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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China Sept 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group said at an event in Shanghai on Wednesday. The Xbox One will be the first foreign-made console to be launched in China in 14 years after the government this year lifted a 2000 ban on gaming consoles.

  • Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3 DS video-game machine sales. Kyoto- based Nintendo reported a 9.92 billion yen April-June loss compared with an 8.62 billion yen profit a year earlier.

  • Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.. Users in Australia, Canada and India will also get a version of Cortana, although the company said that would be an earlier test mode.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peak at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • How Samsung could (still) win the smartphone wars Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    A Samsung Galaxy Tab S is on display at Madison Square Garden in New York during an event.

    With lowered guidance, Samsung should focus on how to dominate lower cost smartphones from Chinese companies and maintain its large market share.

  • Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. Moskovitz is trying to turn that chronic headache into an afterthought with Asana, a San Francisco startup he runs with former Facebook and Google product manager, Justin Rosenstein.

  • China probes Microsoft for monopoly: Report     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    China is investigating Microsoft in monopoly case, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • Microsoft is suspected of violating China's anti-monopoly laws. Robert Atkinson, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, says the investigation is a "show trial" and is retaliation for the U.S. government filing suit against Chinese hackers.

  • Donald Sterling ruling is appeal-proof Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Donald Sterling

    The Donald Sterling ruling is pretty appeal-proof. He has a few last-gasp options but it's not looking good for him, says Mitchell Epner.

  • Microsoft latest US tech target in Beijing Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET
    China says it is investigating Microsoft for suspected monopolistic practices.

    Citing compatibility issues, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said Microsoft is suspected of a monopoly.