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TechNN Archive: Monday, February 19, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft And Walmart Are Doing It: What If You Have To Downsize?" Forbes 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft shelling out $500m to fund UK startups" PC Retail 9:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: It will be more limited and here's how, reveals Microsoft" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls list of limitations on 'Always Connected' Windows 10 PCs" Digital Trends 5:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Makes Sure Windows Phone Really Is Dead" MakeUseOf 5:42 PM
  • "Google found another critical security flaw in Microsoft Edge" Digital Trends 5:37 PM
  • "Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "IBM outsourcing deal with Aecom 'a mess' and the CIO is 'on his way out', claims insider" Computing 9:00 AM
  • "Why Is IBM Down 7.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?" Nasdaq 9:00 AM
  • "HP Elite Slice review: A good mini PC, but not a great one" Expert Reviews 8:59 AM
  • "HP Starts Selling iPhones and Macs" Softpedia 8:57 AM
  • "HP Spectre 13 x360 review: Don't fix it if it's not broken" Neowin 8:15 PM
  • "Dell EMC expands converged infrastructure portfolio" ITP Technology 8:56 AM
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: Now the class action suits against Intel are starting to mount up" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "The Meltdown and Spectre Effect: Intel Facing 32 Lawsuits Over CPU Flaws" Softpedia 8:54 AM
  • "Over 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Intel for CPU Flaws" SecurityWeek 8:54 AM
  • "Intel develops quantum processor on silicon" ITProPortal 8:55 AM
  • "Intel To Invest $4.5 Billion In Israel In 2018" Jerusalem Post 8:53 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Delidded: Solder vs. Thermal Paste vs. Liquid Metal" Tom's Hardware 8:50 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: Two CPU giants are battling it out in 2018, but who will win?" Windows Central 8:50 AM
  • "AMD is standing by to help you get that new APU up and running" Digital Trends 2:58 PM
  • "AMD Releasing Ryzen V1000 SoC To Compete with Intel Gemini Lake" WCCFTech 8:49 AM
  • "Oracle hires former Salesforce Brazil head" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Oracle Buys Security Startup Zenedge To Boost Cloud Platform" Silicon UK 8:48 AM
  • "Four new partners join Oracle NetSuite provider programme" Fibre2Fashion 8:47 AM
  • "Cisco Offers Cloud-Based Endpoint Security Solutions" Bernama 8:43 AM
  • "Digital platform strategy: build one before someone else does" ZDNet 9:28 PM
General Interest
  • "Chrome cleans up messy URLs when you share from your phone: The folks in your group chats will thank you." Engadget 7:06 PM
  • "Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet" The Verge 5:18 PM
  • "Google's Tez payments app now lets users handle their utility bills and more" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook will verify the location of U.S. election ad buyers by mailing them postcards" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook's tracking of non-users ruled illegal again" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "Elon Musk gets Hyperloop digging permit in Washington, DC" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Freely accessible Wikipedia Zero is no more" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "LG will reportedly introduce a redesigned flagship phone in June" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "VW's new concept is a fully self-driving car with no steering wheel" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless Headphones review: Fantastic battery life but mediocre audio" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Nike teamed up with Snap and Darkstore to pre-release Air Jordan III 'Tinker' shoes on Snapchat" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Apption Labs Meater review: This smart thermometer changed the way I grill" TechHive 8:09 AM
  • "Alibaba and Tencent wage $10 billion battle for retailers" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke" Engadget 8:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "Terillium Joins Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program to Drive Customer Success" PRWeb 8:48 AM
  • "Nuvias to provide Cisco's UC portfolio and open SIP endpoints to UK channel" Press Releases 8:44 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft stops pushing notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones" Engadget 12:33 PM
  • "Windows 10 on ARM: Here's what you'll be missing" BetaNews 12:31 PM
  • "8 ways to make Windows 10 easier on the eyes" BT 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft has no plans to block keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One" TechRadar UK 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft still won't ban keyboard and mouse adapters for Xbox, but hopes developers will offer more options" Critacal: Hit Gaming 9:15 AM
  • "How to manage user accounts settings on Windows 10" Windows Central 9:15 AM
  • "Edge browser suffers security flaw which Microsoft failed to fix on time" TechRadar UK 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft promises Xbox One X, S 1440p support" bit-tech 9:15 AM
  • "Xbox Games with Gold March Update: Microsoft's Free Xbox One, Xbox 360 titles are coming" Daily 0Star 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes limitations of Windows 10 on ARM by deleting any mention of them" The Inquirer 9:12 AM
  • "The Best Internet Security Suites for Windows 10" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Is Microsoft About to Retire Skype for Windows Desktop?" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft release 6-part Windows Mixed Reality Developer Course on YouTube" MSPoweruser 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Explains Why It Won't Block Mouse And Keyboard On Xbox One" SegmentNext 9:11 AM
  • "How to Set a Slideshow as Your Wallpaper in Windows" MakeUseOf 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts Removing Windows 10 Apps Using the Name 'Windows'" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button" Financial Express 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Cortana gradually gains ground on Alexa with new integrations" Digital Trends 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge vulnerability exposed as Microsoft misses Google's Project Zero disclosure deadline" BetaNews 8:20 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Air Force security hackathon leads to record payout" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "England turns to the church to help fix rural internet" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Europe threatens Facebook with fines for tracking users and non-users online" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Australia blames Russia for NotPetya attacks" ZDNet 8:15 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn't" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:04 PM
  • "BoE's Carney says Bitcoin has 'pretty much failed' as currency" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "Examining Sony's Love for Google Assistant" Market Realist 2:17 PM
  • "Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky has joined Y Combinator as a partner" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "How to use the iterator design pattern in C#" InfoWorld 8:22 AM
  • "Review: Neo4j supercharges graph analytics" InfoWorld 8:21 AM
  • "Prediction #7 -- 2018 will see the first Alexa virus" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Stuck in a wi-fi and broadband blackspot? Your local church spire could be the answer" ZDNet 8:14 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SoftBank's IPO Plan Raises Doubts on $33-Billion Bond Guarantees" Bloomberg 2/18
  • "Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab" Gizmodo 2/17
  • "Telegram has raised an initial $850M for its billion-dollar ICO" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Bynder acquires digital asset management service Webdam from Shutterstock for $49.1M" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "H-E-B acquires Texas-based on-demand company Favor" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Online estate agency Home Made raises £850K seed at £4.3M post-money valuation" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Walmart reportedly in talks to buy more than 40% of India's Flipkart" VentureBeat 2/16
  • "The Rise of the Rest seed fund announces its first group of investments" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "India's Zoomcar raises $40M led by automotive giant Mahindra & Mahindra" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Bynder acquires digital asset management service Webdam from Shutterstock for $49.1M" TechCrunch 2/16
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow futures slip with traders on Presidents Day break: U.S. stock futures were trading lower on Monday, reversing Friday's mostly upbeat action, though analysts warned against reading too much into the moves, given traders are off for Presidents Day." MarketWatch 11:56 AM
  • "Stocks take a break for President's Day after a torrid run" FOXBusiness 8:54 AM
  • "European Stocks Stall in Thin Holiday Trading: Quiet day with U.S. and many Asian markets closed for public holidays" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Asian markets continue to push higher: 'It's kind of a relief rally'/Nikkei, Kospi both up more than 1% following holiday" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "European stocks end day with losses, driven lower by Daimler and Reckitt Benckiser: European stocks closed lower Monday, dragged down in part by falls for consumer products heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC and German automobile maker Daimler AG." MarketWatch 11:54 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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