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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16- Boston- based Battery Ventures said it hired software executive Russell Fleischer as a partner for its private-equity business amid a buyout environment that offers rich returns but hard-to-find deals. It has backed companies such as Marketo, Splunk and HighJump, which he ran until its acquisition by Accellos earlier this year.

  • BOSTON, Oct 14- Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to steal data in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. It requires the attacker to have a privileged position in the network, "said Ivan Ristic, director of application security research with Qualys and an expert in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14- The prospect of tens of thousands of potentially racy Snapchat photos hitting the Internet has driven home a simple fact: the mobile app's core feature- delivering photos and videos that vanish seconds after viewing- is flawed. But whether this will affect the valuation of the 3- year-old Silicon Valley start-up as it seeks another round of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- New York will not require digital currency software developers to obtain a "BitLicense" to operate in the state, said Benjamin Lawksy, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, on Tuesday. His comments came after New York extended the period for virtucal currency companies to comment on a set of proposed regulations, known as...

  • Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others -iSight Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    BOSTON, Oct 14- Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers, though it suspected they were...

  • Oct 13- Google Inc and other investors are planning to invest about $500 million in hardware and software developer Magic Leap Inc to deliver "cinematic reality," technology website Re/Code said, citing sources. Google is leading the funding round for the company, the website cited sources as saying. Google, Andreessen Horowitz and Magic Leap could not be reached...

  • Securing the cloud your way: SAP CEO     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    Bill McDermott, SAP CEO, discusses the company's recent deal with Concur Technologies and the steps they are taking to protect the cloud and enterprise systems.

  • *EU agency looking into issue with Thermo Fisher software. *Thermo Fisher says reviewing matter, no further comment. An official at the London- based European Medicines Agency told Reuters that the issue, involving Thermo Fisher Scientific's Kinetica package, would be discussed by European regulators at a meeting next week.

  • UPDATE 2-Sears says Kmart stores hit by data breach Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Oct 10- Retailer Sears Holdings Corp said the payment data systems at its Kmart stores had been compromised, the latest in a series of computer security breaches to hit U.S. companies in recent months. "This is going to continue indefinitely until people change their practices," said Shawn Henry, a former senior cyber cop with the FBI who is now of the president of...

  • Tesla and PepsiCo are big market movers Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. PepsiCo Inc., up $1.08 to $94.65. Ventas Inc., up $1.06 to $65.60.

  • Consistency—and a better selfie—is key: HTC CEO Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    HTC chair and co-founder Cher Wang speaks during an interview at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 5, 2013.

    As Apple and Samsung duke it out in the fiercely competitive smartphone market, HTC is betting on a comeback.

  • Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing. During his stage interview, Microsoft director Maria Klawe asked Nadella to give advice to women who want to advance their careers but are uncomfortable asking for promotions and raises. He didn't say if he has employed that...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus software maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other storage and backup, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. The move by Symantec, which has fired two CEOs since 2012 as its stock and financial performance lagged many other software makers, follows a trend of...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. Symantec's revenue growth has lagged the rest of the security software market in recent quarters, with slowing PC sales hurting demand for the...

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best. WASHINGTON— Though braced by a resurgent United States, the global economy is under threat from other regions— from Europe and Latin America to China and Japan— where growth is stalling and prospects remain dim. That's the bleak picture facing global finance...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. "Separating Symantec into two independent publicly traded companies will provide each business the flexibility and focus to drive growth...

  • Symantec says it will split into 2 companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two. Symantec said that separating its businesses will create greater growth opportunities and more value for its shareholders. The announcement comes about six months after Symantec fired its chief executive Steve Bennett and named Michael Brown as his...

  • Oct 9- Symantec Corp, known for its Norton antivirus software, said it will split into two publicly traded entities- one that sells security programs and another that does information management. "It has become clear that winning in both security and information management requires distinct strategies, focused investments and go-to market innovation," Chief...

  • Symantec plans to split into two companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    A fountain operates outside the headquarters building of Symantec Corp. in Mountain View, California

    Symantec announced plans to split itself into two publicly traded companies as it explores new strategies to spur growth.

  • Smart Spending: A spin with Wal-Mart's savings app Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    The Savings Catcher service from Wal-Mart promises to do some of that work for you on your weekly trip for bread, laundry soap and shampoo. Wal-Mart has long matched competitors' advertised sale prices at the checkout. To take the legwork out of the process, Savings Catcher lets you scan the receipt with your smartphone or type the receipt number into Wal-Mart's...

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