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  • BRUSSELS, July 30- Google Inc is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines. That stemmed from a ruling in May last year by the European Court of Justice that European residents can ask search engines, such...

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Google Inc will have to make do with the low rate it must offer Microsoft Corp to use some of its Motorola Mobility patents after a U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled the licensing rate had been properly set. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge properly determined the patents' value even though the royalty rate was only a...

  • Microsoft's new deal is about connecting devices Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders during the company's shareholders meeting Dec. 3, 2014, in Bellevue, Wash.

    Microsoft's Azure cloud continued its partnering frenzy, joining forces with Jasper to help connected devices deal with data overload.

  • HELSINKI— Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding in turning its business around since selling its handsets operation to Microsoft in 2013.. The profit of 347 million euros beat expectations and Nokia's stock jumped more than...

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

    U.S. stocks closed higher after the Fed kept rates unchanged and the continued recovery in oil prices encouraged investor sentiment.

  • Alibaba aims at Amazon's cloud biz in $1B push Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    An employee walks past the Alibaba logo at the company’s headquarters outside of Hangzhou, China.

    Alibaba will invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com's lucrative Web Services division.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC is no longer king. Microsoft is counting on tens or even hundreds of millions more to download its latest release for free in coming months. Microsoft and major PC makers are planning a...

  • July 29- Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of the issues with Windows 8 and improves on Windows 7,...

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. After using the Internet-connected device for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the Echo was eavesdropping on conversations in her Issaquah, Washington, living room.

  • What Windows 10 means for Microsoft investors Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    The Microsoft logo is seen at the Microsoft store in New York City, July 28, 2015.

    It's the Windows you know, only better. That is how Microsoft describes its new operating system, which officially launched Wednesday.

  • Windows 10: Why app makers aren't impressed Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:22 AM ET

    Microsoft's Windows 10 has hit the market but the company's mobile struggles has put some developers off making apps for the OS.

  • Early movers: HLT, ANTM, ETN, TWTR, GSK & more Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • July 29- Microsoft Corp launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. "There are massive headwinds in Microsoft's bread-and-butter PC business, making it crucial that the Windows 10 cloud approach opens up new growth avenues for the Windows business," FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a note on Monday.

  • Windows 10: Microsoft steps back to move forward Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

    Some new features are promising, the balance between old and new seems right, and, if bugs get erased, Windows 10 would be a good choice for devotees.

  • Microsoft launches much-awaited Windows 10 Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:26 AM ET

    July 29- Microsoft Corp launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones and is part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella's push towards winning back lost ground in the tablets and mobile arena. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said the...

  • Nokia launches virtual reality camera Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:58 AM ET

    HELSINKI, July 29- Finland's Nokia, once the world's largest phone maker, has unveiled a spherical camera designed for making 3 D movies and games that can be watched and played with virtual reality headsets. Nokia is going through restructuring after selling its mobile phone business to Microsoft last year and following that up with a proposed 15.6 billion...

  • What would you buy: Germany's DAX or Apple? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 1:22 AM ET
    Customers take photos while waiting on line to purchase the Apple iPhone 5 outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.

    Despite reporting robust second-quarter earnings last week, the value of Apple shares quickly plunged and have struggled to regain momentum.

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch— including Microsoft's...

  • Will Windows 10 be a game changer for Microsoft? Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:53 PM ET

    Microsoft will try to reinvigorate its business with the release of just one product - Windows 10.

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

    U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent higher as investors cheered some recovery in oil prices, amid mixed earnings and the beginning of the Fed meeting.