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  • There has been the distinction between physical and electronic works--books, songs, movies--since digital goods became widely available a decade ago, but it is now under attack, both in the courts and the marketplace, reports The New York Times.

  • Texas Instruments raised its targets for first-quarter earnings and revenue to the upper end of its previous forecast ranges, due to improving demand for its chips in an industry that has been hit for several quarters by a weak global economy.

  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn demanded Dell pay out $15.7 billion in special dividends, joining a growing chorus of opposition to founder Michael Dell's plan to take the world's No. 3 personal computer maker private.

  • Technological advance in the mobile space have produced a paradigm shift in business practices and etiquette. The skyrocketing use of mobile devices is upending much of what we know and experience in our work lives. Gone is the eight-hour workday, reports USA Today.

  • For all but one of the tech stocks in the Dow Jones, it's been tough sledding since October 2007, when the index last hit 14,198.

  • A large Dell shareholder is demanding the PC maker open its books, signaling that it could become more active in opposing its founder's proposal to take the company private.

  • Chinese hackers are one problem. But so are employees who put company information online with their smartphones and tablets.

  • US intelligence officials are trying to figure out the motive behind recent corporate hack attacks -- and where the biggest threats lie.

  • Yahoo has changed its description in its 10-K, and its is an interesting twist on the "What is Yahoo?" question that has tripped up many recent CEOs. Its also further evidence that current CEO Marissa Mayer is intent on remaking the company.

  • Workers at Groupon

    With a severance of $378.36, Andrew Mason could probably score several vouchers for half-priced Thai dinners or Swedish massages, but the ex-CEO of Groupon might be soured on daily deals for a while.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    The last six times that Cook has put himself out there, Apple's stock declined afterwards. It's a streak that dates back to October 2012.

  • Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo's new posture toward working from home may turn out to be a boon to would-be telecommuters, some of whom are getting offers from smaller tech firms.

  • "Spearphishing" is an approach that tricks a targeted individual to reveal information that can be used to infiltrate the company or government agency that person works for.

  • An open letter to Apple from Oliver Pursche, shareholder.

  • Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

    Telecommuting has been a growing trend over the past few years. But does Yahoo's decision to ban telecommuting signal a change, NBC reports.

  • Disgruntled Yahoo! employees leaked an internal memo from human resources in which CEO Marissa Mayer bans telecommuting, saying "speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home," NBC reports.

  • Google Nexus 7 tablet.

    Google is in talks with big music labels to launch a streaming service to compete with companies such as Spotify and Deezer, as it looks to expand into one of the fastest growing areas of the music market. The FT reports.

  • Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft said a small number of its computers were infected with malware in an attack similar to the recent ones on Apple and Facebook. There was no evidence of customer data being affected.

  • HP & the PC

    Is Hewlett-Packard playing offense in the PC market? And what changes have occurred in the last few years? Dan Costa of PC Magazine, shares his opinions.