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    1. U.S. information chief joins response to Ebola outbreak

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      Fri, 19 Sep 2014

      WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. government technology expert who helped Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates launch the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will join the Obama administration's battle against Ebola in West Africa, administration officials said on Friday.

    2. Analysts defend Alibaba's valuation; Yahoo an activist target?

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      Fri, 19 Sep 2014

      s close, Alibaba (NYSE: BABA ) is the 4th-most valuable tech company on the planet, behind only Apple, Google, and Microsoft . Nonetheless, many on the Street have argued shares are fairly valued or undervalued. Cantor , which started coverage with

    3. Oracle below $40 post-earnings; database sales, cloud in focus

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      Fri, 19 Sep 2014

      excuse among enterprise software firms - Keirstead also sees other factors at work: A mature relational database market; Microsoft 's share gains; and a secular shift to new data types (e.g. Hadoop/NoSQL ) and cloud apps (often running on non

    4. Wall Street Breakfast: Alibaba Becomes Largest U.S. IPO In History

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      Fri, 19 Sep 2014

      By Wall Street Breakfast : Economy Scotland has chosen to stay in the U.K. , with the tally coming in at around 6:30 a.m. local time, showing 55% of voters rejecting independence and 45% favoring it. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, said he was "delighted" at the result and added that it was time

    5. New Morningstar Analyst Report for Red Hat Inc

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      Fri, 19 Sep 2014

      The rise of cloud computing and public cloud vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft , and Google may marginalize Red Hat's offerings.Competing Linux OS service providers have popped up, including Oracle Red

    6. Silicon Valley R&D lab a casualty of Microsoft's job cuts

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      Thu, 18 Sep 2014

      jobs (14% of its workforce), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) laid off 2.1K people today ..... distributed computing R&D. A Microsoft spokesperson calls the move a ..... company's West Coast labs. Microsoft currently has a dozen labs worldwide

    7. Amazon Fire Phone: A Confirmed Bust

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      Thu, 18 Sep 2014

      By Kofi Bofah : On September 8, 2014 , online retailer Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) aggressively slashed the price of its 32GB Fire phone to a lowly 99 cents, if customers agree to the terms and conditions of a two-year service contract with AT&T (NYSE: T ). The 99 -cent fire sale price is a far cry from

    8. Microsoft calls on U.S. FCC to approve AT&T's bid for DirecTV

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      Thu, 18 Sep 2014

      WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to...

    9. Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research

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      Thu, 18 Sep 2014

      SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce.

    10. UPDATE 1- Microsoft lays off 2,100, axes Silicon Valley research

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      Thu, 18 Sep 2014

      (New throughout, adds details of Microsoft Research job cuts)

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