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TechNN Archive: Monday, November 13, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM To Place 20 Qubit Quantum Computer In The Cloud" Silicon UK 8:59 AM
  • "IBM puts 20-qubit quantum computer in the cloud" IT PRO 8:57 AM
  • "IBM's Quantum Computer Goes Commercial" EE Times 8:57 AM
  • "IBM ditches $1m annual Helvetica bill with new font" Creative Bloq 8:58 AM
  • "IBM creates 150 jobs at new digital delivery centre" Tech Central 8:58 AM
  • "The Xbox One X Presents Microsoft With A Problem And An Opportunity" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "Get to know the Chocolatey package manager for Windows" Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "Bill Gates company invests $80 million in 20,000-acre smart city" Neowin 7:57 PM
  • "Rackspace partners with HPE to introduce pay-as-you-go private cloud" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Esri Taps Mobileye Sensors To Turn Transit Fleets Into Rolling Data Feeds" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 42: Intel with Radeon Graphics" AnandTech 8:53 AM
  • "The Full Nerd episode 35: Intel and AMD join forces, reader question extravaganza" PCWorld 12:38 PM
  • "The best SSDs of 2017" PCWorld 12:37 PM
  • "Intel CPUs since Skylake susceptible to USB vulnerability" Guru3D 8:52 AM
  • "Intel SSD 900P review: Optane finally starts to live up to the hype" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "AMD Named 'Brand of the Year' in Trusted Reviews 'Best Tech 2017 Awards'" Globe News Wire 8:47 AM
  • "New Servers Based on AMD EPYC and AMD Radeon Instinct Platforms Appear at SC17" CDR Info 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Announces Wider EPYC Availability and ROCm 1.7 with TensorFlow Support" AnandTech 8:47 AM
  • "Could this be our first look at Intel and AMD's new chip?" TechSpot 8:46 AM
  • "Oracle teams up with Japanese utilities in major CO2 reduction push" Power Engineering 8:44 AM
  • "Google and CISCO to explore how data can transform digital building process" Specification Online 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco: Most IoT projects are failing due to lack of experience and security" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "China Trounces US on Top500 Supercomputer List" PC Magazine 3:52 PM
  • "Micron Unveils New Persistent Memory with 32GB NVDIMM" eWeek 5:36 PM
General Interest
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM arrives after seven years of development" ZDNet 9:20 PM
  • "Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android's accessibility API" Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "Google Home speakers now double as house intercoms" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "Google clamps down on apps that misuse accessibility API -- and it could affect your favorite apps" BetaNews 12:40 PM
  • "Google's crackdown on accessibility services could impact your favorite Android apps" PCWorld 12:38 PM
  • "Google will issue an update to fix unresponsive spots on the Pixel 2 XL's touchscreen" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Google Assistant can now broadcast messages through your Google Home devices" The Verge 12:34 PM
  • "Google explains the Pixel 2's super-stable video recording" Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Google Wallet review: Easy money sending and bill splitting, if you're on iOS" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Android security: Google cracks down on apps that want to use accessibility services" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Amazon is reportedly developing a freemium version of Prime Video" The Verge 12:34 PM
  • "Amazon Prepping Free Version Of Prime Video Supported By Ads: Report" HotHardware 5:01 PM
  • "Reports of a free, ad-supported Amazon video service resurface" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Fabriq Chorus review: This Alexa-powered smart speaker is an excellent value" TechHive 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook may be losing the fight against fake news" Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Facebook merges Stories and Messenger Day" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Facebook Messenger for payments review: A no-frills way to send cash to Facebook friends" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "AT&T and Verizon are going to build cell towers together" The Verge 12:34 PM
  • "Samsung announces Exynos 9810 flagship processor likely to power Galaxy S9" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung's Black Friday ad features deals on its laptops, Galaxy tablets" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Gaming firm Razer up 18% following Hong Kong IPO" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "HBO launches an over-the-top streaming service in Central Europe" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "ESPN launches a short-form version of SportsCenter on Snapchat" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "ESPN looks to reinvent itself with a SportsCenter for Snapchat" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Spotify sells cosmetics now" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Mercedes' ubiquitous city bus is going electric in 2018" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Lyft's international expansion begins this year in Toronto" Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Lyft's first market outside the U.S. will be Canada with a December launch in Toronto" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Teach For China Partners with Microsoft to Utilize Technology in Education in Rural China" PRNewswire 9:08 AM
  • "The Alzheimer's Association Welcomes Bill Gates to the Trenches to Dig Deep into Alzheimer's Disease" PRNewswire 9:07 AM
  • "Under a Project Commissioned by the Ministry of Environment Japan, Oracle Utilities Collaborates with Five Major Utilities in Support of Reducing Japan's CO2 Emissions" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft previews 'Near Share,' an AirDrop clone for nimble Windows 10 file transfers: The new ad hoc file-sharing service – similar to Apple's AirDrop – is included in the latest Windows 10 Insider (Build 17035) and is likely to be available for non-Insider users next year." Computerworld 1:28 PM
  • "Microsoft's Black Friday deals could save you a bundle on Surface and Xbox devices" BetaNews 12:40 PM
  • "Xbox One S drops to its lowest ever price for Black Friday" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Enlarge the Screen in Windows 10" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Responds To Xbox One X 4K Blu-ray Problem - And It's Good News" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "Chinese PC Maker Chuwi Announces New Microsoft Surface and Apple MacBook Rival" Softpedia 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Standards Show the Surface Pro 4 Isn't a 'Highly Secure' PC" Softpedia 9:07 AM
  • "Xbox One news: Microsoft games UPDATE as major Destiny 2 upgrade is revealed" Express UK 9:07 AM
  • "You Can Get Microsoft's Xbox One S for Free... If You Buy Diamonds Worth $1,000" Softpedia 9:06 AM
  • "How to Speedily Download Online (YouTube) Video on Windows PC" TechShout 9:06 AM
  • "Xbox news recap: Xbox One X releases, Microsoft could let you buy games with Gamerscore and more" OnMSFT 9:06 AM
  • "Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 review: A lightweight and robust, but expensive, 2-in-1 detachable" ZDNet 8:30 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Missouri Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Google" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Google faces antitrust investigation in Missouri" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "Missouri Attorney General launches an anti-trust investigation against Google" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Germany's future trains have digital cars with game consoles" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "To fight fake news, EU calls on public and experts to help design a strategy" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "MSI GT75VR Titan Pro review: The ultimate gaming laptop if you're willing to sell a kidney" Rock Paper Shotgun 6:31 PM
  • "The best smartphones and tablets to give as gifts" Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Companies will waste over $10 billion in cloud spending in the next year" BetaNews 12:40 PM
  • "Anti-sex trafficking law could unintentionally cripple Wikipedia" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "New container firewall solution speeds up enterprise integration" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "PayPal review: A safe but costly mobile payment app" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Square Cash review: A simple, versatile mobile payment app" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Zelle review: Instant cash, as long as you've using the right bank" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Snapcash review: Send cash to Snapchatters in a snap, or with a swipe" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Venmo review: An app that makes it easy—and social—to split the check" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Best smart smoke detector" TechHive 8:23 AM
  • "How one of America's most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $70 per share takeover offer" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Roomi hits 1 million users and raises $11 million to grow its shared housing marketplace" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "AI chip startup Graphcore raises $50 million to battle Nvidia and Intel" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Graphcore raises $50M amid a flurry of AI chip activity" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Carrier billing startup Boku to raise £45M in London IPO November 20" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end the day modestly higher; Mattel soars and GE drops" Associated Press 8:59 PM
  • "Stocks eke out gains as investors await clarity on tax plan: GE tumbles to 5-year low after dividend cut" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Two-Day Losing Streak Even as GE Logs Worst Day Since 2009: Wall Street kicks off the session with uncertain trading before turning modestly higher and snapping a two-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street ticks up, GE drops after slashing dividend" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up to Start the Week: U.S. stock indexes inched higher Monday following a flurry of corporate news." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei suffers worst loss in 7 months: Tech Stocks help Hang Seng Index notch modest gain" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks end lower for 5th straight session as Brexit worries, earnings weigh: European stocks on Monday closed lower for a fifth straight session, after French utility Electricite de France SA issued a profit warning, and on concerns about Brexit weighing on growth prospects for the eurozone." MarketWatch 11:57 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Share the Cost of Secure Application Development"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "Hacks That Help: Using Tech to Fight Child Exploitation"
  • "What Was the Two-Way Pager?"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "The Best Black Friday Tablet Deals"
  • "The Best Black Friday TV Deals"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2017"
  • "Car Companies as We Know Them Are an Endangered Species"
  • "The Best Black Friday Laptop and Desktop PC Deals"
  • "12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats"
  • "The Best iPhone 7 Cases"
  • "Apple Black Friday Sale: Buy a Gadget, Get a Gift Card"
  • "Gamers, Please STFU and Enjoy Your Hobby"
  • "The Best Black Friday Smartphone Deals" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon"
  • "Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources"
  • "Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S."
  • "Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children"
  • "CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears: shareholder"
  • "Macy's suffers credit card processing slowdown on Black Friday"
  • "New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion"
  • "Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet"
  • "Portugal's Sonae to expand cybersecurity business with deals"
  • "Uber seeks to appeal UK workers' rights decision at Supreme Court"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Imgur confirms email addresses, passwords stolen in 2014 hack"
  • "Serverless but not stress-free: enterprise computing moves outside the enterprise"
  • "Brazil to introduce electronic patient records"
  • "Black Friday, Thanksgiving online retail traffic skews toward mobile"
  • "Best gifts: IT pro toolbox"
  • "Best gifts: iPhone accessories for under $25"
  • "Best gifts: Top iPhone X/iPhone 8 accessories from $6 to $200"
  • "Best gifts: Internet of (Things) you can't live without"


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