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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 22, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Ahead of Dell Vote, Buyout Group Press Shareholders: Ahead of Wednesday's Vote, Investors Wonder About Possible Sweetened Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 PM
  • "If Dell Deal Fails, Look Out Below" WSJ Blogs 8:55 AM
  • "Dell Takeover Share Price Hits Ceiling as Rivals Falter" 24/7 Wall St. 8:32 AM
  • "Maneuvering Continues For Control of Dell" Slashdot 8:27 AM
  • "Dell still has Windows 7 PCs, and they're on sale" CNET Reviews 11:37 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Deal Snapshot: 9 Things To Know" CRN 9:06 AM
  • "IBM taps ex-Lenovo and services exec to run PureSystems server biz" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "HP, NEC join forces to develop next-generation x86 servers" PCWorld 8:33 AM
  • "HP, NEC to develop next-generation x86 servers" Computerworld 8:33 AM
  • "HP closes StoreVirtual backdoor, slings key" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Big change may not be change enough for Microsoft" Fortune 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Plunged To A 3-Month Low After Disappointing Q4 Report" RTTNews 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft shares tumble after disappointing financials" The Inquirer 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft share of Web devices falls to 25% from 90% in 2009" Crave @ CNET 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft drove the bus off the cliff, now it tries to speed up: This is what happens when you don't accept reality" SemiAccurate 9:03 AM
  • "Why is the SEC Silent on Microsoft?" TheStreet 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft considers board seat for ValueAct, Bloomberg reports" The Fly on the Wall 8:57 AM
  • "Why Microsoft will win" USA Today 9:01 AM
  • "ARM and Oracle to further develop Java, targeting M2M" newelectronics 9:11 AM
  • "ARM and Oracle Announce Plans to Optimize Java SE for Enterprise and Embedded Markets" M2M World News 9:11 AM
  • "Oracle and ARM to tweak Java: ARM hopes to encourage the use of Java for both embedded systems and enterprise software" IDG News Service 3:10 PM
  • "Oracle optimization agreement brightens ARM's enterprise server software horizons" GigaOM 9:10 AM
  • "Intel Details New Visions for the Data Center" WSJ Blogs 7:17 PM
  • "Intel to launch low-power version of powerful server chips" Reuters 7:16 PM
  • "'Broadwell'-based chip to help Intel challenge low-power rivals" IDG News Service 7:03 PM
  • "Here's why Intel announced a custom silicon business today" GigaOM 7:48 PM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices' Q2 Computing Solutions Operations, Doubts, And More Leaked Benchmarks" Seeking Alpha 8:54 AM
  • "AMD Posts Q2 Loss, Expects Profitability in Q3" The VAR Guy 9:08 AM
  • "AMD is coping with a difficult 2013, should return to profitability courtesy of next-gen consoles" ITProPortal 9:07 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Eyeing Game Consoles to Aid Fuel Future Growth" Financials Trend 9:07 AM
General Interest
  • "Verizon FiOS Rolls Out 500-Meg Internet Tier: Offers Range of Bundled Prices, As Well As a Stand-Alone Residential Tier That Runs $299.99 Per Month" Multichannel News 7:20 PM
  • "Powerful New MIT Computer System Can Make the Internet 3x Faster" Gizmodo 7:19 PM
  • "Activist Investor to Step Down From Yahoo Board" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:21 PM
  • "Loeb's Exit From the Board Fuels Concerns About Yahoo" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 PM
  • "Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company" AllThingsD 4:28 PM
  • "Loeb Steps Down From Yahoo's Board: Yahoo to Buy Back 3.7% of Shares From Third Point" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:00 PM
  • "Canary helps the internet of things take on home security" GigaOM 8:32 AM
  • "Canary promises a sophisticated home-security system for the 47 percent" TechHive 8:30 AM
  • "Cloudant pitches one CouchDB for all" GigaOM 8:43 AM
  • "DALE is a solar-powered shape-shifting micro house" TG Daily 10:15 AM
  • "With Amazon in Its Crosshairs, eBay to Launch Same-Day Delivery for eBay.com Purchases by Year's End" AllThingsD 11:29 AM
  • "eBay debuts desktop version of eBay Now, service coming to more cities this summer" Engadget 11:51 AM
  • "eBay Now expands coverage area for one-hour delivery" CNET News 11:50 AM
  • "Google estimated to account for 25% of North American Internet traffic" BGR 7:19 PM
  • "The Backstory on Google's Investment in Google Glass Micro-Display Supplier Himax" AllThingsD 7:16 PM
  • "Google (mostly YouTube) accounts for a quarter of all North American internet traffic" 9 to 5 Google 11:31 AM
  • "Google Now Serves 25 Percent of North American Internet Traffic" Wired Magazine 10:10 AM
  • "Google updates Cloud Storage with auto-deletion policies, regional buckets, and faster uploads" The Next Web 11:27 AM
  • "What Are Some Cool Uses of Google Glass?" Forbes 11:30 AM
  • "Google starts placing ads directly in Gmail inboxes" CNET News 9:22 AM
  • "Google emails you adverts in new Gmail design" Crave @ CNET 8:46 AM
  • "We're not saying Glass is coming soon, but Google is making all the right production moves" IDG News Service 10:17 AM
  • "Google Glass-Like Products Can Launch For As Low As $400" Forbes 9:22 AM
  • "Google IT's Mission To Empower Googlers With World Leading Technology" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Internet traffic jams, meet your robot nemesis: MIT researchers have built a system to write better algorithms for tackling congestion" InfoWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Leap Motion launches 'world's most accurate 3-D motion' gesture controller today" VentureBeat 10:26 AM
  • "Leap Motion starts shipping its 3D gesture controller to pre-order customers ahead of retail launch" The Next Web 8:44 AM
  • "Leap Motion Launches Hand Gesture Controller" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Leap Motion: Touchless tech wants to take control" BBC 8:24 AM
  • "Motorola Sends Invites for Aug. 1 Moto X Launch" PC Magazine 8:52 AM
  • "Official Press Shots Leak for Google's Moto X" PC Magazine 8:52 AM
  • "Specs For Motorola's New Moto X Smartphone Leak, And They're Pretty Lackluster" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "Motorola to unveil Moto X smartphone on 1 August: Just after Google releases Android 4.3" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
  • "Job listing suggests Motorola getting more serious about wearables" 9 to 5 Google 8:37 AM
  • "Mozilla moves Firefox OS to rapid release schedule" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
  • "Nvidia Announces New Ship Date for Shield: July 31" PC Magazine 8:51 AM
  • "Samsung set to steal FBI phone deal from rival Blackberry" The Inquirer 11:27 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and smart watch due September" Crave @ CNET 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung Plans First Broad-Scale North American Developer Conference for October" AllThingsD 9:22 AM
  • "Samsung's First Developer Conference Kicks Off October 27th" LAPTOP Magazine 9:22 AM
  • "SAP's drift to US spelt the end for Snabe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:05 PM
  • "SAP to make do with one CEO after two-headed hub halved" The Register 10:25 AM
  • "Shake-Up at SAP as Co-CEO Steps Down" AllThingsD 8:35 AM
  • "American Bill McDermott to Be Sole SAP CEO" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "McDermott To Become Sole Chief Of SAP In 2014 As Co-CEO Snabe Will Step Down" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Twitter reportedly cracking down on child porn with Microsoft PhotoDNA technology" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Twitter Co-Founder: Facebook Should Offer an Ad-Free Premium Service" PC Magazine 8:51 AM
  • "Program your environment with WigWag" TG Daily 10:14 AM
  • "World-first: Biometric screen recognises fingerprints" Techworld 10:16 AM
  • "Computer program replicates artist sketches" BBC 9:24 AM
  • "Dark-Matter Hunt Appears to Be Zeroing In on a Leading Contender" Wired Magazine 10:09 AM
  • "Oversupply of notebook touch screen technology likely to occur in 2013, say observers" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "PIN-Punching Robot Can Crack Your Phone's Security Code In Less Than 24 Hours (Video)" Forbes 9:46 AM
  • "Researcher: SIM cards vulnerable to hacking" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "Mobile phones vulnerable to new SIM card hack" Electronista 8:49 AM
  • "Some SIM cards can be hacked 'in about two minutes' with a pair of text messages" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "SIM card security flaws leave billions of mobile phones vulnerable to attacks" V3 8:47 AM
  • "SIM Card Hack Allows Attackers to Remotely Control Victim's Phone" Mashable 8:29 AM
  • "David Cameron promises cracks down on porn and proposes default filters" V3 8:32 AM
  • "Cameron urges Google, Yahoo to act on child pornography" Reuters 8:22 AM
  • "Google economist: The UK's digital economy is bigger than you think" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "UK has more digital firms than thought, NIESR reports" BBC 8:27 AM
  • "This offshore wind turbine is also an apartment" TG Daily 10:15 AM
  • "You Can Hold This Ice Cream of the Future in Your Bare Hands" Wired 10:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "NS Shopping Selects IBM to Transform Customer Experience with Mobile and Analytics Technologies" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Oracle Introduces Oracle Outsourced Manufacturing for Discrete Industries" MarketWired 8:41 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Brings Fresh Paint To Windows Phone 8, Lets You Turn Your Photos Into Beautiful Paintings" Redmond Pie 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft adds 'placeholder files' and offline access to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1" VentureBeat 2:30 PM
  • "The 'Irrelevance Of Microsoft' Illustrated In A Single Chart" BGR 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft details SkyDrive in Windows 8.1: Placeholder files, offline access, and file picker integration" The Next Web 11:52 AM
  • "How Microsoft SkyDrive Is Making Cloud Storage Less Painful" Mashable 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft - Poor Quarter, Valuation Provides Support" Seeking Alpha 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Should End The Steve Ballmer Experiment" Seeking Alpha 9:46 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Just Became A Compelling Investment Opportunity" Seeking Alpha 10:26 AM
  • "Big change may not be change enough for Microsoft" Fortune 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft is worth $34 billion less than last week: Reels from huge sell off" TechEye 9:05 AM
  • "Did we all just witness Windows start to die?" ZDNet 9:05 AM
  • "What Microsoft's Reorg Says About Its Future (Hint: It's Not Trying To Be Apple)" Digital Trends 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's struggles echo in Detroit's decline" SmartPlanet 9:04 AM
  • "Users Still Looking for the Start Menu in Windows 8.1 Preview" Softpedia 9:02 AM
  • "Xbox One captures your last 5 minutes of play compared to PS4's 15" Explosion 9:09 AM
  • "Xbox One Will Record Your Last 5 Minutes of Gameplay: PS4 will record extra time" Spong 9:09 AM
  • "Xbox One needs simultaneous Japan launch, says industry vet" Polygon 9:09 AM
  • "Xbox update process 'unacceptable' for F2P games, says World of Tanks dev" Gamespot 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox One With Kinect Can Map Your Face To In-game Models" Microsoft-News 11:37 AM
  • "Lanning: 'Microsoft isn't acknowledging people like us'" GamesIndustry 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft (And Nokia's) Window Of Opportunity To Close The App Gap" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "Should you keep using Windows XP?" PCWorld 11:30 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "TV station taps copyright law to erase embarrassing broadcast: After racist gaffe following San Francisco plane crash, KTVU uses the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to have clips of the event removed from the Internet." CNET News 9:20 PM
  • "U.S. lawmakers offer bill to curb patent lawsuits" Reuters 7:18 PM
  • "Over 1.8M user credentials stolen in Ubuntu forum server intrusion" Electronista 11:52 AM
  • "Leaker Snowden hopes to be able to leave airport by Wednesday: lawyer" Reuters 11:28 AM
  • "License plate scanning: The inside story of a cop who tracks our data" TechHive 8:31 AM
  • "An actual prism lets the NSA peek into live internet traffic" The Verge 10:25 AM
  • "Panasonic, Sanyo Fined $57M for Price-Fixing Schemes" PC Magazine 8:52 AM
  • "Cameron Eyes Laws on Blocking Illegal Web Content" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:21 AM
  • "Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM announces" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "UK government preparing to issue Alan Turing pardon" V3 8:24 AM
  • "U.K. Prime Minister warns Internet companies to ban child abuse search terms" Computerworld 11:26 AM
  • "UK to block all online porn by default later this year" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "U.K. Homes Will Have to Opt In to Online Pornography" Bloomberg 8:28 AM
  • "UK government to activate adult content filters by default" Engadget 8:40 AM
  • "Online porn to be blocked in the UK, unless you opt in" Crave @ CNET 8:26 AM
  • "War On Porn: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "US court renews permission to NSA to collect phone metadata" PCWorld 8:22 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "With Nokia's Friends Like Microsoft and ATT Who Needs Enemies?" Forbes 7:04 PM
  • "Modern Etiquette: mobile manners for cellphone users" Reuters 3:00 PM
  • "How a 3D printer will change life aboard the International Space Station" GigaOM 8:47 AM
  • "Big Data ROI Will Take Time, Clear Goals and Talent" Computerworld 11:26 AM
  • "BlueScreenView adds Google search for easier troubleshooting" BetaNews 8:39 AM
  • "How do you drive a supercomputer round a Formula 1 track? Lotus F1 team gives El Reg a sneak peek into its pits" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Email Stinks - Embrace Social in the Workplace Instead" Forbes 11:27 AM
  • "Lost in the woods with Google Glass ... the world's cheesiest video" 9 to 5 Google 9:46 AM
  • "Claim: Internet's backbone can be made more sustainable" TG Daily 10:15 AM
  • "Failure to clean up old Java is leaving enterprises vulnerable to attack" ZDNet 10:07 AM
  • "Rotten hackers feast on mouldy Java flaws" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "Leap Motion first impressions: There's work to do" PCWorld 11:51 AM
  • "This Cool 'Minority Report'-Style Desktop Motion Controller Looks Like It Will Be Great For Games — But Not Work" Business Insider 11:30 AM
  • "Leap Motion controller review" Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Leap Motion Controller Review: Waiting For the Future to Catch Up" Gizmodo 8:40 AM
  • "Leap Motion Controller impressive, but has ways to go [Video] Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Leap Motion Controller is a great toy, but not yet the future of interaction: Reach out and touch nothing" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Leap Motion: As far as controllers go it's not a big leap forward... yet" GigaOM 8:44 AM
  • "Leap Motion: Gesture Control Takes a Shaky Step Forward" Mashable 8:45 AM
  • "Leap Motion's App Store Will Captivate You" Mashable 8:45 AM
  • "Can These Augmented-Reality Apps Move Beyond the Gimmicks?" AllThingsD 9:21 AM
  • "MaskMe guards your privacy like a vigilant angel" CNET News 8:40 AM
  • "Easily Backup & Restore Your Mozilla Thunderbird Accounts & Their Data" AddictiveTips 11:26 AM
  • "OCR makes short work of digitizing your docs" PCWorld 8:37 AM
  • "Annual smart device shipments to top 1.7 billion in 2014" Electronista 8:37 AM
  • "For Social Networks, Dumbphones Still Hold Keys to Growth" AllThingsD 8:45 AM
  • "How to hide your online activities from the NSA" CBS News 9:21 AM
  • "Report: Three tablets are sold for every four laptops in Southeast Asia" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "5 reasons why the UK government's anti-porn proposals are a joke" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "Pornography to be 'opt in' in the UK -- do you agree with the move?" BetaNews 8:26 AM
  • "Why David Cameron's war on internet porn doesn't make sense" The Guardian 8:27 AM
  • "The UK's opt-in system for porn is a terrible idea, and here's why" paidContent 8:28 AM
  • "Online porn block: Legit sites to suffer from David Cameron's ignorance" The Inquirer 11:26 AM
  • "David Cameron is wrong about blocking online porn: Ill-judged, ill-advised and over here" The Inquirer 9:21 AM
  • "Could MetaCert Help The Misplaced 'War on Pornography' In The United Kingdom?" Forbes 8:48 AM
  • "Is Software Quality Going To Hell In A Shopping Basket?" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "A twist on cloud backup: Protecting your data from you" InfoWorld 10:19 AM
  • "This Sheet Of Material Might Make Supercomputers Obsolete And Could Even Turn You Invisible" Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "We Can Teleport Ourselves Anywhere In The World, We're Just Really Bad At It" Business Insider 9:20 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Yahoo Acquires Ztelic" Zacks 7:18 PM
  • "Google buys speech recognition patents" PCWorld 11:28 AM
  • "Google Shares On Track To Hit The $1,000 Mark" Seeking Alpha 11:28 AM
  • "Google Invests in Chipmaker, Glass Supplier Himax" PC Magazine 11:52 AM
  • "Google prepares for Glass manufacturing with investment in display company" The Verge 9:23 AM
  • "Web advert giant (Google) crams cash into Glass eyeball-chip brainiacs: Juicy stake in liquid silicon biz Himax Display gobbled" The Register 8:50 AM
  • "Google buys stake in Glass display maker Himax" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Google buys 6.3 percent stake in Google Glass display manufacturer Himax" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Google doubles down on Glass after buying a 6.3% stake in head-mounted display manufacturer Himax" The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "Google gears up for public Glass launch with investment in chipmaker Himax" 9 to 5 Google 8:38 AM
  • "Predictive AI startup Expect Labs adds Liberty Global and IDG as strategic investors" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Crowdsourced Weathermob, 'Waze for Weather' secures $1.1M funding" ZDNet 10:06 AM
  • "Loeb resigns from board as Yahoo to buy back 40 million shares from Third Point" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Don't Mean To Be Dense, But How Is This Huge Yahoo Stock Deal Not Insider Trading?" Business Insider 11:31 AM
  • "Yelp Buys Online Reservation Service SeatMe" PC Magazine 8:52 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Netflix, Apple gain tech investors' attention" MarketWatch 10:26 AM
  • "S&P 500 ekes out record close" CNNMoney 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks Gain on Outlook for More Fed Stimulus" TheStreet 3:12 PM
  • "McDonald's Miss Weighs on Futures" FOXBusiness 9:27 AM
  • "Stocks Inch Higher: Weak Earnings, Housing Worries Keep Lid on Gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:23 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks rise; Japan gets election boost" MarketWatch 9:28 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks hold on to seven-week high" MarketWatch 11:33 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:05 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:05 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:16 PM



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