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TechNN Archive: Thursday, May 11, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Build 2017: schedule and how to watch today's keynote" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "Live from Microsoft's Build 2017 product keynote: Expect news on both Windows and HoloLens." Engadget 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Build 2017: Watch the day two keynote address live right here" BGR 12:40 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Build 2017 day two keynote right here! Yesterday was for developers. Today is all about you" Engadget 11:50 AM
  • "Live now: Previewing Windows 10 Redstone 3's new look, at Microsoft Build 2017 day 2" Ars Technica 2:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Talks Bringing Apps to Universal Windows Platform, Store" PC Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new features coming for continuity between devices" Neowin 3:25 PM
  • "Windows 10 Edge, IE: We're now blocking sites signed with SHA-1 certs, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft to add support for SUSE, Fedora Bash shells to Windows 10" ZDNet 5:37 PM
  • "Windows Server to join the Insider Program 'this summer'" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "Experimental Microsoft wearable helps woman with hand tremors caused by Parkinson's disease" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "IBM makes it so Star Trek Bridge Crew gets Watson-powered voice commands" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "IBM Watson adds voice commands to 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew'/You can tell a Starfleet crew member to do something and make it so." Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "IBM Brings Watson Powered VR Speech Sandbox to the Bridge of Star Trek" eWeek 7:34 AM
  • "Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end of line: Intel has released its Itanium 9700 chip, but that also means the end for the processor family" PCWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Intel is concerned about the name of John McAfee's Privacy Phone: It should be concerned about how ruddy tough it is" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Intel concerned about name of John McAfee's privacy phone: Intel is involved in a trademark dispute with security expert John McAfee" IDG News Service 7:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 the most welcomed CPUs in 7 years" Ocaholic 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Whitehaven Monster Enthusiast CPU With 16 Cores And 32 Threads Spotted" HotHardware 4:47 PM
  • "Dell EMC's 'Embrace and Extend' Cloud Strategy Coming into Focus" eWeek 7:43 PM
  • "Australia a priority market for Michael Dell" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "Dell and Circular Board Advise Women Entrepreneurs: Go Ask Alice" Xconomy 7:54 AM
  • "VMware Introduces Integrations with Dell EMC to Accelerate Workforce Transformation" Markets Insider 7:54 AM
  • "VMware-Dell integration kicks off with on-prem VDI-and-PC-as-a-service: If it weren't for the pricing, this would be very dull stuff indeed" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Dell combines venture capital units after mega-merger with EMC" Global Times 7:54 AM
  • "Michael Dell – still no regrets" IT Online 7:55 AM
  • "Michael Dell: Being Private Gives Dell Technologies An Advantage" Silicon UK 7:55 AM
  • "Wedded bliss... ball and chain – how's that Dell EMC honeymoon going? Well, the divorce lawyers haven't been called yet" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "View From The Airport: Dell EMC World 2017" IT PRO 7:55 AM
  • "Dell Technologies plans to set up a fourth research and development hub (R&D) in Pune: The world's largest privately held tech company Dell Technologies plans to set up a fourth research and development hub (R&D) in Pune. This will be the American company's fourth R&D center in India after Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai." The Economic Times 7:55 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Capital Promises $100 Million Annual Investment" Silicon UK 7:56 AM
  • "The company is participating in various government projects like e-Passport Sewa and the Central Board of Direct Taxes tax collection portal built on the Dell Technologies platform." Financial Express 7:56 AM
  • "HP laptops have been recording users' keystrokes since 2015: Dodgy update turned audio driver 'effectively into keylogging spyware'" The Inquirer 8:24 AM
  • "HPE Accelerates Real-Time Insights For Deep Learning" CXO Today 7:57 AM
  • "HPE bows to inevitable: Integrity servers get latest Itanium engine and container off-ramp/Will provide workload transition via Linux containers" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "HP, Intel building Cortana-powered devices" Mirage News 7:57 AM
  • "Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million" TechCrunch 10:15 AM
General Interest
  • "BBC iPlayer now has password controls" Telegraph 1:02 PM
  • "Sony's budget Xperia L1 is now available for $199" The Verge 11:34 AM
  • "Context Relevant changes name to Versive, launches AI-powered enterprise security technology" GeekWire 10:53 AM
  • "The specs of HTC's powerful new Galaxy S8 rival leak again" BGR 10:14 AM
  • "Cray Announces New, AI-Focused Supercomputers" ExtremeTech 9:24 AM
  • "Google: We want more Android users to set up work profiles on their personal phones" ZDNet 10:15 AM
  • "Google ropes in VMWare to help boost biz Chromebook adoption: With Microsoft eyeing up the eduction market, Google sets sights on enterprise" The Inquirer 10:14 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 concept suggests Google will double down on a key Pixel feature" BGR 8:24 AM
  • "Classic BlackBerry gets Android revival" BBC 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook prunes 'shocking' news feed posts" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "Russia's Largest Online Retailer Ulmart Plans To Accept Bitcoin In September of 2017" NewsBTC 8:05 AM
  • "StarTech releases four new USB-C hubs with power delivery for Windows, Mac, and Linux" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "Shapescale Tells You Where You're Losing Fat And Gaining Muscle" Digital Trends 8:01 AM
  • "BT to axe 4,000 jobs across the globe: Profit plunges 19 per cent on back of 'challenging' year" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "BT to axe 4,000 staff after profits sink 20 per cent: Firm admits it's had a rough 12 months" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Ericsson launches 5G dynamic orchestration for virtualised networks" ZDNet 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell: Enabling the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow" DABCC 7:54 AM
  • "Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware with AirWatch" DABCC 7:56 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft unveils Story Remix, a new app 'to transform your photos and videos'" Neowin 4:15 PM
  • "Microsoft launches the Fluent Design System, its take on Google's Material Design" TechCrunch 1:38 PM
  • "Microsoft now lets iOS developers deploy, run and test their apps directly from Windows" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Bing Ads: Standard text ad support to end July 31, 2017/Advertisers will not be able to edit old STAs or create new ones after that date." Search Engine Land 10:15 AM
  • "Well this is awkward. As Microsoft was bragging about Office at Build, Office 365 went down/TITSUP: Total Inability To Stand Up Products" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense: The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems." Ars Technica 7:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "German cyber agency chides Yahoo for not helping hacking probe" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "How Australia Bungled Its $36 Billion High-Speed Internet Rollout" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:32 AM
  • "US Considering Banning All Laptops on Flights From Europe" ExtremeTech 7:34 AM
  • "US will reportedly ban carry-on laptops on all flights from Europe: But extended crackdown will likely do more harm than good" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "New York starts accepting applications for autonomous vehicle testing" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hasselbad's X1D puts other medium format cameras on notice" TechCrunch 6:06 PM
  • "Op-ed: A new tool to further deter smartphone theft/'Think of it as Carfax for phones.'" Ars Technica 9:26 AM
  • "Minecraft is a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch" The Verge 9:10 AM
  • "Digital transformation is powerful, but also dangerous" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "HP Elite x2 Review: This Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Clone Is Better Than The Original" iTech Post 7:57 AM
  • "HP Elite X2 1012 G2 Update: An Improved Laptop-Tablet Device In Terms Of Specs & Features" Droid Report 7:58 AM
  • "Ubuntu 17.04 review: Don't call it abandonware, per se/Technically, Ubuntu 17.10 is coming—but how much development will go into a dead desktop?" Ars Technica 7:34 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SoftBank Leads $502 Million Investment in U.K. Tech Startup" Bloomberg 9:16 PM
  • "Unilever leads $9 million investment in meal kit startup Sun Basket" TechCrunch 9:51 AM
  • "Twiggle raises $15 million in new funding to make e-commerce search more intuitive" TechCrunch 9:29 AM
  • "India's Snapdeal founders, Nexus reach deal with SoftBank for sale to Flipkart: TV" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Citadel Securities, XTX Markets join blockchain FX venture Cobalt" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Cochlear to buy audiology software firm Sycle" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "On-demand road freight startup Ontruck pulls in $10M Series A led by Atomico and Idinvest" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Verizon reportedly outbids AT&T for key 5G wireless spectrum: $3.1 billion is apparently enough to acquire Straight Path Communications and its millimeter-wave radio licenses." Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "Verizon reportedly wins bidding war for Straight Path with $3.1 billion offer" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P and Nasdaq from record levels as retail stocks tank" CNBC 11:51 AM
  • "Snap's Slump Pulls Tech Lower Threatening to End Nasdaq's Record-Making Streak" TheStreet 11:52 AM
  • "As Aetna Dumps ObamaCare, Stock Hits All-Time High" FOXBusiness 9:09 PM
  • "Stocks Climb Off Worst Levels But Remain Mostly Lower - U.S. Commentary" Nasdaq 11:53 AM
  • "Stocks Retreat on Disappointing Earnings: Indexes have barely budged in recent sessions, which some investors attribute to solid U.S. economic data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei advances as investors mull earnings" MarketWatch 7:45 AM
  • "FTSE 100 steady after Bank of England cuts GDP growth outlook" MarketWatch 7:45 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:40 PM; no changes since 12:20 PM CDT)
  • "AI Challenge: Achieving Artificial Empathy"
  • "How to Market IT Modernization to Your Business"
New York Times (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "How Fake Mark Zuckerbergs Scam Facebook Users Out of Their Cash"
  • "YouTube Kids, Criticized for Content, Introduces New Parental Controls"
  • "How a News Junkie Stays Plugged In: Newsletters and Her Kids"
  • "Facebook's Privacy Scandal Appears to Have Little Effect on Its Bottom Line"
  • "What Amazon's New Headquarters Could Mean for Rents"
  • "Twitter Stays on an Upswing, With Its Second Straight Quarter of Profit"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Belgium: Paid Loot Boxes in Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal"
  • "Everything Leaving Netflix in May"
  • "Police Shut Down Major DDoS-for-Hire Service"
  • "T-Mobile: 5G Won't Start Out Much Faster Than 4G"
  • "The Best Refurbished Laptop Deals"
  • "In LA, Future Scientists Get Their Geek On"
  • "Russian VPN Usage Skyrockets Amidst Telegram Ban"
  • "Hotel Rooms Worldwide Can Be Unlocked With This Hack"
  • "Snapchat Adds 'Snappables' Interactive AR Lenses"
  • "5 New Gmail Features to Check Out Now" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung Elec flags mobile weakness as chips power record first profit"
  • "Facebook's rise in profits, users shows resilience after scandals"
  • "Qualcomm chip sales indicate some smartphone strength"
  • "Britain pumps cash into artificial intelligence before Brexit"
  • "PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates, shares rise"
  • "AMD profit gets boost from chips for crypto mining, gaming"
  • "Trump, top aides talk trade with Apple CEO Cook at White House"
  • "Brazil prosecutors say Windows 10 settings violate local laws"
  • "Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media"
  • "NYSE glitch forces Amazon and Alphabet traders elsewhere"
ZDNet (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "How to make the most of the new Gmail"
  • "ServiceNow beats estimates, acquires VendorHawk"
  • "Microsoft's Build 2018 session highlights: Microsoft 365, Graph interface, MSIX packaging, more"
  • "Qualcomm's Q2 better than expected, Apple dispute weighs as does NXP uncertainty"
  • "PayPal adds 8 million new active users in Q1"
  • "AT&T adds customers as the courtroom decides Time Warner deal"
  • "AMD Q1 rides Ryzen, Radeon, EPYC wave, ups outlook"
  • "Facebook tops earnings targets despite data privacy scandal"


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