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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft adds new Insider Lab for Enterprise for testing Windows 10 Enterprise features" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Huawei, Microsoft expand cloud app partnership" Seeking Alpha 7:18 AM
  • "New Microsoft scam warning: all you need to know/Microsoft is warning people to be on the lookout for a new scam involving phishing emails promising you technical support." BT 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft broadens Surface Hub's reach with new distribution appointment: Westcon-Comstor joins Tech Data's Maverick as UK distributor for Surface Hub" CRN UK 7:37 AM
  • "LinkedIn acquisition key as Microsoft dominates SaaS market: Enterprise market to reach almost $15bn in quarterly revenues" Tech Central 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Expands Availability of Surface Laptop, Free Windows 10 Pro Upgrade" Thurrott 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop colors now available outside the US" The Verge 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft formally announces Surface Laptop in new colors" Neowin 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft extends free upgrade offer from Windows 10 S to Pro" Neowin 11:56 AM
  • "HP Enterprise revenue beats on higher demand for networking devices" Reuters 4:46 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares rise as earnings beat expectations" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:34 PM
  • "HPE beats Q3 expectations: Enterprise Group revenue, which makes up the bulk of HPE's sales, was up slightly thanks to growth in Storage and Networking revenues." ZDNet 4:37 PM
  • "HPE scoops up Cloud Technology Partners to boost hybrid cloud consulting" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
  • "HPE to acquire consulting firm Cloud Technology Partners" ZDNet 10:01 AM
  • "HPE announces acquisition intent for cloud consulting company" Seeking Alpha 7:33 AM
  • "HP introduces 'Made for India' Pro8 tablet with Aadhaar integration and more" Gizbot 7:29 AM
  • "HP Pro 8 Voice Calling Tablet Launched With Digital India in Mind: Price, Specifications" Gadgets 360 7:30 AM
  • "HP Pro 8 Tablet with 8-inch display, 6,000mAh battery launched, prices start Rs 19,374: The HP Pro8 tablet range supports regional languages." BGR India 7:30 AM
  • "HP's new 'made for India' tablets to deliver financial inclusion" Gadgets Now 7:30 AM
  • "Intel chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone: First, make sure that your Windows password or PIN is secure" Tech Central 7:32 AM
  • "Intel judgment could be critical for future antitrust cases" CRN 7:33 AM
  • "Why the Intel antitrust ruling affects Qualcomm and Google" PC Retail 7:32 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake NUCs Now Offer Optane Memory" ExtremeTech 7:56 AM
  • "Asus has the largest high-end Intel motherboard share" Guru3D 7:33 AM
  • "Sun set: Oracle closes down last Sun product lines" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Oracle Cuts More Jobs in Its Hardware and Solaris Units" Fortune 7:39 AM
  • "Oracle lays off staff across Solaris and SPARC teams" My Broadband 7:39 AM
  • "Oracle appears to be winding down Soloris and SPARC" Fudzilla 7:40 AM
  • "Attention mini-ITX PC builders: Gigabyte has the world's smallest Nvidia GTX 1080/The tiny Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G measures just 169mm in length." Ars Technica 8:10 AM
General Interest
  • "Video of man getting beaned by robot demonstrates need for novel safety mechanisms" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Turns out Google Drive has a dirty little piracy secret" Mashable 6:56 PM
  • "Google's Inside Music makes anyone a remix artist" Engadget 3:40 PM
  • "Facebook reveals how WhatsApp will make money" Telegraph 11:57 AM
  • "Moleskine's next paper planner will automatically sync with Google Calendar and Apple's iCal" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "Linux 4.13 Kernel Released with New Accelerated Security Feature" eWeek 9:34 AM
  • "Sony backs Acutronic Robotics' hardware robot operating system" TechCrunch 9:11 AM
  • "MongoDB ransacking starts again: Hackers ransom 26,000 unsecured instances" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "LG disguised the aperture on its pre-release V30 phones to keep it a secret: Thwarting industrial espionage and nosy fans requires a bit of creative subterfuge" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Bitcoin price drops 20pc in three days" Telegraph 7:20 AM
  • "Instagram hack goes deeper than Selena Gomez: Lock up all those precious photos that you wanted everyone to see in the first place" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Qualcomm outs the 9150 C-V2X chipset" SemiAccurate 7:15 AM
  • "Opera and Vivaldi founder accuses Google of cutting out its rivals: Says his AdWords account was stopped because he dissed them" The Inquirer 9:07 AM
  • "Vivaldi boss: It'd be cool if Google went back to the 'not evil' schtick/Blasts AdWords blockery" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Google bullied us and must be regulated, says Vivaldi and Opera founder" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Google taps Xiaomi for its most powerful Android One phone: At $234, the Mi A1 is the priciest budget handset to make it on to Google's program." Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note FE has sold out in Korea: Firm flogged 400,000 units in two months" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung announces Galaxy J7+ with dual cameras" Neowin 7:16 AM
  • "Netflix adds HDR streaming support for the Galaxy Note8" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "The safe Galaxy Note 7 FE is already sold out in Korea" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung SDS launches enterprise AI chatbot Brity" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo is coming to all Nokia Android smartphones" The Inquirer 7:10 AM
  • "UK universities targeted by cyber-thieves" BBC 7:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Whitlock Wins Two Awards at Microsoft 2017 Partner Conference: The Whitlock team was formally recognized for its leadership in Microsoft Surface Hub sales at the Microsoft Inspire Conference in Washington, D.C." PRNewswire 7:22 AM
  • "VMware and HP Partner to Simplify Device Lifecycle Management Using Cloud-Based Technology" DABCC 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft: Government will 'have to go through us' to deport workers impacted by Trump's 'Dreamers' repeal" GeekWire 5:56 PM
  • "Apple, Microsoft Offer to Defend Dreamers from Deportation" Wired 5:54 PM
  • "July data: Windows 7 remains strong as Windows 10 gains ground" Computerworld 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft extends by three months its Windows 10 S-to-Pro free upgrade offer: Microsoft is giving Windows 10 S users an extra three months to upgrade for free to Windows 10 Pro if they decide applications they need still aren't in the Windows Store." ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft gives users 3 more months to upgrade from Windows 10 S to Pro for free" Digital Trends 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Xbox One Will Get Keyboard and Mouse Support: But Microsoft is well aware how unbalanced this can make multiplayer gaming against players using game pads." PC Magazine 11:52 AM
  • "Xbox One X update: Bad new for Microsoft, despite pre-order success" Express UK 7:37 AM
  • "Office 365 Should Be a Superset of Premium" Thurrott 7:20 AM
  • "FCC makes net neutrality complaints public, but too late to stop repeal" Ars Technica 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft vows to protect its Dreamers in court" CNNMoney 3:52 PM
  • "Lenovo will pay a $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on certain laptops" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "Lenovo Gets a Slap On the Wrist For Loading Up Computers With Dangerous Adware" Gizmodo 3:44 PM
  • "Tech leaders respond as the Trump administration announces plans to end DACA" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Tech Leaders Condemn Trump's Move to End DACA" Bloomberg 11:38 AM
  • " settles with RIAA, website to shut down" Neowin 9:15 AM
  • "European court rules employees must be warned if comms are monitored" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks" BBC 7:01 AM
  • "Paul Leighton jailed for rapes thousands of miles away" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "11 Much-Hyped Tech Features That Aren't Worth the Money" PC Magazine 4:46 PM
  • "Why Android Oreo stacks up well as a major update" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "The anti-monopoly case against Google" The Verge 3:43 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 review: Samsung throws down the gauntlet to Apple in style" Telegraph 11:51 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: One For The Fans/The new Note is the best Note ever" The Verge 11:51 AM
  • "Review: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming/The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming offers impressive gaming performance and strong battery life" Live Mint 7:28 AM
  • "Dell S2718H 27in Monitor Review" Kit Guru 7:28 AM
  • "Why Samsung's Note 8 made me dump my S8 Plus: S Pen and dual camera" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Acer Chromebook 14 review: Solid and affordable, with a familiar design" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "SteelSeries Apex M750 keyboard review: Power and poise" Neowin 7:16 AM
  • "Google reveals the top 'How To' searches from around the world: Apparently we smash walls, get fat and can't see in the dark" The Inquirer 7:10 AM
  • "Toshiba shares gain after Western Digital offers to exit chip bid for better JV terms" Reuters 9:09 PM
  • "Third time lucky as Aveva agrees £3 billion software deal with Schneider" Reuters 3:44 PM
  • "Allbirds plans to expand to new materials with $17.5 million in fresh funds" TechCrunch 10:03 AM
  • "Lilium receives $90 million to build electric flying taxi: The Lilium Jet will be able to travel from London to Paris in one hour" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Lilium raises $90m in funding to make our taxis fly" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Lilium raises $90M Series B for all-electric flying taxi" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 snaps 6-day win streak on policy uncertainty, North Korea tensions: Trading volume remains tepid following Labor Day holiday on Monday" MarketWatch 4:45 PM
  • "Dow Tanks, Fear Gauge Spikes as United Tech Slumps, North Korea Rattles Nerves" TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Fresh North Korea tensions hit Wall Street" Reuters 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble as Benchmark Treasury Yield Drops to 2017 Low: Falling bond yields pressure shares of financial companies in the S&P 500" [Paid Membership Required] 4:44 PM
  • "China Caixin services PMI rises, breaks losing run" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "Eurozone growth slows, but poised for strong year" MarketWatch 7:53 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:05 PM; no changes since 7:45 AM CST)
  • "5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing"
New York Times (Checked 8:05 PM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You"
  • "In an Era of 'Smart' Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better"
  • "Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It"
  • "Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for 'Insulting' Tweets"
  • "Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy"
  • "How to Monitor Fake News"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "Airbnb Plus Will Make Sure Your Rental Isn't a Dump"
  • "Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts"
  • "Almost Half of Parents Say Their Kid Is Addicted to Tech"
  • "Bad News for AT&T Customers: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Is Super Fast"
  • "Save 50 Percent on Quad-Core Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop PC"
  • "SpaceX Launches Demo Satellites for High-Speed Internet"
  • "Need Help Starting a Podcast? Try Anchor 3.0"
  • "Mattel's New CTO Wants All Kids to Be Inspired by Tech Toys"
  • "Land Rover Unveils Rugged Explore Smartphone"
  • "Blizzard Releases Major Warcraft III Patch, Remaster Imminent?" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "Uber will aggressively invest in Southeast Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO"
  • "Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth"
  • "GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands"
  • "States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality"
  • "HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast"
  • "Palantir ordered to open books to investor seeking U.S. fraud probe"
  • "Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public"
  • "Investors take flight after Angry Birds maker warns on profit"
  • "Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever"
  • "Mexico's Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime"
ZDNet (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "NextDC reports large jump in half-year revenue and pre-tax profits"
  • "3D Systems launches NextDent 5100, adds materials in bid to speed up digital dentistry"
  • "3D Systems wants dentists to 3D-print your dentures with NextDent 5100"
  • "WeChat red packet senders total 768m over Chinese New Year"
  • "Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager"
  • "Google adds businesses to RCS messaging platform"
  • "HPE delivers Q1 earnings beat, shares up after hours"
  • "Nokia working on drones framework for Australia"

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