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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 15, 2013
"A Big Dell Holder Will Reject Buyout: Influential Holder T. Rowe Price Signals No Vote on Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:35 PM
"Dell Buyout Battle: Icahn Attacks Dell's Scare Tactics--And 'Abysmal Record" Forbes 9:06 AM
"Dell's fate up for grabs as vote looms: or gamble on Icahn" MarketWatch 9:15 AM
"Icahn battle with Dell over buyout going down to the wire" IDG News Service 9:21 AM
"Carl C. Icahn Issues Open Letter To Stockholders Of Dell" Sacramento Bee 9:21 AM
"Icahn Urges Dell Shareholders to Reject Buyout" Nasdaq 9:21 AM
"Icahn: Dell Deploying 'Scare Tactics' Ahead of Shareholder Vote" FOXBusiness 9:14 AM
"Icahn Accuses Dell Board of Trying to Frighten Shareholders" AllThingsD 9:13 AM
"At stake in battle: Dell's future" MENAFN 9:21 AM
"Why Carl Icahn Is a Bad Fit for Dell" PC Magazine 8:33 AM
"Hewlett-Packard Appoints Three New Board Members" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
"HP Grows Board, Adds 3 New Directors" TheStreet 9:13 AM
"HP Names Former CEOs of McDonald's, Liberty Media to Its Board" Bloomberg 8:48 AM
"HP names ex-Microsoft software chief, 2 others to board" Reuters 8:49 AM
"Interesting: Ray Ozzie joins HP board" GigaOM 8:51 AM
"H-P Renews Deal with Black & Veatch" Zacks 9:06 AM
"Bucking the trend, Microsoft's smartwatch may have its own LTE connection" GigaOM 11:20 AM
"Microsoft working on smartwatch with translucent aluminum, LTE support" GeekWire 11:37 AM
"Microsoft reportedly testing smartwatch made of transparent aluminium" Neowin 9:04 AM
"Microsoft's Surface team hard at work on smartwatch prototype" CNET News 8:31 AM
"Surface Watch? Microsoft allegedly testing a 'translucent aluminum' smartwatch" The Verge 8:43 AM
"Microsoft's reorg memo hints at InfoNav, Moorea, new meeting tech" CNET News 4:27 PM
"Five years later, Bill Gates back at Microsoft for talk today" GeekWire 11:19 AM
"Microsoft Cuts Surface Tablet Price to Spur Demand" eWeek 9:36 AM
"Microsoft Cuts Price of Surface RT Tablet by Up to 30%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
"Microsoft lathers up Windows 8.0 Surface RT for quick price shave: You don't have to be a student to buy unwanted slab" The Register 8:43 AM
"Microsoft Slashes Surface RT Prices By ~30% In Various Countries" Microsoft-News 9:18 AM
"Microsoft Surface RT Price Cut Goes Into Effect Worldwide" Redmond Pie 9:37 AM
"Microsoft Sets New Price for Surface RT at $349" 24/7 Wall St. 8:36 AM
"Stick a fork in it, Windows RT is done" BetaNews 8:41 AM
"This Is The Organization That Steve Ballmer Is Trying To Change" Forbes 9:05 AM
"Confidential Microsoft brief: 'We're TOAST if we fight Google on price'/'That is one scenario where we are very much at risk'" Channel Register 8:37 AM
"Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance" Computerworld 9:36 AM
"Oracle to halt development of Sun virtualization technologies" ZDNet 9:24 AM
"IT security spend up, but in the wrong places, Oracle says" ZDNet 9:24 AM
"Oracle joins rivals to advance cloud computing" Computerworld 8:38 AM
"Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance" InfoWorld 8:34 AM
"With Haswell Faltering, Baytrail Is Make Or Break For Intel" Seeking Alpha 11:20 AM
"Intel's Thunderbolt remains high-end rarity as Acer drops out" CNET News 8:50 AM
"Intel Analysts Believe Forecast Cut Possible" Seeking Alpha 8:29 AM
"CISCO CTO: Being The Only Woman In A Room Is An Advantage" Business Insider 9:20 AM
"Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Hits One-Year Mark: Shares Have Soared More Than 70%, but Little Evidence Yet of a Real Turnaround" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 PM
"Sony Video Unlimited adds persistent library, grants cross-device access" Engadget 8:31 PM
"Radiohead's Thom Yorke pulls music from Spotify, calls model unfair" Electronista 7:20 PM
"Verizon's rumored plan may ensure you always have a new phone in your hands: Verizon may go the way of T-Mobile's JUMP! as soon as next month." Ars Technica 7:13 PM
"Yahoo IDs officially up for grabs" CNET News 4:28 PM
"6 Great Summertime Tech Tools for Your Dog" Techland 8:38 AM
"The tracking technology retailers use to compete with Amazon" The Verge 8:43 AM
"How Facebook Has Influenced the Way People Spend Time on The Internet" It's All Tech 10:47 AM
"Fab Says It Will Give You Flash-Sale Emails How You Want Them, When You Want Them" AllThingsD 8:52 AM
"Femtocell hack reveals mobile phones' calls, texts and photos" CNNMoney 8:47 AM
"Firefox wants a thunderclap to lead OS release" The Inquirer 8:37 AM
"Chrome Users More Likely To Ignore Security Warnings" InformationWeek 4:27 PM
"Post-Google, Frommer's will publish print guidebooks again" paidContent 8:50 AM
"Google's chances to obtain dotless 'http://search' domain are shrinking" PCWorld 11:37 AM
"Google Has Discovered A Massive New Revenue Driver — And It's A Huge Threat To Amazon" Business Insider 10:47 AM
"Google cracking down on sites that push fake, spammy search results to users" The Verge 10:05 AM
"Google's China Head Steps Down" AllThingsD 8:50 AM
"Head of Google China leaves post, to be replaced by executive from Europe" InfoWorld 8:49 AM
"Hulu'S Dithering Is Rocket Fuel For Netflix" BGR 11:36 AM
"Internet evildoers stitch together vile ransomware-survey scam chimaera: Used criminal brain stolen from brain depository" The Register 8:35 AM
"Can Instagram become 'the biggest thing in the world'? CEO Kevin Systrom thinks so" The Verge 10:48 AM
"Chinese PC Giant Lenovo Starts Manufacturing in U.S." Bloomberg 8:44 AM
"The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere" Techworld 9:59 AM
"Motorola Moto X will always be listening with Open Mic feature: Good job selling that, Google" The Inquirer 9:36 AM
"The PC fights back: U.S. sales decline is slowing" PCWorld 8:40 AM
"Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes" Seattle Times 8:43 AM
"The Trouble with Marketing on Twitter: Another Look at the Dangers" 24/7 Wall St. 8:42 AM
"Twitter-Backer, Spark, Helps Fund Harvard Grads' Police Software Start-Up" Forbes 8:35 AM
"Meet Utilite, a $99 quad-core ARM-based PC running Ubuntu" Engadget 8:41 AM
"This ARM-Based Ubuntu Box Only Costs $100" Gizmodo 8:42 AM
"Researchers hack Verizon device, turn it into mobile spy station" Reuters 8:47 AM
"How one year of Marissa Mayer has changed Yahoo" CNNMoney 8:38 AM
"Yahoo Exec: Telecommuting Ban Is Absolutely Necessary" AllThingsD 8:34 AM
"Marissa Mayer Is Handing Out More Than 11,000 Jawbone UP Fitness Bands To Help Yahoo Employees Stay In Shape" Business Insider 8:46 AM
"Marissa Mayer's First Year at Yahoo: Don't Call It a Comeback" Mashable 11:36 AM
"San Jose and Microsoft announce city's selection of Office 365, Windows Azure and StorSimple for over 5,000 employees" PRNewswire 9:13 AM
"Oracle Exalytics X3-4 Powers Real-Time Analytical Insights" MarketWired 8:47 AM
"Microsoft pushes HomeOS further with Lab of Things, but where's the mobile angle?" GigaOM 7:25 PM
"Kinect costs almost as much as the Xbox One to build" BGR 6:23 PM
"Bill Gates on the future of education, programming and just about everything else" GigaOM 4:34 PM
"Bill Gates says Microsoft Bob will make a comeback" CNET News 4:27 PM
"Ex-Microsoft executive, ex-McDonald's CEO join HP board" Reuters 4:27 PM
"As Ballmer Maps Out Cloud Empire, All Eyes on Satya Nadella" TheStreet 8:46 AM
"Xbox One's PR Problems Live On, Console Booed at EVO 2013" Forbes 9:35 AM
"Microsoft Exec Admits Xbox One Debut Was Horribly Mishandled" BGR 10:46 AM
"Microsoft admits 'shame' for flawed Xbox One messaging, hints Family Sharing could return" The Verge 10:09 AM
"Google engineer first to profit from Microsoft's cash for bugs program" The Verge 8:36 AM
"Google and Microsoft sign up to US ad network guidelines on fighting piracy and counterfeiting" The Next Web 9:07 AM
"Microsoft adds a Lab of Things to its HomeOS" ZDNet 10:01 AM
"Microsoft addresses devops with InRelease technology" InfoWorld 8:48 AM
"Microsoft Orders Updates for Windows-Certified Systems by 2014" PC Magazine 8:33 AM
"Rumor: Windows Phone 9 will be a clean slate, again" Neowin 9:19 AM
"Yahoo wins motion to declassify court documents in PRISM case: Ruling will allow the Internet company to publicly reveal it challenged a U.S. government order to participate in the National Security Agency's controversial data collection program." CNET News 9:33 PM
"Remember Jay-Z's terrible Android app? Privacy group wants feds to investigate/Even Hova himself said of the privacy problems: 'sux must do better.'" Ars Technica 8:31 PM
"Australia election threatens shape of $34 billion broadband plan" Reuters 4:27 PM
"Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize" Slashdot 8:32 AM
"It Is Now Abundantly Clear Why Edward Snowden Is The US Government's 'Worst Nightmare'" Business Insider 8:31 AM
"Russia's Putin: signs Snowden is shifting on the U.S" Reuters 11:20 AM
"Snowden affair is chance for truce in cyber war: U.N." Reuters 11:36 AM
"Amazon is criticised over €3m German tax bill" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
"Euro ISPs raided in downloads strangle probe" The Register 8:45 AM
"ISPs baulk at Department of Education request" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
"Leaked letter shows ISPs and government at war" BBC 8:35 AM
"Goodreads hit with copyright suit over fan photo" paidContent 8:46 AM
"Internet Association's New Website Lets Users Comment on Bills" Mashable 11:19 AM
"Microsoft sues US Customs over Motorola ban" The Inquirer 8:41 AM
"Your Computer May Already be Hacked -- NSA Inside?" Forbes 10:49 AM
"N.S.A. Leaks Revive Push in Russia to Control Net" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
"Russia pushing for tighter net control thanks to Snowden" Memeburn 8:28 AM
"Sony abandons appeal over PSN security-breach fine" BBC 8:49 AM
"Sony will Pay £250K ICO Fine in UK for 2011 PlayStation Data Breach" I4U News 8:32 AM
"UK border police can seize and download your phone's data for no reason at all" The Verge 8:41 AM
"UK reportedly wants internet filters labeled as 'default-on,' true or not" Engadget 8:34 AM
"UK.gov fines itself harshly for hurling NHS records to the winds: Even managed to lose records showing how many records were lost" The Register 8:29 AM
"EU and US internet privacy talks continue in spite of PRISM spying scandal" V3 8:47 AM
"A State Department Bureau Spent $630,000 On Facebook Ads" Business Insider 8:51 AM
"U.S. Government Seeks To Set Internet Poker Free...Through New Regulations" Forbes 9:04 AM
"Capture the best camera phone: Looking for a camera phone that takes awesome photos? Use our tool to compare images from the newest and hottest devices." CNET Reviews 9:32 PM
"Why I won't be buying a Surface RT, even for $349" CNET Reviews 1:28 PM
"Unusual file-infecting malware steals FTP credentials, researchers say: About 70 percent of computers infected with this threat are in the U.S., according to antivirus firm Trend Micro" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
"How Businesses Will Benefit From Cloud Provider Collaboration" Forbes 8:33 AM
"How to use Facebook's Graph Search (and why you would even want to)" TechHive 8:39 AM
"Facebook Engineer Responds To BuzzFeed's Heavy Criticism That 'No One's Listening'" Business Insider 9:37 AM
"You Really Might Be Boring Your Facebook Friends" AllThingsD 8:42 AM
"Google Search Isn't Really About Search Anymore ... Surprised?" The Motley Fool 11:19 AM
"How The Internet Of Things Will Think" ReadWrite 8:33 AM
"The Flaw in Microsoft's Windows 8 Logic" Techland 10:43 AM
"Why Microsoft's Reorganization Is Not About Technology" Forbes 8:33 AM
"Microsoft has derailed for lack of an engineer in chief" Computerworld 8:38 AM
"Paul Graham Offers Counter-Intuitive Advice To Startups: 'Do Things That Don't Scale'" Business Insider 8:32 AM
"Why The Future Of Innovation Is Simulation" Forbes 8:45 AM
"Why Citizen Developers Are The Future Of Programming" ReadWrite 8:48 AM
"Why online reputation is more important than ever: Q&A with Blue Rubicon's Craig Le Grice" The Next Web 8:48 AM
"Will consumers embrace wearable tech?" USA Today 9:35 AM
"Get Organized: More Powerful Email Forwarding" PC Magazine 9:37 AM
"Baidu plans to buy stake in NetDragon unit for $1 billion" Reuters 9:46 PM
"Salesforce.com Takes $300M Loan For ExactTarget Acquisition, Cash Resources Getting Tight" TechCrunch 9:30 PM
"Kabam says valuation climbs to $700 million with employee stock sale" Reuters 4:27 PM
"AT&T to Buy Leap Wireless for About $1.2 Billion" Techland 9:07 AM
"Codeanywhere raises $600,000 to boost its 'Google Docs for developers' service" The Next Web 8:42 AM
"Hulu No Longer For Sale, Receives $750 Million USD in Funding" DailyTech 9:36 AM
"Stonesoft Corporation: Mcafee Has Announced The Final Result Of The Subsequent Tender Offer Period" Reuters 8:36 AM
"A Gaming Startup That's Actually Profitable Is Now Worth $700 Million" Business Insider 9:07 AM
"Online game company Kabam now valued at $700m based on recent employee share sale" The Next Web 8:36 AM
"VMware sell-off continues as it offloads Zimbra" GigaOM 9:07 AM
"WebMD Healthcorp: Shareholders Overreact As The Recovery Picks Up Steam" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
"Tech Stocks: Yelp slides, but NetApp lifts techs/Shares of Yelp Inc. retreated Monday after being downgraded by UBS, but technology stocks edged higher aided by gains in shares of NetApp Inc." MarketWatch 2:40 PM
"Stocks gain as earnings come into focus" CNNMoney 4:30 PM
"Stocks Edge Still Higher on Citibank's Profits" TheStreet 4:30 PM
"Stocks Flat as Traders Mull Mixed Earnings, Citi Beat" FOXBusiness 10:13 AM
"Stocks Notch Another Record" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
"Asia Markets: China stocks rise after data belies fears" MarketWatch 9:29 AM
"Europe Markets: European stocks climb after China GDP data" MarketWatch 9:29 AM
"Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:34 PM
"Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:38 PM
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"