April 21- China's online game developer Perfect World Co Ltd said it joined the consortium offering to buy rival Shanda Games Ltd.. Perfect World said it would buy 30.3 million class A Shanda Games shares for $100 million from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd, a shareholder in Shanda Games.» Read More
PORTLAND, Ore.— Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they've narrowed the options for the site's future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M.— Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month.
Goldman Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Zendesk said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Charles River Ventures, an early investor in Twitter Inc, is Zendesk's biggest shareholder with a 24.5 percent stake, followed by Benchmark Capital Partners LP that has an 18.7 percent stake.
April 10- Cloud-based software maker Zendesk Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday for an initial public offering of up to $150 million. Goldman Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Zendesk said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday.
Representatives for Facebook Inc, Google and Yahoo Inc told Reuters that they use OpenSSL and have already taken steps to mitigate any impact on users. "On a scale of 1 to 11, it's about an 11," cryptologist Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of Co3 Systems Inc. said of the bug's severity.
BOSTON, April 9- Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" Internet threat that exposes data to hackers, at least not until vulnerable websites take steps to secure their communications.
HELSINKI— Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin.
*GE tops list, followed by Microsoft, Pfizer, Merck, Apple. WASHINGTON, April 8- Foreign profits held overseas by U.S. corporations to avoid taxes at home nearly doubled from 2008 to 2013 to top $2.1 trillion, said a private research firm's report, prompting a call for reform by the Senate's top tax law writer.
April 7- Vocus Inc, a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, said it would be bought by private equity firm GTCR Valor Merger Sub Inc for about $446.5 million. Shares of Beltsville, Maryland- based Vocus rose 47 percent to $17.90 on the Nasdaq in early trading on Monday.
Familiar names such as Netflix, Facebook and Tesla Motors, along with a number of biotechnology and cloud-computing stocks, have been pummeled in the last month. Facebook Inc, for example, has fallen nearly 22 percent from an intraday record reached less than a month ago.
The $14 billion company, known for its Norton antivirus software, has been interviewing top Wall Street banks in recent weeks including JPMorgan Chase& Co, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley, the people said on Friday.
April 4- Strong debuts of four new listings on Friday put a shine back on the IPO market after a wobbly debut last week by "Candy Crush Saga" maker King Digital Entertainment Plc brought a bustling market back to earth.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to grab a toehold in those fast-growing markets.
April 2- Belgium's Materialise NV, which provides 3 D printing software to industrial manufacturers and medical equipment makers, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares.
Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' feedback.
Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services.
WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. Supreme Court justices stepped gingerly into a raging debate over computer software on Monday, voicing concerns about vaguely defined patents but signaling they would avoid any radical change to existing law.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31- Microsoft Corp on Monday named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions in one of new Chief Executive Satya Nadella's first management shakeups.
WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. Supreme Court justices gave little indication on Monday they would set new guidelines on patent eligibility of software.
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