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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 buying digital-media storage company

Redwood City tech giant Oracle plans to buy Front Porch Digital of Lafayette, Colorado, which helps other companies store and manage digital media, such as high-definition films and TV shows, medical images and data from security monitors. "More than 550 organizations Read More →

Apple Watch could fare well, study finds

Apple Watch may find consumers highly receptive, according to a recent study by Acquity Group, a part of Accenture Interactive. The survey asked more than 2,000 U.S. consumers their attitudes about a range of smart devices being developed for the Read More →

Google health-company CEO cuts ties with Roche

Following Wednesday's announcement that Google spin-off Calico and drug firm AbbVie will spend up to $1.5 billion on age-related treatments, Calico CEO Art Levinson is stepping down from another drug firm's board to avoid a conflict of interest. Levinson Read More →

JPMorgan security breach may not be serious, industry group says

You know those recent reports about a major cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and possibly other banks? Well, don't start withdrawing your cash and stuffing it under your mattress just yet. The Financial Services Information and Analysis Center - a bank Read More →

Web filled with malicious “one-day wonders,” report finds

The Internet is awash with websites and related parts called sub-domains that are chockablock with nasty malware, a new study has discovered. The report by Sunnyvale security firm Blue Coat Systems said these so-called one-day web wonders help crooks set Read More →

Smartphone mania may have foul consequence

Smartphone users yakking constantly into their devices may not be their only social offense, a new study has found. Among millennials - those 18 to 24 - 90 percent regard their phone as more important than deodorant, according to a Read More →

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