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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4- Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court against any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad.
Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock could rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Bloomberg first reported news of the stake, which it called one of Hayman's largest investments.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The growing online usage of ads designed to blend in with the rest of a website's content, a practice known as "native advertising," may be illegal in some instances, the Federal Trade Commission warned on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday closely questioned Google's claim that Oracle does not enjoy copyright protection over certain parts of the Java programming language.
DETROIT, Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock could rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Treasury sells its stake in the company, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
FMHR trader Jon Najarian says he still loves Microsoft, and the stock keeps going higher. Stephen Weiss says Microsoft has a "great legacy business," and Alan Mulally is not right for the CEO position.
Dec 4- Walt Disney Co and BesTV New Media are to form a digital joint venture in China as the U.S. company aims for a share of the country's fast-growing entertainment business.
Google will lower prices on cloud services as the search giant takes on Amazon, IBM and Microsoft in the fast-growing market of internet services.
Breaking down the reasons for the contrasting Black Friday weekend shopping data released by the National Retail Federation and ShopperTrak.
NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion on "Cyber Monday," for the first time since the data firm comScore began tracking such information.
Microsoft plans to issue updates in 2015 under the codename "Threshold" that will affect operating systems across all platforms, reported ZDNet.
If a smartphone is on your holiday wish list, here is a guide to which device will suit you best.
Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped. Even Macy's Inc's flagship store in New York City opened then for the first time in its 155- year history, at 8 p.m. Some U.S. shoppers played along, hitting the Internet and stores on Thanksgiving.
Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped.
The Nasdaq got a boost from the technology sector, with Apple up 1.9 percent at $556.07, Microsoft Corp up 1.4 percent at $38.13 and Amazon Inc up 1.8 percent at $393.62. We wouldn't be shocked at all to see the small and mid-cap names lag a little bit, "said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist with Schaeffer's Investment Research, in Cincinnati.
Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
U.S. stocks on Friday tallied a third month of gains.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan breaks down the the logistics of getting Microsoft's Xbox One to Wal-Mart stores.
Jay Henderson, IBM Smarter Commerce, sees really strong performance for online retailers this holiday season. Henderson reports 19 percent growth on Thanksgiving Day for online sales alone.
The "Closing Bell" team gauges the Black Friday pulse with shoppers at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.