor Daniela Belevanon (R) points out the functions on a Windows Surface tablet as she helps Marta Aranda shop for a tablet loaded with the Windows 8.1 operating system at a Microsoft store in the Dadeland Mall October 17, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
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Silicon Valley loves Washington gridlock

Oct 22, 2013
Does Silicon Valley have, in the words of a New York Magazine writer, a "dysfunction fetish"?

If you’re looking for the holiday gift of 2013, no, it still isn’t fruit cake. It’s tablets. Gartner projects tablet sales will rise 53 percent this year, while PC sales will drop 11 percent. Today, Nokia, Microsoft, and Apple are all releasing new tablets — and the stakes are high. What’s one thing people seem to be doing more and more on their tablets and other devices? Hooking up. There’s a new Pew report out on dating in the digital era and research suggests attitudes toward dating online are improving.

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