April 17- Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach retailer Target's computer systems last December.
SEOUL, April 18- Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.
CICERO, N.Y.— An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that's part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse- area research center, eliminating 45 jobs. Albany Molecular Research Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its 12- year-old facility in Cicero on July 15.
FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results. The currency has gained 2.3 percent on the U.S. dollar and nearly 6 percent against Japan's yen in the past six months.
TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.
HONG KONG— As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. Caught in the middle are companies like Linan Meite, which sells shipping-container loads of electronics cable to customers in Europe and North and South America.
*Q1 operating profit 919 mln euros, below poll of 961 mln. FRANKFURT, April 17- German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expected the negative impact of volatile exchange rates to worsen in the second quarter as the strong euro weighs on its financial results.
Re/Code Senior Editor Arik Hesseldahl looks at pricing of new IPOs in the cloud space.
*First-quarter revenue falls 4 pct to $22.5 bln. April 16- IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. Total revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion in the first quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $22.91 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- SanDisk Corp increased its outlook for gross margins in 2014 as fast-growing sales of its high-end solid-state drives helped offset volatile prices for memory chips.
April 16- IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. IBM reported revenue of $21.71 billion in March 2009.
April 16- International Business Machines Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. IBM shares fell about 4 percent to $189 in after-hours trade.
NEW YORK— IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets. IBM Corp. said Wednesday that it earned $2.38 billion, or $2.29 per share, in the January-March period.
April 16- International Business Machines Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as weakness in its storage and server businesses continues to offset gains in its software services. Total revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion in the first quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $22.91 billion.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich tells CNBC's Jon Fortt that its enterprise business is showing signs of strength.
NEW YORK— Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. As sales of smartphones and tablets grow rapidly, Microsoft reshaped Windows so that PCs came to look, work and feel more like mobile devices. Microsoft responded a year later with Windows 8.1.
Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:. From a unit of Johnson& Johnson.
Medicine only helps if you take it properly. Still, only about half of patients take medication as prescribed, resulting in unnecessary hospital admissions and ER visits that cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion a year. Michael A. Weber, a cardiologist at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
LONDON, April 16- "What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" A basic translation of that particular line of Cockney rhyming slang, originating in London's working class East End, would run something like: "Are you a buyer or a seller of dollar/yen at the daily benchmark rate-setting fix?
*Announces 10 pct wage hike for India staff, higher than rival Infosys. MUMBAI, April 16- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's largest IT services exporter, expects a further rise in revenue growth in the new financial year, it said on Wednesday, after reporting a better than expected 51.5 percent increase in the last three months.