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  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Microsoft published Ballmer's resignation letter on its website Tuesday along with a response from current CEO Satya Nadella thanking him and wishing him well. The 58- year-old says he plans to hold on to his Microsoft stock and will continue to offer feedback on products and strategy.

  • China fines 2 Japanese firms in anti-monopoly case Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NSK Ltd. said Tuesday it was fined 174.9 million yuan and NTN Corp. said it was fined 119.2 million yuan. It said the company, a unit of Germany's Daimler AG, used its control over supplies of replacement parts to charge excessive prices. Officials have said Volkswagen AG's Audi luxury unit and Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV's Chrysler also violated the law.

  • BlackBerry concentrates star assets in new unit Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    John Chen, chief executive officer of BlackBerry.

    BlackBerry created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets—cryptographic applications.

  • Google's biggest product hits and misses Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Google co-founder Sergey Brin participates in a panel discussion in Mountain View, Calif., where Google Buzz was unveiled.

    Despite its wildly successful products, consumer feedback to Google technology has not always matched its grand ambition.

  • Aug 15- Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc's Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned, citing family reasons, amid a buyout offer and a delay in filing its annual report. NQ Mobile said Teo's resignation, effective Aug. 22, was not related to the company's operations, policies or accounting practices.

  • China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:40 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.

  • Appetite for new apps wanes for phone owners Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    A customer tries an Apple product at the company's Fifth Avenue store in Midtown Manhattan on April 22, 2014 in New York City.

    The trend is fueling mobile developers' concerns that their best days of growth are coming to an end.

  • UPDATE 1-NQ Mobile CFO resigns, cites family reasons Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Aug 15- Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc's Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned, citing family reasons, amid a buyout offer and a delay in filing its annual report. NQ Mobile said Teo's resignation, effective Aug. 22, was not related to the company's operations, policies or accounting practices.

  • Facebook's Messenger app displayed on a smartphone.

    The avalanche of protests over the Facebook Messeger app has gathered pace and users are flocking to review pages to vent their fury.

  • NQ Mobile CFO resigns, cites family reasons Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Aug 15- Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned for family reasons, sending its shares down 33 percent in premarket trading. NQ Mobile said Teo's resignation, effective Aug. 22, was not related to the company's operations, policies or accounting practices.

  • *Chinese academic took "huge rewards" from Qualcomm- Xinhua. BEIJING, Aug 14- Qualcomm Inc, under investigation for possible monopolistic practices in China, said it had no direct financial links with an antitrust expert sacked from a government advisory post after state media reported he had received payments from the firm.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Matt Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. NEW YORK— Amazon's new credit-card processing device and mobile app is designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

  • App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities. It also adds a $5 fee to each ride hailed through the app; that money goes to Ride Genie. The vehicles typically cost about $50 an hour, including a $5 fuel surcharge.

  • BEIJING, Aug 13- A Chinese academic who sat on a government anti-monopoly advisory committee has been sacked, official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, saying he had taken payments from U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc..

  • Cisco feeling pain from China's protectionism Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Cisco Systems' Smart and Connected Residence application is demonstrated on a tablet device at a store in Hong Kong.

    With Cisco reporting earnings after the bell Wednesday, analysts aren't expecting much good news on its Chinese business.

  • BEIJING, Aug 13- The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China on Wednesday expressed concern over a recent series of antitrust investigations, saying China was using strong-arm tactics and appeared to be unfairly targeting foreign firms.

  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

  • Kate Spade and Flowers Foods are big market movers Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Kate Spade& Co., down $9.87 to $29. Flowers Foods Inc., down 91 cents to $19.10.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- An Activision Blizzard executive said on Tuesday the company's upcoming "Destiny" shooter game has set a video game industry record as the most pre-ordered new title.

  • Activision Publishing Chief Executive Eric Hirshberg, speaking at the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne, Germany, said the game is "the most pre-ordered new IP in history," according to video game retailer GameStop.

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