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SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, March 13- It may be one of Microsoft Corp's biggest squandered opportunities. The speed with which apps like Quip have been adopted is forcing Microsoft to intensify its efforts to bring the powerful but ageing Office software suite to tablets and smartphones, according to people close to the company.
*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
Treasury debt, much of it offshore, earning them tax-free interest, the UK's Bureau of Investigative Journalism said on Thursday. The finding means Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Cisco Systems Inc hold a large proportion of the $254.9 billion held in their foreign subsidiaries in U.S.
SEATTLE, March 11- Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it appointed Mason Morfit, president of activist investor ValueAct Capital, as a board member. The world's largest software company offered Morfit a board seat in August, following months of lobbying by ValueAct for a say on how Microsoft is run.
Jive has hired Qatalyst Partners, the investment bank led by Silicon Valley dealmaker Frank Quattrone, to find a buyer, the blog Re/Code reported, citing sources. Jive approached Oracle Corp, SAP AG and Workday Inc, but was rebuffed by them, the sources told the blog.
Here's why new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is likely to do what Steve Ballmer could not, says Tasha Eurich, author of the book "Bankable Leadership."
There's no shortage of music streaming services these days, but Rdio's CEO Anthony Bay doesn't seem worried.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss President Obama's appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis' show Between Two Ferns to "promote" Obamacare.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the launch of sci-fi combat game, "Titanfall" and how Microsoft is hoping the game will boost lagging Xbox One sales. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.
Microsoft is betting on "Titanfall" to boost sales of its Xbox One device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony's PlayStation 4.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
What's behind investor activist Carl Icahn's battle with Marc Andreessen, the entrepreneur turned technology investor.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 10- Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console.
Bill Ackman, who is betting $1.16 billion that Herbalife is a fraud, spent $264,000 in 2013 on lobbyists to press his case against the company.
We talk about desktop and mobile but there's a third platform that is the new battleground for tech companies, says Buzzfeed COO Jon Steinberg.
A strike at an IBM factory in China illustrates how shifts in the country's labor market are emboldening workers to take matters into their own hands.
With identity theft rising, here's a look at some of the most dangerous kinds of attacks on websites. Plus, how to protect yourself online.
Since the market bottom in 2009, America's billionaires have seen their fortunes and numbers soar to new records.
DETROIT, March 6- Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Alan Mulally was awarded performance bonuses for 2013 worth $13.8 million, the No. 2 U.S. automaker disclosed to U.S. regulators on Thursday.
Tech giants are winning the war for talent and Silicon Valley office space, encouraging start-ups to go on a global hunt for a new heartland.