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  • Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. Ozzie, 58, Microsoft's former chief software architect, hopes to orchestrate voice's comeback through Talko, a mobile application being released Tuesday for the iPhone.

  • Facebook to introduce new advertising platform -WSJ Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:30 PM ET

    Sept 22- Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter. The product is a redesigned version of Atlas Advertiser Suite, an ad management and measurement platform that Facebook bought from Microsoft Corp last year.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $101.06 with 50,126,900 shares traded. ChinaNet Online Holdings Inc. rose 62.8 percent to $3.19 with 36,915,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 9 percent to $24.97 with 20,807,700 shares traded.

  • Microsoft delays launch of its Xbox One in China Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:51 AM ET
    Boxes of Xbox One devices at the Xbox One Gaming Tournament on November 23, 2013 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

    Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, but said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • Amazon loses key payments leader to Microsoft Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    Iain Kennedy most recently oversaw the product management team that was working on a new set of payments-related products for consumers.

  • How China's web clampdown hurts Google Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 9:04 PM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Google Inc. logo displayed outside the building housing the company's China headquarters in Beijing, China.

    Google's problems in China just got worse. The New York Times reports.

  • Microsoft delays launch of Xbox One in China Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Xbox and PlayStation signage on display at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China. The company said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • BEIJING, Sept 21- Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year.

  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

  • Sixth weekly gain in seven as Dow ends at record Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    Alibaba Group signage at the New York Stock Exchange during IPO, September 19, 2014.

    Stocks rose Friday amid enthusiasm for Alibaba's market debut and relief over voting in Scotland.

  • *Alibaba soars in debut, Yahoo falls. NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge higher to set a record for a second straight session.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Holly Riggle, a 29- year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less "original" than it was under former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $100.96 with 62,126,100 shares traded. ChinaNet Online Holdings Inc. rose 92.2 percent to $1.96 with 22,262,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $25.20 with 40,878,100 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled.

  • Some consumers say Apple is losing its 'cool' factor Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    A Reuters/Ipsos poll who said Apple had become somewhat or much less cool in the last two years.

  • Some consumers say Apple is losing its "cool" factor Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Holly Riggle, a 29- year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less "original" than it was under former chief executive Steve Jobs.

  • Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card at retail stores.

  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse's begins its first day trading as a public company. Jubilant CEO Jack Ma stood on the NYSE trading floor Friday as eight Alibaba customers, including an American cherry farmer and a Chinese Olympian, rang the opening bell from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans' access to the internet. The letter, which was dated Sept. 16 and released publicly on Thursday, comes as the FCC conducts a formal review of the merger.

  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

    Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, currently Oracle's presidents, will become the CEOs of the company.