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TechNN Archive: Sunday, July 28, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Dell Founder Vows to Stay On: Michael Dell Says He Plans to Stay at PC Maker Even if His Buyout Attempt Were to Fail" [Paid Membership Required] 12:49 PM
  • "Deal or no deal, Michael Dell says he'll stick around ..." GigaOM 5:51 PM
  • "Michael Dell plans to stay with company if his buyout bid fails: Dell's chief executive tells the Wall Street Journal he would not support an asset sale or leveraged recapitalization." CNET News 6:08 PM
  • "Michael Dell Says Bid Is His 'Best and Final Offer': Interview" Bloomberg 9:16 PM
  • "Monarchs versus managers: The battle over Dell raises the question of whether tech firms' founders make the best long-term leaders of their creations" The Economist 8:52 PM
  • "Dell's Cloud-Friendly Project Ophelia Inches Closer To Release As Testers Receive Early Units" TechCrunch 6:25 PM
  • "Ballmer: 'We made too many Surface RT tablets'" Crave @ CNET 8:03 AM
  • "Windows 8 Is Just Fine, Microsoft's Problem Is Evolution" Seeking Alpha 7:31 AM
  • "2 Takeaways From Microsoft's Earnings Meltdown" The Motley Fool 7:58 AM
  • "3 reasons you can't count out Microsoft's Surface tablets just yet" TabTimes 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft introduces child abuse search pop-up warnings: Company says anyone in UK using Bing search engine to seek out such illegal material will trigger warning message" The Guardian 8:05 AM
  • "Now that we have Chromecast, is it time for 'Xbox TV?'" CNET News 6:08 PM
  • "Activist investors target bigger companies" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Intel closes navigation app developer Telmap: Telmap is now assessing more than 150 employees in Israel and notifying them who will go to Intel and who will be fired." Globes 8:02 AM
  • "PC Industry Fights to Adapt as Tablets Muscle In" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:30 PM
  • "David Einhorn refers to Microsoft as sinking ship, dumps stake" Neowin 7/27
  • "How Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Will Spend His Summer Vacation" 24/7 Wall Street 7/27
  • "Going a bit (Micro)soft: Microsoft's glory days are behind it, and its days of making investors into millionaires are long gone, writes Alistair Fairweather" My Broadband 7/27
  • "Windows 8 Still Facing Strong Headwinds, Analyst Reveals" Softpedia 7/27
  • "Microsoft turns to solar-power and white space for South Africa's cheapest broadband" ZDNet 7/27
  • "Microsoft updates IE11, & the dev tools are amazing" TG Daily 7/27
  • "Dell's Project Ophelia now shipping to testers, everyone else this fall" Engadget 7/27
  • "Five things Microsoft is doing right" BetaNews 7/27
  • "Haswell microcode update will block overclocking on non-Z87 chipsets" TechSpot 7/27
  • "Intel restricts overclocking on H81, B85 and H87-chipsets" Hardware.Info 7/27
  • "Intel dabbles in contract manufacturing, weighing tradeoffs" The Oregonian 7/27
  • "Intel announces extremely efficient SSD 530 Series" Hardware.Info 7/27
  • "AMD Carizo APU To Feature Excavator Core – Arrives in 2015 With Next Gen Radeon Core and 65W TDP" WCCF Tech 7/27
  • "AMD Richland processor sets 8.2GHz record" GSMArena Blog 7/27
  • "Cisco: End user devices proliferation to boost tech financing uptake" IndiaTimes 7/27
General Interest
  • "Why YouTube buffers: The secret deals that make—and break—online video" Ars Technica 9:30 PM
  • "Moto X camera app leak shows gesture controls, quick launch action" Electronista 8:53 PM
  • "See the ebb and flow of Citi Bikes in New York City" The Verge 7:31 PM
  • "Mozilla, The Late-To-The-Mobile-Party Lumbering Dinosaur Of Open, Is Playing Carriers' Pet To Make Firefox OS Fly" TechCrunch 7:28 PM
  • "Samsung smart watch said to be confirmed, model number revealed" Electronista 7:25 PM
  • "Facebook invents a PHP virtual machine: Facebook abandoned the work of translating PHP into C++ in favor of delivering dynamically generated bytecode to the server" Computerworld New Zealand 7:22 PM
  • "Google's Chromecast has its roots in Android, not Chrome OS" The Verge 6:33 PM
  • "Video: $700 drone goes on display/3D Robotics gave a sneak preview of a comparatively cheap consumer drone at an unmanned aircraft convention in San Francisco this week." Computerworld New Zealand 5:49 PM
  • "Google has a 'near perfect' universal translator -- for Portuguese, at least" CNET News 2:48 PM
  • "Spike Lee: Tech is a double-edge sword in filmmaking" CNET News 1:57 PM
  • "Software experts attack cars, to release code as hackers meet" Reuters 11:33 AM
  • "Twitter faces calls in Britain to get tough on online abuse" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "Social Media and Consumer Empowerment Don't Match, Study" Social Barrel 9:59 AM
  • "Factbox: Hacking talks that got axed" Reuters 9:01 AM
  • "Social media help track property lost in Holocaust" Associated Press 8:47 AM
  • "Mark Shuttleworth Announces Six Years of Support for Ubuntu Edge" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Russian web search firm Yandex's co-founder dies" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Three largest Canadian carriers lobby to keep Verizon out" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Cue mass hysteria: WoW loses 600,000 subscribers" Destructoid 7:37 AM
  • "Progress! An app that sends a breakup text for you" CNET News 7/27
  • "Extreme Reality turns skeletons into biometric signatures: The software technology captures full-body 3D motion using a 2D camera to recognize an individual's gait as a unique biometric signature" CNET News 7/27
  • "Moto X reportedly comes with Magic Glass, laminated aluminum structure" Engadget 7/27
  • "Twitter comes under fire for what critics say is a lack of response to rape threats" GigaOM 7/27
  • "Twitter 'report abuse' button calls after rape threats" BBC 7/27
  • "Neil Gaiman videogame has echoes of Ghost Master" Ars Technica 7/27
  • "Facebook Defies Doubters" Barron's 7/27
  • "Instagram users complain after being struck by mysterious 'smoothie hack'" The Verge 7/27
  • "Famed hacker Barnaby Jack dies a week before hacking convention" Reuters 7/27
  • "How 'Sword and Sworcery' became a global, cross-platform hit" The Verge 7/27
  • "Second-generation Nexus 7 gets the iFixit teardown treatment" Engadget 7/27
  • "Coding skills help geeks get top tables" BBC 7/27
Press Releases
  • "AMD to Discuss Corporate Responsibility Program and Activities" Marketwired 7/26
  • "Five things Microsoft is doing wrong" BetaNews 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface and Windows 8 make a perfect platform no one wants" Stabley Times 8:04 AM
  • "Warframe Being Considered To Release For Xbox One" Gaming Blend 7/27
  • "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 7/26
  • "Blind 97-year-old 'Pixel Picasso' makes masterpieces with Microsoft Paint" New York Post 7/26
  • "Beating The Dead Horse That Is Microsoft Windows (Part 2)" Tech.pinions 7/26
  • "Entatech gearing up for Windows 8.1 launch" MicroScope 7/26
  • "Microsoft Talks Changes to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1" PC Magazine 7/26
  • "Microsoft's modern.IE scanning tool goes open source" BetaNews 7/26
  • "Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 11 Virtual Machines – Free Download" Softpedia 7/26
  • "Microsoft Releases IE11 Preview for Windows 7" PC Magazine 7/26
  • "Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview now available for Windows 7" BetaNews 7/26
  • "Microsoft sets up three 4K PC monitors for 1,492,992,000 pixels of gaming" Neowin 7/26
  • "Xbox One: Why We Can't Trust Microsoft" NOWGamer 7/26
  • "Xbox One self-publishing - six questions Microsoft needs to answer at Gamescom" Xbox 360 7/26
  • "White Xbox One model leaked – Microsoft now helping you with interior decoration" GameNGuide 7/26
  • "Xbox One sets preorder record for release date despite price, controversy" Stabley Times 7/26
  • "Microsoft aiming to allow full Xbox One RAM access for indie devs, says Spencer" Indie Research 7/26
  • "Something is making the Xbox team very happy" GeekWire 7/26
  • "Microsoft's Xbox One devkit policy is 'wonderful', says Minecraft creator" Xbox 360 7/26
  • "Do People Really Want to Touch Their PC Screens?" PC Magazine 7/26
  • "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 7/26
  • "Realty Byte: Ryan Serhant Shows You How Bill Gates Like$ To Live" Celebuzz! 7/26
  • "Here's the obscure book that Bill Gates is gushing about this summer" GeekWire 7/26
  • "Reality check: NSA spying pales in comparison to European efforts" GigaOM 8:12 AM
  • "German court dismisses Nokia's SMS sorting patent cases against HTC and ViewSonic" Foss Patents 7/26
  • "Amazon hit with six new patent lawsuits covering Kindle, cloud and retail" GeekWire 7/26
  • "Amazon sues US over $600M CIA contract which IBM is fighting" Bloomberg 7/26
  • "Content owners warn Congress of 'fair use creep,' draw ridicule" GigaOM 7/26
  • "Huawei Operates David Cameron's Internet Porn Filter" Mashable 7/26
  • "Huawei runs David Cameron's preferred porn-filtering system, just FYI" Engadget 7/26
  • "UK gov: Brit biz barons, get your privates in check before the spooks arrive" The Register 7/26
  • "How Much Porn Does the U.K. Porn Ban Ban if Doesn't Just Ban Porn?" The Atlantic Wire 7/26
  • "Petition asks UK government to forget ISP porn filtering" The Inquirer 7/26
  • "The Federal Government Wants To Know Your Account Passwords" Business Insider 7/26
  • "NSA's Huge Utah Datacenter: How Much Of Your Data Will It Store? Experts Disagree..." Forbes 7/26
  • "PRISM as windfall for non-U.S. cloud providers" GigaOM 7/26
  • "PRISM: European business should be more concerned with local snoops than NSA" V3 7/26
  • "Ubiquitous connectivity is a matter of national security" ZDNet 7/26
  • "Russia's Putin 'determined' Snowden case will not hurt U.S. ties" Reuters 7/26
  • "U.S. pens letter to Russia promising protections for Snowden" Reuters 7/26
  • "US tells Russia it wouldn't seek death penalty for Snowden" The Verge 7/26
  • "U.S. Says Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty" [Paid Membership Required] 7/26
  • "USA to NSA leaker Snowden: If you come back, we won't kill you" VentureBeat 7/26
  • "Holder: We Promise We Won't Kill Snowden, Please Send Him Home" The Atlantic Wire 7/26
  • "Snowden's father blames Congress for sweeping spy program" Reuters 7/26
  • "US arrests master cyber criminals who ran $300m corporate network hacking scheme" V3 7/26
  • "Five Indicted In Largest Hacking Scheme In U.S. History" BGR 7/26
  • "U.S. Government proposes new privacy 'rules' for apps" 9 to 5 Google 7/26
  • "White House telecom advisor proposes privacy code of conduct for apps" Engadget 7/26
  • "Etiquette In Using Hashtags [Infographic] Social Barrel 6:25 PM
  • "The best games of the year so far: Take some time before the holiday rush to catch up on these 2013 instant classics." Ars Technica 5:49 PM
  • "Enterprise cloud computing isn't the same for every enterprise" GigaOM 12:50 PM
  • "To get online during vacation, consider prepaid data" USA Today 7:53 AM
  • ": Should we design programs to randomly kill themselves?" Ars Technica 7/27
  • "HTC One mini vs. HTC One: The shrunken sibling to HTC's big Android flagship" The Verge 7/27
  • "Can online education and coding academies give us back a middle class?" GigaOM 7/27
  • "Hands-on with the Leap Motion Controller: Cool, but frustrating as hell/Hotly anticipated gesture-recognizing device doesn't quite do it for us yet." Ars Technica 7/27
  • "Google Glass testers give positive reviews" Your News Now 7/27
  • "The joy of glogging: Why blogging with Google Glass is the next big thing in social media" Computerworld 7/27
  • "Agreement Calls For Mobile App Privacy Disclosures But Does It Have Teeth?" Forbes 7/26
  • "10 Most Common Printer Problems Solved" PC Magazine 7/26
  • "Bandwidth: The real challenge holding back Africa's tech hubs" ZDNet 7/26
  • "7 Facebook Graph Searches That Will Give Your Business An Edge" Forbes 7/26
  • "The Best ifttt Recipes for Facebook" PC Magazine 7/26
  • "What Chromecast needs to go from good to great" CNET Reviews 7/26
  • "Chromecast May Just Be The Beginning Of Google'S Assault On The Living Room" BGR 7/26
  • "Why Chromecast may be Google's TV game-changer" CNN Newswire 7/26
  • "Google Chromecast Making TV Executives Nervous" Benzinga 7/26
  • "Google Chromecast: $35 Cable Industry Killer?" Breakout 7/26
  • "Google Chromecast -- greatness in its infancy" BetaNews 7/26
  • "Google Chromecast -- Fabulous product or fabulous demo?" BetaNews 7/26
  • "Why I Won't Buy Google's New Chromecast" PC Magazine 7/26
  • "The World's Love Affair With Google's Chromecast Dongle Appears To Be Over" Business Insider 7/26
  • "VC John Frankel: Google Glass 'Feels More Like The Segway Than Anything Else'" Business Insider 7/26
  • "Why surgeons are a key target for some Google Glass app developers" GigaOM 7/26
  • "The next Google+ assimilations" CNET News 7/26
  • "The strengthening case for a Motorola smartwatch" CNET News 7/26
  • "Your Net Worth Is Online -- And Less Safe Than Ever" Forbes 7/26
  • "The sounds of a sick PC: Listen to the noises that could mean bad news" PCWorld 7/26
  • "Is Online Reputation Management Worth The Money?" Forbes 7/26
  • "Welcome To The Post-Operating System World" ReadWrite 7/26
  • "How startups are closing the high-tech skills gap" The Guardian 7/26
  • "What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?" Forbes 7/26
  • "Will Twitter become a big TV screen?" TG Daily 7/26
  • "Hotshots' hotchpotch hotspots: Office Wi-Fi is a great big botch" The Register 7/26
  • "How to Find New YouTube Content" Mashable 7/26
  • "Don't worry, get Happier? This social network aims for the sunny side" CNET News 7/26
  • "Hacker's Tiny Spy Computers Aim To Track Targets Around Entire Neighborhoods And Cities" Forbes 7/26
  • "Breaking into the smart home of the future" GigaOM 7/26
  • "When Smart Homes Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet" Forbes 7/26
  • "Activision Blizzard Announces Plans To Split From Vivendi" redOrbit 6:26 PM
  • "Advertising Giants Announce $35.1 Billion Merger" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Publicis CEO sees EPS boost from Omnicom deal" Reuters 8:12 AM
  • "Publicis And Omnicom Announce Plans To Form $35.1B Advertising Leviathan (Regulators Willing)" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Renesas plans to close major chip plant in Japan: sources" Reuters 7/27
  • "Activision Borrows $4.6 Billion to Buy Its Independence" [Paid Membership Required] 7/26
  • "Activision to spend billions to buy back Vivendi stake" CNET News 7/26
  • "Activision goes solo in $8.2 billion deal" CNNMoney 7/26
  • "Azeroth Declares Independence - Activision Blizzard In Buy-Out From Vivendi" Forbes 7/26
  • "Acer sees return to profit this year -president in magazine" Reuters 7/26
  • "Activision To Buy Back Independence In $8.2 Billion Vivendi Deal" Forbes 7/26
  • "Activision to Buy Back Most of Vivendi's Controlling Stake" AllThingsD 7/26
  • "Activision Blizzard preannounces earnings that beat Wall Street estimates" VentureBeat 7/26
  • " Slips Back Into The Red With $7M Q2 Loss" Forbes 7/26
  • "Amazon hit by surprise loss last quarter, despite 22 percent rise in sales" Engadget 7/26
  • "Expedia stock tumbles 25 percent, a bad sign for online travel" VentureBeat 7/26
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Worth $3.7 Billion More Than Thursday Morning" Business Insider 7/26
  • "Ex-Wall Streeter Raises $16.5 Million More For LearnVest, An Affordable Financial Planner For The 99%" Business Insider 7/26
  • "LearnVest Planning's $16.5 Million Cash Infusion... And More Good News" Forbes 7/26
  • "Now Is Exactly the Right Time to Invest in Microsoft" The Motley Fool 7/26
  • "Steve Jobs' Widow Invests in Former MSNBC Anchor's Media Site" Mashable 7/26
  • "Snapchat Is Worth $800 Million Because Facebook Has Basically Turned Into LinkedIn, Says VC Bill Gurley" Business Insider 7/26
  • "SolidFire raises $31 million for cloud storage" ZDNet 7/26
  • "When tech stalls, flat earnings count as a win" InfoWorld 7/26
  • "Zynga checks out of real-money gaming; investors flee" Reuters 7/26
  • "Zynga shares plunge after abandoning online-gambling plan" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7/26
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks end mixed as Zynga, Expedia slump/Disappointing results and outlooks weigh even as gainers emerge" MarketWatch 7/26
  • "Stocks claw back in final minutes" CNNMoney 7/26
  • "Stocks Post First Weekly Slump in July" TheStreet 7/26
  • "Futures Drift Lower as Earnings Flow Eases" FOXBusiness 7/26
  • "Stocks End Flat for Week: Investors Took a Wait-and-See Attitude Before a Cascade of Economic News Next Week" [Paid Membership Required] 7/26
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks slump; Hong Kong, Australia rise" MarketWatch 7/26
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks struggle; LVMH, Pearson higher" MarketWatch 7/26
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7/26
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7/26
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/26

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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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