Proofpoint CEO: Cloud-Based Security Software Is Meeting Threats To Major Enterprises

Proofpoint Inc. (Nasdaq: PFPT), the security software developer that conducted an April IPO, is confident it can beat bigger rivals like Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) in the market because it uses the cloud, offers lower cost of ownership and is spending cash to devise new products. So far, none of its accounts has been successfully cyberattacked, said CEO Gary Steele.
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Technology?s Cash Piles: Top U.S. Leaders Stash Nears $400B

Don?t say technology companies aren?t enormously profitable. An IBTimes review of the cash and investment holdings of 11 of the top technology leaders shows they are sitting atop nearly $375 billion in cash and investments ? or about 24 percent more since the last survey nine months ago.
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Technology Focus: Why Apple And Samsung Should Settle Now

After three weeks of testimony, the case of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) vs. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Seoul: 005930) is over. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh could instruct the nine-member civil jury in San Jose, Calif., as early as Tuesday The parties should settle first.
John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, speaks during a news conference at at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Cisco’s 4Q Results: Major Tech Bellwether For HP, Oracle

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), the No. 1 provider of Internet gear, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results Wednesday that are expected to be much better than last year’s when CEO John Chambers said the company was overmanned and was in the midst of layoffs and retrenchment.
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Oracle Buying Xsigo Systems, Price Not Disclosed

Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) said Monday it will buy Xsigo Systems, a network virtualization technology company, to expand its presence in the cloud computing business. The value of the deal was not disclosed.
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO)

Technology Focus: Hedging Bets In High Tech For Yahoo, AOL, HP

Internet users and investors were heartened last week when Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO), elected Marissa Mayer, 37, as its third CEO in less than a year. A hedge fund gets part of the credit but not all hedge funds score as well in the tech sector: how about Eastman Kodak (Pink: EKDKQ)?


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