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Satya Nadella, senior vice president of research and development for the online services division for Microsoft Corp., speaks during a Microsoft Search Summit event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Microsoft Corp. updated its Bing search engine today, aiming to build on U.S. market-share gains last month as it chases Google Inc. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Microsoft layoffs coming soon, analyst says

Announcement of layoffs ranging between 5 percent and 10 percent expected this month when the company reports its fiscal quarter.

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No phone battery, no holiday, in CNET UK podcast 396

No phone battery, no holiday. Are tough new airport rules sensible precautions or government scaremongering?

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Nadella to Microsoft rank-and-file: It's time to question orthodoxy (Q&A)

Nearing the half-year mark as CEO, Satya Nadella issues a call for change. But he tells CNET News, one thing that won't change is the future of Xbox at Microsoft.

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Google creates $100M fund to back European startups

The Big G's investment arm Google Ventures is sending $100m to Europe to fund the next Spotify, Soundcloud or Skype.

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VC funding hits $13.88B in Q2, highest point since 2001

Total venture funding goes gangbusters in the second quarter with companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and Lyft raising billions.

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Apple tips off FTC over Google in-app purchases, report says

After Apple pays $32.5 million to customers over purchases made by kids using parents' passwords, Google may be next to face the FTC's scrutiny.

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Adidas adds new MiCoach to fitness tracker team

The MiCoach Fit Smart band measures workout intensity while providing coaching, FitRPG turns Fitbit data into a game, and the LG Kizon bracelet keeps track of children with GPS.

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The 404 1,521: Where we invest on autopilot (podcast)

Aunt Jill Schlesinger returns to the show! This time she tells us about her recent travels, her new favorite storytelling Web site, and a new site called Motif Investing!

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Former retail chief: Only 1 in 100 Apple store visitors actually buys

In an interview at Stanford, Ron Johnson explains that Apple stores aren't places to sell. They are places to be.

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Adidas MiCoach Fit Smart fitness tracker won't sweat it

Hitting online and retail stores on August 17, Adidas' $199/£199 MiCoach Fit Smart is a fitness tracker complete with a heart-rate monitor and a sweatproof design.

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UK joins US in banning uncharged gadgets from some flights

The UK's Department for Transport says passengers on some journeys will have to prove their devices are powered up "or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft."

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Singapore passes law to block illegal sites

The Singapore government has passed an amendment to the country's Copyright Act that will let content owners compel service providers to block infringing sites, like Pirate Bay.

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