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TechNN Archive: Sunday, March 20, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Reneges On Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Commitment, Leaves Some Lumias Out In The Cold" HotHardware 4:56 PM
  • "Microsoft breaks its Windows 10 Mobile upgrade promise" The Verge 3:56 PM
  • "Microsoft broke its Windows 10 Mobile promise, but it's not the end of the world" Neowin 7:23 PM
  • "Microsoft backtracks on Windows 7 support deadline: Extends support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Skylake-powered PCs by one year, to July 2018" Computerworld New Zealand 1:00 PM
  • "Microsoft showcases future IT trends and solutions – 'Innovation Bazaar' brings together IT speakers, experts" Kuwait Times 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft provides a few more details on its SQL on Linux plans" ZDNet 9:32 PM
  • "Microsoft Revises Support Policy For Skylake Devices" UberGizmo 3:49 PM
  • "MD x86 Zen Based Raven Ridge APUs To Be Made of GloFo's 14nm Process – Amkor To Package Next Generation HBM APUs" WCCF Tech 3:49 PM
  • "These are 50 of Europe's fastest-growing tech companies (fine, they're baby¬†EUnicorns)" VentureBeat 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft is trying to make Chrome extensions work on Edge: Obviously, the company wants developers to release versions of their add-ons for its browser." Engadget 3/19
  • "Microsoft is working on a tool to port Chrome extensions to Edge" BetaNews 3/19
  • "Internal email: Microsoft launches investigation into Xbox 'schoolgirl' dancer incident; 'We are not going to tolerate this,' says HR chief" GeekWire 3/19
  • "Xbox chief apologizes after female dancers were hired for GDC party" Neowin 3/19
  • "Microsoft says hiring go-go dancers at Xbox party was wrong: Microsoft says it was 'unequivocally wrong' for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference" Associated Press 3/19
  • "Booking of scantily clad dancers at GDC draws apology from Microsoft" Digital Trends 3/19
  • "Microsoft Slapped With HR Reprimand As Scantily Clad Dancers Take Over Company GDC Party" HotHardware 3/19
  • "Microsoft Begins Windows 10 Rollout for Windows Phone 8.1" eWeek 3/19
  • "Good News, Windows 7 And 8.1 Users: Intel Skylake Support Gets 1-Year Extension" Tech Times 3/19
  • "Could Intel License Radeon Graphics IP Or Just Acquire AMD's RTG?" HotHardware 3/19
  • "This Watson-powered robot concierge is rethinking the hotel industry" ZDNet 3/19
General Interest
  • "At GDC, a show floor littered with VR and PR gimmicks [Updated] Ars Technica 3:34 PM
  • "How a simple SIM card is making farmers more efficient—and possibly saving lives" Ars Technica 2:58 PM
  • "The HTC 10 will feature a Super LCD 5 display and a 3000mAh battery" Neowin 11:40 AM
  • "Israel's desert city of Beersheba is turning into a cybertech oasis" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "'Miitomo' Has Amassed Over 1 Million Users In Three Days" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "Your old Amazon Kindle needs an update to stay online: Pre-2013 Kindles will go incommunicado if they're not updated by March 22nd." Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "SXSW music festival wraps up, leaving 10 GB of DRM-free songs on BitTorrent as parting gift" Neowin 6:34 AM
  • "Swedish newspaper websites shut down in hacker attack" AFP 6:34 AM
  • "How real businesses are using machine learning" TechCrunch 6:27 AM
  • "Unreleased Google Glass Enterprise Edition headset revealed in eBay listing: Who sold this to a San Francisco pawn shop?" The Verge 3/19
  • "Rumored PlayStation 4.5 Would Include Killer GPU To Unleash 4K Gaming Goodness" HotHardware 3/19
  • "Newly identified bacteria cleans up common plastic" Ars Technica 3/19
  • "Pope Francis joins Instagram to 'walk with you along the path of mercy': Asks followers to 'Pray for me'" The Verge 3/19
  • "HTC 10 release rumored for April: Everything you need to know" ZDNet 3/19
  • "Sony is reportedly building a 'PlayStation 4.5' for VR and 4K games" The Next Web 3/18
  • "Google Chrome feeling slow and sluggish? Here's how to speed it up" ZDNet 3/18
  • "Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal" The Verge 3/18
  • "Google mulls cloud acquisitions, playing catch-up with Amazon and Microsoft in the enterprise, report says" GeekWire 3/18
  • "The 5 best Android keyboard apps for easier typing" PCWorld 3/18
  • "PlayStation VR bundle includes camera and controllers for $500" Engadget 3/18
  • "Amazon Echo VP Mike George to talk about Alexa at Disrupt New York" TechCrunch 3/18
  • "SEC says Amazon should allow shareholder vote on gender pay" Reuters 3/18
  • "Facebook sneaked a seriously addictive basketball game into Messenger" TechCrunch 3/18
  • "Facebook, Twitter compete for live TV rights - NY Post" Reuters 3/18
  • "Twitter says few users have opted out of its new, algorithmic timeline" TechCrunch 3/18
Press Releases
  • "IBM Acquires Optevia, Expanding Role as Solutions Provider for Public Sector Clients" PRNewswire 3/18
  • "Mythics Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of State for Oracle Products" PRNewswire 3/18
Microsoft
  • "Buy an Xbox One for just $299 during Microsoft's Spring Sale" BGR 11:17 AM
  • "Xbox One drops to $299 in Microsoft's spring game sale: Console and game discounts start on March 20th." Engadget 3/19
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Rolling Out To Some Existing Devices: Here's The List Of Eligible Handsets" Tech Times 3/19
  • "Cortana adds a 'Remind Me' feature for incoming calls on Windows 10 Mobile" MS PowerUser 3/19
  • "Microsoft HoloLens Lets You Design Your Dream Kitchen At Some Lowe's Home Improvement Stores" Tech Times 3/19
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Senate holds Backpage in contempt in child trafficking probe: Authorities are investigating Backpage over accusations that it runs child sex-trafficking ads." Engadget 6:28 AM
  • "Federal authorities leak shows Lavabit target to be Edward Snowden" Neowin 3/19
  • "FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts: Advertising company Silverpush's back-end tech is allegedly compiling user data gleaned from ultrasonics." Engadget 3/19
  • "Hulk Hogan Wins $115 Million Against Gawker in Sex Tape Trial" Re/code 3/18
  • "$115 million verdict in Hulk Hogan sex-tape lawsuit could wipe out Gawker" Ars Technica 3/18
  • "Wrestler Hulk Hogan wins $115 million in sex tape suit against Gawker" Reuters 3/18
  • "Cooperating with the good guys: Is NSA snooping really that bad?" BetaNews 3/18
  • "Chelsea Manning: Insider Threat document shows US government employees are under surveillance" BetaNews 3/18
  • "US warns against Android apps that secretly listen in on your TV habits" ZDNet 3/18
  • "FTC warns developers about apps that listen to other devices for advertisers" The Verge 3/18
  • "Supreme Court Nominee Could Tip Scales In iPhone Encryption Case" InformationWeek 3/18
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "These Are the 10 Most Popular Tweets of All Time" Time 9:03 PM
  • "Spigen Thin Fit case for Galaxy S7 Edge review" Neowin 6:35 AM
  • "9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real: VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world." InformationWeek 3/19
  • "What will a driverless future actually look like?" TechCrunch 3/19
  • "Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LED View Cover review" Neowin 3/19
  • "Microsoft Lumia 650 review: a budget device that punches well above its weight" Neowin 3/19
  • "There's a new display mode hiding in your Galaxy S7, but you'll never find it alone" BGR 3/18
  • "How to collaborate like a pro with Google Docs" Mashable 3/18
  • "Amazon Kindle Owners Should Download This Update Immediately" Time 3/18
  • "More than a third of UK universities are under attack every hour" BetaNews 3/18
  • "10 things you say during family tech support" PCWorld 3/18
  • "Vehicles 'increasingly vulnerable' to hacking, FBI warns" PCWorld 3/18
  • "How to keep charging your USB devices past your PC's bedtime" PCWorld 3/18
  • "Domino's will use robots to deliver pizzas in New Zealand" The Verge 3/18
  • "Daimler receives huge order from Uber: Manager Magazin" Reuters 3/18
  • "Facebook, Twitter compete for live TV rights - NY Post: Bang & Olufsen boosted by technology partnership with LG" Reuters 3/18
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GameStop attracts large investors as shorts back off" Reuters 3/18
  • "Kickstarter buys Drip, a community for independent musicians" TechCrunch 3/18
  • "USV sticks to basics with a $166.8 million early-stage fund" TechCrunch 3/18
  • "SV Angel targets a much smaller fund this time around" TechCrunch 3/18
  • "Atomico is raising a $750M fourth fund" TechCrunch 3/18
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow books longest winning streak in 5 months: S&P joins Dow in positive territory for the year" MarketWatch 3/18
  • "Stocks Score Fifth Week of Gains in Fed-Inspired Rally" TheStreet 3/18
  • "Stocks roll: Dow up 6 days now as S&P 500 turns positive for 2016" USA Today 3/18
  • "Healthcare, Financial Stocks Drive Gains on Wall St: The S&P 500 edged into positive territory for 2016 on Friday as gains in healthcare and financial stocks added to a rally spurred by the Fed's tempered view on interest rates and rising oil prices." Reuters 3/18
  • "Stocks Climb, Treasury Yields Slip After Fed Pares Outlook for Rate Increases: Dow industrials notch their highest close of the year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/18
  • "Currency gains boost most Asian markets: Most Asian shares rose Friday amid gains in oil prices and a surge in major currencies across the region." MarketWatch 3/18
  • "European stocks end higher after ECB economist's 'helicopter money' remark: European stocks closed higher Friday, with an assist from further European Central Bank dovish signals." MarketWatch 3/18



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:30 PM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Vlocity and its Role in Helping Salesforce's $20B target"
  • "The Cyber Risk of False Confidence"
New York Times (Checked 3:35 PM; no changes since 11:50 AM CDT)
  • "China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship"
  • "Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for 'Mistakes'"
  • "Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:35 PM CDT)
  • "7 Ways to Tweak Your Windows 10 Taskbar"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "A Visual History of the iPhone"
  • "SNES Classic Deluxe Carry Case Includes Swappable SNES Art"
  • "iPhone and iOS: The Complete Newbie's Guide"
  • "YubiKey 4C Nano Is the World's Smallest USB-C Authenticator"
  • "12 Big Announcements from Microsoft Ignite"
  • "This Program Ensures Sci-Fi Movie Magic Is the Real Deal"
  • "iPhone 8 Glass Back Replacements Are Very Expensive"
  • "Google Subjects Top 5 Browsers to 100 Million Fuzz Tests" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:35 PM CDT)
  • "Tech stocks sell-off deepens fears of shift away from sector"
  • "SEC chairman belatedly learned of 2016 agency hack: testimony"
  • "Uber rival Lyft met London transport officials, documents show"
  • "Apologizing to London, Uber CEO offers change to keep license"
  • "Daimler to test truck 'platooning' technology on U.S. roads"
  • "Apple shares flirt with correction territory"
  • "Deloitte hacked, says 'very few' clients affected"
  • "Navistar, VW will collaborate on electric truck, connectivity"
  • "Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis"
  • "Microsoft makes Teams primary teamwork hub, replacing Skype for Business"
ZDNet (Updated 3:35 PM CDT)
  • "CIO playbook: HP talks customer experience and digital transformation"
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella's 'Hit Refresh': Is a cultural revolution enough to refresh Microsoft?"
  • "Apple is dropping Bing in favor of Google in Siri, Spotlight on Mac"
  • "Why are Gulf nations investing heavily in smart cities?"
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 first impressions: No LTE issues, battery life is surprising"
  • "This bank data stealing Android malware is back - and it's now even sneakier"
  • "Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch"
  • "What business should learn from the EU's cyber war games"


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