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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft's board" TechCrunch 5:26 PM
  • "Microsoft adds LinkedIn co-founder to board of directors" Seeking Alpha 5:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Named One of the Most Ethical Companies in the WorldResearch includes Microsoft in ethical companies chart" Softpedia 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams goes live with new email integration, enterprise bots" ZDNet 11:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams launches globally, taking on Slack, Amazon, Google, others in high-stakes chat battle" GeekWire 11:24 AM
  • "Teams is Microsoft's most intriguing productivity app yet: The potential Slack killer is rolling out to all Office 365 users today." Engadget 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft ratchets up group chat competition with Teams launch: Don't expect this to be a one-for-one Slack replacement" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Chasing Slack and Cloud Sales, Microsoft's Teams Targets Big-Office Customers" Bloomberg 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft finally fixes 'critical' Windows security flaw after patch delay" ZDNet 5:36 PM
  • "These are some of the security improvements coming with Windows 10 Creators Update" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "Windows Vista Users Given 30-Day Notice For Support Termination" HotHardware 4:23 PM
  • "Windows Vista is four weeks from hasta la vista: And we're not lying, it won't be back" The Inquirer 8:36 AM
  • "PSA: Windows Vista has less than 30 days until Microsoft ends its support" Neowin 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows account sync data deletion tool is down right now" Windows Central 8:38 AM
  • "The UK's health services now relies on Cortana Intelligence Suite to read medical research" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Begins Promoting Creators Update In Windows 10" Thurrott 6:37 PM
  • "AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10" ExtremeTech 8:20 AM
  • "AMD rebuffs Ryzen temperature and Windows 10 thread scheduling complaints: Nothing to see here, apparently" The Inquirer 11:17 AM
  • "AMD Responds to AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X Temperature Issue" MobiPicker 8:20 AM
  • "AMD: There's Nothing Wrong with the Windows 10 Scheduler" Thurrott 8:20 AM
  • "When Intel Redesigns The Google Glass" Yanko Design 8:21 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out New HD Graphics Driver for Windows 10 - Get Build 4624 BetaThe update fixes Fallout 4 crashes encountered at startup" Softpedia 8:21 AM
  • "Why Intel put a smartphone chip in Tag Heuer's $1,600 smartwatch: Smartphone chips can extend the life of smartwatches, so they won't need to be replaced every few years" IDG News Service 7:43 AM
  • "Tag Heuer and Intel launch the $1,600 Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, with Android Wear 2.0" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "Tag Heuer and Intel are making another $1,600 Android Wear smartwatch: And apparently an Intel-made smart assistant" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Tag Heuer's first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch transforms into a mechanical watch: For those who, er, don't want a smartwatch at all" The Inquirer 7:48 AM
  • "Intel Security releases detection tool for EFI rootkit after WikiLeaks' Vault7 revelations: Updated Intel BIOS tool can be used to check for DarkMatter EFI firmware malware" V3 9:51 AM
  • "Arthritis Research UK taps IBM Watson to create virtual assistant for people living with Arthritis: Those suffering with arthritis will be able to get answers to their questions more swiftly" V3 9:51 AM
  • "Australian PC shipments in Q4 2016 beat expectations to total 1.12m: IDC" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Laser research paves way for computers 100,000 times faster than today, and quantum processors" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "Boffins see the light that could make computing 100,000 times faster: Hertz, don't it?" The Inquirer 7:48 AM
  • "A third huge datacenter falls to ARM servers: Super 7 + 1 is now three down" SemiAccurate 7:58 AM
General Interest
  • "Millions of records leaked from huge US corporate database" ZDNet 9:20 PM
  • "WD, UN Use Big Data Competition to Fight Climate Change" eWeek 9:16 PM
  • "Time ran out to develop the Galaxy S8's anticipiated on-screen fingerprint scanner" Neowin 8:54 PM
  • "Some games are going to cost more on Switch than on PS4 and Xbox One" BGR 4:30 PM
  • "'Sideways Dictionary' simplifies tech jargon for the masses: The Google/Washington Post venture uses analogies to explain 'DDoS,' 'cookie' and other terms." Engadget 11:50 AM
  • "Mozilla: Everyone's scared of hackers but clueless about fending them off" ZDNet 11:02 AM
  • "Samsung commits to monthly security updates for unlocked US smartphones: Samsung promises less awful support for its most poorly supported phone model." Ars Technica 10:55 AM
  • "Report: Google earns 78% of $36.7B US search ad revenues, soon to be 80%/Amazon and Yelp expected to see biggest search revenue growth rates in US." Search Engine Land 11:03 AM
  • "Google's share of the search ad market is expected to grow: This is bad news for Yelp, Microsoft and AOL." Recode 10:10 AM
  • "Twitter's U.S. mobile advertising revenue is expected to decline for the first time, says eMarketer: Facebook and Google are doing quite nicely, though." Recode 10:10 AM
  • "Samsung, Asus and Lenovo smartphones come with pre-installed malware, Check Point Software has warned: Samsung Galaxy S4 and A5, Asus Zenfone 2, and Lenovo S90 all fingered" V3 9:50 AM
  • "Samsung SDI launches high-capacity ESS aimed for Europe" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Three hack: 76,000 more customers hit by November breach/Operator confirms more customers affected than previously thought" The Inquirer 7:48 AM
  • "National Grid examining artificial intelligence to make power grid 10 per cent more efficient: Power infrastructure monopoly in talks with DeepMind about applying AI to the power grid" V3 9:50 AM
  • "Sony plans to let PC owners play PS4 games" BBC 7:37 AM
  • "PS4 Games Coming Soon To PlayStation Now" Redmond Pie 7:57 AM
  • "Quick Access Feature for Google Drive Available for Web, iOS" eWeek 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Havis Partners with Dell and Mueller Co. to Increase Productivity in the Rugged Warehouse" PRWeb 8:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft built its Slack competitor: Fruit farms and Las Vegas" The Verge 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Store Kicks Off Annual Pi Day Sale" Thurrott 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft celebrates Pi Day with up to 31.4% off Windows 10 PCs and a Lenovo laptop for $314" Neowin 10:15 AM
  • "Samsung's jailed executive could still run the company from his jail cell" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Facebook, Twitter and Google could face €50m fines for fake news and hate speech under German law proposals" City A.M. 8:19 AM
  • "Tech titan pals back up Google after 'foreign server data' FBI warrant ruling: Means providers'll be 'forced to violate foreign privacy law'" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Germany warns social media firms over illegal content" BBC 9:54 AM
  • "Germany's Merkel warns against cyber attacks on infrastructure" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • "The NCA says the UK has a ransomware problem: Also, you should fear Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "New York City sues Verizon for failing to provide fiber broadband to all households" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook updates its terms to prohibit spying on users" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "Facebook bans creation of spying tools through data slurping" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook data 'off-limits' for spy tools" BBC 7:37 AM
  • "Facebook will not let anyone use its data to spy on you" BGR 7:36 AM
  • "Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms" BBC 7:37 AM
  • "Your gadgets could help 'launch a cyber attack'" BBC 7:37 AM
  • "Man behind GemCoin, a fake cryptocurrency, settles lawsuit for $71M/Judge: 'Defendant has shown no sign of recognition of wrongdoing.'" Ars Technica 7:37 AM
  • "The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti can hit 2.1GHz with water cooling" ExtremeTech 7:08 PM
  • "How 'video understanding' could transform Facebook" Yahoo Finance 7:06 PM
  • "Maingear Vybe Review: Dual GTX 1070s And Kaby Lake Cranked To 5GHz" HotHardware 11:27 AM
  • "Why the Samsung Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor is in such an awful spot" Mashable 10:51 AM
  • "Lessons learned from a ransomware infection" BetaNews 9:54 AM
  • "The History And Future Of The 3Dmark, The World's Most Popular Gaming Benchmark" Digital Trends 9:51 AM
  • "Review: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (14nm Zen)" Hexus 8:20 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 vs Apple MacBook Pro – the Price is Similar but the Hardware Isn't" News 4C 8:14 AM
  • "New Kaby Lake Dell Xps 13 2-In-1 Vs Last Generation 12-Inch MacBook" Auto World News 8:14 AM
  • "It's time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth the effort/HTTPS websites get a speed boost, better search engine rankings and fewer browser warnings" IDG News Service 7:42 AM
  • "Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don't cause long lines at security" TechCrunch 2:13 PM
  • "Toshiba to 'aggressively consider' sale of most of Westinghouse" Reuters 12:05 PM
  • "Tax software startup Canopy secures $20m" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos has a new top adviser at Amazon: A Kindle vice president is the CEO's new 'shadow.'" Recode 7:57 AM
  • "Roblox nabs $92 million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Yahoo's Marissa Mayer sees payoff slashed to $23m: $55m 'golden parachute' cut in half after Verizon re-negotiates purchase price" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "Silverfin, a 'connected accounting platform', raises $4.5M Series A led by Index" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "The Missing Element in the Fed's Calculus on a Fourth Rate Hike: The Federal Reserve signaled three potential interest rate hikes during 2017. Now, economists say, there's a chance the central bank may go for more." TheStreet 5:37 PM
  • "Will the Fed stop the Trump rally?" FOXBusiness 5:37 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,856.82 down -18.96 points" Nasdaq 5:38 PM
  • "Markets await Federal reserve statement Wednesday" USA Today 5:39 PM
  • "Stocks, Oil Slide Ahead of Fed Decision: Investors' worries that ramp-up in U.S. production could offset efforts to reduce supply glut sends oil prices down for seven consecutive sessions" [Paid Membership Required] 5:39 PM
  • "Asian markets making few waves ahead of Fed meeting" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "European stocks edge back after 4-session win streak" MarketWatch 8:25 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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