Microsoft Surface Sales “Starting Modestly”, Says Ballmer; Won’t Give Exact Sales Figures
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has told a French newspaper that sales of Redmond's shiny new Windows 8 tablet PC, Surface, have gotten off to a modest start. Talking to French daily Le Parisien, published on Saturday, Ballmer is quoted as saying Surface sales "are starting modestly". Ballmer reportedly puts this down to the slate only being available to buy online and in a few U.S. Microsoft stores.
Vupen brags about Windows 8 hack
The French security company claims that it has developed an exploit that bypasses the new protective features of Windows 8. Vupen doesn't plan to report the vulnerabilities to Microsoft, instead selling the exploit code to paying customers
Security Firm VUPEN Claims To Have Hacked Windows 8 and IE10
An anonymous reader writes "Windows 8 was released late last week, and already this week French security firm VUPEN says it has broken Microsoft's latest and greatest security features. The company claims it has developed a 0-day exploit for Windows 8 and IE10, by chaining multiple undisclosed flaws together."
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Tuenti, Telefonica’s Answer To Facebook And Twitter, Opens Up To Users Worldwide
Tuenti, a Spanish social network with 13 million users that the carrier Telefonica majority-acquired back in 2010 for $99 million, is today kicking off a global launch -- the first time it will be available outside of Spain and beyond an invitation-only basis. At the same time, Telefonica is adding in some new features to the free service as it looks to go head-to-head with Facebook and Twitter, particularly in the space of mobile social networking, where Tuenti already counts 6 million users: it's launching an integrated mobile messaging app as well as beta versions of Tuenti apps for Android and BlackBerry devices, with iOS and Windows Phone apps (latter pictured here) due "in the coming weeks." Telefonica's footprint spans both mobile and fixed operations across Europe and Latin America, covering 25 countries and 309 million users, and the carrier is hoping that this captive audience will be a natural user base for this latest foray into services beyond basic voice and network connectivity. ...