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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM Bets $1 Billion On New Mainframe In Shrinking Market" Bloomberg 11:28 AM
  • "IBM to roll out new mainframes despite shrinking market" Reuters 9:45 AM
  • "IBM unveils faster, smaller mainframe" BBC 11:25 AM
  • "I.B.M. Mainframe Evolves to Serve the Digital World" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "IBM Launches New Mainframe For Big Data Analytics: IBM's zEnterprise EC12 offers direct links to the company's Netezza analytics appliance, which can support scenarios like real-time fraud detection." InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "IBM goes big on new mainframe with fastest chip, flash memory: zEnterprise EC12 aims to deliver on analytics, hybrid cloud demands with fastest commercially available processor, Flash Express" Computerworld 11:49 AM
  • "IBM Launches New zEnterprise EC12 Secure Cloud-focused Mainframe System" eWeek 12:07 PM
  • "IBM Creating Pocket-Sized Watson in $16 Billion Sales Push" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "IBM Watson's Plethora of Potential Applications" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4:52 PM
  • "Lenovo may buy Founders' stake in HCL Info: report" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "HCL Infosystems says unaware of stake sale plan" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "Windows 8 migrations manageable, argues support firm: 'Disruptive the second you turn it on,' but the move can be smoothed" Computerworld 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to simplify adding Azure cloud support to Windows 8 apps" ZDNet 7:46 PM
  • "Office 2013: Everything IT needs to know/Microsoft takes leap into the cloud with Office 2013/Office 365" Network World 12:15 PM
  • "Microsoft's Mobile Moment: Will Consumers Buy In?" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 PM
  • "Microsoft May Dump Surface Onto Tablet Market" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft experiments with free-to-play on Xbox Live" TG Daily 7:21 PM
  • "Dell Looks Big and Blue, but It Still Ain't Quite Big Blue" The Motley Fool 4:49 PM
  • "The V3 Hot Seat: HP UK general manager Ian Brook" V3 7:39 PM
  • "VMworld: HP extends Converged Cloud portfolio for virtualised datacentres" V3 7:39 PM
  • "HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio to work with VMware's new vCloud Suite 5.1" ZDNet 7:45 PM
  • "Intel quad-core 'ValleyView' system-on-a-chip coming" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "7mm slim-type ODDs infeasible in cost, say Taiwan makers: Intel, in order to promote ultrabooks, has proposed new specifications for components to fit thickness of such slim notebook models, including reduction in thickness of slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) from 9.5mm currently to 7mm, according to Taiwan-based ODD makers." DigiTimes 12:03 PM
  • "'Intel made more virty cash than VMware'" The Register 7:27 PM
  • "AMD's Jaguar packs four cores in one for mobile" EE Times 12:04 PM
  • "AMD's Next Gen Steamroller CPU Could Deliver Where Bulldozer Fell Short" HotHardware 4:27 PM
  • "AMD hires Intel's Gustafson for graphics business" MarketWatch 4:46 PM
  • "Oracle Real-Time Advance Taps Compressed Data: Oracle GoldenGate 11g R2 upgrade handles Oracle Database tables previously untouched by change data capture systems." InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Cisco Joins the 'Digital Dividend Club'" TheStreet 9:50 AM
  • "Cisco Survey: Users Want Video Calling Interoperability" IDG News Service 3:57 PM
  • "US may ease up on in-flight use of electronics: The U.S. aviation agency is seeking comment on in-flight use of phones, tablets, laptops and other devices" IDG News Service 11:48 AM
  • "Tech may have found its next SXSW: It's not much of a surprise that it's in Portland -- or that music plays a central role." Fortune 12:11 PM
  • "Making Seaport District Silicon Valley east: DivcoWest, overseer of a stable of Silicon Valley power addresses, is buying up prime sites in Boston, Cambridge" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 11:28 AM
  • "Why Los Angeles Is Emerging As The Next Silicon Valley" Forbes 12:19 PM
General Interest
  • "A Facebook App That Aims to Keep Private Photos Private" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:02 PM
  • "Making every TV 'smart'" EE Times 4:31 PM
  • "Sony to Exit CD, DVD, Blu-ray PC Drives, as Wireless Netbooks, Tablets Reign" IDG News Service 3:57 PM
  • "Samsung Releases All-in-One PC Troika" PC Magazine 3:54 PM
  • "Firefox gets faster for tablets" V3 7:39 PM
  • "Firefox 15 offers fewer leaks, more frags" The Register 7:31 PM
  • "Firefox 15 remembers to forget old memory" Download 3:39 PM
  • "New HEVC video compression wins big over today's standard" CNET News 3:39 PM
  • "First wireless back pain devices approved in U.S." CNET News 3:38 PM
  • "Hurricane Isaac: Robot 'Alex' Rides Waves To Help Forecasting" [Video Report] Forbes 12:18 PM
  • "Data center boom sparks environmental disputes in U.S." IDG News Service 12:16 PM
  • "Acer Ventures Into Thin Clients With Veriton N Series" eWeek 12:09 PM
  • "Yahoo Says Lockerz's CEO Savitt To Join As Marketing Chief" Bloomberg 11:27 AM
  • "VMware Focuses On Private Cloud, Dumps Unpopular Pricing" InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Samsung expands U.S. all-in-one lineup for Windows 8" CNET Reviews 9:56 AM
  • "LG unveils quad-core Optimus G with 4.7-inch IPS+ display" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Google Shills Nexus 7 Tablet in Rare Homepage Promo" PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "Google Uses Its Home Page to Push Nexus 7 Tablet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:41 PM
  • "Google's Nexus 7 tablet pops up in rare home page ad" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Kindle Touch goes out of stock ahead of Amazon's September announcements" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Sharp: 2,000 in Japan offered voluntary retirement" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Lexmark cuts 1,700 jobs and quits inkjets" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:10 PM
  • "Lexmark Exiting Inkjet Printer Business; Cutting 1,700 Jobs" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "Lexmark to exit inkJet line, cut 13% of staff" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Lexmark to Exit Inkjet Business, Cut Workforce by 13%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Magisto releases Android app for automatic video editing" GigaOM 9:34 AM
  • "Tier 3 spiffs up cloud management" GigaOM 9:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD CTO Mark Papermaster Outlines Vision for 'Surround Computing,' Bringing an Era of Personalized, Adaptive and Responsive Environments to Consumers" Marketwire 4:46 PM
  • "AMD Hires John Gustafson as Chief Graphics Product Architect" Marketwire 4:46 PM
  • "Cisco and EMC Take 'Three Paths to the Cloud' Strategy to the Next Level" PRNewswire 9:46 AM
  • "Alstom and Cisco to Develop Secure Digital Substation Automation Solution" Marketwire 9:46 AM
  • "Dell, VMware 'Double Down' on Desktop Virtualization" Marketwire 4:49 PM
  • "IBM Unveils zEnterprise EC12, a Highly Secure System for Cloud Computing and Enterprise Data" PRNewswire 9:49 AM
  • "Oracle Executive Keynote Lineup for Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Announced" Marketwire 4:54 PM
  • "New Report From Oracle Shows That Investment in Student Services Will Significantly Enhance the Educational Experience for College Students" Marketwire 9:54 AM
Microsoft
  • "How to share contacts in Microsoft Outlook" CNET 8:59 PM
  • "Visual Studio 2012: 50 Shades of Grey by Microsoft" The Register 7:32 PM
  • "Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Can you trust it with your delicates?" The Register 7:32 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out SkyDrive app for Android phones" ZDNet 7:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches SkyDrive For Android" TechCrunch 7:12 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Twitter appeals court ruling to turn over user information: The Manhattan district attorney wants to examine Twitter records of a user tied to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement" IDG News Service 12:16 PM
  • "The FAA asks: Should personal electronics be allowed in all phases of flight?" Houston Chronicle 12:13 PM
  • "Text message that contains Web links? There's a patent fight for that" Associated Press 11:50 AM
  • "Facebook accused of violating privacy laws by German advocacy group" CBS News 11:42 AM
  • "Blizzard cuts off Iranian access to World of Warcraft: US trade sanctions have led game maker Blizzard to cut off access to World of Warcraft (Wow) in Iran." BBC 11:25 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Samsung and Google need a new dress" ZDNet 7:45 PM
  • "7 Surprising Things Lurking In Online 'Terms of Service' Agreements" Time 7:34 PM
  • "Getting Your Phone to Give You a Hand: A growing number of apps hope to turn smartphones into personal assistants." Technology Review 7:19 PM
  • "4 Strategies for Managing Junior IT Professionals" CIO 3:58 PM
  • "The State Of Virtual Data Protection And Recovery" InformationWeek 3:42 PM
  • "Doomsday malware: It's only a matter of time" InfoWorld 12:15 PM
  • "Google will now bug you with birthdays like Facebook does" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Google Nexus 7: A Work Tablet?" BYTE 12:13 PM
  • "Notebook shipments unlikely to achieve strong growth in 4Q12" DigiTimes 12:03 PM
  • "How to set up 2-step verification for better Google security" Detroit Free Press 12:02 PM
  • "Developing apps for the mobile cloud: What you need to know" Computerworld 11:49 AM
  • "Wireless LAN's New Standard, 802.11ac: Prep Time/First products appearing based on wireless LAN standard that delivers 1.3 Gbps, and up to 7 Gbps in some cases. Start planning now." InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing" New York Times 9:52 AM
  • "Google's Promoting the Nexus 7 Like Never Before" TheStreet 9:35 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Zynga's creative chief exits, plans Zynga-backed start-up" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "KKR to invest $1.27 billion in Japan's Renesas: Nikkei" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Time Warner Cable invests $25M to build 1Gbps fiber network" CNET News 3:39 PM
  • "Xilinx buys embedded Linux tool vendor PetaLogix" EE Times 12:05 PM
  • "STMicro sets joint venture In China with FAW Group" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Blue-chip stocks down a second day; Nasdaq up" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks Close Flat; H-P Ends at Multi-Year Low" CNBC 3:29 PM
  • "Stocks Zigzag Amid Mixed News" FOXBusiness 12:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall As Confidence Drops Before Fed Speech" Bloomberg 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Bernanke Wait Continues" TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks: Slogging on a 'bumpy, muddy track'" CNNMoney 4:44 PM
  • "Dow Slips; Nasdaq Gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Asia Markets Mixed, Awaiting the Fed" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China shares rebound but Japan lags" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Spain Worries Hit European Markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks fall on growth fears" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "World stock markets stall as investors await key speech by Federal Reserve chief Bernanke" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:05 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:50 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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