All Quiet on the Amazon Front by DAVID STREITFELD


By DAVID STREITFELD

Amazon is one of the most highly valued, most innovative and just plain most interesting companies in the country. It is also one that places a premium on saying nothing.

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00AM

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A Case for Cheaper Broadband in Schools by QUENTIN HARDY


By QUENTIN HARDY

Are America’s schools getting a bad deal from government broadband regulation? A group of chief executives and venture capitalists is telling the F.C.C. that schools don’t have enough broadband to meet future educational needs, and they are overpaying for what they get. But the group is avoiding criticizing the companies providing those services.

Published: January 30, 2014 at 12:00AM

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Lawsuit Questions Square’s Start-Up Story by MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED


By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

A professor at Washington University in St. Louis filed suit against Square and its co-founders, including Jack Dorsey of Twitter, contending that he was unfairly cut out of a start-up that is now valued at about $5 billion.

Published: January 30, 2014 at 12:00AM

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Google’s Sale of Motorola Could Help Samsung by BRIAN X. CHEN


By BRIAN X. CHEN

Google’s imminent sale of Motorola Mobility to the Chinese computer maker Lenovo will probably bolster Samsung Electronics while putting other makers of Android phones, like HTC, Sony and Huawei, in a tough spot.

Published: January 30, 2014 at 12:00AM

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A Focus on Insiders in Search for Microsoft C.E.O. by NICK WINGFIELD


By NICK WINGFIELD

Microsoft’s search for a new leader appears to be focusing increasingly on an internal candidate from the company, including Satya Nadella, a longtime executive who has led the company’s cloud computing initiatives. But the company’s board has not decided yet on a replacement for the departing chief executive, Steven A. Ballmer, according to people briefed on the discussions.

Published: January 30, 2014 at 12:00AM

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