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Microsoft sues IRS for details of probe on internal transactions

Microsoft sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, seeking information about a law firm hired by U.S. tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries.

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Microsoft cloud service partially down, MSN unavailable

Microsoft Corp's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline.

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Nokia revives the brand with launch of iPad lookalike

Finland's Nokia (NOK1V.HE) launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer on Tuesday which is designed to rival Apple's(AAPL.O) iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft (MSFT.O) for over $7 billion.

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Nokia announces new brand-licensed tablet computer

Finland's Nokia (NOK1V.HE) announced a brand-licensed tablet computer which runs on Google's (GOOGL.O) Android platform, just six month after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft (MSFT.O) for over $7 billion.

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Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing.

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Salesforce to make big push into healthcare industry

Salesforce Inc is betting big on healthcare, hiring key personnel and ramping up investment in hopes of replacing outmoded medical industry infrastructure and carving out a $1 billion annual business.

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Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact.

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Microsoft says Samsung owes $6.9 million in unpaid interest

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is demanding $6.9 million interest from Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) in a dispute over smartphone patent royalties, according to a lawsuit unsealed by a New York federal court on Friday.

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Norwegian Instagram rival to launch child safe tablet with Microsoft

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children, plans to launch a child safe tablet with Microsoft on Dec 1, and expects to sign funding deals with several venture capital firms within weeks, its chief executive said on Monday.

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Yahoo-AOL merger proposal: recipe for revival, or stagnation?

A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive.

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Facebook to introduce new advertising platform : WSJ

Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) for almost four decades, stepped aside as chief executive on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, but stressed that nothing at the business software company will change.

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EU's Almunia denies decision on Google was postponed to appease lobbyists

Europe's antitrust chief hit back on Friday at media reports suggesting that he had bowed to political lobbying by delaying a final decision on alleged anti-competitive behavior by Google.

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U.S. threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data

The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday.

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Microsoft, publishers try to stop 'catastrophic' Google EU deal

Google's (GOOGL.O) antitrust deal with EU regulators was criticized by Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other competitors in a last-ditch attempt to influence European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia before he leaves office at the end of October.

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