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  • The new releases are the latest gambits in Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella's attempt to wrest back the initiative in the battle for mobile users, where Microsoft has fallen behind Apple and Google Inc.. By giving away its industry-standard Office apps on Apple's popular iOS and Google's Android operating systems, Microsoft is looking to build up a base...

  • PTC Inc. beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    NEEDHAM, Mass. _ PTC Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $30.3 million. For the current quarter ending in March, PTC Inc. expects its per-share earnings to range from 42 cents to 50 cents. PTC Inc. expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.20 to $2.35 per share, with revenue ranging from $1.32 billion to $1.35 billion.

  • Amazon introduces business email service WorkMail Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is introducing a business email and calendar service that would compete against offerings from Microsoft and Google. In cloud computing, Amazon's servers are used by other companies and organizations to host the data and applications they need to run mobile apps, websites and other services. WorkMail works with businesses' existing email...

  • Jan 28- Cloud-computing software maker Citrix Systems Inc said it would cut about 700 full-time and 200 contractor jobs as part of a restructuring to improve operational efficiency. Citrix reported a net profit of $95.2 million, or 58 cents per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, down from $138.6 million, or 74 cents per share a year earlier.

  • Aspen Technology beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    BURLINGTON, Mass. _ Aspen Technology Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $30.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Aspen Technology shares have declined roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- Bullish activity in Advent Software Inc's options surged weeks ahead of a report on Wednesday that U.S. financial software company SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc plans to buy Advent for about $2.3 billion. San Francisco- based Advent Software's shares jumped as much as 13 percent to an all-time high of $42.85 on Wednesday, after a Bloomberg...

  • Citrix to cut about 900 jobs Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    Jan 28- Cloud-computing software maker Citrix Systems Inc said it would cut about 700 full-time and 200 contractor jobs as part of a restructuring plan to improve operational efficiency. The company said it expects to incur pre-tax charges of $40- $45 million related severance and $9- $10 million related to the consolidation of leased facilities in the year...

  • Radware tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Israel _ Radware Ltd. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Radware shares have risen roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rockwell Automation beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Rockwell Automation Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $214.2 million. Rockwell Automation expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.50 to $6.80 per share. Rockwell Automation shares have fallen almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped slightly more than 1...

  • Microsoft stock punished as concerns multiply Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:40 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Jan 27- Investors wiped $35 billion off Microsoft Corp's market value on Tuesday without any clear-cut, single explanation. The panoply of Microsoft's problems included an unexpectedly soggy PC market after a buying rush sparked by the end of Windows XP, an ongoing dip in companies' spending on Office software, problems in Japan and China and a strong...

  • Jan 27- Virtualization software maker VMware Inc's adjusted profit beat the average analyst estimate for the eighth straight quarter due to strong demand for its products that help cut the cost of moving data to the cloud. VMware, like rival Citrix Systems Inc, makes software that enables the creation of a virtual machine that act like a real computer with an...

  • Jan 27- Canadian business-software maker Open Text Corp's quarterly revenue fell short of market expectations, hit by a strong U.S. dollar and weaker-than-expected revenue from its emerging markets business. U.S.-listed shares of Open Text, whose software helps companies manage documents and workflows, fell 11 percent in extended trading on Tuesday.

  • Jan 27- Virtualization software maker VMware Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, on strong demand for its products that help cut the cost of moving data to the cloud. VMware, like rival Citrix Systems Inc, makes software that enables the creation of a virtual machine that act like a real computer with an operating system, helping...

  • The previously undisclosed vulnerability, dubbed "Ghost," is deemed critical because attackers could exploit it to covertly gain complete control of a targeted Linux system, according to cyber security firm Qualys, which uncovered the bug. To highlight the severity of the risk, researchers identified a way to craft malicious emails that could automatically...

  • VMware 4th-qtr revenue rises 15 pct Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    Jan 27- Virtualization software maker VMware Inc reported a 14.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue on strong demand for its products that help cut the cost of moving data to the cloud. Revenue rose to $1.70 billion in the fourth quarter from $1.48 billion a year earlier, as income from both licenses and services rose. But net income fell to $326 million, or 75 cents...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft shares plunged more than 10 percent Tuesday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and a strong dollar will curb growth this year. Microsoft showed promising signs of growth in new businesses, such as cloud computing, but Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood forecast...

  • As Microsoft earnings slide, shares plunge 10% Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft reported quarterly earnings that met analysts' expectations on Monday.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 26- The main engine of Microsoft Corp's historic earnings power- selling Windows and Office to big businesses- is showing signs of waning, and investors are concerned that the shift to the cloud is not making up for the shortfall. The shift from the old model of selling software to companies to install on their own computers- charged as a license fee- to a...

  • 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,...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 26- Microsoft Corp said on Monday fiscal second-quarter profit fell, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company had a one-time tax expense relating to an audit in the United States. The world's largest software company reported profit of $5.86 billion, or 71 cents per share, compared with $6.56 billion,...

 

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