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  • INSIGHT-Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls' Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Oct 22- For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. NetApp, a Silicon Valley maker of sophisticated data storage devices, last...

  • Oct 21- IBM's woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companies are run. IBM kicked its 2015 operating earnings goal off the back of the truck on Monday, blaming an outright fall in third-quarter revenues on a sudden downturn in client spending. "We saw a marked slowdown in...

  • BOSTON/ BEIJING, Oct 21- Apple Inc's iCloud storage service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the Beijing government is behind the campaign. An Apple representative declined comment on the allegations that Beijing was trying to spy on Apple customers, but noted that the...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $102.47 with 88,395,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 2.5 percent to $23.51 with 32,982,500 shares traded. Comcast Corp. rose 1.7 percent to $52.19 with 27,805,700 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money. Minecraft, a video game phenomenon with over 100 million users, is such a hot property that Microsoft Corp recently forked out $2.5 billion for its maker, Mojang AB.

  • *DDC to expand into Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. Djibouti Data Center, set up by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, is the first data centre and Internet exchange in east Africa connected to eight fibre optic cables that are part of the main Internet route from Europe to Asia. The Internet route travels through the Mediterranean,...

  • BOSTON/ BEIJING, Oct 20- Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. The attack comes several weeks after Apple said it would begin storing iCloud data for Chinese users on China...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. Large stock awards have not been necessary for Microsoft's previous two CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve...

  • Microsoft's Nadella gets $84M pay package Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:50 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth $84.3 million, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards. Microsoft said Nadella's actual compensation for the company's fiscal year 2014 is worth $11.6 million after excluding the long-term stock awards and a $13.5 million one-time retention award he received before his...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The massive stock awards, valued at $79.8 million overall, were designed to keep Nadella at Microsoft...

  • 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...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. Azure is the name of Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, essentially a group of datacenters that allow users to access large amounts of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Apple Inc and IBM have signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and apps developed jointly under their recently forged strategic alliance, chief financial officer Luca Maestri told Reuters. Their alliance is aimed at helping Apple delve more deeply into the business of serving corporate clients, a business...

  • Here's why the stock market is calmer this week Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Traders gather at the post that trades IBM on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 20, 2014.

    The market is much calmer this week amid expectations of a more dovish Fed, stabilization in oil prices and easing Ebola concerns.

  • Satya Nadella: The one Microsoft     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about the reorganization of its cloud structure.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 2.1 percent to $99.76 with 65,012,400 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 8.5 percent to $10.30 with 28,087,100 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $22.93 with 34,022,100 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Corporate America's cash stockpile increased to a record $1.65 trillion in mid-2014 from $1.64 trillion at the end of 2013, although the pace of growth has slowed sharply, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday. "U.S. corporate cash balances continue to grow on the back of modest economic expansion," Richard Lane, Moody's senior vice president,...

  • Microsoft CEO's global strategy     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about where he sees strength in the global economy and how it impacts their international strategy.

  • Microsoft's Nadella: Naive on women's pay     Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about comments on compensation for women in the workplace, and what he can do to fix the disparity.

  • Earnings top the list of what could rock the market Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 17, 2014.

    After the most turbulent market week in years, some strategists are ready to call the all clear. But others say stocks could test the lows of the past week.