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Windows 7 debut a hit: NPD

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft’s new-generation Windows 7 operating system hit the ground running, with US sales in its opening days blasting past those of its Vista predecessor, according to NPD Group.

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Japan’s NEC offers eyewear translator

TOKYO – Most eyewear improves vision or cuts through solar glare, but a new gadget from Japan may soon sharpen linguistic skills and cut down language barriers instead, inventors said Thursday.

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Droid is a serious smart phone

Since its debut in 2007, millions of people have gravitated toward Apple’s iPhone, wooed by its sleek hardware, simple user interface and abundance of applications.

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Google wants businesses to ride Wave

SAN FRANCISCO - Google on Wednesday pitched its fledgling Wave communications platform as a way for businesses to turn routine email into collaborative exchanges that ramp up productivity.

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PayPal courts outside developers

PayPal has opened its software platform to outside developers in a move designed to unleash a flood of creative uses for the online financial transaction service.

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Moving from XP to Windows 7

If you’re thinking about upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows XP, you’re not alone. Legions of individuals and businesses either skipped the Windows Vista upgrade or, once they had tried it, decided to revert back to XP.

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