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...yearsSAN FRANCISCO - Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful era marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's...

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

...fiscal 2015.In a blog post, Mojang said its founders are leaving the company.Microsoft is primarily known for business software like Word word processing and Outlook e-mail. But this acquisition will help Microsoft expand its gaming division which...

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

...and the U.K. Availability will expand to more than 20 additional countries a week later.A free update to Apple's iOS software for phones will be available to existing users on Wednesday. The new phones will come with that update, iOS 8.

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

...year at a starting price of $349. NEW SOFTWARE Though much of the attention has been on new gadgets, the software powering those gadgets is getting its...pushing existing customers to the latest software, allowing app developers to incorporate...

China fines Audi $40.5 million, Chrysler $5.2 million in auto industry anti-monopoly probe

...companies under investigation include Qualcomm Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based maker of chips used in mobile phones, and software giant Microsoft Corp.Business groups welcomed the enactment of China's anti-monopoly law in 2008 as a step toward clarifying...

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Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

...its November sale in the U.S. and some parts of Europe.Morita, the nephew of Sony founder Akio Morita, told reporters software games are in the works, mostly for early next year, including a revamped Dragon Quest, a game series that is extremely popular...

Adverse instances noted at VA, improvements touted

...proposal request for a new medical appointment scheduling system to provide schedulers with cutting-edge, management-based software that will improve access to care for veterans.According to a news release, the request will be made public by the end of...

Click now, sip later with crowdsourced wines

...room. Prices haven't been determined."This is a great idea," said Paul Mabray, the CEO of VinTank, a Napa-based software company. He expects to see more of this, at least for some wineries, "and there will be a clear delineation between those...

'She Blinded Me With Science' star now teaching

...pioneer.In the 1990s, Dolby moved on to film and video-game scoring, and founded a Silicon Valley company that created software enabling cellphones to produce musically rich ring tones.Last year, he released a short film, The Invisible Lighthouse...