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  • Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million, based on expectations of stronger demand for its personal computer chips and continued strength in its data center business. For the full year, Intel forecast flat revenue, also in line with Wall Street's estimates. Intel said it would cut 2015 capital expenditures to $8.7...

  • Intel's shares rose 3 percent to $32.42 in after market trading. Intel has been lagging behind rivals such as Qualcomm Inc and ARM Holdings Plc- the British company behind the processor in Apple's iPhone 6- in the fast-growing smartphone market. Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

  • ST. LOUIS— A Missouri lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses three insurance agencies of failing to safeguard sensitive consumer data from hackers who recently breached health insurer Anthem Inc.' s computer networks. The Missouri suit alleges that compromised Anthem database information including names, employment details and Social Security...

  • Anaplan: A disruptor in cloud-based planning   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Anaplan: A disruptor in cloud-based planning

    Fred Laluyaux, CEO of Anaplan, discusses how his company is planning to take on the likes of Microsoft Excel, by reinventing business planning software.

  • Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing,"'' ransomware "and efforts to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in software used by a wide range of industries.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- Applications for H-1B visas allowing U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in science, engineering and computer programming totaled a record 233,000 for fiscal 2016, according to government figures released on Monday. "Year after year, the government falls back on a lottery system to determine which U.S. employers will' win' the ability...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A former candidate for Kansas governor said Monday that he and other attorneys who are suing two subsidiaries of Anthem Inc. can show that individuals were harmed after hackers breached the health insurer's computer networks. Paul Davis and other attorneys who filed the lawsuit earlier this month in Douglas County District Court on behalf of a...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 13- U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc said Monday it had successfully prevented a Chinese hacker group from targeting a U.S. technology firm for the first time, offering promise for other companies facing cyber attacks. Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, told Reuters his company had...

  • LONDON— Russian officials say they have detained five hackers responsible for the theft of roughly $1 million from banks in Russia and Ukraine, breaking up a group dubbed "cyberfascists" for its predilection for Nazi imagery. Cybersecurity company Group-IB, which was involved in the investigation, says the Siberia- based attackers used a homebrewed program...

  • SEATTLE, April 13- Computer security researchers said they have uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system that could theoretically allow hackers to steal login credentials from hundreds of millions of PCs. The vulnerability, named' Redirect to SMB' by security firm Cylance, is similar to one found in the late 1990...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 13- U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc said Monday it had successfully prevented a Chinese hacker group from targeting a U.S. technology firm for the first time, offering promise for other companies facing cyber attacks. Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, told Reuters his company had...

  • Researchers claim new Windows security weakness Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Two attendees are silhouetted against a Microsoft Corp. poster at the Microsoft Developers Build Conference in San Francisco, California.

    A weakness in Windows security system discovered in the 1990s could allow hackers to obtain login credentials.

  • SEATTLE, April 13- Computer security researchers said they have uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system that could theoretically allow hackers to steal login credentials from hundreds of millions of PCs. The vulnerability, named' Redirect to SMB' by security firm Cylance, is similar to one found in the late 1990...

  • *Hedge fund says Qualcomm's chip unit "essentially worthless". *Jana says it has had "constructive dialogue" with Qualcomm. Qualcomm's shares, which up to Friday's close had fallen about 7 percent since the start of the year, jumped more than 5 percent to $72.74 in premarket trading on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Jana was putting pressure on...

  • Amazon, Google see this space as next pot of gold Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 5:59 PM ET
    Matt Feldman, a handyman who founded Homlux to provide home services and works with Amazon’s services program, in New York, April 10, 2015.

    Bringing the efficiency of the Web to household tasks has opened a new door to the multibillion-dollar home services industry, NYT reports.

  • Maine police pay ransom to hackers to get files back Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    Sheriff Todd Brackett told WCSH-TV that after several attempts to retrieve the records, his agency paid a ransom of about $300 to the creator of the virus to get their files back. Brackett says the FBI helped track the payment to a Swiss bank account but efforts to identify the hackers got no further. Also in Maine, Houlton Police Department computers were held...

  • April 10- Security software maker Symantec Corp has been seeking buyers for its storage software business, Veritas, or the entire company for several months, sources familiar with the matter said. Symantec has approached NetApp Inc, EMC Corp and several private equity firms to gauge their interest, the people said, asking asked not to be identified as the...

  • PC sales declined _ again _ in first quarter Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    One big reason for the decline was businesses buying fewer desktop computers, according to the Gartner research firm. One bright spot identified by Gartner was an increase in sales of laptop computers and hybrid models that combine features of tablets and laptops. That could help drive a gradual return to growth by next year, said Gartner analyst Mikako...

  • The letter follows a hearing last month by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which invited Southern California Edison to testify, though the company declined. Ronil Hira, a professor at Howard University, said at the hearing that the utility outsourced work to two companies, and those companies employed H-1B staffers who were then trained by the employees they...

  • DETROIT— General Motors Co. plans a major overhaul of its technical center in the Detroit suburb of Warren, the automaker announced Thursday, on the same day Mayor Jim Fouts revealed that an unnamed business is considering a $1 billion investment that could create 3,000 jobs. Neither he nor GM spokesman Dan Flores would confirm that the $1 billion investment...