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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 4, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella has reinvented Microsoft against the odds" Telegraph 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft continues to bleed browser share at record rates" Computerworld 12:30 PM
  • "Takeaways from Microsoft's BUILD conference" CTV New 9:26 AM
  • "If Microsoft Helps Finance Yahoo, Data Will Drive Better Ads" MediaDailyNews 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure cloud growing" Channel Eye 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's plan to take over gaming might actually work" TweakTown 9:24 AM
  • "Windows 10 Steals PC Gaming Crown: Now Most Popular OS With Steam Users" Forbes 9:17 AM
  • "Gamers love Windows 10" ghacks 9:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 Ready to Overtake Windows 7 in Some European Markets" Softpedia 9:04 AM
  • "Monkeys go wild: Microsoft makes Xamarin free" ComputerWeekly 9:03 AM
  • "IBM's Bluewolf Buy All About Salesforce Transformation" eWeek 5:02 PM
  • "IBM plans 'cognitive storage' to cut costs for big data and enterprises" ComputerWeekly 8:59 AM
  • "IBM Introduces Cognitive Storage" eWeek 7:13 PM
  • "IBM: A stumbling giant quietly regains its stride" CBS News 8:59 AM
  • "​Queensland govt to pay IBM's court fees in health payroll stoush" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Qld govt ordered to pay legal costs in IBM payroll stoush" iTNews Australia 8:59 AM
  • "HP All-in-One Printer Remote app now available for Windows 10" WinBeta 8:45 AM
  • "Tech Data teams up with HP to help SMBs invest in printer tech" PCR Online 8:44 AM
  • "HP To Introduce A Premium Windows Device Tomorrow" MS Power User 8:45 AM
  • "Tech Data makes HP LaserJets affordable with Finance Scheme" Channel Info 8:43 AM
  • "HP taking over from Apple as driver of innovation, claims HP" SiliconRepublic 8:40 AM
  • "HP EliteOne 800 G2 AIO review" IT PRO 8:40 AM
  • "Blackstone snaps up HP's MphasiS in $1.1 billion deal" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Blackstone buys Mphasis from HP" IndiaTimes 8:39 AM
  • "Blackstone to acquire HP's 60% stake in Mphasis" Live Mint 8:39 AM
  • "Dell Ranks 50 Global Cities Enabling Innovation and Change Through Technology" Dell 8:21 AM
  • "Japan's NTT Data buys Dell unit for $3.06 billion" Live Mint 8:19 AM
  • "HP Inc's Z Workstation line-up gets an Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 upgrade" The Inquirer 8:16 AM
  • "HP Inc updates Z Workstation line-up with latest Xeon chips boasting up to 22 cores" V3 8:16 AM
  • "Intel's Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition 10-Core Broadwell-E Monster Processor Breaks Cover, 25MB Cache" HotHardware 9:01 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-6950X Extreme Edition listed in support docs" Hexus 8:15 AM
  • "Intel's Xeon E5 in the Clouds: 3D NAND SSDs Sweeten Deal" EE Times 8:15 AM
  • "Intel releases four new NVMe enterprise drives: Two with 3D NAND, two dual ported" SemiAccurate 4:53 PM
  • "Building a 32-Thread Xeon Monster PC for Less Than the Price of a Haswell-E Core i7" TechSpot 8:15 AM
  • "What Depreciation At Intel Says About Moore's Law" Seeking Alpha 2:02 PM
  • "Intel Says Two Senior Executives to Depart: PC chip head Kirk Skaugen, 'Internet of Things' chief Doug Davis leaving chip maker" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:53 PM
  • "Intel loses execs managing PCs and the Internet of Things: It's a blow to some of Intel's most important work." Engadget 7:13 PM
  • "Intel's New President Oversees Big Management Changes" Seeking Alpha 4:46 PM
  • "Veteran Intel execs Davis and Skaugen to depart" Seeking Alpha 4:47 PM
  • "AMD Earnings Report Suggests New Home Consoles Coming This Year" Softpedia 8:10 AM
  • "AMD Q4 earnings report suggests multiple console launches are set for this year" God is a Geek 8:09 AM
  • "PlayStation 4K, Nintendo NX Hardware in Late 2016, Hints AMD Earnings Report" SegementNext 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft 'Poaches' Top Linux Executive From Oracle" TechWeekEurope 8:02 AM
  • "EMC's virtue is its VCE, but Cisco and NetApp's Flexpods slightly floppy" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco recalls switches that could short power to the case. And hurt you: You'll never think of 'Cisco Live' in quite the same way again" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "IoT Will Drive Tech Outside of IT" Re/code 4:53 PM
General Interest
  • "Yahoo expands sports streaming with daily MLB games: Blackouts still apply to local markets, though" Engadget 7:03 PM
  • "Nest is permanently disabling the Revolv smart home hub: Starting May 15th, the Revolv hub and app won't work" The Verge 4:53 PM
  • "Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week" TechCrunch 4:47 PM
  • "Lawmaker Puts Blimp Reading 'Google Must Pay Tax' Outside Company's Tel Aviv Office" Breitbart 9:41 AM
  • "Google pulls Taliban app after it was on Play for two days" Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "Taliban app removed from Google Play Store: The app, Pashto Afghan News, was removed just days after it went live" The Guardian 9:39 AM
  • "How do Google's self-driving cars work?" alphr 9:42 AM
  • "Google+ Accounts No Longer Required For Leaving Local Reviews In Google" Search Engine Land 9:38 AM
  • "Google's new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio are coming to India it seems" TechShout 9:38 AM
  • "Google and Apple among tech giants backing Clean Power Plan" Edie.Net 9:37 AM
  • "Triathlete Documents Thailand Using Google Street View's Trekker Backpack" Mental Floss 9:40 AM
  • "Google Working On Fixing Search Analytics Bug In The Search Console" Search Engine Land 9:36 AM
  • "Acer's Chromebase is a Google-powered all-in-one PC built for video conferencing" PCWorld 9:41 AM
  • "Google announces new Acer Chromebase for meetings" ITProPortal 9:35 AM
  • "Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "AOL expands its TV ad-buying tools" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "BlackBerry launches Android Marshmallow beta program for Priv" VentureBeat 12:19 PM
Press Releases
  • "OneNeck® IT Solutions announces new opportunity to offer Managed Azure through Microsoft's CloudSolution Provider Program" PRWeb 9:30 AM
  • "Tech Leader to Establish Roots at uCity Square: Microsoft Innovation Center Comes to Philadelphia" PRWeb 9:29 AM
  • "New Free Software Provides Easier-To-Use Alternative to iTunes and Windows Media Player" PRNewswire 9:23 AM
  • "The Apttus Intelligent Cloud is Available for Microsoft Customers" PRNewswire 9:22 AM
  • "Dell Earns seoClarity's Search Experience Award for Synergy" PRNewswire 8:18 AM
  • "SkillBuilders Announces Oracle Database 12c Hosting on Amazon AWS" PRNewswire 8:02 AM
  • "Leading Israeli Telecommunications Company Chooses Spinnaker Support for Oracle Database, Siebel CRM, and E-Business Suite Support" PRNewswire 8:01 AM
Microsoft
  • "NASA partners with Microsoft to launch 'mixed reality' Mars exhibit" TechCrunch 8:02 PM
  • "Build 2016 – New Features for Windows 10 Mobile in Anniversary Update" SuperSite for Windows 4:58 PM
  • "Consumers would trust PIN authentication for online transactions" BetaNews 12:28 PM
  • "The cloud revolution you probably haven't heard about yet" BetaNews 12:25 PM
  • "An interview with a Microsoft HoloLens true believer" VentureBeat 12:19 PM
  • "An interview with a Microsoft HoloLens true believer" VentureBeat 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft is testing standalone Outlook Premium service for $4 a month" Windows Central 9:29 AM
  • "Customize your Windows 10 wallpapers with Win Screens" Windows Central 9:28 AM
  • "Adding Links to the Windows 10 Start Menu" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:25 AM
  • "Here's a sneak peak at Microsoft's new Windows 10 Start menu" TechRadar UK 9:24 AM
  • "New Start Menu features on the way in Windows 10 Anniversary Update" BetaNews 9:23 AM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft 'to invest in self-driving car tech'" netimperative 9:17 AM
  • "Authentication Flaw in Microsoft Accounts Gets Researcher $13,000 Reward" Softpedia 9:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Split Screen Concept Really Makes Sense" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft bots want to empower our digital future, and order you pizza" Pocket-lint 9:13 AM
  • "Is it too late for Microsoft to embrace Linux?" InfoWorld 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late" InfoWorld 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's machine learning vision includes security, too" InfoWorld 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Project Rome enables consistent app experiences" InfoWorld 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft denies Xbox 1.5 upgrade rumours" bit-tech 9:14 AM
  • "12 powerful Windows 10 tools that hardcore PC enthusiasts will love" PCWorld 9:11 AM
  • "How to Save the Windows 10 Lock Screen Images You Like" Life Hacker 9:08 AM
  • "New Windows 10 App Updates Released: Mail and Calendar, OneNote" Softpedia 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Officially Rolls Out Lumia 650 In US And Canada" Tech Times 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Lumia 650 now listed on eBay and Amazon India" Hindustan Times 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft denies Xbox 1.5 upgrade rumours" bit-tech 9:14 AM
  • "Xbox 360 Receives New Firmware from Microsoft - Download Version 2.0.17502.0" Softpedia 9:04 AM
  • "Baked-in ad-blocking is not about to happen in Microsoft Edge" Tech Xplore 9:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Launch with Built-in Edge Ad Blocker UPDATED" Softpedia 9:04 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Drone makers form their own political lobbying group" Engadget 7:13 PM
  • "EU Presses Inquiries Into Google Parent Alphabet: Probes into Adsense, Android are advancing European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager says" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:01 PM
  • "EU 'advances' probes into Google parent Alphabet; Nest veterans to depart" Seeking Alpha 4:17 PM
  • "UK clamps down on online ads disguised as articles" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "US working on rules for flying drones over populated areas" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "FCC introduces broadband labels inspired by nutrition facts" The Verge 12:16 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Homebrew self-driving tech gets millions in backing" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "'Biopen' lets doctors 3D print cartilage during surgery" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Programming language makes circuits out of bacteria" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "World's most powerful X-ray laser will get 10,000 times brighter" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "Review: The CraftBot Plus is a 3D printer worth having (+ video)" Computerworld 12:30 PM
  • "WeWork launches WeLive flexible rental apartments in NY and DC" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Target's savings app Cartwheel now lets you clip real coupons" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Brocade to buy Ruckus Wireless in $1.5 billion deal" VentureBeat 12:19 PM
  • "Product discovery platform Influenster secures $8M in Series A funding from Ebates" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks struggle to make headway as volatile oil weighs: U.S. stocks on Monday were dipping in and out of positive territory, tracking volatile oil prices, which overshadowed the positive effects of a recent dovish stance by the Federal Reserve." MarketWatch 11:22 AM
  • "Fed Worries, Crude Oil Team Up to Beat Down Wall Street" TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: Stocks End Off 2016 Highs As Oil, Industrials, Materials Slump" Nasdaq 3:56 PM
  • "Google Play removes app made by the Taliban: The Taliban app was first discovered on Friday by SITE Intel Group, a website devoted to tracking jihadists online. The propaganda product was taken down shortly thereafter." CNNMoney 11:21 AM
  • "Stocks kick off the week lower: Dow drops 55 points" USA Today 3:57 PM
  • "Fed's Rosengren Sees Possible Rate Increases Sooner Than Markets Imply: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Monday that prices in futures markets imply traders may have reacted too strongly to volatility in recent months and warned they could be underestimating the possible pace of near-term rate increases." DowJones Newswires 11:17 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide: Commodities prices slip, a negative for energy and materials shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets close mixed after a good-enough U.S. jobs report: Asian stocks were mixed on Monday after solid U.S. jobs data underscored a steady economic recovery in the world's largest economy and kept in play the prospect of gradual rate increases there." MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "European stocks end higher; telecoms slide as deal fizzles: European stocks finished modestly higher Monday, but the French telecom sector was hit hard as merger talks between Orange SA and Bouygues SA fell apart." MarketWatch 11:14 AM



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  • "GDPR and the End of the World"
New York Times (Updated 6:45 AM CDT)
  • "As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul"
PC Magazine (Checked 6:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Battlefield V Faces Controversy Over Including Women Soldiers"
  • "Overwatch is Free to Play This Weekend"
  • "Low-Cost Android Devices Found Secretly Installing Adware"
  • "With ZTE in Trouble, Coolpad Sees an Opportunity"
  • "It's Hard to Escape Google"
  • "With Volkswagen Deal, Apple's Self-Driving Car Dreams Shrink"
  • "StumbleUpon Shutting Down After 16 Years"
  • "How to Silence Notifications With Windows 10's Focus Assist"
  • "Report: Apple Knew iPhone 6 Would Bend Before Launch"
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  • "Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources"
  • "Tencent chairman pledges to advance China chip industry after ZTE 'wake-up' call: reports"
ZDNet (Updated 6:45 AM CDT)
  • "Monsanto closes first startup deal in Brazil"


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