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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 18, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Dell Begins New Push to Save Buyout: New Vote to Be Tallied July 24, Paving Way for Final Push by Michael Dell and Silver Lake" [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 PM
  • "Dell delays vote on buyout: The fate of Dell is far from certain and billionaire investor Carl Icahn has refused to drop his counteroffer." USA Today 8:49 AM
  • "Dell Delays Buyout Vote Until July 24 Amid Lingering Resistance" FOXBusiness 8:56 AM
  • "Dell delays vote on buyout by founder Michael Dell: Dell has announced an eleventh-hour delay on a vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to buy the computer maker." BBC 10:00 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Vote Is Delayed: New Meeting Is to Be Held July 24, in Setback for Michael Dell and Silver Lake" [Paid Membership Required] 3:08 PM
  • "Dell delays shareholder vote on going private: The company says that the shareholder vote will now be held next week." CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Dell delays vote on $24.4-billion buyout, looks to rally support" Associated Press 8:56 AM
  • "Dell Adjourns Vote on Sale as Some Big Investors Start to Shift" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Pushed to Brink: Large Shareholders Expected to Reject Deal" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Dell buyout secures crucial backers on eve of vote: source" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • "How the Battle for Dell May or May Not End Today" AllThingsD 7:58 AM
  • "Dell Is Ripe for a Leveraged Buyout: Lerner" Bloomberg TV 7:58 AM
  • "Liveblogging Dell's Shareholder Meeting and Vote on the Leveraged Buyout" AllThingsD 7:54 AM
  • "Icahn sweetens bid for Dell" CNBC 7:54 AM
  • "Report: Dell Precision M3800 workstation to launch with 3,200 x 1,800 display option" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Earnings Release FY13 Q4: Microsoft Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results/Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $19.90 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $6.07 billion, $4.97 billion, and $0.59 per share. These financial results include a $900 million charge, or a $0.07 per share impact, related to Surface RT inventory adjustments." Microsoft Investor Relations 3:10 PM
  • "Microsoft earnings: 66 cents a share, $19.9 billion revenue vs. expectations of 75 cents EPS, $20.73 billion revenue" CNBC 3:09 PM
  • "Microsoft earns $4.97 billion from $19.90 billion of revenue for Q4 2013" The Verge 3:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's Q4 Earnings Miss Estimates With $19.9B In Revenue, EPS Of $0.59, Takes $900M Charge Against Surface RT Inventory Adjustments" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft slides on Surface and PC sales hit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Company Earnings a Mighty Whiff" 24/7 Wall St. 4:44 PM
  • "Microsoft takes $900M charge for Surface RT tablets in disappointing earnings" VentureBeat 3:16 PM
  • "Microsoft takes $900 million hit on weak Surface RT sales, misses earnings estimates" GeekWire 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Writes Off Nearly $1B In Surface RT Inventory" ReadWrite 7:18 PM
  • "Surface RT is worse than we thought: Why Microsoft took a $900M inventory hit" GigaOM 4:44 PM
  • "Weak PC Market Catches Up to Microsoft" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Misses, Shares Sink" AllThingsD 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's Making More Money From Phones, but a Lot of That Is From Android Patent Payments" AllThingsD 4:40 PM
  • "Microsoft's fourth quarter earnings miss analysts' estimates" Seattle Times 4:40 PM
  • "Microsoft swings to profit, yet misses estimates: U.S. stocks climb; records broken" MarketWatch 3:11 PM
  • "It's not Windows' world anymore" BGR 7:29 AM
  • "If You Haven't Seen A Windows Phone Lately, It's Because They're Practically Disappearing" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Windows RT casualties grow, Lenovo drops IdeaPad Yoga 11 Win RT" Electronista 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Urges White House To Reveal Spying Details, Claims 'The Constitution Itself Is Suffering'" Forbes 1:33 PM
  • "Google is preparing a standard-essential patent damages lawsuit against Microsoft in Germany" Foss Patents 9:03 AM
  • "Ballmer's Chance of Changing Microsoft? Don't Bet on it: Microsoft's attempt to transform its dog-eat-dog corporate culture into a kinder, gentler cooperative climate is likely doomed, an expert in failed business strategies said today." CIO 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft talks up the companion web in IE marketing exercise" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "Intel's new CEO and Atom chip face uphill climb to mobility: 'The calamity for Intel has been that they have had no part to play in the new category. Perhaps that is because they had every part to play in the old category,' says Horace Dediu." CNET News 11:08 AM
  • "Purge tech enables greener chip making process: A new technology developed in part by Intel Corp. has shown the potential to cut the ultra-high-purity gases needed in semiconductor manufacturing by 20 per cent and the time needed to purge semiconductor gas distribution systems between chip fab steps by 30 per cent." EE Times Asia 7:16 AM
  • "Intel Hits the Reset Button" TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "Intel Promises Much, Says Little" Zacks 7:52 AM
  • "Intel on Track with Volume 14nm Production This Year." X-bit labs 8:00 AM
  • "Intel: Stuck in smartphone, PC rut/Summary: Analysts were heartened by comments from Intel CEO Brian Krzanich about mobile, but most analysts are skeptical about the company's ability to navigate the post-PC era." ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "45 years of Intel: but can it keep pace with portability? Intel celebrates four and a half decades" TechRadar UK 8:01 AM
  • "IBM, Intel report huge drop in Q2 net incomes" ANI 8:02 AM
  • "AMD gives upbeat revenue forecast, eyes game consoles" Reuters 5:07 PM
  • "A.M.D. Sees Higher Revenue In Move Into Game Market" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:07 PM
  • "Debate Over Release of IBM Layoff Numbers" WAMC 8:02 AM
  • "Get an HP laptop with two years of 4G service for $259.99 shipped: That's two FREE years of 4G service, though as you might expect, your monthly data allotment is on the low side. Still, gotta love free 4G." CNET News 8:14 AM
  • "HP's Split x2 has a $750 price point" TG Daily 10:15 AM
  • "First Impressions: HP Slatebook 10 X2" Tech2 11:15 AM
  • "Will Cisco Systems Buy Plexxi?" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Oracle to patch 89 flaws in quarterly update" IT PRO 8:03 AM
  • "SAP co-CEO hints Oracle distracted by hardware/Summary: SAP's Jim Snabe believes its software-only focus has put the company in good stead against its competition, but no longer wants to be seen as a traditional software player, pointing instead to cloud as its growth market." ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle: Is it Time to Throw in the Towel?" TheStreet 7:56 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon buffs free platform cloud: Shines up interface and adds VPC support" The Register 7:17 PM
  • "Amazon scores victory against Pinterest over control of .Pin domain" CNET News 7:17 PM
  • "Amazon Rejected as Domain Name After South American Objections" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:07 PM
  • "SAP Co-CEO McDermott On Turning Around Mixed Q2 Results: 'We Are Getting The Memo'" Forbes 4:43 PM
  • "Google's Ad Partners Suffer As It Pursues An Apple-like Business, And Cuts 5400 Jobs" Silicon Valley Watcher 9:28 PM
  • "Google's Page 'Excited' for Moto X, Mum on Details" PC Magazine 6:47 PM
  • "Larry Page lives the future with Google Glass" CNET News 5:08 PM
  • "Google Off 5%: Q2 Misses as 'Cost-Per-Click' Falls 6%" Barron's 5:27 PM
  • "Google Misses Expectations for Revenue and Profit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:08 PM
  • "Google quarterly results miss estimates, Motorola weighs" Reuters 5:07 PM
  • "Google stumbles in 2Q as slump in ad rates deepens" Associated Press 4:44 PM
  • "Google's profit squeezed by mobile woes" CNNMoney 4:44 PM
  • "Google's Motorola burden gets bigger: Loss widens to $342M" CNET News 4:43 PM
  • "Google Q2 2013 revenues match expectations at $14.11B, profits miss on EPS of $9.54" The Next Web 3:09 PM
  • "Google Misses Estimates In Q2 With $14.1B In Revenue, Net Income Of $3.2B, And EPS Of $9.56" TechCrunch 3:08 PM
  • "Does wind power beat natural gas?" TG Daily 10:04 AM
  • "Ford ramps up hybrid effort" TG Daily 10:15 AM
  • "Ford hybrids need an update (don't say recall) to improve mpg" ExtremeTech 10:04 AM
  • "Sony to sell 'world's first' SD card-based backup for PCs: The company also released new software, saying it aims to simplify the backup process for everday users" Computerworld 9:04 AM
  • "BBC teams up with British universities to research new TV interfaces and systems" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "Software firm wins engineering award/A British firm that developed technology that allows drivers to access smartphone apps via their dashboards has won a prestigious engineering prize." BBC 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung announces 3,000MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Samsung reveals high-speed 1TB SSDs: The company's entry-level 840 Evo, with four times the storage of its predecessor, will go on sale next month" Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "With Launch Of 3.0, Adobe Social Supports Instagram, LinkedIn, And More, Plus Predictive Capabilities" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "SoftBank wants to offer Japan a solution to its energy identity crisis: fuel cells" Quartz 7:41 AM
  • "Verizon sees profit rises 21 percent on pension gain; adds 1M customers: Excluding the pension benefit, Verizon posted per-share earnings that slightly topped expectations, although revenue was a hair on the light side." CNET News 7:39 AM
  • "Netflix does not crop movies, except when it does" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "Netflix Does Well in 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Netflix hits it big with Emmy nominations for House of Cards and Arrested Development" paidContent 8:15 AM
  • "Topics that spark Wikipedia 'edit wars' revealed" BBC 7:29 AM
  • "Yahoo ups its efforts to compete with Google's mobile ad powerhouse" BGR 7:29 AM
  • "HTC One mini coming in August with 4.3-inch screen, LTE, and 'no compromises': HTC's flagship Android experience has been faithfully recreated in a smaller, cheaper handset" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "LG realigns smartphone branding, drops 'Optimus' name from flagships" Electronista 7:36 AM
  • "Elop finally admits why Nokia didn't switch to Android: Samsung scared him away" BGR News 10:52 AM
  • "Nokia Plans Up To 440 Job Cuts In Legacy Mobile Division, With Some Recyling Into New Areas" TechCrunch 9:04 AM
  • "Nokia's Sales Disappoint: Revenue Continues to Fall Amid Weak Phone Shipments" [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Nokia now sells more Lumias than BlackBerry sells phones" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Nokia Q2 2013 Misses On Sales Of $7.5B; Posts $0 EPS And 7.4M Lumias Sold" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Nokia shares fall after sales drop in second quarter" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "Network Solutions restores service after DDoS attack: The company did not provide many details on the attack, which disrupted websites" Computerworld 7:29 AM
  • "SAP Profit Up 10 Percent in Second Quarter" Associated Press [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Board Declares Regular Dividend" Marketwired 7:54 AM
  • "HP Helps DreamWorks Animation's 'Turbo' Race into Theaters" ENP Newswire 11:15 AM
  • "IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services: The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness" PR Newswire 7:55 AM
  • "Oracle Delivers Transformational Capabilities With New In-Memory Applications for Oracle Value Chain Planning" Marketwired 7:56 AM
  • "The Shake-Up Continues Among the World's Top Technology Companies: IBM Claims the Top Ranking; Dell Takes the Biggest Fall" Marketwired 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface problem: Blame the advertising? With the company's $900 million write-down on its Surface RT, could it be that part of the issue is that the Surface brand hasn't caught the public's imagination, despite the dancing ads? Or, perhaps, because of them?" CNET News 9:31 PM
  • "Take A Sneak Peek At Microsoft's Vision Of The House Of The Future" Business Insider 8:06 PM
  • "Beating the Dead Horse that is Microsoft Windows Part 1" Tech.pinions 11:13 AM
  • "What Does Reorganization Mean For Microsoft?" Seeking Alpha 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Research turns Kinect into canny sign language reader (video)" Engadget 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft uses Xbox Live as a carrot for Office 365/Summary: Microsoft's latest back-to-school promotion for Office 365 uses Xbox Live Gold as an enticement for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 University subscriptions." ZDNet 9:59 AM
  • "Does Windows Phone need a refreshed UI?" Pocketnow 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft bundles 12 months of Xbox Live with Office 365 subscriptions" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Freedom Of Information Act Machine Fights Government Secrecy By Automating Transparency Requests" TechCrunch 7:17 PM
  • "UK to probe Huawei staff's role at cybersecurity centre: The UK government has confirmed it is to review Huawei's involvement in a cybersecurity centre." BBC 8:47 AM
  • "Google gets off in Korea anti-competition case: The country's antitrust watchdog said Google has done nothing improper by requiring mobile device makers to bundle its search engine with their products." CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Google keeps trying hard to avoid references to Huawei v. ZTE in Microsoft-Motorola FRAND case" Foss Patents 7:50 AM
  • "EU Says Google Antitrust Concessions Not Enough To Overcome Concerns" redOrbit 7:42 AM
  • "Core I-What? Processor Product Names Demystified And Decoded" Digital Trends 2:37 PM
  • "Every Samsung Galaxy S4 compared (video): There are small ones, fat ones, and large ones, but which Galaxy S4 model is right for you? Watch our video to find out" CNET Reviews 12:30 PM
  • "Meet the designer behind some of the web's newest killer fonts" GigaOM 12:00 PM
  • "What to expect from Android 4.3: A little more sweetness for Jelly Bean" GigaOM 11:59 AM
  • "Review: First 8-inch Windows tablet is a device that shouldn't exist/The Acer Iconia W3: Sometimes you can cut costs too far." Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "The PC Calamity" asymco 9:59 AM
  • "The end of cable TV is nigh - Aereo wins another round" TG Daily 10:24 AM
  • "More Companies now use Social Media for Customer Queries" Social Barrel 10:05 AM
  • "Can the Wireless Industry Change Its Mindset Before It's Too Late?" E-Commerce Times 8:53 AM
  • "Tvilight: The 'talking' streetlamps that will lighten our hearts (but not our wallets)" CNN 8:52 AM
  • "The Real Difference Between iOS and Android Users" Mashable 8:16 AM
  • "The Marissa Mayer Method: 5 Steps To Kick-Starting The Yahoo Culture" Forbes 8:16 AM
  • "The cops are tracking my car—and yours: My quest to access automatic license plate reader (LPR) records." Ars Technica 8:15 AM
  • "Smartwatches still in a 'so what' phase: Companies need to generate excitement for the new tech, analysts say" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "How Facebook Builds a Digital Signature for You (And Your World)" Wired Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "So that's how H-1B visa fraud is done!" I, Cringely 7:37 AM
  • "Sharp aims to raise $1 billion from share sales by end-Sept: Kyodo" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "Sharp to raise 100 billion yen through share sale: Kyodo" Reuters 5:07 PM
  • "Samsung Nears Deals With 2 U.S. Agencies" [Paid Membership Required] 2:36 PM
  • "SoftBank Chief Hints at More Price Cuts for Sprint" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:01 PM
  • "Hulu still a tease when suitors come calling" CNNMoney 8:52 AM
  • "Ouya to raise money for game developers via Kickstarter: The gaming console maker is looking to drum up $1 million to help developers create games for its Android-based platform, says The Wall Street Journal." CNET News 8:11 AM
  • "OUYA Launches $1M 'Free The Games' Fund, Will Match Kickstarter Funds For OUYA-Bound Games" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Ouya wants its users to Kickstart exclusive games" The Verge 7:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: IBM, Dell lead tech gains; Intel, eBay slump/Dell shares jump as shareholder vote postponed on privatization bid" MarketWatch 10:31 AM
  • "Stocks Go Big, Markets Post All-Time Highs" TheStreet 3:18 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 at record highs, up 19% in 2013" CNNMoney 4:38 PM
  • "Futures Flat as Traders Eye Data, Earnings" FOXBusiness 8:06 AM
  • "Financial Shares Propel Stocks to Record: Dow Industrials, S&P 500, Russell 2000 Notch Fresh Highs" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 PM
  • "Morning Movers: IBM, Dell, Morgan Stanley" Bloomberg TV 7:58 AM
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Record on Jobless Claims Data, Earnings" Bloomberg 12:55 PM
  • "Dissecting Dell's Options" TheStreet 8:06 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks rise on Bernanke view; China drops/Japanese stocks rose Thursday after the yen weakened and the Federal Reserve's Chairman said the pace of bond purchases would hinge on U.S. economic health, while Chinese shares fell on concern Beijing won't use stimulus to boost a slowing economy." MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks waver ahead of second Bernanke talk/European stock markets struggled for direction on Thursday, as investors waited for U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's second day of testimony before Congress." MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:39 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:39 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:49 PM

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  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Smart Devices Are a 'Prime Target' For Cybercriminals"
  • "Target's Game Pre-Order Discount Beats Amazon"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders Resign"
  • "The Ricoh GR III Is Coming"
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "In latest change, Uber launches 24/7 phone support in Britain"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
  • "Germany's Merkel says EU battery cell production 'extremely important'"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Google search revamp: Expect to see ton of new features on your phone"
  • "Salesforce launches Customer 360, aims to integrate all your data, applications"
  • "FinancialForce pumps Einstein Analytics into latest platform update"
  • "Indestructible EternalBlue: 300,000 computers still infected"
  • "Symantec accountancy audit uncovers customer transaction recorded as revenue"
  • "Man gets two years in prison for sabotaging US Army servers with 'logic bomb'"
  • "Vulnerable open source component adoption skyrockets in the enterprise"
  • "Watch: Wall-crawling robot artist turns building into art"

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