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Facebook sales, driven by mobile, shoot up nearly 60%

Facebook continues to reap rewards in mobile, growing its crucial ad business in large part due to ads placed on smaller screens.

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Google shakeup puts Sundar Pichai in charge of...almost everything

Google CEO Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai in charge of a large swatch of the company's core products and services.

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EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid clouds

EMC continued its push into hybrid clouds on Tuesday, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a cloud up and running.

Everspin deal with Global Foundries may push MRAM chips to production faster

Everspin has signed up chip maker Global Foundries as a manufacturing partner for its next-generation MRAM (Magnetoresistive RAM) memory chips, in a development that should help the promising technology move toward mass production.

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4 startups that are changing productivity

Slack, Asana, Box and Evernote are changing the way people get things done.

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M

Apple recently awarded eight executives stock grants worth almost $13 million each at Thursday's closing price, with another $14 million potentially up for grabs.

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Update: Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

Microsoft revenue jumped 25 percent in the first quarter, but profit dropped, pulled down by expenses tied to ongoing layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business.

Update: Amazon builds sales, but quarterly losses pile up

Amazon.com increased its sales last quarter but losses also mounted.

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Apple and sapphire supplier strike deal to end partnership

GT Advanced Technologies and Apple have agreed to a deal that will let GT close the two factories where it was producing scratch-resistant sapphire, and void the contracts it signed with its one-time partner.

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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

Progress beefs up developer chops with Telerik buy

The $262 million deal puts Progress in the fast lane of application development

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IBM’s chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications.

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EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

The move comes as Cisco and EMC are increasingly competitive on some fronts

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.

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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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