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  • 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.

  • Software developer Apigee Corp files for IPO Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    March 20- Apigee Corp, a developer of software to manage Web applications, has filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering. The company set a nominal fundraising target of $86.3 million for the offering, according to the filing on Friday. The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in its first IPO filings is used to calculate registration fees.

  • Why we can’t measure disruptive technology Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:38 PM ET

    New, disruptive technologies can make existing products and industries irrelevant faster than ever, but measuring the economic impact is also tougher.

  • Five themes Asia investors need to know Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    An Indonesian man looks at a running display showing share prices at the stocks exchange building in Jakarta.

    Volatility has become a market hallmark this year and investors across Asia are grappling with a slew of issues. Here are the top five themes.

  • Amazon gets FAA certificate to experiment with drones Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    The FAA said Thursday that under the provisions of the certificate, the flights must be conducted at 400 feet or below during daylight hours. Amazon.com Inc. must also provide monthly data to the FAA on the number of flights conducted, pilot duty time per flight, unusual hardware or software malfunctions and other information. The Seattle company had asked the...

  • Rally Software reports 4Q loss Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    BOULDER, Colo. _ Rally Software Development Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 24 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Rally Software expects its results to range from a loss of 24 cents per share to a loss of 21...

  • *PM Abe wants R&D agency to work with Japanese companies. TOKYO, March 20- Japan plans to get its biggest state-funded research and development agency involved in military research for the first time in a bid to lure more Japanese companies into the development of cutting-edge weapons technology, two sources said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants the New Energy...

  • EU joins U.S. to try to stop China's new technology rules Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 19- The European Union on Thursday sharply criticized China's new cyber security rules, joining a global effort to challenge measures that U.S. and EU companies say could force them out of the Chinese market. China's banking regulator has adopted new standards requiring tech products to be "secure and controllable" for use in the financial...

  • New bugs uncovered in encryption software Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    BOSTON/ FRANKFURT, March 19- New bugs in the widely used encryption software known as OpenSSL were disclosed on Thursday, though experts say do not pose a serious threat like the "Heartbleed" vulnerability in the same technology that surfaced a year ago. There's been a week building up to this, "said Cris Thomas, a strategist with cybersecurity firm Tenable Network...

  • Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.. District Judge Paul Magnuson said at a hearing Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota, that he would grant preliminary approval of the settlement in a written order, probably later in the day. People affected by the...

  • Thailand's outdated tech sector casts cloud over economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    BANGKOK, March 19- Next month the last batch of televisions will roll off the production line at LG Electronics' plant in Thailand's Rayong province, just east of Bangkok. The move is part of a downward trend for Thailand's once-booming electronics industry, that is struggling to find a foothold in the global supply chain for modern technology like smartphones...

  • After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program. Microsoft has built a new web browser designed for the modern web and mobile devices to go with its new Windows 10 operating system that's coming later this year. "They want to be associated with something...

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft must face Xbox 360 class action claims Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    March 18- Microsoft Corp must face class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the video game console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Microsoft has sold tens of millions of Xbox 360 consoles since their Nov. 2005 launch. Microsoft countered that class certification was improper because just...

  • Smashed your HTC One? No problem, they'll replace Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Cracked your screen or dropped your phone in the toilet? The offer expands on HTC Corp.' s current pledge to replace cracked screens for the first six months. Despite good reviews, HTC wasn't on IDC's or Gartner's lists of top five smartphone makers in 2014..

  • MICROSOFT TO OFFER FREE WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE TO CHINA USERS, EVEN IF USING PIRATED WINDOWS SOFTWARE.

  • SEATTLE/ BEIJING, March 17- Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. The move is an unprecedented attempt by Microsoft to get legitimate versions of its...

  • March 17- Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc reported a lower-than-expected rise in subscriptions for its Creative Cloud software suite and forecast a second-quarter profit that missed the average analyst estimate. The company forecast an adjusted profit of 41- 47 cents per share for the second quarter, below the average analyst estimate of 48 cents,...

  • March 17- Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc forecast a second-quarter profit that missed the average analyst estimate and reported a lower-than-expected rise in subscriptions for its Creative Cloud software suite. The company's revenue forecast of $1.13 billion- $1.18 billion was also largely below the average analyst estimate of $1.18 billion.

  • SEATTLE, March 17- Oracle Corp posted flat third-quarter revenue and slightly lower profit as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but the business software maker on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share. Shares of Oracle, often a barometer for the technology sector, initially fell but quickly rose 3.3 percent in after-hours trading to...