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  • Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a super-charged experience.

  • BEIJING, May 20- China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth. China ranked 82nd in the world for average Internet connection speed, slower than Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan, according to cloud computing services provider...

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: some of the software developers the company needs to woo just aren't interested. Windows phones accounted for just 3 percent of global smartphone sales last year, compared with about 81 percent for devices with...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said hackers successfully attacked the bank last month, redirecting Web traffic but not compromising its website. Hackers manipulated the bank's routing settings on April 24 and redirected traffic to rogue websites they created to simulate the Fed's site, the bank said in a statement on Monday.

  • May 19- Call-center software company Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc is in talks with potential buyers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Daly City, Calif., company is in initial talks with private equity firms and technology companies for a deal that could value it at more than $3.5 billion including debt, the Journal reported,...

  • In its annual report to Congress, the Financial Stability Oversight Council said recent cyberattacks have heightened concerns about the potential of even more destructive attacks that could significantly disrupt the workings of the financial system. It is chaired by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and includes representatives from other government...

  • May 19- Autodesk Inc, which makes computer-aided design software, forecast lower-than-expected profit and revenue for the second quarter, citing a stronger dollar. Autodesk, which gets nearly two-thirds of its revenue from outside the Americas, projected currency rate fluctuations to hit revenue growth by 5 percentage points for the year ending Jan. 31.

  • Computer Sciences tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ Computer Sciences Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share. Computer Sciences expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.75 to $5.05 per...

  • CAD software maker Autodesk's profit falls Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    May 19- Autodesk Inc, which makes computer-aided design software, reported a 32.5 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by an increase in operating expenses and cost of revenue. The company's net income fell to $19.1 million, or 8 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 30, from $28.3 million, or 12 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased to $646.5...

  • Take-Two Interactive Software's shares jumped Tuesday, as analysts saw staying power in the most recent version of the video game publisher's "Grand Theft Auto" series. The New York company launched a personal computer version of "Grand Theft Auto V" during its fiscal fourth quarter, and that exceeded expectations while the online portion of the game also did...

  • Apple updates MacBook Pro, cuts price on high-end iMac Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac. The updated 15- inch MacBook Pro laptop has a new style of trackpad, faster flash storage and a longer battery life and starts at $1,999. The new $1,999 iMac desktop computer has a higher-resolution 27- inch screen and faster processor.

  • KARACHI, Pakistan— Pakistani federal investigators on Tuesday raided multiple offices of a software company after a report in The New York Times said it made millions of dollars marketing fake degrees worldwide, officials said. Shahid Hayat, director of the Federal Investigation Agency, confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the company.

  • May 18- Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of its "Grand Theft Auto V" and " NBA 2 K15" titles. Take-Two Interactive Software also increased its stock buyback plan to 10 million shares. Sales of the physical retail version of "Grand Theft Auto V" ranked among NPD Group's top...

  • A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned upon his arrival at the Syracuse, New York, airport...

  • May 18- Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, reported an 83.5 percent jump in quarterly adjusted revenue, helped by strong sales of "Grand Theft Auto V" and " NBA 2 K15". Adjusted net income increased to $54.3 million, or 49 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended March 31, from $21.5 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • May 15- Pennsylvania State University said on Friday that two cyberattacks at its College of Engineering, including one in 2012 that originated in China, compromised servers containing information on about 18,000 people. Penn State, a major developer of technology for the U.S. Navy, said there was no evidence that research or personal data such as social...

  • May 15- Pennsylvania State University said on Friday two cyberattacks on its College of Engineering compromised servers containing personal information on about 18,000 people. The first time Penn State knew about the breach was in November, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation alerted the university, Penn State executive vice president Nicholas...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, May 15- The Obama administration has been locked in internal wrangling over what position to take in high profile litigation between two American technology giants, Google and Oracle, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— "Smart Relief" is a mobile app for parental control of Android smartphones. South Korea's government funded the app, which alerts parents to possible bullying based on its monitoring of phrases and words used in smartphone messages and in online searches. Such apps are criticized in South Korea as an invasion of privacy but their use is...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Lee Chang- june can be miles away from his 12- year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. In South Korea, those apps have been downloaded at least 480,000 times. Last month, South Korea's Korea Communications Commission, which has sweeping powers covering the telecommunications industry, required telecoms companies and...