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Microsoft's New CEO Could Earn Almost $18 Million This Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Satya Nadella’s appointment as Microsoft’s new chief will come with a hefty pay raise, one that is considerably higher than his previous salary -- as well as that of departing CEO Steve Ballmer.<p>Nadella’s base pay will be set at $1.2 …

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon increasingly wants to be your everything: where you buy toilet paper, watch movies and -- it hopes -- where you will go for online games.<p>The Seattle-based tech juggernaut has acquired Double Helix Games, the maker of video games …

Google's Most Senior Female Executive Tapped to Run YouTube

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seeking new challenges, the most senior female executive at Google is set to preside over a brand new domain -- the company’s multibillion-dollar video sharing property, YouTube.<p>In a lateral move, Susan Wojcicki -- the 16th employee at …

Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The global cost of cybercrime in 2013 was estimated by McAfee to be upwards of $300 billion. One in five small businesses have now been on the receiving end of an attack and every day one million more individuals become victims of …

Business Still Not on Facebook? Get Up to Speed With These 4 Steps.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In just 10 years, Facebook has changed the way businesses market to customers. In these days of multi-channel marketing, you can't run a small business without having a Facebook presence.<p>No matter whether you use Facebook personally, …

LinkedIn Buys Another Startup, One of Its Largest Acquisitions

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has gobbled up another startup. The company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Bright, a San Francisco-based data-driven job search startup, for $120 million.<p>Parker Barrile, LinkedIn's vice president of product, says the team at Bright will …

'Future of Now': The Convergence of Social Media, Crowdfunding and Tech

The worlds of technology and social media are racing forward at a blistering pace, and innovations from both worlds are increasingly crossing over and permeating our lives. It's this convergence that the producers of Social Media Week are aiming to examine at its events which are taking place this …

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Google users in France might have noticed something a bit different about the search engine's homepage this weekend.<p>Last month, France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the country's data and privacy protection watchdog, finedGoogle $200,000 (150,000 euros), …

Facebook's Zuckerberg is top U.S. charitable giver of 2013 - The Margin - MarketWatch

Bloomberg<p>Mark Zuckerberg at a 2013 event.<p>Facebook<p>/quotes/zigman/9962609/delayed /quotes/nls/fb FB founder Mark Zuckerberg donated nearly $1 billion …

Facebook is dead. Long live Facebook.

When Facebook went public just over a year ago, not everyone thought it was worth the 40 bucks that investors paid. Today, that picture has changed.<p>Paul Sweeney, an analyst at Bloomberg Industries, said the concern back then was that Facebook basically made no money on mobile advertising.<p>"It was …

Where is Microsoft going next?

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Amazon Prime: an expensive cash cow

Not a great day for retail giant Amazon. The company announced 4th quarter earnings and, although revenue was up 20% over the year before, it did not meet expectations.<p>Amazon might be fast becoming a ubiquitous market force, but its profits have been hit or miss. The company said it might raise …

What Google’s stock split means for investors

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Surprised that Google’s stock-split announcement caused the shares to rally on Friday, despite the overall market …

Does streaming music make Amazon Prime’s $99 price tag worth it?

It’s music to some users’ ears: Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -3.20% is launching a streaming music service that’s free for Prime users. But does this make …

Facebook storms into second decade

With record sales, members, stock price, Facebook turns its attention to expanding overseas.<p>MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook steams into its second decade in the week ahead, flush with record revenue and profit, an all-time-high stock price, 1.23 billion members and unbridled optimism.<p>So what does it …

On the Mac's 30th Birthday, Apple Does Some Horn Tooting

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Outside of product announcements and keynote addresses, Apple tends to be a fairly reserved company, to put it lightly. For years, the company has been called tight-lipped and secretive.<p>So the fact that the company added a section to its website Friday …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Study: Brands Simply Aren't Replying on Twitter

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>If you manage a brand’s Twitter account, chances are you’re not interacting as much as you could be.<p>Simply Measured took a look at 98 of the top global brands on Twitter and found some eye-opening information.<p>From <i>Mashable</i>:<p>During the final three months of …

Does Google's Buying Spree Mean the Robot Apocalypse Is Near?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think the robot apocalypse might be near? Think again. Although Google made headlines for snapping up eight robotics companies in the second half of 2013, and again for dropping a reported $400 million on artificial-intelligence startup …

Google Just Made 'Glass' More Useful, Less Dorky

For all its coolness, Google Glass is a somewhat awkward-looking device. If you've been lucky enough to see one of the many Google Glass-wearing techies strolling around places like New York City and San Francisco, then you know they tend to stick out like a sore thumb.<p>But it looks like that's …

The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a world in which hacking wasn’t so much an issue of personal intrusion as a practice that could quite literally murder.<p>That world may not be far off. A wild proliferation of self-driving cars is expected by 2035 that will be both …

Google Sells Motorola at a Major Loss, But Keeps What It Really Wanted All Along

For Google and Motorola Mobility, it's a case of good news and bad news. Less than two years after acquiring the smartphone maker, Google has announced an agreement to sell the company to China-based PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. for $2.91 billion.<p>First, the bad news. Google agreed to buy Motorola …

Facebook Impresses With Reader App 'Paper'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the heels of its 10th birthday, Facebook has announced a new standalone app called Paper that emphasizes full-screen immersion and gestural navigation to drastically reimagine the way users access their feeds. It will be exclusively …

Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As soon as this summer, digital authority Amazon may be eyeing an unexpected push into the brick-and-mortar retail realm. According to reports, the company intends to employ its famed line of Kindle e-readers for a checkout system within …

Report: Microsoft Picks New CEO, May Replace Gates as Chairman

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Microsoft will name Satya Nadella as its CEO, according to Bloomberg, following the tech giant's several-month long search for a new leader.<p>Additionally,the company's board is considering replacing Bill Gates as chairman, according to Bloomberg, citing …

Apple\’s dismal results mean shares now depend on Icahn-ites: analyst

Yahoo results may further pressure CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Yahoo’ Inc.’s mixed fourth-quarter results may further pressure CEO Marissa Mayer, who has been given a pass so far, …

Yahoo\’s ad business faces scrutiny: Recap of earnings call liveblog