Oracle Acquires Ravello Systems for $500 million

It was confirmed on Monday that Israeli company Ravello was acquired by Oracle for $500 million. Ravello joins Oracle's cloud business with high hopes to take on giant tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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Silver Lake invest $500 million in Symantec

Private equity firm Silver Lake will invest $500 million in cyber security company, Symantec. The money from the investment will be used by the company to buy back shares and issue a $4 dividend to shareholders.

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Computer spying malware uncovered with 'stealth' features: Symantec

An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday.

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Tech firms HP, EMC call off merger talks

Hewlett-Packard Co has ended merger talks with EMC Corp and may announce this development as soon as Wednesday, deciding to walk away after months of fruitless negotiations, people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

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Symantec terminates CEO Steve Bennett

Symantec, the antivirus software maker, has axed Chief Executive Officer Steve Bennett as senior managers left the firm now grappling with falling revenues in the hot cyber security market, the Financial Times reported.

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Cisco report says 14pct increase seen in cyber attacks in 2013

Cyber attacks increased 14% last year as hackers look to firms in the pharmaceuticals, mining and electronics industries which are rich repositories of intellectual property, the Financial Times reported.

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US mobile firm Mocana gets $15M to secure the Internet of Things

San Francisco-based mobile security company Mocana has received $15 million from a funding round led by GE Ventures, to build out the company’s products that prevent hacking of Wi-Fi-enabled objects.

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Intellectual Ventures insists on high royalties for patent licenses from Symantec, Trend Micro

Intellectual Ventures (IV) wanted to collect a combined USD310 million in patent licensing fees from security firms Symantec and Trend Micro.

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