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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Paul S. Otellini, Who Led Intel and Saw It Grow Even More, Dies at 66" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Social VR Company AltspaceVR" PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "Windows 10: Samsung's HMD Odyssey is the fancy Windows Mixed Reality headset" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 16299.15 now available in the Slow ring" Neowin 5:59 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants to make Windows Mixed Reality A Reality for All" Tech.pinions 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Scraps Its Music Streaming Platform" Investopedia 8:43 AM
  • "Intel's Strategy to Fight NVIDIA Is Now Unclear" The Motley Fool 8:43 AM
  • "Intel working on bringing the 2018 Winter Olympics to Windows Mixed Reality" OnMSFT 8:52 AM
  • "Intel offers its AI drones to wildlife researchers" VentureBeat 10:18 AM
  • "Intel Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Apple's Chip Ambitions" Forbes 3:14 PM
  • "Can AMD's Vega Beat NVIDIA's Pascal in Power Efficiency?" Market Realist 8:43 AM
  • "HP updates Spectre systems for Kaby Lake R, and they're rather attractive" Ars Technica 9:33 AM
  • "HP refreshes its flagship Spectre, Spectre x360 laptops" ZDNet 9:34 AM
  • "HP's claims new Spectre 13 is the 'world's thinnest touch laptop'" V3 3:20 PM
  • "HP unveils new quad-core Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 laptops" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "IBM buys Vivant Digital, will fold into IBM iX business: Vivant is a small boutique digital consultancy firm based in Sydney." ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "IBM's AI shrinks wave forecasting system to run on a Raspberry Pi" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "IBM outlines Sears Home Services, Golden State Foods IoT projects" ZDNet 3:21 PM
  • "The Clippy of NetApp is an IBM Watson-powered cartoon robot called Elio" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle to add AI capabilities to cloud apps" BetaNews 3:20 PM
  • "Oracle wants you to drop a log into its cloud, so it can talk security" The Register 8:03 AM
General Interest
  • "A little-known reason why Pittsburgh could have an inside track on Amazon's HQ2" GeekWire 8:27 AM
  • "'Abuse of the marketplace': Rupert Murdoch lashes out against tech companies" Melbourne Age 8:22 AM
  • "Net neutrality debate 'controlled by bots'" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "US couple stole goods worth $1.2m from Amazon" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "Yahoo comes clean: All three billion accounts were compromised in 2013 hack" V3 3:20 PM
  • "Yahoo: Did We Say 1B? We Meant 3B Accounts Hit by Breach" PC Magazine 8:48 AM
  • "Yahoo tops the list of largest ever data breaches - Oct. 4, 2017" CNNMoney 8:06 AM
  • "Yahoo 2013 data breach hit 'all three billion accounts'" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "Google is already running out of Pixel 2 stock: That was fast" The Verge 5:44 PM
  • "Google's New Gadgets Come With a Big Helping of A.I." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Google Unveils Pixel Buds Earphones, Aping Apple's AirPods" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Google Launches 3 New Hardware Products" Investopedia 3:51 PM
  • "Google CEO Sets 'AI-First' Device Blueprint to Catch Apple" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 London launch event got WEIRD: A pink room of pink animals and a gallery of smells? Yeah, the Pixel 2 launch was bizarre." CNET 3:25 PM
  • "Google Just Invented... Lifelogging?" Gizmodo 3:17 PM
  • "The Google Pixel 2 vs. the original Pixel: What's changed?" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 phones don't need SIM cards" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "This is the Google Pixel 2, arriving October 17 for $649" TechCrunch 3:13 PM
  • "Here's everything Google announced today" TechCrunch 3:13 PM
  • "Google delivers minor updates to Daydream View headset, bumps up price to $99" TechCrunch 3:13 PM
  • "Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push" Reuters 3:07 PM
  • "Pixel 2 doesn't need dual cameras, Google says. Here's why" CNET 3:07 PM
  • "Google unveils new Pixel phones with wireless headphones that can auto-translate" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:07 PM
  • "Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push" Reuters 3:07 PM
  • "Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Better camera and more" CNET 3:07 PM
  • "Google Clips smart camera uses AI to take pictures" CNET 3:07 PM
  • "Pixel 2, Google Home Mini, and Everything Else Google Announced at Its 2017 Event" Wired 3:06 PM
  • "Google announces new smart speakers: the Max and the Mini" CNNMoney 1:07 PM
  • "Google Assistant now has a male voice option" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "DeepMind now has an AI ethics research unit. We have a few questions for it..." TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "DeepMind has launched a new 'ethics and society' research team" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "The Pixel market share chart Google probably won't be showing at its event today" Recode 10:51 AM
  • "Google leaks its Pixel 2 XL design minutes before event" The Verge 10:48 AM
  • "Live from Google's Pixel 2 event" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Live Video: Watch Google's Pixel 2 Phone Event" Wired 8:03 AM
  • "Watch Google's Pixel 2 launch here, live" BetaNews 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Leading Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System" Cisco 8:44 AM
  • "Bank of Montreal, CaixaBank, Commerzbank, Erste Group, IBM and UBS Collaborate to Advance an Open, Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform" IBM 8:44 AM
  • "IBM Acquires Vivant Digital Business in Australia" IBM 8:44 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft adds support for Java to its Azure Functions serverless service" GeekWire 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft, Machine Learning, And 'Data Wrangling': ML Leverages Business Intelligence For B2B" Forbes 10:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: More shell shortcuts that offer fast access to system folders" ZDNet 9:34 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)" Hexus 8:52 AM
  • "Near-Final Windows 10 Version 1709 ISOs Are Now Available" Thurrott 8:36 AM
  • "Watching Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality demo will actually get you excited about Windows again" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Samsung HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset, acquires AltspaceVR" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "Orthogonal Pivots: Microsoft has announced that by the end of the year the Groove music service will be phased out. Users are being offered the option to move their music libraries into Spotify." asymco 8:24 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. Senate panel approves self-driving car legislation" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. lawmakers to introduce bill to reform internet surveillance" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.2M From Amazon" PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "Facebook will pay £2.6 million in UK tax this year despite £842 million in revenue" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Exclusive: SEC forensics unit sought resources, cyber training ahead of 2016 hack" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "E.U., Citing Amazon and Apple, Tells Nations to Collect Tax" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Europe hits Amazon with tax bill of nearly $300 million" CNNMoney 8:05 AM
  • "Europe 'to bill Amazon for Luxembourg back taxes'" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "Amazon and Apple caught in latest EU tax crackdown" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "Amazon and Apple hit by EU tax crackdown" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says" Associated Press 7:52 AM
  • "The European Union orders Luxembourg to claw back $295 million in back taxes from Amazon" Associated Press 7:52 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Pixel 2 proves headphone jacks are truly doomed: Sigh." Engadget 8:44 PM
  • "First impressions of the $49 Google Home Mini" TechCrunch 7:17 PM
  • "How on Earth Can Google Expect Us to Pay $1,000 for a Chromebook?" Gizmodo 7:08 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 Has a Lot to Prove and Everything to Lose" Gizmodo 6:01 PM
  • "The EU Is Pulling Its Punches Against Tech Giants: The tax cases against Amazon, Apple and Google rest on a teetering foundation." Bloomberg 3:52 PM
  • "Google Clips camera: creepy or fun?" BBC 3:18 PM
  • "Google Home Mini hands-on: Smaller, cheaper, subtler" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "Pixelbook hands-on: stunning hardware for Chrome OS afficionados" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "The Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the competition: Cameras rule" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: More than the sum of their parts" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "No, the Linux desktop hasn't jumped in popularity: Stories have been circulating that the Linux desktop had jumped in popularity and was used more than macOS. Alas, it's not so." ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "NAS Wars 2017: We test the ioSafe 1515+ battle-hardened RAID" ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "How Sonos Made Amazon's Alexa Sound Amazing" Wired 10:14 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2: Will It Succeed?" PC Magazine 10:16 AM
  • "Absurd analyst says Google's unannounced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are already a flop" BGR 9:12 AM
  • "Newt Gingrich says millennials are dividing America by texting too much" Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "A resistance against Big Tech" Axios 8:42 AM
  • "Your Yahoo account was definitely hacked – here's what to do" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "What Alexa and iCloud teach us about the power of a hub" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "Working in the age of technological socialism [Opinion] Memeburn 8:27 AM
  • "How the EU could create an awesome free public Wi-Fi network" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "MasterCard's virtual reality purchases deliver not-so-virtual headaches" Computerworld 8:22 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 has instant privacy screen, 10-hour battery" CNET 8:21 AM
  • "The HP Spectre 13"s touchscreen is its killer feature against the MacBook Air" PCWorld 8:21 AM
  • "The Three Fundamental Moments of Podcasts' Crazy Rise" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "Hey Facebook, you got a problem with New Jersey or what?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Equifax lands $7.25m IRS fraud prevention contract despite its mammoth data breach" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
  • "Level Ex raises $11 million for a real surgeon simulator" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "Why SoftBank is investing in Uber -- and its big rivals" CNNMoney 8:06 AM
  • "Uber clears way for huge Softbank investment" BBC 8:04 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends at record levels after extending win streak: Tesla gains after Nomura's upbeat take, while Mylan gets a big lift from an FDA OK" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks on Track for Another Day of Records With Just Minor Gains: Wall Street creep higher on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 on track for records." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street extends run of record highs; services data upbeat" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher, Led by Internet Retailers: E-commerce firms like Netflix and Amazon.com have been among the market's best performers this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks finish at 2½-year high: Hang Seng continues its great year; Nikkei rises respite yen's rebound" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Spanish stocks lead Europe lower as Catalonia dispute intensifies: German stocks head for fresh all-time high" MarketWatch 8:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
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  • "IT Versus the Organization"
  • "The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software"
  • "Enhance Lead Qualification in SaaS"
New York Times (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love"
PC Magazine (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Report: Apple to Buy Shazam"
  • "Coinbase Warns Customers About Bitcoin Investing Risks"
  • "Control Hilton Hotel Room Gadgets With Your Smartphone"
  • "Microsoft Fixes Serious Flaw in Windows Defender"
  • "Talk to Santa Via Amazon Alexa, Google Home"
  • "2018 OLED iPhones Expected to Use Bigger L-Shaped Batteries"
  • "San Francisco Cracks Down on Delivery Robots"
  • "PS4 Sales Surpass 70.6 Million"
  • "Report: New YouTube Music Service Launching in March"
Reuters (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role"
  • "Factbox: Cboe, CME to launch bitcoin futures contracts"
  • "After bitcoin's wild week, traders brace for futures launch"
ZDNet (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "AI is more than automation on steroids, it amplifies human innovation"
  • "Samsung's $26 billion bet"
  • "As Alibaba ramps up, Amazon loses the plot in Asia"
  • "The Atlantic warns of backlash against more diversity in tech"
  • "Apple close to acquiring Shazam: Report"
  • "Jony Ive is back to managing design at Apple"
  • "Google pauses removal of apps that want to use accessibility services"
  • "Amazon Echo availability expands to 80 more countries"


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