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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reorg would expand roles of key execs: The president of Skype would handle acquisitions and relationships with developers, while Windows chief Julie Larson-Green would oversee hardware engineering for the whole company, says Bloomberg." CNET News 8:12 AM
  • "Julie Larson-Green eyed for Xbox hardware role" TG Daily 9:43 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft to Put Windows Phone Chief in Charge of All OS Development" DailyTech 3:44 PM
  • "Report: Windows division's Julie Larson-Green to head up Xbox division" Ars Technica 5:17 PM
  • "Bing + Office? The latest on Ballmer's big Microsoft reorg" GeekWire 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out first Windows 8.1 bug fixes" CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Going To Run Bing Ads On Millions Of PCs When Windows 8.1 Arrives" Business Insider 9:27 AM
  • "Even with Windows 8.1, Windows 8 Is Still Searching for Its Killer App" Techland 9:20 AM
  • "Pressure Builds on Michael Dell for Buyout Plan: Any Price Bump in LBO Would Need to Come From Founder" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Michael Dell reportedly advised to raise offer in privatization bid: The suggestion comes with the revelations that activist investor Carl Icahn has secured financing for his takeover proposal, a source tells Reuters." CNET News 8:12 AM
  • "Dell Hangs in Balance as Icahn Pressures Founder" Bloomberg TV 9:28 AM
  • "Founder told to sweeten offer for Dell as Icahn ups the stakes" Reuters 8:25 AM
  • "Michael Dell Is Said to Be Encouraged by Board to Raise Offer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Dell CEO Told to Boost Offer Value or Lose Chances of Going Private" DailyTech 10:58 AM
  • "What if Carl Icahn wins Dell? Even if Michael Dell loses in the short-term, he could win in the long-term." Fortune 1:22 PM
  • "Sense of the Markets: Icahn and Founder Go Dutch on Dell" TheStreet 9:29 AM
  • "Michael Dell Gets Ready to Retire as Buyout Plans Falter" 24/7 Wall St. 8:25 AM
  • "Who Will Be Most Affected By Hewlett-Packard's Smartphone Comeback?" Seeking Alpha 5:13 PM
  • "Almost 300 jobs to go at HP after it loses major contract" Irish Independent 9:31 AM
  • "Intel Targets Israeli Expansion in $10B Upgrade" Bloomberg TV 9:29 AM
  • "Intel's Silvermont Delivers On Its Promises" Seeking Alpha 9:31 AM
  • "Intel: Responding To Piper Jaffray's Downgrade" Seeking Alpha 9:29 AM
  • "Oracle tunes up Enterprise Manager control freak for 12c database" The Register 1:22 PM
  • "Oracle Modernizes E-Business Suite With Endeca Extensions" InformationWeek 9:01 AM
  • "Oracle quietly slashes BI software prices: Oracle's flagship BI Foundation Suite's price tag is lowered as market competition stiffens" IDG News Service 3:59 PM
  • "Oracle Launches its Fastest Engineered System, the SPARC SuperCluster T5-8 in India" IT News Online 9:32 AM
  • "Oracle Is Down But Its Fundamentals Are Still Up" Seeking Alpha 1:30 PM
  • "AMD joins LibreOffice, adds GPU grunt to free software suite: More mainstream support for rebellious developers" The Register 1:28 PM
General Interest
  • "Android flaw allows hackers to surreptitiously modify apps" Ars Technica 8:36 PM
  • "GM and Honda team up to produce next-gen fuel cells by 2020" Engadget 5:52 PM
  • "Two mystery Motorola phones hit the FCC, likely headed for Verizon" Engadget 5:14 PM
  • "Computing legend Douglas Engelbart dies at 88: The man whose work was behind such computing mainstays as the mouse, graphical user interfaces, and hyperlinks has passed away." CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Douglas Engelbart, father of the mouse, dies at 88" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "In Memoriam: Douglas Engelbart, Maestro of So Much More Than the Mouse" Techland 3:45 PM
  • "Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:58 PM
  • "The Man Who Invented the Computer Mouse Has Died" Mashable 2:49 PM
  • "Doug Engelbart, Who Foresaw the Modern Computer, Dies at 88" Wired Magazine 5:52 PM
  • "Fans Take Videogame Damsels Out of Distress, Put Them in Charge: Players Rewrite Story Lines to Highlight Heroines; Princess Peach Saves Mario" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:30 PM
  • "2.5 million Californians exposed in data breaches" Associated Press 11:29 AM
  • "Report: New hardware design protects data in the cloud" TG Daily 9:41 AM
  • "Ubisoft: Change Your Passwords, We've Been Hacked" Techland 9:20 AM
  • "New Yorkers' New .NYC Domain Gets Initial OK: New York City likes to think of itself as a domain like no other, and now it's close to being able to boast as much on the web." Associated Press 9:16 AM
  • "In the Worldwide Surveillance Age, the U.S. Has a Big Edge: Experts in the field say that Silicon Valley has made America a surveillance superpower." Associated Press 9:15 AM
  • "Police go high tech to tackle trigger-happy Fourth of July celebrations" IDG News Service 9:10 AM
  • "State Dept. Paid $630,000 to Boost Facebook 'Likes'" PC Magazine 12:27 PM
  • "Facebook Employees Made So Much Money From The IPO, Their County Is Now The Richest In America" Business Insider 9:07 AM
  • "Android lock-screen bypass highlights mobile risk: Skype bug demonstrates the need for additional layers of security on mobile devices to protect corporate data, says analyst" CSO 9:23 AM
  • "Tech bloodbath: 6 services shut down this week/It's been a rough few days in tech, with several well-known services killed off or marked for an imminent death." CNNMoney 8:19 AM
  • "Flexible Glass Could Make Tablets Lighter and Solar Power Cheaper" Technology Review 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung's New Problem: High Expectations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:27 PM
  • "Samsung delays first Tizen phone to fourth quarter" CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "Malware steals Litecoins, Bitcoin's younger sibling" IDG News Service 8:11 AM
  • "Google To Glass Users: Have Fun, But Maintain Eye Contact And Don't Act Like A Glasshole" Business Insider 4:05 PM
  • "Move over Google Glass, here comes a telescopic contact lens that zooms 2.8X" VentureBeat 10:07 AM
  • "Google Docs began as a hacked together experiment, says creator" The Verge 9:47 AM
  • "Google under pressure to stop illegal drug ads: Google has been warned to stop adverts for pharmacies willing to sell powerful painkillers without a prescription." Telegraph, Reuters 9:10 AM
  • "Google sheds light on Glass in new FAQ: The FAQ answers a host of questions about Google's high-tech specs." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Google rakes in cash from dangerous YouTube videos, claim state attorneys general" PCWorld 8:21 AM
  • "German minister: drop Google if you fear US spying" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Google Doodle celebrates Franz Kafka with a cockroach" CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Franz Kafka Google Doodle Channels The Metamorphosis" PC Magazine 8:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Diamlemos Shipping Helps Ensure Remote Support for Its Vessels With Cisco Cloud Connector for Setel's SmartBox-V" Marketwired 9:30 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft and former Windows chief Sinofsky agree on 'retirement' terms/Summary: A new SEC filing notes that Microsoft's former Windows President will be freed from his non-compete clauses after the end of calendar 2013." ZDNet 9:24 PM
  • "Bill Gates to keynote Microsoft event, take questions" PCWorld 1:28 PM
  • "Microsoft working with Intel to finally improve laptop trackpads with Windows 8.1" The Verge 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft kills Facebook, Flickr integration in Windows 8.1 Photos app" Engadget 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft drops Facebook and Flickr photo integration from Windows 8.1, recommends official apps" The Verge 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new Dynamics CRM to deliver improved customer experience" BetaNews 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox One reputation system is built to make trolls play with trolls" The Verge 3:45 PM
  • "Microsoft eyes 2014 launch for Xbox One in Japan: The company is releasing the Xbox One in the U.S. and 20 other countries in 2013, but Japan has been listed as 'tier 2.'" CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft reaches out to enterprises with Surface Device Programme" V3 8:27 AM
  • "The delightful dozen: 12 fantastic (and free) Windows 8 apps" [Slideshow] PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Have some frugal fun with these 11 free Windows 8 games" [Slideshow] PCWorld 8:10 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US states: Google making ad money on illegal YouTube vids/Blackmarket drugs, how-to-do-crime - it's all just content at the Chocolate Factory/Oklahoma and Nebraska have joined Mississippi in calling on Google to crack down on internet ads for powerful drugs sold without prescription." The Register 11:57 AM
  • "Office of Fair Trading launches probe into government IT deals" V3 8:26 AM
  • "Smartphone makers stifling contactless payment uptake, claims O2" V3 8:26 AM
  • "Carriers poised to challenge parts of CRTC's new wireless code" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Government IT contracts to be scrutinised by UK competition watchdog" Channel Register 8:19 AM
  • "Courts Can't Agree on Whether Cops Can Track Your Cell Without a Warrant" Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Nasdaq requests judge dismiss class-action suits over Facebook IPO" CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "Megaupload's Dotcom warns NZ against complying with U.S. spying" Reuters 9:02 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Review: The HTC One Google Play edition offers the best of both worlds" Ars Technica 8:37 PM
  • "Review: The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition is great (for now)" Ars Technica 6:16 PM
  • "ARMs Race: Licensing vs. Manufacturing In Mobile" HotHardware 10:07 AM
  • "Does Facebook Have a Retargeting Problem?" AllThingsD 9:59 AM
  • "Trials of an Intel Quad Processor System: 4x E5-4650L from SuperMicro" AnandTech 9:20 AM
  • "Inside Google's innovative African broadband trial" GigaOM 1:21 PM
  • "Google's Library in the Sky Grows: Google has scored a deserved victory in its battle to build the largest digital book library and we should all be applauding—even authors and publishers." PC Magazine 11:59 AM
  • "Browsing the web with Google Glass" TG Daily 9:41 AM
  • "Is Vringo Or Google Cheering The Federal Circuit's Fresenius Decision?" Seeking Alpha 9:39 AM
  • "Why The Google Reader Shutdown Is A Huge Opportunity For Yahoo" ReadWrite 9:15 AM
  • "From Kickstarter to Best Buy: A Smart Watch's Journey/The Pebble smart watch has risen from being reliant on crowd-funding to appearing on shelves at a mass-market retailer." Technology Review 8:17 AM
  • "Hiring managers misuse (and misunderstand) Facebook" Fortune 10:54 AM
  • "Does Facebook Have a Retargeting Problem?" AllThingsD 8:16 AM
  • "How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Vizio Thin + Light CT15T-B1 notebook review: A new HD touchscreen—and little more" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Review: The Patriot Aero streams media without wires—not even a power cable" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Commentary: NAND flash controller industry headed for consolidation" DigiTimes 7:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Yahoo's pre-fireworks news: We're buying Xobni/With purchase of email startup, Yahoo might be looking to take over your mobile phone from every possible angle, including where you store your contacts." CNET News 9:59 PM
  • "New Zynga CEO Mattrick's Package Is Worth About $50M In Stock, Options & Salary" TechCrunch 6:27 PM
  • "Zynga's New CEO Don Mattrick's Total Pay Package Is Over $50 Million" Business Insider 2:58 PM
  • "Boxee sold to Samsung for under $30M" GigaOM 1:21 PM
  • "Samsung Confirms It Has Acquired Boxee" Mashable 12:26 PM
  • "Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee Acquired By Samsung For Around $30M" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "Netflix seals 'me too' licenses with PBS after Amazon" CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Source: Xobni Was Acquired For More Than $60 Million" TechCrunch 4:36 PM
  • "Yahoo Buys Xobni for More Than $30 Million" Mashable 3:58 PM
  • "Yahoo Acquires Xobni for Upwards of $30 Million (Like ATD Said, Part 2)" AllThingsD 3:33 PM
  • "Yahoo acquires iPhone app Qwiki" T3 10:57 AM
  • "Yahoo buys mobile app company Qwiki" Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "Dialog to acquire digital PWM IC firm iWatt" DigiTimes 7:41 AM
  • "FCC to Approve SoftBank Acquisition of Sprint" DailyTech 9:46 AM
  • "Report: FCC set to greenlight Sprint's deals with Clearwire and Softbank" GeekWire 7:36 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks keep gains ahead of break/Groupon extends gains of two-week run; BlackBerry slips more" MarketWatch 2:54 PM
  • "Stocks Finish on Jobs High Note Ahead of Holiday" TheStreet 2:54 PM
  • "Futures Trim Losses Amid Mixed Data" FOXBusiness 8:22 AM
  • "Wall Street Ends Short Day on Upside: Stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day session on Wednesday as traders squared positions before the holiday and Friday's job market data." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 2:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb; Dow Gains 56 Points: Strong Labor Data Trump Political Unrest Abroad" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:55 PM
  • "Global markets getting slammed" CNNMoney 8:22 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop after China data; Hong Kong hit/Asian stocks fell Wednesday as concerns about growth in China's services sector added to the selling pressure amid caution ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the week, dragging on Hong Kong and Australian equities in particular." MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop as Portugal rattles crisis cage/Europe stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as political turmoil in Portugal re-awakened sovereign-debt worries, triggering sharp gains in bond yields for that country and Spain." MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:52 AM



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Bloomberg (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung Profit Slumps on Stalling Smartphone Shipments"
  • "Baidu Sales Miss Estimates Amid Push Into Mobile Search"
  • "IBM's Watson to Tap Twitter to Help Clients Make Decisions"
  • "Twitter Engineering, Analytics Executives Leave in Reshuffle"
  • "Uber Sees 'Ubermentum' Amid More Regulatory Approvals Updated 4 hours ago"
  • "Take-Two Interactive Beats Analysts' Estimates on GTA"
  • "BlackBerry CEO Joins Kardashian Touting Classic Features"
  • "Facebook $22 Billion WhatsApp Deal Buys $10 Million in Sales"
  • "STMicro Sales Forecast Misses Estimates on Weak Chip Demand"
  • "Twitter's Slowing User Growth Mirrors Facebook's Course" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung's Q3 financials show ongoing struggles in mobile"
  • "Driven by GTA Online's success, Take-Two sees future in Internet games"
  • "BlackBerry: We're still in the phone business"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Stick ship date pushed to January"
  • "Pandora, Spotify top ranking of music apps -- so where's Beats?"
  • "Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots"
  • "The Longest Journey arrives remastered for iOS" ...
  • "Guide to using Google+ Auto Backup"
  • "Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles"
  • "A massive success: 10 years of World of Warcraft" ...
InformationWeek (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up"
  • "Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?"
  • "Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles"
  • "Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business"
  • "Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems"
  • "Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy"
  • "NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice"
  • "Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola"
  • "Microsoft Opens Azure Center In Australia"
  • "iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Bluetooth Smart Improvements Appear in More Devices"
  • "MCX, an Apple Pay Rival, Says It Is Open to Other Technology"
  • "Hungarians March Against Proposed Tax on Internet Use"
  • "Unpacking the F.C.C.'s Online Video Proposal"
  • "IBM and Twitter Team Up to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media"
  • "Reddit Opens a Crowdfunding Site"
  • "Apple Pay Runs Afoul of MCX, a Group With a Rival Product"
  • "Facebook to Spend Billions on Future"
  • "AT&T Accused of Deceiving Smartphone Customers With Unlimited Data Plans"
  • "HP Unveils Plan to Make 3-D Printing an Everyday Thing"
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Nintendo to develop device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO"
  • "Smartphone woes drag Samsung Electronics third-quarter profit to more than three-year low"
  • "Samsung Elec sees higher handset average sale price in fourth quarter"
  • "Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments"
  • "Samsung Electronics third-quarter operating profit down 60.1 percent on year"
  • "Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments"
  • "Exclusive: Lighting and sensor provider Excelitas up for sale - sources"
  • "Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch"
  • "Take-Two raises 2015 forecast, revenue surpasses estimates"
  • "China's Baidu posts third quarter revenue below analysts' targets"


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