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Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission.

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Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap

Amazon has acquired ClusterK, a developer of software that helps companies run mission-critical applications on spare cloud compute capacity sold by Amazon Web Services.

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Who's courting Salesforce?

A report that Salesforce.com is entertaining takeover offers whipped up a frenzy of speculation Wednesday

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Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers

Salesforce is working with financial advisers to field bids after being approached by an unnamed party about a possible buyout, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Massive China market offers even more upside for Apple

Although Apple announced record revenue from its Greater China sales region this week, the company's strategy has enough push to keep growing.

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Drone trade group embraces regulation for safety

An FAA move toward small-drone regulation welcomed as encouraging responsible use.

Samsung profits drop in wake of iPhone 6 rollout

Samsung Electronics recorded its sixth straight quarterly decline in profits in the first three months of 2015.

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Amazon opens marketplace for business customers

Businesses can purchase common items like pens as well as more specialized products, like hydraulic presses.

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Update: Growth in China, iPhone 6 push Apple to another record quarter

Apple reported its second straight quarter of record results as demand for the new iPhone 6 surged and China became Apple's second most important market after the U.S.

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Capgemini to expand in North America with $4B acquisition of iGate

French IT services company Capgemini is to acquire iGate in the U.S. for $4 billion in a bid to expand its presence in the North American market.

Microsoft hints at impending write-off of Nokia acquisition that could total billions

Microsoft has signaled that it may take a massive write-off of its 2013 Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July.

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Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

Amazon has finally shared some numbers about its cloud business, and not surprisingly, they show that it's thriving and profitable.

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Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Google's sales rose 12 percent during the first quarter, the slowest rate of revenue growth since 2013, while the amount it charges for ad clicks continued to drop.

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Microsoft's Q3 results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Microsoft reported better-than-expected financial results for its third quarter, helped by strong sales of cloud services like Office 365 and Azure.

Comcast abandons Time Warner merger plan

Comcast has apparently abandoned plans to merge with Time Warner Cable.

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What does HP think it’s doing?

The recent confusion over whether HP would remain a public cloud provider illustrates how cloudy its strategic planning has been.

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Mobile ads now generate almost 75% of Facebook's revenue

Facebook grew its business last quarter with ads placed on small screens; 73% of its sales from mobile ads.

Robotic Process Automation: IT Job Killer?

Think your management job is safe? Beware the 'iCEO'

The prospect of automation has long sparked fears of jobs lost to robotic replacements, though not for upper echelon workers. That may soon change.

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