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Microsoft, An Empire Under Siege, Makes Its Next Moves

This week, Microsoft will roll out the largest upgrade of its Windows software in more than a decade. And for the first time, it's marketing a tablet, called Surface. Microsoft still commands a formidable computing empire, but it's an empire under siege.

America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year. That's compared with 7 in 10 among adults in general.

The Afterlife Of A TV Episode: It's Complicated

These days, there are many ways to catch a TV show, even if it's no longer on the air. Often, the trick is finding out which service — Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. — has the episodes you want to watch. And if the show is in reruns, it can get complicated.

How Much Is A 'Like' On Facebook Worth For A Company's Share Price?

Companies that provide financial data are increasingly interested in our "likes" and tweets. A Ph.D. student recently studied how positive social media mentions are linked to stock market performance, and came up with some interesting results.

Tech Week Ahead: Apple To Unveil iPad Mini

Apple is holding one of its attention-getting launch events on Tuesday, and many believe they will unveil a new, smaller version of their best-selling iPad. All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to NPR's Laura Sydell about the launch of what's being dubbed the iPad mini.