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Apple reports huge profit but sales disappoint

iPhone and iPad sales were both slower than expected, though profits were up 12 percent from the same quarter last year

'Nadella effect' makes Ballmer $2.8 billion richer

And since Thursday's downsizing, CEO Satya Nadella has an extra $1.3 million in his portfolio

Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

The deal could help Yahoo better target ads on mobile devices

VMware dangles dollars for mobile, apps, and virtualization migration

Safe Passage migrates users from Citrix XenApp and MobileIron to VMware, with financial incentives as part of the package

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

Oracle, Mirantis team up to grab Red Hat's OpenStack crown

Mirantis will sell OpenStack with Oracle's Linux and VM offerings, as a strike back at Red Hat's OpenStack

Despite cloud and mobile push, IBM's revenue flattens

But profits jump compared to a year ago, when the company took a restructuring charge

CEO Whitman to chair HP's board

Whitman, who joined HP in 2011 and is leading its turnaround effort, replaces activist investor Ralph Whitworth

PC market rebound doesn't help AMD's earnings

AMD reports a net loss of $36 million for the second quarter, but that's a big improvement from the same quarter a year ago

BlackBerry's square smartphone and other desperate moves

The company is attacking competitors and talking up a square smartphone, when what it needs to do is shut up and deliver

The Industry Standard Slideshow

The rise and fall of Sun Microsystems

Sun was a tech juggernaut for nearly three decades. Our memorial slideshow gives this former titan its due more

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Guiding iPhone into the business world

Apart from being a very cool device, the iPhone can serve as a powerful business tool whose ease of use makes it a crowd favorite... more

The Industry Standard Test Center: analysis

Why IT gives business a competitive edge

Smart companies like JetBlue, NetFlix, and BNSF Railway are reaping sustained rewards by weaving IT into the fabric of their... more

The PC is dead? Then the Chromebook must be comatose
TECH'S BOTTOM LINE
The PC is dead? Then the Chromebook must be comatose

Blog by Bill Snyder

Microsoft haters close their eyes to any evidence that PC sales are still strong, which they are
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