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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 16, 2013


Computer Industry
  • "Dell Deal: The Same as Insider Trading/By its nature, a leveraged buyout by corporate insiders is a betrayal of their fiduciary duty to other shareholders." Barron's 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Losing $2.5 Billion a Year by NOT Being on iPad" CNBC 11:55 AM
  • "How Microsoft Scroogled Itself" Techland 8:06 AM
  • "Despite 'Scroogled,' Google Quietly Touches New Highs" The Motley Fool 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Business Troubles Concentrated in 10 Prominent Products" eWeek 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft job postings confirm more about Windows and Windows Phone Blue" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Adds 100,000 Office 365 Users In Texas" redOrbit 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2013 licenses can't be transferred to other computers" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft job post gives more info about 'Windows Blue'" CNET News 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Holds The Top Spot For 25 Months In A Row" RTTNews 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft job postings confirm forthcoming Windows Blue upgrade for desktop and phone" The Verge 12:01 PM
  • "HP Debuts AutoFlow Business Process Outsourcing Platform" eWeek 12:03 PM
  • "May Itanium Rest in Peace, Almost: Intel won't be using its newer manufacturing process for the next—and possibly the last—iteration of the Itanium, and it's really a shame." PC Magazine 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco's Big Debut and Ford's Record-Breaking Performance" The Motley Fool 8:48 AM
  • "Facebook defends Graph Search's privacy controls for teens" TechHive 11:54 AM
  • "Facebook targeted in 'sophisticated attack'" TG Daily 11:58 AM
  • "Facebook says it was a target of sophisticated hacking" Reuters 9:13 AM
  • "Facebook was targeted by 'sophisticated' hackers" [Video Report] BBC 8:54 AM
  • "Can Dell Quell Shareholder Deal Dissent?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 2/15
  • "Cramer: The Year of the Deal Marches Forth" TheStreet 2/15
  • "Chubby Checker sues HP over penis app" BBC 2/15
  • "With Microsoft as tablet rival, will HP go Android? Hewlett-Packard has a lot of reasons to go Android. Microsoft is one of them." CNET News 2/15
  • "A new kerfuffle behind Microsoft's anti-Google campaign" Fortune 2/15
  • "Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever: 'If your computer dies, so does your Office license,' says licensing guru; move seen as prod to adopt subscription-based Office 365" Computerworld 2/15
  • "Office 365 subscription price needs relook" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Windows 8 book authors dish on Windows 8: 14 top-selling writers who dug deep into Windows offer a range of perspectives that show how controversial the new OS is" InfoWorld 2/15
  • "Support deadline looms for original Windows 7 release" V3 2/15
  • "Ready or not: Microsoft preps early delivery of IE10 for Windows 7" The Register 2/15
  • "Microsoft fine-tunes shift from Messenger to Skype: The company is forging ahead in moving its Messenger user base to Skype. Here's the updated timeline for its aggressive plan." CNET News 2/15
  • "Windows Live Messenger Will Be 'Upgraded' To Skype Starting On April 8" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Microsoft Messenger users to be moved to Skype from April" V3 2/15
  • "Skype Begins Testing Video Messaging Feature" AllThingsD 2/15
  • "Skype rolls out video messaging beta" CNET 2/15
  • "Xbox 360 again the most popular console among U.S. gamers" CNET News 2/15
  • "Intel research improves moisture-tracking in PCBs" EE Times 2/15
  • "May Itanium Rest in Peace, Almost: Intel won't be using its newer manufacturing process for the next—and possibly the last—iteration of the Itanium, and it's really a shame." PC Magazine 2/15
  • "AMD appoints new Asia-Pacific head" ZDNet 2/15
  • "AMD to release new Radeon HD 8000 graphics cards in 2013" Computerworld 2/15
  • "Cisco Won't Spend Money In The US Until The Tax Code Is Changed" Business Insider 2/15
  • "Cisco Systems Price Target Increased to $25.00 by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus (CSCO)" Jags Report 2/15
  • "Broadband Speed as Promised: American Internet users generally receive the download speeds that companies advertise, with fiber and satellite connections frequently outperforming expectations, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission." [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "Internet providers maintain speeds as users upgrade: Internet service providers are doing a good job of matching advertised broadband speeds. Consumers are responding by upping their service, an FCC report says." USA Today 2/15
  • "Businesses Weigh In as Congress Reboots Cybersecurity Issue" E-Commerce Times 2/15
  • "Why Obama's Cyber Defense Order Won't Amount to Much: The president's executive order falls short of meeting the severity of the cyberattack threat." Technology Review 2/15
  • "Certificate authorities band together to boost security" CSO 2/15
  • "Scientists invent a self-repairing computer that will never crash" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2/15