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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel Cuts 12,000 Jobs, Forecast Misses as PC Blight Takes Toll" Bloomberg 3:39 PM
  • "Intel to Cut 12,000 Jobs: Chip maker says layoffs are part of its move from being a computer-based company" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Intel to cut 12,000 jobs globally, CFO to move to new role" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "Intel to slash 12,000 jobs and take a $1.2 billion charge, stock drops" Business Insider 3:39 PM
  • "Intel Corp. to cut 11% of workforce, reports better-than-expected earnings" MarketWatch 3:39 PM
  • "Intel to lay off 11% of workforce" USA Today 3:38 PM
  • "Intel to cut 12,000 jobs, take $1.2 billion charge amid weaker 2016 outlook" Re/code 3:41 PM
  • "Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it confronts decline in PCs" Associated Press 3:38 PM
  • "Intel announces 'evolution' away from PC industry, 'up to 12,000' firings" Ars Technica 4:24 PM
  • "Intel Can't Win Mobile, But It Owns the Cloud—For Now" Wired 8:15 PM
  • "Intel Earnings: What to Watch/Chip maker's results seen hurt by weak PC market" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:53 PM
  • "Self regulation in the sharing economy is vital: Intel" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Intel announces the Apollo Lake platform for low cost devices" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Executive Tries to Fix 'Competitive Gaps'" The Motley Fool 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft cites new EU personal data rules in support of email dispute: Microsoft has refused to provide to the U.S. government emails stored in Ireland" Computerworld New Zealand 6:44 AM
  • "Check out Microsoft's flexible, E-Ink display that doubles as a smartphone cover" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "'Mixed feelings' about Microsoft competency axe: IAMCP's UK treasurer and Microsoft partner Kelvin Kirby worries on-premise demand won't be met" CRN UK 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Container Service is now generally available" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge browser will finally support Google's WebM technologies in Anniversary Update" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's pretty-but-dim Edge browser will have support for VP9 and Opus" The Inquirer 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft sends invites for free one year Office 365 Personal to selected OneDrive users" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "The acquisition of EMC by Dell is allowed by the European Commission" Lexology 7:44 AM
  • "Rumors says AMD has design wins in upcoming Macs, Sony's upgraded PS4" Yahoo Tech 12:52 PM
  • "AMD Radeon M400 Mobility Lineup Leaked, Uses Rebranded GPUs – Only Top-End To Feature Polaris Architecture" WCCF Tech 7:45 AM
  • "Asus overtakes Dell in EMEA PC rankings: Taiwanese vendor defies slowing market by posting rise in shipments in Q1" CRN UK 7:44 AM
  • "HP unveils third-generation Z1 Workstation AIO with 23.6-inch 4K display" VR-Zone 9:50 AM
  • "HP updates all-in-one Z1 G3 workstation with 4K display and Intel Skylake" PC Gamer 12:51 PM
  • "IBM reports worst revenue in 14 years, shares slide" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "IBM Shares Tumble After Earnings Forecast Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors: IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out 'strategic imperatives,' as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter." InformationWeek 12:50 PM
  • "Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud: Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC." InformationWeek 9:56 AM
  • "Mesosphere open-sources its data center OS" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
General Interest
  • "Google CEO Received $100.5 Million in 2015 Total Compensation: Package makes Sundar Pichai one of the world's highest-paid executives" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 PM
  • "Four hundred MILLION vulnerable Androids are out there" The Register 8:18 PM
  • "Saw-inspired horror slowly deletes your PC's files as you scramble to pay the ransom" The Register 8:15 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer says execs are meeting 'daily' about how to sell or spin off Yahoo" Business Insider 4:45 PM
  • "The only bright spot in Yahoo's business nearly ground to a halt in Q1" Business Insider 4:24 PM
  • "Yahoo Posts a Loss as Revenue Falls: Still, adjusted profit edges in higher than Wall Street's estimates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:42 PM
  • "Amazon Web Services launches security service, more cloud storage options" ZDNet 12:50 PM
  • "Viber Turns On End-to-End Encryption" PC Magazine 12:50 PM
  • "Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow heads to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ on T-Mobile" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "This Segway-Based Robot Inventories an Entire Store in Less Than an Hour" Gizmodo 6:49 AM
  • "Sainsbury's says support for contactless payments is coming this year: But supermarket denies talk of trials beginning in May" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Social media cries foul over Twitter's new China boss" BBC 6:46 AM
  • "'PS4.5' report: 4K output, will play nice with older console/Sony apparently is also mandating higher performance from games to go with those new specs." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "Sony's upgraded 'Neo' PS4 will reportedly have smoother games and better graphics" The Verge 7:13 AM
  • "More Details Emerge On PS4.5, Which Reportedly Won't Get Its Own Games" Kotaku 6:50 AM
  • "Google employees hate Nest so much they're making memes about it" BGR 4:26 PM
  • "Google Drive saves individual Slides, Docs or Sheets offline: The update gives you more control over which files are saved on your computer." Engadget 6:43 AM
  • "Meet the world's smallest Android phone" BGR 6:46 AM
  • "Former Intuit CEO, Executive Coach Bill Campbell Dies at 75" eWeek 6:42 AM
  • "Autodesk Maya Rendering Tech Available As Google Cloud Service" eWeek 6:43 AM
  • "Harvard-made robot can teach kids how to code: It's controlled by a tablet app that can switch between a basic and an advanced UI." Engadget 6:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Services Named a Leader in Internet of Things (IoT) Services by NelsonHall" Dell 3:40 PM
  • "IBM Cloud Video Unveils Ustream eCDN: IBM Cloud Video's Ustream Platform to Bring Scale to Enterprises' Streaming Video Strategy" PR Newswire 7:24 AM
  • "IBM Closes Acquisition of Aperto: Acquisition extends experience design talent throughout Europe" PR Newswire 7:24 AM
  • "New Cloud Storage Options Enable Oracle DIVA Customers to Securely Store, Manage, and Retrieve Rich Media Assets: Customers Can Now Connect the Industry's Top Content Storage Management Application With Oracle Storage Cloud Service - Archive Storage" Marketwired 7:25 AM
  • "OpenText Spends $170 Million on Suite of HP Customer Experience Products" CMS Critic 7:45 AM
  • "Scality and Dell Expand Collaboration to Provide Petabyte-Scale Software-Defined Storage Solutions for Digital Businesses" Business Wire 12:51 PM
Microsoft
  • "Is Microsoft about to launch an upgraded Xbox One?" The Verge 7:23 AM
  • "Patent shows Microsoft-designed pointing stick with fingerprint reader and Force Touch" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches the Biggest Developer Event in Asia, Taking IoT Development in Taiwan to New Heights" PRNewswire 3:37 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Lawsuit asks Justice Department to reveal decryption orders" Engadget 9:13 PM
  • "Canada closes investigation into anti-competitive practices at Google" The Verge 5:22 PM
  • "Canadian Regulator Closes Google Probe Over Search Competition" Bloomberg 12:46 PM
  • "Theranos under criminal investigation" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Theranos Is Subject of Criminal Probe by U.S.: Federal prosecutors are investigating whether the blood-testing company misled investors about the state of its technology and operations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
  • "EU Set to Charge Google Over Android Phone Apps: European Commission focusing on demand that phones load Google apps" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 PM
  • "EU's Google Probe Focuses on Preloaded Apps: EU looks at competition impact of Android contracts with phone makers and operators" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
  • "Bill Gates says U.S. needs limits on covert email searches" Reuters 7:09 AM
  • "The CIA is getting serious about monitoring social media" BGR 7:09 AM
  • "EU working on challenge against French taxi law after Uber complaint" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "Billion-dollar exit of autonomous-tech darling Cruise brings legal headaches" Re/code 7:16 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why Facebook gave the boot to The Shade Room" CNNMoney 8:27 PM
  • "IoT making kids and schools smarter" ReadWrite 5:21 PM
  • "Escaping the Digital Media 'Crap Trap'" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:46 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Review: A Premium, Ultra-Thin Windows Convertible" HotHardware 12:41 PM
  • "One of the best value laptops just got a beefy processor upgrade" TechRadar UK 9:50 AM
  • "Compulab fitlet-XA10-LAN Review: A Fanless AMD UCFF PC for Networking Applications" AnandTech 7:48 AM
  • "The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo: The talking speaker started as part of a secret augmented-reality project and ended up as a surprise hit." Bloomberg 7:29 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S7 video review: A closer look at Samsung's latest smartphone" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Baidu says completed around $155 million fundraising for new video business subsidiary" Reuters 9:31 PM
  • "Chinese consortium snaps up Lexmark for $3.6bn" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:14 PM
  • "Diamanti Emerges With $12.5M to Bolster Linux Containers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:39 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs Just Invested in This Hot Data Center Startup" Fortune 7:44 AM
  • "Indian home rental platform NestAway gets $30M led by Tiger Global" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "CVS invests in Curbside, a startup that lets you buy online, pick up at store" Re/code 7:16 AM
  • "Betaout raises $1.5M to help e-commerce companies manage marketing campaigns" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Ebay Enterprise merges with Innotrac to become Radial" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Ninja Van raises $30M to build a regional logistics network in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow gains foothold above 18,000; IBM drags on tech sector: IBM suffers worst one-day percentage drop in over a year" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "Energy and Tech Duke It Out as Stocks End Mixed" TheStreet 4:39 PM
  • "Dow 18,772! 6 stocks expected to do it" USA Today 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks pull back after S&P 500 briefly tops 2100 for first time since Dec." USA Today 12:44 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Up, Extending Recent Rally: Technology shares show biggest decline in S&P 500; Netflix tumbles 13%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Nikkei roars back, closes 3.7% higher: Erases Monday's loss to lead Asia markets rebound" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European stocks set for 3-month high as oil rallies" MarketWatch 7:33 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
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New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
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Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"


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