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Oracle legal letter prompts closure of independent JD Edwards help site

'I don't fancy going up against charges from Oracle's legal teams,' webmaster says Full Story »

Rimini Street Diversifies with Cloud Services for Workday,

The move may be a hedge against a negative outcome in Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against Rimini


IRS: Bitcoin is Property Not Money

The IRS today tried to clear up some of the ongoing row about how bitcoin and other virtual currencies would be treated come tax time.


Tax Guide 2014: The Best Online Services for Tackling Your 1040

More than a dozen tax prep services promise to minimize hassles and maximize refunds. Here are our picks for every type of filer.


Happy Returns: The Safe Way to E-File Your Taxes

Online tax prep and filing services are available on more devices than ever. Here's how to make sure convenience doesn't come at a cost.

News Feature

Are iPhones the New International Currency?

When traveling to a foreign country, the exchange rate may not always be in your favor, but your iPhone is as good as gold -- and with the markup you can charge, it may be better than gold.


Gates Sells Another 20M Shares; Lead Over Ballmer Shrinks to Nearly Nothing

Bill Gates has sold another 20 million shares of the company he co-founded, taking $752 million out of his shrinking Microsoft portfolio.


Tech Companies Look to Ride the IPO Wave

The latest wave of fast-growing technology companies announcing that they're going to list a chunk of their business on stock markets around the world is no coincidence.


A10 Networks Goes Public with $100 Million IPO

A10 Networks, the California-based manufacturer of application delivery controllers, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday night for a $100 million initial public offering, capping an apparent resurgence in the company's fortunes and joining its rivals on the stock exchange.


Workday Rolls Out Revamped, HTML5-powered User Experience

The cloud-based HCM (human capital management) and financial software vendor focused on simplicity with the overhaul


T-Mobile Wants to Be Your Bank, Launches Mobile Money Prepaid Debit Cards

T-Mobile is really taking its "Uncarrier" branding to the extreme with free banking services for subscribers.


Microsoft CEO Search Twists and Turns have Cost Ballmer, Gates Billions

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has watched $1.1 billion evaporate from the value of his company stock as the selection process for a successor has dragged on.


Microsoft Shares Climb 34 Percent, Add $3.2B to Ballmer's Wallet

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was nearly $3.2 billion richer yesterday than he was a year ago, his good fortune driven by a 34.5% increase in Microsoft's share price during 2013.


Apple Strips CEO Cook of $4M in Stock Grants for Poor Share Performance

Apple CEO Tim Cook received a compensation package of $4.25 million for the 2013 fiscal year, a 2% increase over the year before.

5 Things I've Learned

5 Things Businesses Should Know About Bitcoin

The digital currency features low transaction costs but is highly volatile and attracting regulatory scrutiny,