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TechNN Archive: Friday, March 17, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Should the Surface Phone really run full Windows 10?" Windows Central 11:13 AM
  • "Will we get a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider build today? 'It's not looking that way'" OnMSFT 11:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making Those Annoying Windows Updates a Thing of the Past" The Motley Fool 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft designed these colorful toys to teach blind kids to code" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 15060, RTM Now Imminent" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update" Computerworld 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors" Network World 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft might start blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates for 7th gen CPUs soon" OnMSFT 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Bans Windows 7 from Updating on Kaby Lake and Ryzen Processors" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft to make Windows 10 compulsory for new Kaby Lake and Ryzen CPUs?" TechRadar UK 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts price of HP's Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship in the UK - but not by much" Neowin 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Watson to bring AI to brain bleed detection" Pharnaphorum 8:37 AM
  • "Intel still beats Ryzen at games, but how much does it matter?" Ars Technica 8:31 AM
  • "Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains" PhysOrg 8:30 AM
  • "Intel launches first public bug bounty programme" bit-tech 8:31 AM
  • "Intel is offering up to $30,000 for bugs in its hardware" HelpNetSecurity 8:29 AM
  • "Upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU Images Leaked" SegmentNext 8:26 AM
  • "Why does AMD Ryzen fall short of Intel in games, and will it improve?" Ars Technica UK 8:26 AM
  • "Can AMD's Ryzen chips propel it into the premium league?" Live Mint 8:25 AM
  • "AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Leaped To A New High After Q3 Profit Surpassed Expectations" RTTNews 8:23 AM
  • "OracleVoice: Hurd: Oracle Poised To Overtake Salesforce.com In Cloud Revenue" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle: Same Program, Same Station, Different Time" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Despite shift toward enterprise apps, Oracle's still betting big on databases" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "Why Cisco Is Spending $3.7 Billion on AppDynamics" The Motley Fool 8:42 PM
General Interest
  • "Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi" Engadget 6:25 PM
  • "Google's figured out how to store even more selfies on your phone" Mashable 6:21 PM
  • "Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations" PCWorld 12:28 PM
  • "Google Drive for Windows goes titsup after firm rolls out unfinished update" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Google scrabbles to appease advertisers after drawing ire for inappropriate ad placements" BetaNews 7:36 AM
  • "Google promises 'more robust' tools to help YouTube advertisers avoid controversial videos" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "Google Home stops spouting Disney ads after user outcry" PCWorld 7:27 AM
  • "How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners" PCWorld 7:28 AM
  • "How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries" PCWorld 7:26 AM
  • "Uber's self-driving car tests aren't going as well as planned" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Amazon puts Alexa inside its main iPhone app" VentureBeat 7:31 AM
  • "Nintendo doubles Switch production plans after strong demand: WSJ" The Verge 7:23 AM
  • "WSJ: Nintendo is selling way more Switches than it expected" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Netflix is swapping star ratings for thumbs up and thumbs down" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share" TechCrunch 7:19 AM
  • "This space heater for fingers probably won't burn your hands off" The Verge 12:25 PM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide" Network.Com 8:42 AM
  • "ProVu-Cisco set dates for two more launch events" Comms-Dealer 8:17 AM
  • "Opportunity International and Cisco Collaborate with Goal to Improve the Lives of 20 Million People and Create Three Million Jobs by 2020" Network.Com 8:16 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft and Alphabet Are Catching Up to Amazon in the Cloud" The Motley Fool 9:15 PM
  • "You can now turn off colourful contact icons or profile pictures on the Outlook Mail app in Windows 10" MSPoweruser 11:13 AM
  • "How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD" IT PRO 11:10 AM
  • "Windows 10's Creators Update tweaks a workaround for mandatory updates" PCWorld 11:09 AM
  • "So Long, Vista! Microsoft Finally Kills the OS – No More Security Updates or Hot Fixes" WCCFTech 11:09 AM
  • "GroupMe Windows app updated with support for copy and pasting files via the clipboard" MSPoweruser 11:06 AM
  • "WINDOWS GAMING: Can Windows 10 Game Mode Boost Performance? We Tested It!" MakeUseOf 11:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date could be just DAYS away" Express UK 8:58 AM
  • "Teams shows Microsoft's strengths – and its weaknesses" Alphr 11:05 AM
  • "How to force a Windows 'Blue Screen of Death' — and why you might want to" Windows Central 8:57 AM
  • "Easy Fix for Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4013429 Issues" Softpedia 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches a Sports Bot for Facebook" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "How to Install Windows 10 Build 15060 If It Fails with Error 8024a112" Softpedia 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft and Sony set sights on the Netflix model" GamesIndustry 8:50 AM
  • "Live game chat transcription launches for Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10" Neowin 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Launch a $1,000 Windows 10 Laptop" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 price to be lower than predecessor; Comparisons with Apple MacBook Pro 2017" International Business Times 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 coming soon as a simple, cheaper clamshell laptop" Pocketnow 8:43 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "New Jersey pastor, Florida programer convicted of bitcoin exchange scheme" Reuters 6:44 PM
  • "Google Resists Warrant for Data in Minnesota Fraud Case" PC Magazine 6:44 PM
  • "Google Employees Have to Waive Right to Sue on Pornography" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:04 PM
  • "UK government pulls YouTube ads over hate speech concerns" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "EU orders Facebook and Google to prevent consumer scams" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Pakistan risks privacy concerns by asking Facebook and Twitter to identify users suspected of blasphemy" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "Germany to use voice analysis software to help determine where refugees come from" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "South Korea court reassigns Samsung chief's case amid questions about judge's connections" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "UK to question Google after adverts appear alongside extremist videos" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Canada cracks down on recreational drone use" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "FBI arrests alleged attacker who tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Kurt Eichenwald" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Federal judge OKs $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit" VentureBeat 7:32 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Your Future Password Is... Your Entire Body" Backchannel 2:04 PM
  • "Storm Stella leads to spike in malware infections" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "What hacking RSA access points teaches us about enterprise VPNs" BetaNews 12:33 PM
  • "Cyber security spending to reach $90bn in 2017" BetaNews 12:33 PM
  • "How big data is being used and what's holding it back" BetaNews 12:33 PM
  • "SpaceX is pushing hard to bring the internet to space" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "Tizeti is bringing wireless internet to urban Africa" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Bill Gates: Cutting Foreign Aid Makes America Less Safe" Time 8:50 AM
  • "Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021" Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Workplace collaboration survey finds employees want a more interactive approach to solving business problems" BetaNews 7:37 AM
  • "Netgear Arlo Pro review: A great home security camera you can use indoors or out" PCWorld 7:29 AM
  • "Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhere" PCWorld 7:28 AM
  • "The best graphics cards for PC gaming" PCWorld 7:27 AM
  • "How WebAssembly can transform how we use apps and the web" PCWorld 7:26 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Jet.com bought ModCloth, which makes a strange kind of sense" Mashable 6:24 PM
  • "Tesla raised $1.2 billion via share and convertible debt sale" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "Piwik raises $2 million to truly liberate your analytics" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Singapore's Homage, a service for in-home care for the elderly, raises $1.2M" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market slides at close but holds on to weekly gains: Financials retreat as 10-year Treasury yield ticks lower" MarketWatch 6:07 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Decline as Health Care Losses Counter Gains: Wall Street ends a jampacked week little changed as a selloff in health care stocks counters broad gains elsewhere." TheStreet 6:07 PM
  • "Investors see red on St. Patrick's Day" USA Today 6:07 PM
  • "Wall Street Flat as Banks Weigh; Adobe Rallies" Reuters 6:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks, Government Bonds Notch Weekly Gains: Utilities sector also rising, boosting S&P 500 energy shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:06 PM
  • "Asian markets largely retreat ahead of G-20 meeting: Investors in Asia turned cautious Friday ahead of a meeting of finance chiefs from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is widely expected to pressure countries to boost the value of their currencies." MarketWatch 7:53 AM
  • "European stocks dip ahead of potential trade tension at G-20 gathering: European stocks moved slightly lower Friday, but hovered around their highest levels in more than a year, with investors turning attention to the meeting of Group of 20 finance officials in Germany." MarketWatch 7:55 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud"
  • "COBOL in the Cloud as a Reality"
New York Times (Updated 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "Cloud Computing Asserts Itself"
  • "'10 Concerts' Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes"
  • "With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China"
  • "Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)"
  • "Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet"
PC Magazine (Updated 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "Chrome to More Aggressively Highlight Insecure Sites"
  • "Hands On: Acer's Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headset"
  • "Ford Makes More of its Cars Immune to Speeding Tickets"
  • "Facebook, Google Identified as Victims of $100M Email Scam"
  • "2DS XL Special Edition Planned for Dragon Quest XI Launch"
  • "Forced Quake Champions Shortcut Removed From Radeon Software"
  • "Nintendo Switch Has My Gaming PC Covered in Dust"
  • "Love Genius? Get Your Nerd On With These Geeky Shows"
  • "How to Take a Free Apple Product Workshop"
  • "21 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks" ...
Reuters (Updated 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "Foxconn plans U.S. investment; plans not final: Chairman Gou"
  • "Qualcomm warns of profit hit as Apple battle intensifies"
  • "Exclusive: Tesla's Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk - sources"
  • "Tech firms race to spot video violence"
  • "Google's search for non-ad revenue puts spotlight on cloud, Pixel"
  • "Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites"
  • "ASML files patent countersuit against Japan's Nikon"
  • "Deutsche Post to deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany"
  • "Russian prosecutor demands jail time for man who played Pokemon in church"
  • "Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record"
ZDNet (Updated 1:00 PM CDT)
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 'Redstone 3' test build brings back My People feature"
  • "Stephen Hawking issues familiar warning to China against AI"
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 users complain of random restarts"
  • "Nomx, the 'most secure' email service, can be easily hacked, say researchers"
  • "Qualcomm issues profit warning as Apple legal battle intensifies"
  • "Charging the iPhone over Wi-Fi? Apple patents the idea"
  • "A database of thousands of credit cards was left exposed on the open internet"
  • "Analytics acquisition deals continue: it's an all-you-can-eat buffet"


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