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  • Soon-to-Be Ex-Zynga Employee Receives Gutsy Email Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    On Tuesday the tech world learned that Zynga had laid off five percent of its full-time workforce and had plans to scale back on its Austin, Texas studio as it looked to cut costs.

  • Yahoo's Mayer Makes Her First Deal Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:57 PM ET

    Yahoo's Marissa Mayer announced via Twitter Thursday that the company has acquired the start-up Stamped.

  • A New Theory on Why the iPad Mini Costs So Much Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    U.S. companies have in general reported better-than-expected profits for the third quarter. Yet some of the biggest U.S. multinationals are exhibiting signs of weakness, prompting concerns that dark times are coming.

  • Microsoft Officially Unveils Windows 8 Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:47 PM ET

    Microsoft showed off its upgraded operating system, Windows 8, at an event in New York on Thursday.

  • How Adobe Wants to Transform Digital Marketing Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 12:24 PM ET

    Adobe Systems is bringing the cloud and "big data" to digital marketing, CEO Shantanu Narayen told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Here's Why Surface Beats Apple's iPad: Ballmer Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's Surface tablet computer.

    Microsoft's new Surface tablet trumps its competition because it is the only tablet that can be used for both work and entertainment, said Steven Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO.

  • Is Windows 8 the PC's Best Chance to Stay Relevant? Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    Here's what makes Microsoft's Windows 8 so important: It might be the PC's best chance to maintain its dominance in computing.

  • Cyber-Security Chief on Wave of Web Attacks Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:44 PM ET

    The man often credited as being the father of Internet defense says it's still unclear where a recent wave of hacking attacks targeting the U.S. financial industry are coming from.

  • Chastened Pincus Talks Zynga’s Mobile, Gaming Potential Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

    Mark Pincus struck a chastened tone, kicking off the company’s earnings call with the acknowledgment that things haven’t been going as planned at Zynga.

  • Apple May Let You Swap iPad 3 for New Model Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 5:33 PM ET

    If you bought the third generation iPad in the last 30 days, you may be able to exchange it for its latest version that was announced Tuesday.

  • Zynga Hits Earnings Target, Announces Stock Buyback Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    Zynga hit analysts' targets with its latest quarterly results and announced a $200 million stock buyback. Shares jumped after-hours.

  • Emerging Technology Drives Big Growth: SAP Co-CEO Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:58 PM ET

    Business software firm SAP is seeing double-digit growth as it invests in cloud computing, data solutions and mobile — areas that are seeing massive growth, co-CEO Bill McDermott told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday.

  • Goldman's Blankfein on Power of Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein is focused on the next generation of entrepreneurs at its inaugural Builders and Innovators Summit in Newport Beach, Calif.

  • Facebook on Track for $1 Billion in Mobile Ads: Analyst Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    Facebook dispelled fears Tuesday that its mobile advertising business was failing.

  • In Cyberattack on Saudi Firm, US Sees Iran Firing Back Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    Hackers picked the one day of the year they knew they could inflict the most damage on the world’s biggest oil producer, Saudi Aramco — and U.S. intelligence officials believe the attack came from Iran. The New York Times reports.

  • Nintendo Profit Outlook Weakens Ahead of Wii U Launch Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:52 AM ET

    Nintendo trimmed its annual profit outlook Wednesday by almost one-half as a strong yen and diminished console sales weighed on earnings while it readies the launch of the successor to the hit Wii console, which it hopes will reboot earnings growth.

  • It’s official. Facebook is serious about making money, and its turning its mobile problem—mobile growth was eating into margins—into an opportunity.

  • Facebook Revenue Jumps 32% Amid Gains in Mobile Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    The social-networking giant reported its revenue jumped 32%, topping expectations, helped by gains in mobile. “We’re still seeing stable and good growth," one analyst said.

  • The video-subscription service reported its revenue  rose in the third quarter, hitting analysts' target, but its streaming forecast fell short of expectations.

  • Apple unveiled the iPad Mini, as expected, with a price tag starting at $329 for a 16 gigabyte tablet. The tech giant also introduced a fourth generation regular iPad starting at $499.

 

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