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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "More major Dell stakeholders say no to go-private deal: Michael Dell's effort faces strong opposition; Icahn wants his job." Ars Technica 9:29 PM
  • "Salvaging Dell: Will Michael Dell and his company be able to weather the storm?" New York Times 9:30 AM
  • "Team Icahn Has Dell On The Run" Forbes 9:27 AM
  • "Icahn slams Dell board, remains bullish on Herbalife: CNBC" CNBC 7:03 PM
  • "Icahn thanks rival Ackman for making him even richer" Reuters 7:33 PM
  • "Shareholders voting on $24.4 billion Dell buyout: As Dell shareholders weigh $24.4 billion buyout offer, company makes late push for votes" Associated Press 3:32 PM
  • "Dell warns stockholders that Icahn's plan would 'hamstring' company" The Register 2:31 PM
  • "Dell faces key shareholder vote on go-private plan" AFP 9:27 AM
  • "Dell Committee Mulls Buyout Vote Delay: Dell's directors are reportedly considering a delay for the shareholder vote over the troubled buyout proposal" TechWeekEurope 9:29 AM
  • "Michael Dell faces buyout ultimatum from large shareholders" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
  • "Vanguard Now Seen Voting Against Dell Buyout, Boosting Opposition" AllThingsD 2:59 PM
  • "Report: Dell may delay vote on buyout" USA Today 9:27 AM
  • "Dell's special committee says Carl Icahn is trying to scare investors" The Inquirer 9:27 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Opponents Would be Betting on 'Pipe Dream'" WSJ Blogs 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft COO: We Have 'The Most Secure Platform On The Planet'" CRN 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Tells The Obama Administration: 'The Constitution Is Suffering' Under PRISM" Business Insider 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Defends Itself Against PRISM Allegations: The Constitution is suffering (and so is Microsoft) with all this NSA and PRISM talk." ReadWrite 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft wants US to let it speak more freely about NSA data sharing: Redmond says that its practices have been 'misinterpreted' in the media." Ars Technica 6:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Slams Reports of Direct NSA Access to Outlook, Skype" PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Asks Attorney General to Ease Gag Order on NSA Program" Associated Press 8:58 AM
  • "Now Microsoft wants to reveal NSA requests" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants To Tell How It Handles National Security Requests" Escapist Magazine 8:57 AM
  • "We got over 400 requests from India for information on IDs: Microsoft" DNA India 8:56 AM
  • "Nielsen: Microsoft Pays The Most Right Now To Promote Its Products. Tech Ads Jump 30% To $723M In Q1, MSFT Jumps 200%" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft reseller rips company's 'insane' strategy for selling the Surface" BGR 6:05 PM
  • "In Case You Don't Appreciate How Fast The 'Windows Monopoly' Is Getting Destroyed..." Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft must embrace 'grim option' of Windows cannibalization: Accept lower Windows revenue to drive devices-and-services strategy, urges IDC" Computerworld New Zealand 7:16 PM
  • "Microsoft 'funds' new Oz CO2 trading scheme" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "IBM Reports 2013 Second-Quarter Results: Raises 2013 Operating EPS Expectation by $0.20 to $16.90, Excluding $1 Billion Second-Quarter Workforce Rebalancing Charge" Business Wire 3:31 PM
  • "IBM beats second-quarter EPS estimates, misses on revenue" Reuters 3:31 PM
  • "IBM earnings beat forecasts, sending shares up 3%" CNBC 3:31 PM
  • "IBM Raises Full-Year Profit Outlook: Computer Giant's Second-Quarter Net Sags on Restructuring Charges, Weaker Hardware Sales" [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "IBM Raises Annual Forecast After Earnings Top Analyst Estimates" Bloomberg 3:30 PM
  • "IBM Rising: Q2 Rev Misses, EPS Beats; Raises Year EPS View" Barron's 3:31 PM
  • "International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Q2 Earnings Preview" ValueWalk 9:25 AM
  • "Intel, IBM Feel Putin Pinch as Medvedev Tech Hub Falters" Bloomberg 9:25 AM
  • "Intel Reports Second-Quarter Revenue of $12.8 Billion, Net Income of $2.0 Billion" Business Wire 3:33 PM
  • "Intel Q2 Earnings Come in Below Expectations" AllThingsD 3:30 PM
  • "Revenue Falls at Intel as PC Sales Sag" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Intel Misses In Q2 2013, Reports EPS Of $0.39 And Revenue Of $12.8 Billion" TechCrunch 6:43 PM
  • "Intel's CEO Discusses Q2 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 8:21 PM
  • "Intel cuts 2013 revenue forecast as PC industry sags" Reuters 3:32 PM
  • "Intel profit falls as Q3 forecast is lowered" CNET News 4:17 PM
  • "Intel Profit Falls Again on PC Slump" WSJ Blogs 3:32 PM
  • "Intel lowers outlook as quarterly profits slide: The chip maker now expects no sales growth for the year, as the PC market continues to suffer" Computerworld 6:07 PM
  • "Intel earnings fall as forecast is lowered: Chip giant sees flat revenue in 2013; capital spending plan reduced" MarketWatch 3:32 PM
  • "Intel trims full-year forecast; shares bounce" MarketWatch 3:33 PM
  • "Intel outlook in question as PC sales fall: Analysts say chip giant will be hard-pressed to meet current forecast" MarketWatch 9:04 AM
  • "Intel going somewhere: no one knows if it is up or down" TG Daily 6:23 PM
  • "Tech's Billion-Dollar Tomorrow: Intel's Future Lab" Bloomberg TV 9:02 AM
  • "Leaked Images Possibly Show HP's Forthcoming iPhone-Like Smartphone" HotHardware 9:22 AM
  • "HP Adds Three New Directors, Expanding to 12 Members" The VAR Guy 9:23 AM
  • "Oracle's July patch release includes 27 fixes for remote exploits" IDG News Service 8:45 AM
  • "Oracle plugs 89 security holes in July critical patch update" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Oracle releases July patch batch... with 27 fixes for remote exploits" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "How Cisco picks and builds apps for its employees" CITEworld 6:05 PM
General Interest
  • "Smartphone shipments could reach 1.5 billion by 2017" BGR 9:30 PM
  • "Papal twitter account decreed to offer 'indulgences' for followers" Electronista 6:13 PM
  • "PayPal 'credits' US man $92 quadrillion in error: Online payments broker PayPal has admitted it erroneously credited a US man $92 quadrillion (£60 quadrillion)." BBC 5:56 PM
  • "Tech revolution to inch into what we wear" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:25 PM
  • "Gotta Pee? Urine-Powered Cell Phone Charging in the Works" PC Magazine 2:23 PM
  • "Regulators Cite Cyberattack Risks for Financial Firms" [Paid Membership Required] 10:51 AM
  • "Dead tablet walking: No more big updates coming for the BlackBerry Playbook" TechHive 9:35 AM
  • "Yahoo results take back seat as Alibaba drives target upgrades" Reuters 12:38 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer's Video Show Is A Smashing Success: Yahoo Stock Is Flying This Morning" Business Insider 9:34 AM
  • "Yahoo's recycling usernames and forcing me to face my 7th grade inbox" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "Yahoo profit rises by 46 percent, although sales still drag" IDG News Service 8:46 AM
  • "NAND flash contract prices to stay flat or slightly increase in August, says DRAMeXchange" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "NEC to ditch smartmobe biz after failed Lenovo talks - report" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Wearable Computers Create New Security Vulnerabilities" Wired 7:32 AM
  • "Google event next week could usher Android update" CNET Reviews 12:39 PM
  • "Glorious near miss: 'OK Glass' was almost 'Clap On'" CNET News 12:39 PM
  • "GlassUp takes on Google Glass and Google legal" CNET News 8:53 AM
  • "Google Wants To Nip This Cheap Italian Alternative To Google Glass In The Bud" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Google Glass Hacked With QR Code Photobombs" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Google Glass Had a Vulnerability for Being Taken Over Via QR Code, But It's Been Fixed" AllThingsD 8:01 AM
  • "Google Glass Hacked With QR Code Photobombs" Forbes 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Republic Polytechnic and Cisco Launch Security-Focused Networking Certification and Collaborate on Students' Final-Year Project" Marketwired 9:03 AM
  • "Dell Software Solutions Accelerate Active Directory Consolidation, Reduce Local Administrative Support Calls by 98 Percent" Business Wire 9:01 AM
  • "HP Helps DreamWorks Animation's 'Turbo' Race Into Theaters" Marketwired 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle Continues Linux Leadership in the Enterprise" Marketwired 9:03 AM
  • "Strata Health Helps Customers Speed Patient Care With Oracle Database Appliance" Marketwired 9:02 AM
  • "Oracle Linux Supports Innovative SEI Wealth Platform for Wealth Management" Marketwired 9:02 AM
  • "Xbox One may not be a hit like the Xbox 360, despite impressive features" ExtremeTech 6:13 PM
  • "Why the NSA will have a tougher time spying through the Xbox One Kinect sensor" BGR 6:05 PM
  • "The Death of Windows: Or is it? Microsoft's PR is acting like it, which is why some reports with an ax to grind against the Microsoft of old like to claim Windows is an also-ran." PC Magazine 4:15 PM
  • "Bing's People Autosuggest Expanded for Smarter Results" PC Magazine 2:31 PM
  • "Microsoft secures Xbox One branded domain names" Ars Technica 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft now owns Xbox One domain names" GameZone 8:57 AM
  • "Acer may refresh new Windows 8 tablet to fix key problems" CNET News 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Merges Internet Explorer and Mobile With 'Companion Web'" Mashable 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft lowering prices for Surface RT not likely to hike sales" DigiTimes 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants Developers To Start Creating The 'Companion Web'" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "Wide range of industries pleads for Congressional action on patent trolls: Six bills are in play, and US businesses are united in wanting something to pass." Ars Technica 6:04 PM
  • "Electronic Frontier Foundation Files Lawsuit Against NSA" Mashable 2:31 PM
  • "It's auction time! FCC preps for first mobile airwave free-for-all in 5 years" GigaOM 10:51 AM
  • "EC tells Google antitrust proposals are not good enough" V3 8:44 AM
  • "European Commission says Google's proposals to fix anti-competitive behavior don't go far enough" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "EU rejects Google's antitrust resolution proposal, calls for a better alternative" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "EU regulators say Google must improve its antitrust concession offer (updated)" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "European Commission asks Google for more concessions in antitrust case" IDG News Service 8:20 AM
  • "Google must improve 'insufficient' concession offer to end EC antitrust probe" The Inquirer 8:13 AM
  • "EU competition chief wants more from Google to settle antitrust" CNET News 8:12 AM
  • "PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Texas School District Drops Microchip-Tracking System" [Paid Membership Required] 7:34 AM
  • "UK spy agency's use of U.S. data was legal: parliament" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "How QuickOffice on Chrome will help Google beat Microsoft" CITEworld 6:05 PM
  • "Dell XPS 27 All-in-One Desktop Computer" CNET Reviews 4:17 PM
  • "Two Tales of Plummeting Prices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:17 PM
  • "A Silly Debate On If Marissa Mayer Is Lucky Or Good" Forbes 2:31 PM
  • "I tested a bunch of gadgets on my vacation so you don't have to: Vacations can be tricky business when it comes to technology. CNET's Josh Lowensohn shares some of his top picks and tips from a recent trip abroad." CNET News 12:39 PM
  • "How Google Glass users were saved from activation phrase 'Hear me now'" Ars Technica 10:56 AM
  • "The Developer Is King, Google And Startups Say: There's never been a better time for developer-entrepreneurs, rising industry leaders argue." InformationWeek 8:55 AM
  • "Protecting consumers, preventing ID theft" CNNMoney 8:33 AM
  • "Why It Doesn't Matter If Edward Snowden Is A Hypocrite" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "Micro Express NB5720 notebook review: Performance isn't always pretty" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "How to stretch the life of your SSD storage" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "Finally, someone's fixed THAT Android hole. Was it your mobe network? No" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Water, sunshine or pig s***: How will YOU power your data centre?" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "The End of Digital Tyranny: Why the Future of Computing Is Analog" Wired Magazine 7:55 AM
  • "Yahoo buys Admovate to ramp up its mobile advertising: The technology could bring new mobile ad products in the coming months, Yahoo says" Computerworld 6:13 PM
  • "Yahoo Acquires Mobile Ad Startup As Marissa's Merger Mania Continues" Forbes 2:26 PM
  • "Alibaba stake and Mayer's focus offer hope for Yahoo: analysts" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "NEC talks on Lenovo mobile phone venture stalled: source" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "On-Ramp Wireless raises $15M more to connect utilities and the Internet of Things" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Meldium nets $1M to make sense out of password management" GigaOM 8:35 AM
  • "Grovo, a 'How-To' Video Company for Web Services and Apps, Raises $5.5 Million in Funding" AllThingsD 8:33 AM
  • "Inkling inks new publisher deals, $16M funding" CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "EyeEm, Europe's Instagram, Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "Government Software Services Startup Accela Raises $35 Million" AllThingsD 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Yahoo leads tech gains; Dell slips ahead of vote/Investors ignore tepid analyst reaction to Yahoo's core business" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Stocks Climb as Bernanke Eases Markets" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Tick Up as Traders Eye Bernanke" FOXBusiness 12:18 PM
  • "Futures Tilt Higher After Bernanke Testimony" FOXBusiness 8:02 AM
  • "Stocks Get Back in Win Column" [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks: Ben Bernanke takes center stage" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Korean stocks rise as China drops in choppy Asia/South Korean and Japanese stocks rose and mainland Chinese shares fell after a choppy trading session in Asia Wednesday as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's congressional testimony later in the day." MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "Europe Markets: BOE minutes send Europe stocks lower/European stock markets turned lower on Wednesday after the Bank of England undermined hopes of further quantitative easing in minutes from its latest meeting." MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 12:35 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:39 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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