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TechNN Archive: Saturday, August 13, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "IBM Needs to Come Clean About Its Cloud Business: Big Blue is up 18% this year as investors chase its 3.5% dividend yield. But it will need to prove itself in the cloud to keep the shares levitated." Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 8:12 AM
  • "HP leaks details on Intel's Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips" IDG News Service 8:10 AM
  • "HP has announced new Windows 10 Stream laptops" Windows Report 8:27 AM
  • "MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone" The Verge 1:34 PM
  • "Microsoft and MIT Turn Temporary Tattoos Into Touchpads" PC Magazine 6:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020" InformationWeek 9:11 PM
  • "Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs" InformationWeek 9:11 PM
  • "AMD Zen ES vs Intel Core i7 5960X AotS Synthetic Benchmarks Are Here" TechFrag 8:31 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 460 review" Eurogamer 8:31 AM
  • "Oracle targets B2B marketers with a new trove of audience data" IDG News Service 8:11 AM
  • "Why Cisco's Earnings Report May Matter So Much" 24/7 Wall St. 1:36 PM
  • "Is Government Secrecy Dead In The Internet And Social Media Era?" Forbes 1:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Massive Backtrack: Extends Windows 7 And 8.1 Intel Skylake Support" Forbes 8/12
  • "Microsoft Extends Windows 7 and 8.1 Support for Skylake Processors" Softpedia 8/12
  • "Microsoft does a 180 over Intel Skylake and Windows end of life dates" The Inquirer 8/12
  • "Microsoft acquires gaming startup run by 18-year-old" CNNMoney 8/12
  • "Microsoft: We're 'laser-focused' on preparing Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update roll-out" GSMArena 8/12
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update Is Almost Ready" Softpedia 8/12
  • "Microsoft starts testing Windows 10's next major update" The Verge 8/12
  • "Windows 10 Insider program moves beyond Anniversary Update with new PC preview" PCWorld 8/12
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft launches first Redstone 2 update to Fast Ring testers" Express UK 8/12
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build 14901 Brings New File Explorer Notifications" Softpedia 8/12
  • "First Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build (14901) Now Available for Download" Softpedia 8/12
  • "Microsoft Extends Windows 7, 8.1 Support Deadlines" TechWeekEurope 8/12
  • "Microsoft's Windows 7 support U-turn: Now new Skylake PCs get security patches until 2020" TechRepublic 8/12
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 7, 8.1 Skylake lifespan" bit-tech 8/12
  • "Microsoft backpedals on Windows 10 kill plan" PCR Online 8/12
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft backtracks on Windows 10 downgrades" IT PRO 8/12
  • "Xbox One takes rare sales win from PlayStation 4 in July" Seeking Alpha 8/12
  • "IBM's reputation at risk in wake of census bungle" WA Today 8/12
  • "The IBM PC turns 35, can now run for president" TechCrunch 8/12
  • "IBM celebrates 30 years of innovation at Almaden Research Center" VentureBeat 8/12
  • "IBM's Watson will be used in 21 Chinese hospitals to aid cancer treatment" The Drum 8/12
  • "Samsung uses IBM's brain-inspired chip to recognize gestures" The Verge 8/12
  • "HP upgrades Stream laptops to take on Chromebooks" Tech Central 8/12
  • "HP's affordable Stream laptops get updated with faster Wi-Fi and colorful shells" TechShout 8/12
  • "HP offers Stream 14, a budget laptop for under Rs 15,000" The Asian Age 8/12
  • "HP Elite x3 ads, Workspace app pop up to 'reinvent mobility'" SlashGear 8/12
  • "HP leaks some details on Intel's Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips: Intel's Skylake successor Kaby Lake, described in a maintenance document for the upcoming Pavilion x360 m1 laptop, will be capable of DirectX 12 gaming" IDG News Service 8/12
  • "Intel Reinvents Itself To Stay King In A Changing World" Wired 8/12
  • "Intel Atom is dead! Long live Atom for IoT, cars!" SlashGear 8/12
  • "AMD ZEN Engineering Sample AOS - Further Performance Analysis" The Guru 3D 8/12
  • "AMD Downgrades ARM Strategy For Servers" CDR Info 8/12
  • "AMD revisits x86 for server reboot, downgrading ARM" Tech Central 8/12
  • "When to Expect When Cisco Reports Q4 Earnings" TheStreet 8/12
  • "How Could Cisco's Security Segment Perform in Fiscal 4Q16?" Market Realist 8/12
  • "Oracle targets B2B marketers with a new trove of audience data: B2B marketing lists need to be tested for contact-level accuracy, one analyst warns" IDG News Service 8/12
General Interest
  • "Google's Fuchsia operating system runs on virtually anything" Engadget 7:42 PM
  • "Samsung Teases Gear S3 Smartwatch With IFA Invitation" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "Facebook referral traffic remains steady despite algorithm changes" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Niantic Catches Pokemon Go Cheaters With Its Ban Ball" PC Magazine 9:10 PM
  • "Pokémon Go is a small business's dream" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung press invite hints at IFA debut for Gear S3 smartwatch: No confirmation, but tons of rumors and precedent for a reveal at the German trade show." Engadget 8/12
  • "There's already an Android phone with 8GB of RAM on the way" BGR 8/12
  • "Samsung may not make the high-performance Note 7 everyone wanted" BGR 8/12
  • "Most of the companies similar to Box and Dropbox will be gone in 2 years - Gartner" Tech Insider 8/12
  • "Minecraft Headed to Oculus Rift Next Week" PC Magazine 8/12
  • "Toshiba Begins to Sample eMLC-Based ZD6300 7.68 TB SSDs to Customers" AnandTech 8/12
  • "Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris quits" VentureBeat 8/12
  • "Russia fines Google $6.75 million for preinstalling apps on Android" The Verge 8/12
  • "Beta Testers 'Explore Interests' in Google Now" PC Magazine 8/12
  • "Encrypted, Obfuscated Malware Slips Into Google Play" SecurityWeek 8/12
  • "How Facebook's attack on ad blockers screws publishers" VentureBeat 8/12
  • "Adblock Plus says open source developers will fight for users' right to block ads on Facebook" BetaNews 8/12
  • "Facebook starts to take more notice of your preferences to personalize your newsfeed" BetaNews 8/12
  • "Has Facebook outsmarted Adblock Plus in cat-and-mouse ad blocking game?" ZDNet 8/12
  • "Ad blockers find a way to circumvent Facebook's ad blocking circumvention" BetaNews 8/12
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note7 will get Android 7.0 Nougat soon" BetaNews 8/12
  • "Amazon Takes Shot At Microsoft And IBM With Its Latest Analytics Service" Forbes 8/12
  • "Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight" InformationWeek 8/12
  • "AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data" InformationWeek 8/12
  • "Amazon's new UK distribution center to create 500 jobs in 2017" Reuters 8/12
  • "Saleswhale is a software platform to help sales teams run more efficiently" TechCrunch 8/12
  • "Spotify now has a gaming section, including soundtracks and playlists" TechCrunch 8/12
  • "Rumor: T-Mobile Drops HTC 10 After 3 Months" PC Magazine 8/12
  • "Millions of Volkswagens can be broken into with a wireless hack" PCWorld 8/12
Press Releases
  • "Users Benefit From New Windows 10 Compatible EzCheckprinting & EzCheckpersonal Software Bundle" PRWeb 8/12
  • "Oracle Launches Largest B2B Audience Data Marketplace" PRNewswire 8/12
  • "Research and Markets - Global Hybrid Cloud Services Market CAGR Growth of 19.8% by 2020 - Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report 2016-2020 - Key Vendors: Vmware, AVnet, Cisco" PRNewswire 8/12
  • "Windows Phone loses MyFitnessPal, future fate uncertain" Pocketnow 8/12
  • "Hard Drive Full? Here's How to Save Space in Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 8/12
  • "Following Google, Microsoft expands right-to-be-forgotten filtering for Bing in Europe" VentureBeat 8/12
  • "Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns" InformationWeek 8/12
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Carrier Billing for Users in the UK and Italy" Softpedia 8/12
  • "Windows 10 Users Want Tabs in File Explorer, Microsoft Says It's Looking Into It" Softpedia 8/12
  • "Microsoft Gives Users New Way to Help Improve Windows 10 Edge Browser" Softpedia 8/12
  • "More details on rumored Microsoft Surface desktops appear" Network World 8/12
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 could fix the laptop's biggest problem" Express UK 8/12
  • "Download All August Windows Security Updates Packed in a Single ISO Image" Softpedia 8/12
  • "Microsoft Patches Flaw Related to 'Malicious Butler' Attack" SecurityWeek 8/12
  • "How to Offline Scan using Windows Defender" The Inquirer 8/12
  • "Microsoft's Answer to Twitch Puts Viewers in Control" Tom's Guide 8/12
  • "Microsoft buys game-streaming site, will integrate features into its games" Ars Technica UK 8/12
  • "Microsoft acquires Beam to improve Xbox games" Live Mint 8/12
  • "Microsoft just bought a company that live streams games to boost Xbox" CNBC 8/12
  • "Microsoft targets Beam Interactive for live streaming partnership" The Drum 8/12
  • "Microsoft Acquires Interactive Live-Streaming Service" Click 8/12
  • "Microsoft acquires interactive streaming specialist Beam" bit-tech 8/12
  • "Beam Steaming Service Acquired By Microsoft, What is the Plan?" SegementNext 8/12
  • "Microsoft buys Beam for Xbox interactive livestreaming" SlashGear 8/12
  • "Microsoft Flow for Android begins public beta" Neowin 8/12
  • "Xbox One Outsold PS4 In July, Microsoft Expects It Will Do So Again In August" SegementNext 8/12
  • "Microsoft Xbox One outsold Sony's PS4 in July" GSMArena 8/12
  • "Microsoft Store locations to open in Nashville and Boca Raton" Windows Central 8/12
  • "The Russian cyberattack on the Democratic Party is getting ugly" Business Insider 6:52 PM
  • "Forty U.S. Companies Sign on to EU Data Protection Agreement: Successor to Safe Harbor pact lets companies transfer data on European citizens to servers in U.S" [Paid Membership Required] 8/12
  • "Russia Fines Google $6.8M for Android App Bundling" PC Magazine 8/12
  • "Pakistan passes controversial cyber-crime law" Reuters 8/12
  • "Why chatbots are in the caveman stage" VentureBeat 6:52 PM
  • "Content management systems are killing creativity" VentureBeat 6:52 PM
  • "Facebook vs Adblock Plus: Just By Fighting, Facebook Wins" Forbes 4:22 PM
  • "What it's like to experience the internet" Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "Podcast: Walmart-Jet Purchase, Intel IDF Preview" Tech.pinions 8:06 AM
  • "BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: A Secure Android Phone on the Cheap" [Paid Membership Required] 8/12
  • "Notebook shipments are 'healthier', says TrendForce" BetaNews 8/12
  • "New Internet assigned number authority org set up amid internet handover controversy" PCWorld 8/12
  • "7Sensors Grow Box will automatically care for your plants, from produce to pot" TechCrunch 8/12
  • "IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020" InformationWeek 8/12
  • "From Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos, here are 13 ways introvert CEOs made billions" London loves Business 8/12
  • "Cybersecurity skills crisis creating vulnerabilities" Network World 8/12
  • "Tepper's Appaloosa Buys Western Digital, Axes Delta and Facebook" Bloomberg 8/12
  • "Firefly Games raises $10 million to make Hollywood-based mobile games" VentureBeat 8/12
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks post modest weekly gains; Nasdaq hits record: Weak data on retail sales, wholesale prices weigh on the benchmarks" MarketWatch 8/12
  • "Stocks Close Mixed as Crude Enjoys Best Weekly Gain Since April: Stocks ended the day mixed, coming off of the worst of the session's lows, after another increase in crude prices gave oil the best weekly close since April." TheStreet 8/12
  • "Stiocks end mixed as Nasdaq sets new closing high" USA Today 8/12
  • "Oil Climbs in Volatile Trading, Propped up by Weaker Dollar: Oil prices rose about 1 percent in choppy trading on Friday, a day after its biggest gains in a month, as a weaker denominating currency, the U.S. dollar, helped support crude." Reuters 8/12
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip After Hitting Record Highs: S&P, Dow end week slightly higher" [Paid Membership Required] 8/12
  • "Asian stocks come out strong after record day for U.S. indexes: Stocks rose sharply across the board in Asia on Friday, catching an updraft from record highs in the U.S. that offset disappointing economic news from China." MarketWatch 8/12
  • "European stocks finish lower after lackluster U.S. retail data: European stocks ended a choppy session in the red on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales cast doubt on the health of the world's largest economy." MarketWatch 8/12

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InformationWeek (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Python Gains on SAS, R"
  • "Time to Explore Those IoT Possibilities"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Shonda Rhimes Describes Her Grand Netflix Ambitions"
  • "After a Fiasco, California Aims Again at Remaking the Power Grid"
  • "How Financial Products Drive Today's Art World"
  • "G.E. Announces Progress on Cost-Cutting, but Risks Still Lurk"
  • "Pave Over the Subway? Cities Face Tough Bets on Driverless Cars"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "US Tariffs on China Could Mean Pricier Wearables, Speakers"
  • "Use iMessage to Chat With a Dish Customer Service Rep"
  • "Google's New AI Experiment Syncs Your Moves With Images"
  • "After Violence, WhatsApp Restricts Message Forwarding"
  • "Uber Tips for a Smooth Rideshare"
  • "AT&T Mobile 5G Headed to Charlotte, Raleigh, Oklahoma City"
  • "Augmented Reality (AR) vs. Virtual Reality (VR): What's the Difference?"
  • "Microsoft Puts Over 700 Xbox Games on Sale"
  • "Tech Giants Team on 'Data Transfer Project'"
  • "Some Tesla Batteries May Be Illegal in the US" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "U.S. lawmakers cut anti-ZTE measure from defense bill"
  • "Microsoft shares at all-time high after bumper results"
  • "Russian government: Telcoms face cost hike from new security law"
  • "GE beats on EPS but trims cash flow target; shares fall"
  • "India's Wipro sees strong demand for services from financial clients"
  • "Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM"
  • "AT&T reveals three more cities for 5G launch by end of year"
  • "Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs"
  • "SoftBank's Vision Fund to invest $1 billion in China AI startup: Bloomberg"
  • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "VR, AR, and MR: What's the difference?"
  • "WhatsApp is the main digital channel for Brazilian SMEs"
  • "BlackBerry Key2: A good smartphone that could be great"
  • "Virginia robocalling firm exposed data of hundreds of thousands of US voters"
  • "Singapore suffers 'most serious' data breach, affecting 1.5M healthcare patients including Prime Minister"
  • "Apple adds new integration partners to Business Chat ecosystem"
  • "Windows tablets through the ages: The good, the bad and the ugly, in pictures"
  • "This 6-button wireless mouse is just $6"

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