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  • NEW YORK— Printer maker Lexmark International will buy software developer Kofax Ltd. for about $1 billion. Lexmark says the purchase nearly doubles the size of its enterprise software business, giving that unit about $700 million in annual revenue. Lexmark, based in Lexington, Kentucky, had $3.7 billion in adjusted revenue in its latest fiscal year, while Kofax...

  • Lexmark to buy Kofax in deal valued at about $1 bln Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    March 24- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it would buy customer management software maker Kofax Ltd for an enterprise value of about $1 billion. The $11 per share cash offer represents a premium of 46.7 percent to Kofax's Tuesday close of $7.50. Lexmark said the deal will double the size of its enterprise software business.

  • Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee, who briefed reporters on the bill with Chairman Devin Nunes. The information sharing is badly needed, backers say, so that government agencies can help the private sector defend itself against sophisticated cyberattacks, many of which are undertaken by intelligence agencies in countries such as Russia,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced on Tuesday its version of long-awaited legislation intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. Similar legislation is also making its way through the U.S. Senate and the House Homeland...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced on Tuesday its version of long-awaited legislation intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. Prompted in part by a wave of high-profile attacks on U.S. corporations by hackers, the...

  • Test trial to use computer servers to heat homes Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— An energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes in the Netherlands. Eneco, a Dutch-based energy company with more than 2 million customers, said Tuesday it is installing "e-Radiators"— computer servers that generate heat while crunching numbers— in five homes across the Netherlands in a...

  • SEATTLE, March 23- Microsoft Corp's Office apps will be pre-installed in some Samsung tablets running Google Inc's Android system, extending an agreement to put some Microsoft apps on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. Microsoft said Monday that Samsung will pre-install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and its note-taking and cloud storage apps on certain tablets...

  • *Vestel says facing surge in mobile phone imports to Turkey. GENEVA, March 23- The European Union and Taiwan have said a bid by Turkish appliance manufacturer Vestel to get Ankara to impose emergency import tariffs on mobile phones would probably be illegal if it is approved, according to documents published on Monday. Turkey notified the World Trade...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Critics of Uber and Lyft say the ride-hailing apps aren't paying Rhode Island sales tax on their services. The Providence Journal reports Terrence Mercer, associate administrator at the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and a critic of the ride-hailing companies, said neither Uber not Lyft has registered to file sales tax.

  • Online ad revenue at risk in war on 'click fraud' Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 23- A growing number of U.S. companies, including MillerCoors and AIG, are stepping up the battle against online ad fraud by demanding proof that their ads have been seen by real people instead of computers hijacked by cybercriminals. "We don't want to be paying for non-human traffic," said Mark Clowes, global head of advertising at American...

  • Lockheed said the error involved the ground control system for GPS satellites it runs for the Air Force. Lockheed spokeswoman Christine Courard said the company had put a "workaround" in place to avoid further errors and was working on a full software correction with the Air Force. Air Force spokesman Andy Roake said the issue came to light in recent days, but...

  • Lockheed Martin Corp runs the GPS "ground control" segment, which enables Air Force officials to operate all GPS satellites, including the IIF satellites built by Boeing. The Air Force said the issue came to light in recent days, but a close examination of archived data showed the problem had gone unnoticed since 2013. It gave no details of the extent of the problem,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. Defense Department is taking aggressive action to bolster the security of U.S. weapons systems against cyberattacks, including issuing new rules for acquisitions that will be finalized in coming months, officials told Reuters. Increased focus on cybersecurity could create opportunities for Lockheed Martin Corp, General...

  • Ex-FAA chief: Drones are good, but safety first! Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Flying objects could soon be filling the skies, delivering your packages to your house. So will drones put your safety at risk?

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • This week, Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives: Yahoo says it can text temporary passwords to users' phones each time they want to sign into their Yahoo accounts. That's what Yahoo is promising users who choose to receive a single-use password "on demand"— sent by text message to their mobile phone each time they want to sign into their Yahoo account.

  • UPDATE 2-SAP sees 2015 profit windfall from weak euro Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, March 20- SAP, Europe's largest software maker, said on Friday it expected the weak euro boost to operating profit growth by up to 14 percentage points, upping its forecast after the currency weakened further in recent weeks. A weak euro makes the German business software maker's products and services more competitive in markets outside Europe.

  • LOS ANGELES— When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series "Dead Rising," they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as "Street Fighter" and "Resident Evil" handed the movie producers a game controller.

  • TAIPEI/ TOKYO, March 20- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is considering joining efforts to help rescue Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp, the company said in a statement late on Friday. The world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, Hon Hai bought a 38 percent stake in a Sharp Corp TV panel plant in Sakai, Japan in 2012. It has been investing in...

  • Apigee's filing on Friday comes nearly two months after the successful listing of online storage company Box Inc and a day after Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc's proposed IPO valued it at up to $2.87 billion. Apigee, whose customers include AT&T Inc, eBay Inc and Adobe Systems Inc, acquired predictive analytics company InsightsOne in January last year.