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  • *But Anglo American leads mining stocks lower. LONDON, July 20- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with the technology sector leading the market higher after SAP and ASML reported forecast-beating quarterly results. Shares in SAP, Europe's largest software company, surged 5.7 percent as unexpectedly strong growth in high-margin packaged software...

  • Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies after Microsoft reported surprisingly strong results. Microsoft jumped 5 percent after the company reported big gains in its cloud computing services. Intuitive Surgical and uniform rental company Cintas also rose sharply after their own results beat forecasts.

  • NEW YORK _ Medidata Solutions Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $4.9 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $112.8 million.

  • WALLDORF, Germany _ SAP SE on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $916.8 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.93 billion.

  • LONDON, July 20- European shares edged up in early trade on Wednesday, with Swiss speciality chemicals and life sciences group Lonza and software firm SAP leading the market higher after reporting solid results. Shares in SAP, Europe's largest software company, rose 3 percent as unexpectedly strong growth in high-margin packaged software licenses fuelled...

  • *TechCrunch says Japan launch was due Wednesday but now delayed. TOKYO, July 20- Nintendo Co's shares on Wednesday gave up some of their meteoric gains made on the record-breaking success of its Pokemon GO mobile game, hurt in part by a reported delay for the game's introduction in Japan. Technology news site TechCrunch said that game developer Niantic Inc had...

  • July 19- Sharp growth in its commercial cloud computing business helped lift Microsoft Corp's quarterly revenue above Wall Street's expectations, sending the technology company's shares up more than 4 percent in after-hours trading. "Only two companies are setting the tone of enterprise computing, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS," said Trip Chowdhry,...

  • Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the software behemoth has focused on the building the company's expertise in cloud-based services amid slowing PC sales. The company posted net income of $3.12 billion, or 39 cents per share, for the fourth quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of $3.2 billion, or 40 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusted revenue rose to...

  • REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $3.12 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier, when the company took a wrote down a substantial portion of its struggling smartphone business. The software maker posted revenue of $20.61 billion in the period, or $22.6 billion after adjusting for...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd sought to bolster its security credentials with a string of small deals on Tuesday but analysts said the jury was still out on the success of its turnaround and push into software. The smartphone pioneer, which abdicated the top spot in handsets to Apple and Android-based devices, said it had signed a five-year,...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the U.S. Senate, among a handful of small deals the company unveiled as it shifts its focus to software from smartphones. The Canadian company also said that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the U.S. Senate, among a handful of small deals the company unveiled as it shifts its focus to software from smartphones. The Canadian company also said that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had...

  • The Canadian company also said on Tuesday that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had expanded a deal with the U.S. Coast Guard to cover staff in Washington, D.C. BlackBerry did not provide financial details of the deals.

  • MOSCOW— The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said on Tuesday it does not mind people playing the hit smartphone game "Pokemon Go" around synagogues and other cultural buildings. While Russian airports and banks have endorsed the game, the Russian Orthodox Church and some Duma deputies have angrily complained that the Western-developed app has...

  • It's a steamy summer afternoon in Washington and the National Mall is packed— and not just with the usual protesters, tourists and schoolkids. It's been overrun by bulbasaurs, charmanders and rattatas, not to mention the smartphone-wielding hunters bent on tracking them down. If that last sentence sounds like gibberish, you're immune to the hottest app in years.

  • Nintendo accounted for nearly one in four shares that changed hands on the TSE's main board. "Pokemon Go," a smartphone app that uses Google Maps to overlay reality with Pokemon creatures, was developed by Niantic, a Google spinoff that Nintendo Co. invested in last year. The release of "Pokemon Go" has been at least a temporary reprieve for Nintendo, which had...

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    Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay.

  • The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration taken in Palm Springs, California.

    The phenomenal success of "Pokemon Go" and the surge in Nintendo's market value has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors.

  • *Key investor presses for more mobile games. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 18- The phenomenal success of Pokemon GO and the surge in Nintendo Co's market value by $17 billion in just over a week has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors to press for a change of strategy at the company. Seth Fischer, founder and chief investment officer at Oasis Management, is one...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says he's optimistic that a software update can improve the semi-autonomous Autopilot system in the company's cars. Tesla has been working on changes to Autopilot since May, after one of its Model S sedans failed to sense a tractor trailer in bright sun and crashed into it. In a Twitter post Sunday, Musk said that after talking...

 

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