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Microsoft sale trims prices on Surface Pro 4, Band 2

The latest Surface tablet is on sale for $100 off the regular price, while Microsoft's second-generation Band fitness tracker is now $50 less.

By February 8, 2016


Microsoft Band returns with new design, curved screen

Microsoft's fitness band returns with a more relaxing fit, adding a barometer for elevation tracking. What's it like? We slip one on.

By October 6, 2015


Microsoft redesigns its Band with new curved OLED screen

Microsoft gives its wearable fitness tracker a new look with a curved OLED screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also includes new features such as a real-time barometer.

October 6, 2015


Motorola Xoom can predict the weather

Turns out there's another trick up the sleek Xoom's sleeve: a barometer hidden under the hood that's used to measure atmospheric pressure.

By January 11, 2011


Database sales bouncing back

The market for database server software, seen as a barometer of overall software market health, grew slightly last year, fueled in part by Linux, new research shows.

By May 26, 2004


Hoop dreams and executive success

VC general partner Amy Vernetti talks about building a better management team and how basketball skills can be seen as a good barometer for executive promise.

July 11, 2001


Riverstone Networks eyes IPO

Despite an anemic market for initial public offerings, the Cabletron Systems spinoff plans to go public soon, a move analysts say will serve as a barometer for future stock offerings.

February 2, 2001


Analysts predict ho-hum earnings for Microsoft

The company is expected to report steady, if uninspiring, fourth-quarter earnings that will also serve as a barometer of Windows 2000's acceptance.

July 18, 2000


Nasdaq slips as Dow falls sharply

Stocks mostly finish lower as the markets wait for the government's release of economic data tomorrow that is a barometer for interest rate decisions.

June 8, 2000


No NC winner declared at Comdex

There are no winners at a shoot-out here among companies diving into network computers, but the midday forum did serve as a good barometer for the slowly emerging NC market.

June 2, 1997