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  • *Latest setback for Google already mired in privacy, other issues. BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. Google has been in the EU's regulatory sights since 2010, and is also grappling with...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging antitrust regulators to get tough on Google and other Internet search engines and consider breaking them up. The resolution did not mention Google or any specific search engine, though Google is by far the dominant provider of such services in Europe with an...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose 4.5 percent to $9.46 with 21,838,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.2 percent to $119.00 with 39,546,700 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose 2.8 percent to $23.87 with 14,623,500 shares traded.

  • INSIGHT-Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    *Google in firing line in Europe as lawmakers vote on break-up. BRUSSELS, Nov 26- When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants. Indeed, to many in Brussels it is Google's fellow Americans- such as Microsoft,...

  • *Google says privacy ruling only applies to European sites. BRUSSELS, Nov 26- European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. Google previously said that it believed search results should be removed...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 26- European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. Google, which dominates Internet searches in Europe, has been scrubbing results only from the European versions of its website such as...

  • UK lawmakers slam Facebook in terror investigation Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    British lawmakers have rebuked Facebook and other U.S. tech companies for withholding information on potential terror suspects, the FT reports.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    Business lobbyists contended that these and other "asks" were fairly modest to begin with, since all acknowledged that the big-ticket items on their agenda— such as increasing the number of high-tech visas available for foreign workers— could only be done by Congress. There's just not an opportunity for the administration to deliver the moon for us— that's a...

  • Microsoft to pay China $140 mln for 'tax evasion' Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:38 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 25- China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on U.S. corporations doing business there. "In 2012 the tax authorities of China and the United States agreed to a bilateral advanced pricing agreement with regards to...

  • Conservationists sue over federal coal program Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    The lawsuit from Friends of the Earth and the Western Organization of Resource Councils is being paid for by the philanthropic foundation of Microsoft founder Paul Allen. More than 40 percent of the roughly one billion tons of coal that is mined annually in the U.S. comes from beneath federal lands in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana and other Western states.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    1. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $117.66 with 38,369,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 7 percent to $27.22 with 14,180,100 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $75.20 with 18,544,700 shares traded.

  • New iPhones push Apple's market cap past $700B Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Apple, already the world's most valuable company, surpassed $700 billion in market capitalization Tuesday as its stock hit another all-time high. During its last quarter, Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones and said that it expected revenue from the sale of all of its products to come in between $63.5 billion and $66.5 billion in the current quarter.

  • How much do you know about how the Internet works? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— We may be the Internet generation. A new Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential. The Federal Communications...

  • Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my! Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose. 5 percent to $9.04 with 17,481,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.9 percent to $118.63 with 45,726,300 shares traded. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 9.7 percent to $7.15 with 16,632,100 shares traded.

  • What's under the tree this year? Google knows Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Boxes of Xbox One devices at the Xbox One Gaming Tournament on November 23, 2013 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

    The tech giant has broken down some of the top searched gifts, and it looks as if Apple's iPads and Microsoft's Xbox will be big hits this year.

  • Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone? Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    Sales of high-end Samsung and Apple phones remain robust, but demand for budget phones is growing. About a third of the smartphones sold in the U.S. between July and September cost less than $200, up from 18 percent a year ago, according to tech research firm IDC. A top-end phone costs $600 to $700 at full price, before the subsidies some phone companies offer in...

  • World's most advanced hacking spyware let loose Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:20 AM ET
    File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    A cyber snooping operation billed as the world's most sophisticated computer malware is targeting Russian and Saudi Arabian telecoms companies. The FT reports.

  • Does bad behavior really hurt business? Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. So far Uber's investors, which include Google Ventures and prominent venture capital firms that poured $1.2 billion into the company at its latest funding round, have remained quiet. "I think it's going to alienate some potential customers but I doubt, given what's happened to...