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Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas....

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....

Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website....

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past....

Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job....

Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence....

Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft....

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox
TOKYO (AP) -- The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application....

Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions....

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers....

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Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

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IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

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