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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 23, 2012
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "HP's Historic Loss: Can Meg Whitman Save the PC Giant? Can Anyone?" Daily Ticker 10:39 AM
  • "H-P, Dell Struggle as Buyers Shun PCs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Dell, HP Missing Out on Mobile Computing Shift" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:04 AM
  • "HP CEO: Turnaround Will Take Time/HP's third quarter results show PC, printer, server, and services revenues in decline, but Meg Whitman sees silver linings in the otherwise dark cloud." InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Shares Sinking As Whitman's Warnings Sink In" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "HP posts mega-loss after EDS writedown" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "HP earnings: 6 lowlights" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "HP mirrors Dell's bleak outlook, brokerages cut price targets" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Dell, HP and the folly of the consumer PC business" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "Dell & HP together on a long road to nowhere" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "Dell Doesn't See Boost From Windows 8: PC maker says sales to consumers are likely to remain soft through the second half, despite launch of Microsoft's new operating system." InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Dell's Virtuous Cycle Stops Spinning" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 PM
  • "Dell losses take tech's center stage" MarketWatch 9:03 AM
  • "Don't Be So Hard on Microsoft/Windows 8, torrents of free cash flow and a potential dividend increase may lift the underperforming stock. Fred Hickey: 'That is the lowest I have seen the multiple in years.'" Barron's 7:53 AM
  • "25 Years Later, Microsoft Unveils A Revamped Corporate Logo" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils New Logo -- First Major Change In 25 Years" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft gets a new logo after 25 years" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "Microsoft revamps logo for 1st time in 25 years: Microsoft unveils new logo to herald makeover of Windows, entry into tablet computer market" Associated Press 4:14 PM
  • "Microsoft gets a new logo for the first time since 1987" Seattle Times 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft has a brand new logo, its first since 1987" The Next Web 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft reels in YouGov, NBC, Rock the Vote and more for Xbox US election hub" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Prudential Center windows open on Microsoft shop" Boston Herald 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle, Microsoft and Samsung Paid this Little Company Tens of Millions of Dollars Upfront" The Motley Fool 3:16 PM
  • "Examining Intel's Guerilla Approach To The Smartphone Sector" Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco as a Dividend Grower: Nice Start But We Explain Potential Trouble Ahead" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "SEC to require tech companies to disclose use of minerals from conflict zones" IDG News Service 8:41 AM
  • "PC makers – at the margins" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook Reorients Itself for a Small-Screen World" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:35 PM
  • "Tablet adoption could give flip phones new lease on life" CNET 4:06 PM
  • "Forget iPhones And Free Food, Here's The Real Big Change Marissa Mayer Is Bringing To Yahoo" Business Insider 3:50 PM
  • "Verizon, Sprint OK plans to let voters donate to campaigns by texting" VentureBeat 3:14 PM
  • "Will Amazon launch smartphone in September? New Kindle Fires expected, but don't rule out a phone" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "Amazon set to introduce new Kindles at September 6 event" CNET Reviews 2:14 PM
  • "Amazon sets press event for Sept. 6 in California" GeekWire 2:02 PM
  • "Amazon Announces Sept. 6 Press Conference; Mum on Details" AllThingsD 1:48 PM
  • "Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful women shows technology's influence" ZDNet 9:52 AM
  • "New Android app eliminates driving distractions" BetaNews 9:36 AM
  • "WinZip, the app you've never paid for, to hit one billion downloads in the next month" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Making 'Dumb' Phones Smarter and Faster: Australian startup biNu uses cloud computing to help basic-phone users access the Web on slower networks." Technology Review 8:56 AM
  • "Google seeks recruits for privacy 'red team'" CNET News 8:42 AM
  • "YouTube debuts 'Elections Hub,' a one-stop campaign channel" CNET News 8:42 AM
  • "YouTube Finally Believes in Making Money on Mobile" Wired 8:39 AM
  • "Carrier Start-Up Ting Will Soon Let You Use Your Old Sprint Phone" AllThingsD 8:30 AM
  • "Motorola's bootloader unlocking program unlikely to cover older devices" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Sony Mobile to move HQ to Tokyo, cut 1,000 workers" CNET News 9:08 AM
  • "Sony Mobile moves out of Sweden after break-up: Heads back home after Ericsson split, leaves 1,000 redundancies in its wake" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Sony Mobile To Lay Off 1,000 People, Move HQ To Tokyo From Sweden As Part of Restructuring" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Sony Mobile to Cut 1,000 Jobs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Sony to cut 15% of mobile phone workforce" AFP 7:52 AM
  • "Silicon Valley Techies Fight to Save a Popular but Illegal Haven" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Customers Reap Operational Benefits With a Data Center Unified Fabric" Marketwire 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft To Launch 'Election 2012 Hub on Xbox LIVE'" PRNewswire 9:01 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's New Logo: Top Brand Designers Weigh In" Yahoo! News 9:13 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Meh' New Logo: Graphic Design Expert Armin Vit Weighs In [TCTV] TechCrunch 9:03 PM
  • "New Nokia WP8 phone revealed in patent application" Electronista 8:26 PM
  • "Yes, a Microsoft Store wows a naysayer: commentary Stylish, fun, and crowded? No, that's not an Apple Store that just opened in Boston. Microsoft is doing the brick-and-mortar thing with flair." CNET News 7:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's new logo: This took 25 years? Is it a surprise? Or is it not a surprise? Is it too late? Or is it never too late? In one famous designer's view, it's just dull." CNET News 2:37 PM
  • "Microsoft's new logo is branding fail" BetaNews 1:22 PM
  • "Why I'm uninstalling Windows 8" PCGamesN 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to deliver its new small-business server by end of 2012" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "Dear readers: How would you change or improve Windows 8?" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Nokia Said To Reveal 'Arrow' And 'Phi' Windows Phone 8 Devices On September 5" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "How To Trade A $200 Microsoft Surface Tablet" Seeking Alpha 9:03 AM
  • "Unity Set to Support Windows Phone Gaming" Forbes 8:52 AM
  • "Restore The Start Menu In Windows 8" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Password hints easily snaffled from Windows PCs" The Register 8:35 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal" Reuters 6:54 PM
  • "FTC accuses Dish of violating 'Do Not Call' list" Reuters 4:06 PM
  • "S. Korea court rejects law banning false IDs on Internet" AFP 1:59 PM
  • "South Korea scraps law requiring use of real names online" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "SEC Rule Will Require Tech Companies to Disclose Use of Minerals From Conflict Zones" IDG News Service 8:46 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Cyberlink's PowerDirector app lets you edit movies on your Windows 8 slate (hands-on)" Engadget 9:17 PM
  • "Your Fourth Amendment rights don't apply to Facebook" BetaNews 2:02 PM
  • "JavaScript Video is your density, I mean, Destiny" BetaNews 1:22 PM
  • "Twitter kills Tumblr's friend-finding privileges" Digital Trends 10:53 AM
  • "What Zuckerberg must do to right the Facebook ship" CNET News 10:51 AM
  • "RIM: Seeing Few Likely Buyers, Analyst Repeats Sell Rating" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "New Kaspersky appeals to your cash sense" Download 9:08 AM
  • "It's Better-Mousetrap Time" TheStreet 9:05 AM
  • "Google's Plan to Steal the Election Audience" ReadWriteWeb 9:29 AM
  • "Google's audacious bet on fiber -- and why it could work" Fortune 8:46 AM
  • "Q&A: Downloading Your Facebook Life" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 AM
  • "What developers can learn from Anonymous" InfoWorld 8:42 AM
  • "10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy" Forbes 8:38 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Kodak to sell retail print, document imaging businesses" Reuters 6:54 PM
  • "Kodak Exploring Sale of Certain Businesses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Seagate offers $90.3 million for Solyndra property: court filing" Reuters 2:16 PM
  • "OnLive was deep in debt, running out of cash, and 'had days to live'" CNET News 8:42 AM
  • "Nokia, Samsung, Sony Mobile and others form In-Location Alliance, seek to boost indoor positioning technologies" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Nokia, Samsung, Sony join forces to improve indoor navigation" IDG News Service 8:41 AM
  • "Nokia, Samsung and pals team up to map malls, stations" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Facebook, Instagram nuptials get US watchdog blessing" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Nasdaq's Facebook Plan Under Fire" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:48 PM
  • "Citigroup Letter Rips Nasdaq's Handling Of Facebook IPO" Forbes 8:52 AM
  • "Investor pulls out of Facebook, pumps cash into pork-printing joint" The Register 8:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Morgan Stanley Funds in Big Facebook Bet" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:02 PM
  • "H-P's decline leads broad tech slide: Losses by Hewlett-Packard Co. show no signs of abating in afternoon trading Thursday as the technology giant's shares led a decline in the tech sector following negative comments about the PC market from Chief Executive Meg Whitman." MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "H-P losses drag on tech stocks" MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "Stocks sell off on slowing growth worries" CNNMoney 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Fed Skepticism; Most Dow Shares Decline" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Futures Little Changed; Traders Weigh Fed Hopes, Growth Worries" FOXBusiness 9:00 AM
  • "Dow Tumbles on Doubts of Fed Stimulus" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise after China data, Fed minutes/Asian markets were higher Thursday, as investors countered downbeat manufacturing data from China with heightened expectations of central-bank stimulus to support global economic growth." MarketWatch 9:00 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks move lower after weak data/Petropavlovsk drops 18% after earnings report" MarketWatch 9:00 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:01 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:01 PM



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New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
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Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"


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