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Microsoft Tried to Buy Zynga

Before becoming Zynga's new CEO earlier this month, Don Mattrick tried to buy the company when he was head of Microsoft's Xbox division, according to a published report.

Netflix, CBS Extend Licensing Agreement

CBS and Netflix today announced an extension of its multiyear licensing agreement for select CBS library content streamed instantly to Netflix customers.

Apple Could Have a Fight on Its Hands

Apple's hotly rumored iWatch wearable computer may have trouble selling under that name in the U.S., Britain, parts of Europe and China, CNET reported Friday.

Samsung Buys Boxee for $30 Million

Samsung bought Israeli and New York City streaming media startup Boxee for $30 million, tech websites reported.

HTC Profit Plunges on Poor Smartphone Sales

HTC, Taiwan's largest smartphone maker, reported an 83 percent year-on-year decline in second-quarter earnings amid production delays and a saturated market.

Ubisoft Says Players' Information Stolen in Hack

French video game maker Ubisoft says some of its online systems have been hacked and players' usernames, email addresses and passwords were stolen.

Turning Big Data Into Intelligent Insights

Responding to a growing need for people who can turn big data into intelligent insights, Illinois Institute of Technology has launched a new Master of Data Science (MAS DS) program for fall 2013.

Apple Registers iWatch Trademark

Following months of rumors, here is proof that Apple is preparing to launch a smartwatch.

Zynga: Pincus Out, Microsoft Exec In

Zynga's naming of video game industry veteran Don Mattrick as its new CEO cheered investors but left analysts feeling much more ambivalent.

Icahn Says He Has Cash for Dell Offer

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wants to "put an an end to the unwarranted speculation" that he doesn't have the money to make a formal offer for Dell Inc.

Google 'Trekker' to Record Isle Spots in Hawaii

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau will be using a Google Maps trekker to provide one more way to get visitors to see that the isles mark the spot for their next journey.

Facebook's Advert Fightback

Facebook has promised a major shake-up of its advertising systems to deal with concerns about offensive content.

Yahoo Finishes Tumblr Acquisition

The combination of Tumblr and Yahoo! is expected to grow Yahoo!'s audience to more than a billion monthly visitors.

No Word Yet That Apple Will Build Mac Pros in Texas

The highly profitable maker of Mac computers, iPhones and iPads, one of the most valuable companies in the world, has confirmed that it's bringing some production to Texas, but whether that will include Cowtown remains a mystery.

Dell Says Rejection Would Endanger Company

Michael Dell said that saying no to his $24.4 billion bid to take Dell Inc. private would severely weaken the company.

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