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Research in Motion Ltd. rose 1.2 percent to $9.16 with 11,548,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 5 percent to $21.41 with 20,269,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $68.13 with 31,805,400 shares traded.
NEW YORK-- Barnes& Noble will stop offering a stand-alone Nook app for Windows and instead deliver Nook media to Microsoft's Consumer Reader app. Microsoft, which took a 6.8 percent stake in the Nook unit in 2012, agreed to an updated revenue sharing plan with Barnes& Noble.
What will be the role of Bill Gates at Microsoft? Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Bill Gates' comments on Satya Nadella and change at Microsoft. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
*Microsoft withdraws support for Windows XP on April 8. LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 14- Banks around the world, consumed with meeting more stringent capital regulations, will miss a deadline to upgrade outdated software for automated teller machines and face additional costs to Microsoft to keep them secure.
In a Rolling Stone interview, Bill Gates said that Microsoft was also looking to buy the company, noting that it has a very large user base.
SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, March 13- It may be one of Microsoft Corp's biggest squandered opportunities. The speed with which apps like Quip have been adopted is forcing Microsoft to intensify its efforts to bring the powerful but ageing Office software suite to tablets and smartphones, according to people close to the company.
*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
Four U.S. tech firms hold about $124 billion in U.S. Treasurys, earning them tax-free interest, the U.K.'s Bureau of Investigative Journalism said.
Treasury debt, much of it offshore, earning them tax-free interest, the UK's Bureau of Investigative Journalism said on Thursday. The finding means Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Cisco Systems Inc hold a large proportion of the $254.9 billion held in their foreign subsidiaries in U.S.
Activist investors have moved the needle on the dividend payouts of cash-rich tech companies. The sector now leads the market in dividend growth.
SEATTLE, March 11- Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it appointed Mason Morfit, president of activist investor ValueAct Capital, as a board member. The world's largest software company offered Morfit a board seat in August, following months of lobbying by ValueAct for a say on how Microsoft is run.
Titanfall, a new game from makers of "Call of Duty," is expected to be one of the biggest games of 2014.
Jive has hired Qatalyst Partners, the investment bank led by Silicon Valley dealmaker Frank Quattrone, to find a buyer, the blog Re/Code reported, citing sources. Jive approached Oracle Corp, SAP AG and Workday Inc, but was rebuffed by them, the sources told the blog.
Here's why new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is likely to do what Steve Ballmer could not, says Tasha Eurich, author of the book "Bankable Leadership."
There's no shortage of music streaming services these days, but Rdio's CEO Anthony Bay doesn't seem worried.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss President Obama's appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis' show Between Two Ferns to "promote" Obamacare.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the launch of sci-fi combat game, "Titanfall" and how Microsoft is hoping the game will boost lagging Xbox One sales. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.
Microsoft is betting on "Titanfall" to boost sales of its Xbox One device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony's PlayStation 4.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
What's behind investor activist Carl Icahn's battle with Marc Andreessen, the entrepreneur turned technology investor.