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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Steve Ballmer's Huge Reorg Of Microsoft Could Bury One Of The Company's Biggest Embarrassments" Business Insider 2:58 PM
  • "Microsoft has lost $11 billion trying to compete with Google" BGR 2:58 PM
  • "Microsoft to unveil big management reorganization Thursday: report" Reuters 6:13 PM
  • "Microsoft will reportedly unveil major restructuring Thursday: CEO Steve Ballmer expected to announce dramatic restructuring around services and hardware this week, sources tell AllThingsD." CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's big reorg reportedly set for Thursday" BGR 9:23 AM
  • "Will Microsoft buy Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business?" TG Daily 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft eyed as potential buyer of Nook business as Barnes & Noble CEO resigns" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's hit or miss strategic partnership history/Summary: Microsoft has some head scratching strategic partnerships such as Barnes & Noble's Nook, but a few have played out decently, at least in terms of distribution." ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Claims Windows Phone Sales are Six Times Better Compared to Overall Market" Gadgetell 1:34 PM
  • "Microsoft issues partners Windows XP phase-out marching orders/Summary: Microsoft is rolling out new programs and incentives to encourage its resellers to help it move its still-sizable base of Windows XP users off that operating system by April 2014." ZDNet 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers an overdue progress report on its Office 365 upgrade push/Summary: Microsoft officials have finally provided a progress report on the company's migration of its Office 365 users to the latest feature set." ZDNet 1:55 PM
  • "Microsoft reports hackings linked to report by Google researcher" Reuters 9:21 PM
  • "ISS, Two Others Recommend Dell Buyout/Proxy Adviser: Taking Dell Private Would Make Transformation Faster, Likelier to Succeed" [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "Dell shareholder Yacktman backs Icahn buyout proposal" Reuters 8:37 AM
  • "Dell vs. Icahn: Betting on a sure thing" TG Daily 11:53 AM
  • "Dell Between Jobs and Yang" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "If You Like Dell Inc. (DELL) So Much, Marry It" Insider Monkey 9:08 AM
  • "Stock Upgrades: Hewlett-Packard Company Continues Its Impressive Turnaround" Minyanville 8:59 AM
  • "Stock Upgrades: Hewlett-Packard Company Continues Its Impressive Turnaround" Minyanville 9:09 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard, Nordex Take A Bite Out of Arkansas Jobs" Arkansas Business 9:09 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard eliminates 500 call center jobs in Conway" The Cabin 9:10 AM
  • "Lenovo unveils trio of Haswell-based desktop computers" ITProPortal 9:13 AM
  • "Intel's Total Earnings Are Falling Faster Than Meets The Eye" Seeking Alpha 5:49 PM
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) Has Big Plans For Asia" ValueWalk 9:21 AM
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) Bay Trail Smokes the Quad-Core Competition" Insider Monkey 9:21 AM
  • "Intel's tablet challenge: How Israel helped lay the foundations of its Samsung-led fightback" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Slowing Emerging Markets Prompt Goldman to Downgrade IBM" FOXBusiness 9:23 AM
  • "Oracle and Google's disagreement on the notion of 'thin' (or 'weak') copyright protection for software" Foss Patents 12:14 PM
  • "New Cisco Global Distribution Exec Named" Channel Buz 9:11 AM
  • "Cisco's CTO: Do Women In Business Give Up Their Power?" Forbes 9:12 AM
  • "Chip equipment firms may be late to party/Commentary: Semicon West could douse giddy expectations" MarketWatch 9:01 AM
General Interest
  • "AT&T to deliver what's next in wireless on July 16: Though the carrier spilled few details, next week's developments should be about its LTE network." CNET News 7:20 PM
  • "After proving Mars was once habitable, NASA's next rover will search for what lived there" GigaOM 6:16 PM
  • "Netflix dumps Exchange, other on-premise software in cloud-first strategy" CITEworld 2:59 PM
  • "Dropbox Launches Datastore API And Drop-Ins To Sync Data To And From Apps" TechCrunch 5:48 PM
  • "Dropbox takes on iCloud with cloud syncing for any app" The Verge 2:36 PM
  • "Dropbox gets cloudier with API for syncing data, not just files" GigaOM 2:36 PM
  • "Yelp rolls out platform for booking local services, starting with food delivery" GigaOM 3:32 PM
  • "Yelp Platform offers takeout orders, salon and dentist appointments to follow" Engadget 3:32 PM
  • "Yelp unveils new GrubHub-style food delivery" The Verge 2:29 PM
  • "Video: Samsung shows off prototype for color-changing, foldable smartphone" BGR 1:55 PM
  • "Google search displays only 13% organic results – the rest is ads and junk" BGR 1:53 PM
  • "White space Internet may finally spread through US" Ars Technica 1:45 PM
  • "CEO says BlackBerry on right path, open to all options" Reuters 1:33 PM
  • "YouTube Network Fullscreen Launches Platform To Help Creators Track And Grow Their Audiences" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Pop-up Chrome notifications now available on Windows and Chrome OS" The Verge 11:57 AM
  • "A Digital Diaper for Tracking Children's Health" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Global mobile advertising topped $8.9B & jumped 83% in 2012, thanks to a global smartphone boom" GigaOM 9:38 AM
  • "Report finds lack of mobile contract choice in the US, better value in Australia" Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "Flash quietly reemerges on Amazon's Kindle Fire: The ousted technology has been tested since February by Amazon to see if it makes sense to bring it back." CNET News 11:59 AM
  • "Exclusive details on Amazon's next-gen Kindle Fire tablets: With Nook out of the way and Samsung slowing, can Amazon rekindle people's love of Kindles?" BGR 9:49 AM
  • "Amazon launches comic book imprint Jet City Comics, titles to include George R.R. Martin adaptation" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "DARPA-funded project uses social media to predict suicide by soldiers" GigaOM 8:52 AM
  • "Facebook Graph Search Now Available for U.S. English User Profiles" Social Barrel 9:40 AM
  • "Facebook threats against a high school land UK man in jail for two years" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "The pain caused by Facebook 'joker' Reece Elliott's kill threats" BBC 8:51 AM
  • "Britain battles to build tech giant as home-grown talent goes West" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Yelp's New Maps Help You Find Bacon, Avoid Tourists" Wired 8:42 AM
  • "Ford's F3T rapid prototyping technology could let you print your own car" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "Britain battles to build tech giant as home-grown talent goes West" Reuters 8:37 AM
  • "Some Emergency Alert System decoders vulnerable to hacking" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "Emergency broadcast equipment in US vulnerable to hackers" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Gingerbread finally gets stale for Android as Jelly Bean is now most used" GigaOM 9:40 AM
  • "One year after its launch, Jelly Bean usage share finally tops Gingerbread" BGR 8:51 AM
  • "Android Has a 4-Year-Old Vulnerability, Affects Most" Tom's Hardware 9:10 AM
  • "Google Releases Fix For Major Android Flaw To OEMs, Users Now Waiting On Them To Patch" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Google plugs Android APK security hole, says partners have patched code" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Google sends out patch for largest Android security hole yet" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Android 4.2.2 lands on HTC Butterfly, brings Sense 5 to last-gen handsets" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "UK flights affected by computer problems" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Photographs alleged to be of Nokia tablet prototype appear online" Electronista 8:22 AM
  • "New photo of Nokia's 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 leaks with additional specs" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Tizen Association launches $4 million Tizen App Challenge" Electronista 8:23 AM
  • "Lenovo reveals a Haswell-refreshed ThinkPad: the 14-inch, 1080p T440s" Engadget 8:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Keynote Lineup for APU13: A Tour de Force of Heterogeneous Compute Leaders/Third Annual AMD Developer Summit Brings Top Minds Together to Propel the Future of Computing Architectures, Programming and Experiences" MarketWired 8:58 AM
  • "IBM Strengthens Presence in Morocco" Zacks 9:00 AM
  • "HP Works With Microsoft to Give Businesses a Boost; Drive Seamless, Cost-Effective Windows XP Transition" MarketWired 9:00 AM
  • "It's Time for Windows RT to Hibernate: The ill-conceived operating system is better off in hiding while Windows 8 gets the spotlight." Techland 7:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's top eight business priorities for fiscal 2014/Summary: Selling Windows 8 tablets and apps, competing with Google and leveraging big data top the list of Microsoft's business priorities for its coming year." ZDNet 6:29 PM
  • "An inside view of the WebTV revolution that didn't happen" Engadget 2:09 PM
  • "9 Lesser Known New Features In Windows 8.1 Preview" AddictiveTips 1:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes Six Critical Bugs" TechWeb News 12:07 PM
  • "Op-Ed: Microsoft wants to bring social collaboration to the office" Digital Journal 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 will RTM in August, release 'in time for the holidays,' despite bug concerns" ExtremeTech 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft spreads Office Store to 22 new markets, intros business intelligence tool" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's 11th Imagine Cup Student Software Competition Kicks Off In Russia With More Than $1M In Prizes On The Line" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Nokia's cancelled 10-inch Windows RT tablet allegedly pictured" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Aaron Swartz's Secret Service files to be released in small victory for transparency" The Verge 3:32 PM
  • "France defangs its anti-piracy law, removes disconnection penalty" Ars Technica 12:04 PM
  • "New Supreme Court Decision Rules That cDNA Is Patentable What It Means for Research and Genetic Testing" Scientific American 11:53 AM
  • "Au revoir, internet cut-off: France revokes anti-piracy penalty" GigaOM 9:40 AM
  • "NSA Senate oversight bill may handcuff U.S. companies: Proposal that supposedly increases oversight of the National Security Agency instead could hinder companies trying to challenge warrantless demands for their confidential customer data." CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Privacy group sues UK government over surveillance programs: The spying programs are seemingly operating outside the law, Privacy International said" Computerworld 8:47 AM
  • "Obama touts free and open data, says it creates jobs: One app-based firm says government data 'critical' to its success" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Snowden affair blunts U.S. push for China to curb cyber theft" Reuters 8:38 AM
  • "Picky spyware ranks sensitive military documents" Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "Cyberattack on South Korea was part of 4-year spying campaign: McAfee releases a report saying that the massive March attack on banks and TV stations was part of an extensive campaign to steal government and military secrets." CNET News 8:45 AM
  • "Hackers in four-year effort to steal South Korea military secrets: study" Reuters 8:37 AM
  • "US Facebook death threats troll: Reece Elliott jailed" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Nike's New App Shows Designers What Materials Are Most Sustainable" Wired 2:36 PM
  • "Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device" Wired 1:44 PM
  • "Google to profit from self-driving cars by decade's end: analyst: Self-driving cars represent a $200 billion opportunity, says analyst Gene Munster, and Google will be a major beneficiary." CNET News 12:01 PM
  • "How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Now That Graph Search Is Here" Gizmodo 11:55 AM
  • "How To Control Your Android Device Remotely Via SMS" Redmond Pie 11:52 AM
  • "big.LITTLE: ARM's Strategy For Efficient Computing" HotHardware 11:50 AM
  • "Companies must innovate or die -- here's how IT can help" CITEworld 8:52 AM
  • "A Homeless Man and His BlackBerry: It's not loitering if you're on your phone." Techland 8:39 AM
  • "Worst: and best: IT interview questions: 'Gotcha' interview questions are popular at the Googles and Amazons of the tech world, but are they effective? IT hiring managers weigh in." Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "E3 Expo - Oculus Rift Vr Headset 1080P Version" Wired 8:42 AM
  • "New Alibaba CEO Jonathan Lu Pushes Chinese E-Commerce Firm to Adapt" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 PM
  • "Mobileye Fundraising Values Firm at $1.5 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 11:56 AM
  • "Online Workspace Becomes, Now Focused On Email-Based Collaboration" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "Fast Fashion Lingerie E-Tailer Adore Me Takes $8.5M In Series B Funding" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Sprint completes Clearwire buy at $5 per share: Sprint officially acquires the remaining 50 percent of Clearwire a day after shareholders overwhelmingly vote to approve the deal." CNET News 12:00 PM
  • "Sprint now finally owns 100 percent of Clearwire" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Sprint approved for acquisition of Clearwire, closure due today" Electronista 8:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "H-P, Microsoft among mild early tech gainers" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Stocks buoyant as earnings get underway" CNNMoney 9:04 AM
  • "Stocks Climb on Positive Earnings Kickoff" TheStreet 3:16 PM
  • "Futures Up After Alcoa Earnings Beat" FOXBusiness 9:04 AM
  • "Stocks Climb Better-Than-Expected Alcoa Report Kicks Off Earnings Season" [Paid Membership Required] 3:17 PM
  • "IBM Slammed on Goldman Downgrade" TheStreet 9:16 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks rise after Alcoa results, China data/Asian markets rebounded Tuesday after a higher finish on Wall Street and better-than-expected results from Alcoa Inc. Mainland Chinese shares rose after a choppy session as investors digested data showing an increase in consumer prices." MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise on Greece aid, Alcoa earnings/European stock markets rose for a second straight day on Tuesday, after euro-zone finance ministers agreed on an aid disbursement for Greece and better-than-expected results from Alcoa Inc. sparked cautious optimism about earnings season." MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:44 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:25 PM

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InformationWeek (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "The 'Opsec Fail' That Helped Unmask a North Korean State Hacker"
  • "Device-as-a-Service Will Power the Access Economy Commentary"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants"
  • "Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
  • "Canon vs. Nikon vs. the Rest: Choosing the Right Camera System" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
  • "FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal"
  • "As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba"
  • "Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts"
  • "Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market"
  • "Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire"
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
  • "Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
ZDNet (Checked 8:30 PM; no changes since 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs"
  • "iPhone XS Max first impressions: It's big, but not too big"
  • "iOS 12: Haven't updated yet?"
  • "New Virobot ransomware will also log keystrokes, add PC to a spam botnet"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises"
  • "How advanced persistent threats are creating new vulnerabilities"
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone"
  • "Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code"

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