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  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39- year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.

  • *Earnings pin back Sandvik, SGS. EDINBURGH, July 17- European stocks fell on Thursday, with appetite for equities dented by new Western sanctions on Russia and a mixed earnings picture. Stocks with high exposure to Russia were among the top fallers after the European Union and the United States increased sanctions on the country.

  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • Apple-IBM partnership smacks BlackBerry stock Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A Canadian flag is pictured in front of a Blackberry sign in Waterloo, Canada.

    BlackBerry's shares took a hit after IBM said it planned to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with business applications.

  • *Software AG down 14 pct after cutting sales outlook. LONDON, July 15- European shares were little changed on Tuesday as a gloomy outlook statement from Software AG was partly offset by strong earnings reports from Scandinavian companies such as H&M.

  • LONDON, July 15- European shares pulled back on Tuesday, with tech shares leading fallers after business software maker Software AG cut its sales outlook. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent at 1,361.32 points at 0704 GMT, pausing after an 0.8 percent increase in the previous session.

  • July 14- Microsoft Corp is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans.

  • July 14- Microsoft Corp is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 14- U.S. government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of the country's top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday.

  • July 11- Silver Lake Partners LP has agreed to pay $29.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused several large private equity firms of conspiring not to outbid each other on takeovers prior to the financial crisis.

  • Cybercrime bust frees 4.7M PCs, Microsoft says Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    Microsoft said it freed 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation.

  • LONDON, July 11- Dutch software company Exact Holding said that it had been approached by parties about a possible takeover, with indicative offers at 30- 35 euros a share, and was engaged in preliminary discussions.

  • BANGALORE, July 11- India's second largest IT services provider Infosys Ltd said on Friday it would boost investment in cloud computing, smartphone apps and other new technologies to win more high-margin outsourcing contracts.

  • BOSTON, July 10- Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week.

  • SEATTLE, July 10- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella deferred any comment on widely expected job cuts at the software company on Thursday, after circulating a memo to employees promising to "flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes."

  • BOSTON, July 10- U.S. security software maker Symantec Corp said it is holding discussions with authorities in Beijing after a state-controlled Chinese newspaper reported that the Ministry of Public Security had banned use of one of its products.

  • BOSTON, July 10- U.S. security software maker Symantec Corp said it is holding discussions with authorities in Beijing after a state-controlled Chinese newspaper reported that the Ministry of Public Security had banned the use of one of its products.

  • BOSTON, July 9- Microsoft Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Vitalwerks Internet Solutions that alleged the privately held Web services firm failed to take proper steps to prevent its systems from being abused by cybercriminals.

  • Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo. The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an upcoming video game set after the events of the original 1979 film.

 

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