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  • SEATTLE, Jan 26- Microsoft Corp said on Monday fiscal second-quarter profit fell, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company had a one-time tax expense relating to an audit in the United States. The world's largest software company reported profit of $5.86 billion, or 71 cents per share, compared with $6.56 billion,...

  • Microsoft earnings report doesn't excite market Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC. Revenue from cloud computing products, in which businesses pay...

  • Jan 26- Activist investor Elliott Management disclosed an 8 percent stake in enterprise software maker Informatica Corp in a filing on Monday and may push for the company to be sold, according to a person familiar with the matter. Informatica, which is based in Redwood City, California, competes in the middleware software space with Tibco, a company that went...

  • European pension funds lobby Oracle on pay, governance Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:12 PM ET

    Jan 25- Two European pension funds have written a letter to Oracle Corp complaining about leading shareholder Larry Ellison's large influence over the U.S. business software company and urging it to allow outsider shareholders a greater say in the company's unpopular pay policies. In a letter addressed to the Oracle board that was seen by Reuters, the...

  • UPDATE 1-Amazon to buy Israeli start-up Annapurna Labs Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ JERUSALEM, Jan 22- U.S. tech giant Amazon confirmed on Thursday that it has agreed to buy Israeli chipmaker Annapurna Labs for its cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. Annapurna Labs is owned by businessman Avigdor Willenz with other investors including British chip designer ARM and venture capital firm Walden International, the...

  • Jan 22- British mobile banking software maker Monitise Plc has put itself up for sale, blaming changes in its business model for its third revenue warning in a year. Monitise, which switched to a subscription model from one based on licences last year, said it had hired Moelis& Co to conduct an "all encompassing" strategic review that included "corporate...

  • Jan 21- More than 4,000 employees of American Express Co will lose their jobs over the next year as part of a restructuring program at the credit card company, a spokeswoman said. This will occur over the course a year throughout the organization, " Marina Hoffmann Norville, a spokeswoman for American Express, said in an email. It said American Express would continue...

  • Jan 21- American Express Co plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs over the next year, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed company representative. American Express, which reported fourth-quarter results, was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters. American Express reported a 10.7 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as...

  • AmEx profit rises 10.7 pct Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    Jan 21- American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported a 10.7 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as customers in the United States spent more using its cards and the company earned higher net interest income. Net income rose to $1.45 billion, or $1.39 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $1.31 billion, or $1.21 per share, a year...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to retain customers in the mobile era. "It's a necessary evil as CEO Satya Nadella and Microsoft have recognized the' golden goose' and major revenue...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to hold onto customers in the new mobile era that has largely bypassed it. The announcement by Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft's operating...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. But the initial reaction of analysts and consumers after its Jan. 14 launch suggests the Z1 will struggle...

  • Va. man charged with killing ex's new husband Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:53 AM ET

    ASHBURN, Va.— A northern Virginia man who claimed a role as a co-founder of the address book software company Plaxo is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife's new husband at her home while the woman and three of her children were inside, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if the woman or her children witnessed the shooting of Corey Mattison, who had wed...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Next week may show whether U.S. stocks are finally undergoing a long-awaited correction or if a recent run of losses are just a bump on the road to more gains. This month, the benchmark index fell five sessions in a row, from Jan. 8 through Jan. 15, shedding more than 3 percent in the process. Oil prices have fallen in half in recent months, trading below $50 a...

  • SAYS EXPORTS OF SOFTWARE, COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE AND DEVICES, INCLUDING MOBILE PHONES, COMPUTERS AND TELEVISIONS, WILL NOT NEED A LICENSE.

  • GRAPEVINE, Texas— GameStop's shares are rising in premarket trading Wednesday as the company said that video game demand was strong during the holiday period. GameStop Corp. said that the increase was driven by a 94.4 percent rise in PS4 and Xbox One software, including titles like Activision's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V and...

  • SEOUL/ NEW DELHI, Jan 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's aim to build a software ecosystem to rival Google Inc's Android. The Z1 device went on sale in India in Wednesday for 5,700 rupees each, targeting first-time smartphone buyers, the...

  • SEOUL/ NEW DEHLI, Jan 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched the first smartphone powered by its Tizen operating system, a major development in the tech giant's ambition to build a software ecosystem to rival Android. The Z1 went on sale in India for 5,700 rupees each, targeting users looking for their first smartphone, the world's No.1...

  • GameStop's December same-store sales up 4.4 pct Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    Jan 13- Video game retailer GameStop Corp said December comparable store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.. Shares of the world's largest retailer of video game products rose about 10 percent to $36 in extended trading. New software sales grew 5.8 percent during the...

  • The company is working with banks including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse on the offering, which could come later this year, those people said this week. Representatives for Apigee, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse declined to comment. Some of the customers it lists on its website include Walgreens, eBay Inc, Shell, Live Nation...

 

  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark Berniker

    Mark Berniker is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.

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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.