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TechNN Archive: Saturday, August 12, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Riding High on the Cloud" Barron's 9:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Goes Ethereum: $561 Bln US Company Releases Ethereum-Based Protocol 'Coco'" The Cointelegraph 12:13 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-7960X LN2 Run Geekbench Score Leaked – Achieves 5.4 GHz On All Cores" WCCFTech 7:20 PM
  • "Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult'" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "The fallout over that Google diversity memo rages on" CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Google employees harassed online after engineer's gender gap memo" Stuff: New Zealand 8:34 AM
  • "James Damore: Why I was fired by Google" MacDailyNews 1:43 PM
  • "Facebook has been secretly testing a photo app in China — it's called 'Colorful Balloons'" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Facebook has a secret app in China" Axios 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft aims to simplify the process of integrating blockchain technology in the enterprise" Neowin 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft hits back at Consumer Reports' claims its Surface range is not up to standard" Alphr 8/11
  • "Microsoft responds to Consumer Reports' Surface issues" PC Retail 8/11
  • "Microsoft Mounts Its Defense of Surface Reliability" Thurrott 8/11
  • "Microsoft Disagrees With Consumer Reports' Findings" UberGizmo 8/11
  • "Microsoft vs Consumer Reports: A closer look at Microsoft's Surface defence" MSPoweruser 8/11
  • "Our Surface computers don't break after a couple of years, insists Microsoft" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Microsoft claims Surface reliability isn't really that bad" Engadget 8/11
  • "Microsoft officially outs Windows 10 Pro for Workstations" The Inquirer 8/11
  • "Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India" CNBC 8/11
  • "Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption" The Star: Malaysia 8/11
  • "Kaspersky Lab Joy as Microsoft Relents on Third-Party AV" Info Security 8/11
  • "Kaspersky and Microsoft Kiss and Make Up in Antitrust Dispute" Bleeping Computer 8/11
  • "Microsoft appeases Kaspersky with upcoming antivirus changes" gHacks 8/11
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations to arrive with Creators Update" IT PRO 8/11
  • "Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: If You Wanna Play, You Gotta Pay" Thurrott 8/11
  • "Microsoft announces a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro" BetaNews 8/11
  • "Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update" The Register 8/11
  • "Microsoft Coco Framework Promises Speedy Blockchain Service" Silicon UK 8/11
  • "HSBC uses IBM to automate the processing of 100 million document pages" ComputerWeekly 8/11
  • "Certus establishes new business with IBM" CRN 8/11
  • "SpaceX and HP Enterprise to send supercomputer to ISS next week" The Next Web 8/11
  • "HPE, NASA TO launch a supercomputer into space" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Computers in space are about to take a giant leap forward" Mashable 8/11
  • "Report: HP is experimenting 'intensively' with Android for HP Elite X3 successor" MSPoweruser 8/11
  • "After recent cut, HP raises price of Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship by 23% in the UK" Neowin 8/11
  • "HP promises to 'future-proof resellers' with initiative" CRN UK 8/11
  • "Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX's next rocket" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "HPE, NASA to Send New Supercomputer Aboard SpaceX" eWeek 8/11
  • "HPE, NASA TO launch a supercomputer into space" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Educator, manufacturer and instigator: How Dell sees its role in the future of VR" IT PRO 8/11
  • "StarCraft. Intel's 100 robo-rides. Nvidia's license to print money. Your Friday AI roundup" The Register 8/11
  • "Intel to discontinue Atom processor used by Microsoft's HoloLens in October" OnMSFT 8/11
  • "AMD or Intel: Which is the right desktop processor for you?" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Nvidia Welcomes Back AMD at Threadripper Launch" SegmentNext 8/11
  • "AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors are now available for order" MSPoweruser 8/11
  • "Ryzen Threadripper review: AMD's monster 1950X stomps on other CPUs" PCWorld 8/11
  • "G.Skill Releases Beefy Memory Kits Optimized For AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Platform" HotHardware 8/11
  • "AMD's Navi 7nm GPU Architecture To Reportedly Feature Dedicated AI Circuitry" HotHardware 8/11
  • "New Graphics Driver Available from AMD - Get Radeon Pro 17.8 Beta" Softpedia 8/11
  • "G.Skill Flare X series DDR4 RAM kits designed for AMD platforms" Hexus 8/11
  • "AMD Reportedly Pushes RX Vega 56 Embargo Forward" ShacckNews 8/11
  • "What are Radeon Packs for AMD's RX Vega graphics cards?" PCWorld 8/11
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 motherboards compared: Specs, prices, and features" PCWorld 8/11
  • "What's your point, caller? Oracle fiddles with major database release cycle numbers" The Register 8/11
General Interest
  • "Facebook finds a way into China" CNNMoney 6:27 PM
  • "Will Amazon's Backing Propel Andy Rubin's Essential Products?" Market Realist 4:01 PM
  • "Researchers report >4,000 apps that secretly record audio and steal logs" Ars Technica 11:16 AM
  • "Vizio TVs add the Google Play video app" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Anti-Google Ads Plastered on Benches and Bus Stops [Photos] iClarified 8:34 AM
  • "Street artist mocks Google in ads posted outside company offices following Damore firing" MacDailyNews 11:16 AM
  • "Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water: They could be powered by body fluids like sweat or tears in the future." Engadget 8/11
  • "Behind the Lens: Social media star puts Instagram's anti-troll technology to the test" CBS News 8/11
  • "Google's native camera app now has selfie flash" The Verge 8/11
  • "Google CEO Pichai calls off staff diversity meeting after Googlers voice safety fears" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Today's Google Doodle teaches you to scratch and mix on turntables" Engadget 8/11
  • "Google shows mad love to Hip-Hop culture with a dope interactive Doodle" BetaNews 8/11
  • "Google adds phishing protection to Gmail for iOS" BetaNews 8/11
  • "After canceled town hall meeting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at girls' coding event" The Verge 8/11
  • "Gmail for iOS will warn you about visiting phishing links" Engadget 8/11
  • "Thanks, Samsung: Android's best mobile browser now available to all" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman signs deal to develop TV for Amazon" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "Amazon explores food delivery of 'fresh' meals that can be stockpiled without refrigeration" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "Amazon said to be exploring refrigeration-free prepared meal tech" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the most flexible connected video doorbell" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "GameMine offers subscription games tied to direct carrier billing" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "'Battlefield 1' joins EA's on-demand gaming service" Engadget 8/11
  • "Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers" Engadget 8/11
  • "Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Equity podcast: Benchmark sues Kalanick, and what's next for IPOs after Snap and Blue Apron's very bad day" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "Asus leaks four new phones on its own website" The Verge 8/11
  • "The next Moto X reportedly has a glass back, dual cameras, and midrange specs" The Verge 8/11
  • "You'll need your phone to get into Miami Heat home games" Engadget 8/11
  • "An eclipse chaser explains why the rare celestial event shouldn't be missed" The Verge 8/11
  • "Netflix is in talks with Disney to keep streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies" The Verge 8/11
  • "AI on the high seas: Royal Caribbean sets a course for 'frictionless and immersive' vacations" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, NTT form connected car big data consortium" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Toyota, Intel and Ericsson in a self-driving consortium" Axios 8/11
  • "Toyota, Ericssson, Intel, DoCoMo, Denso form auto big data consortium" Electronics Weekly 8/11
  • "Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "ProtonMail now wants businesses to use its encrypted email service" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "Cryptocurrency surge stirs Bitcoin bubble fears" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "Primephonic review: Classical music fans get a high-res streaming service to call their own" TechHive 8/11
Press Releases
  • "Intel and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Industry-First Enterprise Blockchain Service" WebWire 8/11
  • "Intel and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Industry-First Enterprise Blockchain Service" WebWire 8/11
  • "Spotlight on Oracle: Oracle Vendor Rating" Gartner 8/11
  • "Luis Felipe Rivera of Pilatus Bank announces their partnership with Oracle on their Banking Digital Experience, and the importance of technology in private banking" PRWeb 8/11
  • "Global Cloud Computing Market in Education Sector to Grow at a CAGR of 26% by 2021: Key Vendors are Adobe Systems, Blackboard, Cisco & Ellucian" PRNewswire 8/11
  • "Microsoft Announced Windows 10 Pro For Workstations" Digital Trends 8:49 AM
  • "Xbox Wireless Adapter for the US delayed until 2018" Neowin 8/11
  • "Microsoft teases 'fundamental change' to Xbox Achievements" The Verge 8/11
  • "Microsoft details how to install Office with Intune" Computerworld 8/11
  • "Xbox One news: Microsoft to update THIS hugely popular feature" Express UK 8/11
  • "How to Try Windows 10 S for Free With No Risk" MakeUseOf 8/11
  • "Twitch vs YouTube Gaming vs Microsoft Mixer: which streaming service is for you?" TechRadar UK 8/11
  • "Microsoft plans to redesign Xbox achievement system" Den of Geek! 8/11
  • "Microsoft Officially Launches Xbox Live Creators Program with Self-Published Indie Games" WCCFTech 8/11
  • "Planet Technologies Selected as the 2017 Microsoft State and Local Government Cloud Partner of the Year" PRWeb 8/11
  • "The FCC is actively working against consumers" BGR 7:22 PM
  • "Qualcomm and Logicalis eye IoT opportunities in Brazil" ZDNet 8/11
  • "4 policy changes Heartland entrepreneurs really want" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "Former MI5 chief says UK government should not weaken encryption" BetaNews 8/11
  • "Internet giant Mail.Ru could play pivotal part in boosting voter turnout in Russian presidential election" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "FBI says Islamic State used eBay and PayPal to channel money to the US" The Verge 8/11
  • "China's top social networks face investigation for hosting porn and illicit content" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "Chime in: Is Consumer Reports' Surface controversy a big deal for Microsoft?" Windows Central 1:45 PM
  • "Facebook's willingness to copy rivals' apps seen as hurting innovation" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 1:43 PM
  • "PS4 PRICE CUT: Are Sony and Microsoft plotting PlayStation 4, Xbox One price drops?" Express UK 11:18 AM
  • "Coffee Lake: the most exciting Intel CPU launch in years?" Eurogamer 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 News: It's Time For An Update, But Redmond Remains Silent" Digital Trends 8:44 AM
  • "Would Snap Merger With Twitter Solve Many Problems?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:37 AM
  • "How To Turn On Flash For The Front Facing Camera In Google Camera" AddictiveTips 8:36 AM
  • "Living with Windows 10 S: Now You Can Too (Sort of. Maybe)" Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "An AI 'nose' can remember different scents" Engadget 8/11
  • "Phishing is the top threat faced by organizations" BetaNews 8/11
  • "Manufacturers are cybercriminals' biggest target" BetaNews 8/11
  • "Synchronous ledger technology (aka blockchain): The companies to watch" ZDNet 8/11
  • "Don't ruin streaming by turning it into cable" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "AI on the high seas: Royal Caribbean sets a course for 'frictionless and immersive' vacations" ZDNet 8/11
  • "The ISS is getting a ruggedized computer upgrade" Engadget 8/11
  • "How to prevent the hacked AI apocalypse" InfoWorld 8/11
  • "The top five cloud security myths debunked" BetaNews 8/11
  • "SoundCloud saved for the time being with new investment, new CEO and COO appointed" Neowin 8/11
  • "Facebook acquires a German computer vision startup: Fayteq's technology lets users track, remove and add objects in videos." Engadget 8/11
  • "SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside" TechCrunch 8/11
  • "FlySpaces, an Airbnb for office space in Southeast Asia, raises $2.1M" TechCrunch 8/11
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks recover from North Korea shock but post weekly loss: Snap, Nvidia shares drop after results" MarketWatch 8/11
  • "Stocks Make Comeback, but Haven't Fully Recovered From North Korea Selloff" TheStreet 8/11
  • "Wall St rises on inflation data but on track for weekly losses" Reuters 8/11
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Decline: U.S. stocks rose Friday but still notched their biggest weekly loss in months, as investors were shaken by disappointing earnings results and an escalation of threats between the U.S. and North Korea." [Paid Membership Required] 8/11
  • "Asian stocks extend selloff in face of North Korean crisis: Asian stocks dropped Friday as investors continued to pare their riskier positions following strong year-to-date gains and the rise in geopolitical tensions this week." MarketWatch 8/11
  • "European stocks face worst week in 9 months on U.S.-North Korea tensions: European stocks were shoved lower Friday, heading for their worst weekly loss in nine months, as the war of words between the U.S. and North Korea prompted investors to back away from assets perceived as risky." MarketWatch 8/11

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