Software & IT services

Satya Nadella

Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.

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Microsoft's HoloLens

Microsoft springs hologram surprise, but long way to reality

Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life.

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IBM

IBM profit forecast, fourth-quarter revenue below estimates

International Business Machines Corp posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts' estimates, as the one-time world technology leader continues to grapple with its journey from low-margin hardware maker to the new world of cloud computing.Shares of IBM, which is still the world's largest technology services company, but no longer regarded as a leader in innovation, fell 1.6 percent to $154.48 in extended trading.

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Intel

Intel forecasts disappointing revenue; shares fall

Chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) forecast current-quarter revenue and gross margins that disappointed investors, sending its shares down more than 2 percent in extended trading.

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Microsoft, Google tangle over Windows security patch

Microsoft Corp has complained publicly about tech rival Google Inc revealing a security flaw in its Windows 8.1 system just days before Microsoft was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem, potentially exposing users to hacking.

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Sandisk

SanDisk estimates lower fourth quarter revenue, shares fall

SanDisk Corp (SNDK.O) estimated fourth-quarter revenue below its forecast, citing lower revenue primarily due to weaker-than-expected sales of its retail products and NAND storage chips.

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Chipmaker

Chip maker Silicon Image explores sale - sources

Semiconductor company Silicon Image Inc, whose technology helps streams video between consumer electronic devices, is exploring strategic alternatives, including selling itself, according to people familiar with the matter.

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vacation

Tripadvisor acquires leading Dutch restaurant rating site

Tripadvisor (TRIP.O) has agreed to acquire top Dutch online restaurant review and booking sites Iens, the companies said on Thursday, giving the travel website a leading position in the Netherlands.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon not pursuing AOL takeover: CEO

Verizon Communications Inc Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the company is not planning any major acquisitions, following a report that Verizon had approached AOL Inc for a potential deal.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon approaches AOL on potential deal

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) approached AOL Inc (AOL.N) about a potential acquisition or joint venture to expand its mobile-video offerings, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Intel Corp

Vuzix says received Intel investment for smart glasses

Vuzix Corporation said on Friday that Intel Corp invested $24.8 million in the company to speed up the launch of Internet-connected eyewear. Intel bought preferred stock that is convertible into common shares equivalent to 30 percent of Vuzix, Vuzix said in a press release.

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Hacking on US government websites

Suspected state hacking campaign used commercial software

A previously undisclosed hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe is probably backed by a country that misused security-testing software t

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Cyber attack

North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama 'monkey'

North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a "monkey" and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.

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Iran

Iran expands 'smart' Internet censorship

Iran is to expand what it calls "smart filtering" of the Internet, a policy of censoring undesirable content on websites without banning them completely, as it used to, the government said on Friday.

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Samsung store

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.

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