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Who will replace Steve Ballmer? A shortlist of reported frontrunners appears

Familiar names are among those in the running to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive of Microsoft, according to a Reuters report.

Apple plans Arizona factory that will run on renewable energy

Apple plans to build a components plant in Mesa, Arizona, that will run entirely on renewable energy.

Rackspace adds more power to hosted servers

IT hosting company Rackspace is upgrading its OpenStack-based servers across the board with faster processors as well as more memory and network bandwidth.

Acer CEO resigns as company plans restructuring and layoffs

Acer CEO J.T. Wang is resigning from his post at the Taiwanese PC maker and will be replaced by president Jim Wong as part of a corporate restructuring that will try to revitalize the company's sagging fortunes.

Microsoft giving away free IT training -- and a job -- to soldiers

In a bid to help soldiers transition from the military to civilian life, Microsoft is offering a free IT training for soldiers in the military, plus a job.

County seeking new software vendor to replace SAP system

Marin County, California, has spent at least $30 million on the SAP project, which dates to 2006, and had at one point pursued $35 million in damages.

Business software revenue growth suggests recovery under way, IDC says

Research firm IDC says it expects a 5.7 percent growth rate globally for software revenues for 2013.

Baidu's profit flat on growing investments in mobile

Chinese search giant Baidu's profit was flat in the third quarter because of expenses on marketing its mobile services and investing in research.

Five Microsoft services to make any business smarter (including yours)

No IT department? No problem. Device management, basic server infrastructure, SEO analytics, and more are available for affordable subscription prices.

Record first-quarter sales for Microsoft, but Windows OEM revenue falls

Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.