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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 RT Tablet Makers Revealed: Roster of hardware makers building systems around mobile-friendly version of Windows 8 includes the usual suspects--with some notable exceptions." InformationWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft names Windows RT computer makers: Microsoft has revealed five manufacturers will offer Windows RT PCs after the operating system launches." BBC 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Windows RT OEMs: Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and ASUS ARMed for tablets and 'RT PCs'" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft: Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung on board for Windows RT" Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Dell, Samsung Will Make Windows RT Devices As Toshiba Cancels" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "Windows RT Tablet Prices and Release Dates Inferred" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Windows 8, RT Hardware Will Run For Weeks" BYTE 2:26 PM
  • "There's A Rumor Going Around That Microsoft's Surface Tablet Will Cost Just $199" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "New rumor puts Windows RT Surface tablet at $199" CNET News 2:22 PM
  • "Next Xbox Could Run Windows 8" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Office gets support for new ODF and Open XML file formats" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "HP to outsource more than 50% of 2013 orders to Quanta" DigiTimes 9:47 AM
  • "HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization: HP will have software later this year for linked data centers, multitenant environments and virtualized storage" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "HP Offers Cloud, Virtualization Network Solutions for Enterprises" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "HP Software, Storage Updates Target Virtualized Data Migration" CRN 10:19 AM
  • "Slowcoach HP finally lashes virtual SAN tech onto Hyper-V" The Register 11:35 AM
  • "Dell sales heavyweight Bell defects to Code 42" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "IBM, Good launch online community for business leaders" ZDNet 4:06 PM
  • "Oracle Gets Even (Flow) With Pearl Jam at OpenWorld" AllThingsD 2:18 PM
  • "AMD preparing launch of A-Series Fusion 'Trinity' desktop APUs: report" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Cisco to report as software trend worries ease" MarketWatch 2:12 PM
  • "Citrix eyes tighter Cisco ties after VMware's Nicira purchase" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "EU electronic waste legislation now compulsory: Retailers will be required to take back old electronic equipment" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "Tougher electronic waste rules come into force in Europe" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "EU rules 85 per cent of e-waste to be recycled by 2019" V3 11:39 AM
  • "Gartner: Hype could hurt cloud adoption" Network World 10:55 AM
  • "7-inch Tablet Wars: How Low Can Prices Go?" Techland 11:37 AM
General Interest
  • "Unable to Crack Computer Virus, Security Firm Seeks Help" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:33 PM
  • "Cybercrime and the Future of the URL" Mashable 4:11 PM
  • "Hackers exploit critical security bugs in Adobe Flash, MS Office" Ars Technica 2:56 PM
  • "Heat-sensing collar texts you when your dog is too hot" CNET News 2:22 PM
  • "Singapore uni develops cloud-based multiscreen TV tech" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Ubuntu 12.04.1: LTS maintenance release" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Martian Computing Is Light on RAM, Heavy on Radiation Shielding" Wired Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "Iconia Tab may be getting Jelly Bean" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Android 4.0 rolling out to Droid 4: Verizon's slider is the latest Motorola model to see Ice Cream Sandwich." CNET 2:22 PM
  • "Verizon Launches New LTE Broadband Service for Rural U.S." IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Don't like Word? Try the updated open source Calligra Suite release" Techworld 11:29 AM
  • "New Open Source Calligra Suite Release Enhances ODF Document Support" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "AOL Launches HuffPost Streaming Video Network" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Visitors" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Facebook slammed for deceptive app verification scheme" Techworld 10:55 AM
  • "Facebook Lets Users Announce Pregnancies in Timeline" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Expecting a baby? You can now make it Facebook official" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:45 AM
  • "GaN is good for wireless charging" EE Times 10:29 AM
  • "Unable to Crack Computer Virus, Security Firm Seeks Help" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "Research in Motion ready to license BB10 to third party manufacturers" V3 11:39 AM
  • "RIM Again Floats Idea of Licensing BlackBerry OS" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "RIM will license out BlackBerry 10" Bloomberg 10:50 AM
  • "RIM chief: BlackBerry 10 could be licensed to handset rivals" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Google Improves Patent Search With Prior Art Finder, Adds Millions Of European Patents" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Google+ Rolls Out Vanity URLs to Verified Users" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Custom URLs are finally coming to Google+" NBC News 10:48 AM
  • "Google+ users can now view photo albums as slide shows" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "The $99 box that wants to crush the Xbox" Fortune 9:50 AM
  • "Flash is for everyone, says storage startup Skyera" GigaOM 9:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Reminder: Cisco Schedules Conference Call for Q4 and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results" Marketwire 9:45 AM
  • "New Dell Wyse D Class Cloud Client Family Empowers Customers with Enhanced Enterprise Grade Features, Packs a Punch with Improved Computing Performance" Business Wire 9:45 AM
  • "HP Delivers Innovations to Power Cloud Computing: New Virtualization Solutions Increase Client Agility Through Automated, Secure, Virtual Machine and Data Mobility Services" Marketwire 9:46 AM
  • "Oracle Releases New Java Updates -- Java SE 7 Update 6, JavaFX 2.2 and JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0: Expands Operating System Support With Full Mac OS X Release, Expanded Linux on ARM Support in Java SE and New Linux Version of JavaFX" Marketwire 2:19 PM
Microsoft
  • "Toshiba nixes Windows 8 'RT' tablet, HP doubtful" CNET News 9:33 PM
  • "How Microsoft could make a $199 Surface RT a reality, and why it shouldn't: A $199 price tag would stimulate consumer interest, devastate OEM involvement." Ars Technica 9:23 PM
  • "How much would you pay for Microsoft Surface?" BetaNews 5:53 PM
  • "Is there any way claims of a $199 Microsoft Surface RT makes sense?" ZDNet 5:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's SkyDrive gets a fresh coat of paint" CNET News 2:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Updates SkyDrive Web Site, Adds Android App" AllThingsD 2:18 PM
  • "Why I couldn't connect my Windows 8 tablet to Exchange: Windows 8's adherence to Exchange rules complicates connections that work so easily on iPads and Androids" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Q&A: Sorting Accounts with Microsoft" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:49 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Hulu Faces Privacy Test in Court" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:33 PM
  • "Court to Hear Google's Challenge to Class-Action Lawsuit on Book Scanning" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:32 PM
  • "German ISPs Must Hand Over File Sharer Info to Rights Holders, High Court Rules" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "FTC Accuses Facebook of 'Deceptive' Apps Program" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Motorola's job cuts undermine Emanuel's tech hub hopes" Chicago Sun-Times 10:17 AM
  • "Surfthechannel owner sentenced after piracy conviction" BBC 10:07 AM
  • "Malaysians protest against changes to internet law" BBC 10:06 AM
  • "Tycoon sues Google on defamation claim" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Hong Kong tycoon sues Google search for defamation" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Google Being Investigated by India's Antitrust Agency" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Court lets Google appeal digital books class status" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Facebook's $1bn Instagram acquisition gets OFT approval" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Facebook's Instagram Deal Moves One Step Closer: UK's Office Of Fair Trading Gives It The All-Clear" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Facebook's Instagram bid gets go-ahead from the OFT" BBC 10:07 AM
  • "Facebook's Instagram acquisition gets U.K. OK" CNET News 9:54 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Toshiba AT300: First Take" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Dell Vostro 3560 review" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "What networking services are you paying for when you buy a piece of the public cloud?" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Study shows half of all websites use jQuery: JavaScript library handily beats all comers" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 64GB Android tablet review" Register Hardware 11:35 AM
  • "Top Back-to-School Laptops: Do you need to help a family member choose a back-to-school laptop? Here are some suggestions." PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Top tablets for back to work and back to school: As the days of summer wane, thoughts turn to getting your work done. Here are the tablets that practically do the job for you" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Why Absolutely Everyone Needs To Be Software Literate" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips" CNET 2:22 PM
  • "A Google-a-Day Puzzle for August 14" Wired 11:42 AM
  • "Still Missing Google Reader's Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "Today in Tech: Why Google is buying Frommer's" Fortune 10:36 AM
  • "After Google's Purchase Of Frommer's, Could A Google Travel Be Coming?" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Why Google's anti-piracy search crackdown won't affect YouTube" CNNMoney 10:18 AM
  • "Gartner: Samsung extends lead over Apple as mobile-phone sales dip" Associated Press 10:22 AM
  • "Samsung Widens Handset Market Share Lead Over Nokia, Apple" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "RIM Must Forget Everything Before It Can Recover" TheStreet 9:32 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook Insiders Can Sell Stock As 'Lock-Up' Ends" Associated Press 2:20 PM
  • "JDSU acquires wireless solutions provider GenComm" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Twitter acquires intellectual property from iOS app testing firm Clutch.io" IDG News Service 10:54 AM
  • "Kodak's patent auction extended" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Kodak extends patent auction" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "Sugar daddies dangle fat wad to woo chip biz Elpida from Micron" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "Elpida Bondholders Tell Court Micron Buyout Bid Too Cheap" Bloomberg 10:08 AM
  • "Foxconn to invest $5-10 billion in Indonesian plant: Trade Minister" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Toshiba Seeks to Sell Westinghouse Stake" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks struggle in early action/ Asian stocks traded flat to higher early Wednesday, as investors reassessed the chances of central-bank stimulus to support the global economy." MarketWatch 9:08 PM
  • "Groupon, Angie's List plunge as techs slump: Social media stocks slide on Groupon sell-off, lock-up expirations" MarketWatch 2:12 PM
  • "U.S. stocks lose buoyancy on Greece report" MarketWatch 4:12 PM
  • "S&P 500 Erases Early Gain As Tech, Financial Shares Slump" Bloomberg 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks Barely Budge in Mixed Session" TheStreet 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks lose steam: U.S. stocks pared earlier gains during the final hour of trading Tuesday, finishing the day barely changed." CNNMoney 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks Slip in Late-Session Action" FOXBusiness 4:13 PM
  • "Consumer Plays Support U.S. Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Stocks to get lift from Europe" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asian Shares Rise Ahead of Data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks climb on hopes for monetary stimulus" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "European Stocks Near 5-Month High" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:08 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Growth, U.S. retail data send Europe stocks higher/Nokia tumbles 8% as it loses market share" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "World stock markets rise in thin volume as traders look ahead to US retail sales" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:45 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:45 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:14 PM
  • "5 Companies to Play the Cloud-Computing Revolution" The Motley Fool 9:47 AM



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