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TechNN Archive: Friday, June 16, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft GM for Surface sees Apple as follower instead of leader with latest iPad Pro" Neowin 12:53 PM
  • "Microsoft: It's Very Clear Apple Is Copying Us" Softpedia 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Office desktop version is now on the Windows Store" SlashGear 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member" eWeek 7:36 PM
  • "BMW's Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM's Cloud" The WHIR 9:00 AM
  • "IBM Announces 'Garages' To Accelerate Development Of iOS Enterprise Apps" WCCFTech 9:00 AM
  • "IBM VP Talks Fighting Cancer, Parking Tickets With Watson" PC Magazine 1:12 PM
  • "AIG & IBM pilot blockchain smart contract" FSTech 8:59 AM
  • "Want to Save Trees? Print More, HP Says" PC Magazine 3:48 PM
  • "HP launches new supplier emissions target and cartridges made with plastic bottles" edie 8:56 AM
  • "Dell launches new UltraSharp 38 curved monitor and world's first 4K UHD high-brightness laser projector" International Business Times 8:56 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft join $15 million investment into CognitiveScale to give enterprises AI-powered insights from big data" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X CPUs With Higher Core-count Not A Response To AMD Threadripper According To Intel's Frank Soqui" SegmentNext 8:51 AM
  • "Intel details Xeon Scalable, Skylake-X mesh architecture" bit-tech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X and Skylake-SP Mesh Architecture For XCC 'Extreme Core Count' CPUs Detailed – Features Higher Efficiency, Higher Bandwidth and Lower Latency" WCCFTech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018" DigiTimes 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Steps Away From Ringbus - Skylake-X & SP Communicate through Mesh" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "AMD Plans To Conquer Intel In The Server Space" Seeking Alpha 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Vega Frontier Edition Price Leaked, Starting At $1,199 For The Air Cooled Variants" SegmentNext 8:51 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier graphics cards make an appearance" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "HP Says Printers Pose a Glaring Security Risk, but It Offers Solution" eWeek 9:04 PM
  • "Valeo/Cisco team up on smart mobility services" Just Auto 8:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Uber sends apology email to its NYC riders: Uber is sorry. No really this time." Engadget 9:33 PM
  • "Atari CEO confirms that company is back in the console business with upcoming Ataribox" Neowin 7:55 PM
  • "Google Said to Be Facing Record E.U. Fine by End of August" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "How to launch Chrome faster with Native Lazy Tabs" PCWorld 8:38 AM
  • "YouTube shows off VR-centric video analytics" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Facebook Using AI to Wipe Out Terrorist Accounts" PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon's new policy kills ad network that monetizes Echo Skills" Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Amazon's Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers how he should donate his money" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Amazon's 5 biggest acquisitions of all time" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "14 wildly hot takes we need on this Whole Foods + Amazon thing" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Amazon Patents Blocking Price Comparisons in its Stores" PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "Samsung announces Bixby voice assistant preview" The Verge 12:41 PM
  • "How Activision CEO aims to make blockbusters out of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "U.S. Tech Stocks shaken, but market not stirred" Reuters 8:25 AM
  • "Netflix now has more subscribers than cable TV in the U.S." VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Verizon just launched its first LTE-only flip phone" The Verge 12:42 PM
  • "TCL P-Series Roku TV Review: The Best Budget 4K TV You Can Get" The Verge 12:39 PM
  • "Alibaba is in talks to invest in Uber's Southeast Asia rival Grab" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Angry Birds maker Rovio says IPO possible in future" Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "Hands-on review: Canary Flex, a versatile outdoor security system for modern homeowners" ZDNet 8:23 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo: Who won E3 2017?" BGR 7:40 PM
  • "2017 Surface Pro least repairable ever; Surface Laptop is made of glue: Compact design continues to be at odds with maintenance and repairability." Ars Technica 7:05 PM
  • "The Xbox One X Is Literally No Threat To The PS4" Forbes 1:22 PM
  • "Microsoft's Pix for iPhone: Now AI gives your photos an art makeover" ZDNet 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price" MCV 9:08 AM
  • "Windows Server will mirror Windows 10's biannual feature updates" TechRadar UK 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Exec Says the Next Windows Phone Will Be Something You Can't Imagine" Softpedia 9:08 AM
  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's Xbox One X: A powerful 4K console in a very tiny box" PCWorld Australia 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Divide And Conquer' AI Just Obliterated Ms. Pac-Man" Science Alert 9:07 AM
  • "Hell Freezes Over: Windows Phone, iPhone Go Up in the US, Android Collapses" Softpedia 9:06 AM
  • "Here's why the Xbox One X is so damned expensive" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?" PCWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Xbox One X's $500 Price Tag Includes No Profit Margin" PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's new keyboard banishes passwords with a built-in fingerprint sensor" TechRadar UK 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Modern Keyboard Adds Fingerprint Authentication For Windows Hello Logins" HotHardware 7:21 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Modern Keyboard has a hidden fingerprint reader" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "All Windows 10 devices get fingerprint login with Microsoft's new keyboard" ZDNet 8:22 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "All cellphones sold in Canada must be unlocked starting in December" The Verge 12:40 PM
  • "Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "US funds tech giants' efforts to build next-gen supercomputers" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "WikiLeaks Vault 7: CherryBlossom files show CIA can hack D-Link, Belkin and Linksys routers into listening devices" BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "France aims to have 'driverless' high-speed TGV trains by 2023" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Macron says France must be country that 'thinks and moves like a startup'" Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "North Korea carried out the WannaCry ransomware attack, say security services" ZDNet 8:24 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How Amazon Will Democratize Whole Foods" Forbes 3:42 PM
  • "Amazon Against All" Forbes 3:41 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos is the smartest guy in business" CNNMoney 11:48 AM
  • "One in three consumers has a separate email account for marketing messages" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "Digital transformation about to face business reality vs. investment tug of war" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "12 great Father's Day gifts: Unique, geeky, affordable and sure to thrill" ZDNet 8:23 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon's Buyout of Whole Foods to Speed Up Its Move Into Grocery Sales" eWeek 9:25 PM
  • "Amazon to acquire organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion" VentureBeat 8:40 AM
  • "Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Other grocery stocks plummet as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7B" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike raises $600 million to push into 200 cities globally by the end of 2017" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB, sources say for $5.5M" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow bags a record led by energy rebound, amid Amazon-Whole Foods deal: Amazon makes a $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Grocery Stocks Fall, Nasdaq Tumbles for Third Day After Amazon-Whole Foods Deal" TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Amazon, Whole Foods shares rally as deal pressures broader market" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Retail Stocks Slide in Wake of Amazon's Deal for Whole Foods: Shares of retailers fell Friday after Amazon.com said it would buy Whole Foods Market, potentially squeezing their competitors." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets perk up as stronger dollar boosts exports: Equity markets across Asia moved higher on Friday, shrugging off technology-led declines overnight in the U.S., as a stronger U.S. dollar boosted export stocks in the region." MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "FTSE 100 breaks 4-day losing run, but grocers drop after Amazon deal: U.K. stocks on Friday broke a four-day losing streak, boosted by the index's oil and gas shares as crude prices rebounded from a seven-month low." MarketWatch 11:31 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:40 PM; no changes since 5:05 PM CDT)
  • "Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?"
  • "Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings"
New York Times (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "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"
PC Magazine (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" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "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"
ZDNet (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"


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