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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Windows vs Linux: Open source beats Microsoft to win Barcelona's backing" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Barcelona dumping Microsoft in favor of open source software" Neowin 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft and Alibaba's AI programmes are better at reading than you are: You may think you can read, but you can not read as good as this computers are" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "Windows Meltdown-Spectre: Watch out for fake patches that spread malware" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft to add file restore to OneDrive for Business starting in late January" ZDNet 12:50 PM
  • "Microsoft is adding a Fonts page to Settings in the next version of Windows" Neowin 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows Server build 17074 - here's what's new" Neowin 1:35 PM
  • "Free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends today" Neowin 1:36 PM
  • "Intel Leak Confirms Upcoming SSDs Will Use Ultra-Dense QLC 3D NAND" ExtremeTech 8:50 AM
  • "Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole: The issue is in specific desktops and laptops but is not a technical one, company says." Network World 8:51 AM
  • "Possible Intel 10nm Cannonlake and Coffee Lake Six Core Mobility Processors Leaked — Cannonlake Parts With Dual Core CPU, Gen 10 Graphics On Board" WCCFTech 8:51 AM
  • "Intel's upcoming Core i5-8500 processor spotted on SiSoft Sandra database" My Smart Price 8:43 AM
  • "Intel's Tiffany Sargent: The Next Evolution in Computing? It's On the Edge" Washington Exec 8:53 AM
  • "IBM, Maersk form blockchain joint venture to focus on global trade" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "IBM, shipping giant Maersk partner on blockchain to secure international trade: The two companies announced a joint venture to use blockchain, AI, and IoT to create a more secure and efficient process for global trade." TechRepublic 8:52 AM
  • "Dell unveils shiny and new sustainable strategy, with push into jewellery trade." Bio-Based World News 8:41 AM
  • "UBS ups HP's price target on 3D printing potential" Seeking Alpha 11:39 AM
  • "Differentiation by platform — the Oracle and Salesforce approaches" Diginomica 2:14 PM
  • "Project Linda proposes marriage of Razer Phone with 13.3-inch laptop dock" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Gartner, IDC Find Global PC Shipments Declined for Sixth Straight Year" eWeek 11:45 AM
General Interest
  • "Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion" TechCrunch 9:13 PM
  • "Galaxy S9 Launch, Pre-Order, Release Date Revealed?" Redmond Pie 3:54 PM
  • "Terrible UI Caused Hawaii's Missile Scare" ExtremeTech 2:53 PM
  • "Amazon's health ambitions confirmed? Company seeks medical data compliance leader for mysterious new initiative" GeekWire 1:41 PM
  • "Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours" BBC 1:03 PM
  • "Kodak's Yves Behar-designed Super 8 camera will sell for 'around $2,500'" The Verge 11:11 AM
  • "Sony Announces Two New PS4 Pro Versions" Thurrott 10:54 AM
  • "Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018" TechCrunch 9:39 AM
  • "Facebook's News Feed change may amplify fake news: People are more likely to share sensationalist stories over 'boring facts'." Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "OnePlus Shuts Down Credit Card Payments After Reports of Suspicious Transactions" Gizmodo 9:05 AM
  • "Kaspersky uncovers 'world's most powerful Android spyware tool': 'Skygofree' enables attackers to exfiltrate WhatsApp messages" The Inquirer 8:58 AM
  • "Cloud computing: Now Google adds more data centers, plans its own undersea cable" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Google Chromecast devices are messing with WiFi connections: The devices are overloading routers when they're awakened from sleep states." Engadget 11:39 AM
  • "Google Cloud infrastructure expansion to continue with three new undersea cables" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Google denies launching optimized version of Maps for China: Earlier reports suggested the country was getting a relaunched Maps app." Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa may soon have opinions. It already likes Bud beer (so no tastebuds): It'll use its taste to influence yours. Not at all scary." The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "Adobe adds Hadoop connector to Adobe Campaign" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Twitter hits back again at claims that its employees monitor direct messages" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Chinese scientists unveil plan to zap space junk with orbital lasers: Think of it as a really large bug zapper." Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Facebook's News Feed tests reportedly help boost fake news: At the same time publishers have seen traffic and engagement plummet" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "$400,000 stolen in Lumens BlackWallet theft" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Google nipping at Big Auto's heels in the race to build self-driving cars: GM leads, Waymo surges, Ford slips, and Tesla brings up the rear" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Cloud computing: AWS bumps up its data centre capacity, again" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Twitter denies that its employees have unrestricted access to your nudes" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "SiriusXM adds streaming-style features to its in-car radio service: You get recommendations, on-demand shows and former online-only channels." Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed" BBC 6:36 AM
  • "Airbnb now gives you the option to pay less up front: Your total bill needs to be at least $250, though." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims" BBC 6:36 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs: Leak reveals pre-order and shipping dates for the S9, S9 Plus/Flagships will allegedly launch at MWC on 26 February" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "TAG Heuer covered its smartwatch in real diamonds: The world's most expensive smartwatch can be yours for nearly $200k." Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "LG G7 release delayed as firm plans to 'rebuild smartphone from scratch': Decision comes as firm fails to find 'strong selling point' for upcoming flagship" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Maersk and IBM to Form Joint Venture Applying Blockchain to Improve Global Trade and Digitize Supply Chains" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "MyCRM Releases Next Generation of Activity Planning for Microsoft® Dynamics" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "Oracle Applications Users Group Announces Christine Hipp as 2018 President: -Industry veteran and Oracle Applications expert to build on the organization's history of success-" Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle Applications Users Group Announces Christine Hipp as 2018 President: -Industry veteran and Oracle Applications expert to build on the organization's history of success-" Business Wire 2:14 PM
  • "Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade" ZDNet 3:31 PM
  • "Microsoft adds three games to Xbox One Backward Compatibility" Neowin 1:36 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on 'building-scale' VR for disaster simulations: The system is designed for evacuation training." Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "Microsoft to add file restore to OneDrive for Business starting in late January" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "The nanny of former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has filed an excruciatingly detailed lawsuit" TechCrunch 6:38 PM
  • "All Democrats and one Republican support net neutrality bill in Senate: Senate Dems seek one more vote for restoration of net neutrality and Title II." Ars Technica 11:21 AM
  • "Half of US Senate supports reversing FCC's net neutrality ruling, but it still won't be overturned: Guess who's in the White House" The Verge 10:56 AM
  • "US Congress reportedly lobbied AT&T to dump Huawei smartphones: Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone 7 is the second-best-selling smartphone in China." Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "NSW government-funded initiative sees students receive Ether as 'loyalty' reward" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Danish police charge 1,000 people following Facebook sex video: Facebook notified police of the illegal clip" Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Hands-On with Android 8.0 Beta 2 for OnePlus 5T" Thurrott 11:21 AM
  • "Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:09 AM
  • "What is the Internet of Things? Everything you need to know about the IoT right now" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "An appreciation of games that click back and change the gamers who love them: From The Dig to Pillars of Eternity, gaming does something no other pop culture medium can." Ars Technica 7:49 AM
  • "Why do I do this to myself? Bob's first predictions for 2018" I, Cringely 6:56 AM
  • "The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Forest raises $3.7 million for its administration interface to rule them all" TechCrunch 10:53 AM
  • "Delivery logistics platform Bringg raises $12M from strategic investors, including Salesforce Ventures" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "Social Bicycles raises $10 million Series A round, rebrands as Jump Bikes" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "BeMyEye, the startup that lets companies crowdsource in-store data, acquires rival Task360" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Nyansa lands $15 million led by Intel Capital to grow user performance management" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Ericsson announces SEK 14.2 billion write-down" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Bitcoin and all other cryptos plunge as regulation looms" BGR 7:49 AM
  • "Dow Finishes Lower After Surpassing 26,000; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Decline: The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 26,000 on Tuesday, but ended the day with a small loss. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower." TheStreet 3:55 PM
  • "Citigroup posts $18.3B fourth-quarter loss, its earnings erased by federal tax overhaul" USA Today 3:55 PM
  • "Wall Street hits new highs on earnings optimism, data" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year. NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 7,223.69" Nasdaq 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Retreat After Dow Crosses 26000 Milestone: The blue-chip index rose as much as 283 points but turned lower as shares of energy companies fell" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian stocks bounce back, with Hang Seng closing at a record" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "U.K. inflation eases, but stays above BOE target" MarketWatch 8:19 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:05 PM; no changes since 7:45 AM CST)
  • "5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing"
New York Times (Checked 8:05 PM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You"
  • "In an Era of 'Smart' Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better"
  • "Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It"
  • "Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for 'Insulting' Tweets"
  • "Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy"
  • "How to Monitor Fake News"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "Airbnb Plus Will Make Sure Your Rental Isn't a Dump"
  • "Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts"
  • "Almost Half of Parents Say Their Kid Is Addicted to Tech"
  • "Bad News for AT&T Customers: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Is Super Fast"
  • "Save 50 Percent on Quad-Core Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop PC"
  • "SpaceX Launches Demo Satellites for High-Speed Internet"
  • "Need Help Starting a Podcast? Try Anchor 3.0"
  • "Mattel's New CTO Wants All Kids to Be Inspired by Tech Toys"
  • "Land Rover Unveils Rugged Explore Smartphone"
  • "Blizzard Releases Major Warcraft III Patch, Remaster Imminent?" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "Uber will aggressively invest in Southeast Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO"
  • "Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth"
  • "GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands"
  • "States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality"
  • "HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast"
  • "Palantir ordered to open books to investor seeking U.S. fraud probe"
  • "Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public"
  • "Investors take flight after Angry Birds maker warns on profit"
  • "Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever"
  • "Mexico's Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime"
ZDNet (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "NextDC reports large jump in half-year revenue and pre-tax profits"
  • "3D Systems launches NextDent 5100, adds materials in bid to speed up digital dentistry"
  • "3D Systems wants dentists to 3D-print your dentures with NextDent 5100"
  • "WeChat red packet senders total 768m over Chinese New Year"
  • "Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager"
  • "Google adds businesses to RCS messaging platform"
  • "HPE delivers Q1 earnings beat, shares up after hours"
  • "Nokia working on drones framework for Australia"

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