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

    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.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 27- A previously undisclosed hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe is probably backed by a country that misused security-testing software to cover its tracks and enhance its capability, researchers said. The attack program relied on software usually sold by Boston- based Core Security to companies and other...

  • Dec 4- Michael Fey has left Intel Security Group to become chief operating officer at Blue Coat Systems Inc, a privately owned network security company. Fey was one of the few top McAfee managers to stay with the company after it was bought by Intel Corp in 2011. McAfee is now part of Intel Security Group, where Fey had been chief technology officer.

  • NAIROBI, Nov 25- Kenya's central bank chief filed an appeal on Tuesday asking a court to throw out a case accusing him of abusing his office through his involvement in issuing a tender to install security software at the bank. Earlier this month, Kenya's High Court ruled the government's anti-graft agency and chief prosecutor could pursue the case against...

  • Nov 24- Security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc reported a 50 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as more companies look to guard their data and networks from hackers. The company's net loss widened to $30.1 million, or 38 cents per share, for the first quarter ended Oct. 31, from $7.9 million, or 11 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $192.3 million...

  • Nov 23- An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California- based maker of Norton antivirus products said its research showed that a "...

  • 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...

  • Nov 19- Cloud security software maker CipherCloud said it raised $50 million financing from Transamerica Ventures, Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures. The company's products enable users to secure data by encryption across multiple cloud applications such as Salesforce.com Inc, Google Inc's Gmail and Microsoft...

  • Nov 12- Google Inc said its DoubleClick online advertisement service was back up after suffering an outage on Wednesday. "Our team has worked quickly to fix the software bug and DFP is now back up and running, so our publisher partners can return to funding their content," a Google spokeswoman wrote in an email to Reuters. Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, tweeted: "...

  • Nov 5- Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc said it discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple Inc's OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. The new family of malware, dubbed WireLurker, "marks a new era in malware across Apple's mobile and desktop platforms," the company said in a statement. Apple was not immediately available for...

  • Nov 5- Symantec Corp, best known for its Norton antivirus software, reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by higher demand for its cyber security products. The company's net income rose to $244 million, or 35 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Oct. 3, from $241 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier. Symantec, whose security products usually...

  • Security software maker Fortinet's results beat estimates Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Oct 22- Security software maker Fortinet Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as businesses spent more to protect their networks and data. Fortinet's net income fell to $41.1 million, or 2 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $11 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier as it spent more on marketing and research...

  • 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 take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. "If Shellshock and Heartbleed were Threat Level 10, then Poodle is more like a 5 or a 6," said Tal Klein, vice...

  • Oct 14- Mozilla said it will disable Secure Sockets Layer encryption in the latest version of its Firefox web browser that will be released on Nov. 25 after a security bug called "Poodle" was discovered in a web encryption technology. "By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can gain access to things like passwords and cookies, enabling him to access a user's...

  • 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...