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  • Microsoft throws away $315 million on failed Nook deal

    Microsoft took a big loss on its 2012 investment in Barnes & Noble, getting less than half of its original upfront $300 million back when the two firms parted ways today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer05 Dec. 14 23:44
  • Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

    Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.

    Written by Agam Shah01 April 14 07:40
  • SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront

    SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Feb. 14 22:20
  • Could Bitcoin's frothy venture funding dry up?

    Bitcoin: What is it, really? A digital currency? An investment? An Xbox game? For many people it's not clear, but that hasn't stopped venture capitalists from going gaga over it.

    Written by Zach Miners21 Dec. 13 02:06
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