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After starting as a hobby among computer geeks, Bitcoin is going mainstream.

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After starting as a hobby among computer geeks, Bitcoin is going mainstream.

Explaining Bitcoin Without Buzzwords

Techies are trumpeting a so-called virtual currency called Bitcoin that they say could revolutionize global trade. Financial wonks are shouting from various corners of Wall Street about the regulatory pitfalls and the volatility, highlighted by a tumble in valuation that...

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Fingerprint-authentication sensors are expected to show up in mobile phones this year.

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Fingerprint-authentication sensors are expected to show up in mobile phones this year.

Mobile Phones With Fingerprint ID Coming This Year

Mobile phones will soon know your touch. Fingerprint Cards, a Swedish biometric-security company, said a Japanese electronics maker plans to introduce mobile phones with fingerprint sensors in the third quarter of this year. The technology, which identifies a person’s unique fingerprint...

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt is taking the helm of FireEye, which may go public next year.

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt is taking the helm of FireEye, which may go public next year.

Former McAfee Chief DeWalt Named FireEye CEO, Aims for 2013 IPO

Dave DeWalt, the former chief executive officer of antivirus software maker McAfee, has taken the top job at security startup FireEye and plans an initial public offering in the first half of next year. DeWalt, 48, left McAfee in July 2011 after Intel...

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Last year's transaction activity was driven by big deals, including HP's $10.3 billion acquisition of Autonomy.

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Last year's transaction activity was driven by big deals, including HP's $10.3 billion acquisition of Autonomy.

Tech Deals Grow in Size and Shrink in Frequency, Study Says

Broad shifts in the technology landscape and the large cash positions of some of its biggest players drove an increase in the amount spent on acquisitions last year, PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a study released today. Technology companies spent $125 billion...

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Mykonos specializes in "intrusion deception" technology that can help companies identify online attackers.

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Mykonos specializes in "intrusion deception" technology that can help companies identify online attackers.

What ‘Intrusion Deception’ Is And Why Juniper Paid $80 Million for It

By 2009, David Koretz had founded five technology companies from the time he was 14. Security snags he encountered at the fifth — an e-mail hosting company called BlueTie Inc. — prompted him to start No. 6, Mykonos Software Inc....

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George Kurtz left McAfee last year to help start a new security company called CrowdStrike.

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George Kurtz left McAfee last year to help start a new security company called CrowdStrike.

Ex-McAfee Execs to Tackle Hackers Differently, But Is It the Answer?

When security technology fails, you don’t want to be the guy walking in the door selling more of it. George Kurtz, former chief technology officer of McAfee, was often in that position as he logged hundreds of thousands of miles...

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