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  • URGENT-Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. The console went on sale on Nov. 22 in 13 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, a week before rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 was released.

  • Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T, are due to report earnings.

  • HELSINKI, April 17- Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries while it fixes a fault with charger units which it said on Thursday could pose a risk of causing an electric shock.

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    PARIS— Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • *First-quarter revenue falls 4 pct to $22.5 bln. April 16- IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. Total revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion in the first quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $22.91 billion.

  • URGENT-Sony sells 7 million Playstation consoles Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp has sold over 7 million Playstation 4 video game consoles as of April 6, the company said on Wednesday. In February, the Japanese company said it surpassed its full-year target of 5 million units by the end of March.

  • Start-ups boom in Canada after BlackBerry meltdown Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    Canada's Silicon Valley is seeing a boom of start-ups after BlackBerry's meltdown. More than 450 were created last year—four times the 2009 amount.

  • Be brave and buy the high-flier stocks: Pro Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    After a few rocky days for stocks, it's time to buy growth companies on the cheap, T. Rowe Price's Josh Spencer says.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 6 percent to $23.03 with 30,873,300 shares traded. Comcast Corp. rose 1.6 percent to $49.17 with 20,014,400 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 1.1 percent to $59.72 with 76,473,700 shares traded.

  • Review: Forward to the past with Windows update Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. As sales of smartphones and tablets grow rapidly, Microsoft reshaped Windows so that PCs came to look, work and feel more like mobile devices. Microsoft responded a year later with Windows 8.1.

  • April 16- The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.

  • 'Dull' tech wins the long game: Value investor Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Matrix Asset Advisors' David Katz has simple advice for investors: don't time the market, and don't chase momentum stocks when the markets rally.

  • Texting apps do more than send messages Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Facebook's latest moves in mobile have demonstrated how messaging is shifting from SMS texts to full-blown content sharing, including money.

  • Big carriers back kill-switch for phones Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    The wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year.

  • New CEO Nadella pushes data culture at Microsoft Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company.

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    The Nasdaq staged a more than 2 percent rally back from the brink of correction territory Tuesday in the biggest one day turnaround in five years.

  • Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services. Intel Corp. is the world's largest maker of microprocessors, which act as the "brains" of computers.

  • In the meantime, though, fund managers are buying Diebold Corp, the automated teller machine maker whose stock has underperformed bigger rival NCR Corp since 2009, on signs it may post better returns than NCR this year.

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