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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
  • "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 Code.org 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
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Autism sufferer Lauri Love rubber stamped for extradition to US for hacking: Family to appeal against UK decision" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "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
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "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 Wise.io 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" WSJ.com [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 9:00 PM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Share the Cost of Secure Application Development"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "Hacks That Help: Using Tech to Fight Child Exploitation"
  • "What Was the Two-Way Pager?"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "The Best Black Friday Tablet Deals"
  • "The Best Black Friday TV Deals"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2017"
  • "Car Companies as We Know Them Are an Endangered Species"
  • "The Best Black Friday Laptop and Desktop PC Deals"
  • "12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats"
  • "The Best iPhone 7 Cases"
  • "Apple Black Friday Sale: Buy a Gadget, Get a Gift Card"
  • "Gamers, Please STFU and Enjoy Your Hobby"
  • "The Best Black Friday Smartphone Deals" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon"
  • "Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources"
  • "Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S."
  • "Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children"
  • "CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears: shareholder"
  • "Macy's suffers credit card processing slowdown on Black Friday"
  • "New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion"
  • "Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet"
  • "Portugal's Sonae to expand cybersecurity business with deals"
  • "Uber seeks to appeal UK workers' rights decision at Supreme Court"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Imgur confirms email addresses, passwords stolen in 2014 hack"
  • "Serverless but not stress-free: enterprise computing moves outside the enterprise"
  • "Brazil to introduce electronic patient records"
  • "Black Friday, Thanksgiving online retail traffic skews toward mobile"
  • "Best gifts: IT pro toolbox"
  • "Best gifts: iPhone accessories for under $25"
  • "Best gifts: Top iPhone X/iPhone 8 accessories from $6 to $200"
  • "Best gifts: Internet of (Things) you can't live without"


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