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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Computer Industry
  • "Weak Sales and a Large Write-Down Give H.P. a Loss" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 PM
  • "HP posts mega-loss after EDS writedown" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "HP posts huge quarterly loss" Reuters 3:25 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard makes $8.8bn loss in third quarter" BBC 6:24 PM
  • "HP Lowers FY2012 Guidance Amid Slowing Sales" AllThingsD 3:25 PM
  • "Weak Sales Hurt H.P. in Quarter" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:27 PM
  • "HP earnings and sales slump" CNNMoney 4:18 PM
  • "HP FY Q3 EPS Matches Guide; Revs Light; Trims Full Yr View" Forbes 3:36 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Earnings Beat, but Sales Are Light" CNBC 3:24 PM
  • "HP loses 4,000 employees in quarter, accelerates employee departures" VentureBeat 7:25 PM
  • "H-P posts loss, but beats view; shares up" MarketWatch 3:24 PM
  • "HP Q3 Revenue, Guidance Light" Barron's 3:24 PM
  • "HP to report its biggest quarterly loss in history" VentureBeat 8:48 AM
  • "HP To Take A Lot of Bitter Medicine In Earnings Report Today" AllThingsD 10:36 AM
  • "HP: Expect PC Pressure" TheStreet 1:19 PM
  • "HP Doesn't Have to Be Apple" TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "Dell, HP continue slow death march to irrelevence: The No. 2 US PC maker's earnings stank. Expect the same from the No. 1 today." InvestorPlace 10:11 AM
  • "Dell Shares Slide On Weak PC Outlook; Next Up, HP Earnings" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Dell, H-P Facing Stronger Headwinds on PC Sales" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:46 AM
  • "Dell Struggles Amidst PC Sales Slump" PC Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "Dell Dented 7% as PC Woes Mount" FOXBusiness 10:35 AM
  • "Dell's weak outlook draws price target cuts; shares down" Reuters 10:37 AM
  • "Dell losses lead weakness in tech stocks" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Dell Forecast Misses Estimates As PC Sales Continue Slump" Bloomberg 9:26 AM
  • "Dell's weak outlook draws price target cuts" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Dell Delivers a Downer" TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "It's not just crap PC sales: Dell's storage revs are also slipping down" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "Dell's Stumble Offers An Attractive Entry Point" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Reduces Outlook, But Still Has Upside" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "Dell posts 18 percent drop in profits as consumer business shrinks" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "A Dell Solution: Spin Off That Dreary PC Business" WSJ Blogs 4:11 PM
  • "Will Microsoft Windows 8 open doors or slam them shut?" FOXNews 9:54 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: A tech rivalry revisited/The iPhone maker is now the most valuable public company in history, breaking a record for market cap that the software giant set in 1999." The Fiscal Times 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft in Transition" [Video Report] CNBC 3:23 PM
  • "One Player's Loss is Another's Gain: Microsoft has been planning for long to bring out Windows 8 and its Surface range of tablet computers as a reply to Apple's hit and popular iPad. As the release date approaches, the Windows maker is on its toes to make the event a big success" The Motley Fool 8:46 AM
  • "Office 2013 Will Solidify Microsoft's Top Position" Seeking Alpha 8:48 AM
  • "Rometty's IBM Smells Just as Sweet" TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "IBM develops skills for rosy opportunities in Africa" CIO East Africa 9:55 AM
  • "Intel's Medfield Reference Design Picked up by Russia's MegaFon" AnandTech 7:56 AM
  • "Intel-Based MegaFon Mint Smartphone Hits Russian Market" eWeek 11:13 AM
  • "Intel Finds a Russian MegaFon for Its Android Ambitions" AllThingsD 8:38 AM
  • "AMD snubs hackers' tiny package, will fix raided blog" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "New Federal Rules Would Make Your Biometric Data Internet-Accessible" ReadWriteWeb 8:09 AM
  • "Darpa Has Seen the Future of Computing ... And It's Analog" Wired Magazine 8:37 AM
General Interest
  • "Donkeys schlep Wi-Fi into bible theme park" CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "In Google's Inner Circle, a Falling Number of Women" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Why The FTC Let Facebook Buy Instagram: FB Camera Is Tiny, IG Makes No Money, And Google" TechCrunch 9:13 PM
  • "Facebook processes more than 500 TB of data daily" CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "Facebook Revamps Messages to Look More Like Email" Mashable 3:35 PM
  • "How Big Is Facebook's Data? 2.5 Billion Pieces Of Content And 500+ Terabytes Ingested Every Day" TechCrunch 3:20 PM
  • "The New High-Tech Dating Technology? Meet in a Bar" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:52 AM
  • "Sorry, Galaxy Note 10.1: Tablet Owners Slam Stylus" InformationWeek 11:52 AM
  • "Archos announces 101 XS Android tablet with included keyboard dock" The Verge 11:34 AM
  • "Sony mulls hundreds of job cuts in Sweden: report" Reuters 9:17 AM
  • "Conflict Minerals In Your Phone Could Spur E-Recycling But Likely More Conflict" ReadWriteWeb 8:56 AM
  • "India targets social media sites after Assam violence" BBC 8:43 AM
  • "Google Unleashes Octane for Browser Speed Measurements" PC Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "Google+ Update Adds More Notification Controls" PC Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "YouTube Launches Skippable Ads for Mobile" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "Where Do Twitter F-Bombs Come From? Heat Map Shows Rudest Places" Mashable 8:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Windows Phone 8 Unity3D engine support announced" BGR 9:03 PM
  • "Password hints easily extracted from Windows 7, 8: Password hints are helpful to users, and possibly to hackers, too." Ars Technica 4:29 PM
  • "Verizon To Back Windows Phone 8, Sprint Undecided" InformationWeek 4:26 PM
  • "Kinect price drop to $109 signals the Xbox 360's last holiday hurrah" Digital Trends 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Kinect Gets $40 Price Cut" PC Magazine 3:36 PM
  • "Bing now displaying Quora's question-and-answer results in social sidebar" The Verge 3:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Goes Off Half-Cocked: Microsoft plans to produce three million Surface tablets, but the problem is that nobody has used one yet." PC Magazine 3:20 PM
  • "The Windows 8 'tutorial' is a joke" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Windows 8: It's goodbye netbooks, hello tablets" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "New 'Essentials' Xbox 360 Bundle Announced" Examiner 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface for $199: Dream or Reality?" The Motley Fool 10:37 AM
  • "How To Trade A $200 Microsoft Surface Tablet" Seeking Alpha 9:54 AM
  • "It's time to evaluate Windows 8 for your enterprise" FierceMobileIT 9:53 AM
  • "Rethinking the viability of the Windows 8 tablet" ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "Hotmail More Popular Than Gmail in Europe, ComScore Says" IDG News Service 8:40 AM
  • "Verizon to give Windows Phone another chance?" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will support the Unity game engine" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Extradition of Kim Dotcom halted until US produces evidence" Electronista 9:29 PM
  • "Why The FTC Let Facebook Buy Instagram: FB Camera Is Tiny, IG Makes No Money, and Google" TechCrunch 8:16 PM
  • "Would you give the government remote control over your router? Proposed 'emergency switch' would turn private routers into public resource." Ars Technica 3:16 PM
  • "Carlos Slim Consolidates Telecom Empire, Attracts Attention From Anti-Trust Regulators" Forbes 1:52 PM
  • "Delicious irony: Chinese firm sues for patent infringement" ZDNet 10:37 AM
  • "Siemens 'flaw' claim sparks US power plant security probe" BBC 10:13 AM
  • "Germany Wants To Charge Google For News Snippets: Legislation proposed by the German government would create a new type of copyright requiring any online or offline use of publishers' content to be compensated. Cue debate." InformationWeek 9:17 AM
  • "US seizes Android app piracy sites in copyright crackdown" BBC 10:13 AM
  • "Android app websites seized in the U.S. for alleged copyright violations" IDG News Service 8:39 AM
  • "US government seizes illegal Android app websites" V3 8:05 AM
  • "Review: Samsung's Music Hub muddies song ownership" Associated Press 4:10 PM
  • "Is the PC Dead?" [Video Report] CNBC 3:23 PM
  • "Report: Technology Has Made The World Fat" TechCrunch 3:20 PM
  • "Dear Facebook: Stop Fooling Around, Jump Into Search, And Triple Your Stock Price" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Is Facebook a Modern Day Netscape?" Minyanville 3:23 PM
  • "Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "A developer crosses over to the dark side and learns marketing" ZDNet 10:38 AM
  • "Flash memory: How the technology is getting smarter" ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "Google Demonstrates its Patent Hypocrisy, Yet Again" The Motley Fool 9:26 AM
  • "Facebook Has Been Hacked. What Will You Do?" ReadWriteWeb 8:56 AM
  • "PC laptop buying guide—back to school edition" Ars Technica 8:54 AM
  • "Don't get hacked: Tips to manage online passwords" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:45 AM
  • "CDMA vs. GSM: What's the Difference? If you're shopping for a mobile phone, you're in for a lot of acronyms. Here's what you need to know about two basic, yet important, terms." PC Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Review: Google Compute Engine rocks the cloud" InfoWorld 8:39 AM
  • " bids fall short of expectations: sources" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "Brokers say Nasdaq's Facebook compensation plan not enough" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "Best Buy's New CEO Gets Pay Package Worth Up to $32 Million" [Paid Membership Required] 1:50 PM
  • "Why May Be Worth $300 Million to Barry Diller" The Atlantic Wire 9:20 AM
  • "Red Robot Labs to invest $2M in third-party developers making location games" VentureBeat 8:48 AM
  • "FutureAdvisor Raises $5 Million to Help People Invest More Wisely" AllThingsD 8:38 AM
  • "Seagate Reportedly Buying Solyndra Plant In Fremont" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "PayPal eyes 7 million retail locations in Discover deal" Reuters 4:26 PM
  • "PayPal brings digital wallet to merchants through Discover" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "Qualcomm Reportedly To Buy DesignArt For $120M Or More" Forbes 8:29 AM
  • "SAP could be on the acquisition trail, hints co-CEO" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Opera, Google extend search deal for two years" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Storage Provider Nutanix Raises $33 Million And Shows Signs Of Readying For An IPO" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million in Series B Round" AllThingsD 8:39 AM
  • "CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million Series B From General Catalyst Partners, Others" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "With $4 Billion In Assets Under Wraps, FutureAdvisor Raises Another $5 Million From Sequoia Capital" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million in Series B Round" AllThingsD 8:09 AM
  • "China Telecom buys parent's 3G assets for $13 billion, shares rally" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "China Telecom Profit Beats Estimates As IPhone Lures Users" Bloomberg 7:53 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks mostly lower ahead of China data/Asian stocks traded mostly lower Thursday ahead of preliminary Chinese manufacturing data and after the release of relatively dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve." MarketWatch 8:40 PM
  • "Dell losses take tech's center stage" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Dell drags down US Tech Stocks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Stocks Pare Losses on Hopes Fed Will Step In" TheStreet 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks pare losses after Fed minutes, close mixed - Aug. 22, 2012" CNNMoney 4:17 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed: Hopes that the Federal Reserve may act again to stimulate the economy gave investors the cue to push stocks off their lows and finish roughly flat." [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Stock Futures Trace European Declines" TheStreet 7:58 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop ahead of Greece talks/Banks and resource firms lead markets lower" MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:25 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:26 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:17 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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