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Steve Johnson covers the microchip industry, cyber security and the big-technology sector that includes Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Cisco Systems.

Oracle’s stock price jumps on earnings report

Shares of Redwood City-based Oracle - which closed at $41.16 on Wednesday - were up more than 8 percent in early trading Thursday, following the company's announcement yesterday that its second fiscal-quarter sales rose 3 percent from a year ago, Read More →

New form of ransomware triggers alarms

Security experts are warning of a new and particularly nasty variation of ransomware, a form of computer infection that locks people out of their computers or files unless they pay the culprits money. In a blog earlier this month, Sophos called Read More →

Stanford to study social impact of artificial intelligence

With our panoply of smart machines increasingly making decisions for us, Stanford University on Tuesday announced it is launching a century-long study to examine the societal implications of artificial intelligence. The study will look into everything from the impact artificial intelligence Read More →

Oracle’s shares get a boost from analyst’s report

Shares of Redwood City tech giant Oracle were up more than 2 percent Monday in anticipation of the company's quarterly financial report on Wednesday. The market's rosy view of Oracle appears to have been largely influenced by a Morgan Stanley analyst, Read More →

Adobe’s shares jump on earnings report

Shares of San Jose-based Abode Systems shot up 9 percent in early trading Friday after the software company posted better than expected financial results for its fourth quarter. Abode reported sales of $1.07 billion for the quarter, up from $1.04 billion Read More →

Linkedin unveils homepage changes

The professional networking site Linkedin on Thursday announced a revamp of its homepage that the company said was intended to make it easier for its members to use and to connect with others. "At the very top of the homepage, your Read More →

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