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Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG is selling its IT services division to IBM and having Big Blue run its internal IT operations.

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Microsoft sued as court action over employee no-poach deal mounts

Oracle, Microsoft and Ask.com are facing suits alleging that they conspired to restrict hiring of staff.

Yahoo squeezes out growth in Q3

Yahoo reported a 1 percent sales increase on Tuesday, a marked shift after multiple quarters of decline, though results in its critical ad business were mixed.

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Software dev shortage transcends international boundaries

The lack of software development talent isn't just an issue for U.S. businesses.

Intel VC funds target Chinese startups in wearables, IoT

Intel is using its vast cash resources to chase hot new product categories.

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Google, Facebook continue massive lobbying efforts in Q3

Google and Facebook continued to pour millions of dollars into political lobbying in the third quarter in attempts to influence U.S. lawmakers and have legislation written in their favor. Google spent $3.94 million between July...

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Update: Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may have been on the job only eight months, but his compensation package for 2014 topped $84 million, according to regulatory filings Monday.

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Cook trounces Nadella in 2014 tech pay package tussle

Although Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's $84.3 million pay package made news Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook has already blown past his rival in compensation for the year.

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First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The first products from Apple's mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership "could change the way people work."

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Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

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IBM preps for a post-silicon world

GlobalFoundries is getting IBM's semiconductor manufacturing business -- and IBM is paying the company $1.5 billion to take it so Big Blue can focus on what comes next.

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IBM CEO defends bumpy financial ride as company strategy shifts

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is moving quickly to quell concerns about the company's sinking earnings and defend a deal to pay more than a billion dollars to pass off its money-losing microelectronics business to GlobalFoundries.

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

IBM is hitting a rough patch financially as it shifts its strategy from hardware to cloud, mobile and analytics technology.

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IBM expected to unveil chip manufacturing deal Monday

IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, an indication that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.

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Why data centers can be massive, but not gigantic

The IT industry has long abused words, touting almost any new product as innovative and disruptive. So it is with data centers, too.

Twitpic is shutting down -- really -- after a failed acquisition

Image hosting company Twitpic will, in fact, shut down on Oct. 25, the firm said Thursday -- a surprising development since it previously said an acquisition would save it from death.

AMD plans to cut staff by 7%

AMD's new CEO is making her mark quickly: By the end of the year, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7% as part of a restructuring plan.

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One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

Gartner sees robots and drones replacing a third of all workers by 2025, and whether you want to believe it is entirely up to you.

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