Tech Business Roundup: Larry Page Back In Public, Best Buy’s Tablet

Textron (NYSE:TXT) wins a $391.43 million contract to supply parts and components needed for the manufacture of 15 UH-1Y new aircraft, three AH-1Z remanufactured aircraft, and seven AH-1Z new aircraft. Construction should be completed in July 2015.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chief Executive Larry Page appeared Tuesday at his company’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona with a raspy voice. For a number of months, Page had been silent in public due to an ailment that was not identified and which led to much speculation.

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Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) will market its own-brand tablet, the “Insignia Flex,” for a price between $239 and $259, according to Reuters. The range is well under the $499 starting price for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) 9.7-inch iPad and Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) new Surface, but is still above the $199 asked for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7. Insignia Flex runs Android and is set to go on sale on November 11th.

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