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Senators stall vote on Internet sales tax for now

A handful of lawmakers have stalled the U.S. Senate from voting on legislation that would require large Internet and catalog sellers to collect state sales taxes from their customers.

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Sony doubles profit forecast after selling U.S. headquarters, stock holdings

Sony has doubled its profit forecast for its recently ended fiscal year, a widely expected move after it sold off major assets including its U.S. headquarters and an office complex in Tokyo.

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Pivotal launched from VMware, EMC technologies

Making good on a promise made in December, VMware and parent company EMC have launched a new company, called Pivotal, to offer an enterprise-ready data analysis platform as a service (PaaS) based on software from both companies.

Apple profit drops on slow iPhone growth

Apple's net profit dropped during the second quarter of 2013 as the company's iPhone shipment growth slowed down, based on year-over-year comparisons.

IBM snatches UrbanCode for DevOps prowess

Sensing a need among its customers for faster software development, IBM has acquired UrbanCode, a provider of tools suited for the emerging practice of rapid software development called devops.

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Novell unveils Filr as a local alternative to Dropbox

Novell is preparing to release Filr, a new on-premise file-sharing product for companies that want the convenience of a Dropbox while keeping internal control over data.

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Trojan horse malware destroys delivery files to hide its tactics

Microsoft is reporting discovery of a sneaky new Trojan program is designed to hide its tracks so that security researchers can't analyze its methods.

Yahoo CEO reaffirms decision to prohibit telecommuting

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defended her decision this week at a Great Place to Work conference, but Earth Day facts don't back her rationale.

Wall Street Beat: Tech bellwethers report mixed quarter

Some of the biggest names in IT including IBM, Microsoft, Google and Intel reported quarterly earnings this week, revealing a picture of the tech sector that, while not as gloomy as had been feared, is nevertheless mixed.

Microsoft: Mum's again the word on Windows 8 sales

Even though PC shipments were down 14% last quarter, Microsoft's Windows division posted revenue about the same as the last year, making up for slumping sales to OEMs with growth in long-term licensing agreements sold to enterprises.

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US Senate moves toward Internet sales tax vote

The U.S. Senate has moved toward a vote to impose sales tax on most Internet purchases, with lawmakers likely to vote to close debate on legislation next week.

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Verizon posts gains on mobile, Fios growth

Verizon Communications reported an increase in revenue and a double-digit spike in net income for the first quarter of 2013, compared to a year earlier, driven largely by gains in mobile customers and in revenue from its Fios service.

TSMC Q1 profit up 18 percent, revenue exceeds projections

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) reported that its first quarter net profit was up 18 percent year-over-year, as its revenue for the period exceeded its projections.

Intel profit dives 25 percent amid PC market slump

Intel reported a drop in profits and revenue for the first quarter, as the biggest PC market slump in recent memory weighed on its business.

American Airlines back online after computer glitch

American Airlines resumed operations four hours after grounding all its flights across the U.S. Tuesday after problems with its reservation system.