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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook. German software maker SAP is hoping to draw a walk-in crowd of techies— and perhaps raise its own Silicon Valley profile— by selling high-end...

  • *Nintendo, DeNA to jointly develop, operate phone apps. *Nintendo has lost users to apps, console rivals. Nintendo, which already warned its annual operating profit would halve on weak console sales, said on Tuesday it was teaming up with online gaming firm DeNA Co Ltd to develop and operate gaming apps.

  • TOKYO— After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co. to develop games for mobile devices. Such characters have been fiercely protected by Nintendo, appearing only on Nintendo platforms such as the Wii home console and 3 DS mobile machines.

  • *Nintendo has lost users to smartphone apps, console rivals. TOKYO, March 17- Japan video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd and online gaming firm DeNA are teaming up to develop smartphone games featuring the likes of Super Mario, in a bid to retain users increasingly shunning their console and browser-based games. As a result, Nintendo will acquire a 10 percent stake in...

  • Many of the jobs would be created in Florida, Washington, New York, Massachusetts, and other states that are not known as oil producers. Record spare U.S. crude oil supplies caused by the drilling boom of the last five years have put pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to lift the country's ban on oil exports. Congress put the ban in place after the 1970 s...

  • Visalyze CEO on social media footprint   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Visalyze CEO on social media footprint

    Christoph Holz, founder and CEO of Visalyze, talks about his company, its growth and how to analyse social media.

  • March 16- Federal authorities investigating the data breach at JPMorgan Chase& Co are confident that a criminal case will be filed against the hackers in the coming months, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the investigation. JPMorgan said last October that names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of about 83 million customers...

  • Who's the biggest celeb at CeBIT?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Who's the biggest celeb at CeBIT?

    Everyone wants to talk to Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba, at business IT event CeBIT - and CNBC's Dierdre Bosa managed to grab a word with him.

  • March 16- Federal authorities investigating the data breach at JPMorgan Chase& Co are increasingly confident that a criminal case will be filed against the hackers in the coming months, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the investigation. Last October, JP Morgan revealed that names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of about 83...

  • DETROIT, March 13- Delphi Automotive PLC aims to demonstrate its growing prowess in self-driving cars with what it bills as the "longest automated drive ever attempted in North America"- a 3,500- mile coast-to-coast excursion in a specially rigged Audi SQ5 that will mostly drive itself. Delphi, one of the largest suppliers of automotive electronics and safety...

  • SEATTLE, March 13- Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple's Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called "Einstein." Microsoft has been running its "personal assistant" Cortana on its Windows phones for a year, and will put the new version on the desktop with the arrival of Windows 10 this autumn.

  • March 12- Intel Corp slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers, sending the chipmaker's shares down more than 5 percent. Fewer companies than Intel had expected replaced desktop PCs running on outdated Microsoft operating systems, leading to weak demand for its chips.

  • TORONTO, March 12- Technology companies look set to supplant energy and mining firms as the driver of Canadian initial public offerings this year as global optimism about tech startups boosts valuations and spurs early investors to cash out. "In the next 12 to 24 months, you're going to finally see the most significant volume of Canadian tech IPOs you've seen in...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, March 12- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it would invest further and begin local production within 12 to 18 months in India, one of the world's fastest-growing markets and currently dominated by Samsung Electronics and local firms like Micromax. "We want to invest deeply in this market, we want to have a significant amount...

  • BEIJING, March 12- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires as it ramps up U.S. operations. Three positions were open to people in Seattle, two of which also allow applications for Alibaba's Silicon Valley...

  • Moscow- based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has become a leading authority on American computer espionage campaigns, but sources within the company say it has hesitated at least twice before exposing hacking activities attributed to mother Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. cybersecurity firms CrowdStrike Inc and FireEye Inc have won fame by uncovering...

  • CHICAGO, March 11- Four out of five global retailers and other merchants failed interim tests to determine whether they are in compliance with payment card data security standards, putting them at increased risk of cyberattacks, according to a new report by Verizon Communications Inc.. Most of the companies have a tendency to run upgrades of security software...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a "killer app" for Apple Inc's Watch- few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode. The photo-sharing app Instagram grew into a $1 billion business bought by Facebook Inc, and Snapchat has gone from a mobile messaging app to a company valued at $19 billion.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- A federal judge in California on Tuesday invalidated four Hewlett-Packard Co patents for being too abstract, marking a setback in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against competitor ServiceNow Inc. Hewlett-Packard last year accused its competitor, a Santa Clara, California- based software company, of infringing eight patents on...

  • UPDATE 2-Bain to buy Blue Coat for about $2.4 billion Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    March 10- Bain Capital LLC will acquire Blue Coat Systems Inc from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal that the network security company said on Tuesday would value it at about $2.4 billion, including debt. The deal comes amid strong demand for cybersecurity technology following a spate of high-profile breaches that have crippled businesses...