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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say more."

  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.

  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea— but it doesn't quite work.

  • Meet Groupon's new dance partner: Snapchat Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    Online deal site Groupon has enlisted an unlikely ally in its new marketing efforts: Snapchat.

  • Samsung launches Gear S smartwatch ahead of iWatch Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Samsung has launched its Gear S smartwatch just days ahead of Apple's expected iWatch launch, as the wearable market continues to heat up.

  • Microsoft's Nadella to visit China amid probe Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:52 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust probe.

  • Twitter: We’re happy for our users not to tweet Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Twitter's 'number two' head honcho told CNBC he was not concerned about the number of its users who were choosing not to 'tweet.'

  • Aug 28- Private equity firm Lion Capital LLP has told American Apparel Inc that it is exercising its right to fill one of the two vacant board seats it controls at the apparel retailer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • IPO to rekindle 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Jack Ma Yun.

    Son's nose for an investment has turned Alibaba into a stake worth $50 billion as the Chinese e-commerce giant heads for the biggest U.S. tech IPO.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28-' Open data'- the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses- isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

  • VCs 'partying like it's 1999,' says McNamee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners

    The sky-high valuations of some tech start-ups have yet to be justified, says investor Roger McNamee.

  • Peer-to-peer banker LendingClub files for IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Renaud Laplanche, co-founder and chief executive officer of LendingClub

    Alibaba has dominated the IPO headlines, but LendingClub's plans to raise $500 million in an offering likely has greater relevance to Americans.

  • Square heads for $6 billion valuation: Sources Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey

    Payments provider Square is in the process of raising capital at a $6 billion valuation, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain and Com Hem AB in Sweden. TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in the second quarter ended July 31.

  • Aug 26- Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". "Together Zync and Cloud Platform will offer studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs," Google product manager Belwadi Srikanth wrote in a blog, announcing the deal.

  • These 7 companies set the bar for shrinking taxes Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    Google headquarters.

    The race is on among U.S. companies to find the best ways to cut their tax bills, reports USA Today.