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TechNN Archive: Friday, July 26, 2013
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM Judge Oks Foreign Bribe Settlement Two Years Later" Bloomberg Law 9:25 AM
  • "IBM beefs up QRadar Security Intelligence portfolio" IT PRO 9:26 AM
  • "IBM announces launch of vulnerability scanner and manager" SC Magazine 9:24 AM
  • "IBM and DCU join forces for big data, analytics and smarter cities MSc programme" Business & Leadership 9:25 AM
  • "IBM, Pivotal Collaborate to Develop Open Cloud Foundry Platform" Talkin' Cloud 9:25 AM
  • "HP will launch a $99 tablet in time for back to school shopping" MInd of the Geek 9:32 AM
  • "NEC tag teams with HP on high-end x86 servers: Taking an Odyssey to fill a Kraken" The Register 11:52 AM
  • "CMS Awards A Contract To Hewlett-Packard Company" Avauncer 9:33 AM
  • "Slovenian Post teams with HP to develop cloud computing services" Post & Parcel 9:32 AM
  • "Windows device sales aren't meeting Microsoft's expectations, Ballmer admits" PCWorld 12:09 PM
  • "Ballmer Reportedly Admits Surface Was A Flop, Says Windows 8 Sales Are Disappointing" BGR 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: I'm Not Happy About Windows Sales" Business Insider 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Sees Hybrid Devices as the Next Big Thing" Mad Mobile News 9:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Moving Faster than Hackers to Patch Vulnerabilities" Softpedia 9:42 AM
  • "Ballmer confirms next-gen Surface on the way" GeekWire 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Is The Cancer Killing Nokia" Seeking Alpha 11:51 AM
  • "FBI, Microsoft takedown program blunts most Citadel botnets" Computerworld 9:16 AM
  • "Almost 90 percent of Citadel botnets in the world disrupted in June" PCWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Ballmer admits Microsoft built too many Surface RTs, disappointed with Windows sales" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "OMG! They're using Windows RT!" ZDNet 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows NT turns 20" ZDNet 9:37 AM
  • "Oracle Weekly Roundup: Big Data's Big Summer Roadshow" Forbes 8:40 AM
  • "Intel Hits Refresh on Datacenter Vision" HPC Wire 9:30 AM
  • "Intel And Toshiba Are Launching A Web Series About Evil Mustaches And Unibrows" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Intel: 20% Upside In Next Year If Mobile Grows" Seeking Alpha 9:22 AM
  • "INTC Named 'Top Dividend Stock of the Dow' at Dividend Channel With 3.9% Yield" Forbes 9:19 AM
  • "AMD overclocker breaks world record: Gets 8.2 GHz out of a A10 6800K" TechEye 9:31 AM
  • "Updates and Technical Insights on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc." SBWire 9:31 AM
  • "VAR Charged With Selling $37m in Stolen Cisco Gear" Channelnomics 9:35 AM
  • "Fortinet Value Detected After Pricey Cisco Deal: Real M&A" Bloomberg 11:48 AM
  • "Cisco products reseller arrested after indictment on fraud charges" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9:34 AM
  • "DoJ Alleges Cisco Reseller Made $37 Million Selling Counterfeit Equipment" Slashdot 12:10 PM
General Interest
  • "Chipping Away at the Smartphone Leaders" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 PM
  • "Internet companies, stung by earnings, still look pricey" Reuters 7:18 PM
  • "Amazon hits new high on optimism about its U.S. business" Reuters 7:18 PM
  • "Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute" The Verge 12:11 PM
  • "7 clever uses for ordinary smartphone features" USA Today 11:04 AM
  • "Amazon Will Soon Surpass Microsoft AND Google In One Key Measure" Business Insider 10:09 AM
  • "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Working On Secret Hardware Projects In Silicon Valley" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "Open-source project, Crypton, seeks to make encryption easier" PCWorld 8:38 AM
  • "Introducing Esri, where the world's biggest organizations come together to build maps" GigaOM 11:52 AM
  • "Facebook Offers The Dummy's Guide To Mobile Advertising" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Facebook Mobile-Ad Success Shows Model to Twitter-Snapchat: Tech" Bloomberg 10:54 AM
  • "Facebook Won't Put Ads In Your Instagram Feed—Yet" ReadWrite 8:50 AM
  • "20 Ridiculous Questions Regular People Ask Google" Mashable 8:52 AM
  • "Chromecast sells out on Amazon, Best Buy" USA Today 11:05 AM
  • "Google prepares for living-room push as 4k support added to Android 4.3" 9 to 5 Google 8:48 AM
  • "Google Ends Netflix/Chromecast Device Citing 'Overwhelming Demand'" DailyTech 9:21 AM
  • "Google Glass re-imagined as fashionable pair of frames" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:52 AM
  • "Google Wants to Put a Universal Translator in Every Android Phone" Mashable 11:49 AM
  • "Don't Panic: Google has prototypes for 'real-time' translation device, 'near perfect' in some uses" Engadget 9:19 AM
  • "Kaspersky tops real world protection test" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "NAND flash demand might be weaker than expected in 3Q13" DigiTimes 8:38 AM
  • "NOAA goes 'live' with new weather supercomputers" Computerworld 11:49 AM
  • "Opera Next 16 hints at new features" BetaNews 12:10 PM
  • "QR codes are still a thing, even if no one uses them" TechHive 8:41 AM
  • "How will wearable tech change healthcare? Qualcomm Life backs new incubator to find out" GigaOM 11:48 AM
  • "Solar storms can jump up our technology, new NASA satellite may help thwart them" TechHive 10:08 AM
  • "Toshiba to cut costs in TVs, PCs by $300 million over next 2 years" Reuters 8:39 AM
  • "Toyota touts Winglet EV" TG Daily 11:11 AM
  • "A Forbes Reporter Hacked Smart Homes From a Thousand Miles Away" Gizmodo 10:08 AM
  • "A Simple Google Search Allowed This Reporter To Hack 8 Smart Homes" Business Insider 10:12 AM
  • "Study finds that hackers can attack oil, gas field sensors with radio transmitters" TechHive 9:21 AM
  • "Technology sounds that are dying out" Telegraph 8:38 AM
  • "Trying on a Glass-alike: Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses emerge in near-final form" CNET Reviews 10:50 AM
  • "YouTube's boost from a cable TV boss" Fortune 11:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD to Discuss Corporate Responsibility Program and Activities" Marketwired 9:31 AM
Microsoft
  • "What Ballmer Can't Get Right: The guy has no concept of competitive pricing, which has left millions of unsold Surface tablets rotting in warehouses." PC Magazine 1:50 PM
  • "Blind 97-year-old 'Pixel Picasso' makes masterpieces with Microsoft Paint" New York Post 9:41 AM
  • "Beating The Dead Horse That Is Microsoft Windows (Part 2)" Tech.pinions 9:37 AM
  • "Entatech gearing up for Windows 8.1 launch" MicroScope 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Talks Changes to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's modern.IE scanning tool goes open source" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 11 Virtual Machines – Free Download" Softpedia 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases IE11 Preview for Windows 7" PC Magazine 8:56 AM
  • "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview now available for Windows 7" BetaNews 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft sets up three 4K PC monitors for 1,492,992,000 pixels of gaming" Neowin 9:40 AM
  • "Xbox One: Why We Can't Trust Microsoft" NOWGamer 9:41 AM
  • "Xbox One self-publishing - six questions Microsoft needs to answer at Gamescom" Xbox 360 9:41 AM
  • "White Xbox One model leaked – Microsoft now helping you with interior decoration" GameNGuide 9:28 AM
  • "Xbox One sets preorder record for release date despite price, controversy" Stabley Times 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft aiming to allow full Xbox One RAM access for indie devs, says Spencer" Indie Research 9:27 AM
  • "Something is making the Xbox team very happy" GeekWire 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox One devkit policy is 'wonderful', says Minecraft creator" Xbox 360 9:40 AM
  • "Do People Really Want to Touch Their PC Screens?" PC Magazine 8:56 AM
  • "Work with Microsoft's stuff for a living? Its reorg will mean NOTHING to you: Is that Ballmer on the bridge of that supertanker..." Channel Register 9:20 AM
  • "Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Shows You How Bill Gates Like$ To Live" Celebuzz! 9:38 AM
  • "Here's the obscure book that Bill Gates is gushing about this summer" GeekWire 10:13 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "German court dismisses Nokia's SMS sorting patent cases against HTC and ViewSonic" Foss Patents 7:20 PM
  • "Amazon hit with six new patent lawsuits covering Kindle, cloud and retail" GeekWire 10:07 AM
  • "Amazon sues US over $600M CIA contract which IBM is fighting" Bloomberg 9:24 AM
  • "Content owners warn Congress of 'fair use creep,' draw ridicule" GigaOM 9:22 AM
  • "Huawei Operates David Cameron's Internet Porn Filter" Mashable 10:55 AM
  • "Huawei runs David Cameron's preferred porn-filtering system, just FYI" Engadget 9:19 AM
  • "UK gov: Brit biz barons, get your privates in check before the spooks arrive" The Register 11:05 AM
  • "How Much Porn Does the U.K. Porn Ban Ban if Doesn't Just Ban Porn?" The Atlantic Wire 11:51 AM
  • "Petition asks UK government to forget ISP porn filtering" The Inquirer 10:06 AM
  • "The Federal Government Wants To Know Your Account Passwords" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "NSA's Huge Utah Datacenter: How Much Of Your Data Will It Store? Experts Disagree..." Forbes 10:09 AM
  • "PRISM as windfall for non-U.S. cloud providers" GigaOM 9:20 AM
  • "PRISM: European business should be more concerned with local snoops than NSA" V3 9:20 AM
  • "Ubiquitous connectivity is a matter of national security" ZDNet 10:55 AM
  • "Russia's Putin 'determined' Snowden case will not hurt U.S. ties" Reuters 8:51 AM
  • "U.S. pens letter to Russia promising protections for Snowden" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "US tells Russia it wouldn't seek death penalty for Snowden" The Verge 10:53 AM
  • "U.S. Says Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:59 AM
  • "USA to NSA leaker Snowden: If you come back, we won't kill you" VentureBeat 11:50 AM
  • "Holder: We Promise We Won't Kill Snowden, Please Send Him Home" The Atlantic Wire 11:48 AM
  • "Snowden's father blames Congress for sweeping spy program" Reuters 11:51 AM
  • "US arrests master cyber criminals who ran $300m corporate network hacking scheme" V3 9:16 AM
  • "Five Indicted In Largest Hacking Scheme In U.S. History" BGR 8:46 AM
  • "U.S. Government proposes new privacy 'rules' for apps" 9 to 5 Google 10:09 AM
  • "White House telecom advisor proposes privacy code of conduct for apps" Engadget 8:40 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Agreement Calls For Mobile App Privacy Disclosures But Does It Have Teeth?" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "10 Most Common Printer Problems Solved" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Bandwidth: The real challenge holding back Africa's tech hubs" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "7 Facebook Graph Searches That Will Give Your Business An Edge" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "The Best ifttt Recipes for Facebook" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "What Chromecast needs to go from good to great" CNET Reviews 7:19 PM
  • "Chromecast May Just Be The Beginning Of Google'S Assault On The Living Room" BGR 9:20 AM
  • "Why Chromecast may be Google's TV game-changer" CNN Newswire 8:51 AM
  • "Google Chromecast Making TV Executives Nervous" Benzinga 10:07 AM
  • "Google Chromecast: $35 Cable Industry Killer?" Breakout 10:50 AM
  • "Google Chromecast -- greatness in its infancy" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "Google Chromecast -- Fabulous product or fabulous demo?" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Why I Won't Buy Google's New Chromecast" PC Magazine 8:56 AM
  • "The World's Love Affair With Google's Chromecast Dongle Appears To Be Over" Business Insider 11:51 AM
  • "VC John Frankel: Google Glass 'Feels More Like The Segway Than Anything Else'" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Why surgeons are a key target for some Google Glass app developers" GigaOM 10:08 AM
  • "The next Google+ assimilations" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "The strengthening case for a Motorola smartwatch" CNET News 10:51 AM
  • "Your Net Worth Is Online -- And Less Safe Than Ever" Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "The sounds of a sick PC: Listen to the noises that could mean bad news" PCWorld 8:41 AM
  • "Is Online Reputation Management Worth The Money?" Forbes 11:51 AM
  • "Welcome To The Post-Operating System World" ReadWrite 10:12 AM
  • "How startups are closing the high-tech skills gap" The Guardian 8:47 AM
  • "What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?" Forbes 11:50 AM
  • "Will Twitter become a big TV screen?" TG Daily 11:10 AM
  • "Hotshots' hotchpotch hotspots: Office Wi-Fi is a great big botch" The Register 8:41 AM
  • "How to Find New YouTube Content" Mashable 8:40 AM
  • "Don't worry, get Happier? This social network aims for the sunny side" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Hacker's Tiny Spy Computers Aim To Track Targets Around Entire Neighborhoods And Cities" Forbes 10:10 AM
  • "Breaking into the smart home of the future" GigaOM 12:09 PM
  • "When Smart Homes Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet" Forbes 9:19 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Activision Borrows $4.6 Billion to Buy Its Independence" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 PM
  • "Activision to spend billions to buy back Vivendi stake" CNET News 8:49 AM
  • "Activision goes solo in $8.2 billion deal" CNNMoney 8:47 AM
  • "Azeroth Declares Independence - Activision Blizzard In Buy-Out From Vivendi" Forbes 12:10 PM
  • "Acer sees return to profit this year -president in magazine" Reuters 8:40 AM
  • "Activision To Buy Back Independence In $8.2 Billion Vivendi Deal" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Activision to Buy Back Most of Vivendi's Controlling Stake" AllThingsD 8:38 AM
  • "Activision Blizzard preannounces earnings that beat Wall Street estimates" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Amazon.com Slips Back Into The Red With $7M Q2 Loss" Forbes 10:54 AM
  • "Amazon hit by surprise loss last quarter, despite 22 percent rise in sales" Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Expedia stock tumbles 25 percent, a bad sign for online travel" VentureBeat 12:09 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Worth $3.7 Billion More Than Thursday Morning" Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "Ex-Wall Streeter Raises $16.5 Million More For LearnVest, An Affordable Financial Planner For The 99%" Business Insider 10:08 AM
  • "LearnVest Planning's $16.5 Million Cash Infusion... And More Good News" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Now Is Exactly the Right Time to Invest in Microsoft" The Motley Fool 12:11 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' Widow Invests in Former MSNBC Anchor's Media Site" Mashable 10:53 AM
  • "Snapchat Is Worth $800 Million Because Facebook Has Basically Turned Into LinkedIn, Says VC Bill Gurley" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "SolidFire raises $31 million for cloud storage" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "When tech stalls, flat earnings count as a win" InfoWorld 8:41 AM
  • "Zynga checks out of real-money gaming; investors flee" Reuters 9:19 AM
  • "Zynga shares plunge after abandoning online-gambling plan" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:11 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks end mixed as Zynga, Expedia slump/Disappointing results and outlooks weigh even as gainers emerge" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks claw back in final minutes" CNNMoney 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Post First Weekly Slump in July" TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Futures Drift Lower as Earnings Flow Eases" FOXBusiness 11:56 AM
  • "Stocks End Flat for Week: Investors Took a Wait-and-See Attitude Before a Cascade of Economic News Next Week" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks slump; Hong Kong, Australia rise" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks struggle; LVMH, Pearson higher" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:18 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:18 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:20 PM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "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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