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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft agrees to Windows 10 adjustments with Swiss data watchdog" ["The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) said on Wednesday it had concluded an investigation into the operating system begun in 2015, which it said revealed data protection gaps under Swiss law. 'The FDPIC investigations revealed that data processing in connection with Windows 10 did not conform in every respect with the data protection legislation,' the authority said in a statement."] Reuters 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection: Will stop harvesting app usage data under 'Basic' setting" Computerworld 6:48 AM
  • "New Windows 10 build incoming: Microsoft nixes annoying productivity obstacles/Microsoft has a new build of Windows 10 for the Anniversary update, which irons out a number of bugs that could hinder office productivity." ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "Say Hello to Windows Goodbye: Microsoft is preparing to roll out a dynamic locking system for Windows 10 users who step away." PC Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft makes it easier to lock down your Windows 10 device data" The Next Web 6:30 AM
  • "Spiceworks Survey Suggest Microsoft Teams May Surpass Slack Chat" eWeek 6:18 PM
  • "Study: Microsoft Teams set to pass Slack, Google Hangouts as second most-used business chat app in next 2 years" GeekWire 7:35 AM
  • "How game hardware inspires PC design at Dell" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Dell EMC speeds PC deployment with ProDeploy Client Suite" iTWire 8:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC To Help CIOs Deploy PCs With Greater Speed, Better Control" CXOToday 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Scoffs At Macbook Pro Users With Upgraded XPS 15" Korea Portal 8:26 AM
  • "Dell EMC brings ProDeploy model to PCs with ProDeploy Client Suite" ChannelBuzz 8:26 AM
  • "Dell Ditches Plans For 4K OLED Monitor Due to Color Drift" Digital Trends 9:17 AM
  • "The $340 Million Question IBM Needs To Answer On Its Fourth Quarter Earnings Call" Seeking Alpha 1:07 PM
  • "Will IBM Break Its Negative Revenue Trend in 4Q16?" Market Realist 2:41 PM
  • "Intel Brings Hyper-Threading to Pentium Chips" PC Magazine 3:39 PM
  • "Intel Compute Card: A Universal Compute Form-Factor for Different Kinds of Devices" AnandTech 12:37 PM
  • "AMD Set to Launch Ryzen Before March 3rd, Meeting Q1 Target" AnandTech 6:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen: The hype train is here, but should we get on?" Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "How Will Cisco's Partnership with Ericsson Impact Cisco?" Market Realist 2:08 PM
  • "Get ready for the rise of spymail, the hottest trend in email hacking" TechRepublic 11:09 AM
General Interest
  • "You can pre-order a Nintendo Switch starting Friday" BGR 5:57 PM
  • "Third of global consumers open to Google, Amazon banking: survey" Reuters 3:42 PM
  • "Adobe is working on a voice-activated digital assistant that can edit pictures for you" The Verge 3:02 PM
  • "Samsung's foldable phone could transform into a 7-inch tablet" Mashable 2:22 PM
  • "Alexa Becomes Co-Pilot AI for Elite: Dangerous" PC Magazine 10:23 AM
  • "The Next Big Thing in Smartphones? The Software" [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Facebook launches journalism project" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:07 AM
  • "Facebook says it's going to try to help journalism 'thrive'" Recode 9:17 AM
  • "Facebook has fixed a bug in its apps that was draining users' phone batteries extremely fast" Business Insider 6:59 AM
  • "Withings does the hybrid smartwatch right with the Steel HR" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "Proof Wearable Tracks Alcohol Levels" PC Magazine 6:35 AM
  • "Seagate to cut more than 2,000 jobs in China" Reuters 6:34 AM
  • "300 million smartphones will have machine learning ability, says Deloitte" ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "Norway becomes the first country to shut down national analogue radio" The Verge 6:31 AM
  • "Nokia teases new Android phone for February 26th" The Verge 6:31 AM
  • "Google killed its solar-powered internet-drone program" Business Insider 1:08 PM
  • "Google Cloud looks to improve security with new encryption key-management services" GeekWire 12:36 PM
  • "With 93 percent of Note7s returned, FAA says airline warnings are no longer needed" BetaNews 6:31 AM
  • "Airlines can now stop making those pre-flight warnings about the Galaxy Note 7" TechCrunch 6:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Watson Health Announces Collaboration to Study the Use of Blockchain Technology for Secure Exchange of Healthcare Data" PRNewswire 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Privacy Dashboard Helps Users Control Their Personal Data" SuperSite for Windows 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft issues smallest ever Patch Tuesday security release: Just four fixes for January" V3 8:30 AM
  • "Windows 10 will soon lock your PC when you step away from it" The Verge 6:23 AM
  • "Amazon just got slapped with a $1 million fine for misleading pricing" Recode 5:02 PM
  • "You'll probably get to keep watching free video on your phone — even if it violates net neutrality: The FCC finally decided AT&T and Verizon are violating current law, but Trump is likely to scrap the rules entirely." Recode 4:48 PM
  • "EU says U.S. explanation of Yahoo email scanning not enough" Reuters 3:42 PM
  • "EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers" IDG News Service 1:07 PM
  • "Amazon to pay C$1.1 million to settle Canada pricing case" Reuters 12:37 PM
  • "Trump leak claims Telegram was hacked by the Russian secret police" Mashable 12:36 PM
  • "FBI row over Geek Squad child abuse find" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung leader named a suspect in South Korea political probe" Reuters 6:34 AM
  • "How to create and use templates in Google Inbox" TechRepublic 2:10 PM
  • "Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wireless AD7200 Router Review" HotHardware 12:59 PM
  • "Amazon Echo murder case raises IoT privacy questions for enterprise users" TechRepublic 12:37 PM
  • "Android Nougat's glacial upgrade pace shows why Google's Pixel needs to succeed" Greenbot 11:08 AM
  • "The Inside Story of BitTorrent's Bizarre Collapse" Backchannel 11:08 AM
  • "Mint 18.1 review: Forget about Wayland and get comfy with the command line" Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Wading through the Internet of Crap: CES 2017, brought to you by a whole lot of nope." Engadget 9:16 AM
  • "France's 'right to disconnect' is a nice idea, but it's also pretty vague" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Mossberg: Streaming TV is beginning to look a lot like cable/What happened to Netflix-style choice?" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Report: The importance of benchmarking clouds" Gigaom 7:35 AM
  • "Bible Verses Are Easy to Guess, So Don't Use Them As Your Password" Lifehacker 6:58 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 9 Pro Review: Probably Best Android Phone Of 2016" Forbes 6:50 AM
  • "Online and Scared" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:41 AM
  • "How flashing a peace sign can set you up for identity theft" CNET 6:41 AM
  • "Is Yahoo's Marissa Mayer a failure?" USA Today 6:40 AM
  • "19 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know" PC Magazine 6:35 AM
  • "Verizon's reason for cracking down on unlimited data users is bullshit" The Next Web 6:30 AM
  • "Move Over IoT, AI is the New Hot Acronym" Tech.pinions 6:28 AM
  • "Orange secures three-year IoT deal with Hertz" ZDNet 10:02 PM
  • "Google may sell off its satellite imaging division: As part of Alphabet's belt-tightening, Terra Bella may be cast off to a rival." Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Corephotonics raises $15 million from Samsung, Foxconn, MediaTek" Reuters 6:34 AM
  • "FarmLogs raises $22 million to help farmers improve crop yield with big data" VentureBeat 6:31 AM
  • "Fitbit, out to kill smartwatch rivals, buys Vector" Memeburn 6:27 AM
  • "Ebay's Founder Is Giving Away $10 Million to Support AI That Is Good and Not Evil" Gizmodo 6:24 AM
  • "Alibaba is buying Chinese mall operator Intime for $2.6B to modernize offline retail" TechCrunch 6:23 AM
  • "Swedish payments startup iZettle has raised €60 million to fuel its growth" Business Insider 6:40 AM
  • "European mobile payments company iZettle raises $63 million" VentureBeat 6:31 AM
  • "iZettle raises $63M more at a $500M valuation to expand from mobile payments" TechCrunch 6:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow moves within 50 points of 20,000 after Trump news conference: Nasdaq notches fifth straight record close" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Nasdaq Posts Another Record Close in Unpredictable Trump-Triggered Trading Session: Like President-elect Donald Trump's first press conference since securing victory, Wall Street's trading on Wednesday was unpredictable." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks swoon on Trump remarks; Nasdaq at new high" USA Today 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks Struggle for Direction, Biotechs Plunge After Trump Blasts Drug Prices" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Health-Care Stocks Tumble on Trump's Criticism: President-elect Donald Trump calls for 'new bidding procedures' for the drug industry" [Paid Membership Required] 12:02 PM
  • "Asian markets off to the races, hoping Trump will reveal stimulus details: Japanese companies look to gain from investments in U.S.; commodities drive Australian market" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "European stocks wander before Trump takes center stage: Sainsbury's jumps after Christmas sales numbers" MarketWatch 8:51 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:50 PM; no changes since 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Speech Recognition Finds Its Voice"
New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CST)
  • "Farhad's Week in Tech: Big Tech Is Pouring Love on America. Thank Trump?"
  • "Can Software Predict Crime? Maybe So, but No Better Than a Human"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:50 PM CST)
  • "Twitter Notifies 677k Users of Russian Election Propaganda"
  • "Get Udemy Online Courses for Just $10"
  • "'Call of Duty: WWII' Was 2017's Best-Selling Game"
  • "Amazon Adds Alexa to Android App"
  • "Why This Doctor Is Building an 'AI Sherlock' for Medical Pros"
  • "Verizon Go Unlimited to Include Service in Canada, Mexico"
  • "OnePlus Customers' Credit Card Details Stolen"
  • "The Coolest Cars at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show"
  • "Amazon Prime Subscription Increases to $12.99 a Month"
  • "Age of Empires Definitive Edition Launches Feb. 20" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:55 PM CST)
  • "Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections"
  • "Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program"
  • "Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code"
  • "Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute"
  • "FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm"
  • "Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin: sources"
  • "Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on U.S. tax reforms"
  • "Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys"
  • "Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push"
  • "Canada's Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners"
ZDNet (Updated 9:55 PM CST)
  • "Twitter says 50,000 Russia-linked accounts tweeted during 2016 US presidential election"
  • "Denmark's MiR sees explosive growth for warehouse robots: Why is important for the USS"
  • "Amazons adds voice control to Alexa app for Android"
  • "Apple hires data science team from Silicon Valley startup"
  • "Chuwi SurBook Mini hands-on: A compact workhorse that ticks all the boxes"
  • "Crypto-lender tumbles into Ponzi-like crash"
  • "18 robots that will give you the creeps"
  • "Startup Republic: How France reinvented itself for the 21st century by wooing entrepreneurs to Paris"

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