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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel bets on selling Mobileye data, with maps a first test" Reuters 6:23 AM
  • "Intel-Mobileye merger to boost BMW's self-driving car plans: The deal gives Intel the potential to develop an autonomous driving product that incorporates cloud computing" IDG News Service 2:25 PM
  • "Intel Buys Mobileye For $15.3 Billion: Israel ETF In Focus" Zacks 8:44 AM
  • "Deal for Mobileye Puts Intel's Spotty Record of Acquisitions on the Line: Chip maker has limited experience successfully integrating big purchases" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:51 AM
  • "Intel Buys Israeli Driverless Car Company for $15 Billion" CBN News 8:44 AM
  • "Intel: Fitch Gives Lackluster Thumbs Up to Mobileye Deal" Barron's 11:51 AM
  • "Israel eyes tax cuts as Intel-Mobileye deal to boost coffers by US$1bil" The Star: Malaysia 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Corporation's Plan to Buy Mobileye Fires Up Auto Stocks" InvestorPlace 8:44 AM
  • "Why Intel Corporation Is Betting On Driverless Technology" Insider Monkey 1:52 PM
  • "Intel, TAG Heuer unveil Fuse Style smartwatch" Telecompaper 8:45 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 threatens Intel's grip on the mainstream PC market" ZDNet 9:18 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen System Tweaking Tips For Optimal Gaming, Overclocking And Performance" HotHardware 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft fixes record number of flaws, some publicly known: The company's March security updates include the fixes skipped in February" IDG News Service 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft addressed nine critical security issues with this month's Patch Tuesday" Neowin 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's March Patch Tuesday fixes nine critical security vulnerabilities" V3 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Slack-slapping 'Teams' slips into Office 365" The Register 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers enterprise chat through Office 365 and Teams" ComputerWeekly 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft is finally killing off the most hated version of Windows" ThaiVisa News 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft offers insights on the future of Windows 10 updates and reboots" GeekWire 5:53 PM
  • "IBM could have made almost all the voluntary redundancies it needed" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "Smart Dubai selects IBM, Consensys for city-wide blockchain implementation" EconoTimes 8:42 AM
  • "IBM Watson works with Webgains to use AI for 'more intelligent' advertising" Mobile Marketing 8:42 AM
  • "Lenovo gets into server-based storage virtualisation with DataCore" The Register 7:25 AM
  • "Walter Isaacson Is Getting Into Podcasting With a Series for Dell About Technology" AdWeek 8:40 AM
  • "Oracle's Cloud Business Drives Revenue Growth: Tech firm reports a quarterly profit of $2.24 billion, rising from a year earlier" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle reports better-than-expected profit, revenue" Reuters 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle beats Q3 earnings expectations" ZDNet 4:06 PM
  • "Oracle tops Street 3Q forecasts: Oracle posts 3Q profit, results beat Street expectations" Associated Press 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle Stock Climbing on Earnings Beat: Oracle reported better than expected earnings." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle's Profits Rise On Continued 'Hyper-Growth' In The Cloud" Forbes 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings: What to Watch/Cloud sales and the impact of its NetSuite purchase in focus" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Larry Ellison talks smack about AWS again, claims Oracle cloud is faster and cheaper" VentureBeat 4:12 PM
  • "Can Oracle Keep Up Its Cloud Revenue Growth In The Third Quarter?" Benzinga 1:52 PM
  • "Cisco, IBM speed digital and cloud transformation" IT-Online 8:42 AM
  • "What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?" Wired 7:27 AM
  • "Warning over critical SAP vulnerability affecting millions of client PCs worldwide" V3 11:06 AM
General Interest
  • "Fossil's smartwatches start receiving Android Wear 2.0: It's one of the first brands to offer Google's latest wearable features." Engadget 5:53 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch Global Sales Reportedly Top 1.5 Million Units Just Two Weeks After Launch" HotHardware 5:37 PM
  • "Yahoo's Mayer 'grateful' to FBI, DOJ for nabbing hackers: The indictments might let the beleaguered CEO breathe a small sigh of relief." CNET 1:52 PM
  • "Unsurprisingly, Russian spies are probably behind massive Yahoo! hack" Mashable 10:34 AM
  • "Facebook—in hate-crime clash with MPs—claims it's 'fixed' abuse review tool" Ars Technica 9:33 AM
  • "Malicious uploads allowed hijacking of WhatsApp and Telegram accounts" IDG News Service 8:18 AM
  • "Amazon is courting Alexa developers with free AWS services" Recode 9:48 AM
  • "Amazon' Alexa links with Grubhub to make it easier to order from your favorite restaurant" Mashable 9:48 AM
  • "Amazon makes it easier to order from your favorite restaurant through Alexa" Mashable 9:48 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services starts offering free cloud storage and computing for Alexa skills" GeekWire 8:18 AM
  • "Yup, the pen trumps keyboards when it comes to learning" Mashable 7:27 AM
  • "Energizer's Xbox One battery charger recalled for burn hazard" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Samsung to ramp 7nm in 2018" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "Samsung could add iPhone-like pressure-sensitive screen on Galaxy S8" The Next Web 7:19 AM
  • "This great 90s game about bikers in the future is getting the hi-res treatment in April" The Next Web 7:19 AM
  • "Your phone has already fixed chat fragmentation" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "How strong endpoint security can prevent cyberattacks" BetaNews 7:13 AM
  • "With Alexa integration and mapping, iRobot aims to make Roomba the center of the smart home" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Leak says two Pixel 2 smartphones are in the works at Google" BGR 2:24 PM
  • "Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential/Project Sunroof has checked the viability of 60 million US rooftops." Engadget 7:47 AM
  • "DeepMind adds memory to its AI system to tackle multiple Atari games: A new algorithm may hold the key to better AI" The Verge 2:38 PM
  • "Google Hangouts won't disappear for consumers despite enterprise focus" IDG News Service 7:26 AM
  • "Google expands its African initiatives" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Google is improving Chrome battery life by throttling background tabs" The Verge 6:56 AM
  • "Hackers Post Pro-Erdogan Messages in Attack on Twitter Accounts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 AM
  • "Twitter accounts hacked to push #NaziHollanda message" Engadget 6:25 AM
  • "Massive Twitter hijack spreads swastikas and pro-Erdo─čan propaganda: Affected accounts spread #NaziGermany and #NaziHolland hashtags amid heightened tensions between Turkey and Europe" The Verge 6:24 AM
  • "Machine learning can also aid the cyber enemy: NSA research head/Smart cyber adversaries are starting to turn machine learning algorithms against the defence. But adversaries could be frustrated by deliberate cyber deception." ZDNet 6:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Q3 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 6% TO $0.53 and Non-GAAP EPS UP 7% TO $0.69" PRNewswire 4:13 PM
Microsoft
  • "Android for the Windows Guy: Microsoft Outlook" Thurrott 1:03 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Master advanced window-snapping techniques" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft close to finalizing the Windows 10 Creators Update" The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "Is Splashtop A Viable Alternative For Microsoft Remote Desktop?" AddictiveTips 6:57 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Robot kills worker on assembly line, raising concerns about human-robot collaboration: A federal lawsuit alleges that a robot surpassed safety regulations, entering an unauthorized area and killing a human worker." TechRepublic 12:50 PM
  • "U.S. indicts Russian spies, hackers over massive Yahoo hack" Reuters 12:29 PM
  • "DoJ accuses two Russian spies and two criminals of 2014 Yahoo hack" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "US charges two FSB officers, two 'criminal hackers' in Yahoo breach" Ars Technica 12:10 PM
  • "Yahoo: U.S. indictment of 4 Russians proves hack was state-sponsored" VentureBeat 12:05 PM
  • "Four charged, including Russian gov't agents, for massive Yahoo hack: Hackers targeted Yahoo accounts of officials for intelligence and financial gain, says US government" IDG News Service 11:52 AM
  • "Yahoo hack: DOJ announces charges" CBS News 11:51 AM
  • "Court blocks American from suing Ethiopia for infecting his computer" IDG News Service 7:26 AM
  • "We-Vibe to pay C$4 million for tracking customers' vibrator usage" BetaNews 7:13 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries" The Wirecutter 8:46 PM
  • "America may miss out on the next industrial revolution: Preparing for automation means investing in robotics" The Verge 8:18 PM
  • "Acer Aspire VX 15 - Full Review and Benchmarks" LAPTOP Magazine 4:12 PM
  • "Warning: Dangerous new Gmail phishing attack can easily steal your Google login" BGR 12:50 PM
  • "How to start, stop, and restart services in Linux: Controlling services in Linux doesn't have to be a confounding experience. Here's how the process works, and why it is often seen as an overly complicated task." TechRepublic 12:50 PM
  • "User Manuals Are Mostly Gone—Which Is Both Good and Bad: Google happened, and something important was lost" Scientific American 12:10 PM
  • "When choosing a cloud provider: does size matter?" Information Age 8:42 AM
  • "Why You Don't Need To Worry About AI" Forbes 7:29 AM
  • "Is Antitrust The Right Framework For Net Neutrality?" Forbes 7:29 AM
  • "7 AMD Ryzen tips and tricks to maximize your PC's performance" PCWorld 7:26 AM
  • "Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem/Firebind's cloud-based monitoring tool is ideal for branch offices" Computerworld 6:56 AM
  • "How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:23 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GoPro eliminates almost 300 jobs in third round of cuts since 2016: The company's trying to return to profitability by thinning the workforce" The Verge 5:32 PM
  • "Zynga Acquires 1-Person App Startup For $42.5M" Forbes 12:26 PM
  • "Japan govt-backed fund may take minority stake in Toshiba chip unit: sources" Reuters 6:23 AM
  • "Toshiba offers memory unit shares as collateral for loans: sources" Reuters 6:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market rallies to the close as Fed hikes interest rates: MSCI shares rise after company denies reports of potential bid from S&P Global" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Wall Street Moves Within Range of Records After Fed Makes Expected Move on Rates: Stocks closed in on records set on March 1 after a rate hike from the Federal Reserve reaffirms faith in the strength of the U.S. economy." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Market focus shifts to pace of Fed rate hikes" USA Today 4:07 PM
  • "Wall Street Higher as Fed Raises Rates" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Gain as Fed Moves Into New Policy Phase: Fed officials indicate they expect to raise short-term interest rates two more times this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "European stocks advance ahead of Dutch election, Fed meeting results: German police raid Audi offices" MarketWatch 8:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:30 PM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Vlocity and its Role in Helping Salesforce's $20B target"
  • "The Cyber Risk of False Confidence"
New York Times (Checked 3:35 PM; no changes since 11:50 AM CDT)
  • "China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship"
  • "Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for 'Mistakes'"
  • "Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:35 PM CDT)
  • "7 Ways to Tweak Your Windows 10 Taskbar"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "A Visual History of the iPhone"
  • "SNES Classic Deluxe Carry Case Includes Swappable SNES Art"
  • "iPhone and iOS: The Complete Newbie's Guide"
  • "YubiKey 4C Nano Is the World's Smallest USB-C Authenticator"
  • "12 Big Announcements from Microsoft Ignite"
  • "This Program Ensures Sci-Fi Movie Magic Is the Real Deal"
  • "iPhone 8 Glass Back Replacements Are Very Expensive"
  • "Google Subjects Top 5 Browsers to 100 Million Fuzz Tests" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:35 PM CDT)
  • "Tech stocks sell-off deepens fears of shift away from sector"
  • "SEC chairman belatedly learned of 2016 agency hack: testimony"
  • "Uber rival Lyft met London transport officials, documents show"
  • "Apologizing to London, Uber CEO offers change to keep license"
  • "Daimler to test truck 'platooning' technology on U.S. roads"
  • "Apple shares flirt with correction territory"
  • "Deloitte hacked, says 'very few' clients affected"
  • "Navistar, VW will collaborate on electric truck, connectivity"
  • "Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis"
  • "Microsoft makes Teams primary teamwork hub, replacing Skype for Business"
ZDNet (Updated 3:35 PM CDT)
  • "CIO playbook: HP talks customer experience and digital transformation"
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella's 'Hit Refresh': Is a cultural revolution enough to refresh Microsoft?"
  • "Apple is dropping Bing in favor of Google in Siri, Spotlight on Mac"
  • "Why are Gulf nations investing heavily in smart cities?"
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 first impressions: No LTE issues, battery life is surprising"
  • "This bank data stealing Android malware is back - and it's now even sneakier"
  • "Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch"
  • "What business should learn from the EU's cyber war games"


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