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  • Applying those precepts to IBM is proving particularly tricky as many of the company's old-line businesses have already been shut down or sold, while the units that are supposed to push future growth, such as cloud and security, face stiff competition. "I don't expect to see anything of that magnitude coming from IBM in part because they have systematically...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. Shares of Apple rose 1.3 percent to about $101.10 in after-hours trade. Some investors hope that Apple's recently forged...

  • Oct 20- Amazon.com Inc signed a multi-year deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with on the price of e-books, Business Insider reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Online book retailer Amazon had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing. Amazon had been locked in a war...

  • Amazon confirms it will deliver groceries in NYC Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Amazon’s grocery delivery business is launching in New York City on Friday, the company said.

  • Cramer Remix: Here's why the market bounced Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Jim Cramer takes a look at why the market rallied on Thursday and warns investors that it may be a temporary bounce

  • Netflix: Anatomy of a disaster Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone 5s in this photograph taken in Washington.

    Jim Cramer analyzes what caused the drop in Netflix on Thursday, and how this impacts its role as a "cult stock"

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc's faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season expected to be swamped by mobile devices. At a launch event on Thursday, Chief Executive Tim Cook called Apple's new line-up, which includes a...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices. Apple may struggle, however, to arouse the same passion for tablets as in past years, among consumers faced...

  • Netflix stock attractive here: Mark Mahaney Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    The selloff in Netflix stock following weak subscriber growth is an opportunity, Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets says.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices. Apple may struggle, however, to arouse the same passion for tablets as in past years, among consumers faced...

  • Merry Christmas! Hiring may hit dot-com boom level Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    A Now Hiring sign to attract seasonal employees

    Christmas season retail hiring is expected to significantly outpace the level seen in 2013.

  • Early movers: GS, DAL, MAT, AXP, NFLX & more Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Alibaba Group IPO goes public.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • EBay, Wal-Mart warnings stir holiday sales concerns Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15- EBay Inc on Wednesday joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc in cutting its outlook for the all-important holiday season, suggesting that the fourth quarter may turn out to be weaker than some analysts predicted as recently as last week. EBay and Wal-Mart blamed divergent factors such as food stamp reductions and unfavorable search-engine...

  • Cramer Remix: Hidden reasons for the market swings Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:58 PM ET

    Jim Cramer looks for the hidden reasons for the volatile market on Wednesday

  • UPDATE 2-Netflix's U.S. growth slows, shares plunge Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Oct 15- Netflix Inc signed up fewer video streaming subscribers than forecast for the quarter that ended in September as its U.S. growth slowed markedly, sending its shares plunging as much as 27 percent. Netflix attracted about 980,000 new customers in the United States, its largest market, down from 1.29 million in the same period a year earlier.

  • Oct 15- Netflix Inc reported quarterly net subscriber additions below its forecast due to lower subscriber growth in the United States, sending the video-streaming company's shares down as much as 27 percent in extended trading. Netflix added a net of about 3 million customers worldwide in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, below its forecast of 3.7 million.

  • Netflix's stock plunges as subscriber growth slips Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— This is a sequel that Netflix shareholders never wanted to see: The world's largest Internet video service has once again turned off potential viewers with a price increase that is punishing the company's stock price. The backlash surfaced in a third-quarter earnings report that Netflix Inc. released Wednesday. Netflix's subscriber growth...

  • BUZZ-TIME WARNER, NETFLIX, AMAZON: HBO'S NEW ONLINE STREAMING. **Shares of video streaming company Netflix Inc down 3 pct at $436.54. **Up to Tuesday's close, Time Warner and Netflix stocks had risen about 7 pct and 22 pct, respectively, this year, while Amazon stock had fallen about 23 pct.

  • HBO unleashes streaming from cable contracts Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    "HBO and ESPN are the two main reasons why people have cable and satellite TV," says Forrester analyst James McQuivey. Video streamers aren't falling behind on entertainment— cord-cutters watched about 100 hours of video per month during the first half of this year, estimates the Internet research firm Sandvine. The trend accelerated as Netflix's Internet...

  • These companies are the greenest in the world Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    Multinational giants BMW, Samsung and Unilever are among companies recognized for their green credentials, according to a new index.