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  • Sept 1- Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business. Yahoo is also preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and is...

  • Sept 1- ValueAct Capital Management LP, the $18 billion activist hedge fund, recorded a 1.6 percent gain in the second quarter of 2015, a "difficult year" for its strategy due to falling oil prices and China's slowdown, according to a letter to its investors. "We took action to position the portfolio for the long term this quarter by selling shares in our high return...

  • Apple is beating enterprise tech at its own game Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple's deals with Cisco and IBM speak to an emerging theme: Consumer technology companies are sweeping through the enterprise realm.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs, from contacts and appointments to their physical location and even Wi-Fi passwords. The information is used by Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated digital assistant, and other new features that try to...

  • Minecraft billionaire complains about being rich Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Some say the $70 million Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion Minecraft founder Markus Persson bought is the ultimate bachelor pad.

    Markus Persson bemoaned the loneliness, isolation and lack of motivation that large wealth can create.

  • Early movers: BAC, JCP, TWTR, UTX, GS, PSX & more Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Smartphone slowdown hits where it hurts: Jobs Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 8:57 PM ET
    Blackberry Passport

    The smartphone slowdown is showing up in falling profits for handset makers, as well as sweeping job cuts across the once red-hot sector.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses. Activision Blizzard Inc's "Destiny: The Taken King", Microsoft Studios' "Halo 5: Guardians" and Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" are set to be released in the third quarter.

  • Pisani: Stock rally becomes ridiculous drama Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Dow went up 2 percent in the last 45 minutes Thursday. THAT is ridiculous.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 27- Google, the world's most popular Internet search engine, rejected on Thursday European Union antitrust charges that it abused its market power, saying they lacked any economic or legal basis. "Economic data spanning more than a decade, an array of documents and statements from complainants all confirm that product search is robustly...

  • The Ice Bucket Challenge is back Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Microsoft executives Satya Nadella and Terry Myerson take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge is back, even if it's not nearly as big as last year.

  • Nasdaq 100 is set to plunge 29%: Technician Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York City.

    One trader says there's a major pullback in store for the tech giants.

  • BlackRock buys ‘robo-adviser’ to woo Millennials Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:09 PM ET
    BlackRock signage above building entrance in New York.

    BlackRock has bought a "robo-adviser" that crafts automated portfolios in the hope of winning Millennial clients, the FT reports.

  • NEW YORK— Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. David Marcus, the head of messaging products at the Menlo Park, California company, says in a Facebook post that M can do things like buy items for you, get gifts delivered and book restaurant reservations or appointments. Microsoft and Amazon also have options.

  • Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 75 million devices Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft said Wednesday that its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices— in just under a month since the operating system was released. Microsoft Corp., which is best known for making software for personal computers, is hoping Windows 10 will help it rebuild loyalty among users who are...

  • Trader makes long-term play on Microsoft Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    The Microsoft logo is seen at the Microsoft store in New York City.

    Despite Microsoft's recent fall, one trader is betting $2.6 million on a long-term rally.

  • 8 recipients awarded Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    —Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist. —Jon M. Huntsman Sr., Utah philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. —Irwin and Joan Jacobs, San Diego philanthropists.

  • Alibaba is using AI to take on Amazon, Microsoft Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:59 AM ET

    Alibaba's cloud-computing arm, Aliyun, has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) platform as it looks to boost its cloud offering.