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     BlackBerry jumped Wednesday after announcing it struck a deal with Google (GOOG)  to provide its Android users access to its mobile security platform BES12. BlackBerry rose 2.3% to close at $10.51. The smartphone maker, which has a reputation for delivering highly secure mobile devices used by likes of Pres. Obama and other government officials, got a lift after announcing it struck a deal with Google.

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    Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) shares rallied in the extended session after the cloud-based software company reported quarterly results. Shares of Salesforce.com (CRM) gained 8.3% to $68.11 on heavy volume. The company reported adjusted fourth- quarter earnings of 14 cents a share on revenue of $1.44 billion, right in-line with estimates from analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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    Workday Inc's (WDAY) quarterly revenue rose 60 percent, helped by strong subscription growth for its web-based human resources software. Revenue rose to $226.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 from $141.8 million a year earlier. Net loss attributable to stockholders widened to $59.5 million, or 32 cents per share, from $56 million, or 32 cents per share.

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    Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc (CRM) reported a 26 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its web-based sales and marketing software and services. The company's net loss narrowed to $65.8 million, or 10 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, from $116.6 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.45 billion from $1.15 billion.

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    Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ) is in talks to buy wifi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc (ARUN) and a deal may be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The talks with Aruba, which has a market cap of $2 billion, are not complete and might still fall through, Bloomberg said. HP declined to comment.

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    Google Inc launched an initiative on Wednesday to make smartphones running its Android software more appealing to corporations, a move that could help extend the Internet company's reach into workplaces. Google said on its official blog that its Android for Work program will provide improved security and management features for corporations that want to give their employees Android smartphones.

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    BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) said on Wednesday that it is working with Google Inc to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google's Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. In November, BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile technology industry players, broadening the reach of its revamped mobile-device manag...

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    In order to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security past this week, he might have to ask the chamber to vote on an appropriations bill that does not rescind President Obama's actions deferring deportation for undocumented parents of citizens and legal residents. Conservatives within the Republican Party will say he sided with the enemy to...

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    In order to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security past this week, he might have to ask the chamber to vote on an appropriations bill that does not rescind President Obama's actions deferring deportation for undocumented parents of citizens and legal residents. Conservatives within the Republican Party will say he sided with the enemy to...

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    Barclays (BCS), the world's seventh-largest bank, said Wednesday that users of its mobile app will soon be able to send and receive funds using just their Twitter accounts. The British bank's new Twitter functionality will be available on March 10 through Pingit, Barclays (BCS) mobile pay app for sending money to, and receiving funds from, anyone with a U.K. mobile number.

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    Now more than ever start-ups are able to reach consumers in unprecedented ways, making it possible for the small "Davids" to go up against the "Goliaths," particularly in the consumer-packaged goods sector.

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    Mobile operator Claro, a unit of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil, said on Wednesday it would invest $2.7 billion in its Argentine operations over the next five years. Underinvestment in Argentina's telecoms industry means network reception can be patchy even in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, the capital of Latin America's No. 3 economy.

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    Bankrupt RadioShack Corp (RSHCQ) will slow the process of selling its surviving stores, while GameStop Corp (GME) has expressed interest in some of its 1,100 locations that are being closed this month, a lawyer for the electronics retailer told a judge on Wednesday. The company is holding an auction later on Wednesday for the leases to the 1,100 stores.

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    Shares of Intel Corp  are lower by 0.84% to $34.12 in midday trading Wednesday, after peer company Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) lowered its free cash flow guidance, and cut its fiscal year profit outlook late yesterday. HP lowered its fiscal 2015 free cash flow guidance range to $3.5 to $4 billion, from its previous outlook of between $6.5 to $7 billion.

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    Updated from 11:45 a.m. to include information on Netflix's just-announced kid shows in the nineteenth paragraph. Some of the Internet's biggest companies are adopting a hook-them-while-they're-young strategy, producing or curating content and apps dedicated to infants, tots, tweens and all ages in between.

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    Shares of First Solar  are surging, up 6.53% to $58.27 in mid-morning trading Wednesday, after the solar equipment maker was upgraded to "neutral" from "underperform" by analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch following the the release of its fourth quarter earnings report.

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    Private equity firm PAI Partners has sold its 9 percent stake in IT services group Atos, saying the business was "transformed" since July 2008 when it began buying shares. PAI said on Wednesday it had sold 9.2 million euros at 63.25 euros a share via an accelerated bookbuilding process, a transaction worth 581.9 million euros. "The company has profoundly changed.