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  • 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...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation online gaming network after a Christmas Day cyberattack shuttered access to some customers, including holiday recipients of new game consoles. "If you received a PlayStation console over the holidays and have been unable to log onto the network, know that this...

  • Worried after the Sony hack? Destroy your emails Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    DSTRUX is ripping a page from old spy shows by allowing users to destroy sent emails. But is the technology necessary?

  • SEOUL, Dec 26- Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. While that may impress designers of smart homes, Samsung's failure to release a handset based on its own...

  • Red Hat grows, but can it profit from free? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    As the company grows and open source spreads, companies have yet to make a model as profitable as traditional software companies.

  • BLACKBERRY CEO JOHN CHEN SAYS STILL EXPECTS TO DOUBLE SOFTWARE REVENUE NEXT YEAR, LOOKING FOR MONETIZATION TO KICK IN AROUND SECOND QUARTER.

  • In the end, the deal survived only after Taser dropped Amazon.com Inc as the data storage provider for the year-long project. The fact that Amazon did not have a data center in Britain was a deal breaker for British officials, according to Taser. The case is an example of the challenges that Amazon faces as it works to expand its cloud computing business, known as...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Dec 11- Sony Pictures Entertainment was trying to stop downloads of its documents stolen in a massive hack at the film and television studio late last month, technology news website Re/code reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. One of the sources told Re/Code Sony was using Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing services.

  • Dec 11- Sony Pictures Entertainment was trying to stop downloads of its documents stolen in a massive hack at the film and television studio late last month, technology news website Re/code reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. One of the sources told Re/Code Sony was using Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing services. Sony Pictures...

  • *Maximum fine of 100,000 euros for violation of ban. THE HAGUE, Dec 8- Uber, the fast-growing online car sharing service, has been banned from taking bookings in the Netherlands via its smartphone app where it could face fines of up to 100,000 euros. Uber, which was been valued at around $40 billion ahead of a planned IPO, could be fined a total of 100,000 euros.

 

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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.