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  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services driven company as its smartphone market share has dwindled, has been lately touting new BBM features in a bid to make it a more viable messaging tool for clients such as corporations and government agencies that are on the lookout for a secure messaging service.

  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $95.60 with 55,014,100 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell 3.9 percent to $9.33 with 24,706,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.6 percent to $25.23 with 27,308,200 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

  • NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.

  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Singapore risks tarnishing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that require companies to prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs, analysts say.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss as small business customers spent more on advertising. Yelp shares fell as much as 3 percent in extended trading, before recovering most of the lost ground.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss, as it won more small businesses customers. Yelp, which listed almost three years ago, competes with internet search engines from Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp's Bing.

  • BRUSSELS/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google Inc's mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into the company's Web search practices left rivals and European politicians dissatisfied.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 2 percent to $98.15 with 19,307,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $25.60 with 12,686,700 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $74.88 with 23,281,300 shares traded.

  • Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. As recently as March, an American Express survey found 76 percent of owners planned to hire only when their revenue rose.

  • Best Buy CEO: Tablets 'crashing,' sees hope for PCs Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer of Best Buy Co.

    Best Buy, survivor of a breed that once included competitors like Circuit City, is trying to stay relevant. Re/code reports.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.

  • Smile! The 'selfie phone' may come soon Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.

    Microsoft gave employees a peek at a "selfie" phone featuring a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera at a meeting this week.

  • Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on Sept. 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 AM ET
    Boxes of Xbox One devices at the Xbox One Gaming Tournament on November 23, 2013 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

    The console will cost 3,699 yuan ($600) without the Kinect motion detection system and 4,299 yuan ($700) with Kinect.

  • The most attractive bankers work here Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest financier of them all? An analysis of one dating app's data breaks it down.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China Sept 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.