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Alcatel-Lucent to cut 15,000 jobs to focus on few businesses, reports say

Alcatel-Lucent will announce Tuesday up to 15,000 job cuts by 2015 as the company tries to focus on a few core businesses, according to reports.

Microsoft offers Azure discounts in renewed cloud push

Microsoft will offer discounts on its Azure cloud service next month as part of a cloud computing push that also includes new releases of its Windows Server and Systems Center software.

Toshiba's first cloud service has a built-to-order business twist

Toshiba's first cloud offering will come with a twist -- users will be able to customize the remote hardware being used to host the virtual desktop and storage service.

Microsoft wants HTC to put Windows Phone on Android phones, report claims

Android and Windows Phone: Two great tastes that taste great together? We'll know if an alleged scheme between Microsoft and HTC comes to fruition.

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Web hosting firms at risk from critical vulnerability in WHMCS billing and support system

The developers of WHMCS, a popular client management, billing and support application for Web hosting providers, released emergency security updates Thursday to patch a critical vulnerability that was publicly disclosed.

10 interesting business tidbits from Twitter's IPO filing

Twitter made its IPO documents public Thursday and in the process revealed some juicy information about the company, like how much money it makes (or loses) and how much its executives get paid. Here are a few of the details we learned about Twitter today.

Samsung's sales and profit on a roll

Samsung Electronics forecast strong growth in revenue and profit in the third quarter as the company rolled out new models of its smartphones and tablets, including products for emerging markets.

Twitter appears to have dodged Facebook's mobile problem

Twitter has fewer users and less revenue than Facebook, but in mobile advertising Twitter appears to have dodged the problems that dragged down Facebook's stock after its public offering last year.

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LG Gate tech separates work and play on BYOD smartphones

Smartphone vendors have rekindled their infatuation with enterprises as the consumer segment fizzles; this week's exhibit is the launch of LG Electronics' Gate, which separates users' professional and private lives through virtualization.

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Thinking the unthinkable: Why Bill Gates needs to go

If a pair of reports are true, Microsoft investors may be seeking to boot both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, the two men who helped make the company what it is today. Maybe it's time.