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TechNN Archive: Friday, April 1, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Amazon, Microsoft look for big data role in self-driving cars" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "For Windows 10, March goes out like a lion" Computerworld 12:30 PM
  • "Windows 10 continues its slow and steady climb in popularity" The Inquirer 9:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 usage surges as Microsoft pushes upgrade as a Recommended update" PCWorld 12:22 PM
  • "Windows 10 continues its slow march to desktop domination" BetaNews 9:25 AM
  • "Why Microsoft wants to help developers build bots: Conversations are cross-platform and mobile, even when Windows 10 Mobile isn't winning" IDG News Service 2:12 PM
  • "Microsoft fires back at AWS with Azure Functions service and more" Tech Central 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Service Fabric" TechWeekEurope 9:15 AM
  • "What Windows 10 means for VR and AR" TechRadar UK 9:14 AM
  • "Users Finally Excited About Windows 10 As Windows 7 Loses Ground" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's biggest cloud announcements at Build 2016" WinBeta 9:13 AM
  • "China may lead Microsoft's desired 'bot revolution' as apps risk getting displaced: analysts" South China Morning Post 9:10 AM
  • "Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer" Pocket-lint 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft: 43% of SMEs working with large datasets expect growth" Praue Daily Monitor 8:57 AM
  • "IBM Stock Just Had Its Best Month in Forever" Fortune 8:45 AM
  • "IBM to buy Salesforce consulting partner Bluewolf" D CIO Dive 8:45 AM
  • "IBM snaps up small Bluewolf for reported $200m" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Keeps BUILDing, IBM Reportedly Preps Layoffs, And Intel Launches New Server Chips" Seeking Alpha 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's New 'Cognitive' Play Strays Onto IBM Watson's Turf" eWeek 8:38 AM
  • "Dell and EMC bare all on merger plans in massive SEC filing" CRN UK 8:35 AM
  • "Dell's SecureWorks Aims to Launch IPO in April" [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Dell-Owned SecureWorks to IPO This Month" Re/code 4:59 PM
  • "5 enterprise mobility and BYOD reports you need to read from HP, Dell, CA Technologies and others" Computer Business Review 8:34 AM
  • "Dell Releases 13th Gen PowerEdge Servers" Converge 8:34 AM
  • "Dell joins Java jumpers with updated server admin tool" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Tightens Cloud Focus With New Xeon Chips, SSDs And Partnerships" TechWeekEurope 8:32 AM
  • "Rugged Fanless Embedded Computer supports IoT applications." ThomasNet News 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors offer new capabilities to boost cloud computing" The Inquirer 8:32 AM
  • "Intel announces multiple offerings for the Cloud" ITProPortal 8:31 AM
  • "Intel expands Xeon processor family to help enterprises build software-defined clouds" ComputerWeekly 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Mobile Chip Chief to Depart: Aicha Evans' move may be linked to recent management changes" [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 PM
  • "Intel offers enterprises helping hand in making private clouds work for them" ComputerWeekly 8:31 AM
  • "Intel unveils first SSDs using 3D Nand to complement new Xeon chips" V3 8:31 AM
  • "Intel delivers Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors with new capabilities to boost cloud computing" V3 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out 14nm Xeon E5-2600 v4 Processors" Converge 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Moves Higher Into The Cloud. Will That Sell More Chips?" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "AMD's Firepro S9300 X2 Is Comparatively Affordable At $6,000" Digital Trends 8:24 AM
  • "AMD FirePro S9300 x2 is the first HBM equipped data centre GPU" Hexus 8:23 AM
  • "Google and Oracle both swear they won't Google jurors in upcoming trial" Ars Technica 4:18 PM
General Interest
  • "From punch cards to smartphones" BBC 8:18 PM
  • "Google, Yahoo Prank Themselves on April Fools' Day" [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "No, really, Google Photos now has emoji search" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "Would you buy an Android phone from Microsoft?" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "Google is getting rid of the physical debit cards linked to its Wallet payment service" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is more than just a Surface knockoff" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "New Model 3 will extend Tesla's reach into India, Brazil and other global markets" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Here are 14 actual pictures of Tesla's $35,000 Model 3" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Elon Musk Reveals Tesla's Affordable Model 3" PC Magazine 7:50 AM
  • "Dating site eHarmony sees revenue from new job portal late this year" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "BlackBerry Seems Closer To Ending Smartphone Sales" InformationWeek 5:45 PM
  • "BlackBerry revenue drops more than expected, shares fall 7 percent" Reuters 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Georgia SoftWorks Announces Telnet Server for Windows Feature Release" PRWeb 9:15 AM
  • "Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot" BGR 7:33 PM
  • "Here's A Complete List Of What You'll See In Windows 10'S Summer Update" Digital Trends 7:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update lets you mirror Android notifications on your PC" The Next Web 6:48 PM
  • "The Windows 10 Anniversary Update can mirror Android notifications" Ars Technica 5:32 PM
  • "Xbox's first universal Windows apps include Hulu, NASCAR, Nickelodeon, and Dailymotion" PCWorld 12:22 PM
  • "Microsoft: Universal Windows apps will keep 'bit rot' from slowing your PC over time" PCWorld 12:21 PM
  • "Build 2016: Starbucks looks to Microsoft 'Add-in' tech to boost giftcard giving" V3 10:04 AM
  • "Build 2016: Microsoft focuses on IoT and machine learning apps as BMW taps into Azure" Computer Business Review 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft makes Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295 available for download" WinBeta 9:49 AM
  • "Quantum Break gameplay and TV episodes show the blending of interactivity and live action video" VentureBeat 12:26 PM
  • "Quantum Break tips and tricks that keep you from getting stuck in time" VentureBeat 12:26 PM
  • "Microsoft: Quantum Break Can Be a Major Hit Based on Pre-Orders" Softpedia 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft announces next wave of Edge extensions" bit-tech 10:04 AM
  • "Cortana will soon be able to sync up all your Android phone notifications to Windows 10" PCWorld 12:21 PM
  • "Cortana will soon deliver Android notifications to your Windows 10 PC" Android Authority 9:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 will let you get Android notifications on your PC" TechRadar UK 9:24 AM
  • "Is Microsoft building ad block tech into its Edge browser, or not?" D MarketingDive 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft engineer denies plans for baked-in ad blocking in Edge" Tech Central 9:24 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mod Support Will Be Complicated, Limited" Softpedia 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft is not giving up on Windows Phone, according to marketing exec" WinBeta 9:51 AM
  • "Steady Market for Windows Phone in March As Android Domination Increases" Softpedia 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Exec Says They're Not Giving Up on Windows Phone" Softpedia 9:16 AM
  • "Hands On: Microsoft's Much-Improved HoloLens" PC Magazine 9:50 AM
  • "Walk on Mars with Microsoft's HoloLens" FOXNews 9:15 AM
  • "India to get updated version of Cortana this summer: Microsoft" Money Control 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft badly wants Android users to sync up their phones to Windows 10 PCs" Pocketnow 9:10 AM
  • "How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook" life hacker 9:14 AM
  • "8 Useful Microsoft Excel Shortcuts Worth Memorising" life hacker 9:07 AM
  • "Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Microsoft's latest Xbox 360 collection choice confirmed" Express 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft announces no.of new improvements and capabilities to Windows Dev Center" MS Power User 8:59 AM
  • "Cloud-based Windows 10 Action Center will also be on Android" SlashGear 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft is making big changes to app submission and promotion" WinBeta 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens: The future starts here" Neowin 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft's new 'holoportation' tech lets you jump into someone else's reality" Science Alert 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft looking to support ad blockers in Edge web browser" The Star: Malaysia 8:57 AM
  • "Reddit change sparks concerns about U.S. government spying" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "Rovi Sues Comcast for Patent Infringement, Shares Fall: Maker of technology used in electronic TV guides generates significant revenue with licensing pacts" [Paid Membership Required] 1:10 PM
  • "Hacker claims he helped swing Mexican election" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "How many H-1B workers are female? U.S. won't say" Computerworld 12:31 PM
  • "FCC cannot investigate Netflix for throttling its own customers" BetaNews 12:29 PM
  • "China antitrust proposals trigger foreign business fears over IP protection" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Reddit's 'warrant canary' is dead, hinting at U.S. demand for its user data" PCWorld 12:22 PM
  • "10 struggles of those with very limited data plans" Greenbot 12:20 PM
  • "On-demand moving app Lugg hits Silicon Valley" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "Billy lets you track your subscriptions and bills in a simple app" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "Exclusive: Egypt blocked Facebook Internet service over surveillance - sources" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "Yen for animation inspired Hong Kong designer's robot" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "Finland's Okmetic receives takeover offer from China's National Silicon" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "High-tech Nordic headsets improve hearing on the battlefield, at the Euros" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "Can Self-Driving Cars Kill Traffic Lights?" PC Magazine 7:49 AM
  • "Exclusive: Time Inc considers taking on private equity partner for Yahoo bid" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "Orange and Bouygues $11.4 billion French telecoms deal collapses" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "Slack Scores $200 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation" [Paid Membership Required] 2:13 PM
  • "Schoold raises $4.5M and gets 500K downloads in 1st month for college-hunting app" VentureBeat 12:26 PM
  • "Slack confirms it has raised $200 million at $3.8 billion valuation" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Yammer co-founder Adam Pisoni raises $4.5 million for Abl Schools" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "Huawei posts strongest revenue growth in seven years" Reuters 7:54 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 posts biggest weekly gain in a month: March jobs report beats expectations; ISM shows first expansion in manufacturing in six months; tumbling oil hits energy sector" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks Close at 2016 Highs on Manufacturing Surprise" TheStreet 4:39 PM
  • "Deja vu: Stocks kick off Q2 in the red, then erase losses, turn up" USA Today 4:39 PM
  • "Positive Factory Data Help Stocks See Strong April Start" FOXBusiness 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks Higher on Encouraging U.S. Data: Despite a steep fall in oil, U.S. equities gain" [Paid Membership Required] 4:38 PM
  • "Nikkei sinks 3.6% as business confidence tumbles: Stocks in Japan suffered their biggest drop in more than a month Friday amid worries about deteriorating sentiment among Japanese companies." MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "European stocks slide as Japanese gloom infects investors: European stocks began the second quarter with a loss on Friday, hurt by dismal data from Japan and remaining lower even after U.S. monthly jobs growth came in stronger than anticipated." MarketWatch 12:41 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019"
  • "Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice"
New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "The Best Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals"
Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"

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