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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 7, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Dell becomes GE's primary IT supplier, shows PC, hyperconverged, all-flash strength in Q2" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Announces Multi-Year Agreement with GE" GuruFocus 7:34 AM
  • "Dell Reports Sales of $19 Billion on Anniversary of EMC Deal" Bloomberg/Quint 7:28 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Second Quarter Financial Results" Broadway World 7:34 AM
  • "Dell EMC flexes some HCI muscle at VMworld 2017: Dell EMC and VMware announced two joint solutions, VxRail 4.5 and VxRack, enabling users to take advantage of HCI and quickly integrate it with existing VMware software." Network World 7:28 AM
  • "Dell: I'm Glad I Went and Met With the President'" Bloomberg/Quint 7:37 AM
  • "IBM and MIT to launch $240m Watson Artificial Intelligence Lab" ZDNet 7:14 AM
  • "IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT: It's part of a 10-year, $240 million investment agreement." Engadget 7:14 AM
  • "IBM, MIT Partner on $240 Million Artificial Intelligence Research" NewsMax Finance 7:54 AM
  • "IBM puts $240m into MIT and a 10 year AI research facility: Will look at health and cyber security" The Inquirer 7:54 AM
  • "IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "IBM Retirement Fund Has $1.60 Million Position in Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)" The Ledger Gazette 7:55 AM
  • "ARM-Based Always-Connected Windows 10 PCs Approach the Finish Line" Thurrott 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft and Adobe announce an expanded partnership around Adobe Sign and Microsoft Teams" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft, Adobe advance partnership with new cross-cloud productivity integrations" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft may be rebranding Skype for Business to Teams" Neowin 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft may be repositioning some (or all) of Skype for Business as Teams" ZDNet 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft just upped its multi-million bet on quantum computing" ZDNet 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft set to launch brand new Surface device at major event in London soon" Express UK 7:57 AM
  • "What is Intel Optane? The company's new memory technology claims to be faster and more durable than flash." Engadget 9:00 AM
  • "Intel announces 5G mobile trial platform" ZDNet 10:53 AM
  • "Intel Preps Morphing 5G Testbed" PC Magazine 12:10 PM
  • "AMD debuts mighty Ryzen Pro desktop chips to 'inject excitement back in PC'" Interaksyon 7:45 AM
  • "AMD says Ryzen was a 'worst case scenario,' Threadripper built by engineers in their spare time" TechSpot 7:46 AM
  • "AMD continues its Ryze, takes market share and revenue from Intel" TechRadar UK 7:46 AM
  • "Lenovo announces new ThinkPads with AMD Pro processors" The Verge 10:34 AM
  • "Oracle takes political stand, supports anti-online human trafficking bill" Reuters 7:53 PM
  • "Oracle Proposes Java SE Release Cycle Change" Silicon UK 7:57 AM
  • "Cisco's Milan lab signs up to GSMA Open IoT Lab Initiative" Telecompaper 7:46 AM
  • "New battery technologies are getting a charge from venture investors" TechCrunch 7:24 AM
General Interest
  • "T-Mobile has the fastest and most consistent mobile data in the US" Engadget 7:46 PM
  • "Amazon headed for $1.6 trillion market cap, analyst suggests" MarketWatch 3:02 PM
  • "Amazon's pursuit of tax credits to build a new HQ is getting pushback" Recode 12:43 PM
  • "Comcast Xfinity Is Fastest US ISP, Ookla Says: A new home ISP study from Ookla Speedtest gives the nod to Comcast Xfinity, saying it's faster than Verizon's fiber product." PC Magazine 12:21 PM
  • "Qualcomm Is Building a Vehicle-to-Everything Chip for Safer Cars" ExtremeTech 7:24 AM
  • "Google publishes its documentation style guide for developers" TechCrunch 2:30 PM
  • "Google to shut down Drive and Photos Backup apps for macOS and PC" Neowin 7:19 AM
  • "Amazon announces plans for second HQ, looks to be wooed: Amazon has asked cities to identify incentive programs, including tax credits and exemptions" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarter city, a 'full equal to Seattle'" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Amazon to create 2,250 full-time jobs with New York fulfilment centre" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "BMW to offer 12 fully electric car models by 2025" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "Jaguar Land Rover to electrify all its cars by 2020: A mix of fully electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid vehicles are promised." Ars Technica 7:52 AM
  • "Jaguar Land Rover unveils electric plans" BBC 7:11 AM
  • "More Google Pixel 2 details revealed in blurriest ever photo" BGR 7:15 AM
  • "'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds" BBC 7:11 AM
  • "Twitter officially rolls out new Night Mode on its website" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "Users Can Double-Post Instagram Stories To Facebook" Social Barrel 7:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "DriveScale and Dell EMC Expand Partnership to Provide Enterprise Solutions for Data Center Operators" Marketwired 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen partners with NOAA to explore climate changes in deep ocean water" GeekWire 6:42 PM
  • "FYI: Windows Insider Program 'Get started' is greyed out, how to enable" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator" Reuters 9:08 PM
  • "Ex-Amazon employee pleads guilty to insider-trading" Associated Press 7:46 PM
  • "The first man to sue over his 'gig economy' job got dismantled on cross-examination" Ars Technica 6:16 PM
  • "Amazon's pursuit of tax credits to build a new HQ is getting pushback" Recode 12:44 PM
  • "US judge dismisses email invention claim" BBC 7:51 AM
  • "6 US Cities Amazon Should Consider for its Second Headquarters: Amazon will be developing a 50,000-person 'HQ2' somewhere in North America starting next year. These are our six picks of the most likely US cities." PC Magazine 12:10 PM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Late 2017) Hands-On Review: Can 4K and VR support make the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop more appealing?" Digital Trends 7:37 AM
  • "Hands, Er, Off with Google Home Hands-Free Calling" Thurrott 7:25 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook E unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Fitbit is teaming up with Dexcom for glucose monitoring on the Ionic Smartwatch" TechCrunch 2:29 PM
  • "Google 'in final stage of negotiations' to buy HTC's smartphone division, report claims" BGR 10:02 AM
  • "Budget hotel network pioneer OYO raises $250M led by SoftBank's Vision Fund" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "Spotify and Hulu partner on a discounted entertainment bundle, first aimed at students" TechCrunch 9:36 AM
  • "Reddit teams with Lucidworks to build new search framework" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "Nvidia and Avitas Systems partner on using AI to help robots spot defects" TechCrunch 8:52 AM
  • "ICO funding hit a record $800 million in Q2 2017" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "European 'social eating platform' VizEat acquires U.S.-based EatWith" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow finishes lower as Disney and Goldman shares tumble: Financials fall as insurers take hit from hurricanes" MarketWatch 5:18 PM
  • "Hurricane Irma Bears Down on Equities and Disney Slide Hits Dow" TheStreet 2:41 PM
  • "Wall St ends flat as media stocks slump, healthcare gains" Reuters 5:17 PM
  • "Financial Stocks Slide, Along With Treasury Yields: Concerns around Hurricane Irma's potential impact on Florida and other Southern states deepened losses for shares of insurers" [Paid Membership Required] 5:16 PM
  • "China's forex reserves rise for 7th straight month" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "Euro jumps above $1.20, as Draghi talk currency volatility at ECB news conference" MarketWatch 8:09 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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