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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk's OpenAI project" TechCrunch 10:09 AM
  • "OpenAI will use Microsoft's cloud, as Azure gains more features: The partnership shows momentum for AI workloads in Microsoft's cloud" IDG News Service 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft, Nvidia work to speed up AI platform powering Cortana: Microsoft and Nvidia collaborate to boost the deep-learning capabilities of CNTK, the underlying AI technology behind Cortana and Skype language translator" IDG News Service 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft ramps focus on Azure's AI role" Seeking Alpha 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft cuts $200 off all Surface Book Core i7 models without its new Performance Base" Neowin 12:58 PM
  • "Windows Maps updated for Fast ring Insiders, allowing users to submit corrections" Neowin 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft releases preview of its Azure cloud bot-as-a-service" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "One of Microsoft's datacenters in the US now runs entirely on wind power" Neowin 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens gets 3D maps through Taqtile's new 'HoloMaps' technology" GeekWire 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Data Centers Bet Big on Wind Power" eWeek 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft: Would I Buy It Again, Knowing What I Know Now?" Seeking Alpha 12:46 PM
  • "HP Z2 Mini Workstation revealed at Autodesk University event" Hexus 7:51 AM
  • "HP Z2 Mini: 'world's smallest workstation' takes aim at Apple's Mac Mini/Pint-sized PC is 90 per cent smaller than a traditional business-class tower" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "HP's tiny Xeon-powered PC puts the Mac Mini to shame: The Z2 Mini has workstation-class parts from Intel and NVIDIA." Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "HP's power-packed Z2 Mini desktop takes on Apple's aging Mac Mini: HP's Z2 Mini mini-desktop can pack an Intel server CPU and Nvidia Quadro GPU into a box that can be held in a hand" PCWorld 7:18 AM
  • "IBM's Rometty Tells Trump Company Supports His Plans for Tax Reform Early in 2017" TheStreet 2:13 PM
  • "Intel details Goldmont architecture that will power 14nm Apollo Lake processors: Microarchitecture will offer '30 per cent better CPU performance' compared with Silvermont" The Inquirer 10:10 AM
  • "Intel says it will spend $250 million to develop self-driving cars" The Verge 3:30 PM
  • "Intel packs more horsepower into its monster 22-core processor" IDG News Service 2:14 PM
  • "AMD has readies Zen's server software" Fudzilla 7:51 AM
  • "This supercomputer puts a petaflop of computing power in a single cabinet" ZDNet 10:09 AM
General Interest
  • "Edward Snowden: Augmented reality will bring political awareness" CNET 3:30 PM
  • "Google announces artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud" Reuters 3:22 PM
  • "Google wants to share VR with one million UK school kids: Google CEO Sundar Pichai made the announcement in his first visit to Britain since becoming chief." Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "Microscopic magnets could revolutionize drug delivery" ExtremeTech 12:19 PM
  • "Sony denies PlayStation hack attack following complaints" BBC 10:55 AM
  • "Twitter finally responds to harassment with new features" The Daily Dot 12:28 PM
  • "Twitter expands 'mute' and 'report' features to combat abuse: But the company knows it won't completely be able to get rid of trolls." Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "Twitter Finally Answers Critics, Adding Tools to Curb Abuse and Harassment" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Commodore 64 recreationists delay 'The 64' as Spectrum Vega+ prepares to launch: You'll have to wait an (eight) bit longer" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Google and Facebook ban fake news sites from their advertising networks" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Facebook follows Google in banning fake news sites from its ad network" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Facebook Is Banning Fake News Websites From Generating Advertising Revenue" Time 7:01 AM
  • "Facebook will also cut off fake news sites from ad money: It's all thanks to Google." Engadget 6:51 AM
  • "Finally, a smartwatch that never needs to be charged" BGR 6:51 AM
  • "Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary" AppleInsider 8:39 PM
  • "Amazon now pays out instantly for video game trade-ins" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Nike's $720 HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoe will arrive on December 1st" Neowin 7:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Radeon Technology Will Be Available on Google Cloud Platform in 2017" Marketwired 3:57 PM
  • "Artificial Intelligence Market to Garner $19,478 Million, by 2022, Globally - Allied Market Research" PRNewswire 12:46 PM
  • "Microsoft uses Minecraft to get kids to learn programming" CNET 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft adds two more games to Xbox One Backward Compatibility" Neowin 12:57 PM
  • "Thinking About Visual Studio for Mac" Thurrott 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft and unveil new Minecraft-themed tutorial for 'Hour of Code'" GeekWire 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Black Friday preview promises deals on Surface devices, Windows laptops" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "This Windows app makes the best case yet for the Surface Dial" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Minecraft Exploration Update is now available for everyone, for free" Neowin 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft backtracks on announcement of Visual Studio for Mac" The Daily Dot 6:52 AM
  • "Autism sufferer Lauri Love rubber stamped for extradition to US for hacking: Family to appeal against UK decision" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Google Daydream review: The fast-casual restaurant of the VR world" Ars Technica 3:33 PM
  • "'I write fake news that gets shared on Facebook'" BBC 12:26 PM
  • "Samsung SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 Review: Ultra Fast, Affordable Storage" HotHardware 10:06 AM
  • "Why Samsung's Harman purchase will be seen as Apple blunder decades from now" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "First Click: I used an OLED laptop for two weeks and don't know if I can ever go back" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Digital publishing veteran Scott Moore says his new company can help fight bad ads: He's running Ad Lightning, a startup funded by Sinclair Broadcasting" Recode 7:14 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Is in Denial" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: 'Without Twitter, you wouldn't have President-elect Trump'/Still, Salesforce investors pushed him to pass on a possible acquisition." Recode 7:03 AM
  • "Google says it will expand operations in London" Reuters 3:32 PM
  • "Snapchat has reportedly filed for IPO" The Next Web 3:32 PM
  • "GE acquires to deepen its machine learning stack" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Samsung Electronics set to purchase Harman International Industries for $8 billion" Neowin 7:04 AM
  • "Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Spark Capital suddenly has $1 billion to invest" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Musement, a 'digital travel companion' and ticketing platform, raises $10M Series B" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Marvel acquires prototyping tool POP" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "CareCloud raises $31.5 million in Series C for its cloud health care management platform" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes at record high for fourth straight session: Crude oil prices rally; retail sales rise 0.8% in October" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Stretches Gains Into Day Seven With Another Record: The Dow Jones Industrial Average squeaked out another record by a thin margin on Tuesday in its seventh straight session of gains." TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks up, again: Dow hits all-time high, oil jumps" Associated Press 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Sets Another Record Even as 'Reflation Trade' Slows: Assets that performed well after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election pull back" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asian markets steady after 2-day selloff" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "Gains for oil nudge European stocks higher" MarketWatch 8:37 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 4:25 PM CST; no changes since Monday)
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New York Times (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs"
  • "Order Denying AT&T's Request"
  • "On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive"
  • "Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for 'Superfans'"
PC Magazine (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "March Games With Gold Lineup Includes Superhot, Brave"
  • "7 Black Computer Tech Pioneers You Should Know"
  • "Android Pay Is Now Google Pay"
  • "WyzeCam v2 Offers Upgraded Specs for Same $20 Price"
  • "Your Company Collects Tons of Data: Now What?"
  • "Our Favorite Tech Toys From Toy Fair 2018"
  • "Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 on ARM Limitations"
  • "Swype Keyboard's Android and iOS Apps Discontinued"
  • "Save Up to 70 Percent on QuickBooks Online"
  • "How to Rename Multiple Files in Windows" ...
Reuters (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources"
  • "Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal"
  • "U.S. Attorney General Sessions forms cyber task force to probe election meddling"
  • "Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February"
  • "ING says cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has an account with it"
  • "Amazon credit card adds Whole Foods to 5 percent cash back offer"
  • "Xerox shareholders Icahn, Deason urge company to sell itself to rivals"
  • "Lesser-known North Korea cyber-spy group goes international: report"
  • "Medtronic quarterly revenue beats, margins disappoint"
  • "Indian software services sector to grow 7-9 percent in FY19 - lobby group"
ZDNet (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "Facing a flat market, smartphone manufacturers are asking themselves these questions"
  • "AT&T launches expanded IoT professional services"
  • "Common shortcodes gain traction, as texting best engages customers"
  • "Top Android apps for productivity: Get more done with your Android phone or tablet"
  • "Apple still the world's runaway winner in smartphone earnings"
  • "Nokia launches smart city platform, services, IoT management tools"
  • "Employees worldwide show 'cautious optimism' about artificial intelligence"
  • "Dave Stubenvoll: The streamer behind SpaceX"

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