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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.

Broadcom to cut 1,150 jobs in restructuring

Broadcom said the restructuring is aimed at cutting costs as well as better focusing the company’s spending on key initiatives.

Pivotal bulks up big data software portfolio

Pivotal is releasing an in-memory data store for real-time analysis that works with the Hadoop data processing platform, and the other is a data discovery tool for business analysts.

Federal standards agency recommends ways businesses can improve cybersecurity

A new version of a cybersecurity framework from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to help businesses assess their readiness.

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Oracle's Hurd not planning to take Microsoft CEO job

Oracle president Mark Hurd tells CNBC he is not planning to replace Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

SoftBank to take over mobile distributor Brightstar for $1.26B

Privately held Brightstar, based in Miami, is not a well-known name but plays a key role in the mobile phone business in the U.S. and other countries

As businesses flee the coming 'XPocalypse,' they're turning to Windows 7, not 8

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, but even that won't spur Windows 8 adoption.