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TechNN Archive: Monday, May 15, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history?" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Faulted Over Ransomware While Shifting Blame to NSA: Security patches for some popular older versions of Windows were only available if companies paid" Bloomberg 8:56 PM
  • "Upgrade already! If you're still using Windows XP, you're a menace to society: And if you're an IT pro with decision-making capacity in an organization that continues to use XP, you should be fired." ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster" Variety 12:36 PM
  • "Top Microsoft Lawyer Slams Government For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities" Digital Trends 12:34 PM
  • "NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP" ExtremeTech 12:31 PM
  • "Microsoft: WannaCry outbreak reveals why governments shouldn't hoard vulnerabilities" Graham Cluley 12:40 PM
  • "WikiLeaks Details More Windows Attack Tools Used by CIA" SecurityWeek 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft patches Windows XP against 'WannaCrypt' malware, despite official support ending in 2104" TechSpot 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'" Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "Will WannaCry malware finally get everyone to leave Windows XP?" TechRadar UK 12:33 PM
  • "Windows XP in use at 'less than five per cent' of NHS trusts, claims UK defence sec" The Inquirer 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft should be applauded for its response to the WannaCrypt crisis" BetaNews 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft blames U.S. stockpiled vulnerability after WannaCry ransomware attack" PCWorld 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft says governments should stop 'hoarding' security vulnerabilities after WannaCry attack" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Fluent Design System threatens to make Windows look good: Windows could for the first time ever have a bunch of apps that actually look good." Ars Technica 7:23 PM
  • "Yorkshire Energy Park 'to bring 1,000 jobs'" BBC 9:08 AM
  • "IBM's Watson 'is a joke', says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya" Mirror Business 9:07 AM
  • "Why snafus like HP's keylogger will happen again" InfoWorld 9:05 AM
  • "HP Updates Audio Driver to Fix Keylogger Problem" Softpedia 9:04 AM
  • "HP Removes Keylogger Functionality From Audio Drivers" SecurityWeek 9:03 AM
  • "Tata Power Solar, Dell build 45-meter long verticle solar farm in Bengaluru" Business Standard 9:02 AM
  • "Dell EMC's Azure Stack: Get thee behind me, Microsoft subscriptions" The Register 9:00 AM
  • "Dell EMC World 2017 Underscores Company's Unique Position To Capitalize On IT Transformation" Forbes 4:12 PM
  • "Intel Skylake-X leak suggests first Core i9 CPUs are coming this year" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Intel turns up the dial to Core i9 with new processors" TechRadar UK 8:56 AM
  • "Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 2.6 Percent in 2016, Intel Mainteined First Place" CDR Info 8:56 AM
  • "Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Intel, Samsung tighten grip on semiconductor market" Mobile Europe 8:56 AM
  • "The results are in... Intel and Samsung are bossing it" Telecoms 8:55 AM
  • "Intel said to be readying Core i9 CPUs with 6, 8, 10 and 12 cores" Hexus 8:55 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Nova, Eclipse & Core Reportedly Launching June 5th – Priced At $599, $499 & $399 Respectively" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Might Launch At Least nine High-end Ryzen 9 Processors" Guru3D 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Graphics Card Featuring 16 GB HBM2 and 1600 MHz Clock Speed on 4096 Cores Leaks Out" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Specs Leak Confirm 1.6GHz Core Clock And 16GB HBM2 Memory" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper Lineup Lead By Flagship Ryzen 9 1998X With 16-cores, 32-threads" SegmentNext 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper Lineup Leaked – up to 16 Cores & 4.1GHz With Quad Channel DDR4 Support & 44 PCIe Lanes" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Core, Eclipse And Nova Allegedly Launch June 5th Priced From $400" HotHardware 5:06 PM
  • "Cisco Systems: 34 Going on 40" TheStreet 3:19 PM
  • "Verizon teams with Samsung and Cisco for 5G trial: Visit for additional distribution rights. For more articles like this, follow us @euromoney on Twitter." Global Telecoms Busines 8:03 AM
  • "Even With Slight Stumble, Cisco's Strong Ethernet Switching Position Fuels My Confidence" Seeking Alpha 8:03 AM
General Interest
  • "Philips Announces New Hue Table Lamps, White Ambiance Bulbs And Fixtures" Redmond Pie 9:19 PM
  • "Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices" ExtremeTech 4:47 PM
  • "The WannaCry ransomware might have a link to North Korea: An earlier version of WannaCry shared code with a hacking tool used by the Lazarus Group, according to security researchers" IDG News Service 8:31 PM
  • "Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm" AFP 4:13 PM
  • "Did You Say 'Alexa' Or 'Alex'? Amazon's New Feature Can Tell The Difference" Digital Trends 4:13 PM
  • "Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain" Reuters 1:37 PM
  • "Google Material Design Lead shares origin story of the company's design vision" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "Google will now remove ads from web pages that violate AdSense policies without punishing entire website" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "Google I/O 2017: what to expect from the big developer conference" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Google makes changes to AdSense in a bid to increase transparency for website publishers" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Gmail Docs phishing attack: Google targets devs with tighter web app ID checks" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "YouTube still has full albums on its platform, and that's a problem" The Verge 12:55 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to sport a 6.3-inch screen, according to latest rumors" phoneArena 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung's Chromebook Pro spotted in black ahead of imminent release" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Why Amazon is eating the world" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Facebook's new research tool is designed to create a truly conversational AI" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "Facebook's ParlAI is where researchers will push the boundaries of conversational AI" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Facebook cracks down on fake live videos" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "Yahoo's Bob Lord said massive data breach felt like Vertigo" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
  • "Lenovo's new Moto C phone starts at $97" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "Redbox bets DVD rental kiosks are making a comeback" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Report: Snapchat installs fell 16% in April as Instagram continues to pull further ahead" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "Singapore gets a gigantic 'vending machine' for buying luxury cars" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "Western Digital takes legal action to block sale of Toshiba's chip unit" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "GM expands Maven car sharing to NYC" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
  • "Volvo and Audi turn to Android for next-gen connected cars" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "Toyota wants flying cars in time for the 2020 Olympics" Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Lowe's prototype exoskeletons give warehouse workers a boost" The Verge 8:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Recognises Dimension Data With A Global Award For Marketing Innovation" Real Wire 8:05 AM
  • "IBM Research, Sutter Health Collaborate to Train Research Models That Could Be Used for Identifying Heart Failure Earlier" PRNewswire 4:14 PM
  • "IBM Scientists Use Lab-on-a-Chip Nanochannel Technology Designed to 'Stretch' DNA to Help Detect Disease" PRNewswire 4:14 PM
  • "The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Introduces New Solutions Designed to Help Freight and Logistic Companies Improve Operational Efficiency" PRNewswire 9:08 AM
  • "This funky new Windows 10 app is a big indicator of Microsoft's new plan to play nice with Apple and Android" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "Why Windows 10 S, Project Centennial are critical to Continuum's success" Windows Central 12:40 PM
  • "How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCrypt" InfoWorld 12:33 PM
  • "Microsoft, Apple Alliance Opens iTunes App Access" MediaDailyNews 12:31 PM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - How to download this blockbuster update right NOW" Express UK 12:30 PM
  • "The 10 best Edge extensions so far" PCWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Word resume tips: Using style sheets, shapes and text boxes for a professional look" PCWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's response to widespread cyber attacks may make you WannaCry" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Web Defenders Detect Russian Hand in Iranians' Hacking Attempt" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:37 PM
  • "Uber dodges a bullet in latest ruling from self-driving car lawsuit — for now" The Verge 12:55 PM
  • "Judge ruling means Uber can continue self-driving work but Levandowski barred from LiDAR" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "How US tech companies can help Cuban entrepreneurs" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
  • "Samsung and Intel join FTC's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Conservatives plan to let UK Facebook users nuke their teenage posts" Engadget 8:45 AM
  • "Nevada pushes for tighter online privacy protection" Engadget 8:45 AM
  • "The FTC announces Operation Tech Trap to help thwart scam 'tech support' popups" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "Report: Hackers 'aligned' with Vietnam government attacked international firms and media" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Fewer than 10 French companies hit by cyber attacks: security agency" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "Putin warns of risks of governments creating hacking tools" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "HP Envy 34 review" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "I was so excited, and so disappointed, by Google Home" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "Here's How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
  • "It's time to take your medicine and stop WannaCry ransomware in its tracks" Mashable 4:13 PM
  • "Test-approved app could kill off the graphing calculator" Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Mid-sized Japanese firms invest in robots and automation due to labor shortage" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching" InfoWorld 8:38 AM
  • "How stupid humans let the WannaCry ransomware virus catch the world with its digital pants down" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse and RX 580 Pulse review: Solid gaming on a tight budget" PCWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Top six tips to help avoid ransomware" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "The Destructive Mentality that Prevents Good IT Decisions" InformationWeek 7:49 AM
  • "How to Catch Hackers? Old-School Sleuthing, With a Digital Twist" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Cyberattack Spreads in Asia, Though No 'Second Wave' Is Seen" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Cybersecurity stocks rise after global 'ransomware' attack" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "British National Crime Agency says no second ransomware spike as yet" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Cyber worm attack propels health funding to center of British election campaign" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Ransomware attack: Hospitals still struggling in aftermath of WannaCrypt's rampage" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "New WannaCrypt ransomware variant discovered in the wild" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "A company like me: Beyond customer-centric to customer-engaged" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Ransomware: An executive guide to one of the biggest menaces on the web" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "How to defend yourself against the WannaCrypt global ransomware attack" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Best tech purchases for under $50 (May 2017 edition)" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "VMware buys mobile app intelligence startup Apteligent" ZDNet 5:28 PM
  • "Akonni Biosystems Closes $4M Bridge Round, Announces Series D Institutional Fundraising Round" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Terminus Raises $10.3M in Series B Funding to Fuel Account-Based Marketing Revolution" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Africa Roundup: Cameroon's #BringBackOurInternet succeeds, Nigeria's raises $5M" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records as oil rallies to 2-week high: Cybersecurity stocks rise on 'WannaCry' virus attack" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Post Record Closes After Crude Settles at Two-Week High" TheStreet 4:15 PM
  • "Wall Street Rises with Help from Technology, Financial, Energy Stocks" Reuters 4:15 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Up on Energy, Mining Companies: Saudi Arabia and Russia push for an extension to OPEC's production-cut agreement" [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Asian markets largely surge ahead despite global risks: Asian stocks opened largely higher Monday as investors continued to shake off reasons to worry." MarketWatch 7:10 AM
  • "Rising oil, metals prices help commodity stocks buck losing trend in Europe: European commodity shares popped higher Monday, as oil and metals prices rose, but the gains weren't enough to keep most European equity benchmarks from tilting lower." MarketWatch 11:42 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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