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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Intel Wins a Battle, But the War Goes On/Intel Corp. rose to become the world's biggest maker of computing chips by churning out ever smaller and more powerful microprocessors on a rapid product cycle that averaged about 18 months. Its legal battle with Europe's antitrust watchdogs over chip pricing has followed a much slower timeline: it has taken 10 years for Intel chalk up a win." BloombergGadfly 10:00 AM
  • "EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator: Decision suggests regulators may have to prove rebates from dominant companies restrict competition" [Paid Membership Required] 5:56 AM
  • "Intel Wins Boost in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine" Bloomberg 5:56 AM
  • "Intel's fight against EU antitrust to drag on after court ruling" Reuters 5:56 AM
  • "Europe's Top Court Backs Intel's Appeal of Antitrust Fine: The European Commission's antitrust regulator in 2009 fined Intel a record-breaking $1.26 billion fine for having abused its dominant position for x86 central processing units" TheStreet 5:55 AM
  • "EU's top court refers Intel antitrust case back to lower court" Reuters 5:57 AM
  • "EU top court orders reexamination of Intel antitrust fine" Associated Press 5:57 AM
  • "Intel antitrust decision sent for review by Europe's top court" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-7920X Skylake-X Processor Delidded Revealing Massive Monolithic Die" HotHardware 6:08 PM
  • "AMD is gaining ground on Intel faster than analysts had thought: A report from Europe shows that AMD processors are outselling Intel's" MarketWatch 10:03 AM
  • "AMD Seeks an Epic Battle with Intel with Its Epyc Chip" Market Realist 10:04 AM
  • "AMD engineers developed Threadripper CPU as a 'skunk works' project" Computing 10:03 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper was developed by engineers in their spare time" The Inquirer 10:03 AM
  • "Maersk and Microsoft Tested a Blockchain for Shipping Insurance" Fortune 5:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's annual Fall Surface reveal event looks to be in London: Microsoft may go to London this year for its annual Fall Surface reveal event. Might we see a new Surface Book and/or a Surface Pro LTE model?" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft to hold Surface keynote in London next month" The Verge 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Keynote Set For Late October Highlighting Potential Surface Book 2" HotHardware 6:09 PM
  • "Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer" The Register 6:07 AM
  • "Now the free Windows 10 S upgrade period runs through March" Engadget 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft extends free upgrade offer for Windows 10 S users" CRN 9:29 PM
  • "The story behind Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's new book, 'Hit Refresh'" GeekWire 6:21 PM
  • "IBM Lands $135M Recompete Contract for Army Cloud, Cognitive Computing Services; Lisa Mascolo Comments" GovConWire 10:05 AM
  • "Siemens, HP roll out 3D printing integration partnership" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Dell's Premium Support Plus Brings Automated Support To Consumer PCs" Forbes 6:08 AM
  • "Australia researchers say find new way to build quantum computers" Reuters 5:56 AM
General Interest
  • "Retailers are begging Amazon to buy them" Axios 10:02 AM
  • "Amazon Delivery Traps Customer in Own Apartment" PC Magazine 9:01 AM
  • "Micron Killed Lexar, But Brand Set to Live On" PC Magazine 9:01 AM
  • "Google Chrome 61 Hits Stable Channel With WebUSB API Support And New JavaScript Module" HotHardware 6:09 PM
  • "Android security: Google patches dozens of dangerous bugs, including some in Oreo" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Google is improving Street View with better cameras and AI" The Next Web 6:10 AM
  • "How Snapchat's Map Helps Us Navigate Natural Disasters" Wired 6:05 AM
  • "Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks: Intrusion into power companies' operational networks is a dramatic escalation." Ars Technica 6:03 AM
  • "Hackers Gain 'Switch-Flipping' Access to US Power Systems" Wired 6:02 AM
  • "In a high-tech world, car designers still rely on clay" Associated Press 6:02 AM
  • "Facebook says likely Russian-based operation spent money on ads on issues" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "Facebook inflates its ad reach by millions, analyst claims" Reuters 11:52 AM
  • "Facebook is trying to pay off music publishers with copyright concerns" Business Insider 6:00 AM
  • "Hackers gain entry into U.S., European energy sector, Symantec warns" Reuters 5:56 AM
  • "Chatbot startup founder sees Southeast Asia potential despite slow start worldwide" TechCrunch 5:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Siemens and HP partner to advance 3D printing for product development and industrial production" HP 11:30 AM
  • "VerifyMe Inc. Announces Global Contract with HP For Secure Digital Press Ink Technology" PRNewswire 9:59 AM
  • "Army Re-Ups with IBM for $135 Million in Cloud Services: Army's Logistics Support Activity signs on with IBM for Watson IoT, predictive analytics and cognitive computing for better visibility into equipment readiness" IBM 11:30 AM
  • "Army Re-Ups with IBM for $135 Million in Cloud Services" PRNewswire 9:59 AM
  • "Oracle backs online human trafficking bill, breaking with tech industry" Reuters 2:35 PM
  • "Must go faster, must go faster! Oracle punts Java SE into GitHub, promises rapid releases" The Register 2:35 PM
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 9:59 AM
  • "Today's Research Reports on Stocks to Watch: Oracle Corporation and NVIDIA Corporation" Accesswire 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure App Service developer platform now available on Linux" ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "Spring Creators Update to Windows 10 unlikely to finish rolling out before Fall Creators Update" V3 11:53 AM
  • "The road to Microsoft Ignite: News, networking and nighttime fun" Computerworld 6:02 AM
  • "US House approves bill to advance autonomous car testing" ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "EU regulators halt review of Qualcomm-NXP deal for second time" Reuters 1:01 PM
  • "Chinese billionaire sues social media accounts over 'malicious rumors'" CNNMoney 9:19 AM
  • "US might soon reveal its revised self-driving car guidelines" Engadget 6:08 AM
  • "Lenovo pays $3.5 million for preinstalling Superfish adware" The Verge 11:18 AM
  • "Lenovo fined $3.5m for pre-installed adware that hijacks HTTPS connections" ZDNet 6:06 AM
  • "SEC chief says cyber crime risks are substantial, systemic" Reuters 5:56 AM
  • "Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post" Yahoo! News 7:26 PM
  • "Sweet Google Maps Trick Lets You Measure Distances 'As the Crow Flies'" Lifehacker 3:55 PM
  • "Fear of the self-driving car: Is it warranted?" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Keeping Your Files Safe in Google's Cloud: Q. When I upload a file to the Google Drive cloud, where is it actually stored, and is it protected from hackers?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:49 AM
  • "The internet has finally killed off the Yellow Pages" Engadget 10:00 AM
  • "Everything is Changing; So Should Antitrust" Stratechery 9:40 AM
  • "Questions raised by Big Tech's increasing reach: From increasing political influence to a greater share of the corporate profit pie, the largest technology companies hold enormous wealth and power. FT columnists Rana Foroohar and Gillian Tett discuss whether we should we be worried." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Why do tech leaders speak out against Trump so much? Technology CEOs have moved past cybersecurity and taxes to comment on social issues like gay rights and immigration." CNET 9:14 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:01 AM
  • "How Women In Tech Can Handle Or Avoid Challenges" Forbes 6:08 AM
  • "Amazon to open store-in-store concept inside some Kohl's locations" ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "Huawei to invest $500M to boost cloud capabilities, services" ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "Orion Labs raises $18.25 million for real-time translation assistant" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Why WeWork Thinks It's Worth $20 Billion" Wired 9:40 AM
  • "Virtual science lab startup Labster bags $10M to accelerate its ed tech play" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "Axonius wants to help businesses manage all of their devices; raises $4M seed round" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "Tenka Labs raises another $2M to get its kids' LEGO engineering kits in retailers" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "Dataiku to enhance data tools with $28 million investment led by Battery Ventures" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "Dataiku raises $28m to enhance data science platform and double staff" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Fight at Toshiba: Some Board Members Want Deal With Foxconn/Foxconn is offering more than $18.4 billion for Toshiba's flash-memory unit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Western Digital suggests renegotiating Toshiba chip JV" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:02 AM
  • "Toshiba says to build new chip facility in northern Japan" Reuters 5:57 AM
  • "Toshiba board reaches no verdict on new Western Digital chip proposal: sources" Reuters 5:56 AM
  • "BandLab Technologies acquires, a video streaming service for DJs" TechCrunch 5:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks book modest gains as energy shares rally: Trump, lawmakers agree to extend debt limit for 3 months" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street Mixed as Hurricane Irma Rages, Fed's Fischer Resigns: Stocks mixed after Tuesday's selloff. Here's where stocks are trading Wednesday." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Energy shares lead broad rebound on Wall Street" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb After Stumble: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded from its worst session in weeks, boosted by shares of energy and financial companies." [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Nikkei hits 4-month low as Asian markets continue selloff: Bank stocks weigh on indexes in Japan, Australia" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks head for 3rd straight loss as Irma weighs on insurers: North Korea tensions still keeping investors on edge, analyst says" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"

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