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Amazon throws down the gauntlet with detailed AWS earnings

By breaking out details about sales and expenses of its cloud business, Amazon is daring other cloud kingpins to do the same

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger

Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Cloud services performed well, but Windows and Office software suffered

Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

AWS generated $1.57 billion for Amazon in the first three months of 2015, nearly 7 percent of Amazon's total revenue

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Apple's U.S. facilities now get 100% of their power from renewables

Company has been building new solar power plants around the U.S. and in China

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Government report shows tech heavyweights in the first quarter spent more on lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Mac sales up 8% as industry remains in doldrums

IDC projects that Q1 Mac shipments grew to 4.45 million, outpacing the PC industry which was down 7% overall

AMD withdraws from high-density server business

The company is ditching a business it formed by acquiring SeaMicro three years ago

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Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.5 billion, ponders selling Here maps business

The combined company will keep Nokia's name and be headquarted in Finland

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Docker attracts another $95 million in venture funding

After Docker's fourth round of funding it's time to ask: When will the container maven be able to cut the investor purse strings?

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Former Office president DelBene returns to the Microsoft fold

DelBene’s cloud chops, notably Office 365, help reunite him with old friend Satya Nadella

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Meg Whitman’s 4-step guide to killing acquisitions

Some executives just don’t learn from past mistakes. Acquisitions can be ugly if you simply repeat a process that has yet to work

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What's behind Microsoft's not-so-crazy startup spending spree

Microsoft so far this year has been the most acquisitive company in enterprise IT, snapping up at least four firms on top of four others that it bought in the last two months of 2014. And while the buyouts might at first glance appear...

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Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

Gartner decreases its global IT spending forecast as a strong dollar against currencies such as the Euro will affect IT buying

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The $99 PC is coming, and that's bad news

Chromebooks are finally gaining traction, and PCs on a stick are arriving -- that spells trouble for the struggling PC industry

Informatica goes private in $5.3B buyout

The move will take the data-integration giant away from Wall Street's prying eyes

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Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Revolution Analytics provides services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics

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Bigger is better -- for telecom companies, not Internet users

Charter Communications' merger further consolidates an industry characterized by scant competition and unacceptably slow Internet access speeds

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