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TechNN Archive: Thursday, June 15, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "U.S. Invests $258 Million in Supercomputing Race With China: Energy Department to award cash to six tech companies to develop world's fastest computers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:26 PM
  • "US drops $258m on supercomputer development to chase down China" ZDNet 8:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Pro are now available worldwide: The company is also releasing its pricey Surface Studio in more locations." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are now available for purchase" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Surface Laptop and New Surface Pro Are Available Today" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft bringing Surface Laptop colors to 17 new markets, pre-order yours today" MSPoweruser 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop, Pro and Studio devices arrive in Blighty: For those with a grand burning a hole in their pocket" The Inquirer 11:55 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution" AnandTech 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 S holds back the Surface Laptop – All Hands on Tech Review" ITBusiness Canada 8:30 AM
  • "Surface Pro review: Incremental improvement isn't enough/It's the best Surface Pro yet, but that no longer makes it the best 2-in-1." Ars Technica 9:13 AM
  • "This Is the Best Surface Ever Made, But It's Still No Laptop" Gizmodo 9:32 AM
  • "The Surface Laptop makes the new Surface Pro mostly a nonstarter" TechCrunch 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: A class act that lasts longer" Telegraph 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Review: The New Normal" The Verge 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One X won't be sold at a profit, money to come from selling games" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Won't Make a Profit Selling Xbox One X" Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Preview Versions of Office 2016 to the Windows Store" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Office is finally available in the Windows Store" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Studio hands-on review: We get our mitts on the all-in-one built for creatives and very rich people" The Inquirer 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft AI becomes first to achieve 'perfect score' on Ms Pac-Man: Why have one AI when you can have a a Pac of 150?" Morningstar 7:34 AM
  • "IBM to Link Watson, Bluemix Cloud to BMW CarData Platform" eWeek 6:41 AM
  • "IBM Integrates with BMW CarData to Enable New Services for Drivers" eWeek 6:41 AM
  • "AIG and IBM Complete Pilot for World's First Blockchain-Based Multinational Insurance Policy" Coinspeaker 8:20 AM
  • "IBM's Rethink On Remote Working — A Taste Of Things To Come?" Benzinga 6:27 PM
  • "Dell and Alienware Bring New VR Hardware to E3" Leicester Post 7:11 AM
  • "Intel Announces New Mesh Interconnect Architecture For Its Upcoming Xeon Scalable Processors" HotHardware 5:40 PM
  • "Intel downplays Core X-Series flagship Core i9-7980XE market appeal Intel's unbeatable flagship 'Skylake-X' processor with 18 cores/36 threads won't be here anytime soon." Blasting News 8:21 AM
  • "Intel X Series CPUs Are A Direct Response To AMD Threadripper CPUs And AMD Agrees" SegmentNext 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Invests in Three AI Companies" CDR Info 7:16 AM
  • "Intel invests in AI innovation companies in bid to speed up the market" PC Retail 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia back Element AI in $102m Series A round" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "AMD's Vega Frontier Edition cards now have prices, and they're not cheap" Digital Trends 8:50 PM
  • "A Russian Software Billionaire Takes on SAP and Oracle" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Cisco, Calm for Now, Set for Extreme Volatility" Barron's 1:59 PM
  • "GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET" ExtremeTech 9:23 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon Still Leads Cloud Rankings, But Competition Is Coming On Strong" Fortune 8:32 PM
  • "An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time" Business Insider Australia 4:49 PM
  • "Japanese researchers are developing a giant snake robot to explore Fukushima wasteland" Neowin 12:04 PM
  • "Twitter tweaks its design again in an attempt to woo newcomers" TechCrunch 10:17 AM
  • "Spotify has guaranteed to pay big music labels billions over the next two years: The streaming service posted revenue of $3.3 billion last year; it has promised big checks in exchange for better rates." Recode 9:16 AM
  • "Google is making it easier than ever to give any app the power of object recognition: The company has open sourced a number of mobile-first machine vision programs" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Nova Launcher finally adds Google Now pane swipe support through companion app" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Salesforce updates Health Cloud to better engage patients" ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Instagram Launches New Post Format To Identify Sponsored Posts" Social Barrel 7:09 AM
  • "Snake-like robot developed in Japan to help in disaster zones" Telegraph 7:08 AM
  • "Amazon's new Alexa-enabled Dash Wand is basically free for Prime subscribers" The Verge 7:07 AM
  • "This AI-powered robot can play the marimba, the least threatening of instruments" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy J5 and J3 smartphones are coming to the UK next month: For those who don't fancy throwing £700 at the Galaxy S8" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Mozilla patches 32 vulnerabilities in Firefox 54" ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "China Mobile hits 2Gbps speeds with commercial Massive MIMO" ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "Sling TV's improved DVR won't delete your recordings: Until you say so." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Amazon's new 'Prime Reload' service isn't the deal it seems" BGR 6:41 AM
  • "Michelin's BikeSphere uses lasers to keep cyclists safe from cars" BGR 6:41 AM
  • "E3 2017: Light tech lets gamers share one screen" BBC 6:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Unveils World's First 4K Ultra HD High-Brightness Laser Projector and New Curved Monitor" Player 7:11 AM
  • "Alienware and Dell Re-establish Commitment to PC Gaming Community" OxGadgets 7:16 AM
  • "The Weather Company and Toyota Drive First Cognitive Ads for Auto Industry" IBM 1:10 PM
  • "IBM Helps Service Providers Deliver and Manage Applications across Hybrid Cloud Networks" IBM 1:10 PM
  • "IBM Expands Mobile-led Transformation for Enterprises" IBM 1:10 PM
  • "AIG, IBM, Standard Chartered Deliver First Multinational Insurance Policy Powered by Blockchain" IBM 1:10 PM
  • "VivaTech 2017: Startups to Showcase New AI-based Solutions Built with IBM Watson" IBM 1:10 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft to deliver two Windows Server feature updates per year starting this Fall" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "How to Jazz Up Your Boring Windows 10 Desktop Theme" PC Magazine 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Skype logo ditches the iconic clouds" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "The Xbox Has Brand New Avatars" Kotaku 6:49 AM
  • "Xbox head lashes out against Sony executive's reasoning behind rejecting cross-platform play" Neowin 6:46 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "EU mobile roaming charges end today, but beware of other costs: Rules only apply to roaming, which is subject to fair use policy. So check the small print." Ars Technica 9:14 AM
  • "Now the FTC wants a word with Uber: News comes right after CEO stepped back, and a board member resigned." Ars Technica 7:34 AM
  • "Venezuelans Are Seeking a Haven in Crypto Coins as Crisis Rages" Bloomberg 7:20 AM
  • "EU roaming charges have been binned but shock bills could continue: Which? warns that confusion could lead to unexpected charges" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "European police break up counter antivirus, crypter ring" ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "YouTube star Austin Jones charged over child pornography" BBC 6:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Listen: It's Time For the E3 Press Conference to Die" Wired 7:00 PM
  • "Login-stealing phishing sites conceal their evil with lots of hyphens in URL: Compromised domains target Android users with fake login pages for cloud services." Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "Why It Makes Sense for Amazon to Buy Slack" Fortune 1:50 PM
  • "Why Is Amazon Interested in Slack?" Investopedia 12:45 PM
  • "Amazon and Slack? A $9 billion coin flip between 'makes sense' and crazy" ZDNet 9:15 AM
  • "This Nintendo Switch keyboard is bad so I fixed it" The Verge 7:07 AM
  • "History by lawsuit: After Gawker's demise, the 'inventor of e-mail' targets Techdirt/'I defined e-mail! And you guys have got to give me that credit.'" Ars Technica 7:04 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Justin Kan confirms $10.5 million in funding for his legal tech startup Atrium LTS" TechCrunch 4:49 PM
  • "Tencent Courts Angry Birds Maker Rovio for Possible Purchase" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:00 PM
  • "Airbnb puts €5M into 'Community Tourism Program' fund for local projects in Europe" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Conviva nabs $40M for AI-based video analytics, now valued around $300M" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Western Digital seeks injunction in bid to prevent sale of Toshiba's memory business: Disk-drive maker switches back to hard-ball legal tactics" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Highspot raises $15 million to perfect your sales pitch" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "India's MobiKwik is raising new funding at $1B valuation to battle payment rival Paytm" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Korean e-book service Ridibooks scores $20M Series C" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the Japanese government" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Uber rival Careem closes $500M raise at $1B+ valuation as Daimler steps in" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Facebook rolls out the GIF button for comments to all users" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Element Raises $102 Million | Crunch Report" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group gives $7.5M to studies on epigenetics, aging, evolution" GeekWire 6:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market closes off lows as tech shares extend selloff: Fed's more hawkish tone, latest D.C. development also in view" MarketWatch 5:59 PM
  • "Nasdaq Feels More Pain as Tech Selloff Wears On" TheStreet 5:58 PM
  • "Tech Stocks continue to let air out of recent rally" FOXBusiness 5:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Logs Fourth Decline in Five Sessions: Dollar climbs and Treasurys move lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:58 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets slide after Fed rate hike" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
  • "European stocks drop to lowest in two months on growth worries" MarketWatch 7:23 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017"
  • "Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics"
New York Times (Checked 7:35 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "A Reverie for the Voyager Probes, Humanity's Calling Cards"
  • "How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "How a Global Supply Blockchain Could Stop Foodborne Outbreaks"
  • "Walmart Patent Tips Floating Blimp Warehouse"
  • "BioShock 10th Anniversary Edition Costs $200"
Reuters (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain"
  • "Top Singapore taxi firm ComfortDelgro in exclusive talks with Uber"
  • "Retail app maker Tulip raises $40 million from Kleiner Perkins, others"
  • "Ford, China's Zotye Auto plan JV to build electric vehicles"
  • "Germany's Jenoptik buys U.S. automation company Five Lakes"
  • "Chinese Super League plots foray into online soccer games with deal"
  • "TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot"
  • "KuangChi says parent invests $600 million for 1.88 percent of Unicom"
  • "Fujitsu to sell mobile phone operations: Nikkei"
  • "CNN launches daily news show on Snapchat"
ZDNet (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with Eternal Blue"
  • "Brazilian government to reassess Internet steering committee"
  • "Microsoft's new record: Speech recognition AI now transcribes as well as a human"
  • "Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender"
  • "Unifi Software readies RegAlert! for GDPR"
  • "Enigma ethereum marketplace hijacked, investors duped by phishing scam"
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo: Rollout begins for Pixel, Nexus in Android beta"
  • "Finns chill out quantum computers with qubit refrigerator to cut out errors"


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