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Microsoft names next operating system ‘Windows 10′

Microsoft names next operating system ‘Windows 10′

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp announced its ‘Windows 10′ operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. The next version of Microsoft’s flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal [...]

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EBay follows Icahn’s advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

EBay follows Icahn’s advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

(Reuters) – EBay Inc’s agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company’s traditional e-commerce business slows. The surprise move is a huge about-face for eBay’s leadership, including Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe, who resisted [...]

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U.S. charges four with stealing $100 million in software, data

U.S. charges four with stealing $100 million in software, data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data – some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Xbox gaming console – the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. Two of the four [...]

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