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Apple offers to re-price options for employees

Apple is offering to re-price stock options granted erroneously to employees between 1997 and 2002 to protect them from income tax liability.

Ballmer questions business strategy of Google

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Thursday questioned how entrepreneurial rival Google really is.

More efficient quad-core Xeons coming Monday

Intel's new energy-efficient quad-core Xeon processor will ship Monday.

CFO: Apple TV, iPhone are game changers

Apple's chief financial officer predicted strong sales for the upcoming Apple TV and iPhone products and an investment conference Tuesday.

Hurd says HP's cost structure still too high

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd said Monday the technology company's cost structure is still too high, despite the strong profitability.

VMware Fusion Beta 2 answers Parallels

On Friday VMware released a second beta of its Fusion virtualization software for Mac OS X.

Patent reform tops list of tech concerns

Tech industry executives pushed for US patent reform at a Tech Policy Summit in San Jose, California.

Hewlett-Packard first quarter profit jumps

Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.5 billion, or 55 cents a share, up from 42 cents a share a year ago, in fiscal first quarter 2007 results reported Tuesday.

Microsoft CEO dampens Vista sales forecast

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday that sales forecasts for its new Vista operating system may be "overly aggressive."

Report: Apple's Jobs backdated Pixar options

Apple's Steve Jobs approved Pixar stock options for "Toy Story" director John Lasseter that may have been improperly backdated, The Wall Street Journal reports.

EMC to spin off part of VMware in IPO

Three years after being bought by EMC, VMware is going public.

Zune executive leaves Microsoft

Bryan Lee, the Microsoft executive who helped bring the Zune MP3 player to market, is leaving the company.

State drops charges against HP spying defendant

The state of California has dropped charges against a figure in the HP pretexting case who pleaded guilty to similar federal charges.

State: Charges against HP defendant should be dropped

California has agreed to drop state charges against investigator Bryan Wagner in the HP spying case because he pleaded guilty to similar federal charges.

US Attorney's office: Turnover won't affect Apple probe

Turnover in the US Attorney's Office in San Francisco doesn't affect its ability to investigate stock options backdating cases, a spokesman said.