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Update: Microsoft results lifted by cloud products, but profit drops

Microsoft's overall revenue for the last three months of 2014, totaled $26.5 billion, up 8 percent from the year before.

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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

Dropbox has acquired visual design version control startup Pixelapse, adding another arrow to its competitive quiver.

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico assets for $1.9B

AT&T has agreed to acquire mobile carrier Nextel Mexico for $1.9 billion from parent company NII Holdings, in an effort by AT&T to win a larger slice of the Mexican mobile market.

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Box rides high on Wall Street

Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.

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A Doomsday Clock reading guide

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight, setting it two minutes forward. Among the newer threats: hackers, artificial intelligence and climate change.

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Comments by Linus Torvalds have prompted a new debate on the role of meritocracy, diversity and inclusiveness in the open-source community.

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Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

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As Box's IPO looms, so do challenges

The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth, but Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones.

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EBay to cut 7% of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

EBay will cut roughly 7% of its total workforce, or 2,400 workers, and is considering a sale or IPO of its Enterprise unit.

IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

IBM said revenue for the last quarter declined across all major segments -- hardware, software and services.

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Facebook thinks it's charged the global economy, but analysts are skeptical

According to Facebook, the company hasn't just changed the face of social networking. It's also boosted the global economy and put millions of people to work.

After death threats, Gamergate target starts group to fight online harassment

Zoe Quinn, the game developer harassed by the Gamergate movement, has co-founded a group aimed at combatting online abuse.

Opponent of Apple, Google settlement with workers wants larger cut in new deal

Michael Devine, who helped sink an earlier settlement between tech companies and workers in a lawsuit over anti-poaching efforts, supports a new settlement proposed but wants a larger payout.

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Cuba's pending tech revolution

Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a U.S. decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

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Internet venture funding hit a post-2000 record last year

U.S. venture funding for Internet startups last year rose to its highest level since 2000.

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Samsung buying BlackBerry makes sense

Samsung's reported offer of up to $7.5 billion for BlackBerry may turn out to be only a rumor, but such a match might make sense for both sides.

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BlackBerry flatly denies it talked to Samsung about a buyout

BlackBerry has flatly denied a report that it met with Samsung Electronics to discuss a proposed $7.5 billion buyout.

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New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

Legislation that would hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

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