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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 30, 2013
"Despite Windows 8.1, PC market prospects aren't pretty: The PC market continued to slump in May. More signs of worse-than-expected negative growth for PCs this year." CNET News 6:11 PM
"Sorry, Microsoft, the Experts Have Spoken: Windows 8's Interface Is Called Metro/Trademark dispute or no trademark dispute, the original name isn't going away." Techland 7:57 AM
"Microsoft loses SkyDrive trademark suit to BSkyB in Europe" Electronista 8:31 PM
"Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as UK's current best-selling console" Crave @ CNET 8:09 AM
"Microsoft: Over 17 million Xbox SmartGlass app downloads since launch" Neowin 2:30 PM
"DirectX 11.2 exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 8.1" Hardware.Info 8:10 AM
"Dell's Cash Overseas Is Needed at Home" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:13 PM
"Intel Chipmaking Plant in Arizona Plant Has Nitrogen Gas Leak" Bloomberg 8:07 AM
"Gas leak at Intel Arizona plant sickens 43, sends 11 to hospital" IT Businessnet 8:09 AM
"Why Intel's TV Ambitions Look Set to Fail, and What They Say About Apple TV" The Motley Fool 8:08 AM
"Intel to speed-up mobile Atom chip development" IntoMobile 8:09 AM
"Hewlett Packard will re-enter smartphone race, says exec" Firstpost 9:56 PM
"Worries Over IBM's 2nd Quarter, 2013 Grow" Seeking Alpha 8:08 AM
"The Confusion Continues: Users Perplexed by Windows 8.1 Features" Softpedia 6/29
"Microsoft's Marketing Needs A Hard Reboot; It's Time To Ctrl-Alt-Del Steve Ballmer" Forbes 6/29
"Microsoft develops technology to turn your smartphone into a mood ring" BGR News 6/29
"IE11 Gives Microsoft A Shot At Browser Redemption" TechCrunch 6/29
"Xbox One Used Game Policy Reversal A 'Good Move' But Microsoft Still Needs To Justify The Price" Forbes 6/29
"After Fighting Mobile Trend, Intel Now Embraces It" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
"Intel CEO focuses on mobile chips, cautious on TV" Reuters 6/29
"Intel's 4th Generation processors launched" CoolAge 6/29
"Intel CEO Krzanich prioritizing Atom chip in mobile push" WSJ 6/29
"Intel Looks Ahead to the Wrist, the Ear and the Eye" WSJ Blogs 6/29
"Intel's CTO Justin Rattner stepping down: The former Intel CTO is leaving his job because of an age limit for Intel employees working as corporate officers" IDG News Service 6/29
"Update on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Trade Secret Misappropriation Case: Judge Hillman Issues Narrow Interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act" Entertainment Weekly 6/29
"Cheap HP Slate 7 Tablet Reaffirms: You Get What You Pay For" Mashable 6/29
"An Unstoppable Climb in C.E.O. Pay" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
"What the Oracle-Salesforce Lovefest Signifies to the Markets" eWeek 6/29
"Why Oracle And Salesforce, Once Bitter Rivals, Are Now On Cloud Nine" TechCrunch 6/29
"Detroit, Embracing New Auto Technologies, Seeks App Builders" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:12 PM
"India discontinues its telegram service" Boing Boing 8:28 PM
"Holographic TVs Are Getting Closer To Reality" Gizmodo 5:47 PM
"A Guide To Everything Google Has Been Asked To Censor" Gizmodo 8:43 AM
"IEA: Renewables will be world's second-largest energy source by 2018" Ars Technica 6/29
"Russian meteor's shock wave circled the earth -- twice" USA Today 6/29
"Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly" Engadget 6/29
"This e-mail will self-destruct in five seconds: Like a Mission Impossible tape, e-mails could disintegrate before unauthorized eyes get a chance to view them, according to an AT&T patent application." CNET News 6/29
"Verizon starts selling 32GB Samsung Galaxy S 4 online for $299" Engadget 6/29
"Off with their heads: Yahoo issues list of nixed projects" CNET News 6/28
"Yahoo intergrates Flickr with e-mail, adds new search alerts" CNET News 6/28
"BlueStacks Unveils Free GamePop Mini Console" PC Magazine 6/28
"Android Gaming Console GamePop Announces Free Smaller Form Factor" Mashable 6/28
"BlueStacks unveils GamePop Mini Android console to complement 'Netflix for games' service" The Verge 6/28
"EA wants to make Origin the gamers' service" T3 6/28
"Ex-Microsofties drop cloudy-apps-for-idiots box ElasticBox" The Register 6/28
"Facebook shells out $20,000 to bug bounty hero for spotting account hijacking flaw" V3 6/28
"Facebook gives UK man $20k for discovering security flaw" BBC 6/28
"Google to IRS: You owe us $83.5 million" VentureBeat 6/28
"Newt Gingrich Wearing Google Glass Means Google Glass Has Arrived (Really)" The Atlantic Wire 6/28
"NBA Draft Pick Arrives Sporting Google Glass" Mashable 6/28
"'Four' his eyes only: New Yorker spends the day test-driving Google Glass" New York Post 6/28
"Google eyes $0.5B Play Store profits by keeping more of the cash" 9 to 5 Google 6/28
"Google Is Reportedly Trying To Get A Bigger Slice Of Android App Revenue" Business Insider 6/28
"Google Is About to Completely Change the Video Game Industry" The Motley Fool 6/28
"Is Google'S Gaming Console The Next Android Or The Next Google Buzz?" BGR 6/28
"Google Loaning Out Street View Trekker Gear to Boost Maps" PC Magazine 6/28
"Google Asks Groups To Capture Street View Imagery, Launches Trekker Camera Loan Program" Digital Trends 6/28
"Hardware Push: Google Creating Smartwatch, Game Console And New Nexus Q, Report Says" Digital Trends 6/28
"Report: Google Developing Android-Powered Game Console" PC Magazine 6/28
"Google cooking up Android games console, report says" Crave @ CNET 6/28
"Google is planning an Android games console and smartwatch" The Inquirer 6/28
"Google Search field trial adds Gmail contact info to your search results, promises Google+ profile support soon" Engadget 6/28
"Google's Quantum Computer Proven To Be Real Thing (Almost)" Wired Magazine 6/28
"Google adds native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing to latest Chrome OS build" The Next Web 6/28
"How to Make a Customized Google Map" [Slideshow] Mashable 6/28
"Google's Blogger Cracking Down On Adult Ads" PC Magazine 6/28
"Google reveals new London 'groundscraper' HQ" Reuters 6/28
"A first look at Google's planned new London HQ" 9 to 5 Google 6/28
"Take a look inside Google's proposed £650m London office" Crave @ CNET 6/28
"Gmail app for Android returns quick-access delete button following user feedback" Engadget 6/28
"Embed Instagram lets you publish photos and videos from Instagram to your blog or website" The Next Web 6/28
"MIT researchers see through walls using 'Wi-Vi'" TechHive 6/28
"Netflix Max: A new game on Netflix that wants to help you find something to watch" Yahoo News 6/28
"Netflix's 'Max' adds character to PS3 content recommendations" The Verge 6/28
"Netflix Max: A New Recommendation Engine That Talks Back" Gizmodo 6/28
"Netflix Max hands-on: Jellyvision's take on your movie queue" Engadget 6/28
"Nike's Tech Reboot Pushes Wearable Fitness Gear" Bloomberg TV 6/28
"Kickstarter project Practical Meter raises triple its goal" T3 6/28
"Like Google Glass for Jocks: Say Hello to Recon Jet" Techland 6/28
"ScribbleLive has finger on pulse of the news" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 6/28
"Twitter Vine users fall after Instagram video launch" BBC 6/28
"Oracle Introduces Its Fastest Engineered System -- SuperCluster T5-8" PR Network 6/28
"Unity Announces Strategic Collaboration With Microsoft to Extend Free Platform Support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8; Unveils Xbox One Support for Microsoft Studios' Development Partners" PR Network 6/28
"Microsoft Windows 8.1 Preview review" Geekzone 9:45 PM
"Ex-Rare dev explains culture clash with Microsoft" Destructoid 9:06 PM
"How PlayStation 4 Beat The Xbox One On Price" Redmond Pie 10:11 AM
"Microsoft Store Opening In Indianapolis" WBIW 6/29
"Microsoft Launching 'Ultimate Game Sale' Next Week" The Escapist 6/29
"This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups" The Next Web 6/28
"Microsoft And Apple Actually Don't Loathe Each Other, And Here Are Examples Of Them Working Together" Business Insider 6/28
"Eight things you didn't know your Windows Phone could do" TechHive 6/28
"12 missing features we'd still love to see in Windows 8.1" PCWorld 6/28
"Microsoft listens, and gives everyone the Start button they didn't ask for" BetaNews 6/28
"Microsoft showcases new developer opportunities" BetaNews 6/28
"Microsoft Build 2013 event wrap-up" Engadget 6/28
"Build 2013 Report Card: Microsoft Passes, But Just Barely" Digital Trends 6/28
"Microsoft wants its indie cred back: Partnership announced with Unity at Build 2013" Indie Research 6/28
"Microsoft Has An Unlikely Partnership With One Of The Hottest Startups In Enterprise Tech" Business Insider 6/28
"How Microsoft and Oracle set aside their past garbage to connect in the cloud" GeekWire 6/28
"Microsoft boasts of greater services for developers" MicroScope 6/28
"Microsoft Confirms No More Update Fees for Xbox 360 Arcade Games" Softpedia 6/28
"Microsoft stops charging developers to patch their video games on Xbox Live Arcade" The Next Web 6/28
"Microsoft's secrecy is a growing problem for Xbox One apps" The Verge 6/28
"Windows 8.1 release date, new features and price: Everything you need to know about Windows 8.1 release date and new features" PC Advisor 6/28
"Windows 8.1: So it's, er, half-speed ahead for Microsoft's Plan A/A desktop failure gambling on slablet success" The Register 6/28
"Windows 8.1 Preview: What you need to know" CNET News 6/28
"Hands-On With The Windows 8.1 Xbox Music App: New UI, Better Syncing & Free Radio Streaming" AddictiveTips 6/28
"How to boot to desktop mode in Windows 8.1" PCWorld 6/28
"How to customize the new Start screen in Windows 8.1" CNET News 6/28
"Microsoft partners seriously underwhelmed by Windows 8.1: Can we sell it? No, non, nein" Channel Register 6/28
"Microsoft tunes Windows Azure cloud for developers" InfoWorld 6/28
"Windows 8.1 tipped to swap Messaging app for Skype" Crave @ CNET 6/28
"Microsoft delivers mobile app for SkyDrive Pro" Computerworld 6/28
"Battle Tested: Microsoft's cloud services by the numbers" BetaNews 6/28
"Microsoft Research Adds 'Mood Detection' To Smartphones" Slashdot 6/28
"Hackers use Opera to sneak spyware onto thousands of Windows machines" V3 6/28
"Microsoft wants to disclose data on FISA orders" Boston Herald 6/28
"Microsoft to help Kazakhstan introduce e-learning and e-healtcare" Tengri News 6/28
"Social Media Bullying Now A Crime In Grenada" Social Barrel 8:13 PM
"New PRISM slides say the program allows NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations" GigaOM 7:53 AM
"InterDigital loses first round of US case against Huawei, others" Reuters 6/28
"Judge scrutinizes Facebook deal to end privacy lawsuit over ads" Reuters 6/28
"Plaintiffs tussle with Facebook over proposed settlement of ad-related lawsuit" CNET News 6/28
"Secret Court Declassifies Yahoo's Role in Disclosure Fight" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/28
"Canada says to review all wireless spectrum transfer deals" Reuters 6/28
"Smartphone disaster alert system under debate, but years away: experts" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 6/28
"FCC to Wireless Carriers: Protect Customer Data (Unless the NSA Asks for It)" DailyTech 6/28
"Apps for Kids Are Data Magnets; FTC Rules to Kick In" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/28
"Google to IRS: Hand over our $83.5 million tax refund/The company has sued the IRS after discovering that it was improperly denied a deduction on a 2004 tax transaction." CNET News 6/28
"Google's Mob Mentality Defies U.S. Attorneys General" CIO 6/28
"The NSA Has Processed 1 TRILLION Pieces Of Internet Metadata — And That's Just The Start" Business Insider 6/28
"You'll Never Know if the NSA Is Breaking the Law — or Keeping You Safe" The Atlantic Wire 6/28
"Online pharmacy crackdown shutters 1,677 websites" Boston Herald 6/28
"PRISM: David Davis says UK laws to protect citizens from surveillance are 'completely useless'" V3 6/28
"One of the Culprits Behind PRISM? Design Thinking (Really)" Wired 6/28
"UK treasury minister sticks up for HMRC in Google tax row: They do a good job of getting money out of multinationals, really" The Register 6/28
"UK to crack down on online piracy and counterfeitting with new government unit" The Next Web 6/28
"UK Government Announces New Intellectual Property Crime Unit" TorrentFreak 6/28
"3 reasons why America's security model is broken" Computerworld 6/28
"US military will spend $23 billion on cyber defense, create its own secure 4G network" Engadget 6/28
"Judge orders rapper to get Twitter etiquette lessons: Rapper Meek Mill, standing before a judge, is told that he needs to refine his use of social media. So the judge orders him to take classes and suggests he takes them from a local radio personality." CNET News 7:52 PM
"How a 30-year-old lawyer exposed NSA mass surveillance of Americans—in 1975: Project SHAMROCK allowed the NSA to intercept telegrams sent by US citizens." Ars Technica 5:43 PM
"Review: The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is a Nexus 7 clone for $50 less: This doppelganger tablet offers some features that the Nexus 7 doesn't have." Ars Technica 1:36 PM
"Ask Engadget: best (cheap!) video recording goggles?" Engadget 6/29
"As book closes on Google Reader, new ways to read news online" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
"From Pinterest To Purchase – How Much Pinterest Influences Sales [Infographic] Social Barrel 6/29
"How to stop a more senior colleague from making unannounced code improvements? Sometimes the changes are wrong. And sometimes they're just plain unexpected." Ars Technica 6/29
"It's time to say goodbye to Google Reader and hello to something new: If you're an Android user, you might find these five apps worth checking out." Ars Technica 6/29
"Launching A Startup? Make A Clean Legal Break From Your Employer First" TechCrunch 6/29
"Finally! A full-featured 'phablet': The secret that realizes the promise of 'phablet' computing is: wait for it: wearable computing!" Computerworld 6/29
"Surgically implanted headphones are literally 'in-ear': Thanks to a body mod that stuck magnetic speakers in his ears, would-be cyborg Rich Lee enjoys an unusually convenient setup for listening to music." CNET News 6/28
"The Creative Cloud Chronicles: Adobe is Not Microsoft" Graphics.com 6/28
"How Alan Turing wanted to base EDSAC's memory on BOOZE: From liquid memory to solid state - mercury moment was nearly gin dream" The Register 6/28
"Best U.S. cities for high-tech jobs" [Slideshow] MarketWatch 6/28
"Bible signed by Einstein fetches $68,500 at auction" The Verge 6/28
"Brainstorming New Ways To Test If Cosmos Is One Big Computer Simulation" Forbes 6/28
"Here's A Heavy Dose Of Reality For New Mobile Payments Startup Clinkle" ReadWrite 6/28
"Dean of Cyberspace Charles Nesson Says It's No Use Trying To Hide Secrets" Forbes 6/28
"The digital revolution still needs to be translated" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 6/28
"Here's what an eavesdropper sees when you use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot" PCWorld 6/28
"Frog Design imagines the wearable, post-smartphone world" 9 to 5 Mac 6/28
"Why Wearables Will Become Must-Have Technology" Biztech 6/28
"You Can Explore the Ghost Island That Inspired Skyfall on Street View" Gizmodo 6/28
"How To Use Google Like A Pro" Forbes 6/28
"Google+ Turns Two: Why I'm Becoming A Convert" ReadWrite 6/28
"Live or let dial - phones ain't what they used to be: There's nowt as Qwerty as folk..." The Register 6/28
"The web sharing economy is booming in the crowded streets of Paris" GigaOM 6/28
"Your Pets Are Responsible For $3B in Gadget Damage" ABCNews 6/28
"4 Tips And Tricks For Pinterest Addicts" ReadWrite 6/28
"How to get to the top of Reddit: lessons from the banning of Quickmeme" Quartz 6/28
"Small businesses are moving to cloud storage despite having significant reservations" PCWorld 6/28
"'Twisted light' idea makes for terabit rates in fibre" BBC 6/28
"Your child's data is stored in the cloud" CNNMoney 6/28
"Infographic: Which High-End Smartphone Offers The Best Battery Life?" Redmond Pie 6/28
"Learn how technology will turn less desirable airwaves into 'beachfront' spectrum" GigaOM 6/28
"The Next $100 Billion Technology Market?" Forbes 6/28
"Jimmy Wales, Richard Stallman and Bob Metcalfe enter Internet Hall of Fame" V3 6/28
"Top 10 good robots: From R2D2 to The Iron Giant/Beeping brilliant robots from Hollywood's labs" The Inquirer 6/28
"Top 10 bad robots: From Proteus IV to the Spider-bot" V3 6/28
"Nokia said to buy out Siemens stake in joint telecom equipment venture" The Verge 8:28 PM
"Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
"Pirate3D Printer Exceeds Kickstarter Goal By 14X" TechCrunch 6/29
"Adobe Is About To Buy This Digital Marketing Agency For $600 Million" Business Insider 6/28
"Adobe acquires Neolane: It's about time someone got smart" ZDNet 6/28
"Our Outlook for Tech & Communication Services Stocks" Morningstar 6/28
"Apparently, Yahoo Has Dropped Out Of The $1 Billion Bidding War For Hulu" Business Insider 6/28
"Tech Stocks: Tech stocks recover despite BlackBerry crash/Apple leads gains; IBM hit by Accenture's results, outlook" MarketWatch 6/28
"Stocks: Rocky end to a positive quarter" CNNMoney 6/28
"BlackBerry Plunges on Grim 1Q Results, Gloomy 2Q View" FOXBusiness 6/28
"Stocks Slip on Fed's Mixed Messages Extending June Decline" TheStreet 6/28
"Dow Slides, Capping Volatile Three Months Blue Chips Rise 2.3% in Quarter, Log Best First Half Since 1999" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/28
"Asia Markets: Japan's Nikkei jumps 3.5%; Shanghai stocks rebound" MarketWatch 6/28
"Europe Markets: Europe stocks looking at bruising month, quarter" MarketWatch 6/28
"Wall Street falls as technology stocks drag" Reuters 6/28
"Wall St. flat and on track to end seven months of gains" Reuters 6/28
"Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/28
"Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/28
"Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 6/28
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"China to open e-commerce, other sectors to foreign investment: newspaper"
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"Will the death of Twitter's buy button be the end of social commerce?"
"Jawbone reportedly halts production of UP fitness trackers"
"Widely-used patient care app found to include hidden 'backdoor' access"
"This week in security: FBI's biometric database and cyber-congressmen (quiz)"
"Make your cloud safer: How you can use two-factor authentication to protect cloud services"
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