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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

Google acquires Gecko Design to help with crazy Google X 'moon shots'

Gecko's designers will join Google X, which works on new products like Glass

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HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trend

Bethany Mayer, former head of HP's networking unit, is leaving to become CEO of Ixia

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SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

New bundles make sense, but customers need to get the fine print, one analyst says

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Comcast hopes Wi-Fi streaming will win over college students

Xfinity on Campus, offered at select schools, will let college students watch live and on-demand TV from their laptops, smartphones, and tablets. And maybe it will make them think twice about cutting the cable cord once they graduate.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do

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HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

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Uber hires an Obama insider for its political fights

David Plouffe, a former Obama campaign manager, will become Uber's senior vice president of policy and strategy.

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Analysts: Ballmer's exit from board expected, will boost Nadella's standing

The former CEO cited a busy schedule, particularly involving his LA Clippers basketball team, for the board resignation

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track

CA focuses on the emerging markets of cloud and mobile management, security and devops

In his own words: the best quotes of Steve Ballmer

As he steps down from Microsoft's board, here's a look back at some of his most memorable quotes

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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella.

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SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

Industry-specific software, support for entrepreneurs and additional training programs are on tap for Africa

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5 apps for mastering business meetings

From scheduling to presenting, these tools make meetings painless.

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Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios not quite dead yet

The Hollywood Reporter says that Microsoft is in talks with Warner Bros. to revive its shuttered business for developing original video content.

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