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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 13, 2012
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM Spintronics Breakthrough Could Lead to New Magnetic-based Semiconductor Transistors" eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "IBM makes big spintronics breakthough" TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "IBM claims spintronics breakthrough with 'waltzing electrons' observations" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "IBM tells electrons to strictly come dancing in spintronics first" The Register 11:33 AM
  • "IBM launches research centre in Kenya" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "IBM Opens First Lab In Africa To Push Growth On Continent" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "IBM's Newest Research Lab Is in Africa" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "I.B.M. Adds an African Lab to Its Growing Global Research Network" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga tablet may surface as Windows RT device" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Michael Dell's daughter closes Twitter account after security worries: Teen broadcasting too much sensitive information" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "Anil Dash: With the Surface Tablet, Fist-Swinging Microsoft Jumps Back Into the Ring" Wired 11:40 AM
  • "Businesses should pressure software vendors to meet new Microsoft encryption requirements" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft bares Windows RT 'PC': A Windows RT PC isn't a PC as we know it. But then Windows 8 isn't a typical Windows revision either." CNET News 11:46 PM
  • "Windows RT line-up starts taking shape, but questions remain: Lenovo, Dell, and Samsung join Asus and Microsoft in supporting Windows RT." Ars Technica 10:50 PM
  • "Windows Next: Just call it 'Blue'?" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "EA, Microsoft talks focus on gaming for new Windows platform" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft: Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung on board for Windows RT" Computerworld 3:27 PM
  • "Windows RT PCs to have up to 17 days standby" Electronista 10:46 PM
  • "Post details what features WP7 won't be getting/" Electronista 10:48 PM
  • "HP gears down NonStops for midrange, emerging markets" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "HP test pilots fly secret four-socket Xeon E5 blade in public" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "What to expect at Oracle OpenWorld: Big announcements could include a new database, clarity on cloud pricing, and new 'engineered systems'" IDG News Service 10:49 AM
  • "Oracle halts open-source HPC project: The Fortress programming language is being wound down due to severe technical challenges" Computerworld 10:49 AM
  • "Oracle: Is dominance waning without tax, legal crutches?" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Intel, Sina and others launch OpenStack-friendly alliance" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "Intel: Xeon breaks Calxeda's ARM in Apache benchmark" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "Cisco's fourth quarter won't sparkle, but will deliver" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "The Future of Personal Computing: Cloud-Connected Screens Everywhere" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "GNOME announces a new touch-compatible Linux OS coming next year" PCWorld 11:29 AM
General Interest
  • "Olympic Games trigger over 150 million Twitter messages" Electronista 7:07 PM
  • "Facebook's number of servers soar to an estimated 180K" GigaOM 6:18 PM
  • "How To Build A Phononic Computer: Physicists have designed the building blocks of quantum computer that works using sound" Technology Review 2:55 PM
  • "Singapore scientists unveil multiscreen, social TV viewing experience" CNET News 12:52 PM
  • "Touchscreen displays will become $31.9B market by 2018" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "RadioShack Plan for Carrier Service Leaked" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "GameStop Sees Future, Embraces Tablets" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "Neo Geo X Gold retro console launches 12/6" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Neo Geo Returns With $200 20th Anniversary Console" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Swiss scientists develop algorithm to locate source of malware, spam: The algorithm aims to determine the probable source of an online attack by analyzing about ten percent of the network connections" IDG News Service 10:49 AM
  • "Another Angry Birds Manager Flies The Nest" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "High Tech Grandparents: Seniors embrace gadgets" TheStreet 10:39 AM
  • "Red Hat offers up OpenStack preview, supported version planned for '13" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Red Hat previews enterprise-ready OpenStack cloud computing build" V3 11:37 AM
  • "Red Hat OpenStack Distribution Released in Preview" eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "Red Hat to release enterprise-ready OpenStack package" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "Super-cheap chips for NFC" TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "Tiny transmitters that cost a penny to print unveiled: Researchers in Korea have devised a cheap way of transmitting data from objects to mobile phones when swiped." BBC 10:24 AM
  • "Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will land on 16 August" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Samsung adds 3D to Series 7 Gamer laptop" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Megabox music service to come 'this year,' says Kim DotCom" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "HTC One phones will get Jelly Bean" TG Daily 11:31 AM
  • "HTC Looks to China to Stabilize Faltering Sales" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Not All Yahoos Headed Out Door: Mayer Makes Filo a Direct Report and Bell Permanent GC" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Slashes Nook Prices: Bookseller cuts cost of flagship tablet/e-reader device to $199, to better compete with Amazon Kindle Fire." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble cuts prices on Nook e-reader" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Google launches new text input tool to let you type in Russian, Chinese and Hindi within Google Docs" The Next Web 4:30 PM
  • "Motorola to battle iPhone with military-style skunkworks lab" CNNMoney 11:51 AM
  • "Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, shares rise" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, take $275 million charge" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "Google to make deep cuts at Motorola" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Google to reduce Motorola Mobility staff by 4,000" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Google to Cut 20% of Motorola's Staff" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Motorola cuts mean 750 fewer jobs at new Chicago headquarters" Chicago Sun-Times 10:34 AM
  • "Motorola Set for Big Cuts as Google Reinvents It" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:08 AM
  • "Motorola Mobility to reduce staff by 4,000" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "New IBM Research Lab to Open In Kenya" PRNewswire 9:53 AM
  • "Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and JavaOne 2012 Offer Attendees Unparalleled Access to Educational Content and Sessions on Latest Industry Topics and Trends: Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne Registration Now Open" Marketwire 11:55 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows Surface RT Tablets To Be Lighter and Thinner Than the iPad" Gizmodo 4:30 PM
  • "Xbox 720 dev kit sells for $20,100 on eBay" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Teradici Expands Use of PCoIP Protocol to Microsoft Environments" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "EA gives Microsoft a reprieve from game developer anger, embraces Windows Phone 8" BGR 4:09 PM
  • "Electronic Arts Says New Windows Central For Mobile Games" Bloomberg 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft GM of Antipiracy to Deliver Keynote at the IAITAM CXO Executive Conference" Marketwire 9:58 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "India's free mobile phone plan faces opposition" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "FTC may force firms to admit guilt in future settlement deals" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "The security game changes when the bad guys are backed by foreign governments" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "Facial recognition may need regulating: Congress might need to pass legislation to limit the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology to identify people, a U.S. senator said recently." Computerworld 11:12 AM
  • "NASA gives Curiosity Mars rover its first major software update" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Nasa updates Mars Curiosity rover software" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Curiosity's new OS upgrade ready to go live" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Gets Software Update" eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "Samsung, Osram settle LED patent battle" EE Times 10:41 AM
  • "Lawyers sound alarm bells over changes to Google search rankings for copyright content" V3 11:37 AM
  • "Google may face U.K. parliament over tax-avoidance strategies" CNET News 11:57 AM
  • "Google may face Parliament over tax avoidance scheme" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Google may face grilling by MPs over 'immoral' tax avoidance" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "India antitrust body investigating Google: minister" Reuters 10:10 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How keystroke authentication could replace passwords" [Video Report] CNET News 4:04 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Republic Wireless Motorola Defy XT" CNET Reviews 11:57 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom's Megabox service to launch this year?" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Ouya: What We Know (and Don't Know) So Far" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "Technology in the 1990s, as Captured in Obsolete Computer Store Signs" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "Will your cellphone soon replace your wallet?" New York Times 11:19 AM
  • "The OS installation from hell" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "9 popular IT security practices that just don't work" InfoWorld 10:48 AM
  • "The Cloud: It's Not Just a Technology - It's a Catalyst" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:41 AM
  • "Study: Companies remain vulnerable as ever to hackers" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:30 AM
  • "Evil or Not, Layoffs Show Google Means Business" Wired 3:27 PM
  • "Google Joins Copyright Police Force: Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Wireless spectrum: What it is, and why you should care" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Samsung Prospects Dim Vs. Apple: What Next, Android Designers?" InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Samsung's secret? Ubiquity" Fortune 9:54 AM
  • "Why Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is already off to a good start" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Colt snaps up ThinkGrid to target SMB cloud services" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Colt acquires ThinkGrid to bolster SME cloud services" V3 11:38 AM
  • "ARM and Globalfoundries partner on 20nm chips to boost mobile and tablet apps" V3 11:38 AM
  • "ARM and GlobalFoundries clinch 20nm FinFET deal" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Investors resigned to Yahoo CEO burning cash" Reuters Breakingviews [Free Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Tokyo Electron buys FSI" EE Times 10:41 AM
  • "Google to Buy Frommer's From Wiley Publishing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Google buys Frommer's travel brand" CNNMoney 11:52 AM
  • "Google buys Frommer's: More build, acquire vs. partner" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Google Acquiring Frommer's Travel Brand: Zagat Integration, Google+ Improvements To Follow" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Google to Buy Frommer's Travel Brand" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Analysis: Texas Instruments investors want wireless pull back" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "RIM to sell off cloud-services assets: report" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:47 AM
  • "RIM looks to offload NewBay in bid for cash" CNET News 10:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Google, Groupon rise; chips weigh on techs: Intel and AMD highlight semiconductor stocks retreat" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "U.S. stocks pare losses after pullback: Japan's economic growth slowed sharply in second quarter" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "S&P 500 Snaps Six-Day Winning Streak As Growth Slows" Bloomberg 10:29 AM
  • "Wall Street Slumps on Economic Concerns" FOXBusiness 10:46 AM
  • "S&P Snaps 6-Day Winning Streak; Vix Below 14" CNBC 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed in Slow Session" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks: Global concerns grip investors/U.S. stocks tumbled Monday as concerns about global growth weighed on the market." CNNMoney 4:11 PM
  • "S&P Snaps Win Streak: Stocks ended mostly lower, with the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index snapping a six-session streak of gains, its longest rally since December 2010." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks: Global concerns grip investors" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "U.K. stocks trade lower as resource firms fall: Weakness in miners, GlaxoSmithKline weighs on London benchmark" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Japan GDP Dents Asia Markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall as Japan's Economic Growth Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks hit by weak outlook, lead Asia lower" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Slip on GDP Fears" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:50 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall as Japanese Growth Wanes; Julius Baer Drops" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Resources weigh on Europe; Italian banks rise/Late selling ensues on report of legal challenge for ESM" MarketWatch 11:50 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:52 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:53 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 6:33 PM
  • "Tech's Top 3 Back-to-School Stocks" TheStreet 11:52 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Continuous Processes Feed the Gig Economy"
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Why India Wants to Scan All Fingers, Eyes and Faces"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Microsoft Wants to Use AI to Address Natural Disasters, Famine"
  • "Pre-Order Your Own Retro Arcade Cabinet for Just $299"
  • "World Maker Faire: The Evolution of Making"
  • "Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Adds Video Recording"
  • "Have You Been Pwned? Firefox Tool Will Tell You"
  • "AT&T and Harman Offer to Make Any Car Connected"
  • "Twitter 'Dehumanization Policy' Aims to Curb Hateful Speech"
  • "Hasselblad Launches First f/1.9 Lens for X1D"
  • "Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma Join Forces for Full-Frame Development"
  • "Fujifilm GFX 50R Lowers the Cost of Medium Format Photography"
Reuters (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: U.S. appeals court"
  • "U.S. Justice Department meeting with state officials focused on data privacy"
  • "Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "China-backed Byton to work with Bosch on powertrains, brakes"
  • "U.S. seeks input on privacy rules to protect consumer data"
  • "Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit"
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
ZDNet (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google's changes to Chrome have users and experts up in arms"
  • "Pandora's Music Genome Project: A new music experience"
  • "Linus Torvalds and Linux Code of Conduct: 7 myths debunked"
  • "uBlock Origin gets option to block all JavaScript execution by default"
  • "LinkedIn launches Talent Insights for HR analytics, talent planning"
  • "These are the jobs AI is destroying and creating"
  • "New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception"
  • "Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler becomes first to add Apple HomeKit support"


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