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TechNN Archive: Monday, February 13, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Oracle vs Google: Just as you thought Java-Android row was over, it all kicks off again/Oracle won't let go of its battle with Google over Android and Java." ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Oracle Opts to Continue Legal Battle Over Android" Investopedia 3:11 PM
  • "Oracle launches apps to surface predictions and insights from IoT sensor data" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
  • "IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform: IBM's Watson has ingested more than 1 million security documents and been tested by about 40 customers in a bid to make the cognitive technology a sidekick to cybersecurity analysts." ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "IBM uses Watson to fill cybersecurity gaps: IBM's new Watson for Cyber Security, unveiled at RSA, can tap into more than 1 million security documents to help cybersecurity professionals more easily identify and mitigate potential threats." TechRepublic 12:15 PM
  • "IBM Watson now available for security operations centres" IANS 7:09 AM
  • "IBM to use Jeopardy! winning machine Watson to fight cyber attacks" Telegraph 7:06 AM
  • "Tony Stark Has Jarvis. And Now IBM Has Havyn" Wired 7:14 AM
  • "2009 IBM: Teleworking will save the World! 2017 IBM: Get back to the office or else" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty staff email addresses Trump immigration order, council participation" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "IBM CEO Says the Company 'Does Not Have Politics' While Continuing to Collaborate With the Trump Regime" Gizmodo 10:31 AM
  • "Intel, McAfee dispute heads for settlement talks: Security expert John McAfee claims he did not assign rights to his personal name" IDG News Service 7:15 AM
  • "Intel will release 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips this year—still at 14nm" Ars Technica 8:16 AM
  • "Intel Announces the Xeon E7-8894 v4 CPU: 24 Cores at 2.4 GHz for $8898" AnandTech 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Core vPro – Upgrade to 4 GHz Business Class" DailyTech 7:00 AM
  • "Cisco chairman backs drone security startup in $15m Series B round" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "Tech industry shows little progress on racial diversity" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Razer Blade 14-inch Windows 10 gaming laptop gets Kaby Lake, GTX 1060, and 4K" BetaNews 12:15 PM
  • "Razer's 14-inch Blade laptop takes the Kaby Lake plunge" CNET 12:15 PM
  • "New PayPal T&Cs prevents sellers trash-talking PayPal" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Verizon offers unlimited data and won't throttle video (unlike T-Mobile)" Ars Technica 10:38 AM
  • "Verizon offers $80/month unlimited data to take on T-Mobile" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Water-based battery could offer decade-long power: Days of fire-prone lithium-ion batteries could be numbered" V3 7:06 AM
  • "New dating app ditches swiping, requires phone call to connect" CNNMoney 7:05 AM
  • "Sonos to raise prices by up to 25 percent over Brexit" Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "Sonos is raising its UK prices by up to 25 percent after Brexit" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Google Maps now lets you create, share, and follow lists of places" VentureBeat 7:11 AM
  • "Google Maps adds feature to create and share bucket lists with friends" The Next Web 7:07 AM
  • "Android Instant Tethering Only Works for Pixel Devices" DailyTech 7:00 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces 802.11ax Access Point and Client Solutions" AnandTech 6:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. Protects Businesses from Web-Based Attacks with HP Sure Click" Marketwired 8:53 AM
  • "IBM Delivers Watson for Cyber Security to Power Cognitive Security Operations Centers" PRNewswire 7:09 AM
  • "New Intel Security Cloud Report Reveals IT Departments Find It Hard to Keep the Cloud Safe" Business Wire 7:09 AM
  • "Oracle Launches Cloud Service to Help Organizations Integrate Disparate Data and Drive Real-Time Analytics" PRNewswire 7:36 AM
  • "What's 2017"s fastest Windows 10 web browser?" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "Munich mulls dropping Linux, returning to Windows 10" Ars Technica 1:31 PM
  • "Windows 10's Mail app users start seeing the Focused Inbox organization feature" PCWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft just released a video-capture hack for HoloLens" The Verge 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Teases Project Neon Windows 10 UI Refresh" PC Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "How to use Microsoft's Paint 3D: Creating cool 3D scenes has never been so much fun" PCWorld 7:15 AM
  • "Waiting for the Surface Pro 5? Try one of these updated alternatives instead" CNET 7:12 AM
  • "Samsung chief appears for second round of questions in graft probe" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "South Korea prosecution considering more arrest warrants for Samsung executives" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "Unboxing the LG Watch Style [Video] 9to5Google 3:55 PM
  • "Comparing Verizon's unlimited plan -- and the catch" CNET 3:55 PM
  • "Influential is using AI to make an influence marketer stock market" VentureBeat 12:21 PM
  • "Lenovo Yoga 910 review: A classy 13.9-inch convertible laptop Review" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "How to insert a SIM card into your LG Watch Sport [Video] 9to5Google 11:09 AM
  • "How 'You've Got Mail' predicted the worst of the internet" CNET 7:39 AM
  • "How to Raise Responsible Digital Kids" PC Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "Honor 6X review: A $250 phone that feels like a million bucks" Greenbot 7:14 AM
  • "Self-Driving Cars Won't Just Watch the World—They'll Watch You" Wired 7:14 AM
  • "Is Google Maps trying to be a social network? Would you like to follow my list of mediocre Chinese buffets in Des Moines, Iowa?" The Verge 7:11 AM
  • "Twitter is worth less than its Chinese clone. Again" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "Does your right to keep (digital) secrets weigh up against any crime?" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "How email filters can improve malware protection" BetaNews 7:00 AM
  • "Hiring a hacker: Why and how you should do it" BetaNews 7:00 AM
  • "Snapchat Spectacles and Making Memories" Tech.pinions 6:59 AM
  • "Ford pledges $1bn for AI start-up" BBC 7:17 AM
  • "China's Weibo eclipses rival Twitter's market capitalisation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Nura gets $4.6 million in seed funding for its customizable headphones" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks carve out new records for a third session in a row: Apple closes at record high" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Score New Records for Third Straight Day: The good vibes that carried Wall Street to new records last week lingered on into Monday's session." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "S&P Tops $20T as Stocks Hit Fresh Records and Trump Trade Rolls On" FOXBusiness 11:44 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Continue Record Run: Broad gains sent the Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite to new highs" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets gain after reassuring words from Trump: Nikkei rises despite weak GDP report" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European stocks head for highest level since 2015 after Trump's Japan meeting: Negotiations over Greece's bailout stall" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:25 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Rethinking IT: Why Computer Scientists Should Care about Art, Chemistry and Biology"
  • "The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility"
New York Times (Checked 8:40 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:40 AM CST)
  • "Huawei Mediapad M5"
  • "Nokia Tackles Wi-Fi Dead Zones With Smart Mesh System"
Reuters (Updated 8:40 AM CST)
  • "Telefonica launches 'Aura' voice assistant in six countries"
  • "Nokia CEO sees Europe lagging China, U.S. in 5G roll-outs"
  • "U.S. Supreme Court weighs Microsoft overseas data fight"
  • "Major firms learning to adapt in fight against start-ups: IBM"
  • "Cisco says most network gear needed for 5G is ready now and can cut costs"
ZDNet (Updated 8:40 AM CST)
  • "Optus Go enterprise IT suite launches"
  • "MWC 2018: Intel and NTT DoCoMo partner for 2020 Tokyo Olympics"
  • "MWC 2018: Telstra to live demo 2Gbps 4G"
  • "MWC 2018: Telstra's 5G rollout plan for 2019"

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