NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.» Read More
July 30- Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp reported quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates, largely driven by higher demand for its cloud services. The company said it appointed John Doolittle as Chief Financial Officer, effective Sept. 8.
July 30- Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said it received a buyout offer from investment firm Bison Capital Holding Co for about $490 million. The non-binding cash offer of $9.80 per American depository share was at a premium of 42 percent over NQ Mobile's Tuesday close.
BRUSSELS/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google Inc's mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into the company's Web search practices left rivals and European politicians dissatisfied.
Surveys of small businesses show that they started stepping up their pace of hiring in spring. The surveys, by payroll provider ADP and software maker Intuit, count the number of new jobs at their small business customers. While there have been month-to-month fluctuations, the overall trend is up:.
NEW YORK— The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. As recently as March, an American Express survey found 76 percent of owners planned to hire only when their revenue rose.
MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.
SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.
SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group said at an event in Shanghai on Wednesday. The Xbox One will be the first foreign-made console to be launched in China in 14 years after the government this year lifted a 2000 ban on gaming consoles.
TOKYO— Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3 DS video-game machine sales. Kyoto- based Nintendo reported a 9.92 billion yen April-June loss compared with an 8.62 billion yen profit a year earlier.
LOS ANGELES— Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.. Users in Australia, Canada and India will also get a version of Cortana, although the company said that would be an earlier test mode.
The Florida- based software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said the processing problem created a six-hour backlog that had been cleared by early Wednesday morning.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen announces the company's latest deal — buying anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart.
Citing compatibility issues, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said Microsoft is suspected of a monopoly.
NEW YORK, July 28- Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd has emerged as the front runner to acquire Epicor Software Corp in a deal that could value the business software company at more than $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.
DETROIT, July 26- U.S. safety regulators are investigating the potential for air bags to fail because of software issues in older Chevrolet Impala sedans made by General Motors Co, after receiving a consumer complaint about an alleged incident in Texas.
DUESSELDORF, Germany, July 25- Uber, whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, won a new lease of life in the German city of Hamburg on Friday when a court suspended a ban imposed by local regulators.
*Second-qtr adjusted earnings $1.12/ shr vs est. July 25- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as revenue rose from its bond ratings business, and the company raised its full-year revenue growth forecast.
Pandora reported a 38 percent rise in quarterly revenue.
BANGALORE, July 24- Wipro Ltd, India's third-biggest software services exporter, forecast strong revenue growth on the back of higher outsourcing spending by overseas clients and said it was focussing on winning more deals in Europe.
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