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Companies find benefit in assisting small rivals

...also kept Boston Beer in touch with the latest trends in craft brewing, Koch says.Slope and CreativeWorx, both software makers, get work space, technical advice and feedback from Mi crosoft employees. The company has given the startups...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-31/companies-find-benefit-ass
Computer users face hard choice: Pay ransom or lose files

...businesses more than in the past because they're vulnerable, says Liam O'Murchu, a security executive at antivirus software maker Symantec Corp. Symantec and other companies involved in cybersecurity work with the government to try to identify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/computer-users-face-hard-c
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

...earnings Friday.Traders bid up shares in several companies that reported better-than-expected earnings, including software maker Splunk and sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sports. Splunk rose $1.99, or 3.1 percent, to $66.93. Hibbett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-21/dow-sp-500-push-further-re
Small businesses step up hiring pace as healthier economy boosts revenue

...growth in construction and consumer spending are feeding the increase, says Susan Woodward, an economist who helps software maker Intuit compile its hiring surveys.Pampering is backLiliana Aranda's business began picking up in March. Her 4-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/small-businesses-step-hiri
Business news

...FRANCISCO - Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful era marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-18/business-news
Small business unfazed by paid sick time

...the government. Some companies use technology to handle the additional work involved. Playerize, a San Francisco software maker has a program that tracks the sick time that employees accrue and use, says co-founder Lyal Avery.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-20/small-business-unfazed-pai
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...the pace of innovation has dawdled.Smartphone and software makers are working on ways to snap out of this technological...devices even easier to carry around will be important if software makers want to deepen the bond between people and their phones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/can-smartphones-snap-out-t
Car Notes

...says he has no plans to leave the company early after reports that he might be tipped to take a leading role at software maker Microsoft Corp.Ford said last year that Alan Mulally would stay with the company through at least 2014.The 68-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-09-12/car-notes
Wal-Mart challenges GameStop as it expands trade-in video game program to stores

...than buying one disc at a time from customers."Another potential challenge in the video game trade-in market is software makers' grudging acceptance of it. Publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive have been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-18/wal-mart-challenges-gamest
Microsoft reboots with sweeping reorganization

...restructuring the company to cope with a quickening pace of technological change that has left the world's largest software maker a step behind its two biggest rivals, Apple and Google.In an effort to catch up, Microsoft is dismantling an organizational...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-11/microsoft-reboots-sweeping