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TechNN Archive: Monday, March 13, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Intel in $15 Billion Deal for Self-Driving Tech Firm Mobileye" [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Joins Silicon Valley's Race to Make Best 'Server on Wheels': Acquisition marks latest investment by a technology company in the future of autonomous cars" [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Intel, With Play for Mobileye, Elbows Further Into Crowded Race to Self-Driving Cars: Auto makers, tech companies ramp up efforts to develop technology for autonomous vehicles" [Paid Membership Required] 3:26 PM
  • "Intel's $15 billion purchase of Mobileye shakes up driverless car sector" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "Confirmed: Intel is paying $15.3 billion to acquire Mobileye, a computer vision firm specializing in autonomous cars" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Intel's 5 biggest acquisitions of all time" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Intel Acquiring Mobileye For More Than $15B In Major Move Into Automated Driving" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Intel is buying Mobileye for $15 billion" Axios 8:30 AM
  • "It's The 1940S Again: Ibm's Scott Crowder On The Infancy Of Quantum Computers" Digital Trends 8:40 AM
  • "Why IBM's speech recognition breakthrough matters for AI and IoT" TechRepublic 1:50 PM
  • "IBM pushes blockchain system for e-transaction" DigiTimes 8:39 AM
  • "Lloyds plans to transfer over 1900 staff to IBM in £1.3 billion outsourcing deal" Finextra 8:38 AM
  • "Lloyds looks to move 1,900 staff to IBM to cut costs - union" Nasdaq 8:38 AM
  • "HP UK offers up to £500 to trade in your phone for its Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship" Neowin 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Hears From WikiLeaks After Data Leak: WikiLeaks is said to have reached out to Microsoft following the data dump." TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 will soon let you try apps without installing them first" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Kernel 4.10 gives Linux support for AMD Ryzen multithreading" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "AMD Vega GPU CompuBench Benchmark Reveals That It Performs Better Than The Nvidia GTX 1080" SegmentNext 8:23 AM
  • "Oracle earnings: further licensing declines expected as cloud transition continues" MarketWatch 3:44 PM
  • "Korek Telecom selects Ericsson and Cisco to transform IP core networks" Capacity Media 8:20 AM
  • "Cisco to upgrade Mobily's data centre and enterprise network" Capacity Media 8:19 AM
General Interest
  • "Why laptops won't come with larger SSDs this year: A tight NAND flash chip supply is pushing up prices for SSDs" Computerworld 3:29 PM
  • "There's a new Google Pixel in stores, but it's not the Pixel 2" BGR 1:50 PM
  • "Google reveals Jamboard price and release date" BetaNews 1:10 PM
  • "Google's next wearable is a $350 Levi's jacket that controls music by brushing your sleeve" PCWorld 1:00 PM
  • "Google launches Taste Test site to generate your perfect Android home screen" PCWorld 1:00 PM
  • "Master the many ways to search with Google on your Android phone" Greenbot 1:02 PM
  • "Skype updates Chrome extension to make it easier to send call links in tweets, emails, and calendar invites" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "After rocky tenure, Mayer leaves Yahoo 'tarnished': Yahoo CEO faced uphill battle and stumbles along the way" Computerworld 4:00 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer will get $23 million 'golden parachute' when Verizon completes Yahoo purchase" The Verge 12:53 PM
  • "Yahoo's 4K Excalibur patents in search, mobile, cloud and more valued at $740M" TechCrunch 12:45 PM
  • "Wibbly wobbly quadcopters take a bashing and keep on flying" The Verge 12:56 PM
  • "YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "Pandora's on-demand music service finally arrives" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "Viber is the latest messaging app to clone Snapchat with new 'Secret Chat' feature" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Facebook bans devs from creating surveillance tools with user data" BetaNews 1:11 PM
  • "Facebook updates its platform policy to forbid using data for surveillance" The Verge 12:53 PM
  • "Facebook makes an explicit statement against surveillance" Mashable 11:52 AM
  • "Facebook To Expand Live-stream Sports Coverage With Major League Soccer Deal" Digital Trends 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell EMC State of IT Trends Federal Study Finds Majority of Agencies Are Implementing Software-Defined Data Centers" Dell 8:33 AM
  • "Frost & Sullivan Commends Dell's Dominance of the Embedded PC Market, Born of its Exceptional Embedded Box PC 3000 and 5000 Series" PRNewswire 8:33 AM
  • "Could and should Microsoft buy Citrix?" ZDNet 4:04 PM
  • "How to remove ransomware: Use this battle plan to fight back" PCWorld 1:02 PM
  • "There's a New Browser on Windows 10 And It's Even Better than Microsoft's Edge" Softpedia 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft updates Bing Search on Android with travel guides and malicious website warnings" Neowin 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft will co-market the Galaxy Book family with Samsung" MSPoweruser 9:21 AM
  • "Give Up on an iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 for This Windows Phone and Get $600" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017" ITProPortal 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens Agency Readiness Program welcomes six new Europe-focused partners" OnMSFT 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens release date, rumours, specs & pricing: Microsoft takes HoloLens app programme to UK" IT PRO 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft makes new HoloLens push in Europe with expanded agency program" GeekWire 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program takes a step into Europe" Windows Central 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Showing New Ads in the Windows 10 Start Menu" Softpedia 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft brings over its OneDrive UWP app to the Xbox One" Neowin 8:54 AM
  • "Bill Gates is cutting Donald Trump a lot of slack" Axios 9:00 AM
  • "New York City Sues Verizon, Claiming Broken Promises of Fios Coverage" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:26 PM
  • "Illinois comptroller stops payments for governor's computer modernization" Reuters 9:26 PM
  • "A legal ruckus over Super Mario and his moustache" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:49 PM
  • "No, That Leak Doesn't Mean the CIA Is Using Pirated Windows" Softpedia 9:03 AM
  • "John Oliver details all the ways Samsung products will probably ruin your life" Mashable 7:04 PM
  • "Sad fact of the day: Most people still don't know how to protect themselves online" The Register 7:03 PM
  • "LG G6 Review: Righting The Course Of Mobile Gadget Development" Forbes 7:01 PM
  • "Panda Protection Advanced Review & Rating" PC Magazine 3:28 PM
  • "Here's why Google Cloud support is now priced per person" IDG News Service 1:50 PM
  • "The social media 'echo chamber' is real" Ars Technica 1:35 PM
  • "Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet: Republicans are saying net neutrality rules are bad for business, while Democrats fear any changes will leave our internet rights vulnerable." CNET 1:33 PM
  • "Don't have cable and want to watch March Madness? Here's how" BetaNews 1:12 PM
  • "Mozilla: people have no idea how to protect their privacy and security online" BetaNews 1:10 PM
  • "Decrease in patch rates points to broken software supply chain" BetaNews 1:10 PM
  • "When cell phone disaster strikes, you have some options" PCWorld 1:01 PM
  • "The argument for and against Facebook Messenger Day" TechCrunch 12:45 PM
  • "Orion Ubuntu Laptop Review: The MacBook Pro Alternative" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Networking software maker Citrix seeks buyers: sources" Reuters 9:26 PM
  • "Verizon sought $925 million discount for Yahoo merger, got $350 million" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "Canopy raises $20 million and hopes Trump will simplify the tax code" VentureBeat 1:31 PM
  • "Yahoo's 4K Excalibur patents in search, mobile, cloud and more valued at $740M" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "With $4M in funding, VentureApp wants to be WhatsApp for your professional network" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Chattanooga-based Skuid raises $25 million for its 'codeless' app development toolkit" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market holds its ground as Fed rate decision looms: Health care stocks lead S&P 500 laggards" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Go Nowhere as Wall Street Waits for Fed News: The S&P 500 stalls near its flatline on Monday in a quieter day of trading ahead of a Federal Reserve-focused week." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "4 Factors That Could Drive Stocks Higher Or Lower: U.S. stock indexes ended Monday's session little changed, as volume fell off in the run-up to the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting." Investor's Business Daily 4:01 PM
  • "Wall Street Drifts Along, Awaits Fed Decision" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Dow Drops as Investors Await Cues From Fed: The Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan are set to make interest rate decisions this week" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed ahead of busy week for central banks: Global stocks lacked direction at the beginning of the week, with some markets in Asia ignoring a positive lead from the U.S. as local drivers took precedence." MarketWatch 8:11 AM
  • "European stocks log 4th day of gains in choppy trade: European stocks climbed in volatile trade Monday, but with investors trading cautiously ahead of potentially market-moving events this week, including the Dutch election, the U.K.'s Brexit bill vote and a U.S. interest-rate decision." MarketWatch 12:23 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:35 PM; no changes since 12:40 PM CDT)
  • "Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings"
  • "3 Reasons Why Cloud Migration is Gaining Traction in Healthcare"
New York Times (Updated 9:35 PM CDT)
  • "At BlackRock, Machines Are Rising Over Managers to Pick Stocks"
  • "Congress Moves to Overturn Obama-Era Online Privacy Rules"
  • "Facebook Mirrors Snapchat (Again) With Facebook Stories"
  • "Samsung May Bring Back Its Fire-Plagued Galaxy Note 7"
  • "Tencent of China Takes 5 Percent Stake in Tesla"
  • "Uber Diversity Report Repudiates Its 'Hard-Charging Attitude'"
  • "Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs"
  • "Didi Chuxing, China's Ride-Hailing Giant, Holds Talks With SoftBank"
  • "None of Us Are Safe From Getting 'Owned'"
  • "Trump Appoints One of His Lawyers to Review Mergers"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:35 PM CDT)
  • "Amazon Teases Quick, Free Grocery Pickup"
  • "Google Home Now Controls More of Your Home"
  • "Surprise! Uber Workforce Skews Heavily White, Male"
  • "Score VR Game Discounts With Rift Anniversary Sale"
  • "Amazon Prime Members: Nab a Cheap Kindle Now"
  • "Vizio Unveils Budget D-Series 4K Lineup"
  • "Apple iOS 10.3 Makes Siri Smarter, Pimps Your Ride"
  • "T-Mobile's Latest Freebie Is 1 Year of MLB.TV Premium"
  • "Tinder Arrives on the Web"
  • "Netgear Adds Small Home Models to Orbi WiFi System" ...
Reuters (Updated 12:40 PM CDT)
  • "Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs"
  • "With new phone due, Samsung dials down on safety message"
  • "Brazilian mayor takes issue with in graffiti debate"
  • "Canadian government, businesses back $150 million artificial intelligence institute"
  • "BlackRock cuts fees and jobs; stockpicking goes high-tech"
  • "SK Hynix in talks with Japanese investors for joint Toshiba chip bid: Korea Economic Daily"
  • "America Movil plans up to 3 billion pesos in share buybacks"
  • "Congress sends White House repeal of broadband privacy rules"
  • "Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat"
  • "Tesla deal boosts Chinese presence in U.S. auto tech"
ZDNet (Updated 12:40 PM CDT)
  • "Google presents its open-source goodies to the world"
  • "NBN rollout info by electorate released by Communications Department"
  • "AFP NBN raids were 'improper interference': Senate committee"
  • "Australia lacks understanding of EU data laws: Veritas"
  • "​Cognoa raises $11.6m to advance diagnosis of autism through machine learning"
  • "CSIRO launches app and wearable to track patient recovery"
  • "Congress just obliterated Obama-era rules preventing ISPs from selling your browsing history"
  • "The disruptive force of disruption: Canary in the coal mine?"

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