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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Modifies Windows 10 for China's Government: Tech companies are customizing products to meet heightened security demands from Beijing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Updates Shipping Version of Windows 10 Again" Thurrott 6:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 15063 Released, RTM is in the Air" Thurrott 6:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 15063 heads to phones in the Fast ring - here's what's new" Neowin 6:53 AM
  • "Adobe, Microsoft team up to share sales and marketing data" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft and Adobe partner to share sales and marketing data" CRN 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft to shut down Translator app for older Windows and Windows Phone devices next month" Neowin 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series, 'inspired by military technology'" Neowin 12:07 PM
  • "AMD pledges Ryzen FMA3 erratum fix in upcoming AGESA update" bit-tech 6:41 AM
  • "Ryzen rumors: Perception vs. reality with AMD's new CPU/We cut through through the chatter, rumors and hearsay." PCWorld 6:41 AM
  • "Benchmark Performance; Killer Flagship Now Adds Cores To Slay AMD Naples" University Herald 6:42 AM
  • "Surface Pro 5: Alien Covenant teaser reveals possible AMD Ryzen-powered Surface Pro 5" IT PRO 6:42 AM
  • "AMD Drags LG, MediaTek, Vizio, Sigma To Court Over Patent Infringement" MobiPicker 6:41 AM
  • "ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD: Starting next year, new ARM processors will pack in blazing performance thanks to big changes coming to its Cortex-A chip designs" CIO 6:42 AM
  • "ARM announces new DynamIQ technology, will focus on AI, machine learning, and phones" ExtremeTech 7:57 AM
  • "ARM's DynamIQ microarchitecture takes aim at AI and machine learning: Chip designer promises multi-core tech will deliver a 50x boost in AI performance" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
  • "ARM's latest CPUs are ready for an AI-powered future: 'DynamIQ' technology is the next step beyond 'big.Little' multicore CPUs." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD: Starting next year, new ARM processors will pack in blazing performance thanks to big changes coming to its Cortex-A chip designs" IDG News Service 6:55 AM
  • "ARM's new chip design focuses on AI and machine learning" The Verge 6:52 AM
  • "ARM moves beyond mobile with DynamIQ" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "ARM enters driverless car race with latest design" Telegraph 6:52 AM
  • "ARM's next-gen chip design puts the focus on artificial intelligence" TechCrunch 6:52 AM
  • "Leak shows an Intel 32-core monster CPU to keep up with AMD" TechRadar UK 7:18 AM
  • "Downgrading Intel To Sell On Stagnant Business Fundamentals" Seeking Alpha 6:25 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?" Pocket-lint 6:35 AM
  • "Rometty: IBM Cloud is the platform for the next era" CNBC Videos 3:14 PM
  • "IBM CEO Rometty on Growing Cloud Business, U.S. Workforce" Bloomberg 3:14 PM
  • "IBM launches blockchain service based on Hyperledger Fabric" Neowin 6:53 AM
  • "IBM announces Hyperledger Fabric-based Blockchain-as-a-service" BetaNews 7:19 AM
  • "IBM's Harriet Green Sees 'Enormous' Advantage From Watson" Bloomberg 6:25 PM
  • "IBM, Red Hat collaborates to accelerate Cloud adoption: 'Our collaboration with IBM is aimed at helping enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace hybrid Cloud,' added Radhesh Balakrishnan, GM of OpenStack, Red Hat." The Economic Times 7:20 AM
  • "IBM and Red Hat collaborate to accelerate cloud adoption using OpenStack" The Tech Portal 7:19 AM
  • "IBM + Red Hat = Open Source Hybrid Cloud: IBM's public cloud will run Red Hat's OpenStack and Ceph storage products" Tech Central 7:19 AM
  • "IBM, remote-work pioneer, is calling thousands of employees back to the office" Quartz 7:19 AM
  • "HP explores future of 3D printing in Corvallis: The company opened a new 3,500-square-foot R&D lab to develop products for its next generation of printing technology." Portland Business Journal 3:13 PM
  • "TSMC unveils plans for 7+, 12, 22nm nodes" EE Times Asia 6:25 AM
General Interest
  • "A Lithuanian phisher tricked two big US tech companies into wiring him $100 million" The Verge 6:22 PM
  • "Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism: Experts wary of Goodenough's discovery" Computerworld 4:34 PM
  • "Disney Researchers Catch a Real Ball in Virtual Reality" PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier" Reuters 12:03 PM
  • "Full Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ specs revealed in latest leak" BGR 11:31 AM
  • "Samsung's can't wait to kick off Galaxy S8 sales" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung prepares to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S6 edge+" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung's new AI assistant will take on Siri and Alexa" CNNMoney 7:16 AM
  • "Alexa now takes orders from Amazon's instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Adobe unifies its digital businesses on a single cloud platform" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "Adobe launches its Advertising Cloud to manage ads across search, social and TV" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "Samsung opts for smarter smart TV experience" ZDNet 6:53 AM
  • "Developers: Here's what you'll get with Google's Android O preview" TechRepublic 3:21 PM
  • "Google tries to appease angry advertisers with new safety controls" Mashable 7:04 PM
  • "Google Nest: Unpatched bug lets intruders use Bluetooth to stop cameras recording" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Google revamps policy on ads and offensive content after UK YouTube boycott: Company promises greater control for advertisers after ads for major brands appeared alongside extremist videos" The Verge 7:02 AM
  • "Google vows to crackdown on 'hateful' content after Brit brand boycott: Firm will hire more staff in bid to better police offensive crap" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
  • "Google fixes ad policy after tsunami of criticism: Move comes after UK advertisers removed ads from Google products because they were placed by illicit and extremist content." Politico 6:37 AM
  • "Google to revamp policies and hire staff after UK ad scandal: Britain is Google's largest market outside the United States, generating $7.8bn last year" Irish Times 6:38 AM
  • "'We deeply apologize': Google bows to advertiser pressure with new hate controls" Quartz 6:38 AM
  • "Facebook and Google predicted to make $106 billion from advertising in 2017, almost half of world's digital ad spend" CNBC 6:38 AM
  • "Details and photos of ZTE's rumored smartwatch emerge online" Neowin 6:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Disk Storage Systems Market 2017 - IBM, EMC, Dell, Hewlett Packard (HP), Fujitsu, NetApp, Seagate, Micron, SanDisk, Intel, Quantum, Pure Storage" PR 6:34 AM
  • "Global Scientific Calculator Market 2017- Texas Instruments, HP, Casio, Canon" Registrar Daily 6:36 AM
  • "Intel Tips Off NCAA® March Madness® with Multiyear Exclusive Partnership with Turner Sports, CBS Sports and NCAA as Official Virtual Reality Provider of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship" Business Wire 3:14 PM
  • "Oracle Delivers Industry-Leading Retail Merchandising Solutions via Oracle Cloud: Offering Deployment Choice to Retailers Worldwide via Oracle's Integrated Cloud" PRNewswire 7:17 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud Platform Continues to Gain Momentum with Customers, Partners, and Developers: Developers at Global Enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs leverage Oracle's PaaS and IaaS to develop and run modern Web, mobile, and cloud-native applications" PRNewswire 7:18 AM
  • "SmartBear Launches SwaggerHub Integration with IBM Cloud for Direct API Deployment: Development Teams Using SwaggerHub Can now Deploy their APIs Directly to the IBM Cloud" Business Wire 7:20 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft outage: Office 365, Xbox Live, Outlook, and more suffer account sign-in issues" GeekWire 3:22 PM
  • "Microsoft finalizes its custom version of Windows 10 for China" The Verge 11:28 AM
  • "The next round of Xbox One tweaks include custom avatars: Custom profile pictures are coming as well." Engadget 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Mac to Surface Assistant Leaks, is Pulled" Thurrott 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge InPrivate photos can be easily recovered with freeware: Was that the sound of tightening sphincters?" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Supreme Court gets rid of delay defense in patent cases" Reuters 8:51 PM
  • "Wikileaks: Apple, Microsoft and Google must fix CIA exploits within 90 days/Flaws will be made public regardless of whether or not they have been patched" The Inquirer 7:23 AM
  • "UK flight ban on electronic devices announced" BBC 11:30 AM
  • "U.S. confirms ban on large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Google Launches 'Protect Your Election' Kit Ahead of French Vote" Fortune 6:38 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands-on with Android O's new user-facing features [Video] 9to5Google 5:46 PM
  • "FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all" The Register 4:05 PM
  • "Amazfit Pace GPS Smartwatch Review: Sleek, Attractive, And Great Battery Life" HotHardware 12:07 PM
  • "Welcome to the end of terrible Wi-Fi" BGR 7:23 AM
  • "The Hardest Part of Digitization: Cultural Change/Companies that fail to come up with a clear strategy and roadmap face the risk of being stranded in organizational inertia." InformationWeek 7:00 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?" Pocket-lint 6:35 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for non-desk workers, raises $8M Series A" TechCrunch 7:11 AM
  • "Panasonic to take control of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Mobile advertising startup Databerries raises $16M" TechCrunch 6:52 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, Nasdaq log worst day since September as financial stocks crumble: S&P 500 sinks by the most in five months" MarketWatch 8:57 PM
  • "Trump Rally Wanes as Stocks Suffer Worst Losses of 2017; Financials Sell Off: Patience with the slow progress of health care and financial reforms wears thin on Tuesday, sending stocks spiralling to their worst losses of the year." TheStreet 3:11 PM
  • "Stock market falls 1.2%, ending longest streak of calm since 1995" USA Today 8:55 PM
  • "Stocks Log Worst Day Since September, Trump Trade Loses Steam" FOXBusiness 8:55 PM
  • "Stocks Post Biggest Drop of Year as Trump Trade Stalls: Dow industrials, S&P 500 decline more than 1% for the first time since October as confidence in Trump's agenda wavers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:11 PM
  • "Korean stocks hit nearly 2-year high; Nikkei lags as yen rises" MarketWatch 7:15 AM
  • "French stocks rise, standing out in subdued moves across European equities" MarketWatch 7:16 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI and IoT: Tech's New BFFs"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72"
  • "Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple Finally Addresses MacBook Keyboard Issue With Free Repairs"
  • "Addicted to Facebook? You'll Soon Find Out"
  • "Tinder 'Picks' Highlights Your Most Promising Possible Matches"
  • "Report: Uber Driver Was Streaming 'The Voice' Before Fatal AV Crash"
  • "The Best Smart Coffee Makers"
  • "Vivitar: Not What it Used to Be"
  • "Amazon Workers: Don't Give Feds Our Facial-Recognition Tech"
  • "Deals: $199 Xbox One S Bundle, $160 Ecovacs Robot Vacuum"
  • "The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo"
  • "US Air Force Picks SpaceX for 2020 Satellite Launch" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:00 AM CDT)
  • "Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings"
ZDNet (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Tumblr agrees to cooperate with South Korea in their fight against online pornography"
  • "Apple to replace some MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboards due to problems"
  • "Lost your car keys? Soon, your smartphone will unlock your vehicle"
  • "A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes"
  • "4G provision in Brazil sees mixed results"
  • "Microsoft employees ask the company to stop working with ICE"
  • "No coding skills? An AI low-code platform will guide you through the app creation process"
  • "Need to keep tabs on employees' phone activites? Save 20 percent on FoneMonitor"


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