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Tech Stocks Gain Despite HP's Plunge
HP investors had a bad day, but the rest of the tech sector fared well.

HP CEO Hurd Quits After Harassment Investigation
As the executive who oversaw its turnaround departs, the tech titan rushes to reassure customers and shareholders.

FCC Drops Closed-Door Net Neutrality Talks
In the wake of reported sideline talks between two rivals, the FCC says it lacks a "robust framework to preserve the openness and freedom of the Internet."

Microsoft-Salesforce Deal: Who Won?
What's behind the settlement between a rising power in the cloud and software-as-a-service and software colossus Microsoft, which is trying to make its own inroads into the area?

Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes
Google Wave crashes, fighting to keep mainframe skills alive, beware the Outernet and more.

Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS in 2Q
Google's Android operating systems hustled past RIM's BlackBerry OS in the second quarter, a byproduct of the release of several new 4G smartphones and wider carrier coverage for the devices.

Simplified Analytics Improve CRM, BI Tools
Once the purvey of the hard-core data geeks, new business analytics applications have become mainstream online, making them easier and more accessible to today's workforce.

LinkedIn Snaps Up SaaS Player mSpoke
LinkedIn, the leading social network for professionals, has shelled out to acquire mSpoke, a firm specializing in a cloud-based recommendation engine to help surface more relevant content.

Salesforce, Microsoft Bury the Hatchet
The two bitter rivals put aside their differences -- at least as far as their patent battle goes.

HP, DoJ Reach Deal to Settle Kickback Case
Without admitting guilt, the computing giant has reached a settlement with authorities at the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that it provided kickbacks to win government contracts.

Intel, FTC Strike Deal Over Anticompetition Suit
Proposed settlement covers CPU, GPU, chipsets and more, and clears one more legal challenge off Intel's plate.

MicroStrategy Tops Street on BI Software Growth
But concerns about rising expenses dull investors' enthusiasm.

Amazon, Apple Face Pressure on eBook Deals
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is calling on Amazon and Apple to explain their pricing strategies for ebooks, eyeing "most-favored-nation" deals with publishers.

Windows 7 Sales Surge Ahead of Vista
Just nine months into the launch of Windows 7, the operating system has already shot past Vista by measure of installed base, according to analytics firm Net Applications.

Big Gains for Android as Smartphone Sales Boom
Smartphones sales grew 64 percent globally, but Android devices had the most growth, particularly in the U.S.

U.A.E. Threatens to Ban BlackBerry Services
Alarmed at Research in Motion's far-flung network of centers that process and encrypt Web data, the United Arab Emirates threatens to ban e-mail, IM and Web browsing with the popular BlackBerry device.

Google, CIA Invest in Recorded Future
The search giant is investing in a company that tries to predict the future by sophisticated scanning and analysis of thousands of websites.

Research Highlights iPhone 4 Antenna Woes
A new report from PA Consulting in England tests Apple's iPhone 4 alongside other smartphones, and finds that its antenna issues are worse than its peers.

Beta Version of RIM's App World 2 Opens
Announcement comes just days before a big event in New York where new phones and a new OS are also expected.

Microsoft Racing Ahead With Slate PCs: Ballmer
Addressing financial analysts at an annual company event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared that slate computers are "job one" for the company.