Application Software


  • Feb 26- Autodesk Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the company's switch to a subscription-based model for its computer-aided design software paid off. Autodesk said earlier this month that its desktop software products will be available only by subscription from next February. Autodesk forecast current-quarter adjusted profit...

  • Software maker Splunk's revenue jumps 47.5 pct Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    Feb 26- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 47.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. The company's net loss widened to $57 million, or 47 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, from $32.6 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Splunk, whose software indexes and manages data from computers, servers and...

  • Pebble gears up for battle with Apple Watch Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Pebble Smartwatch

    Pebble, the Palo Alto-based startup that makes smartwatches, is the latest wearable-maker to announce a new product with a giant elephant in the room. Re/code reports.

  • Angry Birds maker to tailor games in Chinese market Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:56 PM ET

    Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country.

  • Outlook app boosts Microsoft in mobile: Mossberg Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Microsoft Outlook app for iOS

    Strong apps like its recently released Outlook will help Microsoft carve a stronger position in mobile, Re/code's Walt Mossberg said.

  • Saba Software to be taken private by Vector Capital Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:23 PM ET

    Feb 10- Enterprise software provider Saba Software Inc, whose chief executive and other executives recently settled charges of accounting fraud, said private equity firm Vector Capital would take it private for about $268 million in cash. The Securities and Exchange Commission said earlier on Tuesday that two former Saba chief financial officers agreed to...

  • New crowdfunding index that lists tech disruptors Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Technology microchip

    CNBC Crowdfinance Tech Index lists the largest capital commitments raised by 25 private U.S. tech companies on Crowdnetic’s data platform.

  • Jan 26- Activist investor Elliott Management disclosed an 8 percent stake in enterprise software maker Informatica Corp in a filing on Monday and may push for the company to be sold, according to a person familiar with the matter. Informatica, which is based in Redwood City, California, competes in the middleware software space with Tibco, a company that went...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 21- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's first smartphone to run on its own operating system received a frosty welcome after its launch in India, with reviewers and consumers criticising its low-resolution cameras and dearth of software applications. But the initial reaction of analysts and consumers after its Jan. 14 launch suggests the Z1 will struggle...

  • With WebRTC, the Skype's no longer the limit Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Dec 12- WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, looks set to change the way we communicate and collaborate, up-ending telecoms firms, online chat services like Skype and WhatsApp and remote conferencing on WebEx. Further ahead, WebRTC could add video and audio into all kinds of products and services, from GoPro cameras and educational software to...

  • Mon dieu! Glitch hits French Canadian Android users Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Journalists check out Google's newest tablet Nexus 9 during a media preview in New York on October 29, 2014.

    Some French-speaking Android users have reported system-breaking bugs connected with the Canadian French language option.

  • 3D Systems to buy design software maker Cimatron Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    Nov 24- 3 D printer maker 3 D Systems Corp said it would buy Cimatron Ltd for about $97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3 D design and manufacturing business. 3 D Systems said it will pay $8.97 per Cimatron share, a premium of 47.5 percent to the stock's closing price on the Nasdaq on Friday. Israel- based Cimatron provides 3 D design software...

  • Nov 20- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a better-than-expected 48 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. Splunk, which uses a Google- like interface that makes it easy to search and navigate a company's database, said revenue rose to $116 million from $78.6 million in the third quarter ended Oct. 31. Splunk said net loss...

  • Splunk's revenue jumps 48 pct on customer additions Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    Nov 20- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 48 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. The net loss attributable to Splunk widened to $48.6 million, or 40 cents per share, from $16.6 million, or 16 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $116 million from $78.6 million.

  • Nov 13- Oracle Corp and SAP SE have settled long-running copyright litigation for $356.7 million over improper downloads of Oracle files, ending a fierce legal battle between the two enterprise software rivals. The case involved SAP's TomorrowNow unit, which the German company bought to provide software support to Oracle customers at lower rates than what...

  • Software maker Hortonworks files for IPO Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Nov 10- Enterprise software maker Hortonworks Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Palo Alto, California- based company helps customers manage data using "Hadoop," an open-source software system that can sort and handle Big Data, the massive amounts of information generated through...

  • Apple blocks malware targeting products in China Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Nov 6- Apple Inc said it has identified and blocked malicious software applications targeting users in China. Palo Alto Networks Inc said on Wednesday it discovered a new family of malware that can infect Apple products, underscoring the increasing sophistication of attacks on iPhones and Mac computers. "We are aware of malicious software available from a...

  • Apple looking to a hire a smartwatch evangelist Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing the Apple Watch.

    In anticipation for the 2015 smartwatch launch, Apple wants to hire a tech evangelist to function as a liaison between the company and app developers.

  • Coming soon to a kindergarten near you: Google Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    computers in classroom, students using computers

    Google, the world's largest Internet company by market value, is in the early days of its next big bet: education.

  • Apple's iPhone 6 is stressing developers out Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    apps on iphone

    Ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 launch, developers scramble to see that their apps will work on iOS8, which is expected to launch with the new smartphone.