April 17- Michaels Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer, on Thursday confirmed that there was a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards at its U.S. stores and that of its unit, Aaron Brothers.» Read More
Developers rushed out patches to fix affected web servers when they disclosed the problem, which affected companies from Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc to Yahoo Inc.. Def Con's network uses an enterprise firewall from McAfee, which is owned by Intel Corp's security division.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M.— Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month.
April 10- IT services company iGate Corp said revenue would grow faster in the second half of the year, after it reported better-than-expected quarterly results due to customer additions and higher revenue from Europe and financial industry clients.
Goldman Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Zendesk said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Charles River Ventures, an early investor in Twitter Inc, is Zendesk's biggest shareholder with a 24.5 percent stake, followed by Benchmark Capital Partners LP that has an 18.7 percent stake.
April 10- IT services provider iGate Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly results as it added more customers, and revenue rose in Europe and from its financial industry clients. IGate shares rose 3 percent in premarket trade on Thursday. IGate expects adjusted EBITDA margins to be modestly lower in the second quarter due to a planned wage increase.
April 10- Cloud-based software maker Zendesk Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday for an initial public offering of up to $150 million. Goldman Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are the lead underwriters for the IPO, Zendesk said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
NAIROBI, April 10- Seven Seas Technologies, one of Kenya's biggest IT companies, has pushed back its initial public offering until 2017 to allow it time to tap new countries in Africa and reduce its reliance on its home market.
A major internet security bug has been discovered, leaving users' financial details and emails vulnerable to theft.
At its peak, BlackBerry shipped 52.3 million devices in fiscal 2011, while it recorded revenue on less than 2 million last quarter.
MOLINE, Ill., April 9- Steps away from a replica of the revolutionary 1837 steel plow at tractor company John Deere's headquarters sits a combine as big as a tank and packed with computer wizardry that harvests huge volumes of valuable data as it gathers crops.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK— There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone— among them, its relative lack of features. The company's new flagship smartphone has plenty of innovations, including water resistance, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint reader to bypass security passcodes.
Representatives for Facebook Inc, Google and Yahoo Inc told Reuters that they use OpenSSL and have already taken steps to mitigate any impact on users. "On a scale of 1 to 11, it's about an 11," cryptologist Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of Co3 Systems Inc. said of the bug's severity.
BOSTON, April 9- Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" Internet threat that exposes data to hackers, at least not until vulnerable websites take steps to secure their communications.
The CRA shut down access to online tax services because of an Internet bug that has made data on many of the world's major websites vulnerable.
BEIJING, April 9- Microsoft Corp has partnered Lenovo Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to provide software security services for Windows XP users in China, after the U.S. tech firm stopped updating the operating system.
HELSINKI— Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin.
WARSAW, April 9- U.S. computing company Hewlett-Packard Co. will on Wednesday acknowledge "corrupt" activities in Poland, Polish Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz said. It's a breakthrough moment in Poland when a great international company acknowledges its corrupt activities in Poland, "Sienkiewicz told Polish public radio.
April 9- IP Group Plc. *Announces that it has signed an IP commercialisation agreement with Princeton University. *Collaboration, which has an initial pilot phase of 18 months, will focus on developing early-stage, proof of principle opportunities based on intellectual property developed at Princeton.
SAN JOSE, Calif.— So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.