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TechNN Archive: Friday, July 12, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Devices-and-Services Era Begins Today: The world's biggest software company says goodbye to the software era." Techland 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Reboots with Sweeping Reorganization" WirelessWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's restructuring signals urgency" USA Today 9:31 AM
  • "Women execs are prominent in Microsoft overhaul" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:53 PM
  • "Microsoft announces sweeping reorganization [updated] Seattle Times 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Embraces 'Single Strategy' in Major Company Overhaul" PC Magazine 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft restructures in effort to better compete with tech rivals" Associated Press 10:03 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer Solidifies Grip on Microsoft" [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "CEO Steve Ballmer steers Microsoft toward 'devices and services'" infoTECH 8:48 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer remakes Microsoft one more time" CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft launches biggest internal overhaul to boost competitiveness news" domain-b 9:27 AM
  • "One Microsoft: will Ballmer's big reset mean better products or more broken promises?" The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "The Ballmer Reorg Is All About Ruining This Hilarious Old Joke" Business Insider 9:05 AM
  • "Ballmer's Biggest Bet at Microsoft" The Street 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Blows Up Its Silos; Ballmer Reigns Supreme" MediaDailyNews 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Sues U.S. Customs for Failed Google Phone Ban: Microsoft Corp. filed a lawsuit today accusing U.S. Customs officials of refusing to follow a trade agency's order to block imports of phones made by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility unit." Bloomberg 5:29 PM
  • "Microsoft sues U.S. Customs & Border Protection to ensure enforcement of ITC import ban against Google's Motorola Mobility" Foss Patents 5:32 PM
  • "Microsoft pushes U.S. Customs to enforce phone import ban" Reuters 5:34 PM
  • "Microsoft sues U.S. Customs office to force Google phone ban" ZDNet 9:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Suing The U.S. Customs Office For Letting Google's Phones Into The Country" Business Insider 8:02 PM
  • "Dell Buyout Battle: Icahn Sweetens His Offer In Push To Raise Buyout Offer" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "Dell warns against Icahn proposal" MarketWatch 9:24 AM
  • "Dell committee has 'substantial reservations' about Carl Icahn's latest offer" The Next Web 8:02 PM
  • "Icahn Offers Shareholders a Seven-Year Bet on Dell's Future Success" AllThingsD 12:33 PM
  • "Icahn knows his Dell odds are slim" Fortune 11:09 AM
  • "Icahn's latest Dell offer leads tech market action" MarketWatch 9:24 AM
  • "Icahn to boost bid as Dell big reboots" New York Post 9:20 AM
  • "Icahn Sweetens His Alternate Plan for Dell" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 PM
  • "Icahn sweetens bid for Dell by adding warrant" Reuters 8:28 AM
  • "Icahn Adds Perk to Dell Offer in Latest Buyout Challenge" Bloomberg 9:24 AM
  • "Icahn Proposes Dell Self-Tender 1.1B Shares for $14/Share Plus One Warrant" CNBC 9:24 AM
  • "Why Carl Icahn's Latest Move on Dell Isn't the No-Brainer He Says It Is" AllThingsD 8:39 AM
  • "IBM Layoffs Become Official Toda" VPR 9:32 AM
  • "Divestment Lessons From IBM" Forbes 9:22 AM
  • "Mm, Linux-on-mainframe admin brains: IBM wolfs down Israeli upstart" The Register 9:10 AM
  • "The King Is Dead: HP Loses the PC Crown to Lenovo" The Motley Fool 9:12 AM
  • "HP-fueled application delivery transformation pays ongoing dividends for McKesson" ZDNet 11:03 AM
  • "HP's Meg Whitman works to regain channel trust" Channel Pro 9:29 AM
  • "Oracle equips WebLogic, Coherence for cloud use" InfoWorld 9:31 AM
  • "Oracle joins dots in private cloud release: Slots Coherence into WebLogic for cloud upgrade" The Register 8:00 PM
  • "Oracle Weekly Roundup: Bond, Boats, & Black Holes" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "Battle Brewing Over Intel-ARM Benchmarking" PC Magazine 9:58 AM
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) Atom's Chip on Its Shoulder" Insider Monkey 9:30 AM
  • "How Justin Rattner Built Intel's Secret Weapon" CFO World 9:30 AM
  • "Debate sparked about benchmark for Intel, ARM chips" CNET News 8:29 AM
  • "Gaming could be a game changer for AMD" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "The Big Rally in Shares of Advanced Micro Devices" TheStreet 9:13 AM
  • "Cisco is wrong about hardware" CRN 9:29 AM
  • "Cisco commits to SA" Gadget 9:28 AM
  • "Here's Why The Game-Changing Product From Cisco's Super-Secret Startup Is Delayed" Business Insider 11:26 AM
General Interest
  • "10 Things The Tech Industry Should Fix Before Anyone Takes A Vacation" ReadWrite 10:03 AM
  • "Elon Musk's Planned 'Hyperloop' Transport System Will Travel from LA to SF in 30 Minutes" DailyTech 10:13 AM
  • "Grim News for PC Makers as Global Shipments Decline Again" PC Magazine 10:00 AM
  • "Data Scientists Reveal What It Looks Like When A Facebook Photo Goes Viral" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "People Are Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Better On Facebook" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "How The GIF Was Saved From Total Internet Obscurity" Business Insider 12:30 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt Talks Motorola, Microsoft Immigration and NSA" CNBC 9:23 AM
  • "Google Finance now displays stock exchange data for Brazil, Turkey, Thailand, Austria, and Switzerland" The Next Web 11:26 AM
  • "The Technical Leader Of Google Glass Is Developing Technology That Would Allow A Dog To Talk To A Human" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Haswell-powered mObi robot with Microsoft Kinect will help restock supermarket shelves [Video] The Inquirer 11:01 AM
  • "How Locu Became Every Local Business's Personal Publisher" AllThingsD 12:31 PM
  • "Pebble Passes 275K Orders, 1M App Downloads" PC Magazine 9:58 AM
  • "'Portable' computer from 1979 wins CNET's old tech contest" CNET News 12:32 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi and Spotify are powering Volvo's Twitter Jukebox" The Inquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Samsung Concept Video Envisions Future of Wearables, Smartphones" PC Magazine 9:59 AM
  • "These Synthesia Glasses Help Blind People 'See' Via Sonar" Gizmodo 11:01 AM
  • "The World's Smartest News Reader: It's called Prismatic, and it may have solved one of the Internet's oldest problems." Slate 8:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "In the wake of Microsoft's reorganization, more questions than answers" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Microsoft sucked into ever-growing NSA vortex: who's next?" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "Unusual behavior from the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool" Computerworld Blogs 9:25 PM
  • "New Bluetooth, audio, TPM requirements coming for Windows 8 devices" ZDNet 9:24 PM
  • "Why We Can No Longer Trust Microsoft: If the NSA is spying on Microsoft products, why would anyone want to use them?" PC Magazine 5:32 PM
  • "Office 365 for business hits 38 new markets" BetaNews 5:30 PM
  • "Transcript: Ballmer and Microsoft's new leaders explain the big reorg" GeekWire 1:51 PM
  • "Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Vs. PC Gaming: New consoles are a 'downgrade'" BGR 1:42 PM
  • "Microsoft: Your Privacy Is Our Priority. No, Seriously. Stop Laughing!" AllThingsD 11:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's Response to NSA Backdoor Allegations: It's Not True. It's Also Complicated. We Can't Explain It, but We Wish We Could." Techland 11:27 AM
  • "Meet Terry Myerson, the most important man at Microsoft" The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "Did Microsoft lose the war of attention at E3? Think again (exclusive)" VentureBeat 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft CityNext Aims to Build 'Smart Cities'" PC Magazine 9:59 AM
  • "Every search engine hates the Xbox One ... except Microsoft's Bing" NBC News 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft pitches Xbox One at small businesses" The Inquirer 9:11 AM
  • "Ditch XP movement finally helps PC business" Computerworld 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 8 hurting PC market" EE Times 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft to pay first IE 11 Preview bug bounty to BlueHat security contest finalist" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft slashes the price of Surface RT -- will it be enough to tempt buyers?" BetaNews 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft to Slash Surface RT Prices by $150: The discount starts July 14, in the wake of weak sales and hints that Microsoft may soon roll out new Surface models." ReadWrite 8:01 PM
  • "Microsoft details latest Windows Phone 8 update" BetaNews 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms what's new in next Windows Phone 8 update, but rumors say even more is coming" MobileBurn 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft announces minor updates to Windows Phone 8" CNET News 12:32 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 'Blue' update delayed to 2014 as limp GDR2 detailed" SlashGear 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft details new Windows Phone 8 update, but real fixes won't come until 2014" The Verge 9:12 AM
  • "Twitter Yields to Pressure in Hate Case in France" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 PM
  • "The savvy tech strategy behind Obamacare" InfoWorld 11:08 AM
  • "Japanese government accidentally shares internal mails over Google Groups" PCWorld 9:08 AM
  • "Edward Snowden claims Microsoft collaborated with NSA and FBI to allow access to user data" The Independent 11:08 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft gave NSA access to encrypted messages" CBS News 12:32 PM
  • "Microsoft supplied NSA with encrypted info: here's how" Memeburn 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Give Encrypted User Data to NSA" Rixstep 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft helped defeat encryption for NSA on Outlook, SkyDrive, Skype" Hot Air 8:49 AM
  • "NSA's access to Microsoft's services detailed" BBC 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Denies Skype-Spying Allegations" ReadWrite 5:26 PM
  • "Report indicates extensive cooperation on surveillance by Microsoft" Seattle Times 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly gave NSA special access to email, chat data" FOXNews 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft tries to distance itself from PRISM: Reportedly gave the NSA access to everything" The Inquirer 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Denies Providing NSA 'Direct, Blanket' Access" PC Magazine 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft denies providing NSA widespread access to users" CBS News 8:39 AM
  • "'New' document shows how US forces carriers to allow snooping: Contract with submarine cable company an illustration, not a revelation" The Register 9:18 AM
  • "Defcon Hackers to Feds: We Need Some Time Apart" PC Magazine 9:59 AM
  • "NSA Spying Fallout Hits Defcon, Hackers Tell Feds to Stay Away" DailyTech 8:28 AM
  • "Pixar-Inspired Animation Explains the NSA Perfectly" Gizmodo 12:31 PM
  • "Privacy tools can curtail PRISM tracking: It can be as simple as a free browser add-on" USA Today 9:16 AM
  • "Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA? Pay attention to the organ grinder, not the monkey" The Register 9:14 AM
  • "Experts advise Snowden: fly commercial" Reuters 9:14 AM
  • "Edward Snowden: I Have No Regrets" Mashable 11:26 AM
  • "Screw it, says NSA leaker Snowden: I'm applying for asylum in Russia/Web-spying whistleblower proves he's still alive ... and not already in the clink" The Register 11:27 AM
  • "Snowden to File for Asylum in Russia, Then Travel to Latin America" Mashable 10:02 AM
  • "Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia: Twitter post" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia — Until He Can Get to Latin America" The Atlantic Wire 10:04 AM
  • "Edward Snowden Will Go Anywhere That Will Take Him, Hopes Russia Will Grant Asylum" Forbes 12:33 PM
  • "Venezuela says Snowden has still not formally responded to asylum offer" Reuters 9:17 AM
  • "U.K. government and auto industry pledge $1.5B for low carbon auto tech center" GigaOM 8:28 AM
  • "What if this ATLAS shrugged? — DARPA unveils new humanoid robot" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:29 AM
  • "DARPA Unveils Atlas Humanoid Robot" PC Magazine 9:57 AM
  • "DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (Video)" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "US unveils 'Atlas' humanoid robot test bed" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "U.S., Firms Draw a Bead on Chinese Cyberspies" [Paid Membership Required] 9:07 AM
  • "NSA and law enforcement should buy the data they need" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "First there was BYOD, but what about bringing your own internet of things?" GigaOM 5:27 PM
  • "Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy" ReadWrite 8:39 AM
  • "Big data: not just a buzzword but a fact of life" Memeburn 9:20 AM
  • "Don't Mess With Defaults!" Rixstep 8:42 AM
  • "The promise and perils of replacing your hard drive with Dropbox" PCWorld 9:13 AM
  • "How An Engineering Toy For Girls Went From Kickstarter To Bestseller" ReadWrite 9:10 AM
  • "5 Unexpected Benefits Of A 30-Day Exile From Facebook" Business Insider 9:10 AM
  • "Can Facebook's Graph Search Compete With Google?" The Motley Fool 8:39 AM
  • "How Facebook turned your identity into a commodity" Engadget 9:57 AM
  • "Is Facebook Inc's Graph Search Worth Its Salt?" Minyanville 8:48 AM
  • "HTML5 vs. Apps: Where The Debate Stands Now, And Why It Matters" Business Insider 10:03 AM
  • "Internet pioneer Vint Cerf talks online privacy, Google Glass and the future of libraries" The Next Web 8:40 AM
  • "The Internet's destroying work — and turning the old middle-class into the new proletariat" Salon 11:06 AM
  • "Your grammar is irrelevant — how technology is influencing language" Memeburn 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chanel No. 5 Moment" Minyanville 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft must change its corporate culture not just structure: Analysis Deep changes are needed" The Inquirer 12:31 PM
  • "Hey, Maybe the PC Isn't Dying: But it's about to get harder to categorize." Techland 8:38 AM
  • "The PC Market Will Survive, but the Old Gods Could Die" The Motley Fool 8:48 AM
  • "There's a Silver Lining to the Latest PC Disaster" The Motley Fool 9:18 AM
  • "Owners Call Off Hulu Sale: Plan Calls for $750 Million Investment to Boost Growth" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 PM
  • "AT&T picks up more spectrum with Leap Wireless acquisition" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless for $1.2 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:58 PM
  • "AT&T to pay hefty $1.2 billion for Leap in latest telco deal" Reuters 8:58 PM
  • "AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless in $1.2 billion deal: The carrier has reached an agreement to buy the prepaid wireless provider, which operates the Cricket brand, for $15 a share in cash." CNET News 5:30 PM
  • "AT&T to buy Leap Wireless for $1.1B; Cricket brand will survive" VentureBeat 5:29 PM
  • "AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless for $1.19 Billion in Cash" [Paid Membership Required] 5:27 PM
  • "AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless, Cricket Brand" PC Magazine 5:26 PM
  • "Is Bitcoin Crashing As Of Early July 2013?" Forbes 12:33 PM
  • "Coinbase makes Bitcoin buying more accessible with 'instant purchases'" VentureBeat 10:03 AM
  • "Where will those expected tech profits come from?Commentary: Estimates looking good for second-half rebound" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "WebMD Prescribes Higher Revenue and Profits" 24/7 Wall St. 8:40 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Microsoft, Dell slip; Yelp, Netflix jump/Carl Icahn's plan to keep PC maker public stirs up more debate" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Stocks close at records, Boeing sinks" CNNMoney 5:24 PM
  • "Stocks Gain as S&P Books Record High" TheStreet 5:24 PM
  • "Stock Futures Falter as Traders Parse Corporate News" FOXBusiness 10:56 AM
  • "Stocks Inch Up to New Records" [Paid Membership Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks retreat; Japan, Australia end up/Major markets all finish the week up, led by Australia and Taiwan" MarketWatch 12:37 PM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks bruised by Spain, Portugal" MarketWatch 11:32 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:35 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:36 PM

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  • "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"
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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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