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  • Microsoft makes design central to its future Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food— or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go.

  • July 21- A former top executive at Autonomy Corp is seeking to block Hewlett-Packard Co's settlement of three shareholder lawsuits over its troubled purchase of the British software company, saying HP officials are wrongly absolved of a $8.8 billion writedown.

  • July 21- Activist investor Elliott Management Corp has taken a $1 billion stake in EMC Corp and plans to push it to spin off virtualization software unit VMware Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Ex-Autonomy CFO opposes HP shareholder settlement Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    July 21- A former chief financial officer of Autonomy Corp is opposing a settlement between Hewlett-Packard Co executives and directors and the company's shareholders over HP's troubled $11.1 billion acquisition of the British software company.

  • July 21- Portfolio manager Will Danoff, who oversees $110 billion in Fidelity Investments' Contrafund, has warned that "elevated valuations" are lurking in the high-growth sector of the stock market, causing more risk for investors.

  • CONTRAFUND SAYS VALUATIONS FOR SOME SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE HIGH BUT CONFIDENT IN RISK-ADJUSTED RETURN POTENTIAL.

  • TORONTO, July 21- BlackBerry Limited named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer on Monday, filling a position that had been vacant since November following a management reshuffle. Prior to that he was an executive of Sybase, an enterprise software maker that was formerly run by current BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

  • IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The IRS says Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails.

  • July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor. NQ Mobile shares fell as much as 21 percent in early trading before reversing course to trade up almost 15 percent by midday.

  • July 18- The Vatican has become enmeshed in a struggle between Hewlett-Packard Co and Michael Lynch, the former CEO of the UK software company Autonomy Corp bought by HP in 2011 in a deal that led to a big loss for the U.S. technology giant.

  • NQ Mobile shares fall after auditor dismissed Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    NQ Mobile, a Chinese mobile software maker facing allegations of fraud, saw its shares fall after it dismissed its independent auditor.

  • July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor.

  • NQ Mobile dismisses PwC as independent auditor Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    July 18- NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor. NQ shares fell 11 percent before the bell.

  • BANGKOK, July 18- Thailand's military government has postponed for one year an auction for fourth-generation mobile phone bandwidth, potentially causing billions of dollars of lost investment and sales in a sector that accounts for a tenth of the economy.

  • Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google's Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft's own Windows Phone system.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- International Business Machines Corp's software business grew less than expected in the second quarter, sparking a selloff in the company's stock on Thursday, even as its revenue beat forecasts.

  • UPDATE 2-IBM software sales weaker than expected Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 17- International Business Machines Corp's software business grew less than expected in the second quarter, sparking a sell-off in the company's stock, even as its revenue beat forecasts.

  • UPDATE 1-IBM beats revenue estimates, EPS Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 17- International Business Machines Corp reported higher than expected quarterly revenue and earnings per share, as it continued its shift to higher-end businesses such as big data, cloud computing, and security and mobile services. IBM shares fell 0.62 percent to $191.30 in after-hours trade.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- International Business Machines Corp reported higher than expected quarterly revenue, as it continued to divest low performing sectors and shift to higher-end businesses such as big data, cloud computing, and security and mobile services.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 17- Microsoft Corp intends to wind down Xbox Entertainment Studios, a source familiar with its plans said, becoming the first major tech company to give up on making original shows in a battle for the living room couch.