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  • BEIJING, Feb 19- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's largest PC maker, said on Thursday it will no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts said was malicious and made devices vulnerable to hacking. Lenovo had come under fire from security researchers who said earlier on Thursday the company pre-installed a virus-like software from a company...

  • BEIJING, Feb 19- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's largest PC maker, said on Thursday it will no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts said was malicious and made devices vulnerable to hacking. Lenovo had come under fire from security researchers who said earlier on Thursday the company pre-installed a virus-like software from a company...

  • BEIJING, Feb 19- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's largest PC maker, had pre-installed a virus-like software on laptops that makes the devices more vulnerable to hacking, cybersecurity experts said on Thursday. Users reported as early as last June that a programme called Superfish pre-installed by Lenovo on consumer laptops was' adware', or software that...

  • Financial apps can help keep your spending in check Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:35 PM ET

    Joshua Levinson was about to splurge on some exercise equipment, but a personal finance app on his smartphone gave him a friendly reminder: He'd just recently dropped $150 for Valentine's Day. He estimates it saves him from $50 to $100 a month. Apps for budgeting, expense tracking, paying down debt and other personal financial uses abound these days on Apple's App...

  • DeSoto cab company taking on name of mobile app Flywheel Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82- year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride. The newly minted Flywheel taxis will be owned and operated independently from the Flywheel app, which is made by a 6- year-old startup in Redwood City,...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Microsoft plans a $200 million expansion of a data center on the outskirts of Cheyenne that will boost the company's cloud-computing capacities, Gov. Microsoft began developing the data center in early 2012. Microsoft will have invested $750 million in the facility by the time the latest work is complete. "The demand for cloud computing...

  • Feb 17- British mobile-banking software maker Monitise Plc said it was in constructive discussions after putting itself up for sale last month, sending its shares up more that 11 percent. Monitise said in January that it had received "a number of expressions of interest" as part of an "all encompassing" strategic review, including "corporate transactions and...

  • Feb 17- Monitise Plc, a British mobile-banking software maker, said first-half group EBITDA loss widened, hurt by its switch last year to a subscription model from one based on licences. Monitise, which put itself up for sale last month, said interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation loss widened to 30.8 million pounds for the six months ended Dec. 31, from 10.2...

  • Feb 17- Monitise Plc, a British mobile-banking software maker, said first-half group EBITDA loss widened, hurt by its switch last year to a subscription model from one based on licences. Monitise, which put itself up for sale last month, said interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation loss widened to 30.8 million pounds for the six months ended Dec. 31, from 10.2...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 14- Technology giant Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, an automotive source familiar with the talks said on Saturday. The Cupertino, California- based maker of phones, computers and watches is exploring how to make an entire vehicle, not just designing...

  • Cisco shares rise after EPS, revenue beat Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    Cisco shares were up nearly 5 percent in extended trading after the company beat Wall Street expectations for earnings and revenue.

  • Feb 11- The millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by International Business Machines Corp.. IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems. IBM found employees used vulnerable dating apps in...

  • U.S. business lobby survey warns of China protectionism Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 1:57 AM ET

    Fifty-seven percent of the 477 respondents included in an annual survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China said they believed recent government investigations "singled out" foreign companies. "There are concerns that China will take an approach, that when the economy slows down, they become more protectionist," Chamber chairman James Zimmerman told...

  • Dating apps pose U.S. corporate security risk, says IBM Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Feb 11- The millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by International Business Machines Corp.. IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems. IBM found employees used vulnerable dating apps in...

  • 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...

  • BlackBerry names new chief security officer Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    TORONTO, Feb 10- BlackBerry Ltd named David Kleidermacher as its chief security officer on Tuesday, moving to further bolster the smartphone maker's credentials with security-conscious clients, including big players in the defense, automotive and healthcare sectors. Green Hills' technologies power systems as diverse as medical devices and aircraft made...

  • BEIJING, Feb 9- Qualcomm Inc is likely to pay China a record fine of around $1 billion, ending a 14- month government investigation into anti-competitive practices, after the U.S. chipmaker and the regulator made significant progress during talks last week. The deal, which may also see Qualcomm lower its royalty rates by around a third on patents used in China,...

  • Feb 6- Credit rating agency Moody's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in its analytics business and higher debt issuance in the United States. High grade corporate debt offerings in the United States totaled $1.1 trillion in 2014, an increase of 9 percent compared with a year earlier, according to Thomson Reuters...

 

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  • 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.