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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Dell board may delay founder-buyout vote if on track to tank: A special committee could postpone the Friday vote on Michael Dell's buyout offer if polls already cast would sink it, Bloomberg reports." CNET News 11:12 AM
  • "Dell investors should take the money and run/Commentary: Decent value unlikely if PC maker stays on the market" MarketWatch 7:15 AM
  • "What Carl Icahn doesn't understand about Dell" ITProPortal 7:18 AM
  • "Dell Unleashes New Version of Desktop Virtualization Platform" SiliconANGLE 7:17 AM
  • "Dell enters three-year partnership with Camara to introduce technology into two schools in Dublin and Limerick" Business & Leadership 7:17 AM
  • "Peak PC and Microsoft's dilemma/Here's the big question: Does the personal computer industry stabilize, and if so, where?" Computerworld 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft broadens its Windows Azure desktop-hosting licensing terms" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Smartwatch Being Tested By Surface Team" TechWeekEurope 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft beware: Google Chromebooks could surge/Chromebook shipments could spike in the second half of the year. That's not good news for Microsoft, which is seeing falling laptop deliveries." CNET News 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft fills Office Mobile hole with iOS Outlook app" PCWorld 2:29 PM
  • "Windows XP End of Life: HP Offers Migration Support" The VAR Guy 7:19 AM
  • "Ray Ozzie joins Hewlett-Packard board: Ex-Microsoft chief software architect to help HP build out its enterprise software and services business" IDG News Service 7:19 AM
  • "HP Names Ex-CEOs of McDonald's, Liberty Media to Board" Bloomberg 7:20 AM
  • "HP, rivals spar over $3.5B IT contract with U.S. Navy/Summary: How much does $3.5 billion mean to ailing PC maker HP? Quite a lot, considering it made just half that figure during its second-quarter earnings, down year-over-year." ZDNet 9:35 AM
  • "Intel Acquires Gesture-Recognition Developer Omek Interactive" PC Magazine 2:27 PM
  • "Intel acquires gesture computing firm Omek/Summary: It's possible that Intel is moving to bolster its position in the gesture and sensor-based computing market, but likely not exclusively." ZDNet 9:32 AM
  • "Intel buys gesture firm Omek Interactive for $40M: report: The Israel-based company provides gesture-recognition technology. It was believed that Samsung and Qualcomm were also in the running to acquire Omek." CNET News 9:14 AM
  • "Intel's acquisition of Omek means you might never have to touch a PC again" The Verge 7:13 AM
  • "Gesture In The Picture, As Intel Reportedly Picks Up Omek But PrimeSense Dismisses Apple Acquisition Rumors" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "For Acer, USB 3.0 steals Intel's Thunder(bolt)" PCWorld 9:31 AM
  • "Intel Taps New Opportunity: 3-D Movies" WSJ Blogs 6:17 AM
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) To Expand Server Chips Usage In Mobile" ValueWalk 7:46 AM
  • "AMD FX-9000-series hardware now available/Summary: From today you'll be able to buy PCs powered by AMD's 5GHz, 8-core FX-9590 processor." ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Crystal series are next gen mobile cards" Fudzilla 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Kaveri supply may be delayed to early 2014" DigiTimes 9:39 AM
  • "AMD's Kabini Spotted Ahead of Schedule" EE Times 9:38 AM
  • "Oracle updates Exalytics systems with X3-4" V3 9:36 AM
  • "Perimeter Security Focus Leaves Strategic Business Assets Vulnerable To Cyberattack" [Forbes OracleVoice] Forbes 9:37 AM
  • "Sun sets on Oracle VDI products: Sun Ray going down for the last time" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "New highs for Cisco Systems, Inc." Avauncer 7:22 AM
  • "PC market's Q2 decline might be even worse than we thought" BGR 6:38 AM
General Interest
  • "Ad man: Mozilla 'radicals' and 'extremists' want to wreck internet economy/'Anti-business values' behind Firefox cookie-blocking scheme" The Register 8:54 PM
  • "Yahoo revenue flat (again) in second quarter, but Mayer focused on 'second spring'" GigaOM 6:39 PM
  • "Thermocell Tech Turns Waste Heat Into Power" Forbes 4:40 PM
  • "Redesigned Google Maps Web interface now available to all" CNET News 9:20 PM
  • "Google gets an Eiffel: Where haven't the intrepid Google Street View intruders been? The search giant scales France's famous tower." CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Google Pitches Online TV Service to Media Companies" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "WaterColorBot gives you a robotic brush-off: Automate your happy little clouds with the WaterColorBot, a Kickstarter kit that hands the brush off to a robot." CNET News 2:15 PM
  • "LG to expand Optimus G Pro availability to 40 more countries in Q3" Electronista 2:10 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's One-Year Report Card: The Clock Is Ticking" Time 9:49 AM
  • "On one-year anniversary, Yahoo's Mayer a favorite for shareholders: It's been exactly one year since Marissa Mayer became Yahoo's CEO, and her company's shares are up 74 percent in that time." CNET News 9:49 AM
  • "Clinkle Opens Waitlists To U.S. College Students, Teases A Bit More About What The $25M App Will Look Like" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "Download once, watch anywhere UltraViolet files move closer as Paramount embraces DTS" The Verge 9:19 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds defends his right to shame Linux kernel developers/'My culture is cursing': Linux kernel world is a hostile place—by design." Ars Technica 2:11 PM
  • "Intel Developer Accuses Torvalds of Verbal Abuse, Linus Says He Doesn't Fake Politeness" Softpedia 7:22 AM
  • "HTC One 'glamour red' hands-on" Engadget 7:13 AM
  • "Cable companies mull ditching sports stations to cut customers' bills" BGR 7:13 AM
  • "Linux 3.11 named Linux for Workgroups in odd homage to its archenemy Windows" ExtremeTech 6:52 AM
  • "Solar makers still clawing their way out of a slump" GigaOM 6:54 AM
  • "Sony PS4 dev kit FCC filing shows off extra ports, 2.75GHz max clock frequency" Engadget 6:46 AM
  • "BBC to launch five new HD channels as Freeview expands" BBC 6:39 AM
  • "BBC promises five new HD channels by early 2014, including News, CBeebies and BBC Four" Engadget 6:52 AM
  • "Instagram CEO thinks Instagram could actually outgrow Facebook" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "AT&T to Offer Option to Forgo Wireless Contract: Customers Get More Upgrades If They Pay Full Price for Phones" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 AM
  • "AT&T, Verizon to provide customers with early upgrade options" Electronista 6:46 AM
  • "AT&T joins the crowd by offering early upgrades" CNBC 6:17 AM
  • "Toshiba's Exceria Pro SDHC cards claim 'world's fastest' write speeds of 240MB per second" Engadget 6:52 AM
  • "Adults become more like children in a virtual world" BBC 6:29 AM
  • "Why the price of mobile data in India is suddenly plummeting" Quartz 6:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Helps Enterprises Use Big Data to Protect Critical Information, Mitigate Risk" Marketwired 9:35 AM
  • "LearnQuest Selected As Authorized IBM Global Training Provider" PRWeb 7:46 AM
  • "Dell solutions and services deployed by Green Clinic Health System" M2 Equibytes 7:18 AM
  • "70% of IP Professionals Believe IP & Business Strategy Alignment are Vital to Patent Portfolio Management" PRNewswire 7:46 AM
Microsoft
  • "Xbox One has play as you download functionality similar to PlayStation 4" Engadget 2:19 PM
  • "European devs cool on Xbox One/GDC Europe survey puts new Microsoft console at the back in developer interest" GamesIndustry 11:06 AM
  • "Bill Gates Touts Contextually-Aware Computing" WSJ Blogs 6:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's Lab of Things now in open beta, lets researchers study all the things" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants to Turn Your Home Into a Laboratory" Gizmodo 6:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Judge dismisses lawsuit over Instagram terms of service" CNET News 9:19 PM
  • "Secret court sides with Yahoo, orders U.S. to declassify Prism surveillance ruling" Reuters 9:19 PM
  • "Canadian 'patent troll' Wi-Lan loses East Texas trial" Ars Technica 9:16 PM
  • "Intel to IBM Feel Putin Pinch as Medvedev Loses Hold on Tech Hub" Bloomberg 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers: The United States is letting pro gamers from the U.K.'s Team Dignitas to enter the country on a visa normally used by elite athletes." CNET News 2:15 PM
  • "Cyberattack aims at government agencies in Asia, Europe: An e-mail claiming to be from the Chinese Ministry of National Defense actually contains a piece of malware that exploits a hole in Microsoft Office, says Trend Micro." CNET News 9:33 AM
  • "Snowden Files Request for Temporary Russian Asylum" Voice of America 9:30 AM
  • "Yahoo wins battle over Prism court papers: Details of the official justification for the US National Security Agency's wide-ranging Prism surveillance programme look set to be revealed." BBC 9:07 AM
  • "HTC and Sony prevail over patent troll WiLAN" Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "South Korea Blames North for June Cyberattacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:01 AM
  • "Tech firms target ads on pirate websites: Websites that profit from piracy are being targeted by an initiative that aims to cut off the cash they get from adverts." BBC 6:40 AM
  • "Woman in Twitter 'knocked cyclist off bike' case summonsed to court" BBC 6:39 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "US Spying Emboldens The Enemies Of A Free Internet" TechCrunch 3:16 PM
  • "Is Spotify helping kill off music piracy?" BGR 2:12 PM
  • "Groom with a view? Larry Page wears Google Glass at wedding" CNET News 9:20 PM
  • "Google Glass Malware: It's Coming" PC Magazine 9:35 AM
  • "Who can pry into your cloud-based data? The NSA's Prism spying program highlights the need to make sure your cloud contract safeguards your data from access by third parties" Computerworld 9:29 AM
  • "This Guy Made an Atari Version of Super Mario Bros. — And It's Pretty Fun" Wired 9:19 AM
  • "Don't Blame Big Cable. It's Local Governments That Choke Broadband Competition" Wired 9:19 AM
  • "How to Use Social Media to Juice Your Story's Popularity" Wired 7:01 AM
  • "The 'View Counts' Conundrum on Facebook Posts" Social Barrel 7:00 AM
  • "The repair yard where Lionel's trains get rolling again: In northeastern Ohio, inside a non-descript building, a team of technicians fixes thousands of the most beloved model trains in the world. CNET Road Trip stopped by to see the magic." CNET News 6:58 AM
  • "Yahoo's Mayer, a year on, must lose Google ghost/Commentary: CEO will find Yahoo's future by doing a search on its past" MarketWatch 6:16 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Lenovo turns to software partnerships to expand server business: Lenovo says it doesn't want to be a software company just yet" Computerworld 9:29 AM
  • "10 Top Big Data Startups to Watch--Final Rankings" Computerworld 9:29 AM
  • "CloudVelocity raises $13M to move enterprise apps to (where else?) the cloud" GigaOM 7:05 AM
  • "TalentBin Raises $2M From Lightbank To Be The Data-Focused Recruiting Platform For Technical Talent" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Point.io: Secure document storage doesn't have to be 'either or'" CITEworld 6:43 AM
  • "Baidu to Buy Mobile App Store for $1.9 Billion: Search Company Aims at Business From China's Smartphone Users" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 AM
  • "Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Verdict Still Out on Baidu's $1.9 Billion App Store Deal" WSJ Blogs 6:17 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, H-P gain, but tech sector stumbles/Facebook, Microsoft also rise, yet decliners weigh on market" MarketWatch 6:28 PM
  • "Stocks Slump as Coca-Cola Fizzle Suggests Consumer Slowdown" TheStreet 3:50 PM
  • "Stock Futures Steady Amid Mixed Earnings" FOXBusiness 7:38 AM
  • "Stocks Snap Win Streak" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks: Holding onto record highs" CNNMoney 7:38 AM
  • "Goldman Beats On Continued Debt Market Strength" TheStreet 7:38 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs doubles profits: Goldman Sachs has reported a surprise doubling of profits in its latest quarterly results." BBC 9:27 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China, Japan stocks rise; India retreats/Japanese stocks gained Tuesday on a weakened yen and a record finish for key U.S. indexes, while Chinese stocks edged higher after a choppy trading session amid hopes Beijing may act to avert a steeper economic slowdown." MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lower after German ZEW data/European stock markets held on to losses in midmorning action on Tuesday after German investor confidence data missed expectations." MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:27 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:27 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:19 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI and IoT: Tech's New BFFs"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72"
  • "Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple Finally Addresses MacBook Keyboard Issue With Free Repairs"
  • "Addicted to Facebook? You'll Soon Find Out"
  • "Tinder 'Picks' Highlights Your Most Promising Possible Matches"
  • "Report: Uber Driver Was Streaming 'The Voice' Before Fatal AV Crash"
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  • "Vivitar: Not What it Used to Be"
  • "Amazon Workers: Don't Give Feds Our Facial-Recognition Tech"
  • "Deals: $199 Xbox One S Bundle, $160 Ecovacs Robot Vacuum"
  • "The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo"
  • "US Air Force Picks SpaceX for 2020 Satellite Launch" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:00 AM CDT)
  • "Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings"
ZDNet (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Tumblr agrees to cooperate with South Korea in their fight against online pornography"
  • "Apple to replace some MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboards due to problems"
  • "Lost your car keys? Soon, your smartphone will unlock your vehicle"
  • "A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes"
  • "4G provision in Brazil sees mixed results"
  • "Microsoft employees ask the company to stop working with ICE"
  • "No coding skills? An AI low-code platform will guide you through the app creation process"
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