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TechNN Archive: Saturday, July 13, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Dell committee has 'substantial reservations' about Carl Icahn's latest offer" The Next Web 7:47 AM
  • "Icahn raises bid in last-ditch effort to thwart Michael Dell news" domain-b 7:47 AM
  • "Google-paid German patent appeals judge testified on Huawei-ZTE case pending in his own circuit" Foss Patents 7:10 AM
  • "Google drops one counterclaim and three affirmative defenses ahead of Microsoft FRAND trial" Foss Patents 7:10 AM
  • "Intel may launch internet TV service using OnCue name" Engadget 7:51 AM
  • "Intel to Launch Internet TV Service called OnCue" I4U News 7:50 AM
  • "Internet-Based Intel TV Service Will Be Called OnCue" Softpedia 7:50 AM
  • "Intel Atom Z2580 AnTuTu benchmark falls 20% following revision" SlashGear 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco Taps Sage for Americas Distribution VP Post" The VAR Guy 7:49 AM
  • "The PC Market Isn't Dead Yet, but It's Barely Breathing" Barron's 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Devices-and-Services Era Begins Today: The world's biggest software company says goodbye to the software era." Techland 7/12
  • "Microsoft Reboots with Sweeping Reorganization" WirelessWeek 7/12
  • "Microsoft's restructuring signals urgency" USA Today 7/12
  • "Women execs are prominent in Microsoft overhaul" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "Microsoft announces sweeping reorganization [updated] Seattle Times 7/12
  • "Microsoft Embraces 'Single Strategy' in Major Company Overhaul" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Microsoft restructures in effort to better compete with tech rivals" Associated Press 7/12
  • "Steve Ballmer Solidifies Grip on Microsoft" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "CEO Steve Ballmer steers Microsoft toward 'devices and services'" infoTECH 7/12
  • "Steve Ballmer remakes Microsoft one more time" CNET News 7/12
  • "Microsoft launches biggest internal overhaul to boost competitiveness news" domain-b 7/12
  • "One Microsoft: will Ballmer's big reset mean better products or more broken promises?" The Verge 7/12
  • "The Ballmer Reorg Is All About Ruining This Hilarious Old Joke" Business Insider 7/12
  • "Ballmer's Biggest Bet at Microsoft" The Street 7/12
  • "Microsoft Blows Up Its Silos; Ballmer Reigns Supreme" MediaDailyNews 7/12
  • "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 7/12
  • "Microsoft sues U.S. Customs & Border Protection to ensure enforcement of ITC import ban against Google's Motorola Mobility" Foss Patents 7/12
  • "Microsoft pushes U.S. Customs to enforce phone import ban" Reuters 7/12
  • "Microsoft sues U.S. Customs office to force Google phone ban" ZDNet 7/12
  • "Microsoft Is Suing The U.S. Customs Office For Letting Google's Phones Into The Country" Business Insider 7/12
  • "Dell Buyout Battle: Icahn Sweetens His Offer In Push To Raise Buyout Offer" Forbes 7/12
  • "Dell warns against Icahn proposal" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "Dell committee has 'substantial reservations' about Carl Icahn's latest offer" The Next Web 7/12
  • "Icahn Offers Shareholders a Seven-Year Bet on Dell's Future Success" AllThingsD 7/12
  • "Icahn knows his Dell odds are slim" Fortune 7/12
  • "Icahn's latest Dell offer leads tech market action" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "Icahn Sweetens His Alternate Plan for Dell" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "Icahn sweetens bid for Dell by adding warrant" Reuters 7/12
  • "Icahn Adds Perk to Dell Offer in Latest Buyout Challenge" Bloomberg 7/12
  • "Icahn Proposes Dell Self-Tender 1.1B Shares for $14/Share Plus One Warrant" CNBC 7/12
  • "Why Carl Icahn's Latest Move on Dell Isn't the No-Brainer He Says It Is" AllThingsD 7/12
  • "IBM Layoffs Become Official Toda" VPR 7/12
  • "Divestment Lessons From IBM" Forbes 7/12
  • "Mm, Linux-on-mainframe admin brains: IBM wolfs down Israeli upstart" The Register 7/12
  • "The King Is Dead: HP Loses the PC Crown to Lenovo" The Motley Fool 7/12
  • "HP-fueled application delivery transformation pays ongoing dividends for McKesson" ZDNet 7/12
  • "HP's Meg Whitman works to regain channel trust" Channel Pro 7/12
  • "Oracle equips WebLogic, Coherence for cloud use" InfoWorld 7/12
  • "Oracle joins dots in private cloud release: Slots Coherence into WebLogic for cloud upgrade" The Register 7/12
  • "Oracle Weekly Roundup: Bond, Boats, & Black Holes" Forbes 7/12
  • "Battle Brewing Over Intel-ARM Benchmarking" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) Atom's Chip on Its Shoulder" Insider Monkey 7/12
  • "How Justin Rattner Built Intel's Secret Weapon" CFO World 7/12
  • "Debate sparked about benchmark for Intel, ARM chips" CNET News 7/12
  • "Gaming could be a game changer for AMD" ZDNet 7/12
  • "The Big Rally in Shares of Advanced Micro Devices" TheStreet 7/12
  • "Cisco is wrong about hardware" CRN 7/12
  • "Cisco commits to SA" Gadget 7/12
  • "Here's Why The Game-Changing Product From Cisco's Super-Secret Startup Is Delayed" Business Insider 7/12
General Interest
  • "Skype says it will kill its Desktop API by end of 2013" GigaOM 9:53 PM
  • "WhatsApp update for WP8 brings in-app dialing, background agent support" Engadget 9:53 PM
  • "Meet the Moto X face-to-face in new leak: Photo reveals soft buttons and perhaps a new version of Android." CNET News 12:26 PM
  • "Google tackles Rubik's Cube with museum partnership: The Internet giant will help bring 'Beyond Rubik's Cube' online as lead creative partner for the Liberty Science Center's 2014 exhibit focusing on the famous puzzle." CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "Detroit takes on Tesla Motors with an electric Cadillac" Quartz 7:14 AM
  • "10 Things The Tech Industry Should Fix Before Anyone Takes A Vacation" ReadWrite 7/12
  • "Elon Musk's Planned 'Hyperloop' Transport System Will Travel from LA to SF in 30 Minutes" DailyTech 7/12
  • "Grim News for PC Makers as Global Shipments Decline Again" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Data Scientists Reveal What It Looks Like When A Facebook Photo Goes Viral" Business Insider 7/12
  • "People Are Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Better On Facebook" Business Insider 7/12
  • "Eric Schmidt Talks Motorola, Microsoft Immigration and NSA" CNBC 7/12
  • "Google Finance now displays stock exchange data for Brazil, Turkey, Thailand, Austria, and Switzerland" The Next Web 7/12
  • "The Technical Leader Of Google Glass Is Developing Technology That Would Allow A Dog To Talk To A Human" Business Insider 7/12
  • "Haswell-powered mObi robot with Microsoft Kinect will help restock supermarket shelves [Video] The Inquirer 7/12
  • "How Locu Became Every Local Business's Personal Publisher" AllThingsD 7/12
  • "Pebble Passes 275K Orders, 1M App Downloads" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "'Portable' computer from 1979 wins CNET's old tech contest" CNET News 7/12
  • "Raspberry Pi and Spotify are powering Volvo's Twitter Jukebox" The Inquirer 7/12
  • "Samsung Concept Video Envisions Future of Wearables, Smartphones" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "These Synthesia Glasses Help Blind People 'See' Via Sonar" Gizmodo 7/12
  • "The World's Smartest News Reader: It's called Prismatic, and it may have solved one of the Internet's oldest problems." Slate 7/12
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft: There's work to do with Xbox One message" Destructoid 5:50 PM
  • "Watch Steve Ballmer Talking About the One and Only Microsoft" Softpedia 7:55 AM
  • "In the wake of Microsoft's reorganization, more questions than answers" ZDNet 7/12
  • "Microsoft sucked into ever-growing NSA vortex: who's next?" ZDNet 7/12
  • "Unusual behavior from the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool" Computerworld Blogs 7/12
  • "New Bluetooth, audio, TPM requirements coming for Windows 8 devices" ZDNet 7/12
  • "Why We Can No Longer Trust Microsoft: If the NSA is spying on Microsoft products, why would anyone want to use them?" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Office 365 for business hits 38 new markets" BetaNews 7/12
  • "Transcript: Ballmer and Microsoft's new leaders explain the big reorg" GeekWire 7/12
  • "Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Vs. PC Gaming: New consoles are a 'downgrade'" BGR 7/12
  • "Microsoft: Your Privacy Is Our Priority. No, Seriously. Stop Laughing!" AllThingsD 7/12
  • "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 7/12
  • "Meet Terry Myerson, the most important man at Microsoft" The Verge 7/12
  • "Did Microsoft lose the war of attention at E3? Think again (exclusive)" VentureBeat 7/12
  • "Microsoft CityNext Aims to Build 'Smart Cities'" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Every search engine hates the Xbox One ... except Microsoft's Bing" NBC News 7/12
  • "Microsoft pitches Xbox One at small businesses" The Inquirer 7/12
  • "Ditch XP movement finally helps PC business" Computerworld 7/12
  • "Windows 8 hurting PC market" EE Times 7/12
  • "Microsoft to pay first IE 11 Preview bug bounty to BlueHat security contest finalist" PCWorld 7/12
  • "Microsoft slashes the price of Surface RT -- will it be enough to tempt buyers?" BetaNews 7/12
  • "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 7/12
  • "Microsoft details latest Windows Phone 8 update" BetaNews 7/12
  • "Microsoft confirms what's new in next Windows Phone 8 update, but rumors say even more is coming" MobileBurn 7/12
  • "Microsoft announces minor updates to Windows Phone 8" CNET News 7/12
  • "Windows Phone 8 'Blue' update delayed to 2014 as limp GDR2 detailed" SlashGear 7/12
  • "Microsoft details new Windows Phone 8 update, but real fixes won't come until 2014" The Verge 7/12
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Has Patent, Will Sue: An Alert to Corporate America" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Court tosses some of Nokia, Huawei and ZTE's FRAND counterclaims against InterDigital" Foss Patents 11:06 AM
  • "Estonia publishes its e-voting source code on GitHub" Ars Technica 10:03 AM
  • "Russia Has Received No Asylum Request From Snowden, Officials Say" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Russia 'has not received' Snowden asylum bid" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "Twitter Yields to Pressure in Hate Case in France" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/12
  • "The savvy tech strategy behind Obamacare" InfoWorld 7/12
  • "Japanese government accidentally shares internal mails over Google Groups" PCWorld 7/12
  • "Edward Snowden claims Microsoft collaborated with NSA and FBI to allow access to user data" The Independent 7/12
  • "Report: Microsoft gave NSA access to encrypted messages" CBS News 7/12
  • "Microsoft supplied NSA with encrypted info: here's how" Memeburn 7/12
  • "Microsoft Give Encrypted User Data to NSA" Rixstep 7/12
  • "Microsoft helped defeat encryption for NSA on Outlook, SkyDrive, Skype" Hot Air 7/12
  • "NSA's access to Microsoft's services detailed" BBC 7/12
  • "Microsoft Denies Skype-Spying Allegations" ReadWrite 7/12
  • "Report indicates extensive cooperation on surveillance by Microsoft" Seattle Times 7/12
  • "Microsoft reportedly gave NSA special access to email, chat data" FOXNews 7/12
  • "Microsoft tries to distance itself from PRISM: Reportedly gave the NSA access to everything" The Inquirer 7/12
  • "Microsoft Denies Providing NSA 'Direct, Blanket' Access" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Microsoft denies providing NSA widespread access to users" CBS News 7/12
  • "'New' document shows how US forces carriers to allow snooping: Contract with submarine cable company an illustration, not a revelation" The Register 7/12
  • "Defcon Hackers to Feds: We Need Some Time Apart" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "NSA Spying Fallout Hits Defcon, Hackers Tell Feds to Stay Away" DailyTech 7/12
  • "Pixar-Inspired Animation Explains the NSA Perfectly" Gizmodo 7/12
  • "Privacy tools can curtail PRISM tracking: It can be as simple as a free browser add-on" USA Today 7/12
  • "Forget Snowden: What have we learned about the NSA? Pay attention to the organ grinder, not the monkey" The Register 7/12
  • "Experts advise Snowden: fly commercial" Reuters 7/12
  • "Edward Snowden: I Have No Regrets" Mashable 7/12
  • "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 7/12
  • "Snowden to File for Asylum in Russia, Then Travel to Latin America" Mashable 7/12
  • "Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia: Twitter post" Reuters 7/12
  • "Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia — Until He Can Get to Latin America" The Atlantic Wire 7/12
  • "Edward Snowden Will Go Anywhere That Will Take Him, Hopes Russia Will Grant Asylum" Forbes 7/12
  • "Venezuela says Snowden has still not formally responded to asylum offer" Reuters 7/12
  • "U.K. government and auto industry pledge $1.5B for low carbon auto tech center" GigaOM 7/12
  • "What if this ATLAS shrugged? — DARPA unveils new humanoid robot" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7/12
  • "DARPA Unveils Atlas Humanoid Robot" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (Video)" Engadget 7/12
  • "US unveils 'Atlas' humanoid robot test bed" BBC 7/12
  • "U.S., Firms Draw a Bead on Chinese Cyberspies" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How software can help you tell your boss where to stick his job: PlanetSoho believes that all you have to do to leave corporate life and start your business is to get your hands on one of its toolkits. Can it really be so easy? CNET's Chris Matyszczyk wonders." CNET News 5:53 PM
  • "Oculus explains the battles against latency and motion sickness in VR" Engadget 12:21 PM
  • "A bigger bang: Emotiva Airmotiv 5 speaker/Emotiva self-powered speakers have long been Audiophiliac favorites, but he's just now getting acquainted with the midsize Airmotiv 5s." CNET News 11:32 AM
  • "Social Media Sites Good For Employers, Bad For Employees" redOrbit 10:41 AM
  • "How Social Media Influence Businesses [Infographic] Social Barrel 7:14 AM
  • "Should I ditch Android for Nokia's Lumia 1020?" CNET News 6:52 AM
  • "NSA and law enforcement should buy the data they need" ZDNet 7/12
  • "First there was BYOD, but what about bringing your own internet of things?" GigaOM 7/12
  • "Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy" ReadWrite 7/12
  • "Big data: not just a buzzword but a fact of life" Memeburn 7/12
  • "Don't Mess With Defaults!" Rixstep 7/12
  • "The promise and perils of replacing your hard drive with Dropbox" PCWorld 7/12
  • "How An Engineering Toy For Girls Went From Kickstarter To Bestseller" ReadWrite 7/12
  • "5 Unexpected Benefits Of A 30-Day Exile From Facebook" Business Insider 7/12
  • "How Facebook turned your identity into a commodity" Engadget 7/12
  • "Is Facebook Inc's Graph Search Worth Its Salt?" Minyanville 7/12
  • "HTML5 vs. Apps: Where The Debate Stands Now, And Why It Matters" Business Insider 7/12
  • "Internet pioneer Vint Cerf talks online privacy, Google Glass and the future of libraries" The Next Web 7/12
  • "The Internet's destroying work — and turning the old middle-class into the new proletariat" Salon 7/12
  • "Your grammar is irrelevant — how technology is influencing language" Memeburn 7/12
  • "Microsoft must change its corporate culture not just structure: Analysis Deep changes are needed" The Inquirer 7/12
  • "Hey, Maybe the PC Isn't Dying: But it's about to get harder to categorize." Techland 7/12
  • "The PC Market Will Survive, but the Old Gods Could Die" The Motley Fool 7/12
  • "There's a Silver Lining to the Latest PC Disaster" The Motley Fool 7/12
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Lyft's sale of Zimride shows how ride sharing hasn't caught on in the U.S. yet" GigaOM 7:08 AM
  • "Owners Call Off Hulu Sale: Plan Calls for $750 Million Investment to Boost Growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "AT&T picks up more spectrum with Leap Wireless acquisition" ZDNet 7/12
  • "AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless for $1.2 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/12
  • "AT&T to pay hefty $1.2 billion for Leap in latest telco deal" Reuters 7/12
  • "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 7/12
  • "AT&T to buy Leap Wireless for $1.1B; Cricket brand will survive" VentureBeat 7/12
  • "AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless for $1.19 Billion in Cash" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "AT&T to Acquire Leap Wireless, Cricket Brand" PC Magazine 7/12
  • "Is Bitcoin Crashing As Of Early July 2013?" Forbes 7/12
  • "Coinbase makes Bitcoin buying more accessible with 'instant purchases'" VentureBeat 7/12
  • "Where will those expected tech profits come from?Commentary: Estimates looking good for second-half rebound" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "WebMD Prescribes Higher Revenue and Profits" 24/7 Wall St. 7/12
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Microsoft, Dell slip; Yelp, Netflix jump/Carl Icahn's plan to keep PC maker public stirs up more debate" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "Stocks close at records, Boeing sinks" CNNMoney 7/12
  • "Stocks Gain as S&P Books Record High" TheStreet 7/12
  • "Stock Futures Falter as Traders Parse Corporate News" FOXBusiness 7/12
  • "Stocks Inch Up to New Records" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks retreat; Japan, Australia end up/Major markets all finish the week up, led by Australia and Taiwan" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks bruised by Spain, Portugal" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/12
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/12



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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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