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02/09/20168:20PMDJNAkamai Unveils Reorganization
Akamai Technologies Inc.'s security business enjoyed a jolt of new business from besieged websites last year, even as its big Silicon Valley customers spent less money on its network. The shift came as Akamai unveiled Tuesday a reorganization that will divide its operations into two distinct business lines: one focused... More...>>
02/05/20165:30PMDJNMicrosoft, GoPro Strike Licensing Deal
Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it has struck a patent-licensing deal with GoPro Inc. that will cover file-storage technology. GoPro shares, which have been battered this week and in recent months, added 6.2% in after-hours trading to $10.58 a share. Microsoft shares ticked up 0.2%. The patent-licensing agreement comes... More...>>
02/05/20165:26PMDJNMicrosoft, GoPro Strike Licensing Deal
By Chelsey Dulaney Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it has struck a patent-licensing deal with GoPro Inc. that will cover file-storage technology. GoPro shares, which have been battered this week and in recent months, added 6.2% in after-hours trading to $10.58 a share. Microsoft shares ticked up 0.2%. The patent-licensing... More...>>
02/05/20168:00AMPRNUSE-School for Girls partners with NYU and Microsoft for entrepreneurship event
E-School for Girls partners with NYU and Microsoft for entrepreneurship event Program seeks to develop female entrepreneurs and future leaders. PR Newswire NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2016 NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-college entrepreneurship program E-School for Girls partnered with New York University, Microsoft... More...>>
02/03/20165:56PMDJNMicrosoft's SwiftKey Acquisition Could Make Mobile Apps More Productive
By Jay Greene Microsoft Corp., struggling to stake out territory in mobile computing, on Wednesday snatched up a leader in software that can make a variety of mobile applications easier to use. The acquisition of London-based SwiftKey for an undisclosed sum could give Microsoft competitive advantages not only in mobile... More...>>
02/03/20161:36PMGLOBEMicrosoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and We Connect the Dots to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell
ADVISORY, Feb. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT) and We Connect the Dots, a non-profit organization that aims to excite, inform and educate students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor... More...>>
02/02/20166:47PMDJNMicrosoft to Buy Keyboard App Company SwiftKey for About $250 Million -FT
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has agreed to buy U.K..-based SwiftKey, the maker of a popular keyboard app, for about $250 million, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. SwiftKey's investors include Accel Partners, Index Ventures and Octopus Investments. According to the FT report, the deal will be announced this week. Website:... More...>>
02/02/201610:50AMDJNU.S., EU Miss Data-Protection Deal Deadline
BRUSSELS—The U.S. and the European Union missed another deadline Tuesday to secure a deal on a new data-transfer framework for companies, raising legal risks for thousands of companies that move information across the Atlantic. The accord is supposed to replace a previous scheme, known as Safe Harbor, which was scrapped... More...>>
02/01/20168:49PMDJNWhen It Comes to Tech Services, 'Cloud' Can Be a Nebulous Term
By Angus Loten and Kimberly S. Johnson As the business world's shift to cloud computing picks up steam, technology companies face mounting pressure from regulators, customers and investors to be more forthcoming about what they classify as "cloud" services. Cloud-computing companies sell shared access to... More...>>
02/01/20168:00PMDJNYahoo Ex-Employee Files Lawsuit
A former Yahoo Inc. employee filed a lawsuit Monday saying that the Internet company used performance reviews to terminate workers without proper warning. In the complaint, filed with U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., Gregory Anderson, a onetime editorial director who worked on Yahoo auto and travel content, said... More...>>
02/01/20168:20AMDJNNokia Shares Slump After Patent Guidance Disappoints
Shares in Nokia Corp. slumped Monday after the Finnish telecommunications equipment maker issued guidance for its intellectual-property portfolio following a patent deal reached with Samsung Electronics Co., that left some investors disappointed. Nokia said that, including the Samsung award, it expects to receive at least... More...>>
02/01/20163:02AMDJNStrong Dollar Batters Tech Firms
(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2/1/16) By Don Clark, Daisuke Wakabayashi and Alistair Barr Many multinationals have suffered from the impact of a strong dollar, but few as severely as U.S. technology companies. There is little sign the pain will ease soon. Currency headwinds for more than a year have dogged the biggest... More...>>
01/31/20167:40PMDJNU.S., EU Race to Meet Safe-Harbor Deal Deadline
BRUSSELS—U.S. and European Union negotiators are scrambling to reach a deal on new "safe harbor" data-privacy protections in advance of a Tuesday deadline, hoping to stave off a potentially significant breakdown in trans-Atlantic commerce. Washington and Brussels said they hoped to reach a deal in time... More...>>
01/29/20163:02AMDJNMicrosoft Gets Lift From Cloud
(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 1/29/16) By Chelsey Dulaney Microsoft Corp. continued an era of renewed vitality in the latest quarter, showing progress in newer cloud-computing services, as well established business lines such as the Windows operating system. The company's revenue and profit for the period ended in... More...>>
01/29/20162:00AMDJNSony Profit Rises Due to PlayStation, Movie-Business Strength
TOKYO—Sony Corp. said its fiscal third-quarter net profit rose 33.5% from a year earlier, thanks to strength from its PlayStation business and movie unit. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company said net profit rose to ¥ 120.1 billion ($999.8 million) from ¥ 90 billion. Analysts expected a profit... More...>>
01/28/20167:25PMDJNMicrosoft's Earnings Show Vitality -- 2nd Update
By Don Clark and Chelsey Dulaney Microsoft Corp. continued an era of renewed vitality in the latest quarter, showing progress in newer cloud-computing services as well as in such established business lines as Windows. Despite a decline in both the company's revenue and profit for the period ended in December, the... More...>>
01/28/20165:00PMDJNAmazon Reports Best Quarterly Profit Ever
Amazon.com Inc. reported the largest quarterly profit in its 19-year history as a public company, as more consumers eschew brick-and-mortar retail for the convenience of ordering goods and services from their couch. However, shares of Amazon, which have more than doubled over the past year, fell 13% to $555 in after-hours... More...>>
01/28/20165:00PMDJNMicrosoft Profit Tops Expectations
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings and revenue for its latest quarter, as its cloud business continued to drive growth. Shares rose 5.5% to $54.91 a share in after-hours trading. Microsoft, like many mature tech companies, has been struggling to grow. The software maker is focusing... More...>>
01/28/20165:00PMDJNMicrosoft Profit Tops Expectations--Update
By Chelsey Dulaney Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings and revenue for its latest quarter, as strength in its cloud business continued to drive growth. Shares rose 6.2% to $55.30 a share in after-hours trading. Microsoft, like many mature tech companies, has been struggling to grow... More...>>
01/28/20164:52PMDJNMicrosoft Profit Tops Expectations
By Chelsey Dulaney Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported better-than-expected adjusted earnings and revenue for its latest quarter, as its cloud business continued to drive growth. Shares rose 5.5% to $54.91 a share in after-hours trading. Microsoft, like many mature tech companies, has been struggling to grow. The software... More...>>


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