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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business. AOL, meanwhile, is adopting Microsoft's Bing search engine, replacing Google as the default option for visitors who want to...

  • SEATTLE, June 29- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search...

  • June 29- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search engine, and...

  • June 29- Microsoft Corp will close its web display advertising business, handing operations over to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc and cutting about 1,200 jobs, Bloomberg reported. Some of the affected employees will be moved to AOL and AppNexus, while some more will be offered positions at Microsoft, Bloomberg said, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Wacky leadership ideas that worked Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Trust fall exercise in office

    If it all began with Dale Carnegie, it's come a long way since then. Here are 5 of the uncommon leadership methods tied to big successes.

  • 4 tech trades on Nasdaq's chip drubbing Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    The Nasdaq in Times Square, New York.

    "Fast Money" traders discussed how to play tech stocks after chipmakers helped drag down the Nasdaq on Friday.

  • HANOI, June 26- Vietnam's prime minister approved the scrapping of a 49 percent foreign ownership cap across many listed firms on Friday in one of the country's boldest economic reforms yet, although some sectors will remain restricted. The communist government is stepping up reforms to the $184 billion economy after years of delay that have frustrated...

  • Microsoft is sending HoloLens to space to help NASA Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    Microsoft is sending its augmented reality HoloLens glasses into orbit to help out astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

  • June 25- Micron Technology Inc said it expects a further decline in prices of chips used in personal computers, and forecast revenue for the current quarter well below market estimates. Micron Technology makes both dynamic random access memory chips, used mostly in personal computers, and NAND memory chips for storing music, pictures and other data on...

  • Congress this week gave Obama "fast-track" power to speed the agreement through Congress. Microsoft Corp, International Business Machines Corp, AT&T Inc and Intel Corp see exports of digital services, such as software and technology consulting, rising in Asian markets. The deal would eliminate a 25 percent tariff on pickup trucks made in Japan and southeast...

  • *Group of eight investors include Virgin, Airbus, Bharti. OneWeb, whose backers include Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises, said it would use the funds to acquire 65 commercial rockets to launch satellite-borne Internet services to extend the reach of mobile operators to customers in remote corners of...

  • Google, GE top Europe corporate lobbying list Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    The General Electric Co. (GE) logo is displayed during the company's annual meeting.

    U.S. giants Google and GE are clocking the most corporate face time with Europe's top officials, a report by Transparency International has revealed.

  • Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft's Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows. Microsoft released them for Android phones this week in another move to make some of its most popular software tools available to people who don't use Microsoft's Windows operating system. There are still no comparable apps for phones...

  • Senate hands Obama major trade victory Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 5:01 PM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    The Senate collected enough votes to give Obama "fast track" trade authority, giving the White House a hard-fought victory.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. lawmakers approved legislation key to securing a hallmark Pacific trade deal by a comfortable margin on Wednesday, advancing President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen U.S. economic ties with Asia. After a six-week congressional battle including two brushes with failure, some fancy legislative footwork and myriad backroom...

  • America's top states for innovation in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States Technology and Innovation

    These 10 states lead the nation in tech investment, patents and research, which has helped reinvigorate their local economies.

  • Power Play: Learning to love what you hate Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Key to investing is learning to love what you hate.

  • Why Alibaba and Best Buy set up shop in Washington Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 6:55 AM ET

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gives his take on why companies like Alibaba, HBO and Apple have set up shop in his state.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- Google Genomics, the cloud-based computing business that is racing to increase its share of online DNA analytics, on Wednesday began offering a cloud service version of the popular DNA analysis software from the Broad Institute, a biomedical research organization. The Google Inc research tie-up comes as academic institutions and...

  • Facebook valuation highlights S&P 500 power shift Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:17 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook is now more valuable than Wal-Mart, which highlights a wider power shift at the top of the S&P 500 index.