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Product needs, not profit, led to Microsoft layoffs

The biggest headcount reduction in Microsoft's history was driven by a need to invest in new technologies, not to boost the company's bottom line, said Jeff Teper, Microsoft's head of corporate strategy.

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8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms.

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ISS says Microsoft’s Nadella is paid too much

A prominent advisor to big-time investors has urged clients to vote against Microsoft's pay package for its new CEO, Satya Nadella, saying his compensation is out of whack when compared to competing companies and the firm's track...

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Now on CIO: How to Be the CIO of Tomorrow

What does the future CIO look like? He or she probably won’t have a technology background. However, this new kind of CIO will not only have to lead a technical staff but will also be a leader of leaders in the boardroom.

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Uber scandal highlights Silicon Valley's bad behavior

Uber's latest scandal just highlights the problems inherent in so many aspects of the Silicon Valley startup scene.

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Apple's remaining co-founders, Woz and Wayne, reminisce about early company relics

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn't surprised at the growing interest in early artifacts from the company, including the Apple-1. But Ron Wayne, another co-founder, is amazed by it.

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Hypocrisy and connections help IT outsourcing firms

Infosys and other offshore firms need all the business and political connections they can get as they work to fend off efforts to restrict the use of H-1B visas and force them to hire more U.S. workers.

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5K Retina iMac back orders stretch to weeks

Apple's 5K Retina iMac continued to slip in ship times and is now back-ordered for two to three weeks.

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Hey Samsung: Not everybody has to be a platform

At the Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung presents a series of non-compelling reasons to build with the company.

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Quest for scale brings IoT players Kore and Raco together

Machine-to-machine communications, part of the fast-growing Internet of Things, is starting to look more like the large-scale industry it's expected to become.

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Bill Gates sells $925M in Microsoft stock, still owns $13.6B worth

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sold 20 million company shares in late October, but thanks to recent market gains, his portfolio was worth more than when he last sold stock.

Google signs 60-year lease for research space at NASA's Moffett airfield

Google is paying NASA $1.16 billion over 60 years to lease the historic Hangar One at Moffett Federal Airfield in California.

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Dell World 2014: Keeping Dell weird

My thoughts on Dell's Dell World 2014 user and partner conference.

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IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

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Companies use urban office locales to entice IT talent

With younger workers preferring to live in cities, companies are trading suburban office parks for downtown offices

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The IT freelance economy is growing, but not at large firms

The type of company you work for may have a lot to do with whether you're a full-time employee or a contract worker.

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Michael Dell gets his payback, slams 'turmoil' at HP and IBM

Michael Dell opened the Dell World conference in Texas on Tuesday and wasted no time denouncing the "turmoil" his rivals in the industry are going through.

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

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