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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Pressure Builds on Michael Dell for Buyout Plan: Any Price Bump in LBO Would Need to Come From Founder" [Paid Membership Required] 8:51 PM
  • "Icahn Secures $5.2B To Finance Dell Deal" redOrbit 9:14 AM
  • "Icahn requests Dell meeting after securing $5.2 billion loan/Summary: Dell investor Carl Icahn has requested a meeting with Dell's special board committee after securing the finance necessary to go ahead with his alternative buyout bid." ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Icahn has more cash to buy Dell" TechEye 7:14 AM
  • "Icahn seeks Dell meeting" Reuters 7:14 AM
  • "Activist investor Icahn raises $5.2 billion to fund rival bid for Dell" Information Age 7:13 AM
  • "Icahn to Dell: We Have the Funding, Let's Rumble" The VAR Guy 7:12 AM
  • "Icahn Raises $5.2 Billion for Dell Deal" [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft: the new tech coalition/Apple and Microsoft unite against all-conquering Google search juggernaut, as Bing powers Siri in iOS 7" Macworld UK 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and Google start their fight over jury instructions on breach of FRAND contract" Foss Patents 10:38 AM
  • "Windows 8 Market Share Finally Overtakes Windows Vista: Windows 8 market share is now greater than Vista, but still trails Windows 7, XP and Mac OS X" TechWeekEurope 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft to add Bing ads to Windows 8.1 search results: Thumbnails displaying the Web pages of Bing advertisers will pop up among the Smart Search results in Windows 8.1." CNET News 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Store hits 100,000 Windows 8 apps, still playing catch-up with Google and Apple" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft develops 3D touchscreen with tactile feedback" BBC 8:33 AM
  • "Mattrick's departure will be Xbox One's pivot point" GamesIndustry 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft CRM update to focus on marketing, mobility and usability: Dynamics CRM 2013 will be available in the fourth quarter and will feature integration with Skype and Yammer" Computerworld 9:12 AM
  • "HP exec claims company planning re-entry into mobile phone market" Electronista 6:39 AM
  • "HP could release smartphone offering new experience to users" TechnoBloom 7:16 AM
  • "HP returns to smart phones: Is Android the only option?" Crave @ CNET 7:17 AM
  • "HP has a smartphone in the works" iTWire 7:17 AM
  • "Intel 4th Generation Core Launch" 7:21 AM
  • "Intel in talks to invest $10 billion in Israel: Report" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Intel in talks to invest $10-billion in Israel: report" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "Intel To Make Atom The Core Of Its New Strategy" Seeking Alpha 7:39 AM
  • "Intel brings Linux support to System Studio Extended" The Inquirer 7:21 AM
  • "Intel gets downgraded" Fudzilla 7:22 AM
  • "Intel Haswell vs AMD Richland - the GPU test" bit-tech 7:19 AM
  • "Two new AMD Radeon HD graphics cards tipped for September reveal" PC Retail 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c gears up for the private cloud: The updated management software now allows administrators to set up long-term workflows" Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Cisco's Internet of Everything is just too much" CRN UK 7:20 AM
  • "How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its 'vanity free' servers" Ars Technica 8:22 AM
  • "Chip Sales Grew In May At Fastest Rate in Three Years" AllThingsD 7:38 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook mulls plan to become game publisher -- report" CNET News 12:05 PM
  • "RadioShack tries out new concept store" CNET News 12:04 PM
  • "Another challenger to Android debuts, and it's bankrolled by Google. Wait, what?" CITEworld 12:01 PM
  • "IT spending to rise just 2 percent this year, says Gartner: The new forecast is down from the prior projection of 4.1 percent, due largely to changes in U.S. dollar exchange rates." CNET News 11:59 AM
  • "Netflix lands multi-year subscription exclusive for New Girl" Engadget 10:38 AM
  • "HTC One mini will reportedly launch in Q3" BGR 10:36 AM
  • "Hacker Holes in Server Management System Allows 'Almost-Physical' Access" Wired 9:55 AM
  • "Canon's New 70D DSLR Beefs Up Autofocus, Could Be An Indie Filmmaker's Dream Camera" TechCrunch 9:54 AM
  • "This Android tablet has a 15 hour battery life" TG Daily 9:53 AM
  • "Two Tag-Teaming PC Viruses Are Fighting Dirty" Gizmodo 9:50 AM
  • "Gartner downgrades 2013 global IT spending forecast on currency shifts: The analyst firm now says spending growth will be 2% this year, revised downward from 4.1%" Computerworld 9:12 AM
  • "The Last of Us sex chat lines patch released" BBC 9:10 AM
  • "Reeder app adds Feedly support after Google Reader's demise: With no more feeds available from Google, the app now supports both Feedly and Feed Wrangler." CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "Firefox gets into the smartphone business" CNN 8:36 AM
  • "Contact lenses bestow telescopic vision" BBC 8:32 AM
  • "Winklevoss twins plan $20m Bitcoin trust fund" BBC 8:29 AM
  • "Forget the Moto X, Motorola's not done with the Droid line just yet" GigaOM 9:51 AM
  • "Motorola teases Droid Ultra smartphone: A placeholder page hosted by Motorola touts the Droid Ultra's body as thin and tough." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle tops yearly Japan e-reader sales in five months: A research firm in Japan said the Kindle outsold the Kobo from Rakuten and Sony's Reader last year despite their head start" Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Opera 15 Chromium-based browser officially launched for PC and Mac" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Alcatel-Lucent gives DSL networks a gigabit boost: But the products won't be available until 2016 and will work only over short distances" Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Sony camera UI leaks from 'Honami' system dump, gets ported to existing Xperia devices" Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "Man Invents New Language for Turning Graphics Chips Into Supercomputers" Wired Magazine 6:55 AM
  • "Teen Girl Invents Hollow Flashlight" redOrbit 6:54 AM
  • "Google Reader Data Will Be Permanently Deleted on July 15th" Gizmodo 9:49 AM
  • "Google Nexus 7 successor's specs leaked?" Digital Spy 7:17 AM
  • "Google Reader shuttered after eight years, migration options given" Electronista 7:06 AM
  • "This Is Google's New $1 Billion London HQ" Gizmodo 7:05 AM
  • "Google reportedly using 'coercive sales tactics' against Google TV holdout" BGR News 6:52 AM
  • "Low power Wi-Fi signals might give future smartphones X-ray vision" BGR News 7:06 AM
  • "High-tech car trend sparks developer boom in Detroit" The Verge 6:51 AM
  • "Canon debuts EOS 70D DSLR with dual-pixel CMOS auto-focus" Electronista 6:39 AM
  • "Low power Wi-Fi signals might give future smartphones X-ray vision" BGR 6:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Announces Proposed Investment Grade Euro-Denominated Notes Offering" Marketwired 7:40 AM
  • "New Oracle Database 12c Innovations Engineered With Oracle Storage Systems Deliver Next Level of Database-to-Storage Performance and Efficiency" Marketwire 7:23 AM
  • "Oracle Enhances Cloud Management With New Third Generation Release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c" Marketwire 7:23 AM
  • "Is Don Mattrick Zynga's would-be savior?" CNET News 9:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Store apps milestone: 100,000 passed" BGR 7:09 PM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One won't hit Japan until 2014" Ars Technica 12:10 PM
  • "Windows 8 Surpasses Vista in Popularity" Mashable 7:09 PM
  • "Microsoft CRM apps for iPad, Windows 8 on track for fall 2013" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 deep-dive review: Well, it's a start/The preview of Windows 8.1 brings more cohesion, less frustration and a direct login to the desktop. But is it enough to save the OS?" Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out New Metro App Update for Windows 8" Softpedia 7:25 AM
  • "Windows 8 and Nokia's Love" IGN 7:25 AM
  • "Here is why Microsoft should buy Nokia" Pocketnow 7:25 AM
  • "Xbox One will release in Japan during second launch wave says Higuchi – report" VG247 7:23 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 one step closer to 1080p support: report: The operating system will soon support the higher resolution, if files within Visual Studio 2013 are any indication." CNET News 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft developer tools confirm 1080p Windows Phone support" The Verge 6:51 AM
  • "Mattrick's departure will be Xbox One's pivot point" GamesIndustry 6:29 AM
  • "Briefly: WP8 to get 1080p support, Surface Pro 256GB inbound" Electronista 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft expands US Surface capacity, reseller network in US" Electronista 6:38 AM
  • "Tretton: Microsoft 'better late than never' on DRM change" Destructoid 7:46 AM
  • "Cops shouldn't have easy access to 220+ days of cell location data, lawyers say" Ars Technica 8:29 AM
  • "Snowden's search for asylum is fruitless so far" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "What extremely secretive talks are or were Nokia and Samsung having about patents?" Foss Patents 6:45 AM
  • "Shut Down or Sleep? Q: Every night I shut down my desktop computer. I've been told I should just put it to sleep since shutting it down wears it down faster. I do it to save energy and I thought preserve its life longer. Should I continue this process of shutting down or let it sleep instead?" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 PM
  • "Google+ Is a Loser: Why did Google, one of the most anti-social companies out there, dive into social networking?" PC Magazine 3:20 PM
  • "Facebook's advertising strategy could be its downfall" BGR News 1:41 PM
  • "Review: Razer Blade Gaming Ultrabook (2013)" Forbes 3:26 PM
  • "Razer Blade review (14-inch): Gaming laptops aren't just for geeks anymore" The Verge 12:53 PM
  • "The Phone Call That Changed the Face of Big Data" Wired Magazine 10:37 AM
  • "Google Glass: privacy fears continue/US senator cites example of personal information being unintentionally captured as Google gathered data for Street View" The Guardian 7:13 PM
  • "Google Glass: Getting In Your Face" PC Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "What the EU's ban on mobile roaming charges means for you: How much do texts, calls and roaming charges while abroad cost under new EU rules?" Macworld UK 6:58 AM
  • "The meteoric rise of cellphones in one chart" Quartz 6:59 AM
  • "Rockets, Rovers, and Planetary Probes: History's Most Badass Space Machines" Wired Magazine 6:55 AM
  • "We Were The (1000+). Goodbye, Google Reader" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Yahoo buys mobile app co Qwiki" Reuters 9:25 PM
  • "Yahoo Picks Up Qwiki For A Rumored $50M" ReadWrite 6:07 PM
  • "Yahoo Buys Mobile Video App Qwiki For A Reported $50 Million" Business Insider 6:07 PM
  • "Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million" TechCrunch 6:06 PM
  • "Yahoo buys storytelling app Qwiki: The media giant acquires the creative minds behind an iPhone app that lets users turn their photos, videos, and music into sharable movies." CNET News 6:06 PM
  • "Yahoo Acquires IPhone Video Tool Qwiki in Mobile Push" Bloomberg 6:06 PM
  • "Yahoo Buys Qwiki, a Video Creation and Sharing Company" ABCNews 6:06 PM
  • "Ex-Googler Hunter Walk and former Twitter VP Satya Patel close $35M fund for Homebrew venture firm" The Next Web 1:58 PM
  • "Mingyian Raises Half A Million From M. Night Shyamalan And Others To Connect Western Celebrities With Fans In China" TechCrunch 12:53 PM
  • "If Windows Phone continues to fail, Nokia has no Plan B" Quartz 12:49 PM
  • "Bebo's $849M Implosion Teaches a Brutal Lesson in Social Networking" Wired 9:54 AM
  • "Foursquare Tunes Into International Growth, Inks Live Music Check-In Deal With Deezer To Promote Paid Subs" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Pixate Raises $3.8M Series A From Accel Partners To Bring CSS Styling To Android And Mac App Development" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks cool; Apple, Zynga keep gains/BlackBerry slips further; Microsoft falls on losing Xbox boss to Zynga" MarketWatch 3:22 PM
  • "Investors dumping bonds" CNNMoney 3:22 PM
  • "Stock Futures Little Changed Ahead of Factory Orders" TheStreet 12:37 PM
  • "Stock Futures Wobble; Traders Eye Auto Sales" FOXBusiness 12:38 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close in the Red U.S. stocks ended a volatile but low-volume session with slight losses, erasing earlier gains" [Paid Membership Required] 6:14 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Australia stocks retreat, while Japan struggles/Australian stocks fell Wednesday after Wall Street lost ground on caution ahead of U.S. jobs data, while Japanese shares struggled after a four-day rally, even as the U.S. dollar moved back above the 100-yen level." MarketWatch 9:27 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks down as insurers come under pressure/European stock markets traded lower in early action on Tuesday as investors appeared to cash in on gains seen from the prior session's rally. Broker moves weighed on shares of RWE AG, Hannover Re SE and Munich Re, but lifted Burberry Group PLC and Michelin." MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:36 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:36 PM

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Bloomberg (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Hackers Probing Financial System's Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry"
  • "Google Updates Flu Trends to Improve Accuracy"
  • "Amazon Discloses More Diverse Workforce Than Silicon Valley"
  • "Uber Hires Former Lyft Operations Executive"
  • "Sony's Loss Widens as Xperia Struggles Against IPhone"
  • "U.K. Pioneers Radio-Wave 'Lighthouses' to Aid Ships if GPS Fails"
  • "Groupon Surges as Profit Beats, Partners Sought in Asia"
  • "Crown Castle Drops as 2015 Outlook Overshadows Dividend"
  • "Net Neutrality May Extend Phone Regulations to Broadband"
  • "Hungarian Premier Orban Scraps Internet Tax Amid Protests" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Amazon diversity report no surprise, largely male and white"
  • "Roku adds Google Play channel"
  • "Verizon, AT&T amp up data plans amid fiercer competition"
  • "Android stays 'unbeatable' in smartphone market -- for now"
  • "Sony posts $1.2 billion loss as mobile business falls off a cliff"
  • "Two new Google Wallet features you don't want to miss"
  • "How to use the new skim feature in Google Play Books"
  • "Sign-language translator uses gesture-sensing technology"
  • "Use Earth View to spruce up Chrome's New Tab page"
  • "Chat with ghosts using an emoji ouija board" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook Adds Tor Support"
  • "4 Essentials For Mobile Device VPNs"
  • "Facebook Referral Traffic Soars, Twitter Tanks Again"
  • "Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues"
  • "Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language"
  • "Has Email Peaked?"
  • "iPad Air 2: My First Week"
  • "Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics"
  • "Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds"
  • "HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "F.C.C. Considering Hybrid Regulatory Approach to Net Neutrality"
  • "F.C.C. Weighs Backup System for 911"
  • "Amazon, Unclear on Diversity"
  • "The New Thing in Google Flu Trends Is Traditional Data"
  • "The Internet Archive, Trying to Encompass All Creation"
  • "Slack, a Start-Up With an App to Foster Business Collaboration, Is Valued at $1.1 Billion"
  • "Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Public Outcry"
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Says That He Is 'Proud to Be Gay'"
  • "The Coming Out of Apple's Tim Cook: 'This Will Resonate'"
  • "Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability"
Reuters (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "Oi, America Movil, Telefonica to bid for Brazil's TIM, sources say"
  • "UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court"
  • "Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing"
  • "Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in jail in Denmark"
  • "Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise"
  • "Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week"
  • "Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud"
  • "Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results"
  • "Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones"
  • "HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates" ...

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