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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Wants to Get Rural America Online Using TV Signals: The goal is to get two million rural Americans connected from 12 different states over the next five years using white space broadband." PC Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to plug rural broadband gap with TV white space" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's broadband bet may hit speed bumps" Axios 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Says It Has Identified Surface Pro Hibernation Issue" Thurrott 10:05 PM
  • "Microsoft to Close Wilsonville Plant, Continues Layoffs" Zacks 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft to use AI to assist the blind, fix bias, and rescue the planet" TechRepublic 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people: The app uses AI to recognize people, objects, and scenes" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's newest app tells the blind what's around them: This is the latest experiment from the software giant using artificial intelligence tech in an unusual way." CNET 1:26 PM
  • "Microsoft has a new app that tells the visually impaired what's in front of them" CNBC 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out new updates to Paint 3D" Neowin 9:47 PM
  • "Microsoft upgrades Paint 3D's drawing and magic select tools: The tools help knock out backgrounds and draw smoother lines and curves." Engadget 6:14 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview build 16232" Neowin 9:49 PM
  • "HP Shines in Q2 PCs Amidst Soaring Component Costs, Says Gartner" Barron's 3:38 PM
  • "IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson Artificial Intelligence: Move comes a year after layoffs at company's technology services group" Bloomberg 7:44 AM
  • "IBM's new Services Platform uses AI to help businesses manage their IT operations" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "IBM launches new IT management services platform powered by Watson" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "IBM Watson takes on IT services with new automation platform" TechRepublic 10:49 AM
  • "IBM launches services platform based on Watson" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Lenovo chases datacenter business in Brazil" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Intel Suppliers Boosted by iPhone Uncertainty: Integrated Device Technology and Monolithic Power have catalysts in the Purley ramp in the second half." Barron's 3:44 PM
  • "Intel Impresses Investors With New Server Chips" Fortune 3:45 PM
  • "Intel unveils new Intel Xeon scalable processors" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "Tech firms join forces to fight off patent trolls: Amazon, Google, Oracle, Intel and other major tech firms gang up on patent trolls" V3 8:09 AM
  • "Tech giants rally today in support of net neutrality: Amazon, Reddit, Facebook, Google and Twitter are fighting the FCC's changes" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Do we want the internet of the future to look like the cable TV of today? Relaxing current net neutrality regulations isn't just bad for internet users. It's also bad for American businesses." Recode 7:48 AM
  • "Join the battle for the internet: It's time to rally in defense of the internet again." O'Reilly 8:02 AM
  • "Tech firms protest proposed changes to U.S. net neutrality rules" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Tech companies rally for Net Neutrality Day of Action as FCC aims to roll back rules" CBS News 12:46 PM
General Interest
  • "Fedora 26 releases with newer software packages" Neowin 9:48 PM
  • "Linux Foundation offers free Introduction to Kubernetes class" ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "Robert Kraft among team owners unveiled for new esports league" Boston Herald 11:16 AM
  • "The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and identify things" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "After Go, developers are now building AI to beat us at soccer" CNET 8:24 AM
  • "MIT's glasses-free home 3D tech could make help 3D movies more popular" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "A KFC Branded Smartphone Is Coming To China" Kotaku 8:02 AM
  • "The Internet Ripoff You're Not Protesting" Wired 7:49 AM
  • "New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "Toshiba regains access to credit line but tough conditions applied: sources" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "This notorious data-stealing malware has suddenly burst back into life" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Salesforce brings digital transformation to field workers with AI, analytics tools" TechRepublic 10:49 AM
  • "Salesforce rolls out new AI-powered tools for mobile workers" ZDNet 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco chosen by O2 to launch free, public access Wi-Fi in the City of London" Cisco 8:27 AM
  • "IBM Delivers First Cognitive Services Platform to Transform Business: Next generation platform with IBM Watson to help providers drive faster, more secure and efficient outcomes for clients and end users while preempting problems" IBM 8:27 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Would 'Love Another Swiftkey' to Grow AI Business" TheStreet 11:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: HoloLens gets first Patch Tuesday fix from Microsoft" TechRepublic 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's live translation tool for PowerPoint is now open to all" VentureBeat 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft lays Windows Phone to rest" ZDNet 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's Calibri font is at the center of a political scandal" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Secret shortcuts to your favorite settings" ZDNet 7:26 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google's billion-euro tax bill discharged by French court" ZDNet 9:56 PM
  • "Google wins challenge against 1.1 billion-euro French tax bill" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "President Trump sued for blocking people on Twitter" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Day of Action: Sen. Ron Wyden on What's at Stake in the Battle for Net Neutrality" Wired 7:51 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab complains it has been drawn into U.S.-Russia geopolitical game: RIA" Reuters 7:27 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "This is my favorite iOS 11 hidden feature" BGR 3:52 PM
  • "There's A Reason Women in Tech Are Finally Speaking Out" Wired 3:45 PM
  • "How machine learning helps LinkedIn and Instagram predict what you'll like" VentureBeat 3:39 PM
  • "Forget the Echo. The Dot Is the Most Important Alexa Device" Wired 1:22 PM
  • "Tech needs Emotional Intelligence" Om Malik 12:47 PM
  • "When You Should (and Shouldn't) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:34 AM
  • "Overwatch: Bigger than the Premier League?" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Has Technology created the Age of Distraction?" Tech.pinions 8:34 AM
  • "Why Kabam cofounder Kevin Chou is diving into esports with Overwatch League's Seoul franchise" VentureBeat 8:24 AM
  • "It is not Women in Tech, it is Women in Business We Should talk About" Tech.pinions 8:08 AM
  • "Here's how the internet's net neutrality day of action is unfolding" The Verge 10:23 AM
  • "Today's net neutrality protest won't matter to the FCC" Axios 8:23 AM
  • "Ars Technica supports net neutrality" Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "If FCC gets its way, we'll lose a lot more than net neutrality: Beyond no-blocking rules, Title II plays big role in overall consumer protection." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "Hey, Tech: You'd Do Well to Stop Ignoring Smaller Cities" Wired 7:50 AM
  • "Your Guide to Russia's Infrastructure Hacking Teams" Wired 7:50 AM
  • "What We Lose When the World Moves On From Email" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Automation signals the beginning of the end for the Indian coder" ZDNet 7:27 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Looks Like Google Bought Favorable Research to Lobby with" Wired 8:34 AM
  • "Samsung Next expands its $150 million investment vehicle to include early-stage European startups" VentureBeat 8:24 AM
  • "Zillow Group makes first investment, leads $10M round for augmented reality home design app" GeekWire 8:10 AM
  • "Hutch, the virtual interior design app, has raised $10M from Zillow" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Google acquires India's Halli Labs, which was building AI tools to fix 'old problems'" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Fairclaims raises $1.8 million to be a virtual 'Judge Judy'" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "ZeroFox secures $40m Series C to help manage social media risk" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Revolut raises $66 million for its global banking alternative" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Logitech Acquires Headset Maker Astro Gaming" PC Magazine 7:27 AM
  • "Gaming firm Razer seeks Oct HK IPO at up to $5 billion valuation: source" Reuters 7:27 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends at record, stock market gains after dovish Yellen: Tech shares rise for fourth consecutive session" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Jumps to New Record as a Measured Yellen Inspires Market Rally" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall St higher after Yellen signals gradual rate hikes" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Climb to Record Close: Yellen says rates won't need to rise to levels seen in previous cycles" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian-market gains take a timeout as currencies rise: Dollar gives up recent gains; stocks in Japan, Australia slip" MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "European stocks rise, lifted by oil firms and Burberry: U.S. Fed boss Yellen is in focus later in the day" MarketWatch 7:28 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 8:10 AM CDT)
  • "US Intel Officials Share Their National Cybersecurity Concerns"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can't Serve"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Trying to Conceive? 8 High-Tech Fertility Monitors to Try"
  • "22 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching"
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Alibaba, Tencent in talks over stake in WPP's Chinese unit: Sky News"
  • "Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump's tariff plans"
  • "Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase forms political action committee"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "The value of superior UX? Priceless, but awfully hard to measure"
  • "SingHealth sends text messages to patients affected by data breach"
  • "Key takeaways from Singapore healthcare data breach"


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