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  • Symantec quarterly revenue falls 6.6 pct Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    May 14- Antivirus and security software maker Symantec Corp reported a 6.6 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a strong dollar and lower demand for its consumer security products. Net income attributable to the company fell to $176 million, or 25 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended April 3, from $217 million, or 31 cents per share, a year ago.

  • 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. 32 SugarCRM Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM

    This CRM company has recently expanded to provide salespeople with a mobile platform to help them proactively follow and close deals.

  • 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.

  • BEIJING, April 28- China's Tencent Holdings Ltd launched on Tuesday an operating system for internet-connected devices such as TVs and watches that is open to all developers, taking on domestic rivals Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Xiaomi Inc in the smart hardware space. This model mirrors Google Inc's Android mobile OS, and could help Tencent replicate the U.S....

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc over the same patents was set to go to trial. The ruling came after Trend Micro and Symantec asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software security, to...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc, which centers on the patents, was set to go to trial. The ruling came as both Trend Micro and Symantec had asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software...

  • April 10- Security software maker Symantec Corp has been seeking buyers for its storage software business, Veritas, or the entire company for several months, sources familiar with the matter said. Symantec has approached NetApp Inc, EMC Corp and several private equity firms to gauge their interest, the people said, asking asked not to be identified as the...

  • CHICAGO, March 11- Four out of five global retailers and other merchants failed interim tests to determine whether they are in compliance with payment card data security standards, putting them at increased risk of cyberattacks, according to a new report by Verizon Communications Inc.. Most of the companies have a tendency to run upgrades of security software...

  • BOSTON, March 3- Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered' Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android browser, according...

  • The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users with vulnerable software, including Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android browser, according to researchers who uncovered the flaw. A representative for Google said he had no immediate comment. The Washington Post reported that the bug left...

  • Feb 27- China's Lenovo Group Ltd on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Lenovo announced the offer to provide six-month subscriptions to Intel's McAfee LiveSafe on Friday as it also...

  • *Lenovo says "we will significantly reduce preloaded applications". *Lenovo says its standard image will only include OS and related software, software required to make hardware work well security software, Lenovo applications. *Lenovo says "we have worked with partners to create tools and update antivirus programs to eliminate superfish software".

  • BlackBerry working with Google to secure Android devices Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:41 PM ET

    TORONTO, Feb 25- BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday that it is working with Google Inc to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google's Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co.. The new system weds BlackBerry's security platform with the South Korean company's own security software for its...

  • 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.

  • *SAP unveils next-generation S4 HANA product line. *CEO sees "a nice tailwind of growth" from S4 HANA. The unified database platform, called S4 HANA, promises to cut the time it takes to compile business accounts and forecasts to minutes, instead of hours or days, by analysing vast amounts of data in local memory rather than slower magnetic disk drives.

  • *SAP unveils next-generation S4 HANA product line. *S4 HANA unifies products with single user interface. The unified database platform, called S4 HANA, promises to cut the time it takes to compile business accounts and forecasts to minutes, instead of hours and days, by analysing vast amounts of data in local memory.

  • Informatica shares closed $2.61 higher on Monday, up 6.8 percent, at $41.04 per share. Informatica, which is based in Redwood City, California, competes in the middleware software market with Tibco, a company that went private in September in a $4.3 billion sale to Vista Equity. It has pushed for changes or a sale at enterprise technology companies such as EMC Corp,...

  • 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...

  • Microsoft working on Chrome-like browser: Report Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    The logo of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is displayed on a computer monitor in Washington, March 15, 2011.

    Codenamed Spartan, the new browser will look and feel more like rivals Chrome and Firefox and will support extensions, ZDNet reported Monday.