Software & IT services

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Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race

The contest for Nokia's (NOK1V.HE) maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said.

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Huawei

Huawei stakes claim in 'Internet of Things' market with new operating system

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker, on Wednesday became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), centered on an operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online.

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Microsoft

Salesforce shares spike on report of Microsoft evaluating bid

Shares of Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) jumped 6.2 percent in late afternoon trading on Tuesday, after Bloomberg reported that Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is evaluating a bid for the cloud software provider.

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Microsoft opens door to Android, Apple phone apps

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is making it easier for apps written for rival Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) Android and Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company's operating systems chief said on Wednesday.

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Tencent Holdings

Tencent takes on Alibaba, Xiaomi with open smart hardware operating system

China's Tencent Holdings Ltd launched on Tuesday an operating system for internet-connected devices such as TVs and watches that is open to all developers, taking on domestic rivals Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the smart hardware space.

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Mobile World Congress 2015 - Day 2

Microsoft profit, revenue beats Wall Street view; shares up

Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a decline in the company's core Windows business.

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New York's Infor says reaches deal to resell software in Cuba

New York City-based software company Infor has identified a Cuban partner and reached an agreement to resell software in Cuba, Chief Executive Officer Charles Phillips said on Tuesday.

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IBM

IBM sales fall for 12th quarter, currency weighs

International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives.

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Intel

Intel sees revenue holding, cuts capital spending, shares up

Chipmaker Intel Corp forecast revenue broadly in line with Wall Street's expectations and signaled a hefty cut in capital expenditures this year, lifting its shares in after-hours trading.

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IBM

IBM launches new health unit, teams up with Apple, J&J, Medtronic

International Business Machines Corp, deepening its partnership with Apple Inc to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices, is creating a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector.

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Mobile World Congress 2015 - Day 2

Microsoft brings document scanner app to iPhones, Android

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it is bringing one of its most popular apps, which lets people take photos of a document and turn it into a editable file, to Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android.

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Microsoft

Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software.

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Oracle

Oracle sales flat, lifts dividend; shares rise

Oracle Corp posted flat third-quarter revenue and slightly lower profit as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but the business software maker on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share.

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IPO

Bain-backed MYOB to file for $2.3 billion Australia IPO by end-March: sources

Bankers running the expected A$3 billion ($2.29 billion) initial public offering of Australian software firm MYOB Ltd, owned by Bain Capital, plan to file a prospectus for the sale by end-March, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Intel

Intel cuts revenue forecast as desktop demand weakens

Intel Corp (INTC.O) slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers, sending the chipmaker's shares down more than 5 percent.

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