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  • EBay CFO: It will get worse before it gets better Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    eBay app displayed on a tablet.

    EBay reported mixed quarterly earnings and revenue on Wednesday and announced plans to cut some 2,400 positions, or about 7 percent of its workforce.

  • Jan 21- Google Inc and Viacom Inc won the dismissal of a nationwide privacy lawsuit accusing them of illegally tracking the Internet activity of boys and girls who visited Nickelodeon's website, in order to send targeted advertising. The lawsuit claimed that Viacom secretly kept track of children under the age of 13 who streamed videos and played video games...

  • EBay to cut 2,400 jobs, spin off or sell enterprise unit Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. Other developments Wednesday: EBay said it may also spin off or sell its enterprise unit, which develops online shopping sites for brick-and-mortar retailers, and agreed to add an executive...

  • Google, Viacom kids' web privacy suit dismissed Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    A lawsuit accusing the companies of illegally tracking Internet activity of children in order to send targeted advertising was dismissed.

  • 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...

  • Jan 21- Google Inc and Viacom Inc won the dismissal of a nationwide privacy lawsuit accusing them of illegally tracking the Internet activity of boys and girls who visited Nickelodeon's website, in order to send targeted advertising. The lawsuit claimed that Viacom secretly kept track of children under the age of 13 who streamed videos and played video games...

  • Google's new weapon against Facebook: Cardboard Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    A Google Cardboard virtual reality headset for Android smartphones is shown during a promotional event in Paris.

    While Facebook is counting on the $2 billion purchase of Oculus to win in virtual reality, Google's answer is a smartphone and some cardboard.

  • 4chan founder to retire from site he started at age 15 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The founder of the popular, if at times notorious, online message board 4 chan is retiring as the site's administrator. Christopher Poole launched the site in 2003 when he was 15 years old. 4 chan lets users post messages and photos anonymously. Poole, known on the site as "Moot," said in a post on 4 chan's site news blog that a team of volunteers will take on his...

  • 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...

  • What to expect from eBay's earnings Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

    Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy breaks down two critical things to watch for from eBay earnings.

  • Peering into the future of virtual reality  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Oculus Rift remains the premiere name in virtual reality, but it may be Google's cheaper, cardboard alternative that pushes the fledgling industry into the mainstream.

  • Investors should be preparing for Nasdaq 5000 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    The Nasdaq is nearing the 5,000 mark, a level not seen since the dot-com bubble in March 2000. Should tech investors be worried or elated?

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- President Barack Obama, whose team is famous for its social media prowess, pleased tech watchers on Tuesday with mentions of Facebook Inc's photo sharing site Instagram and other Silicon Valley companies in his State of the Union address. The White House set the digital-savvy tone before the speech even started, breaking the tradition of...

  • BEIJING/ LOS ANGELES, Jan 21- As Netflix Inc tackles stalling U.S. growth, the online video pioneer known for hit political drama " House of Cards" plans a play for China that may see it lock horns with potent domestic firms that rule the world's biggest Internet market. Hastings told investors Netflix would start with a "modest" move in China centered around its...

  • Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In the world of e-books, you largely have a choice between Amazon's Kindle and everyone else. Amazon.com Inc. distributes its e-books in a proprietary format that isn't compatible with other devices and systems. I should be able to read on Barnes& Noble's Nook devices the books I've legitimately bought for Kobo devices, for instance.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Barack Obama, whose team is famous for its social media prowess, pleased tech watchers on Tuesday with mentions of Facebook Inc's photo sharing site Instagram and other Silicon Valley companies in his State of the Union address. The White House set the digital-savvy tone before the speech even started, breaking the tradition of...

  • Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows— and a new wearable 3 D gadget it calls the HoloLens. Microsoft is expanding Cortana to serve as a search engine and personal assistant, capable of answering questions and responding to commands such as "Play music" on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices.

  • HAWTHORNE, Calif.— SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a nearly 10 percent stake in SpaceX, a Hawthorne, California, company that employs more than 3,000 people. Musk, 43, also has publicly talked...

  • SpaceX raises $1 bln in funding from Google, Fidelity Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    Jan 20- Elon Musk- backed Space Exploration Technologies said it has raised about $1 billion in a financing round with two new investors, Google Inc and Fidelity.

  • SpaceX raises $1B from Google, Fidelity Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:47 PM ET
    Astronauts onboard the International Space Station successfully capture the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with the robotic arm as the station travels over the Mediterranean Sea at 05:54 EST (10:45 GMT) January 12, 2015.

    Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised a billion dollars in a financing round with two new investors, Google and Fidelity.