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Pink slips rain down on Microsoft (again)

Another 2,100 employees were let go on Thursday.

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Toshiba slashes struggling PC division to focus on business

The laptop maker will leave some markets and cut 900 staff.

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Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

A second wave of layoffs is reportedly coming Thursday, as Microsoft moves to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs by June of 2015.

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Sony slashes value of its mobile business, projects larger loss for fiscal year

Sony has suspended dividends payments for the first time since 1958, and will get rid of its midrange phone business.

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Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

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The five most common tech support nightmares

Check out these cringe-worthy customer support fails.

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Eyes on the bottom line: How to keep support costs down

These new tricks can help you stay under budget without sacrificing quality customer support.

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3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang could give it the money to take Minecraft to the next level, or it could shackle it with proprietary restrictions. Let's hope for the former.

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Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft has recently been facing regulatory obstacles in China

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Here's Markus 'Notch' Persson's farewell letter to Minecraft fans

Microsoft is buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion, and Notch is saying goodbye.

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Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, who sheparded Red Hat into the cloud era, takes the helm of the Google Cloud platform

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County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

SAP's software is used successfully by thousands of government agencies, a spokesman maintains

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Coinbase expands Bitcoin services in Europe

The expansion allows people to exchange bitcoins and accept payments in 13 European countries

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Microsoft may buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion

A fun twist: The head of Mojang once told Microsoft to "stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform."

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Turn support into a friendly experience

Going the extra mile to provide excellent support will help inspire loyalty in your customers.