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TechNN Archive: Friday, January 13, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "For these Microsoft workers charged with verifying images of child porn, the strain is too much" Quartz 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft staff sue over being force to watch smut" TechEye 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February: Plans to replace detailed descriptions with online database; promises no cutbacks in information" Computerworld 2:24 PM
  • "Microsoft details tweaks to its Windows 7, 8.1 patch rollups" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence" TechCrunch 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft affirms commitment to AI with acquisition of deep learning startup Maluuba" The Next Web 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Maluuba for AI-Enabled 'Literate Machines'" eWeek 8:42 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires artificial general intelligence startup Maluuba" Seeking Alpha 7:01 PM
  • "Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google" The Verge 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft avoids Swiss legal battle with Windows 10 changes" The Stack 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Windows 10 Game Mode will maximize gaming performance" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "The next Windows 10 update should make PC gaming better than ever" BGR 6:10 PM
  • "US Government probe of HP's $11bn Autonomy deal could look at fresh targets" Cambridge News 8:22 AM
  • "IBM Watson Commerce Adopted by Ernes to Boost Profitability" Zacks 8:28 AM
  • "IBM Watson Commerce Adopted by Ernes to Boost Profitability" Zacks 10:10 AM
  • "IBM Watson and FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange" TechCentral 8:28 AM
  • "Will Earnings Squash Bull Market in IBM?" TheStreet 7:00 AM
  • "Is Intel's HERE Investment a Jab at Alphabet?" Market Realist 7:00 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date" ExtremeTech 8:25 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPU To Compete With Nvidia GTX 1080" TechFrag 8:24 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2017 CPU line-up, specs, price point set for February big reveal; Quad-core versions threat to Intel" Yibada 8:25 AM
  • "Dell kill their long-awaited 4K OLED monitor because of technical difficulties" PCGamesN 8:22 AM
  • "Cisco: A Cloud Strategy for a Multicloud World" DABCC 8:21 AM
  • "PC sales fall again despite new models and form factors: Gartner and IDC data paint similar picture" V3 7:21 AM
  • "Why PC Sales Keep Falling?" iTech Post 8:23 AM
General Interest
  • "Android co-founder Andy Rubin hopes to reinvent the smartphone — again: His startup, Essential, is working on a phone as well as smart-home gear." Recode 2:24 PM
  • "WhatsApp's new vulnerability is a concession, not a backdoor" The Verge 12:48 PM
  • "Google RAISR Intelligently Makes Low-Res Images High Quality" PC Magazine 11:15 AM
  • "The Internet Archive launches Wayback Machine Chrome extension to combat link rot" VentureBeat 7:39 AM
  • "'OK Facebook'—Why stop at assistants? Facebook has grander ambitions for modern AI" Ars Technica 7:09 AM
  • "Nintendo will have a Switch app to help with parental controls" Engadget 3:54 PM
  • "Nintendo disappoints with $299 price for new Switch console" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need to Know" Time 7:18 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch specs are official: All the nitty-gritty details" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "Nintendo announces new paid online service for Switch" Ars Technica 7:09 AM
  • "Backdoor in WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption leaves messages open to interception" BetaNews 7:09 AM
  • "Wearable Tech May Know You're About To Get Sick" Digital Trends 7:01 AM
  • "Nintendo: Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March" Associated Press 7:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Blog Coverage Sacem and IBM Join Hands to Create URights, a Global Copyrights Management Platform" Accesswire 7:33 AM
Microsoft
  • "The benefits of using Windows 10 on a 34-inch ultrawide monitor" TechRepublic 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly lowering the price of Windows 10 for low-cost laptops" MSPoweruser 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone To Feature Multi-Device Screen Sharing? See More Details Here" Mobile & Apps 8:29 AM
  • "5 Reasons to Give Microsoft's New Browser Another Chance" Gizmodo 8:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair" TechCrunch 2:33 PM
  • "Outgoing FCC chief Tom Wheeler offers final defense of net neutrality" The Verge 1:31 PM
  • "Virginia 'Broadband Deployment Act' would kill municipal broadband deployment: Bill would ban muni networks where private ISPs offer 10Mbps download speeds." Ars Technica 11:41 AM
  • "'Guccifer 2.0' DNC leaker returns, as 'Shadow Brokers' exit" Engadget 7:39 AM
  • "Donald Trump's cyber security chief Rudy Giuliani has very insecure website" V3 7:20 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "New Lucid Bluetooth Headset Also Controls Ambient Sounds" eWeek 8:31 PM
  • "Nintendo's HD Rumble will be the best unused Switch feature of 2017" Engadget 6:12 PM
  • "Intel SSD DC P3520 Series NVMe PCIe Enterprise Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 12:15 PM
  • "Behold what could be the world's first clear view of the Galaxy S8 edge" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "Why I'm Worried The Nintendo Switch Is Just Another Wii U" Forbes 10:09 AM
  • "32-Bit vs. 64-Bit OSes: What's the Difference?" PC Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "The Inside Story of Google's Daydream, Where VR Feels Like Home" Wired 7:37 AM
  • "Is Watching a Movie on a Phone Really So Bad?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "What Was the Last Gadget Standing at CES 2017?" PC Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "The best way to put Alexa in every room of your house" BGR 7:31 AM
  • "Is a Chromebook the right computer for me?" Recode 7:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Salesforce's Quip acquires startup Unity&Variety" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "Yahoo to Emerge from Verizon Sale Under New Name: 'Altaba'" eWeek 7:00 PM
  • "LeEco gets fresh $2.18 billion investment from property developer Sunac" Reuters 12:08 PM
  • "WalkMe acquires Abbi.io to add mobile A/B testing and engagement" TechCrunch 10:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq ends at a fresh record, banks gain; Dow retreats from 20,000: J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America all rise after results" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises on Strength in Financial Stocks, Dow Slips: The S&P 500 moves higher on Friday as financials benefit from better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase." TheStreet 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks: Nasdaq hits high, but Dow retreats from 20,000 ... again" Associated Press 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks Climb as U.S. Banks Start Reporting Earnings: U.S. financial stocks rose Friday, as the start of banks' earnings season reignited buying in the sector after its postelection rally had stalled." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Asian markets close out the week mainly lower: Nikkei bucks trend, reverses large chunk of previous session's decline" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Fiat rebound sends European stocks higher into the weekend: Drugmakers recover after Trump-related drop" MarketWatch 8:32 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"


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