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Microsoft will let shareholders nominate board members

Bylaw change means anyone with a 3 percent stake in the company can push their own leadership candidates

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University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Drexel University and PeaceTech Lab will enlist computer science and engineering students in conflict resolution efforts

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Alibaba upgrades anti-counterfeiting system following complaints

Foreign brands and a Chinese regulator have criticized Alibaba for allegedly promoting fake goods

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Oracle updates complaint against Google to highlight Android's success

Oracle hopes to buttress its case that Google's infringement of Java copyrights was not 'fair use'

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Microsoft, Salesforce.com join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout

A new CEO takes the helm at the newly private data-integration firm

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US Joint Chiefs of Staff emails targeted by Russian hackers

Reports say it was the same group that targeted the State Department and White House

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Carly Fiorina calls on Apple, Google to provide greater access for FBI

Republican candidate says public and private sector should share more information

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Tesla patches Model S after researchers hack car's software

With physical access to the Tesla Model S, the researchers were able to exploit six flaws and eventually access the infotainment system.

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FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

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FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

The commission declines to streamline conditions for triggering a spectrum set-aside locking out AT&T and Verizon

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IBM's new $1B acquisition will help Watson 'see'

The addition of Merge's imaging data could advance personalized medicine, IBM says

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Qualcomm bets on superfast broadband over copper with latest acquisition

The company is paying a premium for Ikanos to make inroads into next-generation broadband networks

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Struggling HTC sees promise in virtual reality, fitness devices

HTC posted a $257 million loss in the second quarter

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Tech industry objects to terrorist activity reporting section in US legislation

Industry groups have asked the Senate to delete the section which requires them to report vaguely-defined terrorist activity

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Senate delays vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

Lawmakers plan to take up the controversial bill after a month-long recess