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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 19, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "LinkedIn acquisition a strange but savvy move for Microsoft chief" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:27 AM
  • "Did Microsoft royally flub its new console launch?" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft and Sony Battle for VR Console Supremacy" The Motley Fool 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Knocks Up To $150 Off Surface Pro 4 And Tosses In Free Surface Dock" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data Roundup" InformationWeek 3:31 PM
  • "IBM's Watson-powered Olli knows where you want to go" ReadWrite 3:34 PM
  • "IBM patents Google Glass-like eyewear with night vision capabilities" BGR India 3:35 PM
  • "World's thinnest laptop HP Spectre coming to India tomorrow" Zee News 3:33 PM
  • "VR will ignite a slow-burning desktop hardware refresh" ZDNet 7:27 PM
  • "Computer science grads are playing it safe instead of trying to help build the next big thing" Quartz 3:34 PM
  • "How the queen of Silicon Valley is helping Google go after Amazon's most profitable business" Tech Insider 10:27 AM
  • "Europe tech start-ups valued at $1bn dwindle" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is This Deal Doomed? The price tag and premium on the deal was sizable, but not unreasonable, if the deal pans out." Barron's 6/18
  • "Canaccord Sees Strategic Fit In Microsoft-LinkedIn Hookup" Barron's 6/18
  • "3 Reasons Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition Is a Bad Move" The Motley Fool 6/18
  • "Farhad's and Mike's Week in Tech: That Business of Microsoft Buying LinkedIn" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/18
  • "Microsoft Wins Even If Xbox Scorpio Loses" Forbes 6/18
  • "Xbox Scorpio To Be 'The Most Powerful Console Ever Made,' But PCs Are Still A Thing" Forbes 6/18
  • "Microsoft Power BI: A report card" ZDNet 6/18
  • "Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering" InformationWeek 6/18
  • "HP Launches New Campaign to Make it Look Appealing as Apple" OppTrends 6/18
  • "IBM Watson Supercomputer Powers Self-Driving 3D Printed Bus" iTech Post 6/18
  • "IBM, Gogo Team Up For In-Flight Alerts -- WSJ" Nasdaq 6/18
  • "Why IBM Stock Could Be Worth A Long-Shot Bet" Fortune 6/18
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.: The Obvious Reason to Be Bullish on AMD Stock" Profit Confidential 6/18
  • "Value Propositions of Converged Architecture: Ease of Expandability" Windows IT Pro 6/18
General Interest
  • "Rumor: Nintendo Designing New Mario Game" PC Magazine 9:19 PM
  • "AI is nearly as good as humans in detecting breast cancer: The team used deep learning methods to train the AI." Engadget 7:27 PM
  • "Computer science grads are playing it safe instead of trying to help build the next big thing" Quartz 7:24 PM
  • "The fight over a new Wi-Fi channel is coming to a head: Globalstar says it can open up another Wi-Fi channel, but with conditions" IDG News Service 6:32 PM
  • "Google could be building another Chromebook Pixel" VentureBeat 5:02 PM
  • "Google AI learns how to play soccer with a virtual ant" Engadget 5:02 PM
  • "Li-ion king! Mobile phone capability seems to mimic Moore's Law. Dr Gordon Moore had predicted, 50 years ago, that the performance of a semiconductor chip doubles every 18 months. So it seems, does the power under the hood of your hand phone, with today's octa-core processor, an eight-fold improvement in five years. But it is the battery that fuels your phone — and a pretty lousy job it has been doing — till now." Asian Age 3:34 PM
  • "GoToMyPC hit with hack attack; users need to reset passwords" PCWorld 3:31 PM
  • "Facebook said Peter Thiel would stay on its board. Tomorrow, CEO Mark Zuckerberg decides for sure." Recode 10:27 AM
  • "Warning! GoToMyPC hit by password hackers" BetaNews 10:26 AM
  • "Acer Online Store Breach Exposes Credit Cards, Names, Addresses" PC Magazine 6/18
  • "Delete Or Update All Adobe Flash Player Instances, Experts Warn" Slashdot 6/18
  • "Patients greeted by robot at Belgian hospital" Reuters 6/18
  • "Who's To Blame When Your Gadget Bursts Into Flames? It's Complicated" Digital Trends 6/18
  • "Here's how much it costs to charge a smartphone for a year" ZDNet 6/18
  • "This Mapping Tool Is Helping Disabled City Dwellers Get Around" PC Magazine 6/18
  • "Firefox Containers Help You Browse The Web Using Separate Identities" Forbes 6/18
  • "Google Opens Machine-Learning Center in Zurich" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "Google Pays Out $550,000 to Android Bug Hunters" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "Google Photos Now Supports Slideshows" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "This Chrome extension will give you the gist of online articles" PCWorld 6/17
  • "Android apps and games have landed on the first Chrome OS device" The Verge 6/17
  • "Amazon killing off older Versions of Cloud Drive" BetaNews 6/17
  • "Take this AWS certification course at a 30 percent discount" ZDNet 6/17
  • "Samsung buys cloud company Joyent" BetaNews 6/17
  • "Nest expands views for Farsight on its thermoStats" BetaNews 6/17
  • "Facebook Messenger is turning into a social coach" BetaNews 6/17
  • "Firefox test feature separates your online identities, but not your browser window" PCWorld 6/17
  • "Mozilla tests Firefox Containers: Now you can isolate shopping, work, personal browsing identities" ZDNet 6/17
  • "LG Electronics sells mosquito-repelling TV in India" Reuters 6/17
  • "Uber is offering free rides to and from LGBTQ centers all weekend" Recode 6/17
  • "Investors back rivals Uber and Didi, raising eyebrows" Reuters 6/17
  • "Uber wants cyber security to be 'as instinctive as breathing' for its staff" ZDNet 6/17
  • "SimWave's bespoke, plug-and-play VR makes war and trains come alive" ZDNet 6/17
Press Releases
  • "IBM Launches New Initiatives to Advance Developer Skills and Careers for the Cognitive Era" PRNewswire 6/17
Microsoft
  • "Huawei's $700 MateBook Windows tablet is coming to the US" The Verge 3:31 PM
  • "Facebook Finally Arrives On Windows Smartphone" Forbes 1:55 PM
  • "Microsoft pushes new Windows 10 tool to kill PC bloatware" ZDNet 6/18
  • "Here's the Windows 10 clean install you've always needed" BGR 6/18
  • "Microsoft tests new tool to remove OEM crapware: For Insiders, there's now an app to perform clean operating system installs." Ars Technica 6/17
  • "Microsoft Testing Tool to Wipe Windows 10 Bloatware" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "Should LinkedIn Employees Give the Thumbs Up to Microsoft's Acquisition?" The Motley Fool 6/17
  • "Microsoft Azure will get blockchain through Project Bletchley" BetaNews 6/17
  • "First Click: Will you upgrade to Sony and Microsoft's mid-generation consoles?" The Verge 6/17
  • "Replace and Customize Your Start Menu in Windows 10" Softpedia 6/17
  • "Microsoft makes it easier for Insiders to clean install Windows 10" The Inquirer 6/17
  • "Groove Music for Windows 10 to finally get curated playlists with Your Groove" phoneArena 6/17
  • "Microsoft starts clock ticking on Office 2016's first upgrade" InfoWorld 6/17
  • "First Click: Will you upgrade to Sony and Microsoft's mid-generation consoles?" The Verge 6/17
  • "Microsoft brings Starbucks coffee to your inbox" CNN 6/17
  • "Set a Meeting at Starbucks Using Microsoft Outlook Add-In" 24/7 Wall St. 6/17
  • "Schedule a meeting at Starbucks with new Microsoft Outlook add-in" USA Today 6/17
  • "Microsoft will remove apps that do not comply with new age rating rules" Windows Central 6/17
  • "Microsoft Updates the Best Keyboard for Android with New Beta Features" Softpedia 6/17
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Design Lab and its custom controllers won't be coming to Europe until 2017" Neowin 6/17
  • "You'll soon be able to buy Microsoft's games on Steam" TechRadar UK 6/17
  • "Microsoft Still Wants Its Games on Steam Despite Windows 10 Push" Softpedia 6/17
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Hack The Pentagon Campaign Unearths Over 100 Security Vulnerabilities" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Department of Defense's 'Hack the Pentagon' Program Nets 138 Issues" PC Magazine 3:31 PM
  • "Algeria blocks Facebook, Twitter to stop exam cheats: state media" Reuters 3:30 PM
  • "Does Your State Send Your Driver's License Photo To The FBI?" Digital Trends 10:27 AM
  • "Hackers Hacked The Pentagon And Found Quite A Few Bugs" Gizmodo 6/18
  • "Hacker May Have Taken $50 Million From Cybercurrency Project" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/17
  • "Sorry, ISPs: The FCC finally has the dopes on the ropes" InfoWorld 6/17
  • "Surveillance reform measure blocked in the wake of Orlando killings" PCWorld 6/17
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Emails Reveal Bitter Silicon Valley Fight: Animosity between Frank Quattrone and Meg Whitman on display" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:34 PM
  • "How to get positioned for the coming VR wave" VentureBeat 6:32 PM
  • "Mini review video: Our verdict on the OnePlus 3 in a minute/It's the best phone you can buy for $400." Engadget 2:49 PM
  • "Which browser is most popular on each major operating system?" ZDNet 6/18
  • "Ask Slashdot: Should You Store Medical Details In The Cloud?" Slashdot 6/18
  • "Can wearables empower patients despite doctors' skepticism?" ReadWrite 6/18
  • "Porsche Exec On Tesla: Ludicrous Mode Is A Façade And The Seats Suck" Jalopnik 6/17
  • "AMD FNATIC eSports SFF Gaming PC Hands On With Video" HotHardware 6/17
  • "Survey: Container use is way up -- and way different" InfoWorld 6/17
  • "Fear your on-premises security, not the cloud" InfoWorld 6/17
  • "Hackers steal 45 million forum account credentials" BetaNews 6/17
  • "What is Optic AMOLED?" BetaNews 6/17
  • "Acronis True Image 2017 beta arrives" BetaNews 6/17
  • "Why latency is the big elephant in the room for the cloud [Q&A] BetaNews 6/17
  • "Visa to trial NFC wearables at Rio Olympic Games" ZDNet 6/17
  • "SAP Announces NEW Strategic Healthcare Relationships" ZDNet 6/17
  • "Solar-powered phone charger gives migrants in Greece free electricity" VentureBeat 6/17
  • "D-Link debuts its first IFTTT-compatible security camera and commits to supporting Apple's HomeKit in another" TechHive 6/17
  • "Britain would be 'less attractive' for my cash after Brexit, Bill Gates warns | Daily Mail Online" Daily Mail (UK) 6/17
  • "The evolution of the mobile payment" TechCrunch 6/17
  • "This Dashcam App Records (and Remembers) Bad Drivers" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "This Mapping App Is Helping Disabled New Yorkers Get Around" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "6 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts for Techie Dads" PC Magazine 6/17
  • "Siemens, Gamesa to create largest wind farm business" Reuters 6/17
  • "Why is Daimler trying to help you ride the bus?" ZDNet 6/17
  • "This Hyperloop firm has yet to attempt a test run - but it's already working on the app" ZDNet 6/17
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Alibaba Financial Affiliate Plans to Buy Stake in Thailand's Ascend Money: Alipay (Hong Kong) Holding seeking 20% stake in Ascend, with an option take another 10%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:01 PM
  • "How the Virtual Reality Company will use $23 million in fresh funding" VentureBeat 8:00 AM
  • "Activision's King Deal Will Make It The King Of 2016" Seeking Alpha 6/18
  • "Ant Financial looks to buy stake in Thai payments company" Reuters 6/18
  • "India's ClearTax raises $12M to expand into new financial services" TechCrunch 6/17
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks fall as 'Brexit' jitters cast long shadow: Nobody wants to go home long this weekend, analyst says" MarketWatch 6/17
  • "Apple Selloff, 'Brexit' Fears Pull Stocks Lower Even as Crude Surges: A selloff in Apple and ever-present concerns over next week's 'Brexit' vote kept Wall Street in the red on Friday." TheStreet 6/17
  • "Stocks drop as Brexit overhang persists" USA Today 6/17
  • "Investors Eye Outcome of Next Week's Brexit Vote" FOXBusiness 6/17
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip, Posting Weekly Losses: Traders mull consequences of U.K. vote on EU membership" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/17
  • "Japan stocks recover after a mess of a week: Stocks in Japan rose from a four-month low and led most Asian markets higher on Friday, although worries about the upcoming U.K. vote on European Union membership left the region's markets badly bruised for the week." MarketWatch 6/17
  • "European shares end higher as bank stocks lead gains: European stocks finished higher Friday, with investors reassessing the prospect of the U.K. leaving the European Union in the wake of a British lawmaker's killing." MarketWatch 6/17



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:40 PM; no changes since 5:05 PM CDT)
  • "Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?"
  • "Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings"
New York Times (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "What's at Stake in the Discussions Between Comcast, Charter and Sprint"
  • "Daily Report: New Chapter in Europe vs. American Tech Behemoths"
  • "Turmoil Continues at Pandora Media as Its Chief Executive Resigns"
  • "Shopping Without Instagram: It's Full of Surprises"
  • "Pearl Automation, Founded by Apple Veterans, Shuts Down"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Russia Announces Crackdown on Telegram App"
  • "Report: Nvidia, AMD Planning GPUs for Mining Cryptocurrency"
  • "The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs"
  • "Amazon Offers Prime Members More Discounted Phones"
  • "Pinterest Adds Two-Factor Authentication"
  • "Request an Uber Ride For Someone Else"
  • "Can a Hack Give You a Heart Attack?"
  • "Only Xbox One X Owners Will Download 4K Assets"
  • "Google Officially Bids Adieu to Gchat"
  • "Facebook Messenger's Virtual Assistant M Learns New Tricks" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012"
  • "Toshiba to meet shareholders with no chip unit deal signed"
  • "Toshiba says chip unit pact delayed as talks with preferred bidder ongoing"
  • "Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link"
  • "Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London"
  • "Drive.ai raises $50 million in funding; Andrew Ng joins board"
  • "SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida"
  • "Factbox: Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27"
  • "Maersk says global IT breakdown caused by cyber attack"
  • "Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison"
ZDNet (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "South Australia goes with EscapeNet as ISP for 10Gbps Adelaide network"
  • "Government looking to digital identification for Australian SMEs"
  • "ASX-listed IoT company Buddy wants to be Fitbit for buildings"
  • "Microsoft update fixes deadly Skype flaw"
  • "Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users"
  • "Verizon: Multi-vendor interoperability key for 5G"
  • "MIT develops drone swarms that can drive"
  • "Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform"


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