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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 29, 2013
"Icahn criticizes Dell for vote rule change on proposed deal: Icahn urges Dell board to not adopt the rule change for shareholder vote proposed by Michael Dell and Silver Lake" Computerworld New Zealand 8:46 PM
"Carl Icahn Urges Dell's Board Not To Be 'Fooled' By Michael Dell, Silver Lake Buyout Offer" Forbes 12:34 PM
"Dell takeover latest: Icahn tells Big Mike where to stick his rule rewrite" The Register 11:43 AM
"Michael Dell says he will continue as CEO even if buyout fails: Not quite what Icahn has planned" The Inquirer 10:35 AM
"Icahn to Dell committee: don't change voting rules" CNBC 8:11 AM
"Carl Icahn Blasts Michael Dell For Proposed Vote Change on Dell Buyout" Forbes 8:09 AM
"Icahn criticizes Dell for vote rule change on proposed deal" PCWorld 11:43 AM
"Icahn opposes voting rule change proposed by Dell founder" Reuters 7:51 AM
"Dell's Deal Can Be Tweaked Without Cash: McCracken" Bloomberg TV 8:11 AM
"What Dell Bankers Can Learn From Omnicom and Publicis' Merger" TheStreet 10:40 AM
"Juicy Potential Yield From International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)" Insider Monkey 12:21 PM
"IBM to receive 21 million euros state-aid for Romania investment: report" Reuters 7:15 AM
"ESDS selects IBM PureSystems for Cloud and Big Data offerings" CIOL 8:21 AM
"HP Protect 2013 Keynote Speakers to Discuss How to Win the Security Cyberwar" MarketWired 7:25 AM
"Microsoft accuses Microsoft of copyright infringement, asks Google to scrub search links" PCWorld 11:42 AM
"Microsoft Gave Google a Copyright Takedown Request for Microsoft.com" Gizmodo 8:55 PM
"Microsoft Claim To Be Selling Below Own Targets" World TV PC 8:14 AM
"Microsoft introduces warning on child abuse image searches" The Register 8:14 AM
"Microsoft's Bing first to introduce child abuse pop-ups in UK" ITProPortal 8:14 AM
"Microsoft's Bing adds child abuse pop-up search warnings" V3 7:25 AM
"Microsoft adds child abuse warnings to Bing" BetaNews 7:16 AM
"Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Delivers Comprehensive Management for Oracle Database 12c" MarketWired 7:51 AM
"Oracle OpenWorld 2013 - What to expect" CIO 8:20 AM
"Oracle Pushes Java ME Forward: Oracle is ARMing Java for the mobile world." Datamation 12:18 PM
"Intel ditching controversial facial recognition features for its upcoming set-top box" The Verge 9:11 PM
"Intel expects lower prices for 2-in-1 laptops" Focus Taiwan 8:19 AM
"Is Intel's Failure To Hike Its Dividend A Sign Of Things To Come?" Seeking Alpha 10:38 AM
"Why Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Could Turn Around" Insider Monkey 12:16 PM
"Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Stands on Second Position In Reportlinker Report Of 42 Firms, Cisco Systems, IBM, HP, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft" Property Mentory Group 12:16 PM
"AMD to Release an ARM-Based Microserver" Design News 8:19 AM
"Cisco/Sourcefire: A Potential Game Changer for Cisco and the Cybersecurity Industry" Network World 12:14 PM
"Cisco Transitioning Partners To Cloud" CRN 8:17 AM
"Cisco Boosts Cybersecurity Facilities with $2.7 Billion Takeover Bid" Hispanic Business 8:17 AM
"SpiderCloud: Cisco 'Naïve' on Small Cells" Light Reading 8:17 AM
"New GTA 5 Screenshots Reveal How Powerful Current Gen Consoles Still Are In Terms Of Graphics" Redmond Pie 8:40 PM
"Samsung reportedly prepping 12.2-inch and 10-inch tablets with better-than-full HD screens" BGR 5:33 PM
"Ubuntu head: Our phone will have faster updates, less 'silly bloatware' than Android" CITEworld 5:33 PM
"Amazon delivers hiring boom" USA Today 9:42 PM
"Amazon is hiring 5,000 staff to grow its US-based fulfillment team by 25%" The Next Web 7:14 AM
"Amazon to Add 5,000 Workers, as Worry About Costs Rises" 24/7 Wall St. 7:23 AM
"Ahead of Obama's Visit, Amazon Announces 7,000 New Jobs" ABCNews 11:02 AM
"Amazon promises 7,000 new jobs ahead of Obama visit" Engadget 7:21 AM
"Amazon hiring 7,000 workers" CNNMoney 8:08 AM
"Amazon eyes 7,000 new workers to handle customer demand" CNET News 8:39 AM
"Amazon Studios May Crowdsource Selection of Its Web TV Show Pilots" AllThingsD 8:38 AM
"Amazon quietly slashes book prices to new lows in apparent competition with Overstock.com" GigaOM 8:08 AM
"Amazon and Overstock are locked in a price war to offer cheaper hardcover books" The Verge 10:37 AM
"Calling all 'codaholics': Automakers vie for tech talent" Reuters 7:24 AM
"Cosmos Returns, To The Satisfaction Of Billions And Billions: Neil deGrasse Tyson brings back the astronomy show Carl Sagan made famous." ReadWrite 8:38 AM
"Eve players stage giant online space battle" BBC 11:04 AM
"Google asked to remove 100 million 'piracy' links in 2013" BBC 10:40 AM
"Google Glass has limited purchase appeal says venture capitalists, branded the next Segway" TrustedReviews 11:43 AM
"Gary Shteyngart Bravely Wore Google Glass for The New Yorker" The Atlantic Wire 11:43 AM
"Newt Gingrich Takes Google Glass to the Zoo" Mashable 12:03 PM
"Google to Glass Developers: Start Developing on Android SDK" PC Magazine 7:26 AM
"Google Play store inundated with scam apps, Symantec says" InfoWorld 8:07 AM
"Chromecast already rooted, revealed to be running software closer to Google TV than Chrome OS" 9 to 5 Google 10:37 AM
"With Chromecast, Google reveals Chrome as its strategic big gun" Computerworld 7:20 AM
"Google CIO praises IT workers for keeping businesses alive" V3 7:17 AM
"Micron To Profit From New Memory Environment" Seeking Alpha 7:20 AM
"Here Are The Clearest Shots Yet of the Moto X" Gizmodo 10:36 AM
"Nokia's new Bluetooth 'Treasure Tag' will prevent you from ever losing your keys again" The Verge 7:51 AM
"Nvidia prototypes its own VR headset, makes personal gaming slightly less nerdy" TechHive 12:37 PM
"Sony, Panasonic team up to develop 300GB optical disc" CNET News 8:08 AM
"Sony and Panasonic team up to create 300GB discs of the future" The Verge 7:18 AM
"Why are Sony and Panasonic releasing 300 GB optical discs in 2013?" TechHive 10:40 AM
"Twitter Looks to Simplify Abuse Reporting After Rape Threats" PC Magazine 10:38 AM
"Twitter UK expands access to abuse-reporting function" CNET News 8:22 PM
"WeChat took Facebook's mantle in China and now it's going global" The Next Web 8:09 AM
"3D printers can cause strokes, researchers warn: Commercially available models emit dangerous particles" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
"Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquak" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:19 AM
"Attention, shoppers! Stores track your cellphones" New York Post 7:16 AM
"In new apps, hand gestures control the action" Reuters 7:16 AM
"Hackers using spoofed headers as malware runners" V3 7:19 AM
"This Technology Can Tell Whether People Really Mean What They Say" Business Insider 10:40 AM
"Dell Delivers Cloud Application Services on Windows Azure" BusinessWire 12:12 PM
"Orion Health Chooses HP to Support Managed Health Services" MarketWired 10:39 AM
"The $350 price may be right for the Surface RT" BGR 8:45 PM
"Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 11 for Developers" The Motley Fool 4:37 PM
"Bring Back Windows XP: Enough with Windows 8. An updated version of Windows XP would be a lot more popular with users." PC Magazine 3:29 PM
"Has Walmart temporarily sold out of Microsoft Surface RTs? A couple of weeks after Microsoft's $900 million Surface RT write-down, Surface RTs seem to be selling: at least at Walmart." CNET News 2:22 PM
"Microsoft expands bug info-sharing program to larger crowd: Acknowledges increased risk of leaks to hackers" Computerworld 12:37 PM
"Microsoft Corporation Is Doing Well Where It Counts, Poorly Everywhere Else" Minyanville 8:10 AM
"Microsoft haters: You'll have to break a lot of legs to topple Ballmer's beast/Terrifying ten-legged software monster is not dead yet" The Register 7:18 AM
"Microsoft follows Google into South Africa to prove white space broadband potential" GigaOM 7:51 AM
"Enterprise PC demand may benefit from the end of Windows XP support" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
"Death of Windows XP Could Do Good to Enterprise PCs" Softpedia 8:15 AM
"Arkadium Says Better Analytics Will Save Windows 8 Games" AllThingsD 10:39 AM
"Microsoft to host their own event at Gamescom" Xboxer 360 8:15 AM
"Microsoft opens pre-orders for 'Day One' Xbox Live Gold membership" Neowin 8:16 AM
"Microsoft puts Xbox One controller in online store for pre-order" VR-Zone 8:13 AM
"Xbox One out 29 November Toys 'R' Us hints, ahead of PS4" Crave @ CNET 7:18 AM
"Xbox One To Reportedly Launch November 29Th, Beating Playstation 4'S December 13Th Debut" BGR 11:44 AM
"Xbox One and Sony PS4 controllers get prices: More than a game, less than a car" The Inquirer 11:42 AM
"Microsoft prices Xbox One controller at $59.99, headset at $24.99" The Verge 7:16 AM
"Microsoft prices Xbox One controller at $60, headset at $25" CNET News 8:06 AM
"Even Nokia thinks there's a Windows Phone app gap of sorts" GigaOM 9:02 AM
"Microsoft Needs to Speed Things Up With Windows Phone, Says Nokia VP" AllThingsD 10:36 AM
"Nokia exec says Windows Phone 8 needs more apps, tells Microsoft to get a wriggle on" Pocket-lint 9:02 AM
"Nokia Thinks Microsoft Should Step Up Their Game To Make Windows Phone A Success" UberGizmo 8:15 AM
"Nokia blames Microsoft for poor Windows Phone app selection" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
"Nokia left frustrated by Microsoft's slow Windows Phone progress" The Verge 7:15 AM
"Nokia attacks Microsoft over Windows Phone apps and rues 'missed sales opportunities'" ITProPortal 8:13 AM
"New Stats show Microsoft's Windows Phone gaining in some parts of the world" GeekWire 10:41 AM
"Windows Phone stomps all over BlackBerry in Europe" BetaNews 11:42 AM
"Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Thomson Reuters' Twitter feed" Reuters 9:21 PM
"Britain losing battle against internet crime, lawmakers say" Reuters 9:11 PM
"Thailand bans using Bitcoin in any way, local startup reports" Ars Technica 8:42 PM
"Moscow Metro says new tracking system is to find stolen phones; no one believes them" Ars Technica 5:14 PM
"Attorneys general target Backpage.com, threatening the Internet" Fortune 11:42 AM
"Car key immobiliser hack revelations blocked by UK court" BBC 11:04 AM
"FEMA App Adds Crowdsourcing for Disaster Relief" Mashable 10:37 AM
"Government urges BT and councils to reveal rural broadband rollout locations" V3 10:38 AM
"David Cameron's Porn Filter Problem Has Already Been Solved" Forbes 11:43 AM
"Microsoft, Intel, other tech companies rally against ITC product bans" Electronista 11:44 AM
"Microsoft, Google disagree on jury instructions, verdict form for next month's FRAND trial" Foss Patents 10:38 AM
"NSA Surveillance Extends The Threat Hierarchy" Forbes 12:37 PM
"PRISM turned up the volume on cloud security conversations" GigaOM 7:50 AM
"How A New Royalty Bill Could Change Radio For The Better" Forbes 10:39 AM
"Twitter Posts $55K of Promoted Tweets to Help Avoid Payroll Taxes" PC Magazine 7:26 AM
"7 Things App Developers Don't Know About the China Mobile Market (But Should)" ReadWrite 7:52 AM
"Six Unconventional, Scientific Ways to Be Happier" Lifehacker 8:37 AM
"10 Game-Changing Developments In Government Clouds" Forbes 8:37 AM
"14 Practices That Will Ruin Your Twitter Reputation" Forbes 8:07 AM
"Are Cloud Based Accounting Apps Ready For Prime Time? 5 Things You Should Know" Forbes 9:02 AM
"Dead technology commentators: Socrates and the Internet" Forbes 7:52 AM
"The puzzle masters: How 3D printing is enabling the most complex puzzles ever created" GigaOM 7:52 AM
"Bluetooth LE + Android and why the smart tag revolutions is upon us" GigaOM 12:03 PM
"Chief Digital Officer: Hot new tech title or flash in the pan?" Computerworld 7:19 AM
"Tips for creating more compelling data visualizations: How to draw viewers to your points of interest" Computerworld 7:21 AM
"Time to Drop Dropbox?" BetaNews 7:23 AM
"How to put your DVD library in the cloud" PCWorld 7:23 AM
"It's Time For Enterprises To Consider Chromebooks" Forrester 9:02 AM
"Google Chromecast: Does It Deserve a Place In Your Living Room?" Lifehacker 10:36 AM
"Google Chromecast First Impressions: Not Ready For Prime-Time Player" MediaDailyNews 8:07 AM
"iFixit Cracks Open Google's $35 Chromecast Dongle" PC Magazine 7:26 AM
"'Internet of things' will mean really, really big data" Computerworld 12:02 PM
"Leap Motion review: A glimpse into the future of computing" The Guardian 7:21 AM
"Mandiant CEO Reveals Chinese Hacking Methods, Goals" PC Magazine 7:26 AM
"Why Netflix Is More Than the Next HBO" Techland 7:19 AM
"Why the PC Industry Will Never Rebound" PC Magazine 10:41 AM
"Down With Lifehacking! It doesn't make life better—it just makes us work more." Slate 7:19 AM
"The Science Behind the Perfect Workspace" Lifehacker 12:34 PM
"How Can Twitter Make It Easier to Report Hate Speech?" Mashable 10:41 AM
"TechHive E3 confessionals: Our thoughts on the biggest gaming show of the year" TechHive 11:41 AM
"Twitter abuse: Why cyberbullies are targeting women" BBC 8:39 AM
"Get Real- Virtual and Augmented Reality May Replace Your Job" Examiner 12:03 PM
"CDN Provider EdgeCast Raises $54M: What It Means For The Industry" Seeking Alpha 7:25 AM
"Why Google Should Buy Warby Parker - Before Jawbone" Forbes 11:42 AM
"GridGain gets $10M for in-memory computing" GigaOM 10:37 AM
"Franken-Yahoo No. 19? Yahoo Eyes E-Commerce App Platform Lexity" AllThingsD 7:21 AM
"Tech Stocks: Amazon, Dell losses lead weak tech action/Tech stocks began the week on a downbeat note Monday, with Amazon.com Inc. and Dell Inc. among the sector leaders slipping into the red." MarketWatch 4:22 PM
"Stocks tumble at start of busy week" CNNMoney 4:22 PM
"U.S. Stocks Retreat as Wariness Grows Amid Summer Slumber" TheStreet 4:23 PM
"Stocks Slip; Housing Data, M&A in Focus" FOXBusiness 10:43 AM
"Stocks Pull Back: Economic Reports, Fed Meeting in Focus" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:23 PM
"Asia Markets: Japan stocks stumble to lead broad Asian losses" MarketWatch 10:43 AM
"Europe Markets: Europe stocks wobble ahead of eventful data week/Advertising firms gain after Publicis-Omnicom merger" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
"Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:22 PM
"Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:21 PM
"Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:12 PM
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"Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
"Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
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"US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
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"Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
"Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
"Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
"Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
"What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
"U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
"Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
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"Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
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"AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
"WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
"Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
"Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
"PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
"HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
"Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
"Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"