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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is making it easier for apps written for rival Google Inc's Android and Apple Inc's iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company's operating systems chief said on Wednesday. Microsoft has found itself in a circular trap, as many developers will not build apps for...

  • NEW YORK— Technology stocks are trading at levels not seen since Y2K and that may trigger some bad memories. The Nasdaq is just a number, says Stuart Ritter, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. The Nasdaq composite is not dependent on the technology sector like it was in 2000. "It's diversified," says Hugh Anderson, partner and managing Director at...

  • Cloud competitors: CRM approached by potential acquirer

    Salesforce.com is up on reports of takeover interest. Insight, with Jack Mohr, Cramer's Charitable Trust.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Investors are betting that business software service company Salesforce.com will be sold, with Oracle Corp. emerging as the early favorite to pull off a deal that could cost about $50 billion. The speculation, spurred by a Bloomberg News report, lifted Salesforce's stock by $7.76, or more than 11 percent, to close Wednesday at $74.65.

  • Salesforce for sale? The buyer list is very small Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

    Salesforce.com is a takeover target, according to a report from Bloomberg. If true, the list of potential buyers is awfully small.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. fell 4.5 percent to $48.88 with 17,945,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.5 percent to $128.64 with 57,667,800 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell. 1 percent to $20.01 with 30,919,400 shares traded.

  • Salesforce hits all-time high amid takeover reports Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com.

    Shares of Salesforce.com jumped on Wednesday amid reports that it is working with financial advisors to help with a potential takeover offer.

  • The injunction ordered Uber to cease operations immediately and to ensure the app is no longer available for download from the online stores of Google, Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. The Brazilian press offices of Google, Samsung, Microsoft and Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The world's most valuable venture-backed startup with a...

  • Android apps are coming to Windows phones Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Microsoft's Windows Lumia 640 XL smartphone. Microsoft will allow Google's Android apps on its smartphone later this year.

    Microsoft set for "radical shift:" to allow apps from rival Google's Android system onto Windows phones later this year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is set to allow apps from rival Google Inc's Android system onto its own Windows phones later this year, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move would mark a radical shift for Microsoft, which has struggled to attract users and has only 3 percent of the global smartphone market. Microsoft is expected...

  • Microsoft kicks off Build conference   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Microsoft kicks off Build conference

    Shares of Microsoft are trading lower as the company kicks off its annual Build Developer's Conference. Heather Bellini, Goldman Sachs equity analyst, shares her outlook for Microsoft.

  • Microsoft to allow Android apps on Windows phones -sources Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is set to allow apps from rival Google Inc's Android system onto its own Windows phones later this year, according to two sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. The move would mark a radical shift for Microsoft, which has struggled to attract users and has only 3 percent of the global smartphone market.

  • Microsoft CEO to make cloud case to developers Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    At the Microsoft Build conference, CEO Satya Nadella will make the case for the company's cloud and mobile platforms to 5,000 developers.

  • Amazon CTO: Cloud could overtake retail Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    Amazon has built its profile by becoming an e-commerce giant, but a top exec says 10 years from now it'll be all about Amazon Web Services.

  • Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft hopes to lure more people to use its new Windows 10 software on a variety of computers and gadgets by making it easy to use many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones. Microsoft also announced a new name for the web browser that it plans to offer with Windows 10. The company promises its new "Edge" browser is faster...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell 1.6 percent to $130.56 with 114,121,900 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose. 4 percent to $20.04 with 54,604,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.5 percent to $29.32 with 24,001,000 shares traded.

  • History suggests Apple has much more room to run Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    Apple logo in eye

    A closer look at the mega-cap leaders of the S&P 500 over the last 30 years suggests that Apple’s market value could balloon to more than $1 trillion.

  • LG's new G4 phones will have leather backs Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    LG's mobile chief, Juno Cho, said a wireless trade show in Barcelona, Spain, last month confirmed LG's belief that smartphones have become clones of one another. "I was almost shocked," Cho told The Associated Press. Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market, with LG Electronics Inc. and other companies vying for third place with market shares of less than 5...

  • Can tech save the worst neighborhood in San Fran? Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    St. Anthony's Tenderloin Technology Lab

    With all the big tech money flowing through the City by the Bay these days, the Tenderloin might finally see a long-overdue transformation.

  • You can now video call via Facebook Messenger app Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    Facebook's Messenger app displayed on a smartphone.

    Facebook has launched video calling through its Messenger app, in a move that puts it in competition with the likes of Microsoft's Skype.