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  • Sony's capitulation could mean that more businesses will be targeted for cyberwarfare and extortion, they said. The crisis at Sony Corp's movie studio is prompting executives to think more broadly and to use data encryption software for internal data. Sony on Wednesday dropped the comedy that features the assassination of North Korea's leader after...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The United States said on Thursday a cyber attack on Sony Pictures was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration was considering a proportional response, although the White House stopped short of blaming North Korea. A U.S. government official said on Thursday that U.S. investigators were looking into the possibility...

  • Red Hat tops Street 3Q forecasts, shares jump Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Shares of Red Hat Inc. jumped in aftermarket trading Thursday after the open-source software company reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for adjusted earnings of 40 cents per share. Red Hat's shares rose $5.72, or 9.3 percent, to $67.22...

  • Dow soars 400 points, led by rally in tech sector Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day. The Dow closed up 421 points, or 2.4 percent, to 17,778 Thursday, its largest gain since December 2011. Oracle led a rally in technology shares after the business software maker reported earnings that were...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- A U.S. judge said Thursday he would likely vacate the guilty pleas of four men accused of engaging in an insider trading scheme ahead of an IBM Corp deal, as fallout continued from an appellate ruling curtailing authorities' abilities to pursue such cases. Thursday's hearing centered on guilty pleas entered before the appellate ruling came down...

  • The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 300 points on Thursday, building on gains from a day earlier after the Federal Reserve indicated that it was in no rush to raise interest rates as the economy strengthened. Oracle led a rally in technology shares after the business software maker reported earnings that were better than expected.

  • US stocks move higher, building on Fed gains Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is moving sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. Oracle led a rally in technology shares in midday trading Thursday after the business software maker reported earnings that were better than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average rose...

  • LAWSKY SAYS BITCOIN RULES NOT TO EXTEND TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS, USERS, MERCHANTS.

  • Dec 17- Oracle Corp reported a 3.5 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, beating Wall Street's expectations, as sales at its closely watched cloud services business rose 45 percent. Investors have been carefully watching how Oracle beefs up its cloud divisions, which deliver software over the Internet. "Oracle has been going through a transition...

  • Video game developer to open studio in New Orleans Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Enticed to Louisiana by the state's generous tax incentives, a video game developer plans on opening a studio in New Orleans that will employ 80 people. Kerry Ganofsky, the company's CEO, said Wednesday that Louisiana's tax incentives were fundamental in the decision to open a studio in New Orleans. Bobby Jindal, who was on hand for the announcement,...

  • Dec 17- Oracle Corp posted a 3.5 percent rise in total revenue in the company's first quarter since Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive, bolstered by a 45 percent jump in its fast-growing cloud services business. Investors have been carefully watching how Oracle beefs up its "cloud" divisions, which deliver software over the Internet, as a gauge for how...

  • Oracle beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— Oracle Corp. posted better-than-expected results Wednesday in its first quarterly report since co-founder Larry Ellison gave up the helm of the business software maker. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for adjusted earnings of 68 cents per share. Oracle announced in September that Ellison was...

  • Oracle revenue up 3.5 pct on strong growth in cloud Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    Dec 17- Oracle Corp reported a 3.5 percent rise in total revenue, bolstered by a 45 percent jump in its fast-growing cloud services business. The company's net income slipped to $2.50 billion in the second quarter ended Nov. 30, from $2.55 billion. Total revenue rose to $9.6 billion from $9.3 billion.

  • IBM says cloud business enjoying "breakthrough year" Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 17- IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough year" in 2014 for its cloud computing business. IBM has quadrupled the number of cloud data facilities it offers around the world to 49 in...

  • Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement Monday in a blog post.

  • Zumtobel to focus more on software, CEO says Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    VIENNA, Dec 15- Austrian lighting group Zumtobel will increasingly focus on providing packages of services rather than just hardware, Chief Executive Ulrich Schumacher told magazine Trend. "We will develop increasingly in future into a software supplier, a kind of Google of the lighting industry," he was quoted as saying in an interview published on Monday.

  • SeaWorld and Adobe are big market movers Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., down 32 cents to $15.77. Esterline Technologies Corp., down $13.90 to $103.63.

  • New Relic surges as 7 companies go public Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Health care has been the most active field: Renaissance Capital says 346 companies have filed for IPOs in 2014, and 100 of those are in the health care industry. Shares of New Relic Inc. surged $10.94, or 47.6 percent, to $33.94. Open-source business software company Hortonworks Inc. raised $100 million, as the company expanded its offering to 6.3 million shares...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. prosecutors, already smarting from a appeals court ruling that weakens their ability to crack down on future insider trading, on Thursday faced widening fallout from the decision as some existing cases threatened to unravel. Lawyers for some defendants hinted they might seek to withdraw guilty pleas, and a Manhattan federal...

  • Adobe posts strong 4Q results, will buy Fotolia Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— Adobe Systems Inc. reported fourth-quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations on Thursday, and said it will pay $800 million to buy stock image and video company Fotolia. Stock of the software maker known for Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat rose $4.52, or 6.5 percent, to $74.24 in aftermarket trading. Excluding one-time costs and...

 

  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

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  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark Berniker

    Mark Berniker is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.

Squawk Alley

  • BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen shows future models of the new Blackberry Classic smartphone during a launch event for in New York, December 17, 2014.

    BlackBerry reported disappointing hardware sales, but CEO John Chen said the prospects for the BES12 software business are good.

  • Citigroup thinks Instagram is now worth about 49 times what Facebook paid for it two years ago, raising the value of the combined company.

  • Cuban President Raul Castro listens during the opening of the Caribbean Community Summit, in Havana, on December 8, 2014.

    The move to normalize relations with Cuba will strengthen the Castro "dictatorship," a former U.S. diplomat says.

Re/code

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.