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  • SEATTLE, April 16- Street vendors selling Seattle's Real Change newspaper will accept digital payments from Thursday through a new smartphone application developed by workers at Google Inc in a volunteer project to help hawkers serve increasingly cashless patrons. Seattle residents looking for a weekly dose of reform-minded news will be able to scan a...

  • Microsoft quietly content as EU moves on Google Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    Long-time staffers at Microsoft, still scarred from its own battles with U.S. and European regulators over the last two decades, did not express sympathy for Google facing a similar process. "They have to go through what they have to go through," said one Microsoft general manager, who was closely involved in the company's public relations at the time of...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. It also started another antitrust investigation into the Android mobile operating system, a key element in Google's strategy to maintain revenues from online advertising as people switch from Web browser searches to smartphone...

  • The first, to which Wednesday's statement of objections relates, concerns the way in which Google allegedly positions its Google Shopping service above rivals' services, irrespective of its merits. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, a Danish liberal, said Wednesday's decision to focus on Google's shopping service does not preclude following up...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. Investigations into Google's business practices in other areas would continue, with the shopping case potentially setting a precedent for concerns over Google's search products for hotels, flights and other services.

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. "If the investigation confirmed our concerns, Google would have to face the legal consequences and change the way it does business in Europe."

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. "If the investigation confirmed our concerns, Google would have to face the legal consequences and change the way it does business in Europe."

  • TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:21 AM ET

    IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system— which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back— to analyze mountains of data collected from individuals who use health-related smartphone apps, fitness bands and other gadgets. A new IBM business will provide Internet computing services for health-care companies and researchers to collect and...

  • April 14- Shopify Inc, a Canadian e-commerce software maker, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of Class A common stock in Canada and the United States. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are among the major underwriters for the IPO, the company said in a filing with the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • SANTA MONICA, Calif.— The publisher of "Guitar Hero" is readying a comeback tour. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to resurrect the once-popular video game franchise, which involved players rhythmically tapping guitar-shaped controllers along to music. "We said we would bring it back when we've got true innovation," said Jamie Jackson, creative...

  • April 10- Security software maker Symantec Corp has been seeking buyers for its storage software business, Veritas, or the entire company for several months, sources familiar with the matter said. Symantec has approached NetApp Inc, EMC Corp and several private equity firms to gauge their interest, the people said, asking asked not to be identified as the...

  • *GE set for $50 bln buyback plan; most active on NYSE. NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a week of solid gains as investors lauded GE's decision to divest most of its high-risk GE Capital business and repurchase up to $50 billion of its shares. General Electric shares had their biggest one-day jump since March 2009, up...

  • *GE set for $50 bln buyback plan; most active on NYSE. General Electric jumped 7.6 percent to $27.69 as the most active stock on the New York Stock Exchange, with more than 236 million shares changing hands. GE will sell the bulk of its $30 billion real estate portfolio over the next two years as it returns to its industrial roots, with Blackstone and Wells Fargo...

  • April 9- Discussions over a takeover by Intel Corp of smaller chip maker Altera Corp have ended as the companies were unable to agree on price, a person familiar with the matter said, but Altera shares rose, suggesting it is still a potential target. Altera's shares surged 4 percent at $43.75 in afternoon trading on Nasdaq after earlier falling as much as 8 percent.

  • April 9- Takeover talks between Intel Corp and Altera Corp have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, a person familiar with the matter said. Altera's shares fell as much as 8 percent to $38.67 in early trading, while Intel was down about 2 percent to $30.57. Intel and Altera did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • Interactive Entertainment and TT Games unveiled plans Thursday for "Lego Dimensions," a game and toy line combining real-world Lego bricks and figures with virtual game worlds depicted on screen. It's similar to the popular "Skylanders,"'' Disney Infinity "and" ambiio "series from Activision-Blizzard Inc., Walt Disney Co. and Nintendo Co.. Over the next two years,...

  • A Q&A about the malicious software known as ransomware Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:14 PM ET

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. A program called CryptoLocker appeared several years ago, and made files like word processing documents and photos inaccessible to computer users unless they paid a ransom, usually $500 to $700.

  • NEW YORK— It's a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom. It happened at Jeff Salter's home health care business last December. The network of nearly 30 computers at Caring Senior Service was infected with ransomware, malicious software that hackers use to try to...

  • April 7- Business software maker Informatica Corp said it would be bought for about $5.3 billion by private equity firms Permira Funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, in the biggest U.S. leveraged buyout so far this year. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash. The stock rose 4 percent on Monday after Reuters reported that...

  • Informatica going private in $5.3 billion sale Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Informatica Corp. is being acquired by private equity firms Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $5.3 billion. Under the deal, shareholders of the data and software company will receive $48.75 per share in cash, a 6.4 percent premium to Monday's closing price of $45.83. Informatica shares rose $1.93, or 4.2 percent, to $47.76...

 

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  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.