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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft COO Kevin Turner refuses to lose: Microsoft is delivering innovation faster than anyone can embrace it and doubling down on devices and services, Turner said during a keynote at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference." CNET News 2:28 PM
  • "Microsoft COO Turner says even more innovation is coming this year" PCWorld 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft settles 3,265 software piracy cases in US and abroad" Microsoft 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft settled 3,265 software piracy cases in 43 countries during its last fiscal year" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Preaches XP Conversion: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is eagerly charging toward a 'devices and services' future. First, he'll have to take care of more than 160 million users who are stuck on Windows XP." InformationWeek 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Launches 'Smart Cities' Initiative: Microsoft's CityNext aims to help cities use cloud services and big data to cut costs and improve services." InformationWeek 4:20 PM
  • "How Microsoft is using live data to redefine the Office 'document'" PCWorld 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's real-money Xbox Live transition a costly move: The prices consumers were previously paying for Xbox Live content are going up now that Microsoft is transitioning away from its Microsoft Points." CNET News 9:26 AM
  • "Hackers hitting Microsoft Windows flaw revealed by Google researcher" V3 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft to pull apps with critical vulnerabilities" PC Advisor 9:27 AM
  • "Icahn Calls on Dell Holders to Seek Appraisal of Shares: Activist Investor Says PC Maker May Pay Premium 'to Settle With Those Seeking Appraisal'" [Paid Membership Required] 9:13 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Plays New Card In Dell Buyout Battle" AllThingsD 9:12 AM
  • "Icahn Asks Dell Shareholders to Get Share Appraised" Bloomberg 9:13 AM
  • "Icahn urges Dell holders to seek share appraisal" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Icahn to seek court appraisal of $24.4B Dell deal" Associated Press 12:01 PM
  • "Icahn to Dell stockholders: get shares apprasied" USA Today 9:34 AM
  • "Will Dell Make A Profit With The New Data Protection Product?" Seeking Alpha 9:35 AM
  • "Dell Wyse adds server provisioning to WSM deployment tool" V3 8:33 AM
  • "Dell, HP to talk cloud transition at Structure:Europe" GigaOM 6:31 PM
  • "To stop losing share, IBM must see itself as customers, competitors do" Worcester Telegram 9:43 AM
  • "IBM And Big Data Disruption: Insider's View/IBM's Bob Picciano, general manager of Information Management, talks up five big data use cases, Hadoop-driven change; slams SAP Hana, NoSQL databases." InformationWeek 9:06 AM
  • "IBM downgraded to neutral: Goldman Sachs points to pressure on growth areas in emerging markets" Associated Press 9:43 AM
  • "HP and Microsoft Announce New Modern Infrastructure Partnership" Windows IT Pro 9:37 AM
  • "Intel puts OEM-use Haswell CPUs in retail channels" DigiTimes 8:53 AM
  • "Leaked Intel Roadmap Reveals New Batch of Haswell Chips" Maximum PC 9:38 AM
  • "Cisco puts Israel at risk as first fully digital country" Bloomberg News 9:36 AM
  • "Cisco to accelerate Microsoft private cloud deployments" Telecompaper 9:36 AM
  • "Cisco, NetApp Back Microsoft's Private Cloud OS Accelerate Program" The VAR Guy 9:37 AM
  • "Analysis: Is Oracle Better Off After Sun Acquisition?" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "Lenovo Takes PC Sales Crown From H-P as Market's Slump Worsens: Chinese Maker Edges H-P; Quarterly Shipments Drop for Fifth Consecutive Quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 PM
  • "Global PC market shrank 11 percent in second quarter" Reuters 4:22 PM
  • "The PC market is slightly less terrible than last quarter" GigaOM 4:25 PM
  • "Five consecutive quarters of sliding PC sales mark a new industry record" Ars Technica 6:30 PM
  • "Lenovo is now the top PC maker in the world" CITEworld 6:09 PM
General Interest
  • "Hack 99% Of Android Devices: Big Vulnerability" InformationWeek 11:14 AM
  • "Pirate Bay founder working on spy-proof text messaging app" IDG News Service 8:58 AM
  • "EMC integrates backup, archiving within storage system: EMC is providing new controls that will allow customers to use their primary storage systems to handle backup, archiving, and disaster recovery as well" IDG News Service 8:28 AM
  • "Dropbox chants: Developers! Developers! With Dropbox Platform, the company looks to become a repository for mobile app data" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "India to overtake U.S. on number of software developers by 2017: India's size and youth are seen as the driving forces behind the expansion in software development" Computerworld 8:27 AM
  • "New BlackBerry Name, Same Old Problems: As Part of Recovery, BlackBerry Maker Is Cutting More Jobs and Fired Its Sales Chief" [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "New Alibaba CEO Jonathan Lu Pushes Chinese E-Commerce Firm to Adapt" [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "New Trojan targets Linux servers" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Google to Spend Up to $500 Million Marketing 'Moto X' Phone: All Four Major US Wireless Carriers Expected to Sell Device This Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 PM
  • "Google retiring Latitude on August 9th, pushes Google+ instead" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Google brings free landline calls to Gmail and Hangouts" V3 8:33 AM
  • "Google is retiring its Latitude location-sharing service on August 9th" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Bug bounty programs provide strong value for Google, Mozilla: A study of the vendors' browser bug programs shows it is a vastly better investment than hiring employees to do the same work" IDG News Service 8:28 AM
  • "Google introduces a 'new mapping experience' for smartphones and tablets" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Curious what the NSA gleans from your Gmail? Now you can see for yourself" BetaNews 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Keynote Lineup for APU13: A Tour de Force of Heterogeneous Compute Leaders" Marketwired 9:13 AM
  • "Global Cloud and Hosting Provider Selects Cisco to Facilitate Rapid Growth and Innovation" Marketwired 9:14 AM
  • "HP Autonomy's Aurasma Crosses 20,000 Customer Milestone, Surpasses 6 Million Users" Marketwired 9:14 AM
  • "KKH Implements Oracle's Acme Packet Solution to Enable SIP Trunking Service and Reduce Contact Center Security Risks" Marketwired 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft aims Windows Phone at enterprises with longer support: Kicks BlackBerry when the Canadian company's down, says one analyst" Computerworld 8:16 PM
  • "Microsoft extends Windows Phone 8 support lifecycle, will add enterprise features to grab business users" BetaNews 2:59 PM
  • "Microsoft teases two new Surface models for 2014" BGR 6:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Hints That It Will Release Two New Surface Tablets Next Year" Business Insider 2:57 PM
  • "Internet petitioners want Xbox One's digital sharing features back: Thousands argue Microsoft went too far in giving in to 'uninformed' consumers." Ars Technica 11:53 AM
  • "Xbox One Sells Out At Best Buy" Forbes 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's new app security rules dubbed a paper tiger: One analyst said he believes giving developers six months to fix an app, so as to not scare away developers, is excessive" CSO 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Isn't Worried That Amazon's CIA Deal Could Threaten Its Turf" CRN 9:27 AM
  • "5 of the best free antivirus programs for Windows PC, laptop or tablet" PC Advisor 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Ad Slams iPad for Striking Out When You Need It Most" Mashable 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 8 tablet outscores iPad in new Microsoft video spot" CNET News 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft compares iPad to Windows RT tablet in new multitasking duel" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "China expected to end ban on video game consoles" CNET News 11:03 AM
  • "U.K. Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Cyberattacks" [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 AM
  • "Nintendo wins Japanese court case to stop DS game emulator sales" TechHive 8:59 AM
  • "Aereo fight moves to Boston with new TV lawsuit: Aereo, the start-up that uses tiny antennas to deliver TV to smartphones for $8 a month, has been operating in Boston for months without the high profile copyright battles it confronts in New York." GigaOM 8:44 AM
  • "Government digital strategy under fire over costs and security concerns" V3 8:33 AM
  • "Toddler uses dad's smartphone to buy vintage car on eBay: It just takes a few random presses of a smartphone's buttons to buy a 1962 Austin Healey for $225. Oddly, dad is keeping it." CNET News 9:16 PM
  • "How elite security ninjas choose and safeguard their passwords" Ars Technica 5:08 PM
  • "Forget Zynga: Facebook's games business stronger than ever" CNET News 4:22 PM
  • "Digital Storm VIRTUE: Intel Haswell-Powered Gaming PC" HotHardware 10:56 AM
  • "The hidden 17% tax: Your cell phone bill/Your wireless carrier isn't the only one pocketing money when you pay your cell phone bill." CNNMoney 9:16 AM
  • "The Dying Art of Handwriting: Handwriting isn't just for style: it's important to learning, memory and success. Twenty years ago, a $300 Montblanc pen was one of the most coveted and costly graduation gifts. But today, few clamor over them, much less an expensive one. It turns out they want MacBooks and iPads — new writing tools of the digital age." Techland 9:09 AM
  • "The State Of Broadband: Only by keeping pace with the latest in regulations, competition, and technology will companies rise above low-capacity, high-priced telecom networks." InformationWeek 9:05 AM
  • "How to cache offline maps in Google Maps 7.0" CNET Reviews 9:04 AM
  • "New BlackBerry Name, Same Old Problems" [Paid Membership Required] 9:02 AM
  • "Google's Latitude Attitude: Who Cares About Developers? Google's location-sharing service for Google Maps will fall off the face of the Earth on August 9." ReadWrite 10:23 AM
  • "I Have Discovered the Purpose of Google Plus! It's not social networking. It's photographs." Slate 9:02 AM
  • "Two Ways to Hit 'Print' on a Mobile Device: Presto and ThinPrint Make On-the-Go Print Jobs From Smartphones and Tablets as Easy as From a PC" [Paid Membership Required] 9:01 AM
  • "Dropbox Expands Its Reach: With the Dropbox Datastore API, developers can sync structured data not normally accessible for file synchronization. Dropbox is clouding the distinction between app, device and OS." InformationWeek 9:06 AM
  • "Dropbox CEO Drew Houston: We'd Love to Integrate With Google Docs" AllThingsD 9:01 AM
  • "Q&A: Connecting Camera to Computer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:00 AM
  • "These Graphs Show How Fast Hospitals Are Adopting Computers -- And How Far They Have To Go" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "Power up your PDFs with these five free tools" PCWorld 8:58 AM
  • "Good design is becoming a must-have in the enterprise, too" GigaOM 8:44 AM
  • "Why I hate programming tests: A veteran developer questions the need for isolated examinations in modern programming environments" JavaWorld | InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "How to profit from Twitter trading" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Hands Off My Wrists! Why I Don't Want To Wear My Computers: You can keep your smart watches, fitness bands, and Internet headsets." ReadWrite 8:10 AM
  • "Game Of Clones: The War Over Your Compute Cycles/How the Great Houses of the IT world are battling to supply you with cheaper, more reliable computing power." ReadWrite 8:05 AM
  • "Portrait of a Bitcoin miner: How one man made $192K in virtual currency" TechHive 8:05 AM
  • "Pitchfork Media Launches The Dissolve, A Movie Site Looking To Break Out Of The Online Hype Cycle" TechCrunch 9:29 PM
  • "Sprint-SoftBank merger a done deal: The $21.6 billion deal was made complicated by a bidding war between SoftBank and Dish Network" CNET News 6:52 PM
  • "Softbank's $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint is complete" Engadget 6:30 PM
  • "Aspect acquires customer service software company Voxeo in $150m deal" The Next Web 8:52 AM
  • "Coursera, an Online Education Company, Raises Another $43 Million" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:06 AM
  • "Online learning startup Coursera raises $43m to go big with mobile apps, third-party integration and more" The Next Web 8:52 AM
  • "Coursera Lands $43M From The World Bank, Yuri Milner & More To Bring Online Education Abroad — And To Phones Near You" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Europe Wants To Put $32B Into Reviving Its Hardware And Electronics Industries" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Zoomdata Raises $4.1M For Connecting, Streaming And Visually Showing A Company's Data" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Google, Adobe and Best Buy are working on an ecommerce web data standard" GigaOM 8:44 AM
  • "Coursera nabs $43M to bring online education to emerging markets" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
  • "With $16M in funding, Movidius will make chips to vastly improve visuals on mobile devices" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: H-P, Apple stand out in tech action/Citigroup turns upbeat on H-P while Apple gets dinged in court" MarketWatch 11:01 AM
  • "U.S. stocks end flat as jury out on Fed moves: Wall Street offers muted reaction to record of central-bank meeting" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed as Fed Tapering Looms" TheStreet 4:26 PM
  • "Futures Waver; Fed, China in Focus" FOXBusiness 9:15 AM
  • "Stocks Gain in After-Hours Trade on Bernanke Speech" [Paid Membership Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Stocks: Taking a breather after gains" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks rise despite trade data; Japan drops/Japanese and South Korean shares fell Wednesday while stocks in Shanghai and Hong Kong rebounded in volatile trading after China reported an unexpected decline in exports." MarketWatch 9:15 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lose steam ahead of Fed news/European stock markets dropped on Wednesday as investors awaited the latest word from the U.S. Federal Reserve and digested disappointing Chinese trade data. Italian stocks were under particular pressure after a Standard & Poor's downgrade." MarketWatch 9:16 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:24 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:15 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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