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TechNN Archive: Friday, August 3, 2012


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft takes 'a breath or two' after 'blistering' 2 months" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft-powered phone shipments up 227%, research firm says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:57 PM
  • "Ballmer's biggest blunder ever? The mis-naming of Metro" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft to drop 'Metro' name for Windows 8" BBC 10:33 AM
  • "Death of the Metro brand: Windows 8's latest flub/Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new name for its upcoming UI after hitting a predictable trademark conflict with the term 'Metro'" InfoWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Looks to Drop Metro Brand" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Windows 8 Loses Metro Interface (Sort Of): Trademark trouble may be behind Microsoft's last-minute decision to rename its next-gen user interface." InformationWeek 11:30 AM
  • "Report: Trademark dispute scuttles the name 'Metro' for Windows 8's design" Houston Chronicle 11:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 RTM leaks to Web: Hits file-sharing sites one day after Microsoft announces milestone" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft updates explanation of Azure outage" GigaOM 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft blames last week's Azure outage on a configuration error" IDG News Service 10:00 PM
  • "HP Touchpad still marginally useful with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port" BGR 9:58 PM
  • "HP and Dell to 'unveil Windows RT slabs in October'" The Register 12:42 PM
  • "HP hangs axe over 268 UK staffers ahead of mass cull: HP wants to make nearly 300 UK staff redundant before its mass lay-off programme even kicks in, company insiders have claimed." The Register 12:41 PM
  • "What Happens Now in the HP-Oracle Lawsuit Over Itanium?" AllThingsD 9:59 PM
  • "Oracle-HP ruling highlights risks of IT vendor partnerships" IDG News Service 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle Says SAP To Pay $306 Million In Copyright Deal" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "SAP Pays Oracle $306 Million To Avoid New Trial: SAP seeks resolution to copyright infringement case, but Oracle can still appeal judge's decision to knock down $1.3 billion jury award." InformationWeek 11:30 AM
  • "SAP agrees to pay Oracle at least $436m" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "IBM Adds To PureSystems Partner Ranks, Expands Financing Options" CRN 9:58 PM
  • "IBM Pushes the Clock (Speed) on New Chips" WSJ Blogs 2:32 PM
  • "If Dell Is Focusing On Enterprise, Why Is It Sponsoring A YouTube Lollapalooza Live Stream?" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "An Underappreciated And Important Aspect Of The Cisco NDS Acquisition" Seeking Alpha 3:38 PM
  • "Why Intel should buy Nokia" ZDNet 2:07 PM
  • "Intel invests in motion sensing: Looks to future interfaces" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Silicon Valley Sounds Off on Failed Cybersecurity Legislation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:10 AM
  • "US resists control of internet passing to UN agency" BBC 10:33 AM
General Interest
  • "Reuters hacked: fake interview with Syrian rebel posted" Electronista 7:39 PM
  • "Google discontinues Listen podcast app, Google Apps for Teams, and Google Video for Business" The Verge 6:44 PM
  • "Techies Break A Fashion Taboo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:38 PM
  • "Adobe debuts its first open source type family" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:52 PM
  • "AT&T to shut down 2G network by 2017" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "AT&T Ending 2G Network by 2017" [Paid Membership Required] 2:30 PM
  • "Massive phishing scam hits AT&T customers" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Mike Lynch claims cloud security fears unfounded" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Meet Stompy, the 4,000-Pound Rideable Robotic Insect" Techland 12:44 PM
  • "Researchers reveal radical RAID rethink" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "ARM ramps up Mali T604 with OpenCL" TG Daily 12:40 PM
  • "Archos teases G10 XS tablet" TG Daily 12:39 PM
  • "Google Updates PageSpeed Service, Promises To 'Turbocharge Your Website'" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Big-Budget Consoles Beware, the Ouya Is Coming in Strong" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "New Logitech Webcam Puts Skype on TVs Without Need for a PC" IDG News Service 12:02 PM
  • "Logitech Launches HDTV Webcam for Skype Couch Calls" PC Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "Facebook looking at editing function for status updates" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:49 AM
  • "Writing, drawing with eyes" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "Samsung Debuts Embedded Multimedia Memory for Smartphones, Tablets" eWeek 11:05 AM
  • "Samsung to show off new device ahead of iPhone launch" Associated Press 10:47 AM
  • "Samsung Announcement: Smartphone, Tablet, Or Phablet?" InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Samsung's Next Galaxy Note To Make Its Grand Debut In Berlin On August 29" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "Samsung said to debut new Galaxy Note on August 29" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Samsung tries to stay in consumer spotlight ahead of launch of latest iPhone" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:37 AM
  • "HTC looks to China to drive growth" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Smartphone maker HTC sees third-quarter revenue drop, only China to grow" Reuters 10:11 AM
  • "HTC's Q2 profit plunges 60% amid turnaround struggles" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Competition Weighs Down HTC In Q2: Sales Drop 27% To $3B; Operating Profit, EPS Down By 57%; Lowers Q3 Outlook" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "Smartphone Maker HTC Posts 58 Percent Profit Drop" Associated Press 10:00 AM
  • "HTC Q3 outlook off as competition sharp" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Plan Seeks To Map Growth and Optimise Revenue Collection In Accra, Ghana" PRNewswire 9:48 AM
  • "The weirdly obvious Windows security flaw no one ever seems to talk about" ZDNet 2:07 PM
  • "Cleaning up Microsoft's Metro mess" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "As Windows 8 Nears Public Debut, Microsoft Ditches 'Metro' Brand (P.S. It Doesn't Matter)" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "Burning Question: Is Just A Reskinned Version Of Hotmail? Not Exactly." TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Does 'Surface' represent more than just a few tablets for Microsoft?" ZDNet 2:07 PM
  • "How Microsoft Surface Stacks Up Against Its Tablet Competition" PCWorld 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Attack Surface Analyzer anti-malware tool" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft unleashes Windows attack tool: Attack Surface Analyzer explains what apps do to your beautiful Windows installation" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Tool Evaluates New Software's Impact on OS Security" IDG News Service 12:00 PM
  • "Electronic Arts sues Zynga over game copyrights" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "EA, Zynga In Copyright Battle Over Games" [Paid Membership Required] 2:29 PM
  • "'Digital pill' with chip inside gets FDA green light" CNNMoney 2:26 PM
  • "Aussie watchdog slaps wrists of Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp" ZDNet 2:08 PM
  • "Porn site viruses threaten security, Pentagon staff warned" Bloomberg 12:19 PM
  • "No one will say the 'T' word, but Internet sales tax is all but inevitable" NBC News 11:54 AM
  • "FBI's Sentinel Project: 5 Lessons Learned/The agency used agile development and private sector know-how to finally finish its delayed digital case management system.Agency used agile development and private sector know-how to finish its long-delayed digital case management system." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Embedding copyright-infringing video is not a crime, court rules" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Judge casts doubt on Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' privacy deal" CNET 10:02 AM
  • "Chick-fil-A foe shows how YouTube can corrupt the soul: It's one thing to act badly. It's another to film yourself acting badly and then choose to upload that behavior to YouTube. That is something Adam Smith, former CFO at a medical device firm, is finding out." CNET News 9:52 PM
  • "Please Don't Call It Trash-80: A 35th Anniversary Salute to Radio Shack's TRS-80" Techland 7:39 PM
  • "10 Tablets That Will Shake Up 2012" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 2:39 PM
  • "HTC: 'Quietly brilliant' or 'quietly irrelevant'?" CNET News 2:36 PM
  • "Top 10 eagerly awaited products to whet your appetite" V3 12:48 PM
  • "Google Nexus 7 teardown reveals more hits than misses" CNET News 2:36 PM
  • "Jelly Bean already approaches 1% market share" TG Daily 12:39 PM
  • "Study Reveals a Confused View of Mobile Phone Privacy and Security" Technology Review 12:36 PM
  • "KDE 4.9 Brings Fresh Stability and Performance to the Linux Desktop" PCWorld 12:02 PM
  • "Hands On With Dyle TV and the Samsung Lightray 4G" PC Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "5 Things SMBs Should Know About Google Wallet" InformationWeek 11:30 AM
  • "GameStop won't stop: Electronics retailers and video game makers are facing bleak times. That puts game seller GameStop in the crosshairs." Fortune 11:26 AM
  • "Watch The Breathtaking 'Assassin's Creed III' Game Engine Trailer" Forbes 11:24 AM
  • "BYOD Initiatives Grow, but Security Remains a Challenge" eWeek 11:05 AM
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 2:33 PM
  • "Lock-in, Migration Costs Can Put a Damper on Cloud Projects, Says ISACA" IDG News Service 12:00 PM
  • "Google cloud vs. Amazon cloud: How they stack up" InfoWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Get ready for the personal cloud" InfoWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Dropbox password breach highlights risks of free storage services" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Dropbox Password Breach Highlights Cloud Security Weaknesses" eWeek 11:05 AM
  • "Is Synopsys helping chip making return to its roots?" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "Smartphone users report more phone problems, survey says" CNN 10:41 AM
  • "World of Warcraft loses another million subscribers" BBC 10:33 AM
  • "Does IT Really Care About Big Data? Surveys that show CIOs dislike big data are wrong. There are bigger reasons for IT to resist taking on another disruptive technology." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Hopes dim for Sharp amid Japan's TV industry sunset" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "Vodafone to open start-up incubator in Tech City" Techworld 12:38 PM
  • "Holdings To Buy Shares From SiPix Technology In A Bid To Expand Role In E-Paper Market" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Does Samsung deal leave CSR out in the cold?" EE Times 12:15 PM
  • "Multicore 'string processor' firm sold to Ericsson" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "Nvidia lands orders for at least 3 million Tegra 3 chips for Nexus 7" DigiTimes 11:02 AM
  • "Synopsys to buy SpringSoft for $406 million" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "Synopsys to buy Springsoft for $406 million" Reuters 10:11 AM
  • "Synopsys to buy SpringSoft in $305M Deal" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Hon Hai-Sharp Alliance Shows Signs of Fraying" [Paid Membership Required] 12:51 PM
  • "Hon Hai To Renegotiate Investment In Sharp After Losses" Bloomberg 10:35 AM
  • "Sharp rescue in doubt after shares dive" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:19 AM
  • "Sharp Shares Dive 28%" [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "LinkedIn gains highlight tech sector rally: Nasdaq posts weekly gain as jobs numbers lift broad market" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rally on July jobs, Europe: Nonfarm payrolls rise by 163,000 in July, beating expectations" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks Leap as U.S. Job Growth Heats Up" FOXBusiness 11:29 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise To Highest Level Since May On Jobs Data" Bloomberg 2:21 PM
  • "Stocks Soar on Signs U.S. Economy Is Improving" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks soar on jobs report" CNNMoney 2:23 PM
  • "Dow Rises to Three-Month High" [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Upbeat jobs report to boost stocks" CNNMoney 9:24 AM
  • "Canadian stocks rebound as mining, tech rise" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "U.K. market rallies as banking, mining shares jump: Royal Bank of Scotland Group surges 5.6% after earnings" MarketWatch 2:23 PM
  • "Asia Markets Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Head for Third Day of Losses on ECB, China Policy" Bloomberg 9:38 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks suffer after ECB; Sharp, Sony plunge" MarketWatch 9:30 AM
  • "Banks Lead European Stocks Rally" [Paid Membership Required] 2:24 PM
  • "European Stocks Advance as U.S. Adds More Jobs Than Estimated" Bloomberg 9:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks advance for 9th week; banks rally/Spanish and Italian banks rally" MarketWatch 2:24 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:31 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:01 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019"
  • "Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice"
New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "The Best Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals"
Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"

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