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When it comes to digital games, Microsoft's not playing around

Many on Wall Street thought Microsoft should exit the game business, but since taking over as CEO, Satya Nadella has taken the opposite tack.

Clear Channel's revamp to iHeartMedia puts digital on center stage

The biggest company on the AM/FM dial adopts the iHeart moniker from its online arm, underscoring how distinctions between tech and terrestrial radio are falling fast.

Roku hits 10 million sales milestone

Roku's streaming-media boxes are among the most popular in a growing field of rivals, but the rare glimpses of its sales suggest some slowing momentum.

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus preorders top 4M in first 24 h...
Microsoft to preview next version of Windows Sept. 30
Government demands for Google user data skyrocket
Android One: Google's push to rule the smartphone world

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On the road: 2015 Chrysler 200C

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Sidecar raises $15M as Uber, Lyft duke it out

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