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  • The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, so many companies are pinning their hopes for a revival in the PC market on the latest version of Microsoft's operating system. Among them is Toshiba, which launched its new Satellite Radius 12 this week, priced at 1,449 euros in Europe.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.— Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy. The Florida senator visited the Lamp Post Group, a startup incubator in Chattanooga, to discuss his plans for promoting innovation. Chattanooga promotes itself as the Gig...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said. Troy Wragg, 34, of Georgia; Amanda Knorr, 32, of Pennsylvania; and Wayde McKelvy,...

  • Iceland hopes new incentives can entice Silicon Valley. *Iceland's energy and cable data: http://link.reuters.com/ven45w. COPENHAGEN, Sept 3- As it emerges from financial isolation, Iceland is trying to make a name for itself again, this time in the business of data centres-- warehouses that consume enormous amounts of energy to store the information of 3.2...

  • *Tech stocks lead, Netflix hit by short-sell recommendation. *Ambarella's forecast drags down GoPro. It's market volatility, it's nervousness, it's an inability to call the direction of the market, "said Jake Dollarhide, chief executive officer of Longbow Asset Management in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher, partly recovering from the worst start to September in 13 years, as investors eyed global markets, data, and oil.

  • Apple, Goldman among Dow's best values after rout Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    People entering an Apple store in New York

    With the Dow down 11 percent from an all-time high, many of its members are starting to look mighty cheap.

  • *Tech stock lead gainers, Netflix hit by short-sell call. *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. Wall Street had closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term selloff.

  • LAGOS, Sept 2- A year ago, computer science graduate Tolulope Komolafe was among the millions of young Nigerians unable to find full-time work. Fortunately, she was able to live with her brother in their Lagos home and avoid having to survive on her meagre income. Komolafe, 25, now works for Andela, a Lagos- based company that trains computer programmers and...

  • *Ambarella's forecast drags on stock and GoPro. *Navistar falls on possibility of SEC lawsuit. However, Netflix fell 3 percent after Citron Research recommended a short call on the stock.

  • APNewsBreak: Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:41 AM ET

    The American Egg Board, which is responsible for the "Incredible, Edible Egg" slogan, waged a campaign to counter the emergence of Hampton Creek's Just Mayo spread, and even tried to prevent its sale at Whole Foods grocery stores, according to documents provided to The Associated Press. Publicly, the American Egg Board has sought to downplay Hampton Creek as just...

  • China’s soft patch may put big dent in tech stocks Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    The logo of the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair is seen in front of one of the fair's main entrances ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA, on September 02, 2015 in Berlin.

    A stimulus from the Chinese government, even if effective, may not buffer big tech companies like Apple and Cisco from a slowdown in China sales.

  • CBS bringing limited live NFL to portable devices Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:29 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk by the CBS headquarters building in New York.

    CBS will allow viewers to live stream two regular NFL season games on their portable devices, expanding its services to the Internet viewer base.

  • Tuesday's roller-coaster session by the numbers Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 5:52 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    All major U.S. markets ended in correction on Tuesday. Read about what else happened during the trading session.

  • SAP HANA Vora, as the database query software will be known, aims to give businesses greater insights into the vast volumes of data organisations are collecting from customer feedback, along with sensors installed in products, vehicles and networks. But Europe's biggest software company has to convince its customer base, which includes the world's biggest...

  • Look who isn't sweating the tech stock rout Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 PM ET
    Dollars cash

    While volatility hits Chinese and U.S. stock markets, Silicon Valley investors say they aren't seeing big effects.

  • Sept 1- Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business. Yahoo is also preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and is...

  • Sept 1- ValueAct Capital Management LP, the $18 billion activist hedge fund, recorded a 1.6 percent gain in the second quarter of 2015, a "difficult year" for its strategy due to falling oil prices and China's slowdown, according to a letter to its investors. "We took action to position the portfolio for the long term this quarter by selling shares in our high return...

  • Apple is beating enterprise tech at its own game Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple's deals with Cisco and IBM speak to an emerging theme: Consumer technology companies are sweeping through the enterprise realm.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords. The information is used by Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated digital assistant, and other new features that try to...