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Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

Latest patch set for Oracle's database automatically enables in-memory processing -- a feature for which Oracle charges extra

The mobile health apps gold rush may already be over

A collision between Silicon Valley's data-mining business model and federal medical privacy rules may prevent a viable market

Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

With Microsoft's strong numbers and Google's continued progress, Amazon Web Services must realize it's in a three-cloud race

Money before innovation: Why Wall Street loves tech giants these days

No innovation? No sexy new products? Investors celebrate as six old-line companies churn out profits instead

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

Revenue was up by 18 percent, but profits for the quarter were down

5 takeaways from the Apple earnings call

Apple's doing great in China, not so well in tablets, and R&D spending is increasing

Microsoft's new mega tech conference: The pros and cons

A new mega-show will replace the familiar specialty conferences, and not everyone is happy about it

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

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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

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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

Money before innovation: Why Wall Street loves tech giants these days
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Money before innovation: Why Wall Street loves tech giants these days

Blog by Bill Snyder

No innovation? No sexy new products? Investors celebrate as six old-line companies churn out profits instead
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