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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
"As Microsoft Takes On Google's Chrome OS, the Company's Mobile Missteps Are Haunting It" TheStreet 7:20 AM
"Microsoft ads slam Google, claiming Windows 10 beats Chromebooks for business and education" BetaNews 6:31 AM
"Microsoft issues urgent Windows XP updates to block US spy tools" Telegraph 6:51 AM
"Microsoft releases new patch for Windows XP to prevent WannaCry exploits following Shadow Brokers malware release" V3 7:34 AM
"New Windows XP patch: Microsoft issues extraordinary fix to protect PCs against next WannaCry" TechRepublic 8:48 AM
"Xbox One X: Microsoft on its vision for the new console" Telegraph 7:11 AM
"Microsoft: Xbox One X won't be sold at a profit, money to come from selling games" Neowin 8:22 PM
"Microsoft E3 2017: Press Conference News Recap - Xbox One X, Assassin's Creed, More/Below you can find all of stories from Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference." GameSpot 8:28 PM
"IBM Is Big on IoT: The company has invested about $3 billion in Watson. The IoT business is growing 15%-plus year-over-year." Barron's 12:42 PM
"IBM Launches Watson for Financial Regulation: New tools to help companies comply with rules and detect possible crimes such as money laundering" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
"IBM intros first suite of tools from Watson Financial Services: The Watson-powered software tools stem from IBM's acquisition of Promontory Financial Group in 2016." ZDNet 7:14 AM
"IBM is letting Watson loose on Wall Street regulations" Business Insider 7:20 AM
"IBM Pairs With BMW to Market Connected Car Services: Agreement would provide vehicle owners customized services based on real-time vehicle performance" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
"Intel commits $178 million to build a 'smart and green' R&D facility in India" VentureBeat 6:47 AM
"Intel plans $178m R&D facility in India" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
"Intel announces partnerships for the gaming market" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
"Intel Unveils Games & Announces Partnerships at E3" Zacks 10:59 AM
"Intel's wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed" Engadget 7:20 AM
"Dell's Alienware gaming PC maker grabs AMD Threadripper exclusive - until the end of 2017" V3 6:38 AM
"HP Inc to Expand 3D Printing Footprint across Asia Pacific" Zacks 8:29 AM
"The Machine of Tomorrow Today: Quantum Computing on the Verge" Bloomberg 7:14 AM
"Charles P. Thacker Dies at 74; Helped Design Early Personal Computer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
"38 financial institutions go live with Samsung Pay in Australia" ZDNet 9:31 PM
"How Box Plans to Disrupt the Era of Conventional Storage" eWeek 5:28 PM
"Chrome Dev for Android's bottom bar interface, 'Chrome Home,' is now enabled by default" 9to5Google 3:35 PM
"Google Drive will soon back up any file or folder on your computer" Engadget 3:35 PM
"Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer" The Verge 12:58 PM
"Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
"Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's ex-CEO, says she's looking 'forward to using Gmail again'" Business Insider 9:30 AM
"Marissa Mayer leaves Yahoo with nearly $260 million" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
"Report: 19% of business passwords 'easily compromised'/Nearly one in five enterprise users have passwords that are weak or shared, putting their business at risk for cyber attack, according to a new report from Preempt." TechRepublic 8:49 AM
"Box now lets enterprise users stream files to the desktop" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
"Wary 'silver surfers' embrace social media" BBC 7:47 AM
"Acer to focus on niche smartphone segment" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
"The Galaxy Note 8 may launch sooner than we thought" BGR 6:51 AM
"Physics Proves No One Can Safely Text and Drive" Wired 6:39 AM
"Qualcomm's new chips will give rise to more smart speakers: The reference design will give OEMs a head-start on voice recognition tech." Engadget 6:39 AM
"Firefox 54 extends multiprocess feature to promise faster, more stable browser" BetaNews 6:31 AM
"HP Announces Supply Chain Goals to Enhance Environmental and Social Impact" Marketwired 9:27 AM
"IBM Integrates with BMW CarData to Enable New and Innovative Services for Drivers" PRNewswire 8:29 AM
"With Watson Financial Services, IBM Launches Cognitive Era of RegTech" IBM 7:55 AM
"Sorry humans, Microsoft's AI is the first to reach a perfect Ms. Pac-Man score" Morningstar 3:38 PM
"Microsoft promises to achieve parity between Xbox and PC games" Digital Trends 1:18 PM
"Microsoft's On-Demand Files Are Perfect for Ultrabook Owners, Storage Misers" Lifehacker 10:25 AM
"Microsoft Surface Review: Microsoft Corporation Gives Apple Inc. a Run for Its Money" InvestorPlace 9:30 AM
"Xbox executive Mike Nichols on Microsoft's new superconsole: Xbox One X" Stuff: New Zealand 7:16 AM
"Microsoft becomes open source Cloud Foundry Foundation Gold Member" BetaNews 7:11 AM
"Microsoft's new Xbox Live Avatars are impressively diverse and customizable" The Verge 6:43 AM
"The NSA reportedly believes North Korea was responsible for WannaCry ransomware attacks" The Verge 8:56 PM
"As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers' side" Ars Technica 3:34 PM
"US: North Korea's been hacking everyone since 2009/The state-sanctioned attacks reportedly include the WannaCry ransomware." Engadget 7:48 AM
"U.S. blames North Korea for hacking spree, says more attacks likely" Reuters 7:26 AM
"Pirate Bay may finally be sunk after EU copyright ruling: Can be found liable for infringement, even if it doesn't host any content itself." Ars Technica 10:24 AM
"Pirate Bay liable for copyright, says ECJ" BBC 7:48 AM
"Europe's top court rules that ISPs should block The Pirate Bay" Engadget 7:20 AM
"Top EU Court rules internet providers can be ordered to block The Pirate Bay" The Next Web 7:10 AM
"Razer Blade Stealth Upgraded With 13.3-Inch Screen" PC Magazine 4:20 PM
"Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Review: A Slim And Nimble Workhorse" HotHardware 10:23 AM
"How your company can win the war for tech talent by hiring nontraditional employees" TechRepublic 8:48 AM
"Huawei MateBook X Review: Work in style with this elegant Windows 10 laptop Review" ZDNet 7:25 AM
"GamerGate to Trump: How video game culture blew everything up" CNET 7:17 AM
"The chat fiction apps that teens go crazy for" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
"Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is out of a job at last" The Next Web 7:10 AM
"How are connected cars moving out of the lab and onto the highway?" ReadWrite 7:02 AM
"The 2nd Generation Eero Wi-Fi Router – Twice as Powerful and Twice as Fast" DailyTech 6:51 AM
"Have investors allowed tech founders like Uber's Travis Kalanick to grow too powerful?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:44 AM
"How to use Google Home to stream video to your TV and music to your speakers: Google's smart oracle is as effective at streaming video and music as it is answering trivia questions." TechHive 6:38 AM
"Speaking in Tech: Googlers don't like googling. It's a fool's gerund*" The Register 6:37 AM
"Dell's latest ultrawide monitor is a 38-inch curved beast" The Verge 9:32 AM
"LG's latest 34-inch curved monitor may send gamers around the bend" Digital Trends 6:31 AM
"ZenIQ lands $4.6 million to help marketers escape 'dashboard hell' using AI" VentureBeat 9:29 AM
"Shadow raises $57 million for its cloud computing service for gamers" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
"Snips raises $13 million for voice platform that gives gadgets an alternative to Google and Amazon" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
"Verizon closes Yahoo deal, Mayer steps down" Reuters 7:26 AM
"Former Swype execs raise $8.5M for Xealth, a health platform that connects patients, doctors and digital treatments" GeekWire 7:20 AM
"Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
"Inturn raises $22.5 million to help you buy clothes at a discount" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
"Heresy, founded by ex-Stack Overflow Europe MD, wants to help sales teams close with better data" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
"Insurance startup Sure raises $8 million and launches smartphone protection based on virtual diagnostics" VentureBeat 6:51 AM
"Toshiba memory unit drama alert: SK Hynix chips into Japanese consortium bid" The Register 6:31 AM
"Dow closes at record, but S&P 500, Nasdaq finish lower after Fed meeting: Fed expects to start reducing balance sheet gradually this year" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
"Nasdaq Takes a Hit Again as Bears Target FANG Stocks, Fed Raises Rates" TheStreet 4:22 PM
"Wall St. dips after Fed rate hike; tech slumps again" Reuters 4:22 PM
"S&P 500 Slips After Fed Raises Interest Rates: Investors sold technology shares late in the session, dragging down the Nasdaq Composite" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
"China's industrial output growth holds steady" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
"European stocks log gains, with support from tech sector, Fed outlook" MarketWatch 7:21 AM
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"Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings"
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"What's at Stake in the Discussions Between Comcast, Charter and Sprint"
"Daily Report: New Chapter in Europe vs. American Tech Behemoths"
"Turmoil Continues at Pandora Media as Its Chief Executive Resigns"
"Shopping Without Instagram: It's Full of Surprises"
"Pearl Automation, Founded by Apple Veterans, Shuts Down"
(Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
"Russia Announces Crackdown on Telegram App"
"Report: Nvidia, AMD Planning GPUs for Mining Cryptocurrency"
"The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs"
"Amazon Offers Prime Members More Discounted Phones"
"Pinterest Adds Two-Factor Authentication"
"Request an Uber Ride For Someone Else"
"Can a Hack Give You a Heart Attack?"
"Only Xbox One X Owners Will Download 4K Assets"
"Google Officially Bids Adieu to Gchat"
"Facebook Messenger's Virtual Assistant M Learns New Tricks" ...
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"Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012"
"Toshiba to meet shareholders with no chip unit deal signed"
"Toshiba says chip unit pact delayed as talks with preferred bidder ongoing"
"Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link"
"Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London"
"Drive.ai raises $50 million in funding; Andrew Ng joins board"
"SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida"
"Factbox: Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27"
"Maersk says global IT breakdown caused by cyber attack"
"Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison"
(Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
"South Australia goes with EscapeNet as ISP for 10Gbps Adelaide network"
"Government looking to digital identification for Australian SMEs"
"ASX-listed IoT company Buddy wants to be Fitbit for buildings"
"Microsoft update fixes deadly Skype flaw"
"Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users"
"Verizon: Multi-vendor interoperability key for 5G"
"MIT develops drone swarms that can drive"
"Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform"