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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 1, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "'It's not too late': HP exec says firm is developing a new smartphone with a unique user experience" The Next Web 12:56 PM
  • "HP confirms it's working on a new smartphone, promises something different" 9 to 5 Google 9:23 AM
  • "HP revisiting smartphones: Will they run Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry?" GigaOM 10:49 AM
  • "HP says smartphones are in its 'long term' plans, but has no launch timeline" The Verge 10:53 AM
  • "HP eyes smartphones, but it may not eye the U.S. market" TechHive 11:34 AM
  • "HP smartphone still in pipeline insists exec promising 'differentiated experience'" SlashGear 8:49 AM
  • "'It's not too late': HP exec says firm is developing a new smartphone with a unique user experience" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "HP exec says company will re-enter smartphone market, is working on a device that offers a unique experience" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "HP: We're Going to Make Another Smartphone" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
  • "HP aims to get back into the smartphone game" CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "Smartphone Market Won't Kick Our Butt a Second Time, Says HP" AllThingsD 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft entertainment head to be named Zynga CEO" Reuters 4:09 PM
  • "Zynga hires Microsoft gaming head as CEO: Zynga CEO Mark Pincus confirms that Interactive Entertainment Business head Don Mattrick will take over his position next week." CNET News 4:08 PM
  • "Report: Xbox Chief Mattrick Leaving for Zynga" PC Magazine 4:13 PM
  • "Zynga Names Xbox Executive as New Chief" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox guru Don Mattrick leaves for key, but undefined role at Zynga" GigaOM 12:56 PM
  • "Zynga brings in Xbox head to turn it round" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Steve Ballmer email to employees on Don Mattrick transition" Microsoft 4:14 PM
  • "Court Rules That Microsoft Illegally Uses SkyDrive Name in Europe" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Judge nixes Microsoft SkyDrive name in BSkyB court ruling: 'Sky', 'cloud'... it just confuses people, reckons beak" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft may need to rename SkyDrive for Europe" Geek 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft loses Skydrive trademark case to BSkyB" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "SkyDrive trademark ruling goes against Microsoft" CNET News 10:47 AM
  • "Gas Leak At Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)'s Arizona Plant; 43 People Reported Sick" NYSE Post 8:54 AM
  • "Industrial accident at Intel plant" Fudzilla 8:53 AM
  • "Gas leak at Intel manufacturing plant sends a dozen to the hospital" TechSpot 8:53 AM
  • "Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO" SlashGear 8:52 AM
  • "From inside Intel Labs: using sensors, data, and LEDs to make cities better" GigaOM 8:23 AM
  • "Intel CEO says that the company is interested in building a wearable computer" TweakTown 11:05 AM
  • "Intel's new CEO is ready to embrace mobile" Fortune 9:50 AM
  • "Intel to prioritize Atom mobile chipset biz" FierceWireless 11:05 AM
  • "Intel Looks to Push Smartphone Atoms, Will 'Consider' Playing Fab for ARM Rivals" DailyTech 12:16 PM
  • "Icahn seeks Dell meeting after securing $5.2 billion for bid" Reuters 4:10 PM
  • "Icahn Says He Has Secured Financing for Alternative to Dell's Buyout" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:27 PM
  • "Carl Icahn, Jefferies nab $5.2B to finance Dell deal -- report" CNET News 12:16 PM
  • "Carl Icahn Has Raised $5.3 Billion to Finance His Plan to Recapitalize Dell" AllThingsD 10:57 AM
  • "Carl Icahn secures $5.2 billion in financing for Dell bid" Reuters 11:38 AM
  • "Icahn drops a $5.2 billion monkey wrench into Dell's plan to go private, demands sit-down meeting" The Next Web 4:42 PM
  • "Dell looks to avoid U.S. repatriation tax on overseas cash, WSJ says" The Fly On The Wall 11:00 AM
  • "Job Cuts Take Hold At IBM As It Looks To Rein In Costs" Nasdaq 11:06 AM
  • "IBM And Premier Target Populations Rather Than Just Individuals For Better Health" Forbes 10:59 AM
  • "Super computing could help manage enormous amounts of medical information" Innovation Trail 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out analytic apps for E-Business Suite" PCWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle's Mark Hurd on the week when pigs flew in Silicon Valley" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:30 AM
  • "Oracle Database 12c Runs the Cloud" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) recaptures the market share by introducing innovative products" GDP Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Announcing the AMD Gamer Memory contest winners" SemiAccurate 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco's Internet of Everything Is Just Too Big" Channelnomics 8:47 AM
  • "Cisco warns of denial of service and command injection flaws in security appliances" V3 9:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Best Buy may be Pebble's first brick-and-mortar retailer, leaked image suggests" Engadget 10:31 PM
  • "World's first public space telescope gets Kickstarter goal: Marking the most successful Kickstarter campaign for a space project, Planetary Resources now has $1.5 million to launch its Arkyd telescope and bring asteroid, galaxy, and planet exploration to the public." CNET News 6:26 PM
  • "Sony's upcoming 20-megapixel flagship phone revealed in leaked images" BGR News 6:01 PM
  • "Twitter tests connection between tweets and news: The information network experiments with a tweet additive that highlights media articles that contain embedded tweets." CNET News 6:01 PM
  • "8 great sites for one-stop data visualization" [Slideshow] Computerworld 9:47 AM
  • "11 News Subreddits to Replace Google Reader" Mashable 12:16 PM
  • "14 Gadgets to Keep You Safe This Summer" Mashable 11:31 AM
  • "ARM-powered Parallella supercomputer poised to ship" TG Daily 10:04 AM
  • "End may be near for BlackBerry" CNNMoney 8:34 AM
  • "Detroit shifts into high gear to lure high-tech talent" Seattle Times 8:34 AM
  • "Half Of People Who Like Brands On Facebook Do So Simply Out Of Loyalty" Business Insider 9:24 AM
  • "Facebook to change advert placement policy after BSkyB and Marks & Spencer complain about inappropriate content" V3 9:25 AM
  • "Facebook won't run ads on offensive content" The Inquirer 9:25 AM
  • "Facebook restricts ads running next to dodgy posts" The Register 8:33 AM
  • "First full Firefox OS smartphones to launch 'this week' as operators around the world ready them for market" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Firefox OS hits retail – now let's see how far openness can take it" GigaOM 8:23 AM
  • "The People Who Make Your Firefox Web Browser Are Launching Two Phones This Week" Business Insider 8:27 AM
  • "Mozilla targets Android and Asha as first Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Mozilla and Partners Prepare to Launch First Firefox OS Smartphones!" The Mozzila Blog 8:30 AM
  • "ZTE Open, the first Firefox OS phone for consumers, launches tomorrow for $90" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Firefox Os Is A Go, As $90 Zte Open Launches In Spain" Digital Trends 8:21 AM
  • "Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain at $3 a month" CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "Google's future Office killer now available in Chrome OS dev channel" InfoWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Stealth clothing is the Google Glass defense we've been waiting for" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "Google Reader closes today" Telegraph 8:30 AM
  • "Google Reader Is Dead But The Race To Replace The Rss Feed Is Very Alive" Digital Trends 8:21 AM
  • "R.I.P. Google Reader. Here Are The Other Products Google Killed (Infographic)" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "Google Reader is dead, long live RSS" Fortune 11:22 AM
  • "Google Reader is gone (but not forgotten)" Fortune 11:22 AM
  • "Google Reader is dead, but Feedly will help you love again" TechHive 8:28 AM
  • "Living Room Battle Looms as Google Gets Into Gaming" Bloomberg TV 7:55 AM
  • "Groupon Reserve is a premium restaurant booking service for discounts without pre-payment or vouchers" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "N. America to claim almost half of $72 billion spent on tablets in 2013" TG Daily 10:05 AM
  • "JW-11: A $68 PC that runs Linux with an ARM processor" TG Daily 10:04 AM
  • "Pair of PC viruses help each other survive" BBC 9:42 AM
  • "Let's work together -- viruses collaborate to survive" BetaNews 10:47 AM
  • "Large-scale quantum chip validated" TG Daily 10:05 AM
  • "Twitter Testing Bing-Powered Translation Feature" AllThingsD 10:58 AM
  • "Twitter's new 'embedded on these websites' feature helps users discover the story behind a tweet" The Verge 9:26 AM
  • "Low-power Wi-Fi signal tracks movement - behind walls" TG Daily 10:04 AM
  • "Yahoo to shut down pioneering AltaVista search site" BBC 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Generation APU Chips" PR Newswire 8:51 AM
  • "Network Visibility Software supports Cisco virtual environment." ThomasNet News 8:47 AM
  • "Dell Announces Worldwide Availability and Solutions Ecosystem for PowerEdge VRTX" BusinessWire 11:01 AM
  • "Intel Introduces Content-Management System For Digital Signage" Vending Times 11:05 AM
  • "Healthcare Payers Improve Operational Efficiency and Gain Flexibility to Capitalize on New Market Opportunities With Oracle Health Insurance Components" MarketWired 8:35 AM
  • "Oracle Introduces Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca" MarketWired 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Database 12c, the First Database Designed for the Cloud" MarketWired 8:38 AM
  • "Telefónica, Mozilla and ZTE to launch Firefox OS in Spain on July 2" Telefonica 8:30 AM
  • "Cloud Security Is Another Enterprise Market Microsoft Is Going After" Seeking Alpha 8:39 PM
  • "Windows 8 vaults past Vista, IE10 continues to surge" Ars Technica 8:06 PM
  • "Bill Gates' reported $8.7M Florida equestrian estate: The Microsoft founder has a new equestrian-friendly family home in Wellington, Fla., that serves as the training ground for his showjumping daughter." CNET News 5:56 PM
  • "Microsoft's Bing make-over: Back-end services take center stage/Summary: Bing as a developer platform is interesting. But it's the backend services powering Bing that are a key part of Microsoft's mission to reposition itself as a devices and services company." ZDNet 5:35 PM
  • "The top 5 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.1" PCWorld 8:26 AM
  • "13 killer Windows 8.1 features" CNNMoney 8:21 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer's hits and misses from Build 2013 keynote" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Windows 8 Tops 5 Percent, But Still Lagging" PC Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "Windows 8 overtakes Vista, burbling above 5 percent of the market" CNET News 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 8 Passes Vista, Hits 5.1% Market Share" Slashdot 8:27 AM
  • "How To Download Windows 8 ISO (x86 / x64) File Officially From Microsoft" Redmond Pie 10:50 AM
  • "Xbox One Windows 8 app compatibility hinted by Microsoft" SlashGear 11:03 AM
  • "Xbox One'S Kinect For Windows To Ship To Developers In November" Digital Arts 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft launches web based Xbox Music to challenge Spotify" The Inquirer 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Xbox Music web client; enjoy millions of tunes through your web browser" Windows Phone Central 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft adds web player to Xbox Music for subscribers" Electronista 8:21 AM
  • "At long last, Microsoft launches Xbox Music for the Web" CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "Xbox Music Is Now Fully Web-ified" Techland 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft launches web-based Xbox music" T3 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Web-based version of its Xbox Music service" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Bing gets a 'Search by License' option that lets you filter images by usage rights" The Next Web 11:35 AM
  • "The indie question: Microsoft explains its reservations about self-publishing on Xbox One" Indie Research 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Executive Believed Rare Acquisition Involved Donkey Kong Control, Says Developer" Softpedia 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft aims to put a factory on every desktop with support for 3D printing" InformationWeek 8:46 AM
  • "What's wrong with Windows Store?" InfoWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Aims To Take On iPad In Health Care" Forbes 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft expands Surface's sales channels, introduces new program to spur enterprise app development" The Next Web 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft channel program will push Surface to businesses" PCWorld 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft starts selling its Surfaces through resellers" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'MoodScope' Phone Software Senses Your Mood" CIO 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft reorg: Don't expect big cost-cutting, says analyst" GeekWire 11:29 AM
  • "EU cuts mobile data roaming by 36% in Europe, making Internet access abroad a whole lot cheaper" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Google's white space wireless database approved by FCC" 9 to 5 Google 8:19 AM
  • "And Now for Google's Book Suit ..." WSJ Blogs 11:36 AM
  • "Google Books lawsuit goes back to square one as court throws out class action designation" The Verge 11:36 AM
  • "Appeals court calls for 'fair use' ruling in Google Books case" paidContent 11:34 AM
  • "Court drops class-action status of Google digital book suit" CNET News 11:22 AM
  • "U.S. court throws out Google digital books class status" Reuters 10:55 AM
  • "UK government renews Microsoft EA for 180,000 seats" ITProPortal 8:44 AM
  • "Newest leak from Edward Snowden reveals US espionage against its closest allies" New York Post 8:24 AM
  • "EU officials targeted by NSA" T3 9:25 AM
  • "EU demands answers on alleged U.S. spying of European Union embassies" PCWorld 12:17 PM
  • "Ed Snowden: The Explosive Questions The Press Is Not Asking" Forbes 11:28 AM
  • "Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source" Reuters 12:17 PM
  • "PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden is asking 15 countries for asylum, according to a Russian official" The Next Web 11:34 AM
  • "New Slides Show PRISM Reach Directly Inside Internet Companies" ReadWrite 11:33 AM
  • "PRISM: NSA accused of hacking EU computers and bugging buildings" V3 9:26 AM
  • "Prism leak indicates real-time surveillance, says paper" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "PRISM leaks: WTF, you don't spy on your friends, splutters EU/NSA: 'Meh, everybody does it...'" The Register 10:05 AM
  • "More Details Emerge On How the US Is Bugging Its European Allies" Slashdot 8:27 AM
  • "German rage, French glee over new NSA spying allegations" BGR 10:55 AM
  • "Germany wants 'trust restored' after US spy report" Associated Press 8:36 AM
  • "Report claims NSA has ability to monitor text, voice chat in real-time" Electronista 11:24 AM
  • "U.S. senators demand that NSA disclose extent of spy program" Computerworld 9:47 AM
  • "What's Next for U.S. Surveillance? Look to jolly old England!" Slate 8:28 AM
  • ": $20 for 768Kbps Internet? AT&T 'deal' shows sad state of US broadband" Ars Technica 6:25 PM
  • "When the Journalism Gets Real, Media Criticism Get Fake" Atlantic Wire 6:01 PM
  • "Skype 4.0 for Android: Same Skype, Totally New App" Gizmodo 5:57 PM
  • "Firefox OS hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open (Video)" Engadget 4:20 PM
  • "10 Music Services You May Not Know About—But Should" ReadWrite 9:24 AM
  • "10 Ways To Improve Your Google Rank" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook's Advertising Is Starting To Spiral Out Of Control" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Haswell vs. Ivy Bridge: A Look at Old and New" PC Magazine 8:53 AM
  • "The Azure Tinge of Microsoft and Oracle's Cloud Ambitions" E-Commerce Times 9:49 AM
  • "Now the developer is king" InfoWorld 9:57 AM
  • "What Google Glass Means for Workplace Policy" Mashable 11:32 AM
  • "Does Google Glass Mean The Singularity Is Near?" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Here's Some Companies Who Unmask Anonymous Web Visitors (And Why They Do It)" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Mad Scientist Sees Future Where We Sell Our Quantified Selves on eBay" Wired 10:07 AM
  • "Peering Into Microsoft's Window" CNBC 10:59 AM
  • "Will Nokia's Siemens Venture Buyout Spell Profits?" The Street 10:54 AM
  • "Nokia Takeover of Siemens Joint Venture Will Not Save It" 24/7 Wall St. 8:19 AM
  • "Why OpenFlow is the next big thing: The networking revolution has begun, and it's going to be good for (almost) everyone" InfoWorld 9:56 AM
  • "PCs and Tablets: Two Markets Trending in Opposite Directions" Minyanville 8:37 AM
  • "The End of the End of Privacy?" PC Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "All about Prism, Internet privacy and -- wait! -- squirrel!" Computerworld 9:23 AM
  • "Get Organized: Clean Up Your RSS Feed Reader" PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Pandora versus Pink Floyd" Fortune 11:22 AM
  • "Nokia Siemens Networks deal sparks talk of renewed Microsoft merger" BGR News 8:45 PM
  • "Clinkle Breaks Records With $25M Seed Round; @Pay Launches Email Payments" Adotas 11:36 AM
  • "How Much Should Microsoft Pay For Nokia?" Seeking Alpha 8:34 AM
  • "Nokia Buys Siemens' 50% NSN Stake for $2.2B" FOXBusiness 10:54 AM
  • "Nokia to buy out Siemens equipment venture; shares surge" Reuters 8:37 AM
  • "Nokia buys Siemens' stake in telecoms unit for €1.7bn: The end of a difficult relationship" The Inquirer 8:30 AM
  • "Nokia to swallow up Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture for LTE focus" V3 8:31 AM
  • "Nokia buys out Siemens from Nokia Siemens Networks for $2.2B" Electronista 8:22 AM
  • "Nokia Buys Siemens Stake In Nsn Joint Venture – Will An Exit From The Phone Business Follow?" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "Nokia to buy out Siemens equipment venture; shares surge" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Nokia shares pop on Siemens deal" CNNMoney 8:24 AM
  • "RollApp scores $1M to bring Windows & Linux apps to any browser" VentureBeat 11:37 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Zynga lead strong gains for tech stocks/Social game maker jumps on report that Xbox boss may take top job" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks kick off second half with gains" CNNMoney 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks Gain to Start Second Half as Global Growth Stregthens" TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher Manufacturing, Construction Reports Fuel Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 4:44 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia stocks drop on China data; Japan rises/Most Asian markets began the new quarter on a weak footing Monday as a further slowdown in manufacturing activity in China, South Korea and Taiwan raised concerns about the health of those economies." MarketWatch 4:44 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally on upbeat economic data/European stocks rallied on Monday, buoyed by encouraging manufacturing data from the euro zone and the U.S." MarketWatch 4:44 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:20 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:20 PM

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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"
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