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  • India issues fresh tax notice to Vodafone - report Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 2:55 AM ET

    MUMBAI, April 19- Indian tax authorities have issued a fresh notice to Vodafone Group Plc seeking re-assessment of tax returns for assessment year 2009-2010, news channel ET Now reported on Saturday citing sources familiar with the development. The government in January said it would not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone in a long-running...

  • FireEye Inc, a prominent U.S. security company, said the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems Inc's Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft Corp's ubiquitous Windows operating system. FireEye has been assisting the agencies probing those attacks, but it said it could not comment on whether the spies are the same ones who...

  • April 17- Chinese e-commerce company Baozun Inc filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of American Depository Shares, becoming the second e-commerce firm from the country that has filed to list in the United States this year. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are underwriting the IPO, the company said in a preliminary...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 10.3 percent to $2.58 with 51,729,600 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $124.75 with 49,231,700 shares traded. Athersys Inc. fell 35.8 percent to $1.40 with 24,482,200 shares traded.

  • What does Google stand to lose in the EU case? Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Google Inc said on Wednesday it strongly disagreed with the European Commission which accused the U.S. company of distorting Internet searches in its favor and launched an antitrust probe into its mobile operating system Android.

    The European Union's antitrust suit against Google is not the first. The euro zone has a history of going after big American tech firms.

  • *Separate from Google antitrust investigation. BRUSSELS, April 17- Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip is expected to formally announce the new strategy on May 6.

  • What Wall Street's looking for in FB, GOOG, AMZN Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    Facebook on a mobile tablet.

    Tech earnings kick off in a big way next week.

  • This Android-rival has a big new partner Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:17 PM ET
    A press conference unveiled the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in New York, Oct. 25, 2012.

    Microsoft partners with start-up Cyanogen to create an open source platform that doesn’t rely on Google.

  • Microsoft and Yahoo to alter search and ad deal Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer smiles during a press conference at the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in San Francisco.

    A new deal between Microsoft and Yahoo will allow Yahoo to deliver its own search results. The New York Times reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps are available to...

  • Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said...

  • First Google, then Facebook, then...who? Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Google CEO Larry Page

    Who comes after Google and Facebook? That's what marketers are trying to determine as ad dollars move to the web and mobile.

  • The $1 trillion force lifting this bull market Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    More than $250-billion in buyback authorizations were approved in the past three months.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Senior U.S. lawmakers reached agreement on Thursday on the wording of a bill aimed at giving the White House "fast track" authority to negotiate a Pacific trade pact that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia. The Obama administration announced in late 2009 that it was entering TPP negotiations with Australia,...

  • China suspends rules on tech companies serving banks Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:18 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on March 30, 2015 in Beijing

    China has suspended a policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies out of the country's banking sector. The NYT reports.

  • The group recognized at a White House ceremony Thursday included a Berkeley, California, woman whose efforts helped get paid family leave for workers in the state. Obama was introduced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The software company recently announced that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give paid time off to its employees that do work for Microsoft.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 6.3 percent to $2.87 with 26,711,700 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 5 percent to $126.17 with 27,452,800 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 3.0 percent to $21.88 with 32,735,800 shares traded.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. As has been the case since the companies...

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    April 16- Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 search partnership, giving Yahoo more control over how search results are displayed on desktops and mobile devices. The 10- year search partnership, crafted by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, allowed the companies to amend or terminate it after five years.

  • Microsoft and Yahoo amend search deal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    April 16- Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc amended a 2009 partnership to give Yahoo more flexibility to enhance the search services on any platform. Microsoft will get exclusive rights to sell ads delivered by its Bing ads platform, while Yahoo will continue to sell ads on its Gemini platform. The 10- year search partnership was crafted by former Microsoft CEO Steve...