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Wall Street Beat: Transition to mobile, cloud hits tech earnings

Tech bellwethers weigh in with second-quarter sales

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

The Appcelerator mobile development platform has been updated for better metric collection and building of APIs

Focus on disrupting Google, Microsoft lead tells start-ups

Browsers and search engines haven't evolved in twenty years, said James Whittaker

Baidu launches search engine for Brazil

Baidu plans on establishing a research center in the country

Start-ups should seek entry into Samsung through viral content

"We need the content and you need the audience" says Samsung

Jesse Jackson demands Twitter release employee diversity data

Jackson said black underrepresentation in tech companies cannot be explained by a lack of technical skills

In wake of cloud and mobile push, IBM revenue flattens

Profit jumps compared to a year ago, when the company took a restructuring charge

PC market rebound doesn't help AMD's earnings

AMD reports a net loss of $36 million for the second quarter, but that's an improvement

Layoffs raise questions about Nadella's commitment to Nokia deal

Maybe the new CEO doesn't fully share his predecessor's vision of Microsoft as a maker of smartphones

New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

The state would require virtual currency traders to monitor transactions for money laundering

D-Wave wants more real-world deployments for its quantum computer

D-Wave will release faster quantum computers starting later this year

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers 600,000 e-books for $10 a month

The service dissociates reading from payment, providing Amazon with another weapon in its pricing war with publishers

EC slams Apple for in-app purchase policies

Apple maintained that its parental controls "go far beyond the features of others in the industry"

UK rushes through surveillance bill, extending data retention rules

Rushing a surveillance bill like this shows utter disregard for the democratic process and the rule of law, a privacy group said

Twitter and Facebook see a bright future for in-the-moment spending

Both companies are looking at new services around shopping and promotions

CEO Whitman to chair HP's board

Whitman joined HP in 2011 and is leading its turnaround effort

Google sales jump despite mixed ads results

While paid clicks rose, the cost per click dropped in the second quarter

Facebook tests 'buy' button to let users make purchases from their feeds

Users can buy products directly from their news feeds from select advertisers

NetSuite buys Venda to boost e-commerce, European presence

Venda's technology will be aligned with NetSuite's SuiteCommerce platform


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