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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 2:39 P.M.

    HP Enterprise spins off software businesses in $8.8B deal

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will spin off software units in an $8.8 billion deal that it says will help it focus on faster-growing businesses.


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 9:04 A.M.

    Fiat Chrysler offers hackers bounty to report cyber threats

    Fiat Chrysler is turning to weekend car tinkerers and good-guy hackers to expose software vulnerability in its cars and trucks.


  • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 7:10 A.M.

    Google wins battle over Android software

    Google’s Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet. A federal jury found Thursday that Google didn’t need permission to use a rival’s programming tools as it built Android – …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 11:48 A.M.

    Ford to invest $182M in software development company

    Ford says it is investing $182 million in a San Francisco software development company called Pivotal.


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 2:04 P.M.

    Microsoft reaffirms software as key to Internet-connected life

    Microsoft’s internal news staff published a 6,500-word treatise on Monday arguing that software services are becoming more important to people’s lives than the physical gadgets they’re accessed from.


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2015, 8:43 P.M.

    Community Colleges of Spokane caught in computer system snarl

    Community Colleges of Spokane is a guinea pig for a new $100 million computer program system the state is putting into all its community colleges. But the new system had …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014, 10:50 A.M.

    New, larger iPhones unveiled

    CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s larger iPhones won’t just have bigger screens. They’ll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. The iPhone 6 will have …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014

    Idaho relaxes software taxes

    BOISE – Multimillion-dollar software installations by corporations will be tax-free in Idaho on July 1, while downloads of e-books or entertainment software will still be taxed under a new law …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    Changes in law aim to protect kids’ online data

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to prevent companies from exploiting online information about children under 13, the Obama administration on Wednesday imposed sweeping changes in regulations designed to protect a young …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:59 A.M.

    Government issues new online child privacy rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New online child privacy rules will keep anonymous advertisers and marketers from siphoning personal information about preteens but won’t restrain innovation among technology companies and businesses that …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 1:13 P.M.

    Software industry braces for new phone apps rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A cellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, “Stack the States,” gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinson, considered making the 99-cent app better by …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:12 A.M.

    Developers worried about new rules for phone apps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A cellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, “Stack the States,” gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinson, considered making the 99-cent app better by …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 3:47 P.M.

    Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    Senate legislation targets cyberstalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For around $50, a jealous wife or husband can download software that can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse better than any private detective. It’s frighteningly …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 10:48 P.M.

    Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone. The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 6:30 P.M.

    Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

    MIAMI (AP) — Anti-virus software founder John McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 5:54 P.M.

    10 arrested in international cybercrime ring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 3:44 P.M.

    Arlington Cemetery debuts new interactive map

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Cemetery officials built …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 3:39 P.M.

    Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 2:54 P.M.

    US warning reflects fears of Iranian cyberattack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s pointed warning that the U.S. will strike back against a cyberattack underscores the Obama administration’s growing concern that Iran could be the first …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 10:08 A.M.

    Microsoft finds malware on new computers in China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011, 7:21 P.M.

    Concerns raised over stealthy cellphone software

    Technology bloggers are asking if our cellphones are spying on us after a security researcher said a piece of software hidden on millions of phones was recording virtually everything people …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

    IT piracy bills draw criticism

    OLYMPIA – Bills aimed at fighting the theft of information technology around the globe were criticized Monday by retailers and some high-tech companies as legislative committees tried to reconcile different …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 6, 1996

    Saboteurs Create Windows 95 Virus

    Software saboteurs have created the first computer virus specifically targeted at Microsoft’s Windows 95 program, British researchers say. The virus can corrupt programs so that they no longer function, and …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1995

    Windows 95 Feature Draws Close Scrutiny

    Microsoft Corp. will put a function in its Windows 95 software that allows users to register their Windows ownership by phone instead of mail. But the feature has come under …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 1995

    Microsoft Rivals Gain New Hope Judge’s Ruling Raises Spirits, But Final Impact Is Uncertain

    A federal judge’s rejection of the government’s proposed antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corp. has given smaller rivals hope they can compete more effectively against the computer-software behemoth. But it’s premature …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1995

    Dell Forges Pact With Microsoft

    Dell Computer Corp. said Wednesday it will work with Microsoft Corp. this year to market the latter company’s Windows95 operating system. Dell said the market development agreement with Microsoft, with …


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