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  • 2 companies set to profit from this $156B market Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Cyber security hacking

    As cybercrime soars, companies are in a war for IT talent to combat hackers. These two start-ups think they have the solution.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 20 GitHub Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO, GitHub

    Built around a piece of software named Git, meaning a "foolish person," this version-control system has over 9 million users.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 21 Synack Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Synack founders Mark Kuhr (left) and Jay Kaplan

    The brainchild of former National Security Agency agents, this company combines the best of human knowledge and tech to fight hackers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 14 SurveyMonkey Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    The employees of SurveyMonkey

    The cost of expensive surveys has plummeted with this tool that helps companies of all sizes gain insights about their customers.

  • Toptal, filling the skills gap Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Toptal, filling the skills gap

    Taso Du Val, Toptal co-founder & CEO, discusses how his company connects businesses to the best software developers in the world, and shares his plans to expand to other areas of the jobs market.

  • April 7- Enterprise software provider Informatica Corp said it would be taken private by an consortium comprising Permira Advisers Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $5.3 billion. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash, the company said. Informatica's shares rose 4 percent to $45.83 on the Nasdaq on Monday after...

  • March 24- Lexmark International Inc, known for its printers, said it would buy Kofax Ltd for about $1 billion to double the size of its enterprise software business. Lexmark's $11 per share cash offer represents a 46.7 percent premium to Kofax stock's Tuesday close of $7.50 on the Nasdaq. Goldman Sachs and Co is the financial adviser to Lexmark for the Kofax deal.

  • Lexmark to buy Kofax in deal valued at about $1 bln Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    March 24- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it would buy customer management software maker Kofax Ltd for an enterprise value of about $1 billion. The $11 per share cash offer represents a premium of 46.7 percent to Kofax's Tuesday close of $7.50. Lexmark said the deal will double the size of its enterprise software business.

  • 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.

  • 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.