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TechNN Archive: Thursday, May 19, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Only Microsoft Signature Can Save the PC Industry From Itself" Thurrott 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft International President says global piracy rate is still high" WinBeta 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft pledges to use more renewable energy in its data centers" IDG News Service 2:28 PM
  • "Better than Microsoft's Surface Pro? Here's the Windows 10 2-in-1 being built on public opinion" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Cortana update brings Android notifications to Windows 10 Action Center for Insiders" Neowin 11:59 AM
  • "Windows 10 testers can now view and interact with Android notifications from their PC" phoneArena 7:30 AM
  • "Updates for Windows 7 are about to get a whole lot easier" BreakingNews.ie 7:30 AM
  • "Developers are unimpressed with Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform so far: Microsoft is going to have to step up its game if it hopes to supplant the competition with UWP for developers and gamers." TechRepublic 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Partners With Open-Source Jenkins Project" eWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Dell Storage Centre: Following more than one of our series? Here's the remote/PS and SC manager to unify 2 environments - oh and we've added compression, dedupe" The Register 7:08 AM
  • "Dell updates its enterprise storage with better support for flash and VMware VVols: Storage Centre Operating System 7 drives the cost of flash support down, and adds unified management across Dell portfolios" V3 7:08 AM
  • "HPE adds support for Microsoft, VMware and Docker to Cloud28+ marketplace" ComputerWeekly 7:09 AM
  • "HP Pavilion 15, 17-inch and x360 laptops are now listed for sale" Windows Central 7:10 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 1030 Targets Workplace With Power, Style And Battery Life" TechWeekEurope 7:10 AM
  • "What is the next Intel Atom core called? Notice we didn't 'report' it was canceled" SemiAccurate 10:01 AM
  • "AMD discrete GPU market share enjoys slight uplift in Q1 2016" Hexus 7:11 AM
  • "In New Advance, IBM Engineers Put Universal Memory Within Reach" Motherboard 7:11 AM
  • "Oracle v. Google draws to a close, jury sent home until next week" Ars Technica 4:01 PM
  • "Oracle-Google Dispute Goes to Heart of Open-Source Software" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Economist: There Was No 'Fair Use' of Java APIs in Android" eWeek 6:55 AM
  • "Cisco Buoyed by Collaboration, Security Units" eWeek 6:55 AM
  • "Cisco is walking a tightrope toward the future" MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "ARM announces new Artemis CPU core, first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC" ExtremeTech 8:37 AM
  • "LG Pay to get one-time password, IC chip" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "IoT, Health Care Transactions Boost M&A Market" eWeek 8:37 AM
  • "India's top smartphone makers come under pressure from Chinese rivals" TechCrunch 10:03 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's Artificial Intelligence Marathon Is On" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:31 PM
General Interest
  • "Glenn Beck says he believes Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are acting in good faith" Recode 4:38 PM
  • "LinkedIn 2012 Data Breach May Have Hit Over 100 Million: Professional social network says it will invalidate passwords that weren't changed since breach" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:34 PM
  • "Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "Adobe Spark will unleash your inner graphic designer" ExtremeTech 11:52 AM
  • "Adobe Spark brings easy-animation apps to the web: But still no Android app" The Verge 10:00 AM
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai Confirms 'Area 120" Corporate Incubator" Forbes 8:53 PM
  • "Google's Daydream Could Be Oculus' Worst Nightmare" Digital Trends 7:01 PM
  • "Chrome deletes Backspace: Tiny number of users were losing data from forms, so Chrome's stopped going backwards going forward" The Register 8:06 PM
  • "Chrome is making it easier to pay for stuff with your phone" Mashable 7:01 PM
  • "Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow heads to Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 9.7" Neowin 10:01 AM
  • "For the first time, Google beat Apple in PC sales — and that's really bad news for Microsoft" Business Insider 6:45 PM
  • "Google's new smart products might force it to rethink its ad business" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:19 PM
  • "Google expands Firebase to a full suite and previews Developer Studio 2.2" The Inquirer 11:52 AM
  • "Google shows off its car infotainment operating system, built into Android N: Forget the Android Auto app—Android N is a whole operating system for cars." Ars Technica 10:02 AM
  • "The 8 biggest new features in Android N" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Google reveals the mysterious custom hardware that powers AlphaGo" The Verge 6:07 PM
  • "Google I/O Introduces List of New Consumer-Aimed Services" eWeek 6:45 AM
  • "Inside Google's annual tech show" BBC 6:47 AM
  • "Here are all the highlights from the Google I/O 2016 keynote!" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Google Plans Virtual-Reality Operating System Called Daydream: Alphabet unit says Daydream will give developers a common system on which to create games and experiences for a variety of headsets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Google I/O 2016 : Android N, Daydream VR, Android Wear 2.0 & More" TG Daily 7:05 AM
  • "Google Releases Android N, Firebase Analytics, New ASIC" eWeek 6:55 AM
  • "Google to introduce family sharing for apps" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Google's Family Library will let Android users share apps: It'll support up to six family members." Engadget 6:46 AM
  • "Android N: Google details upcoming Daydream VR platform/But doesn't show off its own Samsung Gear VR rival as expected" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
  • "Google patents pedestrian flypaper for self-driving cars" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Google patents sticky tech to prevent self-driving cars squashing pedestrians: It's an idea that stuck" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Google reveals Allo smart messaging app for Android and iOS: Firm also showed off Duo, a dead simple video-calling app" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg meets U.S. conservatives over bias controversy" Reuters 6:47 AM
  • "Millions of LinkedIn passwords stolen in 2012 surface online: They're being sold for $2,300." Engadget 6:46 AM
  • "Nintendo has a new game plan: Theme parks, movies, mobile games and... medical equipment?" Engadget 6:46 AM
  • "WSJ: Theranos is voiding and revising past blood test results/The company says it has taken 'comprehensive corrective measures." Engadget 6:46 AM
  • "Theranos reportedly voids two years of results from its Edison blood-testing devices" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Theranos corrects tens of thousands of blood tests, voids 2 years of Edison results" Ars Technica 10:02 AM
  • "eBay has a virtual reality shop in Australia: You can even choose items in the shop by staring at them." Engadget 7:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell announces Storage Center Operating System 7 for all-flash, hybrid flash arrays to deliver deduplication capabilities" Computer Technology Review 7:07 AM
  • "Léo Apotheker Joins Signavio as Non-Executive Chairman" Business Wire 7:09 AM
  • "IBM Cloud First to Offer Latest NVIDIA GRID with Tesla M60 GPU, Speeding Up Virtual Desktop Applications" PRNewswire 3:16 PM
  • "Zika Treatment Search Launched, Fueled By IBM's World Community Grid: Crowdsourced research project aimed at helping scientists cure debilitating disease" PR Newswire 7:18 AM
  • "St. Petersburg State University Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest: The World's Brightest Computing Students Met in Phuket to Compete in the 'Battle of the Brains'" PR Newswiire 7:18 AM
Microsoft
  • "Locating Missing Windows Features" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:37 AM
  • "Cortana Can Now Sync Notifications From Your Android Phone To Your Windows 10 PC" Thurrott 7:04 AM
  • "Someone has got Windows 95 running on an Xbox One: To backwards compatibility and beyond" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Larry Page defends Google's use of Java APIs" ZDNet 6:16 PM
  • "CEO Larry Page defends Google on the stand: 'Declaring code is not code'" Ars Technica 1:34 PM
  • "Google Appeals French 'Right to Be Forgotten' Order: Alphabet Inc. subsidiary says ruling would upset international law, encourage censors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:59 AM
  • "Judge says suspect has right to review code that FBI has right to keep secret: At issue is Tor malware that enabled the FBI to bust child porn ring." Ars Technica 10:02 AM
  • "Google Fights Right-to-Be-Forgotten Fine at France's Top Court" Bloomberg 7:26 AM
  • "UK government wants age verification on porn sites to keep kids out: If it keeps pulling at this it might come off" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
  • "Why Google's monopoly abuse case in Europe will run and run: A brief history of a dominant Google's soul-searching competition battle in the EU." Ars Technica 6:46 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Up close with Google's new Android Wear 2.0 update" Mashable 8:53 PM
  • "Hands-on with Android Instant AppsĀ [Video] 9to5Google 6:19 PM
  • "A tiny detail in Google's new Assistant will make apps a lot smarter" BGR 4:38 PM
  • "Has Google finally found enterprise religion?" Computerworld 3:57 PM
  • "Why Google's smart assistant doesn't have a name like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana" Business Insider 8:24 PM
  • "What the hell is Google Assistant? We try to demystify Google's new conversational AI helper." Engadget 3:17 PM
  • "First Click: The Android Nexus privilege" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Is it safe to use the free Wi-Fi at Starbucks?" BGR 6:57 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "ARM has grabbed computer vision firm Apical in IoT push: Chip company wants a hand in connected vehicles, robotics, smart cities and security systems" The Inquirer 10:01 AM
  • "Tink scores $10M for its virtual banking app" TechCrunch 7:05 AM
  • "Dojo Madness raises $4.5M to turn your mobile phone into an eSports coach" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Fitbit readies its future for mobile payments with Coin aquisition" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Salesforce to expand UK HQ to meet growing demand" ZDNet 6:59 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks end lower, rattled by fears of a summer rate hike: S&P 500 closes in negative territory for 2016" MarketWatch 4:36 PM
  • "Fed Fears, Terrorism Talk Give Wall Street the Shakes" TheStreet 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks end lower: S&P 500 is negative for 2016" USA Today 4:35 PM
  • "Dow Logs Longest Losing Streak Since February: Blue chips decline for third straight session, putting the record high hit a year ago further out of reach" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:35 PM
  • "Asian shares slide as Fed news turns investors wary" MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "Pound jumps against the euro, a sign Brexit effect is waning" MarketWatch 7:23 AM



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  • "Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried"
  • "Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out"
  • "How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone"
  • "'Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles' Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs"
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  • "Atelier Swarovski Turns to Man-Made Gems"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "The Best Black Friday Gaming Deals
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Reuters (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "Lyft raises another $500 million in additional round of funding"
  • "Flat profit gives Angry Birds maker's shares the blues"
  • "Exclusive: China's SenseTime plans IPO, U.S. R&D center as early as 2018"
  • "Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype"
  • "Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors"
ZDNet (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "Google: Here's how we predict battery life based on your usage patterns"
  • "Intel ME bug storm: Is your machine among 100s just named by Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo?"
  • "Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps"
  • "Baidu's driverless strategy: First minibuses, then cars"
  • "HP patches severe code execution bug in enterprise printers"
  • "EU agrees to end geoblocking to boost single digital market"
  • "Korea tops APAC in government support for business R&D: OECD"
  • "The best Black Friday deals on Apple iPads, MacBooks, Mac desktops"


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