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  • SYDNEY, March 30- Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey hinted on Monday at changes that could force digital companies like Apple Inc, Google Inc, Alibaba Group Holding and Uber to pay more tax on transactions that take place in Australia. Up for discussion are a cut to Australia's corporate tax rate, a broadening of the goods and services that are included in the GST and...

  • CHICAGO, March 28- Best Buy Co Inc plans to close some stores and consolidate its operations in Canada, the U.S. electronics retailer's second-largest market, in a move that will hurt earnings this year, the company said on Saturday. The move to a single brand will cut 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time jobs, and cost the company about US $200 million to US $280 million...

  • *Kleiner venture capital firm wins against ex-partner Ellen Pao. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world. A California jury also...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury ruled Friday to clear venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination in a lawsuit brought by a former woman partner, but the judge ordered jurors to resume deliberations on a claim of retaliation. The jury in California Superior Court decided that gender was not the reason Kleiner did...

  • *Ex-venture capital firm partner sued for gender discrimination. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury cleared venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination in a high profile lawsuit brought by female former partner Ellen Pao. The case laid bare the personnel matters of the firm that backed Google Inc and Amazon.com...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury has reached a verdict in a high profile gender discrimination lawsuit brought by former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm, a court official said on Friday. The verdict will be read at 2 p.m. PT in San Francisco Superior Court in a case that helped spark a broad discussion...

  • Amazon in talks for biggest acquisition yet: Report Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Amazon Prime box, Amazon Prime

    Amazon is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant.

  • How ex-Googlers are building the future...again Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    The co-founders of Rubrik

    To build a computing backup system for the future, one start-up is turning to engineers from Google and Facebook who have already done it.

  • Google is still the place everyone wants to work Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington, D.C. headquarters.

    Google remains the most attractive first job for U.S. computer science graduates for the seventh year in a row, a survey shows.

  • Wall Street eyes Yellen, GDP Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as Wall Street attempted to halt this week's losses.

  • Early movers: DOW, BBRY, GME, RH, YHOO & more Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

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

  • Profit is set to crumble at these 19 companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Barbie dolls, manufactured by Mattel Inc.

    There are 19 companies in the S&P where analysts expect adjusted profit for the first quarter to swing from profit to loss. USA Today reports.

  • Netflix, Amazon, Hulu: Streaming 'upstarts' no more Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone 5s in this photograph taken in Washington.

    As more players join the online streaming field, companies like Netflix and Hulu find themselves in a new role, the NYT reports.

  • Tech giants face privacy fight from European student Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:28 AM ET
    Facebook on a mobile tablet.

    A law student contested the "safe harbour" agreement that allows Facebook and others to store data from EU citizens in the U.S. The FT reports.

  • Buy now! Three business models disrupting retail Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:07 PM ET
    Earth moving disruption

    Retail technology venture capitalist Kyle Fugere offers up three business models disrupting retail as we know it.

  • Sweet 16 a slam dunk for advertisers Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:37 PM ET
    Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship April 7, 2014.

    Top companies are making huge strides through their NCAA March Madness commercial spending.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 24- A former partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers was judged by a different standard than male colleagues, her attorney told jurors on Tuesday, as a landmark Silicon Valley sex bias case entered its final stages. During closing arguments in San Francisco Superior Court, plaintiff Ellen Pao's attorney Alan Exelrod...

  • UPDATE 5-Google poaches Morgan Stanley's CFO Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:11 PM ET

    *Google shares up 2.5 pct. March 24- Google Inc said it hired Ruth Porat, chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, as its own finance chief, a move signaling that the search engine company may be looking to bear down on fast growing expenses. Porat has helped execute a sweeping cost-cutting strategy across several business lines at Morgan Stanley.

  • UPDATE 4-Google hires Morgan Stanley CFO Porat as CFO Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    March 24- Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is leaving the bank to become Google Inc's CFO, the latest Wall Street executive to move to Silicon Valley, where fortunes can be built fast but businesses can also become irrelevant overnight. Porat, a California native, joined Morgan Stanley in 1987, and led Morgan Stanley's investment banking...

  • Your Android phone could be at risk from this… Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Attendees visit the Android booth during a Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco.

    Hackers are hijacking the app download process on Android smartphones and installing malware without users’ knowledge, a new report has found.