Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Technical News - 27 -July -2011

  • Corning: Lax LCD TV demand will curtail Gorilla Glass growth
    July 27, 2011
    Gorilla Glass won't reach $1 billion in sales for 2011 thank to weaker-than-expected demand for LCD televisions in the second half, said Corning. But Gorilla Glass will post sales of about $800...
  • CA launches cloud product barrage: Can it boost growth?
    July 27, 2011
    CA stepped up its cloud computing push with a series of products designed to automate and manage data centers and allow customers to easily swap between various providers.
  • CIO issues: The search for relevance
    July 27, 2011
    IT continues to struggle for relationship and relevance among senior business leaders, which undermines CIOs' ability to create successful IT programs and initiatives.
  • US Postal Service plans to close 3,653 post offices. Here's a list.
    July 27, 2011
    On its 236th anniversary, Ben Franklin's original post office, along with over 3,500 others, is being stamped out.
  • Jim Snabe, co-CEO SAP explains current business drivers
    July 27, 2011
    What's driving SAP's current sales? Here I play back some of a conversation I had with Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEO SAP with the emphasis on both core apps and HANA.
  • Kindles and readers and EPUB, oh my!
    July 27, 2011
    Last week's article about the potential loss of twentieth century literature sparks a healthy discussion.
  • Facebook for Business debuts: 1-up over 'social-only' Google+
    July 27, 2011
    Facebook for Business debuts, allowing businesses to take advantage of the Facebook platform. But some key elements are missing.
  • A conversation with VKernel's Brian Semple
    July 27, 2011
    Brian Semple, VKernel's Chief Marketing Officer, and I had a dynamic conversation the other day concerning the topics of performance monitoring, capacity planning, reporting and how tools of...
  • Industrial controls, motors get green makeover
    July 27, 2011
    Keeping industrial control and motor technology operating at optimal performance and energy-efficiency isn't exactly the world's sexiest topic. That's about to change, if start-up LineStream...
  • How do you feel when your internet connection goes down?
    July 27, 2011
    You fire up your computer, click on your favorite browser icon (let's not argue over which one!), you type in the URL of your favorite website ( ... www.zdnet.com ...) and then ... nothing ...
  • Apple iPad Showdown: Battle of the eReader Apps
    July 27, 2011
    Here's the lowdown so you can make the best choices in which eBook app software to use on your iPad.
  • UC Berkeley cooks up tool to measure your carbon impact
    July 27, 2011
    UC Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab has developed a calculator that measures your carbon footprint and how you stack up against your neighbors.
  • Amazon: Prime subscribers 'love' digital media content
    July 27, 2011
    Once again, Amazon delivered big numbers within its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday. But instead of the product focus being on rumored tablets, investors were curious about Prime's...
  • Lucas Loses Star Wars Stormtrooper Copyright Case
    July 27, 2011
    An anonymous reader writes "A prop designer who made the original Stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars has won his copyright battle with director George Lucas over his right to sell replicas. The five-year saga, which ended in the highest court in the land, has stakes of galactic proportions."
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  • Hackers call for PayPal boycott
    July 27, 2011
    Two high profile hacker groups have called on their followers to boycott PayPal over its refusal to handle donations to Wikileaks.
  • From Googlezon to Facebook... How Forbes Is Embracing the Future
    July 27, 2011

    Looking back at all the newspaper articles, magazine pieces, blog posts, tweets and videos that I've consumed and shared about the media business in the last ten years, I can remember only four that stopped me in my tracks.
  • Leaked Images of AT&T-Branded Samsung Galaxy S II Surface
    July 27, 2011
    The images showcase a device with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The Galaxy S II features a 4.3-inch AMOLED Plus display, a dual-core processor and 4G speeds.

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  • Russia's Putin considering Kremlin return: sources
    July 27, 2011
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is close to a decision to bid for the presidency in an election next year because he has doubts about his protege, President Dmitry Medvedev, senior political sources say.

  • OK Go play with Chrome
    July 26, 2011
    (Cross-posted on the Google Chrome Blog)

    We all have a song or a personal soundtrack that speaks to us. But it doesn’t always say exactly what we want it to say.

    In All is Not Lost — an HTML5 music collaboration between the band OK Go, the dance troupe and choreographers Pilobolus, and Google—you can embed your message in a music video and have the band dance it out. The band and Pilobolus dancers are filmed through a clear floor, making increasingly complex shapes and eventually
  • What's With That Innovation Premium Anyway?
    July 27, 2011

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    The World's 100 Most Innovative Companies list we published last week did well traffic-wise (376,000 views across all the bits of related stories, landers and galleries) but not many people challenged the methodology used to calculate a company's "innovation premium." This number is the proportion of a company?s market value that
  • Mac OS X Lion reveals passwords in sleep mode?
    July 27, 2011
    Password recovery firm, Passware, says that Mac passwords can be obtained over Firewire on computers that have enabled "Automatic Login."
  • Analysis: Pricing hit unlikely to deter Netflix growth
    July 27, 2011
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's star darkened briefly this week after a rare stumble on pricing incensed investors and triggered an unusually dim growth projection.

  • Obama seeks "Plan B" as debt plans stall
    July 27, 2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican plan to cut the U.S. deficit faced delay and stiff opposition on Wednesday, raising the risk of default and a ratings downgrade as the clock ticks toward a deadline less than a week away.

  • VIDEO: First national 'electric highway'
    July 27, 2011
    Battery recharge stations for cars are being installed along motorways from London to Edinburgh.
  • Traumatized Norway tries to return to normality
    July 27, 2011
    OSLO (Reuters) - Jittery Norwegians tried to restore some normality on Wednesday after mass killings by a far-right zealot traumatized the nation, but a security alert forced the evacuation of Oslo station, keeping nerves on edge.

  • EA: Game Console Cycle Has 'Gone Forever'
    July 27, 2011
    EA CEO John Riccitiello says the days of multi-year console investment and development cycles are over.

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  • June durable goods orders fall on transportation
    July 27, 2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods fell in June and a gauge of business spending plans slipped, supporting views that the economy will not emerge quickly from its current soft patch.

  • Is default deadline truly Aug 2? Analysts say no
    July 27, 2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Will the sky fall on August 2 if the U.S. Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling?

  • Feds Indict Four in Credit Repair Scam
    July 27, 2011

    On July 25, 2011, a federal Indictment was unsealed in the Southern District of New York against:
  • Amazon revenue, spending surges; stock jumps (Reuters)
    July 27, 2011
    A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Rick WilkingReuters - Amazon.com Inc will use its surging revenue to boost growth and drive expansion into areas such as Web content and cloud computing rather than boost its margins.


  • Amazon revenue, spending surges; stock jumps
    July 27, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will use its surging revenue to boost growth and drive expansion into areas such as Web content and cloud computing rather than boost its margins.

  • LG turns the corner despite profit decline
    July 27, 2011
    The consumer electronics giant posted a profit for the first time in three quarters as its turnaround efforts take hold.
  • Amazon.com's Second-Quarter Earnings Inspire Bullish Bets
    July 27, 2011

    Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) will be in play for bullish investors today, as the stock appears poised to rally in the wake of last night's quarterly earnings report.  For the period, Amazon.com posted second-quarter net income of $191 million, or 41 cents per share, down from $207 million, or 45 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.  Revenue spiked 51% to $9.91 billion, Amazon.com reported.
  • Security Expert Slams Google+ Pseudonym Policy
    July 27, 2011
    An anonymous reader writes "A security expert has panned Google's "real name" policy on Google+, claiming that the hard line will damage privacy. Sophos's Chester Wisniewski says that closing accounts where users have adopted false names erodes privacy on the social network. 'What they seemed to have missed is that the very foundation of privacy is identity. Simply knowing my postal code or birth date is meaningless without a name to associate it with. By requiring people to only use their real
  • First Windows 'Mango' Phone Unveiled
    July 27, 2011
    The first smartphone based on the new "Mango" edition of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform was unveiled on Wednesday in Tokyo.

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  • Exclusive: SEC builds new tips machine to catch the next Madoff
    July 27, 2011
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - For more than three years, U.S. securities regulators investigated allegations of accounting fraud at a small telecom firm called China Voice Holding Corp, but could not make a case.

  • Boeing profit beats forecasts; shares rally
    July 27, 2011
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co's quarterly profit shattered expectations on a 6 percent increase in revenue, sending shares of the company higher.

  • Kingston launches Wi-Drive for iOS device storage
    July 27, 2011
    Now selling through Amazon and other retailers, Kingston's new Wi-Drive external drive lets iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users store and access content directly on their devices.
  • The TSA's Grand Failure Of Imagination
    July 27, 2011

    TSA recently announced they had come up with an innovative ?new idea? that involved a ?trusted traveler? program which could speed certain pre-screened passengers through security. They said that the ?new idea? would be tested in a few major airports to see if it would work. Presumably, that means that no terrorists or dangerous criminals would get through our less-than-foolproof multi-billion dollar security program that everyone has put up with since 9/11.
  • Google updating Chrome for Lion multitouch
    July 27, 2011
    Apple's newest Mac OS X product changed some multitouch gestures, and the Chrome browser now is starting to catch up.
  • 'Mad Men' makes its way to Netflix streaming
    July 27, 2011
    The first four seasons of the acclaimed TV show are available now on the streaming service, a notable addition as Netflix fends off criticism for a subscription price hike.
  • Facebook Targets Grumpy Google+ Users With Business Friendly Page
    July 27, 2011
    Facebook debuted its "Facebook for Business" page Tuesday, right after Google+ restricted itself to individual users

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  • India's HCL Questioned in Phone Hacking Scandal
    July 27, 2011
    India's HCL Technologies has been questioned by the U.K. Parliament's Home Affairs Committee inquiring into a phone-hacking scandal, following allegations in...

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  • Airtel landline connections down in Bangalore
    July 27, 2011
    Downtime was the result of a damage to cable line in Chickpet area
  • NIVEA Celebrates Turning 100 with NYC Party and Bigger Digital Spend
    July 27, 2011

    In this Brand Innovator Spotlight, Magnus Jonsson, VP Marketing for Beiersdorf USA, shares how the skincare company is celebrating the centennial of its NIVEA brand and how it?s evolving digitally.

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