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  • Apple vs. Google: Mapping apps Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Apple vs. Google: Mapping apps

    Could Google Maps be meeting its match with Apple Maps? Apple could be adding transit directions to its mapping app, making it a stronger challenger to the dominant player.

  • May 19- Autodesk Inc, which makes computer-aided design software, forecast lower-than-expected profit and revenue for the second quarter, citing a stronger dollar. Autodesk, which gets nearly two-thirds of its revenue from outside the Americas, projected currency rate fluctuations to hit revenue growth by 5 percentage points for the year ending Jan. 31.

  • Evernote wants to be a '100-year start-up' Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Evernote wants to be a '100-year start-up'

    Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, talks about how his company is trying to stay competitive in the digital age, and discusses productivity in the workplace.

  • App scores last minute sports tickets Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    App scores last minute sports tickets

    Brad Griffith, Gametime CEO, and Jeff Mallett, former Yahoo COO, talk about a new ticketing app that allows consumers to buy last-minute seats to sporting events.

  • 2 companies set to profit from this $156B market Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Cyber security hacking

    As cybercrime soars, companies are in a war for IT talent to combat hackers. These two start-ups think they have the solution.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 20 GitHub Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO, GitHub

    Built around a piece of software named Git, meaning a "foolish person," this version-control system has over 9 million users.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 21 Synack Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Synack founders Mark Kuhr (left) and Jay Kaplan

    The brainchild of former National Security Agency agents, this company combines the best of human knowledge and tech to fight hackers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 14 SurveyMonkey Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    The employees of SurveyMonkey

    The cost of expensive surveys has plummeted with this tool that helps companies of all sizes gain insights about their customers.

  • Toptal, filling the skills gap Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Toptal, filling the skills gap

    Taso Du Val, Toptal co-founder & CEO, discusses how his company connects businesses to the best software developers in the world, and shares his plans to expand to other areas of the jobs market.

  • April 7- Enterprise software provider Informatica Corp said it would be taken private by an consortium comprising Permira Advisers Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $5.3 billion. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash, the company said. Informatica's shares rose 4 percent to $45.83 on the Nasdaq on Monday after...

  • March 24- Lexmark International Inc, known for its printers, said it would buy Kofax Ltd for about $1 billion to double the size of its enterprise software business. Lexmark's $11 per share cash offer represents a 46.7 percent premium to Kofax stock's Tuesday close of $7.50 on the Nasdaq. Goldman Sachs and Co is the financial adviser to Lexmark for the Kofax deal.

  • Lexmark to buy Kofax in deal valued at about $1 bln Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    March 24- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it would buy customer management software maker Kofax Ltd for an enterprise value of about $1 billion. The $11 per share cash offer represents a premium of 46.7 percent to Kofax's Tuesday close of $7.50. Lexmark said the deal will double the size of its enterprise software business.

  • Feb 26- Autodesk Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the company's switch to a subscription-based model for its computer-aided design software paid off. Autodesk said earlier this month that its desktop software products will be available only by subscription from next February. Autodesk forecast current-quarter adjusted profit...

  • Software maker Splunk's revenue jumps 47.5 pct Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    Feb 26- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 47.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. The company's net loss widened to $57 million, or 47 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, from $32.6 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Splunk, whose software indexes and manages data from computers, servers and...

  • Pebble gears up for battle with Apple Watch Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Pebble Smartwatch

    Pebble, the Palo Alto-based startup that makes smartwatches, is the latest wearable-maker to announce a new product with a giant elephant in the room. Re/code reports.

  • Angry Birds maker to tailor games in Chinese market Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:56 PM ET

    Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country.

  • Outlook app boosts Microsoft in mobile: Mossberg Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Microsoft Outlook app for iOS

    Strong apps like its recently released Outlook will help Microsoft carve a stronger position in mobile, Re/code's Walt Mossberg said.

  • Saba Software to be taken private by Vector Capital Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:23 PM ET

    Feb 10- Enterprise software provider Saba Software Inc, whose chief executive and other executives recently settled charges of accounting fraud, said private equity firm Vector Capital would take it private for about $268 million in cash. The Securities and Exchange Commission said earlier on Tuesday that two former Saba chief financial officers agreed to...

  • New crowdfunding index that lists tech disruptors Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Technology microchip

    CNBC Crowdfinance Tech Index lists the largest capital commitments raised by 25 private U.S. tech companies on Crowdnetic’s data platform.

  • Mon dieu! Glitch hits French Canadian Android users Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Journalists check out Google's newest tablet Nexus 9 during a media preview in New York on October 29, 2014.

    Some French-speaking Android users have reported system-breaking bugs connected with the Canadian French language option.