WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry. The court took no action on another case raising the same issue involving a patent dispute between WildTangent Inc and Ultramercial Inc..» Read More
Nov 25- Nuance Communications Inc, maker of the software that runs the Siri feature on Apple Inc's iPhones, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, sending its shares down 5 percent after the bell. The company reported a net loss of $32.3 million, or 10 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.
*History, sentiment put reform spotlight on Guangdong. GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 26- Just days after China announced sweeping reforms to revitalise its economy, several hundred striking workers rallied outside a Nokia factory in its wealthiest and most industrialised region shouting: "Protect our rights!"
BlackBerry also said Roger Martin, a board member since 2007, has resigned. BlackBerry, once a market leader in the field of on-the-go email, has lost market share to Apple Inc's iPhone and devices that are powered by Google Inc's Android software.
*Wendel, Nordic Capital hand in final bids- sources. Nordic Capital may be looking to combine LTS Lohmann with another skin patch maker it agreed to buy last month, Acino. The sources said that Japan's Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical and private equity house EQT were no longer being considered as suitors by LTS Lohmann's owners, which include drug major Novartis.
BlackBerry also said Roger Martin, a board member since 2007, has resigned. Early in November, BlackBerry said it had shelved plans to sell itself and instead opted to raise $1 billion via a convertible notes offering led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, its largest shareholder.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 22- Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries. Sony said it sold 1 million PS4 units in 24 hours after launching last Friday in just the United States and Canada.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by healthcare stocks, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track for a seventh straight week of gains. Shares of Biogen shot up 11.9 percent on heavy volume to $282.37 after the company won 10 years of exclusivity protection for its multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, from regulators in Europe.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday in the absence of economic data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials closed above 16,000 for the first time.
NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States, a day after the Dow industrials broke 16,000 for the first time.
*Time Warner Cable up as Charter nears bank deal for bid. NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks were set to tick up at the open on Friday after the Dow industrials closed above 16,000 for the first time, amid a dearth of data and ahead of a holiday-shortened week in the United States.
BARCELONA, Nov 22- German business software group SAP may speed up a shift towards providing its products over the internet in order to tap demand for so-called cloud services and take advantage of Germany's reputation for data privacy, it said on Friday.
GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 22- Striking workers at a Nokia factory in southern China on Friday threatened to extend industrial action after the company terminated the contracts of 59 employees for failing to return to work.
Nov 21- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results due to the addition of more corporate and government customers, and raised its full-year revenue forecast. Splunk shares rose 9 percent in extended trading. Splunk won 207 deals worth more than $100,000 each in the quarter, including a deal from Intuit Inc..
Nov 21- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results as the company added more customers, and raised its full-year revenue forecast. This is driving the growth of Splunk and rivals such as Tableau Software Inc and Tibco Software Inc..
Nov 21- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 51 percent rise in revenue for the third quarter as the company added more customers. Splunk shares rose 11 percent in extended trading. Splunk has reported a quarterly profit only once since going public in April last year.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21- Microsoft Corp aims to upstage rival Sony Corp with a console that goes well beyond gaming and helps transform media viewing, a long-cherished but elusive goal. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Xbox, said preorders for Xbox One were running at twice the rate of 2005' s Xbox 360 but declined to elaborate.
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov 19- Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with Microsoft Corp's progress in finding a new chief executive but outlined the difficulties in picking the next leader of the world's largest software company as it seeks to reinvent itself as a mobile computing power.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18- Salesforce.com Inc on Monday reported quarterly revenue of $1.08 billion, slightly topping analyst expectations of $1.06 billion. Excluding certain items, the cloud-computing company earned 9 cents per share, in line with expectations of analysts, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
*Has not got big enough offer to agree to deal- Compuware CEO. Nov 14- Compuware Corp should consider an immediate sale or a new restructuring plan, activist investor Starboard Value LP said in a letter to the business software maker on Thursday.
*Adjusted profit C $0.67/ share vs analysts' view C $0.62. TORONTO, Nov 14- CGI Group Inc, the main contractor for the flawed website of President Barack Obama's healthcare program, said its pipeline of orders was strong despite the negative publicity from the project.
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