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Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

“‘Schopenhauer always talked about creative destruction. New innovations often destroy old dominance. And that’s what you kind of want to do, because you’re not going to beat Microsoft at their game. But you can beat them at a game that you own.’” That’s Atari founder and mass-market video game creator Nolan Bushnell’s advice to the …

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Zendesk shares soar 35% after report of buyout deal

Zendesk Inc. ZEN, +1.29% shares soared 35% to $78.36 in after-hours trading Thursday following a report from The Wall Street Journal that the company is close to a deal with a group of buyout firms. A deal with a group that includes Hellman & Friedman LLC and Permira could be struck in the coming days …

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Stop Using the iOS Highlighter to Hide Personal Info in Your Photos

photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) You shouldn’t follow every piece of TikTok advice that passes through your feed, but this recent tech tip making the rounds is worth heeding: Don’t use the iOS highlighter pen to block important information in screenshots and other images. As demonstrated by the TikTok account lifehack.america (no relation), other iOS users …

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Adobe Photoshop On the Web Will be Free to Everyone

Adobe Photoshop on the webImage: Adobe Adobe Photoshop will soon be free to all users as a basic web-based version of the full photo editing app. This free edition is currently being trialed in Canada, where users can access Photoshop from a web address so long as they are logged into a free Adobe account, …

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Oracle stock jumps 15% on strong cloud revenue

Oracle Corp.’s push to shift more of its business to the cloud paid off in its fiscal fourth quarter, and its stock was benefiting late Monday. The Silicon Valley giant beat the top and bottom line with a sharp bump in cloud-license and on-premise license revenue (up 18% year-over-year to $2.5 billion) and moderate gains …

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These 19 big tech stocks have now dropped at least 60% from their 52-week highs

The latest inflation figures on June 10 were worse than expected and the effect on stock prices was brutal. A list of stocks in the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq-100 Index that have fallen at least 60% from 52-week highs is below. The consumer-price index report for May from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came …

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‘I thought it was a sick joke’: They gave up other job offers to work for Coinbase, and are now unemployed

When Hao Jia received an email from Coinbase that his job offer had been rescended, he was on his way to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jia’s girlfriend had asked him to watch it for her because she was in China, where the film has not been released, and she …

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Microsoft joins chorus of tech companies warning about the effects of a strong dollar

Microsoft Corp. cut its guidance due to a headwind that’s been a dominant talking point for tech companies reporting earnings of late: The strong dollar is making business more expensive. Microsoft MSFT, +0.79% executives disclosed Thursday in a PowerPoint presentation that due to an “unfavorable foreign exchange rate movement in the fourth quarter,” they were …

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Salesforce stock rallies following raised outlook, with stronger dollar seen as only major headwind

Salesforce Inc. shares rallyed in the extended session Tuesday after the cloud-based customer-relationship-management company said business remained strong amid the current rocky economic landscape and hiked its earnings forecast for the year. Prior to the report, some analysts were concerned that reports of a slowdown in capital spending would be reflected in Salesforce’s CRM, -2.94% …

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VMware stock rallies 25% on reports Broadcom is weighing its third software acquisition in four years

VMware Inc. shares rally Monday as Wall Street chimed in on reports that Broadcom Inc. is looking for a threepeat when it comes to software acquisitions. VMware VMW, +24.78% shares surged to finish up nearly 25% at $119.43 for a market cap of $50.29 billion. Late Sunday, several news outlets reported that Broadcom AVGO, -3.10% …

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