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Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

As sharks circle, IBM prepares its x86 exit

Once IBM completes its x86 server line sale to Lenovo, the latter will immediately take a solid third place ranking in worldwide revenues in the market.

Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple is banning the use of two toxic chemicals from final assembly processes for its products, after watchdog groups demanded the company replace the substances with safer alternatives.

Lenovo sells more smartphones than PCs, profit up 23%

Lenovo's growing presence in PCs and smartphones helped the company's net profit grow 23% in the second quarter.

Forrester lowers its 2014 global IT spending forecast

Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be $2.2 trillion.

Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

Autonomy's former chief financial officer has claimed that Hewlett-Packard is accusing him and other ex-employees of fraud in order to cover up its own failings in the disastrous 2011 acquisition.

Texas, Florida, N.C. lead IT job growth in first half of 2014

U.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots.

Atos' $830M bid for Bull is approved

Atos's offer to acquire servers and services specialist Bull has been approved, making it possible for the company to beef up its security and cloud computing offerings.

Even crooks couldn't profit from Microsoft's Surface flop

A former Microsoft finance manager was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to an insider trading scheme that netted he and a partner more than $400,000.

Nadella leaves no doubt about who is in charge in first six months as CEO

Say what you will about Satya Nadella's first six months as Microsoft CEO, but no one can deny the man jumped in with both feet from day one and has led the company with decisiveness.

After dumping PCs, Sony pulls the plug on e-readers, too

Sony is stopping e-reader production following the transfer of its e-book business outside Japan to Canada's Kobo.

Salesforce.com sees the future of customer support in video

Salesforce.com is giving users of its Desk.com support application new features for embedding videos into support articles and Web pages, a move the vendor says will let them give their customers the help they need faster and more efficiently than text-based documentation alone.

Telefonica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

Telefonica has submitted an offer for Brazilian telecom operator GVT (Global Village Telecom) worth $9 billion, as it seeks to build up its business in Brazil by integrating mobile and fixed broadband with pay-TV services.

Gates cashes out another 20M Microsoft shares for $882M

Bill Gates has sold another 20 million shares of the company he co-founded, driving his portfolio under the 300-million mark for the first time, according to regulatory filings.

HP slams ex-Autonomy exec, says it will sue

Hewlett-Packard has fired back at a former Autonomy executive who is attempting to block the settlement of a number of shareholder lawsuits filed over HP's disastrous acquisition of the infrastructure software vendor.

Microsoft continues global CRM expansion in battle against Salesforce.com

Microsoft has expanded the availability of its cloud CRM software into 17 additional countries in a move sure to step up its rivalry with Salesforce.com.

Amazon investing $2 billion more in India as online retail booms

Amazon.com is investing $2 billion more in India, which is witnessing an online retail boom.

Tips for recent college grads looking to advance in IT

When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

Huawei's smartphones shipments rise on international sales

Huawei Technologies shipped 62% more smartphones in the first half of 2014 than the same period last year, with shipments to some countries outside its home market of China doubling or even tripling.