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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?" [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%" [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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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" [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Asia Markets Mixed, Awaiting the Fed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China shares rebound but Japan lags" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Spain Worries Hit European Markets" [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 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019"
  • "Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice"
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)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "The Best Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals"
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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