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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "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
General Interest
  • "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
Press Releases
  • "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
Microsoft
  • "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
Government/Law/Politics
  • "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
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "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
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "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
Tech Stocks
  • "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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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "The First Rule of Data: Do No Harm"
  • "DevOps Fails More Often Than Not – Here's Why"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything"
  • "Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices"
  • "How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery"
  • "How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World's Alphabets"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "How Do You Beat The AlphaGo AI? Make A Smarter Version"
  • "Be Careful Buying a Smartwatch for Your Kid"
  • "Samsung Wants Bixby 2.0 on Refrigerators, Sprinklers"
  • "How to Get Started With Analog Instant Cameras"
  • "Volvo's Polestar Electric Cars Will Be Sold Online"
  • "How to Sync Your Phone With Windows 10"
  • "Save $350 on Quad-Core Dell XPS 8910 Desktop"
  • "How to Use Windows 10 OneDrive Files On-Demand"
  • "US Wins Long-Awaited Robot Battle Against Japan"
  • "Halo Master Chief Collection Xbox One X Update Planned" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "ADP is already making changes Ackman wants: CEO"
  • "Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: Nikkei"
  • "EBay's profit forecast disappoints, shares fall"
  • "Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups: Fed's Powell"
  • "Amazon Web Services resolves connectivity issues in Oregon region"
  • "Adobe forecasts FY18 profit above estimates, shares surge"
  • "Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse"
  • "Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says"
  • "Pentagon chief asks Congress to not hinder cyber defense"
  • "Some children's GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "DeepMind AlphaGo Zero learns on its own without meatbag intervention"
  • "Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient"
  • "House of Reps committee ponders taxation on the blockchain"
  • "Alibaba adds Elastic's open source services to its public cloud"
  • "NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers"
  • "Adobe targets 20 percent revenue growth for FY 2018"
  • "eBay's Q3 narrowly beats expectations"
  • "EU: Privacy Shield works, but US can do more to protect non-Americans"


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