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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Zenefits, a startup that has faced hefty regulatory penalties on its insurance brokerage, said on Thursday that it will exit that business and instead provide software to brokers. In a change of course, San Francisco- based Zenefits said it will no longer aim to displace traditional brokers with technology, but rather will provide software...

  • "Our old fans used to play Japanese games, and those people are excited those games are coming back and they recognize them as Japanese-style games," game creator Koji Igarashi told The Associated Press at the show in Makuhari Messe hall in Chiba, a Tokyo suburb. After the dust settled, some of the games that stood the test of time turned out to be Japanese, such as "...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The deal underscores how serious Google is becoming about designing its own family of devices to compete against Apple and Amazon in a high-stakes battle to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. The deal announced Thursday underscores how serious Google is becoming about designing its own family of devices to compete against Apple and Amazon in a...

  • General Mills Inc., down $3.21 to $52.17. Western Digital Corp., down $3.55 to $86.37. Western Digital's partner Toshiba said it approved a deal to sell its chip business to Bain Capital.

  • **Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel agreed on Wednesday to merge their European steel operations, creating the continent's No.2 steelmaker with revenues of 15 billion euros. **Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the...

  • **Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel agreed on Wednesday to merge their European steel operations, creating the continent's No.2 steelmaker with revenues of 15 billion euros. **Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the...

  • Glen De Vos, Delphi's chief technology officer, said BlackBerry QNX would provide an operating system that was already certified to high levels of safety for Delphi's CSLP system, which uses software developed by Delphi's Ottomatika unit. De Vos said Delphi expects to begin testing its automated driving systems in pilot projects with ride-service fleets by...

  • Revenue from Adobe's digital media unit, which includes Creative Cloud, rose 28.3 percent to $1.27 billion, beating estimates of $1.25 billion, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet. The software maker said it expected an adjusted profit of $1.15 per share and revenue of $1.95 billion for the fourth quarter. Analysts were expecting earnings...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Adobe Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $419.6 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1 per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.81 billion.

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif.— Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won't need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday. The iOS 11 update brings a variety of enhancements, including a new voice and functionality for the Siri virtual assistant and a new photo format to reduce...

  • Fortinet Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

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  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 19- The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends. App Annie said it was now able to offer real-time statistics on mobile application usage in...

  • The vote is the latest in a series of setbacks in the United States for Kaspersky Lab, a 20- year-old anti-virus company that reaches 400 million customers globally and has vigorously denied that it conducts espionage on behalf of the Russian government. The vote, which was included as an amendment to an annual defense policy spending bill approved on Monday by...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Hackers broke into British company Piriform Ltd's free software that optimizes computer performance last month, potentially allowing them to control the devices of millions of users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. This came after security researchers at Cisco Systems Inc and Morphisec Ltd alerted...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. CCleaner is the main product made by London's Piriform, which was bought in July by Prague-...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month and installed tools that could have allowed them to take control of tens of millions of devices, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. CCleaner is the main product made by London's Piriform, which was bought in...

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets:. Stocks are closing at more record highs on Wall Street as technology and industrial companies and banks post gains. U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading on Wall Street, led by more gains for technology and industrial companies.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 15- BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company's board member responsible for sales told Reuters. The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle, has made old fashioned keys less relevant. "Honestly, how many people really need it,"...