NEW YORK, Dec 5- Private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC is exploring a sale of two of its portfolio companies, Hyland Software Inc and LANDesk Software Inc, which could collectively be worth more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.» Read More
*Ralph Lauren climbs after earnings, dividend boost. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, said Tuesday the Fed should wait for stronger evidence of economic momentum before pulling back on its massive bond-buying program, but should then announce a definitive end to the stimulus.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday on the possibility the Federal Reserve may keep stimulus measures in place longer than anticipated ahead of data key later this week on the labor market and economic growth.
NEW YORK, Nov 5- Microsoft Corp has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford Motor Co chief Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, according to sources familiar with the matter.
LONDON, Nov 5- British online media group Blinkx posted a big jump in half-year profit, lifting its shares by 13 percent and taking it close to a $1 billion valuation less than 10 years since starting life as a side-project for software company Autonomy. Blinkx, whose video search engine competes against the likes of Yahoo!
Nov 5- Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp said it would buy privately held cloud services company GXS Group Inc for $1.17 billion. Open Text, whose customers include Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, makes software that helps companies manage documents and workflows.
Nov 5- Canadian business software maker Open Text Corp said it would buy privately-held cloud computing company GXS Group Inc for $1.17 billion. GXS's cloud-based services help more than 550,000 e-commerce businesses to integrate and manage processes and transactions.
Oct 31- Trimble Navigation Ltd, a navigation software maker, posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings and forecast a strong fourth quarter, helped by robust sales in the transport and logistics sectors.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31- Google Inc on Thursday unveiled the newest version of its Android smartphone software, aiming to allow more smartphone users access to its evolving menu of online services such as driving directions voice-activated search.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31- A majority of shareholders opposed Oracle Corp Chief Executive Larry Ellison's pay in a non-binding vote on Thursday following complaints that the world's third-richest man makes too much as his company struggles against smaller rivals.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31- A majority of shareholders opposed Oracle's executive compensation, including Chief Executive Larry Ellison's pay, in a non-binding vote on Thursday following complaints that the world's third-richest man is paid too much as his company struggles against smaller rivals.
Oct 30- Business software company Open Text Corp's revenue missed market estimates as revenue from its cloud services business fell 5 percent. First-quarter net income rose to $30.63 million, or 52 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $19.4 million, or 33 cents per share, a year earlier.
What's that barge in San Francisco Bay? "Google is involved or associated with the barge," a Coast Guard spokesman now confirms.
JERUSALEM, Oct 30- Israeli translation software provider Babylon saw its shares plunge more than 60 percent on Wednesday after announcing that Google did not plan to renew a cooperation agreement between the two companies.
BOSTON, Oct 29- Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.
*Expects 4th- quarter adj earnings/share $0.26- $0.27 vs est $0.27. *Sees adj revenue $270 mln- $276 mln vs est $283.7 mln. The company said it expects fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 26- 27 cents on revenue of $270- $276 million.
TOKYO, Oct 28- NTT Communications Corp said it will gain control of two U.S. cloud computing firms in takeover deals worth a combined 85.5 billion yen, as Japanese firms ramp up efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions.
TOKYO, Oct 28- NTT Communications Corp plans to buy two U.S. cloud computing firms for up to 100 billion yen combined, a source with knowledge of the matter said, as Japanese firms ramp up efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions.
BEIJING, Oct 25- NQ Mobile Inc, the Chinese mobile security software company labelled a "massive fraud" by Muddy Waters Research Group, hit back on Friday by releasing details of its bank accounts and threatening legal action. NQ Mobile described as "false and inaccurate" the allegations by Muddy Waters, which is owned by short-seller Carson Block.
*Qlik sees 4th- qtr revenue $156 mln- $161 mln vs est $165.8 mln. *Qlik shares down 20 pct in extended trading. Oct 24- Data analytics software maker Qlik Technologies Inc forecast current-quarter results below expectations as budget constraints delayed deals in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Oct 24- Data analytics software maker Qlik Technologies Inc cut its full-year forecasts after reporting lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue due to weakness in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, sending its shares down 19 percent after the bell.
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