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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 20, 2012


Computer Industry
  • "Google-Oracle blogger details revealed: Court-ordered release causes speculation if judge believes jury may have read articles written about case" The Guardian 11:10 AM
  • "Google and Oracle publish lists of paid contributors as part of Android legal battle" V3 11:11 AM
  • "Google, Oracle Deny Paying For Propaganda: Oracle insists Google has paid 'influencers' to support its position in patent and copyright litigation." InformationWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Java Trial Judge Slaps Google Over Disclosure Order" AllThingsD 2:43 PM
  • "SEC Sues Oracle Over Secret Side Funds in India" InAudit 11:10 AM
  • "Oracle secrecy threatens open MySQL development" The H Open 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft radically overhauls license agreements for Windows 8" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft offloads 20 percent of its Facebook shares: report" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft makes its Facebook shares pay off, report says" CNET News 7:58 AM
  • "Windows 8 Tablets Outscore iPads at Seton Hall" WSJ Blogs 9:17 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard draws in the value crowd: Value-focused funds buy up battered PC giant in second quarter" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "IBM fuels up zNext mainframe for launch" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Dell pries open shrunken PowerVault, crams whole lotta disk inside" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Dell's PowerVault MD3 brings 180TB of storage to the rack" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Cisco's 75% Dividend Increase Bodes Well For Investors" Seeking Alpha 8:07 AM
  • "Cisco Vs. Intel: Which One Provides Will Provide Superior Dividend Growth?" Seeking Alpha 11:13 AM
  • "Who's afraid of the iPad? Not Lenovo: The chairman of China's largest PC maker thinks the PC is far from dead. And his company has got the sales figures to back it up." Fortune 9:53 AM
  • "Red-faced chip-fryer AMD pulls blog offline after hackers munch 32KB" The Register 11:14 AM
  • "Prepare for the era of the data center in a box" Computerworld 7:52 AM
General Interest
  • "UK will have the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015, claims Jeremy Hunt" V3 2:43 PM
  • "Data centre companies ride internet boom" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:42 PM
  • "Hacker attack on your car's computer could be lethal: experts" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Synaptics Aims to Move Beyond The Trackpad" AllThingsD 8:06 AM
  • "Sony's new 'stacked' image sensors open door to smaller devices, more pixels" IDG News Service 7:53 AM
  • "Sony: Down and out in Tokyo" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "The Big Apple's Big Data advantage" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Amazon Cornershop Service: Where Everybody Knows Your Name" Wired 7:43 AM
  • "Wall Street Demands – And Gets – Mark Zuckerberg's Attention" Wired 7:43 AM
  • "Scam alert: Watch out for WhatsApp requests on Facebook" The Next Web 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook's Ambition Collides With a Harsh Market" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 PM
  • "Facebook faces facial fracture: US judge tosses out 'sponsored stories' deal" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "SMSZombie wraps self in nudie pics, slips into 500,000 Android devices" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "DRAM prices have little room to fall further, says Kingston exec" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
  • "Nimbus Data feeds flash storage frenzy" GigaOM 7:37 AM
  • "With or Without Jason Kilar, Hulu's Overhaul Will Be Huge" AllThingsD 7:47 AM
  • "Big surprise: Hulu's owners can't agree on its future" GigaOM 7:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Helps Companies Speed Deployment of Virtual Desktop Technologies" Marketwire 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft opens registration for Windows 8 upgrade" CNET News 9:23 PM
  • "BBC not bringing iPlayer or live streaming to Windows Phone 8, blames Microsoft" Engadget 12:50 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Synaptics ForcePad for Windows 8" CNET Reviews 8:29 AM
  • "Students who buy a new PC can score a free Xbox" CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "Anonymous hits U.K. government sites over Assange situation" CNET News 9:22 PM
  • "New Zealand Decides It Won't Hand Over Megaupload Founder Without A Fight" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "Judge rejects Facebook's 'Sponsored Stories' settlement offer" ZDNet 2:42 PM
  • "Judge rejects Facebook's proposed Sponsored Stories settlement" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "Is Social Media E-discovery's Next Nightmare?" Computerworld 7:38 PM
  • "Facebook Needs Directors Who Care More Than Peter Thiel" Forbes 7:33 PM
  • "Zuckerberg Better Watch His Back: The Facebook CEO is the target of a shady smear campaign." PC Magazine 2:47 PM
  • "Synaptics ThinTouch: Bringing the Capacitive Touch Revolution to Mechanical Keyboards" AnandTech 8:29 AM
  • "No more secrets: How technology is making honesty the only policy" Digital Trends 8:19 AM
  • "The 7 Myths of Virtualized Application Performance" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Google Plus deletes comments in Gmail; Facebook doesn't" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Are social media e-discovery's next nightmare?" Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Why Groupon is Over and Facebook and Twitter Should Follow" Forbes 8:07 AM
  • "ARM Battery Life Advantage Myth Lives On" BYTE 7:58 AM
  • "The most difficult puzzle on the Internet" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Why Consumer Style Sells in the Corporate World: 10 Questions with Box CEO Aaron Levie" Wired 7:43 AM
  • "Yelp Slides As Investors Face Mammoth Lock-Up Expiration" Forbes 7:33 PM
  • "OnLive sells assets to OnLive, leaves HTC and other investors out to dry" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "OnLive Explains Friday's Cryptic Restructuring" LAPTOP Magazine 9:33 AM
  • "IAC Buys Yext's Pay-Per-Call Ad Business Felix For Around $30 Million" TechCrunch 9:19 AM
  • "Oracle Director Sells 60K Shares and 3 Insider Trades Making Waves" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 8:32 AM
  • "Mega Chinese online video merger, Tudou-Youku, is a step closer after shareholder approval" The Next Web 7:54 AM
  • "Groupon Investors Give Up: Backers Retreat From Young Internet Firms That Haven't Lived Up to Hopes" [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Best Buy's Stock Price Tumbles After Naming Its New CEO" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
  • "Best Buys Names Joly as New CEO" [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "New Best Buy CEO Must Earn the Right to Lead Before He Can Lead" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "HTC invests $35m in social, cloud enterprise apps firm" ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "HTC sets its sights on RIM with investment in mobile enterprise firm" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "HTC, $40M Down From OnLive, Puts $35.4M Into Magnet Systems For Enterprise Apps" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "HTC invests $35.4 million in U.S.-based enterprise platform firm" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "HTC Loses US$40 Million From OnLive Restructuring" PCWorld 7:47 AM
  • "HTC takes another punch to the wallet, loses $40m gaming investment" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "HTC to book investment losses on stake in OnLive" DigiTimes 7:38 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly higher, but Japan lags/Asian stocks traded mostly higher Tuesday, although Japanese machinery firms and shares of Sharp Corp. weighed on the Tokyo market." MarketWatch 9:35 PM
  • "NASDAQ Volume Leaders for Monday, August 20th" Equity Briefing 10:53 AM
  • "Stocks Open Lower; Apple Hits All-Time Highs" CNBC 8:52 AM
  • "Stocks Beat Strategists Seeing Best Over Following Rally" Bloomberg 8:33 AM
  • "Stock Futures Slip as ECB Excitement Dims" TheStreet 8:50 AM
  • "Stocks dip but remain near 4-year highs" CNNMoney 8:49 AM
  • "Stock Futures Slip; Central Banks in Focus" FOXBusiness 9:03 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pull Back: U.S. stocks ticked lower after the euro zone's central bank damped hopes that it may be considering moves to stabilize troubled sovereign debt markets." [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks choppy, with debt crisis in focus/European stock markets seesawed between small gains and losses on Monday, weighed by miners and oil firms, as investors prepared for a week of discussions about the region's debt crisis." MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:29 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:29 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:06 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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