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Whirlpool Corp., already the world's largest maker of major appliances, will acquire a majority interest in Indesit Company, based in Fabriano, Italy, for an expected purchase price of EUR 758...

Finally, after months of waiting, we finally know the release date for the Xbox One. The console will go on sale in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK and the USA on November 22, 2013. More territories will be added in 2014. This effectively gives the PS4 a one week head start for the next console generation. It will sell for $499.

Amazon has announced today that the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet is now available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. To coincide with the expansion, the slate now has a new, lower price point in the US too, starting at $269 for the WiFi-only version and $399 for the 4G-enabled edition.

Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle said: "As we expand Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch to Europe and Japan, we've been able to increase our production volumes and decrease our costs.

Inrete has announced the launch of its first Automatica companion app, AutoTether, for Android. The new app, designed for use with in-vehicle devices like the Automatica car USB, automates the task of tethering to Android smartphones. Once downloaded the free app, an Android smartphone will immediately enable tethering in the car to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to other devices.

AutoTether provides an alternative to near field communication (NFC), utilizing the phone's Bluetooth for location awareness. Tethering will turn on automatically when in proximity of a paired device and will stop when Bluetooth disconnects

Italy-based Fine Sounds SpA, parent company of Sonus Faber, Audio Research Corp, Wadia Digital and Sumiko, announced Monday that it has acquired iconic audio brand McIntosh Laboratory.

Microsoft is teasing its Surface tablet by listing the device on several product pages around the world.

Microsoft product sites in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France, and Italy are just some of those showing Surface as an item under the product category.

But clicking on the link for the tablet simply brings you to a U.S. page on Surface with the note "Coming Soon."

Microsoft has been mum on details about its upcoming tablet, so the price and launch date remain a mystery.

CEO Steve Ballmer recently said that Surface

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