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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 9, 2012


Computer Industry
  • "IBM made 'informal approach' for RIM'S enterprise business: report" Reuters 10:58 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard's Whitman Dismantles Hurd-Era Empire" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Trouble Down Under: Why HP CEO Meg Whitman Was in Australia Last Week" AllThingsD 2:56 PM
  • "HP loses ground in Europe -- Acer, Asus, Apple gain" CNET News 10:51 PM
  • "Analysts See Turnaround Under Way at HP, Stay Positive" AllThingsD 9:52 AM
  • "Is Hewlett-Packard a value investor's dream?" MarketWatch 9:54 AM
  • "HP's Special Myopia: Why Its CEOs Chase Bad Acquisitions" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Lenovo may face difficulty entering cloud computing market, says HP executive" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "DreamWorks using HP cloud to build global collaboration infrastructure" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 With Stylus Coming in October" eWeek 11:10 AM
  • "Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet Has IT In Mind: ThinkPad Tablet 2 has storage, security features to please enterprise IT. Also shows Lenovo, unlike some of its rivals, stands behind Microsoft Windows 8." InformationWeek 11:42 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Coming With Windows 8" PC Magazine 12:27 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Missing the Only Spec That Counts" PCWorld 12:31 PM
  • "Lenovo Adds ThinkPad T430u to Ultrabook Lineup" PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface fuels fear and loathing in PC land" InfoWorld 11:50 AM
  • "Surface is a must for Microsoft, say chip makers" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft: Don't call it Metro. Call it 'Windows 8'" CNET News 8:30 PM
  • "Microsoft opens Office and SharePoint up to web developers" GigaOM 9:34 AM
  • "Bing Fund unveils first two startups enrolled in incubator" CNET News 10:51 PM
  • "Xbox 720 due before 2014, will have Skype" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Bill Clinton to give opening keynote at Dell event: Second annual Dell World to be kicked off by 42nd president" Network World 12:35 PM
  • "Will Qualcomm buy AMD?" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "AMD unveils teraflop FirePro GPU" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Intel to try out wireless charging technology in ultrabooks and smartphones in 2H13" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "Cisco's return to glory? Even though the stock is down this year, Cisco is sitting on billions in cash. And some analysts think demand will pick up." [Video Report] CNNMoney 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Sees Green on Goldman, Piper Upgrades" FOXBusiness 11:40 AM
  • "Cisco's Q4 enterprise sales likely solid, say analysts" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "White House exploring executive order to secure critical networks: Continued bickering in Congress over cybersecurity legislation prompting move, report says" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "First truly quantum router demoed by Chinese researchers" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Latest trend in tech: the M&A write-down" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "California, New York Lead in Tech Hiring, but Competitors Emerge: States like Utah, Oregon and Maryland are catching up with tech employment leaders California and Virginia." eWeek 11:09 AM
  • "European PC shipments down, Apple faring well in UK" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Gartner: HP Keeps Its PC Lead As European Market Drops 2.4%, Apple Cracks Top 5 In UK" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
General Interest
  • "The Campaign to Digitize Your Wallet Is Intensifying" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:57 PM
  • "Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook" Reuters 8:35 PM
  • "New boss, old tune: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer reviewing strategy" CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Security next frontier for cloud pioneer" MarketWatch 2:49 PM
  • "Adobe warns of critical holes in Reader, Acrobat" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Micron shows off bits: Sneak peak at new SSDs, flash cards" The Register 2:21 PM
  • "MIT develops multicore programming language" EE Times 1:00 PM
  • "Silicon Valley 'hacker hostels' cater to young geeks with dreams" New York Times 12:58 PM
  • "Flame and Stuxnet Cousin Targets Lebanese Bank Customers, Carries Mysterious Payload" Wired 2:30 PM
  • "Gauss is new virus on the digital block" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Flame 2.0: Gauss Malware Targets Banking Credentials" InformationWeek 11:42 AM
  • "'Gauss' the latest weaponized computer virus found in Mideast" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 11:41 AM
  • "'Rogue IT' is about to wreak havoc at work" Fortune 11:38 AM
  • "Wearable technology market to exceed $6B by 2016: Google's Smart Glasses and the rumored Apple Smart Watch will be a part of the new wave of wireless wearable devices" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Pinterest now open to all as social network continues to bloom" Silicon Valley 1:01 PM
  • "You no longer need an invite to join Pinterest" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:14 PM
  • "Google death benefits pay dead employees' families for 10 years" CNNMoney 8:56 PM
  • "Google Nexus D is a curved concept with a kickstand" CNET News 3:01 PM
  • "Google launches Google Earth 3-D for Seattle" Seattle Times 12:58 PM
  • "Voices raised in Google-Apple mobile $ fight" New York Post 12:22 PM
  • "Google takes on Apple with spoken search" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:33 AM
  • "Latest Google Doodle mini-game lets you waste the day in a canoe" NBC News 12:19 PM
  • "Olympic Google doodle takes Web boaters on a wild ride" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "T-Mobile loses customers, but ekes out $207M Q2 profit" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "The 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Is Now Available From Canadian Carriers For $550" TechCrunch 2:06 PM
  • "Samsung LED 9000, a 75-inch TV, premieres at Santa Monica store" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:13 PM
  • "Samsung: No, We Aren't Buying RIM" CRN 10:41 AM
  • "Samsung says not considering buying RIM or BlackBerry license" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Samsung denies interest in RIM, BlackBerry10" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Four High-level Facebook Officials Resign in the Past Week" IDG News Service 12:30 PM
  • "Facebook's design manager leaves for the Designer Fund" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Facebook turns its users into anti-phishing detectives" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Helps Students Move to Head of the Class: Sleek, Affordable PCs, Printers and Accessories Make the Grade" Marketwire 9:53 AM
  • "DreamWorks Animation Drives Innovation With HP Cloud Services" Marketwire 9:53 AM
  • "IBM Receives 2012 SAP® Pinnacle Awards in 'Global Technology Partner of the Year' and 'Transformational Award: Rapid Time to Value' Categories" PRNewswire 9:54 AM
  • "Leading Egyptian Dairy and Juice Manufacturer and Distributor Increases Business Efficiencies through IBM Integrated Solutions" PRNewswire 9:54 AM
  • "Intel and Freescale Semiconductor on the Upswing as Semiconductor Outlook Brightens" Marketwire 9:55 AM
  • "Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers: Intel and W Hotels Launch Innovative Film Series, 'Four Stories,' Produced and Curated by Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau" Business Wire 9:55 AM
  • "Oracle Financial Services Introduces Oracle Financial Services Enterprise Stress Testing & Capital Planning Analytics" Marketwire 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Can Reach $41 With Greater Consumer Focus And Flagship Products" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "Is Microsoft-Backed Pulse.Me Legal?" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "Pulse Comes To The Web (With A Little Help From Microsoft)" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
  • "CyberLink to benefit from Windows 8" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "First look: Windows Azure Active Directory preview/Our analyst suggests giving this Microsoft release for app developers a pass. Here's why." Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "U.S. lobbyist severs ties with Chinese telecom ZTE" Reuters 10:58 PM
  • "Researchers Find Possible State-Sponsored Virus in Mideast" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:02 PM
  • "Footage of dramatic Kim Dotcom raid emerges" Mashable 1:07 PM
  • "Researchers Uncover 'Gauss,' A Stealthy Banking Trojan Likely Created By The U.S. Government" Forbes 11:35 AM
  • "Demonoid takedown prompts attacks by Anonymous: Members of the Anonymous hacktivist community have attacked websites belonging to the Ukrainian authorities after Demonoid was forced offline." BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Former Employee Sues Infosys" [Paid Membership Required] 2:28 PM
  • "Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "SF faces wireless industry in court over radiation warnings" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • ": Judge Tosses $147 Million Patent Judgment Against RIM" PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "U.S. judge backs RIM in patent battle with Mformation" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "RIM wins reversal in $147.2 million Mformation patent case" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "RIM Wins Appeal in Mformation Patent Case" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Samsung Series 9: Now This Is an Ultrabook [Review] Mashable 4:48 PM
  • "4 Misconceptions About Managing Techies: From emotional style to project management style, techies have their own way of doing things. As an IT leader, you'd better understand common myths." InformationWeek 4:40 PM
  • "Nvidia better positioned than other PC suppliers: analysts" MarketWatch 2:50 PM
  • "Windows 8 Pro tablets: Not a good laptop replacement" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Smashing Silicon Valley's biases" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:28 PM
  • "Time to Do the Math and Switch to a Prepaid Smartphone?" Time 2:23 PM
  • "Where's my child's robot teacher?" Slate 1:06 PM
  • "Eight Windows 8 Tablets to Watch" PCWorld 12:34 PM
  • "Non-Gaming Content on Steam; Gmail in Search; Samsung Probes Child Labor Abuses" PC Magazine 12:27 PM
  • "Programming decathlon: 10 Olympian coding challenges/The international athletic games have nothing on these 10 programming tasks tuned to test true endurance, versatility, and intestinal fortitude" InfoWorld 11:50 AM
  • "10 practices of highly ineffective software developers" InfoWorld 11:49 AM
  • "Under The Hood with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean" HotHardware 11:43 AM
  • "Nexus Q: Why Google Should Send this Device to the Tech Graveyard" Computerworld 12:29 PM
  • "How Google, Yahoo or Bing Could Improve Search Results Tomorrow" Forbes 11:35 AM
  • "Smartphones, Tablets Drive DRAM Market Expansion" eWeek 11:09 AM
  • "Internet attacks from China and US increased in first quarter of 2012, report says" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "How to protect your cloud data from hacks" CNN 10:40 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer looks to fix Yahoo search, e-mail, report says" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "A Makeover Made in Google's Image/Yahoo Inc.'s rookie chief executive Marissa Mayer has made one thing clear to employees at the outset of her bid to revive the Internet company: Product comes first." [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "UK not keeping pace with Europe on broadband speeds" V3 2:25 PM
  • "Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
  • "The state with the fastest Internet is..." CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "Is Knight's $440 million glitch the costliest computer bug ever?" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Yahoo's Chief Reviews Plan for Alibaba Proceeds" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Sony pushes shares deal to buy out broadband provider" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Mobile security firm Fixmo gets U.S. venture investment" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:41 AM
  • "Foxconn To Resubmit Application For Sharp Deal By Month's End" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Sony says to turn So-net into wholly owned unit" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Ouya game console smashes funding target" BBC 10:28 AM
  • "Ouya Game Console Ends Kickstarter Campaign With $8.5 Million" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:03 AM
  • "HTC Investors Head for Exits" [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Vringo has deal for more than 500 Nokia patents" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Nokia straps Qt into ejector seat and hits the shiny red button" The Register 2:20 PM
  • "The Nokia Asset Offload Continues: Qt Assets Go To Digia For 'Fraction' Of $150M Nokia Paid For It" TechCrunch 2:08 PM
  • "Nokia To Sell App Unit Amid Increasing Microsoft Reliance" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Digia Buys Qt App Framework From Nokia, Plans Android, IOS and Windows 8 Ports" IDG News Service 12:34 PM
  • "Nokia sells Qt software business to Finland's Digia" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Nokia sells app development software to Digia" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Nokia Sells App-Development Unit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks struggle; earnings weigh in Japan/Asian shares struggled for traction Friday, with the Japanese market seeing more large earnings-related losses, although gains for commodity firms provided some support for the region." MarketWatch 8:24 PM
  • "Cisco gains lead upbeat day for tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:41 PM
  • "Markets lackluster despite Chinese stimulus hopes on 5-year anniversary of credit crisis start" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Stocks little changed; S&P streak intact: S&P 500's five-session climb longest since March 13" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Wall Street Seeks Direction; Data in Focus" FOXBusiness 11:40 AM
  • "Stocks Barely Budge on Mixed Outlook for Global Economy" TheStreet 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed; Dow Snaps 4-Day Rally" CNBC 4:43 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set For Longest Rally Since March On Economy" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Stocks: Investors move to the sidelines" CNNMoney 9:36 AM
  • "Dow Slips; S&P 500 Runs On" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 PM
  • "Asia Markets Gain on China Inflation News" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "European Stocks' Win Streak Hits Five" [Paid Membership Required] 2:42 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks buoyed by China data, earnings" MarketWatch 2:42 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:24 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:56 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
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  • "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"
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