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Microsoft ElectionGuard software gets first test in Fulton, Wisconsin

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person votes using with a machine that draws on Microsoft’s ElectionGuard software in Fulton, Wisconsin, on February 18, 2020. Microsoft People in the small Wisconsin town of Fulton are the first to try out software Microsoft designed to confirm......
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Outside of the big 5 tech companies, earnings growth is zero

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The stock market may be hovering around all-time highs, but just 5 companies are contributing to the S&P 500’s earnings growth, Goldman Sachs said in a new note. After crunching the data from the 397 S&P components that have reported......
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Atomico raises $820 million fund to back European start-ups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The partners of European venture capital firm Atomico. Atomico Atomico, the venture capital firm founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, has raised $820 million for a new fund — the biggest since it was set up by the billionaire in......
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Salesforce CMO Ashwini Zenooz urges healthcare to move on from CD-ROMs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ashwini Zenooz, a radiologist and Salesforce SVP Ashwini Zenooz Most of us can agree that CD-ROMs are a thing of the past. Unless you’re in the health-care sector. Salesforce’s chief medical officer Ashwini Zenooz is a radiologist with an ancient......
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Microsoft says ‘fundamental responsibility’ to protect US voting

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The President and Chief Legal Officer of the Microsoft Corporation Brad Smith speaks during the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 15, 2020. Christof Stache | AFP | via Getty Images MUNICH — As America prepares......
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Random Salad CEO offers own ad network after Microsoft cuts support

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sam Kaufmann, CEO of Random Salad Games Random Salad Games Sam Kaufmann is on somewhat of a digital island. His company, Random Salad Games, is the largest ad-supported app developer on Microsoft Windows, which has become an afterthought in the......
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Google to restructure Cloud business, with some roles eliminated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Kurian, the incoming head of Google Cloud and formerly president of product development at Oracle, speaks at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Sept. 24, 2013. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google is restructuring......
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5 things to know before the stock market opens February 14, 2020

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 1. Dow to open higher after coronavirus concerns knocked stocks from record highs Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, February 4, 2020. Bryan R Smith | Reuters U.S. stock futures were modestly higher Friday. Wall Street’s ever-changing level......
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Amazon gets restraining order to block Microsoft work on Pentagon JEDI

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge Thursday ordered a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract, which was awarded to Microsoft, in response to a suit filed by Amazon. Shares of Microsoft fell on the news, while Amazon‘s stock was down slightly. A......
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The compelling financial case for an Alphabet stock break up

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Liu Jie | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Presidential candidates like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have campaigned on breaking up technology giants like Alphabet,......
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Cisco (CSCO) Q2 earnings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cisco reported fiscal second-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates on Wednesday, but investors were not impressed with the company’s continuing revenue declines, and the stock is now trading down around 4% after hours. Here are the key numbers: Earnings: 77......
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It’s ‘folklore’ that Amazon wins in new industries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the 2019 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, on March 11, 2019. Aaron M. Sprecher | Bloomberg | Getty Images For all the chatter that Amazon is eating away......
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Google Health has more than 500 employees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google’s health care projects, which were once scattered across the company, are now starting to come together under one team now working out of the Palo Alto offices formerly occupied by Nest, Google’s smart home group, according to several current......
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FTC will examine prior acquisitions by Big Tech companies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Simons, nominee to serve on the Federal Trade Commission, testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images The Federal Trade......
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Nasdaq record, Ackman trims Chipotle, Amazon all-time high

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese men wear protective masks as they walk in a nearly empty shopping street on February 2, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images This is a live blog. Check back for updates. 11:52 am: Remember the maxim about......
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Amazon wants to depose President Trump over JEDI cloud contract loss

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos attend a meeting of the American Technology Council in the State Dining Room of the White House June 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Getty Images Amazon is seeking......
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AnitaB.org CEO Brenda Wilkerson interview

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AnitaB.org CEO Brenda Wilkerson is trying a different approach to diversity in Silicon Valley. Brenda Wilkerson is disappointed with Silicon Valley’s repeated diversity failures, and says time is running out. Nearly two years ago, the former computer programmer and entrepreneur......
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How Microsoft became the market’s indispensable stock once again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a keynote session at the Microsoft Developers Build Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. David Paul Morris | Getty Images | Bloomberg Two decades after......
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Snowflake valued at $12.4 billion as Salesforce Ventures invests

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, far right, addresses the team at an all-hands meeting. Courtesy of Snowflake Snowflake, a developer of cloud-based technology for storing and analyzing data, is now worth $12.4 billion, making it one of the most valuable venture-backed......
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Good jobs report can’t overcome coronavirus fears — what to watch now

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Stocks fell on Friday as even a good jobs number couldn’t overcome coronavirus fears. Here’s what five experts are looking at now. Ed Hyman, chairman of Evercore ISI, said despite worries about China slowing down, the momentum in the economy......

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