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Ridesharing app Uber is tapping into the massive business car service market, announcing on Tuesday a plan that allows users to bill their companies directly for the service. With Uber for Business, employers can create an account with the car service, and then subsequently invite employees to join. Managers will then have easy access to …

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China says it is investigating Microsoft for suspected monopolistic practices.

China confirmed an investigation into Microsoft on Tuesday, saying the U.S. tech giant is suspected of monopolistic practices. On its website, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce cited compatibility issues for the Windows OS and Office software. It said about 100 officers raided Microsoft’s offices in various cities across China to gather more information into the way …

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Twitter is set to report its second-quarterly results on Tuesday after the bell. But no matter what the company reports, the stock might fail to please investors who still have Facebook’s blockbuster quarter on their minds. Analysts expect the micro-blogging website to post a loss of one cent per share on revenue of $283 million, according …

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In the cloud-computing market, Google and Amazon.com have been embroiled in a brutal pricing war. So when news broke in May that smaller rival Rackspace had hired Morgan Stanley to explore strategic options amid such stiff competition, Rackspace’s president, Taylor Rhodes, expected a six-month parade of discussions with customers concerned about his company’s future. Instead, Rackspace has been signing up clients …

Unlocking your cell phone

President Obama says he’s looking forward to signing into law a just approved bill that gives mobile phone users the right to unlock their devices and use them on competitors’ wireless networks.

Chinese officials target Microsoft

Officials in China have made unexpected visits to Microsoft’s offices, but that’s not stopping the tech company from pushing ahead with its plans in the country.

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Disappointing earnings put Amazon.com shares on track for its worst day since October 2011 on Friday—but to one Wall Street analyst, the stock is struggling because investors are simply fed up with the Internet retailer’s lack of revenue growth. “This still is a large e-commerce company at its core and one that continues to take gross profit …

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Chinese companies have been pouring money into Silicon Valley in the past year, joining a parade of financiers seeking to participate in the latest Internet boom. In a market flush with cash, winning deals isn’t easy—ask any prominent venture capitalist. So when Alibaba was making its pitch to invest in U.S. video chat start-up Tango late last …

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Facebook’s reliance on traditional Web advertising is a thing of the past. Two years removed from its controversial initial public offering, the social network has rapidly become the second-biggest recipient of mobile ad dollars, behind Google. Those tiny smartphone promotions now account for over half of sales. Even with Facebook capturing headlines in 2014 for its massive …

Microsoft posts an earnings miss

Revenues rose in Microsoft’s fourth quarter, even as profits fell.

Apple tops targets

Apple’s earnings top estimates, but does it have a revolutionary product in its pipeline that will wow investors and consumers?

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When Apple reports its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, investors will be looking beyond the numbers and watching to see if the company drops any hints of what and when new products may be in the pipeline. “Investors will be looking for hints about how soon and how strong and what new market categories Apple may be …

Netflix earnings soar

50 million subscribers now use Netflix, helping double the company’s profits. Is it enough to keep the stock firing on all cylinders?

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When Netflix reports its second quarter results after the market’s close Monday the focus will be, as always, on its subscriber numbers. This will be the first quarter that investors can assess the impact of a price increase for new subscribers. Instead of depressing subscriber numbers, the fact that existing subscribers can lock in their lower prices …

Net neutrality

The deadline to comment on one of the FCC’s most controversial proposals is fast approaching and dividing some of the biggest players on the internet.