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Cord cutters, beware: AT&T's DirecTV buy affects you, too

Even if you've spurned cable TV, you're still likely to feel the impact from mega-bucks deals like the ones involving AT&T and DirecTV or Comcast snapping up Time Warner Cable. After all, cable providers have a built-in incentive for making cord cutting an unattractive option to their subscribers.

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Oracle says Oregon governor spiked Obamacare site for political reasons

Oregon and Oracle are likely headed to a battle in court over Cover Oregon

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Oracle buying Micros for $5.3 billion

The deal will give Oracle major penetration into the retail and hospitality industries

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Wall Street Beat: Despite Oracle earnings miss, software appears healthy

Adobe blows away expectations, Tibco banks on Big Data, and there's more good news for the smartphone market

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Judge not sold on $324M settlement in Silicon Valley tech worker case

The suit accuses companies like Apple and Google of conspiring not to hire each others' workers

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Oracle claims second-largest SaaS vendor title, while Q4 profits slip

Oracle's hardware business showed a slight gain in the quarter

BlackBerry ekes out a profit as revenue tumbles nearly 70 percent

The company only sold 2.6 million smartphones

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Will full encryption sideline Google's targeted ads?

Mining personal data to deliver targeted ads is the lifeblood of Google's business -- and of many other online firms. But what if that data dries up at the source?

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Acer names new chairman as business struggles

Acer co-founder George Huang is succeeding Stan Shih

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Microsoft announces home automation accelerator to fast-track Internet of Things

An accelerator program from Microsoft Ventures is designed to help boost companies that the company hopes will evolve into its partners.

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Report: Oracle in talks to buy hospitality tech vendor Micros for more than $5 billion

Micros' products would likely be aligned with Oracle's sales, marketing and support software lines

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Bill Gates urges Stanford grads to focus on progress, not profit alone

If innovation is only market-driven, inventions may leave the world even more divided, he said

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Wall Street Beat: Upbeat PC news boosts confidence in tech

Intel shares hit 10-year high as reports on PCs, plus good news on smartphones and Internet advertising, generate optimism

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Strong PC demand unexpectedly boosts Intel's Q2 forecast

The stronger demand could be because of the Windows XP PC upgrade cycle, an analyst says.

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AMD's Lisa Su is now second in command

The struggling company is trying to create operational efficiency, making Lisa Su the chief operating officer.