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  • A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app to check the weather forecast.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.

  • Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Oracle has sued Oregon over its health insurance exchange, saying officials are using the company's software despite disputed bills.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 8- John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger.

  • Oracle sues Oregon over health insurance exchange Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:33 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oracle Corp. has sued the state of Oregon in a fight over the state's health insurance exchange, saying government officials are using the technology company's software despite $23 million in disputed bills. Oracle's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Cover Oregon was filed Friday in federal court in Portland.

  • 5 tips for sensible back-to-school spending Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. The average family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend $669.28 on clothes, electronics and other school-related needs this back-to-school season, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation.

  • Hacking group wants to play nice with automakers Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, Aug 8- A group of well-known hackers and security professionals are trying to build better ties with the auto industry in an effort to enlist their help in improving vehicle security, one of the hottest areas of cyber research.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 7- Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have uncovered a cyber espionage operation that successfully penetrated two spy agencies and hundreds of government and military targets in Europe and the Middle East since the beginning of this year.

  • INSIGHT-Samsung's next reinvention challenge: itself Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, Aug 7- As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is under pressure to reinvent itself- to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.

  • Symantec's profit jumps 50 pct Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Aug 6- Symantec Corp, best known for its Norton antivirus software, said its quarterly profit jumped 50 percent as businesses bought more personal computers and it cut costs. The company's net income rose to $236 million, or 34 cents per share, in the first quarter ended July 4, from $157 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Tibco Software in talks with potential buyers - WSJ Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Aug 6- Business software maker Tibco Software Inc has been approaching potential suitors, including private equity firms, Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Tibco shares closed up 7.5 percent at $20.75 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. The company had a market value of $3.2 billion as of Tuesday close.

  • INTERVIEW-CA seeks growth through new products, M&A Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Aug 6- Business software maker CA Inc, trying to shake off sluggish sales growth, is digging into a sizeable war chest built over the years to propel growth through acquisitions and a renewed focus on its own products.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Research firm IHS forecast that the U.S. market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018, from $240 million in 2013..

  • UBeam closer to getting wireless charger to market Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    UBeam's technology makes it possible for a device to move freely around a room, in a pocket or purse, while constantly charging, NYT reports.

  • BlackBerry launched the service to manage rival devices on its BES system a year ago, as part of a move to help it sell high-margin services to its large clients even if many, or all, their workers use smartphones made by competitors.

  • UPDATE 2-Cognizant warns of slowest-ever revenue growth Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    Aug 6- IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp forecast its slowest full-year sales growth in its 20- year history, citing delays in booking revenue from some large deals.

  • UPDATE 1-Cognizant warns of slower growth; shares fall Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Aug 6- IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp said it expects full-year sales to grow at a slower pace than previously forecast, citing weakness at some clients and delays in booking revenue from some large deals.

  • Cognizant quarterly revenue rises 16.5 pct Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Aug 5- IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a 16.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher IT spending in North America and Europe. The company's net income in the second quarter ended June 30 rose to $371.9 million, or 61 cents per share, from $300.4 million, or 49 cents per share, a year ago.