Software & IT services

Apple

Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google Inc (GOOGL.O) said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.

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IBM

IBM targets $40 billion in cloud, other growth areas by 2018

International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N), which ruled computing in the age of the mainframe, is targeting $40 billion in annual revenue from the cloud, big data, security and other growth areas by 2018.

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Google Android

Google expands push into workplace with Android for Work effort

Google Inc launched an initiative on Wednesday to make smartphones running its Android software more appealing to corporations, a move that could help extend the Internet company's reach into workplaces.

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Samsung Electronics Co.

Amid mobile slump, Samsung needs more outside customers for its chips and panels

As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group's components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices.

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Intel

Chipmaker Intel promotes senior executives, duties unchanged

Chipmaker Intel Corp said on Friday it promoted five top executives to senior vice president and that their duties would remain largely the same.

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Hacker

Hackers steal tens of millions of records from health insurer Anthem -WSJ

Health insurer Anthem Inc said hackers broke into a database containing personal information on about 80 million of its customers and employees, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.

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Microsoft's HoloLens

Microsoft springs hologram surprise, but long way to reality

Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life.

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IBM

IBM profit forecast, fourth-quarter revenue below estimates

International Business Machines Corp posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts' estimates, as the one-time world technology leader continues to grapple with its journey from low-margin hardware maker to the new world of cloud computing.Shares of IBM, which is still the world's largest technology services company, but no longer regarded as a leader in innovation, fell 1.6 percent to $154.48 in extended trading.

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Intel

Intel forecasts disappointing revenue; shares fall

Chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) forecast current-quarter revenue and gross margins that disappointed investors, sending its shares down more than 2 percent in extended trading.

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Microsoft, Google tangle over Windows security patch

Microsoft Corp has complained publicly about tech rival Google Inc revealing a security flaw in its Windows 8.1 system just days before Microsoft was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem, potentially exposing users to hacking.

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Sandisk

SanDisk estimates lower fourth quarter revenue, shares fall

SanDisk Corp (SNDK.O) estimated fourth-quarter revenue below its forecast, citing lower revenue primarily due to weaker-than-expected sales of its retail products and NAND storage chips.

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Chipmaker

Chip maker Silicon Image explores sale - sources

Semiconductor company Silicon Image Inc, whose technology helps streams video between consumer electronic devices, is exploring strategic alternatives, including selling itself, according to people familiar with the matter.

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vacation

Tripadvisor acquires leading Dutch restaurant rating site

Tripadvisor (TRIP.O) has agreed to acquire top Dutch online restaurant review and booking sites Iens, the companies said on Thursday, giving the travel website a leading position in the Netherlands.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon not pursuing AOL takeover: CEO

Verizon Communications Inc Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the company is not planning any major acquisitions, following a report that Verizon had approached AOL Inc for a potential deal.

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