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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 5, 2012


Computer Industry
  • "Dell on a Quest to Branch Out From PCs: Sterne, Agee notes that up to 70% of Dell's business remained tied to PCs." Barron's 9:20 AM
  • "Windows 8 saves profiles to internet: The personal computer is about to get its biggest facelift, with software maker Microsoft about to release a radical new version of its popular operating system called Windows 8." Fairfax NZ News 10:29 AM
  • "Windows 8: Redmond, We Have a Problem" TheStreet 9:11 AM
  • "Developers face Windows 8 conundrum" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "FAQ: What you need to know about Microsoft's cheapest-ever Windows upgrade" Computerworld 10:09 AM
  • "Windows 8 test drive: How Metro won me over" ZDNet 10:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Moves from Followership to Leadership" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft has 'become the thing they despised'" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Write-Down Isn't Just Virtual: Let's not call it a multi-billion-dollar blunder. Let's just say it resulted in a 'non-cash accounting charge.'" WSJ Blogs 11:08 AM
  • "Microsoft stumbles into crucial financial year" Reuters 7:55 PM
  • "HP's see-through screen proposals secure US patent" BBC 9:37 AM
  • "Just By Itself, HP Increased Tech Industry Layoffs Tenfold This Year" Business Insider 7:59 PM
  • "IBM's New Partnership in Tanzania" Zacks 9:21 AM
  • "Intel Says $1.33 Million Fine Based On 'Utterly Hopeless' Case" Bloomberg 9:19 AM
  • "Intel to Fight $1.4B EU Antitrust Suit and 4 Dow Drivers Bouncing Back" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 3:00 PM
  • "AMD: Sterne Agee Says Hold on Weak Q3 PCs, Williams Defends" Barron's 11:05 AM
  • "Cisco Changes Privacy Policy in Cloud Connect Service" eWeek 9:59 AM
  • "Cisco Backpedals from Creepy Privacy Position on Linksys Upgrade" AllThingsD 9:20 AM
  • "Cisco Hit With Backlash Over Home Router 'Cloud' Service" Wired Magazine 6:54 PM
  • "Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front: Elite School Run by Air Force Trains Officers to Hunt Down Hackers and Launch Electronic Attacks" [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 PM
  • "IT offshoring: Romney vs. Obama/A look at what will each candidate could do about IT offshore outsourcing" Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "New technologies spread arrival of robots into our lives" USA Today 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's Grip on Metal Chassis Supplies Leaves Ultrabook Makers Scrambling" Wired 10:50 AM
  • "Want a job in tech? Don't move to Arkansas" ZDNet 10:53 AM
General Interest
  • "WikiLeaks Starts Releasing 2.4 Million Emails Linked to Syrian Government" eWeek 9:32 PM
  • "Olympus plans to fight with Google Glass for your eyeballs: The MEG4.0 uses Bluetooth and is actually the latest in a long line of far-out augmented-reality attempts from the Japanese company." CNET News 9:07 PM
  • "Virus could black out nearly 250,000 PCs" Reuters 8:44 PM
  • "While laying off thousands, RIM is also hiring. Huh? Research In Motion wants to beef up its BlackBerry developer-relations team while shedding thousands of positions elsewhere." CNET News 8:05 PM
  • "History of the Internet in a Nutshell [Infographic] Mashable 4:01 PM
  • "Galaxy to power record $5.9 billion profit, but Samsung sweats over euro" Reuters 2:45 PM
  • "Samsung enters emergency mode over falling euro/Summary: South Korean electronics giant shifts into emergency mode first time since 2008 financial crisis, to cope with fallout from worsening eurozone economic crisis, report states." ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "Perk wars: Facebook, Zynga, Google jockey for top talent" USA Today 10:45 AM
  • "Wii U likely to offer premium online service" TG Daily 10:39 AM
  • "New Assassin's Creed III Trailer Incorporates Live Action" PC Magazine 10:17 AM
  • "'Super slim' PS3 appears to be on the way" TG Daily 10:38 AM
  • "FCC Documents Tip PlayStation 3 'Super Slim'" PC Magazine 10:17 AM
  • "Made in America: Tech and gadgets" MSNBC 10:14 AM
  • "Security swallows the CEO: CEO obsesses over presumed hackers, 'memory leaks,' and server room access -- at the expense of the IT team's productivity" InfoWorld 10:09 AM
  • "Motorola takes aim at business market with Atrix HD smartphone" V3 10:46 AM
  • "Motorola Atrix HD Targets Business Users, Runs Android 4.0" eWeek 10:00 AM
  • "With explosion of consumer devices, IT finds greater need for network management tools" Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "Hotel replaces printed Bibles with Kindles" CNN 9:48 AM
  • "'Cool,' convenient wristbands contain computer flash drives: Keeping electronic memory handy" Boston Herald 9:40 AM
  • "Sony drops Onlive support on Google TV" TG Daily 10:39 AM
  • "Google turns algorithm on corporate education" ZDNet 10:55 AM
  • "Google to Shut Down iGoogle" Webmonkey 10:50 AM
  • "Google makes Opera bloggers an offer they can't refuse: Use Chrome/Google is warning Opera web browser users they must switch to Chrome in order to use, the search giant's blog-hosting service." The Register 10:41 AM
  • "Google Plans Button To Block Ads: Feature may put an end to ads that follow you across websites." InformationWeek 9:31 AM
  • "Android botnet claim in dispute" CNET News 9:07 PM
  • "Google says spam not coming from Android botnets: The company on Thursday disputed security researchers from Microsoft and Sophos" IDG News Service 8:05 PM
  • "Google denies Redmond report of a spamming Android botnet" The Register 6:56 PM
  • "Android smartphones 'used for botnet', researchers say" BBC 9:37 AM
  • "New Android Malware Uses Phones as Spam Botnet" PCWorld 10:20 AM
  • "DNSChanger shutdown could knock thousands offline" ZDNet 10:53 AM
  • "Malware could disconnect your computer from Internet Monday" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Malware May Knock Thousands Off Internet On Monday" Associated Press 9:26 AM
  • "Ransomware Threatens Victims With Police Reports for Child Pornography" IDG News Service 10:19 AM
  • "Cybercriminals Sniff Out Vulnerable Firms" [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft's Drive for Simplicity Pares Down Windows Server 2012 Options" ReadWriteWeb 7:55 PM
  • "Windows 8 will flop" BetaNews 7:55 PM
  • "Do You Use Bing? Yeah, Me Neither." Forbes 3:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Share Valuation: How Much Upside Is Left?" Seeking Alpha 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft: Eating Chicken Feed On The Road To Success" Seeking Alpha 11:08 AM
  • "Facebook and Microsoft partner with O2 for app purchase billing" V3 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft's Endpoint Protection is worth the licensing pains: SCCM 2012 integrates the security client for easier management -- once you navigate Microsoft's maze of licensing options" InfoWorld 10:08 AM
  • "The UN calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off" The Next Web 8:03 PM
  • "DARPA Seeks More Efficient Robots: Agency challenges innovators to develop technology that improves robotic mobility and control." InformationWeek 11:13 AM
  • "Anonymous hints at payback for pro-ACTA MEPs" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "Federal appeal court raps bank over shoddy online security" IDG News Service 10:22 AM
  • "Government touts savings of £1.3m from green IT practices" V3 10:46 AM
  • "Ofcom sets out new price caps for BT wholesale products: Customers of leased line services should see a reduction in costs" Techworld 10:37 AM
  • "Olympics Facing Threat From Cyberattacks, Says UK Official" Techworld 10:20 AM
  • "No shocker if White House wanted MegaUpload busted: Kim DotCom accuses U.S. Vice President Joe Biden of being behind the government's indictment of MegaUpload. If true, that shouldn't surprise anyone." CNET News 9:27 AM
  • "Judge Clears Kodak to Place Patents on the Auction Block" [Paid Membership Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Ex-France Telecom CEO probed over staff suicide spate" The Register 10:42 AM
  • "Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides" GigaOM 9:09 AM
  • "Europe sues to continue taxing digital content higher than physical" GigaOM 9:08 AM
  • "How software-defined radio could revolutionize wireless: The Phi hopes to do for radio what Apple I did for computing—spark innovation." Ars Technica 9:10 PM
  • "How far will tech firms go to help oppressive governments?" CNET News 9:07 PM
  • "Is Zuckerberg One of the Best CEOs in the World?" The Motley Fool 7:55 PM
  • "Jean-Louis Gassée: Nokia's Board, CEO Should Go" Forbes 12:11 PM
  • "ACTA: it's time to rethink" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "BYOD: 10 reasons it won't work for your business" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "A Peek at Wii U" Wired 10:50 AM
  • "Battle of the sexes: Who's winning the social media war?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "We'll look back at 2012 as the year everything changed" V3 10:46 AM
  • "The Revolution Will Be Handheld: My daughter's world revolves around whatever small screen she happens to be holding in her hand." Salon 10:28 AM
  • "9 programming tools for maximizing HTML5" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:08 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Non-Apple brand vendors unlikely to surpass Apple in ultra-thin battle in 2012" DigiTimes 9:57 AM
  • "Seagate Backup Plus review: Save your social media data" Computerworld 9:50 AM
  • "Research in Motion Should Just Shut Up!" TheStreet 9:23 AM
  • "This Morning: Analysts Still Chopping Those Numbers, WSJ Adds to iPad 'Mini' Rumor" Barron's 9:21 AM
  • "On Monday, the FBI will kill Internet access for thousands. Don't be one of them." Houston Chronicle 10:05 AM
  • "Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday; how to check whether you are vulnerable" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Nexus Q Teardown Reveals Heavy Base, Foreign Parts" PCWorld 10:19 AM
  • "Google's new mini-tablet shakes up the market and comes out on top" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Getting Google-y On Valley View: Google I/O is the setting for this episode of Valley View. From a new public cloud offering to streaming media to Google Glass, there's plenty to talk about." InformationWeek 9:32 AM
  • "Google Gets in Amazon's Line of Fire to Beat Apple" TheStreet 9:10 AM
  • "Facebook's Biggest Problem: Mobile" TheStreet 9:09 AM
  • "Big Data Startup Clustrix Raises $6.75 Million From Sequoia And Others To Build Scalable Databases" TechCrunch 9:09 PM
  • "Yahoo Considers Hulu CEO for Top Job" [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 PM
  • "Vodafone acquisition of CWW gets European approval: Deal will make Vodafone the second largest domestic telecoms business" Techworld 10:37 AM
  • "The Warby Parker Of Gadgets? YBUY Gets $1M From Schmidt's Tomorrow Ventures To Open Its 50k-Strong Waitlist For Test-Driving iPads, Jawbones And More" TechCrunch 10:35 AM
  • "TSMC has no plans to purchase Renesas 12-inch fab, says chairman" DigiTimes 9:57 AM
  • "Ramtron rejects Cypress again, in talks with others" EE Times 9:58 AM
  • "Ramtron rejects Cypress' raised offer" Reuters 9:30 AM
  • "Telefonica Bids To Own The Latin Smartphone Halting Google" Bloomberg 9:24 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Techs stay red despite Netflix, Yelp gains: Cisco, semis lead sector down by closing bell; Apple, Google rise" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "U.S. stocks slip on services data, rate cuts: Central-bank moves a reminder of global economy's ills" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Traders Eye Central Banks, Data" FOXBusiness 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks Drop, Hurt by Worries Over U.S. and European Economies" TheStreet 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks trim early losses, end mixed" CNNMoney 4:35 PM
  • "S&P Win Streak Snapped: Investors found little to cheer in actions by central banks taken to address broad economic weakness, and the S&P 500 slumped despite emerging signs of optimism from U.S. jobs market." [Paid Membership Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Snap 6-Day Gain European Economic Slowdown Concerns" Bloomberg 9:18 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly down; Shanghai shares tumble" MarketWatch 9:12 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall as Draghi Sees Economic Risks; Banks Slide" Bloomberg 11:01 AM
  • "Europe Markets Slip" [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Central bank action fails to cheer Europe stocks/ECB and China to implement cuts, BOE boosts quantitative easing" MarketWatch 11:01 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Self-taught Kaggle Champ: Engineering to Data Science to AI"
  • "3 Considerations When Implementing Digital Transformation"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Mobile Apps Are Musts for Most Brands, as Long as Users Like Them"
  • "Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor's Office"
  • "Amazon Tightens Grip on a New Medium: Live Streams of Video Games"
  • "Central Bankers Will Debate Policy, and OPEC Meets on Output"
  • "Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 8:45 AM CDT)
  • "Tesla Plays a Reckless Name Game With Autopilot"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Mellanox nears truce with Starboard over board seats - sources"
  • "China's Huawei goes on offensive as exclusion from Australia 5G deal looms"
  • "The bigger Cryptocurrencies get, the worse they perform: BIS"
  • "Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings"
  • "Liberty customers have not suffered financial losses due to cyber attack: CEO"
  • "BIS wants tighter rules for funds offering credit, fintech"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Foxtel continues fight against pirates"
  • "US details tariffs to hit $34b of Chinese goods, Beijing retaliates"
  • "NSW to spend AU$10m on driverless car trials"
  • "Telstra set to deploy 2Gbps 4G this year"
  • "Lack of collaboration, disclosure affecting APAC security posture"
  • "Ten Gig Adelaide fibre network 'sold out'"
  • "PageUp confirms some data compromised in breach"
  • "Won't get fooled again: Gig economy second wave begins to break"

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