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From shopping to shipping, Amazon didn’t deliver earnings this quarter. The online retailer has been spending a ton of cash that, as of yet, hasn’t paid off. Television set-top streaming boxes, $100 million investment in original online video programming and its first smartphone were created in what chief financial officer Tom Szkutak calls an “investment …


Shares in Amazon sank on Friday after missing Wall Street expectations for the seventh time in nine quarters—and it turns out the stock tanking isn’t so unusual either. Read More A grocer in e-commerce clothes? Amazon shares have fallen the day after earnings 11 of the last 20 quarters, according to Factset data, with an average …

Tale of two tech companies

Earnings from technology bellwethers Amazon and Microsoft could not have been more different. Amazon posted a huge miss while Microsoft delivered solid results.


A Bay Area tech company has been fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour. The company, Electronics for Imaging, flew eight employees from India to its headquarters in Fremont, Cali. where they worked 120-hour weeks helping install new computers, according to a report from NBC Bay Area. The workers were paid in their normal hourly …

Getty Images founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a news conference on June 18, 2014, in Seattle, Washington

When online retail giant Amazon reports third-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday, investors will be looking for updates on a range of recent initiatives and acquisitions from the company that rarely turns a profit. Some pertinent questions: How much are its efforts to attract and retain customers hurting its earnings growth? Are small businesses adopting …

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is finding a surprising fanbase among developers for his concerted push to forge partnerships and expand the cloud ecosystem. But getting investors excited largely depends on limiting the damage elsewhere. In his third earnings report since taking the reins from longtime chief Steve Ballmer in February, Nadella will surely tout his …

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Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo is set to report earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, and CEO Marissa Mayer will be in the hot seat yet again. With the company’s core business still struggling, its stake in Alibaba dwindling and investor pressure mounting, there will be plenty for Mayer to talk about during the conference call. Investors, though, will …

Profits vs. patriotism

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google’s new encryption technology may make it harder for investigators to do their jobs.

Apple launches Apple Pay

Josh Lipton takes a look at how Apple’s new mobile payments works and the challenges it faces.

IBM earnings miss

IBM posted earnings that missed on both the top and bottom lines.

Apple trounces estimates

Apple easily beat Wall Street forecasts, and its sales outlook for the current quarter came in ahead of expectations.

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Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty dismissed talk of the tech company splitting up, despite its large size and Monday’s earnings miss. “There is no doubt that marketplace speed has increased,” she said. “We have a very clear strategy about how to take this company to the future.” Still, Rometty said the company plans to have divested …

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft has already proven its potency in the cloud era, and is one of three companies with the scale, resources, and know-how to dominate the booming $100 billion market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC. In his first television interview since becoming the software giant’s third CEO, Nadella focused on Microsoft’s cloud ambitions. He also talked …

Apple’s iPhone 6 makes China debut

Apple’s new iPhone 6 finally went on sale in China, so how was the reaction in the world’s largest smartphone market?

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Apple iPad Air 2

In all the headlines and hype about the launch of the latest iPad models and iMac computer there was one new member of the Apple ecosystem that analysts are calling “remarkable” that wasn’t even mentioned: Apple SIM. A preinstalled data-only SIM card has been inserted into the $499 iPad Air 2, and allows users to …