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Cloud sales to businesses lift Microsoft's revenue

Microsoft reported fourth-quarter revenue that beat analyst estimates, but profit fell short of expectations.

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As hardware kills Microsoft profits, CEO Nadella seeks comfort in software

Heavily discounted Nokia phones and Surface RT write-downs hit the company's hardware side hard, but its software business remains a stabilizing force.

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More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries now qualify

Wireless has passed 100 percent penetration in the US and six other countries, according to the OECD

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Pinterest peaks, Facebook falters in customer satisfaction survey of social sites

Though Facebook is the lowest-ranked social networking site in the American Consumer Satisfaction Index ratings, its score still improved over last year.

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How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Microsoft's quarterly revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses, though overall profits slipped

Profits were down 7 percent year on year, including an $0.08 loss from Microsoft's new Nokia business.

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Investigation of missing IRS email holds lessons for your business

The IRS claims it lost or destroyed email messages pertinent to an ongoing investigation--but if proper procedures were followed, that shouldn’t be possible.

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Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

iPhones and iPad sales were both slower than expected

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ARM develops second wave of 64-bit processors

ARM's Maya and Artemis chips are already being licensed to mobile device makers

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

Packer and OpenNebula are the latest open source technologies to find a home on the Microsoft Azure cloud service

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Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

Let us do the heavy lifting when it comes to delivering consumer data, Oracle says

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Amazon rolls out Amazon Wallet, a gift card-gobbling mobile wallet app

Amazon Wallet is targeted at organizing all of one’s gift and loyalty cards, though its feature set could expand beyond that.

on greenbot.com

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Apple gets patent on iTime smartwatch

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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Cabin review: Track your family's location, send messages, and assign tasks

Track location, chat, and share tasks among Android-using family and friends.

on greenbot.com

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Comcast on hellish customer service call: Rep did 'what we trained him' to do

The cable giant says it will review its training and incentive programs after a maddening customer service call goes viral.