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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 18, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Updates Xbox One: Will Anyone Buy It?" The Motley Fool 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft exec defends introducing laptop despite declining PC market" Yahoo Finance 11:48 AM
  • "Four steps we're taking today to fight online terror" Financial Times 4:46 PM
  • "YouTube details 4 new steps for fighting terrorism content" VentureBeat 6:10 PM
  • "Google reveals plan to fight terrorist use of YouTube, plans collaboration with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter" Mashable 6:10 PM
  • "6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About IBM" The Motley Fool 2:31 PM
  • "Intel and Microsoft's latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying" VentureBeat 6/17
  • "Intel i9-7900X Benchmarks Reveal The Overclocking Headroom It Has To Offer" SegmentNext 6/17
  • "iPad Pro clear example of Apple copying us, says Microsoft exec/Commentary: Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin insists that Apple is something of a follower." CNET 6/17
  • "A teardown of Microsoft's new Surface laptop reveals that it's almost impossible to repair" The Verge 6/17
  • "Google 'faces record EU anti-trust fine'" AFP 6/17
  • "Google will have to change how it operates in Europe" Recode 6/17
  • "Microsoft GM for Surface sees Apple as follower instead of leader with latest iPad Pro" Neowin 6/16
  • "Microsoft: It's Very Clear Apple Is Copying Us" Softpedia 6/16
  • "Microsoft Office desktop version is now on the Windows Store" SlashGear 6/16
  • "Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member" eWeek 6/16
  • "BMW's Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM's Cloud" The WHIR 6/16
  • "IBM Announces 'Garages' To Accelerate Development Of iOS Enterprise Apps" WCCFTech 6/16
  • "IBM VP Talks Fighting Cancer, Parking Tickets With Watson" PC Magazine 6/16
  • "AIG & IBM pilot blockchain smart contract" FSTech 6/16
  • "Want to Save Trees? Print More, HP Says" PC Magazine 6/16
  • "HP launches new supplier emissions target and cartridges made with plastic bottles" edie 6/16
  • "Dell launches new UltraSharp 38 curved monitor and world's first 4K UHD high-brightness laser projector" International Business Times 6/16
  • "Intel and Microsoft join $15 million investment into CognitiveScale to give enterprises AI-powered insights from big data" VentureBeat 6/16
  • "Intel Skylake-X CPUs With Higher Core-count Not A Response To AMD Threadripper According To Intel's Frank Soqui" SegmentNext 6/16
  • "Intel details Xeon Scalable, Skylake-X mesh architecture" bit-tech 6/16
  • "Intel Skylake-X and Skylake-SP Mesh Architecture For XCC 'Extreme Core Count' CPUs Detailed – Features Higher Efficiency, Higher Bandwidth and Lower Latency" WCCFTech 6/16
  • "Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018" DigiTimes 6/16
  • "Intel Steps Away From Ringbus - Skylake-X & SP Communicate through Mesh" Guru3D 6/16
  • "AMD Plans To Conquer Intel In The Server Space" Seeking Alpha 6/16
  • "AMD Vega Frontier Edition Price Leaked, Starting At $1,199 For The Air Cooled Variants" SegmentNext 6/16
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier graphics cards make an appearance" ZDNet 6/16
  • "HP Says Printers Pose a Glaring Security Risk, but It Offers Solution" eWeek 6/16
  • "Valeo/Cisco team up on smart mobility services" Just Auto 6/16
General Interest
  • "Surface Laptop owners can now go back to Windows 10 S after upgrading to Windows 10 Pro" MSPoweruser 9:27 PM
  • "Amazon's Whole Foods buy removed nearly $22 billion in market value from rival supermarkets" Recode 12:00 PM
  • "Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society" Wired 6/17
  • "Amazon's Whole Foods buy may usher in the store of the future: Big changes may someday be coming to Whole Foods, including delivery drones, no checkout lines and (gasp) lower prices." CNET 6/17
  • "The fake cigarette that could steal your files: Experts warn e-cigs can be altered to turn them into hacking tools when charged by their USB ports" Daily Mail (UK) 6/17
  • "How Amazon Buying Whole Foods Could Transform Grocery Shopping" Wired 6/17
  • "Uber sends apology email to its NYC riders: Uber is sorry. No really this time." Engadget 6/16
  • "Atari CEO confirms that company is back in the console business with upcoming Ataribox" Neowin 6/16
  • "Google Said to Be Facing Record E.U. Fine by End of August" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/16
  • "How to launch Chrome faster with Native Lazy Tabs" PCWorld 6/16
  • "YouTube shows off VR-centric video analytics" TechCrunch 6/16
  • "Facebook Using AI to Wipe Out Terrorist Accounts" PC Magazine 6/16
  • "Amazon's new policy kills ad network that monetizes Echo Skills" Engadget 6/16
  • "Amazon's Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers how he should donate his money" VentureBeat 6/16
  • "Amazon's 5 biggest acquisitions of all time" VentureBeat 6/16
  • "Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon" TechCrunch 6/16
  • "14 wildly hot takes we need on this Whole Foods + Amazon thing" TechCrunch 6/16
  • "Amazon Patents Blocking Price Comparisons in its Stores" PC Magazine 6/16
  • "Samsung announces Bixby voice assistant preview" The Verge 6/16
  • "How Activision CEO aims to make blockbusters out of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII" VentureBeat 6/16
  • "U.S. Tech Stocks shaken, but market not stirred" Reuters 6/16
  • "Netflix now has more subscribers than cable TV in the U.S." VentureBeat 6/16
  • "Verizon just launched its first LTE-only flip phone" The Verge 6/16
  • "TCL P-Series Roku TV Review: The Best Budget 4K TV You Can Get" The Verge 6/16
  • "Alibaba is in talks to invest in Uber's Southeast Asia rival Grab" TechCrunch 6/16
  • "Angry Birds maker Rovio says IPO possible in future" Reuters 6/16
  • "Hands-on review: Canary Flex, a versatile outdoor security system for modern homeowners" ZDNet 6/16
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Modern Keyboard Features Hidden Fingerprint Sensor" UberGizmo 9:12 AM
  • "A very familiar-feeling Surface Pro" CNET 6/17
  • "7 Reasons to Buy the Surface Laptop, 3 Reasons to Skip" LAPTOP Magazine 6/17
  • "Microsoft released two brand-new laptops this week, both killer Apple rivals — here's how to choose between them" Business Insider 6/17
  • "Does Windows 10 S really have better performance than Windows 10 Pro?" Windows Central 6/17
  • "Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo: Who won E3 2017?" BGR 6/16
  • "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 6/16
  • "The Xbox One X Is Literally No Threat To The PS4" Forbes 6/16
  • "Microsoft's Pix for iPhone: Now AI gives your photos an art makeover" ZDNet 6/16
  • "Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price" MCV 6/16
  • "Windows Server will mirror Windows 10's biannual feature updates" TechRadar UK 6/16
  • "Microsoft Exec Says the Next Windows Phone Will Be Something You Can't Imagine" Softpedia 6/16
  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's Xbox One X: A powerful 4K console in a very tiny box" PCWorld Australia 6/16
  • "Microsoft's 'Divide And Conquer' AI Just Obliterated Ms. Pac-Man" Science Alert 6/16
  • "Hell Freezes Over: Windows Phone, iPhone Go Up in the US, Android Collapses" Softpedia 6/16
  • "Here's why the Xbox One X is so damned expensive" BetaNews 6/16
  • "Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?" PCWorld 6/16
  • "Xbox One X's $500 Price Tag Includes No Profit Margin" PC Magazine 6/16
  • "Microsoft's new keyboard banishes passwords with a built-in fingerprint sensor" TechRadar UK 6/16
  • "Microsoft Modern Keyboard Adds Fingerprint Authentication For Windows Hello Logins" HotHardware 6/16
  • "Microsoft's new Modern Keyboard has a hidden fingerprint reader" The Verge 6/16
  • "All Windows 10 devices get fingerprint login with Microsoft's new keyboard" ZDNet 6/16
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Girl Scouts new cybersecurity badges will prep girls for careers in STEM" Mashable 6/17
  • "Guilty verdict in text-assisted suicide sets a new precedent" Axios 6/17
  • "All cellphones sold in Canada must be unlocked starting in December" The Verge 6/16
  • "Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked" Engadget 6/16
  • "US funds tech giants' efforts to build next-gen supercomputers" Engadget 6/16
  • "WikiLeaks Vault 7: CherryBlossom files show CIA can hack D-Link, Belkin and Linksys routers into listening devices" BetaNews 6/16
  • "The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router" The Verge 6/16
  • "France aims to have 'driverless' high-speed TGV trains by 2023" The Verge 6/16
  • "Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups" TechCrunch 6/16
  • "Macron says France must be country that 'thinks and moves like a startup'" Reuters 6/16
  • "North Korea carried out the WannaCry ransomware attack, say security services" ZDNet 6/16
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Echoes Apple's Annoying Advantage" Forbes 7:45 PM
  • "Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review:" CNET 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop Is A 'Glue-Filled Monstrosity', Can't Be Repaired Without 'Destroying It'" Gizmodo 11:49 AM
  • "'Surface Note' concept brings Microsoft's foldable phone concept to stunning life" MSPoweruser 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft might be working on a Horizon Zero Dawn-esque game" Neowin 9:06 AM
  • "Amazon's new dirt-cheap gadget is a Trojan horse built to beat Google and invade your home" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "Behind Amazon's success is an extreme tolerance for failure" New York Times 6/17
  • "Help Me, Laptop: I Need a Notebook for a 10-year-old" LAPTOP Magazine 6/17
  • "How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts" The Verge 6/17
  • "How to Browse the Web and Leave No Trace" Gizmodo 6/17
  • "The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions: Ars puts five home 3D scanning options to the ultimate test—scanning kids and clay cats." Ars Technica 6/17
  • "Facebook should use Facebook if it wants answers to hard questions" VentureBeat 6/17
  • "The best Ultrabooks of 2017: top thin and light laptops reviewed" TechRadar UK 6/17
  • "Deep Dive: Amazon/Whole Foods special" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/17
  • "How Amazon's Whole Foods purchase could solve its grocery supply chain puzzle" ZDNet 6/17
  • "How Amazon Will Democratize Whole Foods" Forbes 6/16
  • "Amazon Against All" Forbes 6/16
  • "Jeff Bezos is the smartest guy in business" CNNMoney 6/16
  • "One in three consumers has a separate email account for marketing messages" BetaNews 6/16
  • "Digital transformation about to face business reality vs. investment tug of war" ZDNet 6/16
  • "12 great Father's Day gifts: Unique, geeky, affordable and sure to thrill" ZDNet 6/16
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, wielding online might in brick-and-mortar world" Reuters 6/17
  • "Amazon's Buyout of Whole Foods to Speed Up Its Move Into Grocery Sales" eWeek 6/16
  • "Amazon to acquire organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion" VentureBeat 6/16
  • "Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion" The Verge 6/16
  • "Other grocery stocks plummet as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7B" TechCrunch 6/16
  • "Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike raises $600 million to push into 200 cities globally by the end of 2017" VentureBeat 6/16
  • "Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB, sources say for $5.5M" TechCrunch 6/16
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 6/16
  • "Grocery Stocks Fall, Nasdaq Tumbles for Third Day After Amazon-Whole Foods Deal" TheStreet 6/16
  • "Amazon, Whole Foods shares rally as deal pressures broader market" FOXBusiness 6/16
  • "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] 6/16
  • "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 6/16
  • "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 6/16



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