Microsoft Gets Backing From Samsung, HTC To Battle Apple In Smartphone Wars
June 21 2012 12:09 PM EDT
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, has won major support from smartphone makers led by Samsung Electronics (Seoul: 005930) to battle Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company.
LANDesk Buys Wavelink For Mobile Enterprise Push
June 20 2012 8:59 AM EDT
LANDesk Software, the venerable desktop management software developer, said it had acquired private Wavelink to extend its reach into mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets.
Oracle?s Shift To Cloud, Rivaling Salesforce.com, Gains Traction
June 19 2012 3:00 PM EDT
Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), the No. 1 database developer, reported full-year revenue rose 4 percent to $37.2 billion -- with revenue from the Cloud, or Internet-based computing, reaching a record $1 billion.
IPO Ice Breaking? Tech Companies Test Waters As Bankers Estimate Average Deal Around $221 Million
June 19 2012 12:22 PM EDT
A month after the $16 billion mammoth but botched initial public offering of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, the ice may be breaking for technology companies.
Facebook To Pay $10 Million To End Calif. Lawsuit
June 18 2012 9:58 AM EDT
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, said it would pay $10 million to charity to settle a California lawsuit in which five members claimed it has violated their privacy rights.
Interim Yahoo Boss Makes Google Exec Revenue Officer
June 18 2012 9:13 AM EDT
Interim Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) CEO Ross Levinsohn appointed Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) advertising executive Michael Barrett as chief revenue officer, a new position.
Microsoft?s Mooted Bid For Yammer Could Benefit Rivals Jive, LinkedIn
June 15 2012 8:27 AM EDT
A month after the disastrous initial public offering of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, investment bankers speculate social network site Yammer could be on the block.
'Fiscal Cliff' Fears Weigh Heavy On Advertising Growth: Report
June 14 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Fear of an impending fiscal cliff and uncertainty about November's presidential elections has led to a 0.8 percent projected dampening of marketing spending in 2012, according to a Thursday report from Pivotal Research Group.
AOL Management Defeats Starboard Value Board Challenge
June 14 2012 10:26 AM EDT
AOL (NYSE: AOL), the No. 7 website, said management had re-elected all its candidates to the board of directors, defeating three challengers nominated by Starboard Value Management, a hedge fund that owns 5.3 percent of the company.
Amazon Cuts Cloud Costs For Web Services Clients
June 14 2012 9:03 AM EDT
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer, said it would trim costs for its Cloud computing unit known as Amazon Web Services, which operates in 190 countries and serves clients like Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX).
Trimble, TomTom, Garmin - New Targets In Smartphone Mapping Frenzy?
June 14 2012 6:25 AM EDT
Dutch navigation software specialist TomTom (Pink: TMOAF) got a major boost this week as Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, said it would collaborate with it on new software for the iPhone 4S family.
Openet, Irish Transaction Software Vendor, Pulls In Another $21 Million
June 13 2012 2:25 PM EDT
Openet, one of Ireland?s flourishing software developers, said it raised an additional $21 million from investors in Japan, Europe and the U.S., bringing the cumulative total raised in 13 years to $55 million.
Democratic? Republican? Yahoo, Microsoft Know, And They Make Money From The Candidates
June 13 2012 6:28 AM EDT
Those e-mails weren?t accidents, nor were the accompanying solicitations for funds and support, a new report by ProPublica found. The process is growing and there?s little place to hide.
WWDC?s Big Miss - Where?s Apple TV?
June 12 2012 1:18 PM EDT
Now that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, has opened its Worldwide Developers Conference with the usual product splash, what happened to Apple TV?
TomTom Gets Boost From New Apple Tie
June 12 2012 9:57 AM EDT
TomTom (Pink:TMOAF), the Dutch navigation software specialist, is already benefiting from its new tie to Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, which hired it to provide data for the iPhone.
Can Starboard Value's Effort Put AOL Online Again?
June 12 2012 6:09 AM EDT
Thursday will see a showdown over the near-term future of AOL (NYSE: AOL), the No. 7 website, which in its heyday was American Online, the biggest email provider, as well as a company big enough to swallow Time Warner.
Technology Focus: Just How Will ?Big Data? Tap The Cloud?
June 10 2012 10:21 AM EDT
By making the Internet universal and ubiquitous, though, technology also eroded corporate control. No longer will International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) or Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) completely control everything in their networks, despite their networks of worldwide data centers.
Apple?s Worldwide Developers Conference: New Product Highlights
June 08 2012 2:16 PM EDT
Thousands of software and application engineers have already sold out next week?s developers conference mounted by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company. Here are four key highlights.
Facebook Shares Rise On Early ComScore Data
June 08 2012 8:57 AM EDT
Shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, rose sharply Friday trading after a preliminary report by comScore (Nasdaq: SCOR) that its advertisements are effective.
Apple Extends Pre-paid iPhone Push Adding Virgin Mobile
June 07 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, extended its push into the pre-paid mobile market by adding Virgin Mobile USA, which will sell the device for between $30 and $50 a month.