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HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 4:58pm CDT | by Associated Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that it is cutting another 11,000 to 16,000 jobs, above a...
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Microsoft says goodbye Nokia, hello Lumia

Oct 24 2014 7:39am CDT | Source: Seattle Business Journal

Microsoft Corp. said it's transitioning away from using the Nokia name for its smartphones to the Lumia brand. Last September, Microsoft bought the handset division of Nokia for more than $7 billion. Now the company said it's slowly getting rid of the Nokia name on its phones in favor of the Lumia name. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new ...
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Microsoft Has Officially Cut Nokia's Brand From Its Most Popular Smartphone Line (MSFT)

Oct 24 2014 7:23am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Microsoft and Nokia have officially announced that the Finnish smartphone maker will no longer be a part of the branding for Lumia Windows Phone devices. Tuula Rytilä, Microsoft's senior vice president of marketing for phones, shared the news via Nokia's Conversations blog (via The Verge). This means upcoming Lumia smartphones will be referred to as "Microsoft Lumia" rather than "Nokia Lumia." Rytilä didn't specify exactly when we ...
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China launches test return orbiter for lunar mission
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first moon mission and return to the Earth. | by IANS
Mali confirms first Ebola case
Bamako, Oct 24 (IANS) The first case of Ebola virus was reported in western Mali town of Kayes, the country's health ministry has said. | by IANS
Unesco chief condemns murder of Paraguayan journalists
Paris, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova Friday condemned the murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina Velazquez and his assistant Antonia Maribel Almada Chamorro, who were shot dead Oct 16 near Curuguaty in southeastern Paraguay. | by IANS

Dear Mr. Nadella, Listen To The Reality Of Pay Raises For Women

Oct 24 2014 7:17am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments are provoking both disappointment and determination among women looking for a pay ...
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Futures Tumble After Ebola Confirmed In New York, Amazon Whiffs On Earnings (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, LAKE, PG, AMZN)

Oct 24 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Business Insider

U.S. stock index futures were tumbling on Friday, following disappointing results from Amazon and the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raising concerns about the spread of the virus. Near 8:15 am ET, Dow futures were down 42 points, S&P 500 were down 7 points, and Nasdaq futures were down 16 points. The small cap Russell 2000 was also down 5 points, and on a percentage basis, the Russell's losses, at 0.5%, were larger than its index peers. The S&P 500 ...
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Tilting At Space Needles: Amazon, Microsoft's Quests To Sell Mobile Devices Look More Quixotic Than Ever

Oct 24 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

While Microsoft's Surface and Lumia results looked good and Amazon's Fire Phone looked bad, the truth is the two Seattle giants are both engaged in a pointless battle with Apple and Google for mobile supremacy. Neither company is turning a profit selling tablets or smartphones and each has plenty of other t ...
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Hackers Are Using Microsoft PowerPoint To Attack Computers (MSFT)

Oct 24 2014 5:48am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Microsoft is scrambling to issue a Windows update after security researchers discovered a flaw in PowerPoint that hackers are using to seize control of computers. Computer World reports that the security problem affects all of the currently supported releases of Windows. The new vulnerability was discovered by a trio of Google employees and two staff of McAfee Security. Hackers can use the flaw to send a target an infected PowerPoint prese ...
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Microsoft ditches Nokia brand for Windows Phones

Oct 24 2014 4:59am CDT | Source: BetaNews

Microsoft officially announced today that the Nokia branding will not be used in conjunction with its future Windows Phones. The software giant will sell its upcoming smartphones as Microsoft Lumias. However, it will continue to make use of Nokia's name for dumb phones. The tech media may act surprised, but, in fact, we have known that this was bound to happen for more than a year. In early-September 2 ...
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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (AMZN, MSFT, FB, AAPL, YHOO)

Oct 24 2014 3:55am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Amazon stock was down over 12% after a disappointing Q3 earnings call. There were misses on both the top and bottom line. 2. Amazon is taking a $170 million charge for unsold Fire Phones.  3. Microsoft announced it beat estimates in its Q1 earnings. The stock was up 4% last night. 4. A doctor in New York who tested positive for Ebola took an Uber on Wednesday. The transmission ri ...
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