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Microsoft is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 percent, Bloomberg said.
CHICAGO, Feb 22- Microsoft Corp is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 percent to compete with cheaper products like Google Inc's Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the program.
Private investment management firm G Asset Management said it has made a proposal to acquire 51 percent of Barnes & Noble, valuing the company at $22 a share.
U.S. stocks fluctuated on Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite rising for the week.
NEW YORK, Feb 21- Investment firm G Asset Management said on Friday that it had offered to buy a 51 percent stake in either Barnes& Noble Inc or in the bookseller's Nook digital business. The little known firm said the proposal for Barnes& Noble as a whole would be for $22 per share, which would value the top U.S. bookstore chain at $1.32 billion.
*Says will investigate Google's Android software in coming weeks. PARIS, Feb 21- The EU antitrust chief defended a deal with Google over how it displays web search results, following criticism from rival firms and his own colleagues, saying there had been no gentlemen's agreement to close the case.
As activist investors circle the American networking company, the Finnish phone maker considers a purchase to build its network business.
Ben Reitzes of Barclays has been bullish on Apple for the past 10 years, but that changed Thursday.
Having trouble wrapping your head around Facebook's deal for WhatsApp? Just think of it like a big Instagram, one analyst tells CNBC.
When it comes to the most influential in tech, you might jump to Jobs and Gates. But here the names you really need to know, these pros say.
Canadian tech stocks are now the rage, since they are trading at low valuations and discounted PE multiples to their U.S. counterparts.
Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jane Wells square off on which major tech legend should be crowned king of Silicon Valley: Microsoft's Bill Gates or Apple's Steve Jobs.
BOSTON, Feb 19- Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who started his hedge fund in his dormitory room at Harvard University, is donating $150 million to his alma mater in what will be the largest single gift ever made to the Ivy League school.
Feb 19- Asian chat services KakaoTalk, LINE and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and telecoms carriers as gatekeeper to the consumer.
BOSTON, Feb 18- French aerospace engine maker Snecma, a unit of Safran, was attacked by hackers who exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer, according to a computer security researcher.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Mayer is trying to move Yahoo squarely into competition with both Google and Microsoft, in an attempt to regain control over one of its key revenue streams.
Heavy storms that have flooded around 6,000 U.K. homes could knock more than 1 percent off economic growth, a U.K. economist told CNBC on Monday.
Google is moving to solar, wind and other alternative energies to power its data centers and banks of servers.