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08/28/20158:00PMDJNClorox to Open Board Nominations to Certain Shareholders
Clorox Co. has adopted a so-called proxy-access policy allowing certain shareholders to nominate members to its board, the company said Friday. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought the issue to the forefront in 2010, adopting a rule that required companies to list shareholder nominees on corporate proxy ballots... More...>>
08/24/201512:50AMDJNIntel to Lead $100 Million Investment into Mirantis
Intel Corp. is stepping up its support for free software designed to help companies achieve the kinds of benefits offered by cloud services from Amazon Inc., Google Inc. or Microsoft Corp. The big chip maker on Monday plans to announce its lead role in a $100 million infusion into Mirantis Inc., which sells a subscription... More...>>
08/13/201512:40PMPRNUSNC4 Named Microsoft U.S. State & Local Government Solution Partner of the Year
NC4 Named Microsoft U.S. State & Local Government Solution Partner of the Year PR Newswire EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015 EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NC4, a leader in revolutionizing safety and security and an innovator in public safety and emergency management solutions, is excited to announce... More...>>
08/12/201511:00AMPRNUSUsher™ Achieves FIDO Alliance Certification for its Innovative Enterprise Mobile Security Solution
Usher™ Achieves FIDO Alliance Certification for its Innovative Enterprise Mobile Security Solution Usher Customers Can Now Easily Adopt FIDO Protocol PR Newswire TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 12, 2015 TYSONS CORNER, Va., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider... More...>>
08/11/20158:07PMDJNMSNBC's Reboot: More News, Less 'Leaning'
By Joe Flint Five years after branding itself the "lean forward" cable news network for liberals, MSNBC is taking a step back. The channel is gutting the bulk of its daytime schedule of partisan political talk in favor of straight news. Brian Williams, who earlier this year was removed as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News... More...>>
08/11/20158:37AMDJNChina's Tsinghua Holdings Hopes to Partner with Facebook, Microsoft -- Update
By Eva Dou BEIJING --Tsinghua Holdings Ltd., the parent company of the chip maker attempting what could be China's largest takeover of a U.S. company, hopes to expand its U.S. partnerships beyond hardware to companies like Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp., an executive said. Tsinghua Holdings Chairman Xu Jinghong told... More...>>
08/11/20157:58AMDJNTsinghua Holdings Chairman: Hope to Partner with Facebook, Microsoft
By Eva Dou BEIJING --Tsinghua Holdings Ltd., the parent company of the chipmaker attempting what could be China's largest takeover of a U.S. company, hopes to expand its U.S. partnerships beyond hardware to companies like Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp., an executive said. Tsinghua Holdings Chairman Xu Jinghong told... More...>>
08/07/20154:58PMDJNMicrosoft Makes It Easier for Shareholders to Nominate Candidates to Board -- Update
By Shira Ovide and Joann S. Lublin Microsoft Corp. made it easier for shareholders to nominate their own candidates to the company's board, joining a growing cadre of corporations giving stockholders more influence over director elections. The company's board put in place a so-called proxy-access measure that lets Microsoft... More...>>
08/07/20154:00PMDJNMicrosoft Opens Board Nominations to Shareholders
Microsoft Corp. made it easier for shareholders to nominate their own candidates to the company's board, joining a growing cadre of corporations giving stockholders more influence over director elections. The company's board put in place a so-called proxy-access measure that lets Microsoft shareholders put their preferred... More...>>
08/07/20153:42PMDJNMicrosoft Makes It Easier for Shareholders to Nominate Candidates to Board
By Shira Ovide and Joann S. Lublin Microsoft Corp. made it easier for shareholders to nominate their own candidates to the company's board, joining a growing cadre of corporations giving stockholders more influence over director elections. The company's board put in place a so-called proxy-access measure that lets Microsoft... More...>>
08/06/20152:50PMDJNMicrosoft, Salesforce Invest in $5.3 Billion Informatica Deal
Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. have joined private-equity investors Permira Advisers LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the roughly $5.3 billion deal to take private data-software company Informatica Corp. The size of the stakes by Microsoft and Salesforce weren't disclosed Thursday in Informatica's... More...>>
08/06/20152:26PMDJNMicrosoft, Salesforce Invest in $5.3 Billion Informatica Deal
By Maria Armental And Angela Chen Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. have joined private-equity investors Permira Advisers LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the roughly $5.3 billion deal to take private data-software company Informatica Corp. The size of the stakes by Microsoft and Salesforce wasn't... More...>>
08/05/20152:28PMDJNNetflix's Unlimited Parental Leave Is a Surprising Gift for Workers -- Update
By Rachel Feintzeig And Lauren Weber Netflix Inc.'s message for new parents is one rarely heard in the U.S.: take as much time as you need. Amid debate over whether tech is a family-friendly industry, the Los Gatos, Calif., web-video subscription company unveiled one of the most generous parental leave policies among big... More...>>
08/04/20158:10PMDJNCloud-Computing Kingpins Slow to Adapt to Own Movement
By Robert McMillan For nearly a decade, Amazon Web Services, the giant retailer's cloud computing division, has told prospective customers: Ditch your data center and trust us to run your applications, store your data and host your internal software development. Yet Amazon.com Inc. itself doesn't fully run in the cloud... More...>>
08/04/201511:30AMPRNUSXbox Unveils More of Its Greatest Games Lineup in History
Xbox Unveils More of Its Greatest Games Lineup in History Microsoft Opens gamescom 2015 with New Game Reveals for Xbox and Windows 10 PR Newswire COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 4, 2015 COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Xbox opened gamescom 2015, the world's biggest interactive games and entertainment expo... More...>>
08/04/20153:16AMDJNRoyal BAM Ireland Gets Microsoft Contract
Royal BAM Group NV said Tuesday its Irish operating company, BAM Building, has been awarded a contract by Microsoft Ireland, to construct an office facility worth in excess of 100 million Euros ($109.52 million). -Write to Ian Walker at ian.walker@wsj.com; @IanWalk40289749 Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires... More...>>
08/03/20155:30AMDJNDidi Kuaidi to Get Backing From China Investment Corp.
China's homegrown ride-hailing service is getting an influential backer in its battle against Uber Technologies Inc.: China Investment Corp. China Investment Corp., the country's sovereign-wealth fund, has made a commitment to invest in Didi Kuaidi Joint Co. as part of its recent fundraising round, according to people... More...>>
07/31/20153:10PMDJNUber Crosses $50 Billion Valuation
Uber Technologies Inc. has closed a new round of funding valuing the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, equaling Facebook Inc.'s record for a private venture-backed startup. Uber raised close to $1 billion in the round, one of the people said, bringing... More...>>
07/31/20152:58PMDJNUber Closes Funding, Now Valued at More Than $50 Billion
By Douglas MacMillan And Telis Demos Uber Technologies Inc. has closed a new round of funding valuing the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, equaling Facebook Inc.'s record for a private venture-backed startup. Uber raised close to $1 billion in the... More...>>
07/30/20153:20AMDJNSony Net Profit Surges in First Quarter
TOKYO—Sony Corp. said Thursday that its net profit more than tripled during the April-June quarter, helped by strong sales in its videogame and smartphone image sensor divisions. Net income rose to ¥ 82.44 billion ($665 million) from ¥ 26.8 billion a year earlier. Analysts surveyed by the Nikkei had expected... More...>>


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