Information Technology


  • *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.

  • Auditors want more controls on UConn salaries Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— State auditors are recommending the University of Connecticut put more controls on the salaries the school pays professors and other professionals.

  • Aug 28- JPMorgan Chase& Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities to determine the scope, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday morning.

  • JPMorgan Chase& Co was the victim of a recent cyber attack, according to two people familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. They declined to elaborate on the severity of the incident, saying JPMorgan was still conducting an investigation to determine what happened.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

  • Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.— A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone.

  • Aug 27- Workday Inc reported a better-than-expected 74 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to strong growth in subscription for its Web-based human resources and financial management software, and the company raised its full-year revenue forecast.

  • JPMorgan attacked by Russian computer hackers -report Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Aug 27- JPMorgan Chase& Co and at least one other bank were attacked by Russian hackers in mid-August and the FBI is investigating whether the assault was in retaliation for U.S.-government sponsored sanctions against the country, according to a report by Bloomberg News citing two unnamed sources.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three firms involved in the troubled Obamacare website HealthCare.gov have seen their contract values exceed initial estimates by more than a quarter-billion dollars, including the lead IT contractor at the time of the site's botched rollout, government data shows.

  • Aug 26- Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". "Together Zync and Cloud Platform will offer studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs," Google product manager Belwadi Srikanth wrote in a blog, announcing the deal.

  • Aug 26- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, said same-store sales were expected to fall and higher discounting would erode margins in the second half of the year.

  • Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.