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It’s the Windows you know, only better. That is how Microsoft describes its new operating system, which officially launched Wednesday. For Microsoft investors, Windows 10 needs to be a hit. The franchise still accounts for some 25 percent of the company’s revenue. And it impacts a lot of people: More than 1 billion users rely …

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There’s plenty of evidence that the traditional eight-hour workday has gone the way of the cassette tape with many employees routinely staying past 5 p.m. and remotely checking in with the office well into the night. But now an inevitable clash has arisen—what might generously be called “work-family multitasking.” As professional and personal lives become …

The big business of digital video

Digital video is a big business and now the race is on to own the next frontier in this budding industry.

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A scene from an FBI produced video called "The Company Man", designed to show how Chinese espionage can operate.

In the surveillance video, there’s a lot of nervous laughter before the Chinese CEO and the American executive get down to the serious business that brought them to a bland, Kansas City, Missouri, hotel room: exchanging $30,000 in cash for trade secrets about glass insulation made by Pittsburgh Corning. The executive, the CEO and his …

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An Apple store in New York.

Walter Price, senior portfolio manager with Allianz Global Investors, said on Tuesday that software and hardware companies are struggling to grow in the current tech environment. “The big theme in technology is enterprises adopting cloud, and therefore a lot of companies aren’t buying hardware anymore,” he said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk on the …

City for autonomous cars opens

Phil LeBeau takes us inside a city where the only cars on the road are self-driving.

Verizon’s media transformation

Verizon isn’t just a telecom company anymore. It’s increasingly becoming a big player in the media space.

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There’s something strange going on in Tech Land. On Friday, the Nasdaq Composite hit a historic high and the Nasdaq 100 made multi-year highs, but breadth was negative with three stocks declining for every two advancing. Huh? Historic highs for the Nasdaq, but more stocks declining than advancing? That is a weird divergence, and there’s …

YouTube’s growth

Julia Boorstin explains why YouTube is so important to Google’s success.

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Google shares surged at the opening of Friday trading a day after the company reported earnings, adding a total of $52 billion in market capitalization in the largest single-day gain ever, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Google’s gain is having an outsized effect on the S&P 500 as well, adding 7 points at the …

Let the irrational buying begin. July 15 marks Amazon’s inaugural one-day shopping event, “Prime Day,” which the tech giant says will have “more deals than Black Friday.” The event is intended to give Prime members—those who pay $99 per year for faster shipping on a variety of products—access to exclusive deals on everything from electronics …

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Staying organized and motivated throughout the workweek can be tough. For those days when you just can’t seem to get your routine going, these 13 apps will help you identify your priorities, set goals and get your schedule in order. 1. Track my Life Have you ever looked at the clock, noticed it’s 2 p.m., …

Rackspace

Amazon.com’s cloud business is wildly popular with the techy do-it-yourselfers, but less so for companies that need help managing their data centers. Microsoft, after spending years playing catch-up to Amazon Web Services, is now catering to the type of client that likes to ask for assistance. On Monday, the software giant said that it’s partnering …

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Microsoft announced plans Wednesday cut up to 7,800 positions and take a $7.6 billion write-down on its Nokia business amid efforts to restructure its struggling phone hardware business. The technology company also said it would take a restructuring charge of $750 million to $850 million. “We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone …

Getting millennials to invest

Meet the creators of Acorns, an app that aims to get millennials investing.