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Microsoft hit with patent suit over update tech

The software maker is being sued by BackWeb Technologies, which says Microsoft's automatic updating mechanism infringes on its technology.

By March 25, 2009


Tech millionaire Jerusalem's next mayor?

Nir Barkat, who made a fortune as an investor in the high technology field, is said to enjoy a commanding lead, according to Israeli exit polls.

By November 11, 2008


Lessons from a Web 1.0 archeological dig

Think the tech set is getting carried away? Our writer found a BroadVision lint brush, a RedHerring smart card, a BackWeb first-aid kit and some dot-com boom perspective while cleaning the garage.

By April 28, 2008


IBM, BackWeb ink software deal

IBM has licensed BackWeb Technologies' commercial "push" software for use in its WebSphere middleware application, a layer of software that supports commercial Web applications. Through the push technology, designed to send information directly to people's desktops over the Internet, BackWeb will deliver personalized information from Web applications to WebSphere users via their desktop PCs, personal digital assistants, fax machines or cell phones. BackWeb climbed in trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on news of the IBM deal, but its shares are still at roughly a tenth of its 52-week high of $27.37.

By May 8, 2001


BackWeb sees weak quarter ahead

January 18, 2001


BackWeb foresees a weak fourth quarter

The slowdown in information technology spending claims another victim, as the push software provider says it will miss fourth-quarter estimates.

January 5, 2001


Short Take: BackWeb beats estimates

BackWeb has beat Wall Street estimates with a loss of $500,000, or a penny per share, excluding unusual charges, for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Analysts had expected a loss of 2 cents per share, according to First Call/Thomson Financial. BackWeb, which sells remote management software for corporate applications, said revenues of $11.7 million had increased 89 percent over last year's third quarter.

By October 25, 2000


Push-software maker BackWeb foresees quarterly loss

The company says it expects to report a third-quarter loss of approximately 1 cent to 2 cents per share before charges.

October 6, 2000


Going private in a troubled market

With investors treating many tech stocks like financial lepers, who would blame a CEO for wanting to hide out by taking a company private?

By August 30, 2002


Short Take: BackWeb boosts revenues for quarter

BackWeb has reported a net loss for the second quarter of $1.1 million, or 3 cents per share, excluding unusual charges. The Internet software maker lost $2.4 million, or 9 cents per share, in the second quarter of 1999. Analysts had expected it to repeat the loss of 9 cents per share this year, according to First Call/Thomson Financial. Revenues were up 109 percent to $10.6 million, compared with $5.1 million in last year's second quarter.

By July 28, 2000