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  • Sept 2- Software maker Compuware Corp, under pressure from investors for more than a year over its poor performance, agreed to be taken private by investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion.

  • Compuware agrees to private equity sale Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    Sept 2- Business software maker Compuware Corp agreed to be bought by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion.

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest business lobby to air its grievances over a series of investigations scrutinizing at least 30 foreign firms, as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law.

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    LIMA, Peru— The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images.

  • Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    Atsushi Morita, appointed head of Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan operations effective Monday, acknowledged the momentum for the PlayStation 4 in Japan wasn't catching up with the West, although its cumulative global sales reached 10 million recently, the fastest pace for any game console.

  • BEIJING, Sept 1- A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

  • Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the U.S. for storing digital information.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.

  • Oracle loses bid to restore $1.3B SAP verdict Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    A sign in front of Oracle’s headquarters is shown in Redwood Shores, Calif.

    The US appeals court in San Francisco said jurors used "an undue amount of speculation" in awarding Oracle $1.3 billion in damages in 2010.

  • Aug 29- A federal appeals court on Friday rejected Oracle Corp's bid to restore a $1.3 billion jury verdict in its long-running copyright dispute with German software company SAP SE, and said Oracle may choose to either accept a lower amount or face a new trial.

  • Aug 29- A federal appeals court on Friday said Oracle Corp must face a second trial with SAP in a case where the European software company admitted massive copyright infringement, unless Oracle is willing to accept $356.7 million of damages.

  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

  • *Mobile is weakest link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- SoftBank Corp is to offer a Sony Corp smartphone for the first time, selling the upcoming Xperia handset both in Japan and through subsidiary Sprint Corp in the United States, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • BOSTON, Aug 28- An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase& Co and other banks.

  • Aug 28- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 52 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers and the company raised its full-year revenue forecast, sending its shares up 10 percent in extended trading.

  • Splunk's quarterly revenue rises 52 pct Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Aug 28- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 52 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. However, net loss attributable to Splunk widened to $60.8 million, or 51 cents per share, in the quarter from $13.7 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $101.5 million from $66.9 million.

  • JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time.

  • New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. The Gear S promises to offer turn-by-turn walking directions using mapping data from Nokia's Here service.