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First Borders, then Best Buy. Now Amazon's gunning for Safeway

After five years of tinkering with a grocery delivery service in Seattle, Amazon is reportedly set to roll it out in California and elsewhere. Here's why the business, with its razor-thin margins, appeals to the company.

By Jun. 9, 2013


Microsoft's Mouse without Borders

Control and move files between up to four PCs with one mouse and keyboard with Microsoft's new, free, and easy-to-use Windows app.

By Sep. 12, 2011


Japan's Rakuten buys maker of Borders' e-reader

Rakuten, the Japanese company behind Buy.com, picks up the third-place e-reader maker, Kobo, for more than $300 million, shortly after its major U.S. seller goes under.

By Nov. 8, 2011


Microsoft's Mouse without Borders makes the KVM obsolete

Microsoft experimental software division's new Mouse without Borders makes it dead simple to control multiple PCs with a single set of input devices.

By Sep. 12, 2011


Microsoft's Mouse Without Borders connects four PCs

New software lets you flit between four PCs with one mouse and keyboard, and even copy and paste between them. Let the sharing commence.

By Sep. 12, 2011


Borders fades out, Web site on block

Borders is selling off its intellectual property, including the defunct book merchant's Web site and some of the contractual agreements it had with Kobo.

By Aug. 15, 2011


Kobo trying to untangle itelf from Borders mess

Kobo powers Borders e-bookstore and e-reading apps. Now that Borders, which still holds an equity stake in Kobo, is liquidating, Kobo is doing its best to migrate Borders' digital book customers to its platform while contending with some murky issues surrounding Borders' minority stake.

By Jul. 20, 2011