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After Missing Targets, Cisco Cuts John Chambers Pay To $16.5 Million (CSCO)

Cisco CEO John Chambers didn't get hit his sales and profit targets so the board trimmed his pay. Chambers earned about $16.5 million for fiscal 2014, compared to the $21 million he earned for fiscal 2013. The board dinged his stock awards to $12.9 million from $15.2 million last year. Show More Summary

24 Incredible Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

What do you do when you want to travel but can't afford the costs? Spend a lot of time on Google Street View, of course! That's what the creator of ordinarily named "Street View Photographs" does — but the photos are anything but ordinary. Show More Summary

Larry Ellison Giggles Through His Keynote: 'I Love My New Job' (ORCL)

Despite his image as a larger-than-life lavish billionaire, deep down Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is really just a geek who loves to code. He made that clear on stage Tuesday as he cracked jokes and giggled through his keynote speech at Oracle's customer conference in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Apple Was Going To Partner With PayPal On Apple Pay Until It Found Out PayPal Was Working With Samsung (AAPL)

PayPal was excluded from Apple's new payment platform, Apple Pay, because the payment platform partnered with Samsung during negotiations with Apple, Bank Innovation's Ian Kar reports. Kar says former PayPal president David Marcus was...Show More Summary

Apple Is Suing A Man Who Claims To Be A Beats Cofounder (AAPL)

Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics is suing Steven Lamar, who claims to be a Beats cofounder alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The suit alleges that Lamar's current claims to be a Beats cofounder is advertising. Show More Summary

Here's One Of Google Founder Sergey Brin's Favorite Interview Questions (GOOG)

Google used to be known for asking bizarre, crazy-hard interview questions like, "How many golf balls can fit into a school bus?" Early employees would get grilled by the cofounders themselves. The company has since ditched those brain-benders...Show More Summary

This Startup Is Paying People To Take A Two-Week Vacation Before They Even Start

Startup employees these days enjoy some of the sweetest perks, from free massages and yoga classes to helicopter rides and even four-week shutdowns. 42Floors, a San Francisco-based real estate startup, is taking it up a notch with a job offer that includes a pre-vacation period: You have to take a two-week paid vacation before your first day. Show More Summary

New Oracle Co-CEO Rips Rival SAP (ORCL, SAP)

New Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz is keeping up the long tradition of trash-talking rival SAP, something co-founder Larry Ellison has been doing for decades. In an interview with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson and Jack Clark, she slammed SAP's $8.3 billion purchase of a company called Concur, which offers cloud travel and expense (T&E) management software. Show More Summary

Dear Marissa Mayer: Here's What You Can Do To Save Your Job (YHOO)

Late last week, Marissa Mayer got the kind of letter a public company CEO never wants to get. It was an open letter from a major shareholder, telling her what to do…or else. The letter was from a type of shareholder known as an "activist investor." Activist investors buy lots of stock in public companies they believe are being run incorrectly. Show More Summary

PayPal No Longer Needs eBay (EBAY)

The biggest story in tech today is the news that eBay is finally spinning out PayPal. Activist investor Carl Icahn started agitating for eBay to spin out PayPal earlier this year. But, prior to Icahn people in the tech world have long grumbled that PayPal was wasted inside eBay. Show More Summary

The Most Important Changes Coming To Windows In The Next Version (MSFT)

Microsoft gave the world a small glimpse at its next operating system, Windows 10, on Tuesday. In a way, Windows 10 is a throwback. Whereas Windows 8 was optimized for touchscreen devices like tablets, Windows 10 makes things easier for desktop users. Show More Summary

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 5

Week 4 was a dismal week for Microsoft's Cortana, the Windows phone virtual assistant that's picking every NFL game this year. Cortana went 5-8 in its worst week of the year. It's now 34-27 on the year. That's much worse than Nate Silver's ELO model, which is now 41-20 after going 10-3 in Week 3. Show More Summary

The Founder Of Mysterious Amazon-Killer Is Thinking About Raising $600 Million — Before His Startup Has Even Launched (AMZN)

Marc Lore, the former CEO of Quidsi, is thinking about raising $600 million for his new startup, Jet, before the company has even launched, according to Re/code's Jason Del Rey. Lore says that Jet wants to spend nearly that much on marketing over the next five years. Show More Summary

These Warning Labels Makes E-Cigarettes Sound As Bad As Cigarettes — And That's Highly Unlikely

Tobacco companies are about the last group you might expect to be overly conscientious about consumer health, but in approaching e-cigarettes, it seems they're doing just that. The New York Times points out that tobacco giants Altria...Show More Summary

How To Make An 'Invisibility Cloak' At Home For Under $100

Physicists at the University of Rochester have created an incredibly versatile cloaking device, which hides things from view. But more importantly, you can make this crazy concealing device at home for under $100. All it takes is four lenses, an optics bench for holding the lenses in place, and an insatiable appetite for making things disappear. Show More Summary

Upcoming iPads Will Likely Include Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor And Apple Pay Integration

Apple is rumored to update its iPad lineup soon, and some additional details have emerged about the tablets' features. Apple is expected to introduce new models of both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini during an October event, and it looks like both tablets will include a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, just like the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. Show More Summary

A Bunch Of High-Powered Shareholders Are Not Happy With Oracle's New Co-CEO Pay (ORCL)

Five bigwig institutional shareholders want to force Oracle to make radical changes to the way it pays it top three executives: executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison and co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. They are concerned that Oracle's...Show More Summary

Apple Just Crashed A Paris Fashion Show To Promote Their Smartwatch

Apple decided, out of the blue, to show off their new smart watch to the people of Paris during fashion week. And they're making quite a statement. Produced By Matt Johnston Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Here's Your First Look At How Windows 10's New 'Continuum' Feature Will Work (MSFT)

Microsoft just took the wraps off Windows 10, its next major update to the Windows platform. The software will be designed to work among all types of devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In order to make Windows 10 work smoothly across platforms, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Continuum. Show More Summary

This Case Promises To Protect Your iPhone 6 From BendGate (AAPL)

By now you've probably heard about the iPhone 6's bending problem, now called BendGate or Bendghazi. Whether you think BendGate is actually an issue, you're probably wise to slap a case on that iPhone 6 and save yourself the worrying. Show More Summary

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