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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 6, 2012
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Investors Should be Concerned about Windows 8" The Motley Fool 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft said to block ability to boot straight to desktop in Windows 8" ZDNet 2:47 PM
  • "Acer CEO wants a rethink by Microsoft: FT" Reuters 7:10 PM
  • "Microsoft plans 'do not track' default setting on IE 10: Facing increasing pressure to get ahead of potentially more restrictive legislation, software developers and online advertisers have been struggling to reach consensus for an online privacy standard." Chicago Tribune 12:16 PM
  • "Implementation and apps the key to Surface RT tablets" ZDNet 2:48 PM
  • "Counting the Mobile Costs for Bing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Xbox: Microsoft's white knight" Fortune 3:51 PM
  • "Will Xbox have Playstation on the Ropes?" Forbes 3:51 PM
  • "Lenovo unveils lighter, quicker ThinkPad inspired by convenience of tablets, smart phones" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Lenovo's ThinkPad Team Optimistic About Windows 8, Needs to Expand Outside Notebooks" IDG News Service 12:10 PM
  • "Lenovo Targets Dell Share Of Government, Education Sales" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Lenovo on Dell's government, education share: 'Attack!'" ZDNet 2:48 PM
  • "The Dell Cloud Arrives With PartnerDirect" Wired 2:38 PM
  • "HP Sails Into Perfect Storm for Printers" AllThingsD 3:48 PM
  • "AMD Debt Refi 'Prudent,' Say Longbow, Williams" Barron's 3:44 PM
  • "TSMC joins Intel to play part of ASML co-investment program" DigiTimes 11:14 AM
  • "Happy 21st, world wide web: An idea that changed lives" ZDNet 2:48 PM
  • "San Francisco, Boston Among Top Cities for Big Data Jobs" eWeek 11:19 AM
  • "IT job creation bucks up US economy" The Register 2:21 PM
  • "Chip market could fall by 5% in 2012, says ABI" EE Times 11:16 AM
General Interest
  • "Teambox Touts Dropbox, Box, Google Integration" InformationWeek 4:06 PM
  • "Robot Learns to Pick the Sweetest, Ripest Strawberries" Wired 2:38 PM
  • "New Nvidia Unix driver said to fix high-risk flaw: Nvidia Unix driver 304.32 addresses vulnerability that can grant local users root access" IDG News Service 11:02 AM
  • "Nokia Windows Phones Due Ahead Of iPhone 5: First Windows Phone 8 devices will be introduced before Apple's expected mid-Sept. iPhone 5 launch, tipsters say." InformationWeek 11:29 AM
  • "Nokia's Fight For AT&T Shelf Space Shows Hurdle For Lumia" Bloomberg 10:51 AM
  • "ARM brings GPU computing to mobile devices with updated Mali graphics" V3 2:29 PM
  • "ARM's Mail GPU upgrades set to power up smart devices" BBC 10:47 AM
  • "Sharp's options narrowing to future as Hon Hai parts maker" Reuters 10:01 AM
  • "Handheld Android gaming console goes live for $106" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Chrome extension kills Facebook baby pics" TG Daily 2:17 PM
  • "Google cuts more services; business users take the brunt" ZDNet 2:49 PM
  • "Google's New Page Speed Tool Speeds Up Your Website" Webmonkey 2:38 PM
  • "Google Street View spymobile crashes spectacularly" The Register 2:21 PM
  • "Doubts surface about Google's Project Glass" TG Daily 2:17 PM
  • "In the Olympics of Algorithms, a Russian Keeps Winning Gold: Google's Petr Mitrichev is the all-time champion of competitive programming, a little-known sport where tech giants scout for talent." Technology Review 2:13 PM
  • "Google to shut down Business Video and Team Apps services" V3 2:29 PM
  • "Google Apps for Teams, Google Listen Are Now History" eWeek 11:19 AM
  • "Google to shutter Apps for Teams and Listen" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Samsung plans ARM-based CPU for servers, says report" EE Times 11:16 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 shipping in August with quad-core processor" Techworld 2:16 PM
  • "Samsung announces August release for Galaxy Note 10.1" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:33 AM
  • "Samsung to ship Galaxy Note 10.1 with better processor than expected" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1; 4G LTE version later this year" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Anand Chandrasekher ditches x86 for ARM" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Qualcomm Taps Former Intel Exec As Head Of Marketing" CRN 11:01 AM
  • "Qualcomm Nabs Former Intel Exec Anand Chandrasekher to Head Marketing" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Private Offering of $300 Million of Senior Notes" Marketwire 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Providing NBC Olympics With Videoscape Multiscreen TV Experiences for London Olympics" Marketwire 9:52 AM
  • "Dell Helps to Power NASA's Latest Mission to Mars" Business Wire 3:47 PM
  • "Dell to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results" Business Wire 3:46 PM
  • "Dell Drives Cloud Services Expansion Through PartnerDirect Channel Program" Business Wire 3:46 PM
  • "Mobily Taps IBM for Business Transformation In Agreement Valued At About $280 million (1.05 billion Saudi Arabian Riyals)" PRNewswire 3:49 PM
  • "Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC Uses Oracle Retail Stores Solutions to Improve the Customer Experience" Marketwire 9:55 AM
Microsoft
  • "MS-DOS wasn't stolen, new forensic analysis concludes" GeekWire 7:33 PM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft's Windows 8 packaging revealed" The Verge 6:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Support Call Scams: 7 Facts/Security researcher turns the tables on a caller peddling fake fixes for malware supposedly infecting his Windows PC." InformationWeek 4:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's digital teleporter for real-world objects" CNNMoney 3:36 PM
  • "MetraTech Launches Microsoft Office 365 Billing for Microsoft Partners" Marketwire 3:50 PM
  • "Verizon brings Microsoft Office 365 to SMB mobile portfolio" ZDNet 2:47 PM
  • "12 new network features in Windows 8" [Slideshow] Network World 11:30 AM
  • "Latecomer's guide to deploying Windows 7" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Microsoft, Chinese TV provider take ATN platform to Azure" ZDNet 2:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure to host China ISP's new online TV service" CNET News 9:59 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Cloud Privacy Update Tackled By Lawmakers: Proposed legislation seeks to bring 26-year-old privacy law up to speed with law enforcement requests in the age of mobile and cloud." InformationWeek 4:05 PM
  • "Facebook's Facial Recognition to Be Probed in Norway" IDG News Service 12:10 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "What's the point of a cloud storage gateway?" The Register 2:22 PM
  • "Could Birmingham Become 'Britain's Berlin' For Tech?" TechCrunch 2:12 PM
  • "The Next Version Of HTTP Is Starting To Look Very SPDY" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "Geek Squad exec: 'What happens if more of our innovators are women?'" Network World 12:12 PM
  • "Samsung's Stylus Madness is Simply Madness" PCWorld 12:10 PM
  • "The PC: 'I'm Not Dead Yet!'/Despite the growth of mobile computing categories, the classic PC will never die." PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "The perfect Trojan horse: When network spies can hide in power strips, network security takes a turn toward the impossible" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Absolving Silicon Valley of Their Social Media Sins" Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "Smartcars Of The Future" Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "BlackBerry Usage Declines, Facebook Finds More Friends" eWeek 11:18 AM
  • "Dealing with a loved one's Facebook or Twitter account after they die" TheStreet 11:13 AM
  • "IT execs explain their moves to solid-state storage" Computerworld 11:04 AM
  • "Car-hacking: Bluetooth and other security issues" Computerworld 11:04 AM
  • "Should pro gamers be considered athletes?" CNN 11:00 AM
  • "Samsung Upgrade Offers Up to $300 for Your Old Phone" PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "Samsung will pay you up to $300 for your phone" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Google selling off Motorola set-top box unit? Here's why it shouldn't" ZDNet 2:46 PM
  • "Google's Recent Quarter Should Scare Rivals" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "Why Facebook Should Pay More Attention to Google" The Motley Fool 9:55 AM
  • "Time to Consider Prepaid Mobile?" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Blunt Trauma at Sharp" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Kodak Patent Opening Bids Come In Low" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:36 PM
  • "Peregrine Semiconductor to go public this week" UTSanDiego 12:19 PM
  • "Why is Nicira worth $1.2 billion?" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Hon Hai/Sharp – far from a done deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:24 AM
  • "SpringSoft to be acquired by Synopsys" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "Foxconn reiterates agreement to take a stake in Sharp with price to be renegotiated" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "TSMC doles out $1.4bn to buy Moore's Law breathing space" The Register 2:20 PM
  • "TSMC, Like Intel, Invests in ASML for Smaller, Energy-Efficient Chips" eWeek 11:19 AM
  • "TSMC to invest $1.4 bn in ASML" EE Times 11:17 AM
  • "Taiwan Semiconductor Plans To Invest $1.4 Billion In ASML" Bloomberg 10:51 AM
  • "Moody's Mulls Sony Rating Cut" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Best Buy Founder Offers $8.8 Billion to Take Company Private" Time 2:24 PM
  • "Best Buy Calls Founder's Unsolicited Bid 'Highly Conditional'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Schulze's $8.8 Billion Best Buy Deal Has Icahn-like Strings" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "Best Buy founder offers to buy out company" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Cisco, Cognizant continue to lead tech gains: Nasdaq nears 3,000 mark, led by gains at IT hardware vendors" MarketWatch 3:39 PM
  • "U.S. stocks hold gains heading for close: Treasury prices rise along with equities" MarketWatch 3:32 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Gains as Investor Optimism Brims" TheStreet 3:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance On Europe As Earnings Beat Estimates" Bloomberg 3:32 PM
  • "Stocks Rise On ECB Speculation As Spain, Italy Notes Gain" Bloomberg 3:48 PM
  • "Stocks close higher" CNNMoney 3:32 PM
  • "Stocks End at 3-Month Highs, Led by Materials" CNBC 3:33 PM
  • "S&P Flirts With 1400" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:33 PM
  • "Stocks set to extend rally" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "Asian Markets Climb" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks up solidly on U.S. jobs, China hopes" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks close at 4-month high/Spain stocks suspended due to technical glitch" MarketWatch 3:33 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:28 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:28 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:47 PM



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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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