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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) acquired LiveLoop and its technology for sharing PowerPoint presentations online more easily. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed. LiveLoop has only indicated on its Web site that it is no longer accepting new users and will shut down permanently on April 24, advising users...

salesforce-032715.jpg Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) has decided to avoid the state of Indiana for any of its future events, after the state passed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which gives businesses freedom to deny services to gays on religious grounds.

instagram-032315.jpg Instagram Monday unveiled a new free app called Layout, which allows users to combine multiple photographs into a single collage. The free app is currently available for download on the App Store for iOS devices, while an Android app is expected in the next few months. Layout automatically gives...

HTC-CEO-032015.jpg Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp.'s Co-Founder and CEO Peter Chou was replaced after nearly ten years at the helm, with Co-Founder and Chairperson Cher Wang taking over the role with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Chou will "transition to a strategic new role leading future product innovation" as head of HTC's Future Development Lab.

facebook-031615.jpg Facebook Inc. has announced its updated community standards and provided more details on what is and is not allowed on the social networking site. The company, which has 1.3 billion users, has clarified its policies related to offensive content on issues such as sexual violence and exploitation, nudity, hate speech, as well as bullying and harassment.

Yahoo! Inc (YHOO) on Sunday announced a new intuitive option for users to login to their account without any need for a password. Upon sign in, an on-demand password is texted directly to a user's mobile phone. Yahoo said its new authentication option aims to ease anxiety around password memorization...

feelingfat-fb-031215.jpg Facebook has scrapped its double-chinned "Feeling Fat" emoticon under pressure from online activists and petition platform Change.org. "We've heard from our community that listing 'feeling fat' as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling...

AlibabaGroup-Snapdeal-031115.jpg Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is in talks for an investment in Indian online marketplace Snapdeal, according to media reports on Wednesday. Snapdeal, owned by Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd., has been recently wooing several potential investors to raise funds for expansion.

Starboard Value LP , a significant shareholder of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), announced that it sent a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Yahoo's Board of Directors, stating that the tax-free spin-off of Yahoo's Alibaba stake is a good first step, but not enough to solve yahoo's current valuation discrepancy. Starboard...

BMW-030615.jpg German auto giant BMW has refuted reports it is in discussion with tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) related to the making of an electric car. BMW has clarified that its discussion with Apple was not related to building an electric car but were "regular talks," according to a report from Reuters. On...

One of America's most famous tech investors sees private investors getting crushed in a race to make money on apps. "Small individual investors are putting their money into apps with no chance of getting their money back," billionaire Mark Cuban told CNBC as the tech-heavy Nasdaq hit 5,000 for the...

iphone5c-030315.jpg U.S. electronics giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) regained the top spot in the world smartphone market from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. after a gap of three years, according to a report released Tuesday by market research firm Gartner, Inc. (IT). Apple sold 74.832 million smartphones in the...

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY, BB.TO) introduced the new all-touch BlackBerry Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks. BlackBerry Leap includes an edge-to-edge five-inch HD display, BlackBerry's latest operating system and more than a full day's battery power, keeping users hyper connected,...

googlewirlss-030215.jpg Google plans to launch a limited-scale U.S. wireless service, which while not taking on the big players in the industry, would nonetheless incorporate technical innovations that could be absorbed the carriers. This was announced by Sundar Pichai, a top Google executive, at the ongoing World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

hp-aruba-030215.jpg Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed Monday to acquire Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks, Inc. for $24.67 per share in an all-cash deal valued at about $3 billion, and net of cash and debt about $2.7 billion. The deal combines Aruba's wireless mobility solutions with HP's wired switching solutions to create an enterprise mobility leader.

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