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[$$] The Search Ace Standing Between Baidu and Irrelevance

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For much of the past two decades, Qi Lu, a search-technology whiz, waged losing battles against Google, first at Yahoo then at Microsoft’s Bing. Now, he says he can shape China’s Baidu into a worthy competitor …






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[$$] Beijing’s Version of Microsoft Windows 10 Tightens Security, Ditches Solitaire

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Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 software customized for the Chinese government to improve security, including modifying the program to prevent data that is typically collected from being transmitted …






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[$$] Microsoft Tries to Take On Twitch at Videogame Live-Streaming

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Microsoft on Thursday is launching its own videogame live-streaming service called Mixer, setting up yet another battle among some of the biggest names in the technology industry.






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Bitcoin ‘nerds’ give way to Wall Street suits at digital currency conference

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The world of finance is getting so interested in bitcoin that it’s no longer just the land of coders.






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It's Microsoft's Turn to Challenge Amazon's Twitch

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Say hello to Mixer.






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Facebook’s Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to contemplate risk

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking. The 33-year-old tech founder of the world’s largest social networking company said he would never have been able to risk leaving the elite Ivy League school if he had not known that his family would have been able to support him if he failed. “There is something wrong with our system when I can leave here and make billions of dollars in ten years when millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business,” Zuckerberg told the crowd on a cold, drizzly day when graduates’ dark academic robes stood in contrast to the brightly colored plastic rain ponchos scattered through the audience.






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Stocks close higher for 6th straight day as Nasdaq, S&P 500 notch records

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U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday for a sixth straight day of gains with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq notching closing records. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 70.53 points, or 0.3%, to close at 21,082.95, …






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Steve Ballmer: City income tax would ‘undo’ Seattle’s economic boom

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A citywide income tax, Steve Ballmer said, could jeopardize Seattle’s position as a leader in the technology industry. The former CEO of Microsoft (MSFT) said during a radio interview that, while Seattle has a lot going for it in terms of recruiting, retaining and creating companies, the increasing cost of living and doing business threatens the city’s economic prosperity. “In Seattle’s case, it is a beautiful place to live,” Ballmer told KIRO Radio .






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How to work faster by making the Windows key a habit

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The Windows key has been around for more than 20 years, yet many users don’t appreciate its time-saving value. These handy shortcuts will speed your work and streamline your keyboarding habits.






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Pure Storage (PSTG) Posts Narrower-than-Expected Q1 Loss

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Pure Storage Inc. (PSTG) reported non-GAAP loss (including stock-based compensation) of 30 cents per share in the first-quarter of fiscal 2018, which was narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8 cents.






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