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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 4, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping: Computer maker says it is 'exploring ideas', as it admits corporate customers are slow to adopt Windows 8 tablets" The Guardian 6:54 AM
  • "Dell Looks To Smartwatches And Wearable Tech, But That's Just Another Boat To Miss" TechCrunch 2:12 PM
  • "Dell Considers Move Into Wearable Computing" Mashable 3:02 PM
  • "Dell turns to wearable tech as Windows 8 fails to boost PC sales" BGR 3:54 PM
  • "Dell Has So Far Only Sold 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Its Windows 8 Tablets" Microsoft News 1:18 PM
  • "Investors press Dell on 'Plan B' as buyout bid totters" Reuters 12:00 PM
  • "We are going through a major transitioning, says Dell's Bobbi Dangerfield" Business Today 6:55 AM
  • "Activist News – Carl Icahn finds $5.1bn financing for Dell bid" Opalesque 6:55 AM
  • "Patent Case Denied Transfer- Northern District of Georgia Agrees with Southern District of Florida that the Value of Document Location in Considering Transfer Motions Is Accorded Little Weight in Electronic Era" The National Law Review 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel working to improve laptop trackpads for Windows 8.1" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft, Intel Working to Fix Trackpad Issues in Windows 8.1" Softpedia 7:00 AM
  • "Motorola's royalty demand from Microsoft was like demanding $54 million for a standard Ford Taurus" Foss Patents 2:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Share Price: Former Windows Boss Strikes Retirement Deal" Invezz 7:02 AM
  • "Intel's rumoured eight-core CPU has a hidden secret: ANALYSIS Just like today's Core i7's, Intel's upcoming eight-core chip will have hidden cores" TechRadar UK 12:01 PM
  • "Intel Corp. Receives 'Buy' Rating from TheStreet (INTC)" Daily Political 1:16 PM
  • "Intel Pushes For Increased Data Centre Reach: Intel's Diane Bryant says the giant chip's presence in the data centre segment is set to grow" TechWeekEurope 7:00 AM
  • "Intel-Based ZTE Geek Receives Approvals in China" Softpedia 7:00 AM
  • "Fourth-gen Intel Core processor: launched" Jakarta Post 7:02 AM
  • "HP would put up a fight against US Patriot Act" Computing 12:00 PM
  • "AMD joins The Document Foundation to push GPU acceleration in Libre Office" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "LibreOffice gets AMD GPU acceleration" Fudzilla 6:57 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Receives 'Market Perform' Rating from FBR Capital Markets" Zolmax News 6:58 AM
  • "New Cisco global distribution exec named" CRN 6:58 AM
  • "Big Blue storage supremo Andy Monshaw quits IBM" The Register 1:16 PM
  • "IBM bets the server farm on flash" BetaNews 7:12 AM
  • "Oracle's Sun rises over ZFS and Pillar: Axiomatic, my dear Ellison? Possibly not" The Register 7:05 AM
  • "Oracle slashes BI Foundation Suite prices: Flagship BI software's price tag lowered as market competition stiffens" IDG News Service 7:03 AM
  • "Asia Chip Makers Stand to Benefit From Move to Cut-Price Gadgets" Reuters 8:38 AM
General Interest
  • "As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:36 PM
  • "Résumé Shows Snowden Honed Hacking Skills" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:36 PM
  • "Gartner cuts global IT spending growth forecast in half as PC sales slump" BGR 6:11 PM
  • "Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange back in action" Engadget 12:47 PM
  • "Kim Dotcom's Mega launches an acquired Android app for its first foray into mobile" The Verge 11:54 AM
  • "Motorola teases the Moto X as smartphone users can design themselves" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Vermont ISP delivers Google Fiber speeds for half the price" BGR 7:39 AM
  • "Samsung's New Problem: High Expectations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail lands today for Samsung Galaxy owners: Owners of the S4, S3 and Note 2 get the new album today--three days before the rest of the world." CNET News 7:08 AM
  • "Samsung to invest $4.5B in five new South Korean research centers" Electronista 6:52 AM
  • "Goats Work at Amazon Japan. Like, Actual Goats." Kotaku 6:51 AM
  • "Android 'Master Key' Security Hole Puts 99% Of Devices At Risk Of Exploitation" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Huge security vulnerability may affect nearly every Android device on the planet" BGR 11:42 AM
  • "Android flaw leaves '99% of devices vulnerable'" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 6:57 AM
  • "'Master key' to Android phones uncovered" BBC 6:51 AM
  • "Hemel Hempstead grandmother auctions gallstones on eBay" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Six Percent Of Americans Use Reddit" redOrbit 6:49 AM
  • "BBC to broadcast Wimbledon final and semi-final matches in 3D" Engadget 6:46 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 41MP PureView phone confirmed for UK, says source: The Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView phone will be available in the UK, an industry insider has confirmed to CNET." CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Nokia's unannounced 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 pictured ahead of AT&T debut" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "Nokia EOS reportedly rebranded Lumia 1020, image leaked" Electronista 6:43 AM
  • "'Darkleech' malware undertakes ransomware campaign: Websites hosted on Apache servers are modified to serve up malware" Computerworld 6:42 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "A Windows 8.1 survivor's guide: Hardware" CNET News 8:46 PM
  • "Microsoft outlines Xbox One's new reputation system" TechSpot 1:17 PM
  • "Xbox One is 'built for advertising', but Microsoft will 'protect the user from any sort of abuse'" Xbox 360 7:04 AM
  • "Halo 4 best selling game published by Microsoft Studios" T3 7:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Removes Integrated Facebook And Flickr Photo Sharing In Windows 8.1: Could this be the end of the deep social integration that was one of the hallmarks of the new desktop OS?" Techtree 7:02 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Eye on surveillance: France's PRISM, EU's concerns" CNET News 8:46 PM
  • "San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march" CNET News 3:58 PM
  • "Internet sites join July 4 protest against surveillance" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Sentences for cyber crime and snooping to be tougher across EU" Reuters 12:52 PM
  • "NSA Spying Risks Undermining Trust In U.S. Cloud Computing Businesses, Warns Kroes" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "German security chief: Ditch Google and Facebook if you're afraid of spying" BGR 12:47 PM
  • "European PRISM anger gains momentum with fresh cloud warnings and data threats" GigaOM 10:11 AM
  • "France 'has vast data surveillance' - Le Monde report" BBC 11:39 AM
  • "France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "China sees increase in Trojan and botnet attacks from other countries: Mobile malware in the country is also surging" Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Twitter translates tweets from leading Egyptians" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Internet fills the gap as some TV stations shut down in Egypt during transition: Supporters of both the deposed president and the opposition took to social networks" Computerworld 6:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Are smartphones making us insomniacs?" Daily Life 9:35 PM
  • "Why Twitter's ad tracking system is actually great news for the Do Not Track camp" VentureBeat 3:06 PM
  • "Deconstructing Pebble's Mainstream Push" Forbes 3:01 PM
  • "The Declaration Of Independence, 2013" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "37 Haswell motherboard group test: 28x Z87, 6x H87 and 3x B85" ITProPortal 12:02 PM
  • "Teaching computers teaches us how little we understand about ourselves" Boing Boing 11:39 AM
  • "This is the future of web browsing: So long as web developers actually embrace it" The Verge 9:12 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "/Rocket's red glare: Five spectacular (but harmless) US space launch failures" Ars Technica 9:37 AM
  • "Why does LinkedIn want to be a media company? It's all about the data" paidContent 8:24 AM
  • "Have a productive picnic: Hotspots, chargers and more for the great outdoors" PCWorld 7:13 AM
  • "13 technologies fit for the Founding Fathers" PCWorld 7:13 AM
  • "Google July 4th Logo Answers The Question: When is Independence Day?" Search Engine Land 6:47 AM
  • "Here's why most users won't be affected by the latest Android flaw" GigaOM 6:46 AM
  • "All the Google Products That Google Itself Has Killed Dead" Gizmodo 6:47 AM
  • "Bye-bye Boxee: how a startup with great ideas and beautiful design failed to conquer the living room" GigaOM 6:46 AM
  • "Nintendo remains unwilling to end region-locking" Destructoid 6:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "New Yahoo acquisition Qwiki is being sued by Chaotic Moon over payment for developing iOS app" The Next Web 8:33 PM
  • "Valta Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Home Gadget Energy Management Platform" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
  • "Zynga Lured CEO Mattrick With Compensation Topping $50 Million" Bloomberg 7:48 AM
  • "Asia's Startups Are Hindered By Confusing And Outdated Laws, Says The Economist Intelligence Unit" TechCrunch 6:48 AM
  • "eBay Buys 2dehands.be And 2ememain.be In Belgium, Consolidates Classifieds Power In Europe" TechCrunch 6:48 AM
  • "Samsung Set To Kill Boxee's Cloud DVR Service, July 10." RazorianFly 6:47 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "European Central Bank Commits to Low Rate" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:12 PM
  • "Europe's central banks step up dovish talk" CNNMoney 1:09 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong, Australia stocks stage rebound/Stocks in Hong Kong and Australia bounced back on Thursday after better-than-expected U.S. economic data spurred gains on Wall Street, while a strengthened yen dragged on Japanese shares." MarketWatch 6:39 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks surge as ECB, BOE seen as dovish/Portugal, Egypt tensions also abate/The view that Europe's central banks are going to keep monetary policy easy for the foreseeable future triggered a rally for European stocks on Thursday, with investors brushing aside geopolitical worries that triggered losses the prior day." MarketWatch 1:11 PM
  • "European Stocks Rally as ECB Says Rates to Remain Low" Bloomberg 1:10 PM



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Bloomberg (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Cisco Seeks to Block Arista Network Devices From the U.S."
  • "Alibaba's Ma Considered Sony Venture on 'Ghostbusters'"
  • "Uber Customer Vigilance Urged Following Boston Sex Assault Cases"
  • "BlackBerry Revenue Miss Overshadows Turnaround Progress"
  • "BlackBerry and Boeing Team Up to Offer Self-Destructing Spy Phone"
  • "Atos to Acquire Xerox IT Outsourcing Unit for $1.05 Billion"
  • "Samsung May Increase Dividend by as Much as 50%"
  • "Short-Seller Block Bluffs His Way Onto NQ Mobile's Call Updated 3 hours ago"
  • "Uber Declared Illegal in Taiwan After 63 Fines Issued"
  • "MTS, VimpelCom to Share Networks to Cut Costs Amid Ruble Plunge" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 4:10 PM CST)
  • "Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips"
  • "MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API"
  • "Cartoon: Where Data Goes To Die"
  • "Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance"
  • "Geekend: The Inaugural Geeky Awards"
  • "Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015"
  • "Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features"
  • "6 IT Career Resolutions"
  • "Technology Training: Why We're In Hell"
New York Times (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Staples Says Security Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Cards"
  • "Obama Vows U.S. Response to North Korea Cyberattack on Sony"
  • "The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the 'Erasable Internet'"
  • "Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General"
  • "BlackBerry Narrows Loss in Quarter, but Revenue Declines"
  • "Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million"
  • "Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing"
  • "Uber Suspends Portland Operations in Deal With City Regulators"
  • "Uber Driver in Boston Area Is Charged With Rape"
  • "Millions of Fake Instagram Users Disappear in Purge"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Apple Patent Hints at More Uses for Touch ID Sensor"
  • "GTA V Update Adds Snowballs, Festive Clothing"
  • "Working Without Wires: Setting Up a Secure Business Network"
  • "Hershey Shows Off 3D-Printed Chocolate"
  • "Facebook Adds Auto-Enhancing for Smartphone Pics"
  • "Have an Amazon Fire Phone? It Just Got a Big Update"
  • "Samsung to End ChatOn Service"
  • "Obama: Sony 'Made a Mistake' by Pulling 'The Interview'"
  • "T-Mobile Settles Phone-Cramming Case for $90 Million"
  • "Explore Street View With Google Cardboard" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attackVideo"
  • "Obama mocks absurd plot twist of cyber attack on Sony"
  • "U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case"
  • "Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'"
  • "Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attackVideo"
  • "Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack"
  • "U.S. reaches out to China, others, for help on Sony hack"
  • "Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'"
  • "Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers"
  • "Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview'"


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