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
First Data Corp. plans to consolidate data centers and shift work overseas as it prepares for its purchase by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the payment processing company said Monday in a regulatory filing.
Shares in Business Objects rose sharply on Monday following a weekend newspaper report that the Franco-American software group was for sale and had retained Goldman Sachs as advisers.
When Europe's second-highest court rules Monday on Microsoft's appeal of its landmark antitrust conviction, more will be at stake for regulators than just the behavior of the world's largest software company.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Friday that a sale of BEA Systems to a strategic acquirer would maximize the value of its shares and that he might seek to nominate directors to the software maker's board.
Shares of virtualization software maker VMware Inc. continued to climb Wednesday after an analyst raised the stock's 12-month target price to $90 from $60.
Electronic Data Systems, the second-largest U.S. technology services provider, said Wednesday it offered early retirement packages to about 12,000 U.S. employees, and expected a charge of $70 million to $130 million in the fourth quarter.
"High School Musical's" blockbuster success shows just how dialed in Disney is to its audience. And now the Magic Kingdom hopes to plug in that magic into a new line of consumer electronics...
Northrop, Cogent settle lawsuit
For the Tech Check segment on "Closing Bell" today, a look back and a look ahead at cool technology making headlines. First up, next Monday will be a big day for chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. The company has rented out a big chunk of George Lucas' facility on San Francisco' Presidio where AMD will unveil its long-awaited, and long delayed server chip code-named Barcelona.
News of an iPhone price-cut took just about everyone by surprise, not the least of whom were the 270,000 iPhone buyers that first weekend they went on sale, many of whom stood on line for endless hours to plunk down their $599 for device.
Apple Inc. unveils a complete redesign of the iPod Nano: the new iPod "Touch" with Wi-Fi, a long-awaited 160 gig iPod "Classic," what promises to be a lucrative partnership with Starbucks. But the headline that torpedoes Apple shares: the $200 iPhone price cut just two months after unveiling what became known as the "Jesus Phone."
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Chip maker LSI Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire a silicon and software maker for $85 million in cash to enhance its position in producing security software applications.
CDC Software, a unit of Chinese software, online gaming and Internet service provider CDC Corp., said Wednesday it agreed to purchase software and services provider Catalyst International Inc.
Cognos Inc., a Canadian software and information technology services provider, said Wednesday it will acquire business analytics software provider Applix Inc. for $339 million in cash.
Apple Inc. calls the gathering "...And the Beat Goes On," but investors wonder whether the news coming Tuesday at the invite-only special event will be enough to pump these shares even more. Speculation abounds at just exactly what Apple will unveil: the big money bet is on a redesigned family of iPods...
This week's Tech Check during "Closing Bell" offers a nice cross-section of gizmo headlines and a look at the news that's likely to come from Apple next Wednesday. Get ready for a re-designed iPod, the first major changes of the device in two years. Lots of rumors about a full touch-screen, no buttons, bigger memory, the Mac OS on board, and maybe even wi-fi downloads.
It's been a rough year for Dell, characterized by a particularly rough quarter that saw the company try to put deep financial shenanigans behind it: the pay-out of a $40-million-plus severance package for fired CEO Kevin Rollins, trying to deal with a restructuring that cost the company 8,000 jobs, continued loss of market share to rival Hewlett-Packard and shipment problems that hurt its most recent product introductions.
Taiwan's Acer will buy U.S. computer maker Gateway for $710 million to double its U.S. presence and unseat China's Lenovo as the world's No. 3 PC maker, while dealing a blow toits efforts to grow in Europe.
Acer plans to acquire U.S. computer maker Gateway for $710 million in a deal that will push the Taiwanese company past China's Lenovo Group as the world's third largest vendor of personal computers.
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.