Software & IT services

Microsoft

Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software.

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Oracle

Oracle sales flat, lifts dividend; shares rise

Oracle Corp posted flat third-quarter revenue and slightly lower profit as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but the business software maker on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share.

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IPO

Bain-backed MYOB to file for $2.3 billion Australia IPO by end-March: sources

Bankers running the expected A$3 billion ($2.29 billion) initial public offering of Australian software firm MYOB Ltd, owned by Bain Capital, plan to file a prospectus for the sale by end-March, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Intel

Intel cuts revenue forecast as desktop demand weakens

Intel Corp (INTC.O) 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.

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Dropbox

Dropbox says Android security flaw fixed

Dropbox, the popular online file storing system, said on Tuesday it has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to capture data stored in its service on Android devices via compromised third-party apps.

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Apple Watch

Developers wrestle with making 'killer app' for Apple Watch

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.

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Microsoft booth

Microsoft warns Windows PCs also vulnerable to 'Freak' attacks

Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered "Freak" security vulnerability, which was initially believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers, Microsoft Corp warned.

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Jack Ma

Alibaba opens first U.S. cloud center, enters hotly contested market

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition.

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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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