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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 2, 2012


Computer Industry
  • "Oracle Says SAP to Pay $306 Million in Copyright Deal" Bloomberg 6:41 PM
  • "SAP agrees to pay Oracle $306 million in damages" Reuters 9:40 PM
  • "SAP to pay $306M to Oracle after infringement fight: SAP will be paying Oracle a damage award of $306 million in the copyright infringement suit." CNET News 9:40 PM
  • "Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships" IDG News Service 9:24 PM
  • "HP and Dell to launch Windows RT tablet PCs at the end of October" DigiTimes 10:35 AM
  • "HP releases more Open webOS code, including System Manager and core apps" Ars Technica 8:52 PM
  • "What we still don't know about the new Windows: Microsoft just unleashed a slew of information about Windows 8's RTM, but some of the most important questions remain unanswered" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Windows 8 Heads to PC Makers, But Questions Remain" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Windows 8 store now up to 450 Metro-style apps" CNET Reviews 11:37 AM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft's Metro branding to be replaced 'this week' according to internal memo" The Verge 8:52 PM
  • "Microsoft looks set to launch 'holiday stores,' likely to help it sell the Surface and teach Windows 8" The Next Web 1:05 PM
  • "Analyst says Surface could hurt Ultrabook, Windows 8 tablets: MSFT subsidies could mean US$499 Surface price and death for Android tablets" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft Will Profit Off Webmail Without Reading Your Inbox" Wired 11:23 AM
  • "Battle of the E-mails: Microsoft vs. the Web/Dylan Tweney, VentureBeat, and Scott Stein,, discuss whether Microsoft will be able to win the fight in the web mail space against such competitors as Gmail and Yahoo." [Video Report] CNBC 11:35 AM
  • "IBM's VP of Emerging Technologies Rod Smith talks pre-crime divisons" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Intel China symposium to focus on hardware design and software ecosystem" DigiTimes 10:35 AM
  • "Intel to hold intelligent systems conference in China" DigiTimes 10:35 AM
  • "Cisco adds two CEOs to board of directors in cloud, green push" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Cisco Expands Board To 14 Adding Benioff, Johnson" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco appoints Marc Benioff, Kristina Johnson as directors" Reuters 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco Adds CEO Marc Benioff To The Board" Forbes 9:43 AM
  • "Internet Sales Tax Bill Gains Traction, Consideration" CIO 10:57 AM
  • "Cybersecurity bill fails in the Senate" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Senate blocks Cybersecurity Act" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Senate may go on recess without passing cyber bill: President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to pass the legislation as soon as possible" Associated Press 10:52 AM
  • "Turn any surface into a touchscreen" CNNMoney 10:28 AM
  • "Forecast for systems administrators: Cloudy/The traditional sysadmin role is changing, thanks to cloud computing and virtualization. Here's how to ensure you have a job in 5 years." Computerworld 10:31 AM
General Interest
  • "Amex Knocks Google for Misleading Comments About Its Role in Google Wallet" AllThingsD 7:28 PM
  • "[Infographic] Where Malware Comes From" ReadWriteWeb 3:34 PM
  • "Revolving Door: Yahoo Departures Begin, Even as Mayer's Team Still TBD" AllThingsD 7:57 PM
  • "Mayer Brings in First Googler -- in PR -- to Yahoo" AllThingsD 3:12 PM
  • "Booth babes banned by Chinese gaming expo" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "Augmented Reality Is Finally Getting Real: As smartphones explode in popularity, augmented reality is starting to move from novelty to utility." Technology Review 11:08 AM
  • "Huawei checking claims of vulnerabilities in its routers: Security researchers found critical vulnerabilites in Huawei's AR18 and AR29 series routers" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Venture capitalist named chairman of Cirrus Logic" EE Times 10:36 AM
  • "Winbond nearly halves losses in 2Q12" DigiTimes 10:34 AM
  • "Web inventor's opening ceremony role: Tim Berners-Lee talks about the honor for him and the Web to be featured in the London Games opening ceremony." [Video Report] CNN 10:28 AM
  • "Indie video games get help from a 'big brother'" CNN 10:27 AM
  • "eGlide 4 is an $80 Android 4.0 tablet" TG Daily 11:10 AM
  • "Google's Android 4.0 Being Ported to $25 Raspberry Pi PC" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Google+: We won't screw over developers" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Big brands turn to Google+ as pages start to feature more in search results" V3 11:19 AM
  • "Developers and security experts indifferent to Google Play Store guidelines" V3 11:19 AM
  • "Google Street View explores NASA's Kennedy Space Center" USA Today 11:18 AM
  • "Google Brings Street View To NASA's Kennedy Space Center" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
  • "Google to invest another $180 million to expand datacenter in Finland" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Facebook reveals 83 million fake accounts plaguing site" V3 11:20 AM
  • "Facebook Reports 80M Accounts Are Bogus" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Facebook has more than 83 million 'fake' users" BBC 10:05 AM
  • "RIM: No, we still can't spy on your enterprise emails" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "RIM rebuffs claims BlackBerry encryption keys given to Indian government" V3 11:20 AM
  • "RIM eyes further reductions: closes BlackBerry store" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 10:41 AM
  • "Research In Motion Could License Next-Gen BlackBerry OS, CEO Says" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "RIM finally unveils new PlayBook" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:49 AM
  • "RIM launches new line of PlayBook tablets" Reuters 9:59 AM
  • "Research In Motion Unveils 4G Version of PlayBook Tablet" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "RIM finally unveils 4G LTE tablet, with Aug. 9 launch" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "RIM officially announces 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "RIM's 4G LTE PlayBook to Launch in Canada August 9; Available in U.S. in 'Coming Months'" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Sony and Sharp highlight sector woes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Sony posts $312M Q1 loss as restructuring costs hit home" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Sony net loss widens from year-ago to Y24.64B" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Sony Loss Widens" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Sharp to cut 5,000 workers by March as revenue plummets" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Sharp Widens Loss Forecast As LCD Panel Demand Slumps" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Sharp Q1 loss nearly triples to 138.40 billion yen" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Sharp Posts Wider Loss, Announces Job Cuts" [Paid Membership Required] 9:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Appoints Marc Benioff and Kristina Johnson to Board of Directors" Marketwire 9:44 AM
  • "Dell KACE and Bomgar Offer Free Integrated Remote Support to Customers" Business Wire 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft ditches 'Metro' design name for Windows 8, all other products" VentureBeat 7:25 PM
  • "Final copy of Windows 8 leaks online" The Verge 5:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface: analysts predict failure, cite Zune" BGR 2:29 PM
  • "Minecraft creator concerned over Windows 8" TG Daily 11:10 AM
  • "Bang & Olufsen Hears the Sound of Savings With Office 365: Luxury audio system maker expects to save 82 percent in IT operations with Microsoft solution." PRNewswire 9:48 AM
  • "Cybersecurity Bill Blocked as Hopes Dim for Compromise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 PM
  • "U.S. representatives take on patent trolls with SHIELD Act: A bipartisan bill in Congress aims to bring in a 'loser pays' system for software and hardware patent lawsuits, to protect startups from companies that want to force settlements through the threat of high legal bills." CNET News 7:57 PM
  • "US congressmen take on patent trolls with SHIELD Act" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Creative Commons seeks opinions on first overhaul of licences in five years" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Police alert after ransom Trojan locks up 1,100 PCs" Techworld 11:08 AM
  • "CIA Joins Federal Mobile App Brigade: Intelligence agency's new mobile app provides job announcements, news, virtual museum tours." InformationWeek 10:42 AM
  • "Cybersecurity Bill's Backers Cite Antivirus Firms' Bogus Cybercrime Stats" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "Dump Gmail for Four reasons you might" TechRepublic 3:44 PM
  • "Is an iPhone 5 at the Olympics?" Mashable 3:32 PM
  • "Plunging into computer hell" TG Daily 3:12 PM
  • "Developer Bashes Facebook Over 'Bad Faith' Negotiations" PC Magazine 3:10 PM
  • "No, Mark Zuckerberg, you can't buy my startup" CNNMoney 1:09 PM
  • "Want to make friends with the CIO? Get beyond the slogans" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Hacking Your Memory: Could Total Recall Really Happen?" Techland 11:14 AM
  • "Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday" Network World 10:57 AM
  • "Which freaking database should I use? In the era of big data, good old RDBMS is no longer the right tool for many database jobs. Here's a quick guide to choosing among NoSQL alternatives" InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "The robotic datacentre: Is this the future of the cloud?" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "3 first steps in building your own cloud services" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "What happened when I used only Google gear: What would happen if you only used Google products for one week? No Apple. No Microsoft. Sound difficult? Well, I tried it. Here's what happened." Fortune 10:40 AM
  • "Google Fiber: Internet, TV Will Never Be the Same" E-Commerce Times 10:36 AM
  • "Google Nexus 7: Latest Must-Have Tablet" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Facebook Slump Continues After Two Senior Executives Exit" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "Nokia Adds Integrated Groupon Deals, Route Planning to Maps App" IDG News Service 10:56 AM
  • "Nokia Adds Groupon Deals to Maps App" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "Nokia's Lumia phones to show Groupon offers on maps" BBC 10:16 AM
  • "T&T Acquires NextWave (And Its WCS Spectrum) For Up To $50M To Build Out 4G LTE Network" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Rovi signs patent licensing pact with Google" Reuters 9:59 AM
  • "Google Signs Rovi Patent Deal for TV Program Guides" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks end lower as ECB frustrates again: Investors expected to shift gears to Friday's jobs report" MarketWatch 4:56 PM
  • "Wall Street Pounded as Central Bank Hopes Fade" FOXBusiness 11:29 AM
  • "Stocks Skid for Fourth Straight Day" TheStreet 4:56 PM
  • "Stocks end in the red after Draghi disappoints" CNNMoney 4:56 PM
  • "Stocks Post Fourth-Straight Drop" [Paid Membership Required] 4:57 PM
  • "Stocks head for weak open after Draghi disappoints" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "U.K. stocks drop after ECB disappointment: RBS falls as U.K. reportedly ponders full nationalization" MarketWatch 11:30 AM
  • "Asian Markets Await 'Real' Action" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks hit after ECB; Sharp, Sony plunge" MarketWatch 9:41 PM
  • "European stocks take a dive" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Spanish Markets Pummeled Over ECB Disappointment" [Paid Membership Required] 11:30 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline as Draghi Comments Disappoint Investors" Bloomberg 9:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks tumble after Draghi disappoints/Banks move sharply lower; Spanish yields surge above 7%" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:41 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:41 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:08 PM
  • "Chip stocks hanging tough, says analyst" EE Times 10:35 AM
  • "5 Appealing, High-Yielding Tech Stocks" Investopedia 9:46 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"

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