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Top Tech Stories of the Day: Microsoft Turns to Resellers to Bump up Surface Sales

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Microsoft officials said that the company is expanding distribution of its Surface tablet/PC devices via authorized distributors and resellers. Starting in the U.S., Microsoft is authorizing CDW, CompuCom, En Pointe, Insight, PC Connection, PCM, Softchoice, Softmart, Software House International, and Zones to sell Surface Pro and RT devices. "Over the next few months," Microsoft officials said, they will authorize commercial distributors and resellers in more countries. Groupon officially started to reimagine its Groupon Reserve business, stocking it with reservation offerings at above-average restaurants across 10 markets, In exchange for booking tables at off-peak times, diners get a discount off their bill. Up until now, the Groupon Reserve booking system was being powered by - and stocked with restaurants who have partnered with - "Savored", the discount restaurant reservation startup that Groupon bought last year. Twitter confirmed it was testing a tool to automatically translate tweets using Microsoft's Bing search engine. In the implementation, tweets appear in the original language, with the translated tweet in smaller text below it (with a powered by "Bing translator" label).

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