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    Dutch cable operator Ziggo (ZIGGF), which accepted a bid by U.S. group Liberty Global (LBTYA), said on Tuesday its core profit fell 4.3 percent in the first quarter, as it spent more to keep its customers and fend off competition. The group, which in January agreed to be bought in a deal that values it at 10 billion euros, said its spending drive would be highest in the first half of the year.

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    As the name suggests, the cloud can be tough for investors to get a solid grip on. Yet with it looming over the entire technology sector, there can be less obvious ways to grab a piece of the action. The biggest players, Amazon.com (AMZN), Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT), don't disclose specific results for their cloud businesses as they only form a small part of the companies' overall operations.

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    Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft.

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    More than 1 million households watched World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 30 marking it the first time that the wrestling fan-favorite event "eclipsed" that number domestically, WWE said on Tuesday. As a result, WWE feels "confident" it will reach its goal of 1 million subscribers on its February-launched WWE Network streaming network by the end of 2014.

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    Microsoft Corp (MSFT) needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft (MSFT) further toward mobile and 'cloud,' or Internet-connected, computing.

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    Intel (INTC) beat Wall Street's earnings estimate in its first-quarter results after market close on Tuesday, although revenue came in just below analysts' forecast.

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    Yahoo (YHOO)! After the bell, shares had added 8.5% to $37.10. Over the three months to March, the company reported earnings of 38 cents a share, a penny higher than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months.

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    Shares of Splunk Inc. (SPLK) finished higher 6.36% to $64.35 on Tuesday after the software platform provider announced the availability of the Splunk® App for VMware.At the end of trading, 6.42 million shares of Splunk (SPLK) exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.64 million shares. The App will provide comprehensive operational visibility into virtualized environments, the company said.

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     BlackBerry was gaining 1.4% to $7.24 Tuesday after the smartphone maker announced an investment in and partnership with healthcare IT startup NantHealth. BlackBerry didn't announce how much it invested in the company which creates a software platform that's used by about 250 hospitals and gather data from more than 16,000 connected medical devices.

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    EnerNOC (ENOC) shares are up 7.4% to $21.67 in trading on Tuesday.EnerNOC (ENOC) shares continued to rise following the energy intelligence software provider's acquisition of EnTech, the London based utility bill software provider. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months.

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    The abrupt firing of Symantec Corp Chief Executive Steve Bennett last month is attracting activist investors and private equity firms to the U.S. security software maker, in a development that could potentially lead to its breakup or sale, sources familiar with the situation said.

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    Amazon (AMZN) is seemingly hellbent on becoming the next Apple (AAPL), as it looks to make its own hardware to sell more software and content. Courtesy of some amazing reporting by tech website BGR, and editor Zach Epstein, the world has gotten its first look at what appears to be Amazon's (AMZN) smartphone.

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    It may give you cool points or label you a "Glasshole" but here's your chance to buy Google's Glass, which Time Magazine hailed as one of the "Best Inventions of the Year" in 2012. Today, there's a one-day special promotion making Google Glass available to a limited number of Average Joes.

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    This story has been updated from 9:59 am EST with additional information in the third and eighth paragraphs. Google (GOOG) began selling Google Glass, its much-anticipated wearable tech device, at 9 am EST/6 am Pacific on Tuesday.