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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Launches a Dedicated Version of Skype for Freelancers as a Standalone App" Thurrott 6:27 AM
  • "First Week of Xbox One X Sales Beat PlayStation 4 Pro in the UK" Thurrott 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's CTO says to ignore this common piece of career advice" CNBC 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft ramps capacity as Amazon AWS calls its quits on the Chinese market" MSPoweruser 7:49 AM
  • "HPE launches upgraded high-performance systems for AI applications" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "ARM-powered Windows 10 Notebooks spotted on Geekbench; HP likely to launch new devices" Tech 2 6:39 AM
  • "Bill Gates Is Planning A Futuristic City In The Arizona Desert: The city will reportedly brim with 'autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistic hubs.'" Fast Company Design 12:04 PM
  • "Former Microsoft employee Ben Payne heads to McLaren as director of esports" OnMSFT 12:04 PM
  • "First details of HP's ARM-based Windows 10 laptop leaked" MSPoweruser 6:39 AM
  • "Dell EMC is bringing AI to the masses: Dell EMC Ready bundle simplifies AI deployment, and also introduces a new server." ITProPortal 6:34 AM
  • "Forget Windows 10! Dell launches five new computers with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed" BetaNews 8:01 PM
  • "How AMD Wants to Provide 'Supercomputing for All'" eWeek 6:23 AM
  • "AMD launches revamped Partner Hub" PC Retail 6:41 AM
  • "Intel, Micron expand 3D XPoint production fab" bit-tech 6:44 AM
  • "Intel, Micron To Increase and Expands 3D XPoint Manufacturing Capacity" Guru3D 6:45 AM
  • "Intel, Micron increase 3D XPoint manufacturing capacity with IM Flash fab expansion" DigiTimes 6:45 AM
  • "Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing" ExtremeTech 10:50 AM
  • "Intel Corporation's (INTC) Management present at USB Global Technology Conference (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 11:03 AM
  • "20 qubit IBM Q System goes online, available to clients soon" Hexus 7:47 AM
  • "IBM urges lawmakers to 'narrow' bill targeting Chinese investment" Reuters 2:54 PM
  • "Lenovo says AI crucial for enterprise as it announces new tech for training machine-learning systems" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Acer reports highest net profit in 27 quarters" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "ASUS Announces WS X299 Series workstation-class motherboards" Guru3D 6:45 AM
  • "China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List" Fudzilla 6:38 AM
General Interest
  • "Vanu Bose, Who Brought Cellular Service to Remote Areas, Dies at 52" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:55 PM
  • "22 Ridiculously Expensive Tech Gifts" PC Magazine 8:55 PM
  • "About 15 percent of U.S. agencies found Kaspersky Lab software: official" Reuters 7:34 PM
  • "Facebook joins effort to improve online video" CNET 6:30 PM
  • "Android fragmentation reaches a breaking point: 1 billion Android devices are outdated" BGR 1:33 PM
  • "You can now find concert tickets from Ticketmaster under YouTube music videos" The Verge 11:27 AM
  • "Kodak cuts 425 jobs as film revival treads water: There's still no sign of its hybrid Super 8 movie camera." Engadget 11:14 AM
  • "Motorola is making tablets again for some reason: Likely a rebranded Lenovo" The Verge 9:54 AM
  • "GoPro Fusion 360 camera now shipping, some software features not launching until 'early 2018'" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Adobe Scan now uses AI to surface docs, business cards, and receipts in your camera roll: You can then turn them into PDFs" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Boston Dynamics unveils new robot dog of the future" Telegraph 6:25 AM
  • "Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs: These smart earplugs might save your relationship" The Verge 6:27 AM
  • "Google shares developer preview of TensorFlow Lite" TechCrunch 7:42 PM
  • "Firefox opts for Google as default search in U.S., surprising Yahoo" Reuters 7:33 PM
  • "Firefox aims to win back Chrome users with its souped up Quantum browser" TechCrunch 10:20 AM
  • "Firefox add-on armageddon arrives: How to see if you are going to be hit" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Google launches TensorFlow Lite developer preview for mobile machine learning" VentureBeat 5:01 PM
  • "Your Google Home speaker is now also an intercom" TechCrunch 6:40 AM
  • "Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages" Neowin 6:19 AM
  • "Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL camera has a problem working under LED light" Neowin 6:19 AM
  • "The future is fibre: Openreach" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Linux Mint 18.3 beta due for release this week" Neowin 6:18 AM
  • "Samsung demos Linux running on a Galaxy Note8 smartphone" Neowin 6:19 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs: CAD drawings reveal slimmed-down bezels, vertical dual camera/But reputable tipster says leak is 'very likely fake'" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots: The RE9000 speeds things up with two 5GHz connections, and it does automatic updates." Engadget 6:23 AM
  • "HTC reveals Vive Focus, a VR headset that cuts the cables" Neowin 6:19 AM
  • "HTC reveals standalone Vive Focus VR headset and cancels Daydream plans" The Verge 6:29 AM
  • "HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S." TechCrunch 6:25 AM
  • "HTC's Vive Focus is the first standalone VR headset to offer 'world scale' tracking: But headset is likely to be exclusive to China" The Inquirer 6:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Announces $1 Billion Program for Smart Cities" Cisco 1:58 PM
  • "Cisco Survey Indicates Adding a Virtual Assistant May Be the Key to Happiness at Work" Cisco 1:58 PM
  • "New Dell EMC Solutions Bring Machine And Deep Learning To Mainstream Enterprises" PR Newswire 6:34 AM
  • "Independent News and Media Selects Oracle to Enhance its Advertising Operations" Oracle 1:57 PM
  • "Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Assessment for Life Sciences Clinical Trial Products Names Oracle Health Sciences as a Top Leader" Oracle 1:57 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft now supports game gifting on Xbox One" The Verge 3:32 PM
  • "Azure Stack: Focusing on What It Isn't, Not What It Is/While Microsoft itself seems pretty clear on what Azure Stack really is, the company still needs to do some work on its message, and on how customers and industry partners view the service." InformationWeek 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft promises to cut carbon emissions 75% by 2030 and hit Paris climate agreement targets" GeekWire 11:40 AM
  • "Microsoft sets unambitious but achievable carbon reduction goal: The company plans to buy its own clean energy." Engadget 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's Black Friday deals include discounts on its Surface Pro tablet, Windows laptops" ZDNet 6:23 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Tech startups fight U.S. Senate plan to change how stock options are taxed" Los Angeles Times 6:30 PM
  • "Votes in 18 nations 'hacked' in last year" BBC 8:18 AM
  • "More countries are using social media to crack down on dissent, study finds: What Russia and China taught the world about Facebook" The Verge 6:32 AM
  • "The FDA has approved the first digital pill: Abilify MyCite raises new privacy concerns" The Verge 6:27 AM
  • "Missouri AG wants to know if Google broke consumer protection laws: As well as antitrust legislation." Engadget 6:23 AM
  • "Seattle lawmakers approve new Airbnb tax, charging short-term rental hosts $8-$14/night" GeekWire 6:21 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Yes, loot boxes and card packs reek of gambling" VentureBeat 6:59 PM
  • "Facebook creeps people out by watching them. But it's not the only one" Mashable 5:05 PM
  • "Android's big problem: Over a billion devices are more than 2 years out of date" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "2017 Amazon Kindle Oasis r" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Digital transformation: Three ways to get it right in your business" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "The Best Budget Gaming Laptop" Forbes 6:34 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SendGrid raises $131 million after pricing marketing email IPO at $16" TechCrunch 8:01 PM
  • "Poshmark raises $87.5 million Series D, eyes expansion" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "Poshmark raises $87.5 million for fashion resale marketplace" TechCrunch 11:33 AM
  • "Kinder, gentler debt collector TrueAccord raises $22 million" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Bossa Nova Raises $17.5 Million To Put Its Robots Into Retail Stores" Forbes 6:44 AM
  • "Lofelt raises $5.4M to develop next-gen haptic tech for gaming, AR, VR, automobile, and more" TechCrunch 6:25 AM
  • "Qualcomm rebuffs Broadcom's takeover bid, says offer 'dramatically undervalues' the company: But firm could increase its offer to $90 per share" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends lower for 3rd of 4 sessions, as downturn in oil weighs on stock market: Crude oil prices take a sharp slide; shares of Apple and Boeing weigh on blue chips" MarketWatch 5:14 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as General Electric's Nosedive Drags on Dow, Apple Slumps: As General Electric continues a second day of declines, the Dow pushes further into the red. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are also lower." TheStreet 12:31 PM
  • "GE, energy shares drag Wall Street lower; bond proxies rise" Reuters 4:00 PM
  • "Global Stock Markets Pull Back, Weighed by Oil Prices: Australia's energy subindex falls 2% after dropping 4% Tuesday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets decline, led by pullback for Australia: Nikkei firms but ends flat as yen weakens; airlines weigh on Kospi" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "European stocks face 6th day of losses as euro marches higher: Shared currency rises on back of stronger-than-expected German GDP reading" MarketWatch 8:54 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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