IBM tops as tech titans scramble for US patents
The number of US patents issued last year hit a record high, with IBM leading ranks of technology titans scrambling for ownership of intellectual property, says a report released Thursday.
Europe enlists Internet giants in fight against online extremism
The European Union and US Internet giants including Facebook and Twitter will work together to combat online extremism and have discussed steps to block gruesome beheading videos, officials said Thursday.
'Patent trolls' jeopardize innovation, study finds
(Phys.org) —New research co-authored by a Naveen Jindal School of Management accounting professor suggests that companies that don't manufacture goods or products but sue companies that do threaten innovation and economic ...
Venture capital firm – Quantum Wave Fund – looking to invest $100 million in quantum physics
US banks face 'credible' hacker threat, researchers say
Dozens of US banks face a "credible" threat from hackers based in Eastern Europe who are planning large-scale attacks next year, a security firm said in a report released Thursday.
Others can learn from the ways tech firms find and keep staff
Tech businesses are among the most innovative organisations because they have to be – they face a fast-changing industry of rapidly advancing technology, evolving consumer needs, and competitors emerging ...
Research shows too much executive turnover hurts companies
While some companies think shaking up their top management team will limit complacency and improve firm performance, research by University of Kansas School of Business professors shows that's not always true.
Study finds why some firms are 'named and shamed' by activists
A new study of the anti-sweatshop campaigns of the 1990s reveals which companies are most likely to become targets of anti-corporate activists.
USSR's old domain name attracts cybercriminals
The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an 'e-vil empire' is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven ...
Gov't, Internet companies reach deal on disclosure (Update 2)
Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information ...
'Sourcing hub' could help create more efficient supply chain, research shows
Firms can manage their sourcing better by developing relationships not only with their suppliers but also with their suppliers' suppliers, according to two papers co-written by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain ...
UK police: Cyber crooks could have stolen millions
(AP)—A daring attempt to graft a rogue piece of hardware onto a computer at a London branch of Spanish bank Santander could have drained millions from its coffers, police said Friday, an indication of the potential for ...
Dell's $24.4B deal opposed by major stockholder
Dell Inc.'s decision to sell itself for $24.4 billion to a group led by its founder and CEO is being ridiculed as a rotten deal by a major shareholder who estimates the slumping personal computer maker is really worth more ...
Microsoft strikes agreement with ValueAct Capital
Microsoft says it will begin holding regular meetings with San Francisco investment firm ValueAct Capital and potentially give the investor a seat on its board.