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TechNN Archive: Saturday, April 2, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot" BGR 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Positions Cortana, Skype, AI As 'Future Of Communications': Microsoft is exploring new communication technologies with updates to Skype, Cortana and artificial intelligence." InformationWeek 9:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's Phil Spencer: 'I'm not a big fan of Xbox One and a half'" VentureBeat 9:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Office Casts a Wider Web, Takes Holographic Turn" eWeek 11:12 AM
  • "Windows 10, Azure, Office Take Over Build 2016: Microsoft Roundup/Microsoft held its annual Build developer conference and announced updates on Windows 10, Cortana, Skype, Office, Azure, Power BI, and other products and services." InformationWeek 11:12 AM
  • "Deep learning will be huge — and here's who will dominate it" VentureBeat 8:19 PM
  • "Amazon, Microsoft look for big data role in self-driving cars" Reuters 4/1
  • "For Windows 10, March goes out like a lion" Computerworld 4/1
  • "Windows 10 continues its slow and steady climb in popularity" The Inquirer 4/1
  • "Windows 10 usage surges as Microsoft pushes upgrade as a Recommended update" PCWorld 4/1
  • "Windows 10 continues its slow march to desktop domination" BetaNews 4/1
  • "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 4/1
  • "Microsoft fires back at AWS with Azure Functions service and more" Tech Central 4/1
  • "Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Service Fabric" TechWeekEurope 4/1
  • "Users Finally Excited About Windows 10 As Windows 7 Loses Ground" Softpedia 4/1
  • "Microsoft's biggest cloud announcements at Build 2016" WinBeta 4/1
  • "China may lead Microsoft's desired 'bot revolution' as apps risk getting displaced: analysts" South China Morning Post 4/1
  • "Free Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer" Pocket-lint 4/1
  • "IBM Stock Just Had Its Best Month in Forever" Fortune 4/1
  • "IBM to buy Salesforce consulting partner Bluewolf" D CIO Dive 4/1
  • "IBM snaps up small Bluewolf for reported $200m" The Register 4/1
  • "Microsoft Keeps BUILDing, IBM Reportedly Preps Layoffs, And Intel Launches New Server Chips" Seeking Alpha 4/1
  • "Microsoft's New 'Cognitive' Play Strays Onto IBM Watson's Turf" eWeek 4/1
  • "Dell and EMC bare all on merger plans in massive SEC filing" CRN UK 4/1
  • "Dell's SecureWorks Aims to Launch IPO in April" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/1
  • "Dell-Owned SecureWorks to IPO This Month" Re/code 4/1
  • "5 enterprise mobility and BYOD reports you need to read from HP, Dell, CA Technologies and others" Computer Business Review 4/1
  • "Dell Releases 13th Gen PowerEdge Servers" Converge 4/1
  • "Dell joins Java jumpers with updated server admin tool" The Register 4/1
  • "Intel Tightens Cloud Focus With New Xeon Chips, SSDs And Partnerships" TechWeekEurope 4/1
  • "Rugged Fanless Embedded Computer supports IoT applications." ThomasNet News 4/1
  • "Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors offer new capabilities to boost cloud computing" The Inquirer 4/1
  • "Intel announces multiple offerings for the Cloud" ITProPortal 4/1
  • "Intel expands Xeon processor family to help enterprises build software-defined clouds" ComputerWeekly 4/1
  • "Intel Mobile Chip Chief to Depart: Aicha Evans' move may be linked to recent management changes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/1
  • "Intel offers enterprises helping hand in making private clouds work for them" ComputerWeekly 4/1
  • "Intel unveils first SSDs using 3D Nand to complement new Xeon chips" V3 4/1
  • "Intel delivers Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors with new capabilities to boost cloud computing" V3 4/1
  • "Intel Rolls Out 14nm Xeon E5-2600 v4 Processors" Converge 4/1
  • "Intel Moves Higher Into The Cloud. Will That Sell More Chips?" Forbes 4/1
  • "AMD's Firepro S9300 X2 Is Comparatively Affordable At $6,000" Digital Trends 4/1
  • "AMD FirePro S9300 x2 is the first HBM equipped data centre GPU" Hexus 4/1
  • "Google and Oracle both swear they won't Google jurors in upcoming trial" Ars Technica 4/1
General Interest
  • "The AP Finally Realizes It's 2016, Will Let Us Stop Capitalizing 'Internet'" Wired 2:23 PM
  • "Steam for Linux share drops, Windows 10 increases its lead" Neowin 12:27 PM
  • "Facebook is said to have withdrawn its bid to stream big NFL games" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Spotify suffers notable hour-long outage for many users" TechCrunch 6:41 AM
  • "Verizon begins rolling out Android Marshmallow to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge" Neowin 6:39 AM
  • "Huawei reports 37% revenue growth for 2015" ZDNet 6:36 AM
  • "Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one video conference system: It can track meetings and support a 25-person Hangouts session." Engadget 6:30 AM
  • "From punch cards to smartphones" BBC 4/1
  • "Google, Yahoo Prank Themselves on April Fools' Day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/1
  • "No, really, Google Photos now has emoji search" The Verge 4/1
  • "Would you buy an Android phone from Microsoft?" The Verge 4/1
  • "Google is getting rid of the physical debit cards linked to its Wallet payment service" TechCrunch 4/1
  • "Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is more than just a Surface knockoff" Engadget 4/1
  • "New Model 3 will extend Tesla's reach into India, Brazil and other global markets" TechCrunch 4/1
  • "Here are 14 actual pictures of Tesla's $35,000 Model 3" TechCrunch 4/1
  • "Elon Musk Reveals Tesla's Affordable Model 3" PC Magazine 4/1
  • "Dating site eHarmony sees revenue from new job portal late this year" Reuters 4/1
  • "BlackBerry Seems Closer To Ending Smartphone Sales" InformationWeek 4/1
  • "BlackBerry revenue drops more than expected, shares fall 7 percent" Reuters 4/1
Press Releases
  • "Georgia SoftWorks Announces Telnet Server for Windows Feature Release" PRWeb 4/1
Microsoft
  • "First Look: NexDock with Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum" Thurrott 2:17 PM
  • "Chrome is on the verge of knocking Internet Explorer out of the top spot" BGR 4/1
  • "Here's A Complete List Of What You'll See In Windows 10'S Summer Update" Digital Trends 4/1
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update lets you mirror Android notifications on your PC" The Next Web 4/1
  • "The Windows 10 Anniversary Update can mirror Android notifications" Ars Technica 4/1
  • "Xbox's first universal Windows apps include Hulu, NASCAR, Nickelodeon, and Dailymotion" PCWorld 4/1
  • "Microsoft: Universal Windows apps will keep 'bit rot' from slowing your PC over time" PCWorld 4/1
  • "Build 2016: Starbucks looks to Microsoft 'Add-in' tech to boost giftcard giving" V3 4/1
  • "Microsoft makes Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295 available for download" WinBeta 4/1
  • "Quantum Break gameplay and TV episodes show the blending of interactivity and live action video" VentureBeat 4/1
  • "Quantum Break tips and tricks that keep you from getting stuck in time" VentureBeat 4/1
  • "Microsoft: Quantum Break Can Be a Major Hit Based on Pre-Orders" Softpedia 4/1
  • "Microsoft announces next wave of Edge extensions" bit-tech 4/1
  • "Cortana will soon be able to sync up all your Android phone notifications to Windows 10" PCWorld 4/1
  • "Cortana will soon deliver Android notifications to your Windows 10 PC" Android Authority 4/1
  • "Windows 10 will let you get Android notifications on your PC" TechRadar UK 4/1
  • "Is Microsoft building ad block tech into its Edge browser, or not?" D MarketingDive 4/1
  • "Microsoft engineer denies plans for baked-in ad blocking in Edge" Tech Central 4/1
  • "Windows 10 Mod Support Will Be Complicated, Limited" Softpedia 4/1
  • "Microsoft is not giving up on Windows Phone, according to marketing exec" WinBeta 4/1
  • "Steady Market for Windows Phone in March As Android Domination Increases" Softpedia 4/1
  • "Microsoft Exec Says They're Not Giving Up on Windows Phone" Softpedia 4/1
  • "Hands On: Microsoft's Much-Improved HoloLens" PC Magazine 4/1
  • "Walk on Mars with Microsoft's HoloLens" FOXNews 4/1
  • "India to get updated version of Cortana this summer: Microsoft" Money Control 4/1
  • "Microsoft badly wants Android users to sync up their phones to Windows 10 PCs" Pocketnow 4/1
  • "How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook" life hacker 4/1
  • "8 Useful Microsoft Excel Shortcuts Worth Memorising" life hacker 4/1
  • "Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Microsoft's latest Xbox 360 collection choice confirmed" Express 4/1
  • "Microsoft announces no.of new improvements and capabilities to Windows Dev Center" MS Power User 4/1
  • "Cloud-based Windows 10 Action Center will also be on Android" SlashGear 4/1
  • "Microsoft is making big changes to app submission and promotion" WinBeta 4/1
  • "Microsoft HoloLens: The future starts here" Neowin 4/1
  • "Microsoft's new 'holoportation' tech lets you jump into someone else's reality" Science Alert 4/1
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Hungary's government website temporarily shut by cyberattack" Associated Press 3:54 PM
  • "MPAA opposes proposed Minnesota revenge porn law, says it limits speech" Ars Technica 11:11 AM
  • "Reddit change sparks concerns about U.S. government spying" Reuters 4/1
  • "Rovi Sues Comcast for Patent Infringement, Shares Fall: Maker of technology used in electronic TV guides generates significant revenue with licensing pacts" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/1
  • "Hacker claims he helped swing Mexican election" Engadget 4/1
  • "How many H-1B workers are female? U.S. won't say" Computerworld 4/1
  • "FCC cannot investigate Netflix for throttling its own customers" BetaNews 4/1
  • "China antitrust proposals trigger foreign business fears over IP protection" Reuters 4/1
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Mini review video: Our verdict on the Oculus Rift in a minute" Engadget 6:07 PM
  • "Sony's RX10 III is an impressive but overly expensive camera: That zoom lens is a feat of engineering, but it's hard to say who should buy the RX10." Engadget 11:53 AM
  • "Google's asinine Gmail prank: What were these fools thinking?" Computerworld 6:31 AM
  • "Nintendo Firing A Female Gamer Only Makes The Trolls More Rabid" Wired 6:31 AM
  • "Reddit's 'warrant canary' is dead, hinting at U.S. demand for its user data" PCWorld 4/1
  • "10 struggles of those with very limited data plans" Greenbot 4/1
  • "On-demand moving app Lugg hits Silicon Valley" TechCrunch 4/1
  • "Billy lets you track your subscriptions and bills in a simple app" TechCrunch 4/1
  • "Exclusive: Egypt blocked Facebook Internet service over surveillance - sources" Reuters 4/1
  • "Yen for animation inspired Hong Kong designer's robot" Reuters 4/1
  • "Finland's Okmetic receives takeover offer from China's National Silicon" Reuters 4/1
  • "High-tech Nordic headsets improve hearing on the battlefield, at the Euros" Reuters 4/1
  • "Can Self-Driving Cars Kill Traffic Lights?" PC Magazine 4/1
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Foxconn Chief Promises Sharp Turnaround: Terry Gou seals $3.5 billion deal for Japanese electronics maker at signing ceremony" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Orange and Bouygues $11.4 billion French telecoms deal collapses" VentureBeat 8:02 AM
  • "Exclusive: Time Inc considers taking on private equity partner for Yahoo bid" Reuters 4/1
  • "Orange and Bouygues $11.4 billion French telecoms deal collapses" Reuters 4/1
  • "Slack Scores $200 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/1
  • "Schoold raises $4.5M and gets 500K downloads in 1st month for college-hunting app" VentureBeat 4/1
  • "Slack confirms it has raised $200 million at $3.8 billion valuation" VentureBeat 4/1
  • "Yammer co-founder Adam Pisoni raises $4.5 million for Abl Schools" TechCrunch 4/1
  • "Huawei posts strongest revenue growth in seven years" Reuters 4/1
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 4/1
  • "Stocks Close at 2016 Highs on Manufacturing Surprise" TheStreet 4/1
  • "Deja vu: Stocks kick off Q2 in the red, then erase losses, turn up" USA Today 4/1
  • "Positive Factory Data Help Stocks See Strong April Start" FOXBusiness 4/1
  • "Stocks Higher on Encouraging U.S. Data: Despite a steep fall in oil, U.S. equities gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/1
  • "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 4/1
  • "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 4/1



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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