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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18- Salesforce.com Inc on Monday said quarterly revenue rose 36 percent to $1.08 billion, narrowly beating Wall Street expectations, as its June acquisition of email marketing firm ExactTarget boosted sales.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Capita's veteran boss Paul Pindar, who built a small IT consultancy into Britain's largest outsourcing group, is to step down after 26 years with the company, walking away from a sector facing greater scrutiny for being too reliant on a few major firms.

  • New media investing in favor but hazards lurk Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 17- New media websites from BuzzFeed to Business Insider are on a roll lately, showered with dollars from venture capitalists betting that they will crack an advertising market that has stymied traditional media companies.

  • NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, Nov 14- JPMorgan Chase& Co paid $1.8 million over two years to a small consulting firm run by the daughter of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, The New York Times reported on Thursday, a relationship that is part of a wider U.S. probe into the Wall Street bank's hiring practices in the region.

  • *JPMorgan had 2006-08 contract with consultancy run by Lily Chang- NYTimes. HONG KONG, Nov 14- JPMorgan paid $1.8 million over two years to a small consulting firm run by the daughter of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, The New York Times reported on Thursday, a relationship that is part of a wider U.S. probe into the Wall Street bank's hiring practices in the region.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 14- An investigation by U.S. authorities into JPMorgan's hiring practices in China involves a business relationship between the Wall Street bank and a consultancy firm run by the daughter of China's former premier, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- A regulator of the top U.S. banks on Tuesday published new ground rules over when it would tell banks to hire outside consultants, after critics accused it of botching a review of past home foreclosures.

  • *Low internet penetration rates holds back Africa tech growth. DAKAR, Nov 11- When Abasiama Idaresit started a digital marketing firm in Nigeria's bustling economic capital three years ago, he quickly learned how brutal life can be in a market where tech startups are in their infancy.

  • Russian broadcaster CTC Media targets internet users Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 7- Russian broadcaster CTC Media plans to expand its online presence in a bid to tap a surge spending on internet advertising and offset slowing growth in the TV ad market, it said on Thursday.

  • Earnings beats for ING, Adecco give new momentum to rally. LONDON, Nov 6- European shares hit five-year highs on Wednesday after estimate-beating results from financial conglomerate ING and staffing firm Adecco gave fresh impetus to a largely stimulus-driven equity rally.

  • ING helps European shares set 5-yr high after results Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    *Earnings beats for ING, Adecco give new momentum to rally. LONDON, Nov 6- European shares hit five-year highs on Wednesday after estimate-beating results from financial conglomerate ING and staffing firm Adecco gave fresh impetus to their largely stimulus-driven rally.

  • Nov 5- IT services firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a better-than-expected 22 percent rise in quarterly revenue as businesses, especially financial firms and companies in Europe, outsourced more work and increased spending on consulting.

  • Nov 5- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit as businesses, especially financial firms, spent more on IT and consulting services. The company's net income rose to $319.6 million, or $1.05 per share in the third quarter, from $276.9 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 22 percent to $2.31 billion.

  • Nov 4- Ireland's Velti Plc said it would sell its mobile marketing business in the United States, Britain and India to a unit of Blackstone Group LP, and that it had filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 for its remaining U.S. operations.

  • Nov 4- Velti Plc said it would sell its mobile marketing business in the United States, the UK and India to Blackstone Group LP, and that it filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 for its remaining U.S. operations.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31- Facebook Inc's investors and other proponents of the social network like to say that it captures one of the greatest concentrations of human attention on the planet and thus offers a boundless opportunity for advertisers.

  • UPDATE 2-MSCI exploring options for proxy adviser ISS Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    *ISS accounts for about 11 percent of MSCI's revenue. Oct 31- Stock market index provider MSCI Inc said on Thursday that it was exploring strategic options for its influential and controversial proxy advisory unit, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30- Facebook Inc posted strong growth in its mobile advertising business on Wednesday but rattled investors after saying that it did not plan to boost the frequency of ads shown to users.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30- Facebook Inc topped Wall Street's revenue targets on Wednesday, as robust growth in its mobile advertising business drove a 60 percent increase in revenue. Shares of Facebook, the world's No.1 online social network, rose 15 percent to $56.45 in after-hours trading.

  • Oct 30- PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday it agreed to buy Booz& Co., ratcheting up an aggressive move by large audit firms back into the lucrative consulting business more than 10 years after U.S. regulators tried to tease apart the two sectors.

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