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HP bought Autonomy 'out of frustration and desperation' despite red flags

Software firm calculates time/money burned by Google Pac-Man homepage

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Software firm calculates time/money burned by Google Pac-Man homepage
Digia to pay Nokia €4 million for Qt as framework heads towards cross-platform future

Apple sued for allegedly infringing Chinese Siri-like patent

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A Chinese software firm hit Apple with a patent infringement suit for allegedly violating its 2006 voice-recognizing assistant patent when the Cupertino-based company integrated Siri technology into the iPhone 4S....
Apple sued for allegedly infringing Chinese Siri-like patent

Apax Partners buys stake in security company Sophos for $400M

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Private equity firm Apax Partners is buying a 70 percent stake in security firm Sophos for more than $400 million plus debt assumption. The deal values Sophos at $830 million. Boston-based Sophos is No. 3 in the security and data protection suite software business, behind only Symantec and McAfee....
Apax Partners buys stake in security company Sophos for $400M

Dell To Acquire Make Technology, Its Third Deal In As Many Days

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Dell announced its third acquisition in as many days, saying it will acquire Make Technologies , a software firm. Financial terms aren’t being disclosed. The deal is Dell’s fifth acquisition this year. Earlier this week it acquired Wyse Technology followed the next day a deal to buy Clerity Solutions....
Dell To Acquire Make Technology, Its Third Deal In As Many Days

Photo-Editing Software Firm Aviary Names New CEO

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Aviary — the outfit which provides photo-editing software development kits to companies like Twitter, Yahoo and other smaller developers — named Tobias Peggs its new CEO on Monday. Peggs was recently a product manager at WalMart and before that the CEO of OneRiot, and will take over the position from...
Photo-Editing Software Firm Aviary Names New CEO

Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards In HP Flap

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Mike Lynch says Hewlett-Packard has a problem with math. The founder and former CEO of the British software firm Autonomy, says at least some of the $5 billion written off by Hewlett-Packard earlier this week can be attributed to differences international accounting standards. In an interview with Reuters, Lynch, who...
Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards In HP Flap

Study: Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” Ads Catching On Among Users, Advertisers

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In the last 12 months, the percentage of Facebook ad budgets allocated toward social ads — such as Sponsored Stories — has increased from 5% to 23%, according to analysis of user data by campaign management software firm Marin Software. By the end of the year, Marin predicts, social ads......
Study: Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” Ads Catching On Among Users, Advertisers

What Do The America's Cup, Blue Angels, and Job Seekers Have In Common?

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The America’s Cup Races are in town, the Blue Angels are roaring overhead, and more than 1 million visitors are converging on San Francisco Bay over the course of the weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity for any company with a boat to hit the water for a little show and...
What Do The America's Cup, Blue Angels, and Job Seekers Have In Common?

Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa

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It wasn’t so long ago that Hewlett-Packard looked like a hardware company fundamentally transforming itself into a software company. Until former CEO Léo Apotheker was fired by the company’s board of directors and replaced with current CEO Meg Whitman, the official line at HP was that the way out of...
Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa

Should HP Break Up or Stay Together?

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Neil Sedaka or Jack Johnson? Honestly this is all beginning to sound a little too much like a bad mix from a light FM radio station. But here it is: Should Hewlett-Packard be broken up into parts or should it stay together? It’s an old question, dating back more...
Should HP Break Up or Stay Together?

Dell buys software firm Gale Technologies, forms new 'Enterprise Systems & Solutions' unit

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Dell today announced that it has purchased Gale Technologies, a Santa Clara, CA-based provider of infrastructure automation software that allows organizations to streamline the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Gale was founded in 2008 and was backed by Crescendo Ventures. Dell...
Dell buys software firm Gale Technologies, forms new 'Enterprise Systems & Solutions' unit

Adobe Creative Cloud just got more appealing with the addition of Lightroom

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Adobe has beefed up its Creative Cloud initiative by introducing support for its Lightroom service. The software firm launched the latest version of Lightroom (4) in March — bringing a welcomed 50 percent price slash — but it can be yours for the total sum of nothing, if you’re already...
Adobe Creative Cloud just got more appealing with the addition of Lightroom

Oracle buys cloud-based marketing software firm Eloqua for $871 million

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Multinational computer technology firm Oracle today announced that it has agreed to acquire Eloqua, a company that provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software, coughing up close to $871 million or $23.50 per share. We’re updating this post with more information, hang tight....
Oracle buys cloud-based marketing software firm Eloqua for $871 million

VIDEO: Software pioneer denies Belize murder

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The founder of the anti-virus software firm McAfee has denied murdering one of his neighbours in Belize....
VIDEO: Software pioneer denies Belize murder

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AOL, AAPL, GOOG, IBM, YHOO, EBAY)

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Good morning! News:  Why did a top executive quit AppNexus, and why are others looking to leave? AOL has re-launched its Webmail product, calling it Alto. Facebook stock went up yesterday, thanks to a positive report about its mobile ad business. Reports say IBM will buy Israeli software firm Red...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AOL, AAPL, GOOG, IBM, YHOO, EBAY)

Virtualization software firm PDH Virtual raises $4 million from Citrix and others

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PHD Virtual, a virtualization management software company that specializes in the backup of VMware and Citrix, and monitoring solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has raised $4 million (PDF). Half of the capital was raised in an equity funding round led by PHD Virtual business and technology partner Citrix...
Virtualization software firm PDH Virtual raises $4 million from Citrix and others

Read the Letter Launching the Campaign to Unseat Three HP Directors

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You’ve probably read today about the campaign launched by a group of pension fund managers who own a big block of shares in Hewlett-Packard to shake up that company’s board of directors. And if you haven’t here’s a rundown: A collection of pension funds led by the investment arm of...
Read the Letter Launching the Campaign to Unseat Three HP Directors

Investor Sues HP Over Loss Of Earnings Following Autonomy Acquisition

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Investors in Hewlett-Packard have filed a lawsuit against the firm, claiming that its acquisition of British software firm Autonomy has lost them money. The complaint, which names Meg Whitman, Leo Apotheker and CFO Catherine Lesjak as defendents, was filed yesterday in Federal court in San Francisco, alleging that the firm...
Investor Sues HP Over Loss Of Earnings Following Autonomy Acquisition

What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

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Today’s bombshell from Hewlett-Packard concerning an $8.8 billion write-down related to Autonomy, the British Software firm it acquired in 2011 for $11.7 billion in combined cash and assumed debt is a little hard to understand. Here’s how it breaks down: First HP’s total $8.8 billion write-down isn’t all Autonomy related....
What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

Are Facebook ads really that bad?

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Facebook is getting ready for what may be history’s largest initial public offering for a tech company on Friday. But is it really a good business? Maybe not, say an increasing number of critics, who point to how Facebook ads don’t work as well as marketers might hope. As a...
Are Facebook ads really that bad?

Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced a distributed denial-of-service attack late Thursday, at a time the digital currency is seeing an upward swing. The Japanese company, which is rated as the largest exchange for bitcoins, was hit by a DDoS attack that was "stronger than the average," the exchange's support...
Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

Always taking the weather with you? Here's a cool thermometer dongle for better readings

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Here’s a neat new Kickstarter project: a tiny ambient thermometer that you can plug into your smartphone or tablet. Because your mobile device doesn’t have enough sensors already. The device is called Thermodo and, appropriately, it comes from Danish software firm Robocat, which was responsible for the graphically intriguing Haze...
Always taking the weather with you? Here's a cool thermometer dongle for better readings
Apple reportedly gobbling up tiny Italian audio software firm Redmatica

Nokia completes Scalado assets acquisition, brings 50 imaging specialists and valuable IP on board

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Troubled phone maker Nokia this morning announced that it has completed its purchase of all technologies and intellectual property from imaging software firm Scalado, originally announced on June 14. The company says the acquired assets will help it bring “outstanding imaging experiences” to its Lumia line of smartphones. Nokia announced...
Nokia completes Scalado assets acquisition, brings 50 imaging specialists and valuable IP on board

HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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Executives at Hewlett-Packard are scratching their heads at a report in The Times of London saying that HP had tried to unload Autonomy — the British software firm that it acquired in 2011 only to write down its value by $5 billion — on the German software giant SAP. The...
HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

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If you've got 99 security problems, odds are Microsoft's not one—or at least it's just a minority of them. In its annual review of software vulnerabilities, security software firm Secunia found that 86 percent of vulnerabilities discovered on systems scanned by its software in the 50 most popular Windows...
Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

Troubled Nokia considers sale of its Espoo HQ in Finland to cut down on costs

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Beleaguered mobile phone maker Nokia has plans to sell its headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company’s chief financial officer and EVP, Timo Ihamuotila, revealed to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat that Nokia has been exploring the sale of company-owned real estate to make its balance sheet look better. Those plans include...
Troubled Nokia considers sale of its Espoo HQ in Finland to cut down on costs

Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm

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The seven-year-old personalised web content dashboard service Netvibes has confirmed it has been acquired by 3D and CAD software maker Dassault Systèmes. Netvibes was co-founded by French digital entrepreneur Tariq Krim in 2005 to push the notion of a start page for content feeds and widgets, and took €12...
Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm
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