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*Microsoft set to unveil new Xbox Tuesday. *Xbox key to Microsoft's broader push into consumers' lives. SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, May 18- Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.
*Google expects Glass etiquette to evolve. SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Target Corp said on Friday it opened a new San Francisco office to track down technology companies that can help the second-largest U.S. retailer grow its online commerce business.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Amazon.com Inc decided not to turn pilot project "Zombieland" into a full TV series, but is going ahead with " Alpha House," as the world's largest online retailer enters the next stage of its foray into original video creation.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Strong debuts in the initial public offerings of two business software companies on Friday underscored a pattern in the market: While consumer companies like Facebook Inc get the buzz, enterprise companies are racking up most of the market gains.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Developers at eBay Inc are working on potential applications for Google Inc's Glass project, opening up the possibility that shopping and broader commercial activities might be conducted through the wearable technology.
May 16- Charles Schwab Corp has temporarily reversed its requirement that clients waive their right to bring class-action lawsuits, adding a new twist in a battle closely watched by the securities industry and plaintiffs' attorneys.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Applied Materials, a maker of equipment used to manufacture chips, said on Thursday that demand for smartphone chips will help increase its revenues slightly in the current quarter and offset slowing demand from manufacturers hurt by slumping PC sales.
Google Inc announced on Thursday a half-dozen apps specially designed to work on its Glass devices. News network CNN, fashion magazine Elle, as well as online apps Tumblr and Evernote were among the half-dozen new apps for Glass unveiled during Google's annual developer conference in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Dell Inc, the subject of a takeover battle between activist investor Carl Icahn and the company's billionaire founder, reported a 79 percent slide in profit as personal computer sales continued to shrink.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Applied Materials on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter revenue above expectations and said revenue in the current quarter would be up slightly as concerns about the global economy weigh on chipmakers.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Intel Corp's new CEO Brian Krzanich said on Thursday that under his leadership the top chipmaker will be more responsive to customers in an intensified focus on the fast-growing smartphone and tablet market where it lags its rivals.
SAN DIEGO-- California home prices neared a five-year high in April as sales picked up for mid- to high-end properties, a research firm said Wednesday. The median price for new and existing houses and condominiums hit $324,000, up 22.7 percent from $264,000 a year earlier, DataQuick said.
*Google music streaming service costlier than Pandora. SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- Google Inc launched a music service on Wednesday that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.
May 15- A federal judge has again ordered Wells Fargo& Co to pay $203 million to settle class action litigation accusing it of imposing excessive overdraft fees on checking account customers, reviving an award that had been thrown out last year.
May 15- A federal judge has again ordered Wells Fargo& Co to pay $203 million to settle class action litigation accusing it of imposing excessive overdraft fees on checking account customers, reviving an award that had been thrown out last year. Wells Fargo spokeswoman Richele Messick said the San Francisco- based bank plans to appeal. "
Shares of Zynga Inc. and Groupon Inc. jumped Wednesday after activist shareholder Jana Partners disclosed that it has claimed a stake in both. THE BIG PICTURE: Zynga and Groupon have struggled with changing business models since going public less than 2 years ago, and their stock price has suffered, making the potential for change more appealing to investors.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- As Amazon.com Inc seeks to transform itself into a leading provider of technology to the world's largest corporations, it is discovering that it needs help.
Somebody is paying a lot of money for a coffee date with Apple's CEO Tim Cook.
*U.S. industrial output falls more than expected in April. NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. In addition, the U.S. Labor Department said on Wednesday its seasonally adjusted producer price index fell 0.7 percent last month, the biggest decline since February 2010.