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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to ease app-handoff with Windows 10 and beyond with 'Project Rome'" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Confirmed: Microsoft, Amazon in talks to invest in HERE" Seeking Alpha 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft may release three different Surface Phones, likely in 2017" Neowin 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'VR is beautiful for gaming' but HoloLens is a 'new paradigm' for information" VentureBeat 6:13 PM
  • "Microsoft delivers lots of new features in Windows 10 test build 14316" ZDNet 3:13 PM
  • "At Microsoft keynote, Special Olympics chairman encourages companies to focus on their mission" GeekWire 6:44 AM
  • "Hyper-V Containers Headed to Windows 10" eWeek 6:45 AM
  • "HP Spectre, Envy Updated: Powerful Processing, Luxurious Touches/HP introduced its newest premium laptop, the 13.3-inch Spectre, calling it the thinnest laptop in the world. It debuted alongside exclusive designs by Tord Boontje and Jess Hannah, as well as updated Envy models. Here's an up-close look at the new offerings." InformationWeek 7:01 AM
  • "Dell Adds to Hyperconverged Portfolio, Plans to Resell EMC Appliances" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "Dell Moves Deeper Into a New Sector Acronym: HCI Systems" eWeek 5:30 PM
  • "IBM, SAP Strike Deeper Cloud Partnership: Building on their existing alliance, the two tech giants aim to collaborate and integrate IBM's cloud and cognitive computing platform with SAP's flagship S/4HANA business software suite." InformationWeek 6:15 PM
  • "IBM and SAP to Integrate Complementary Cloud Technologies: Companies seek to modernize their systems for the digital economy" [Paid Membership Required] 2:11 PM
  • "Is IBM guilty of age discrimination? — Part two" I, Cringely 6:43 AM
  • "IBM Extends Spark to Mainframe for Real-Time Insights" eWeek 3:38 PM
  • "IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing -- The Human Brain" Forbes 9:01 PM
  • "AMD Announces its 7th Generation of A-Series APUs" SemiAccurate 6:52 AM
  • "AMD's 7th-gen 'Bristol Ridge' APUs offer 10 percent boost over Carrizo" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Nvidia Looks to Put More Reality into VR with Iray VR Technology" eWeek 6:45 AM
  • "Intel executives depart company as mobile, IoT segments struggle for growth" ExtremeTech 5:30 PM
  • "Intel buys IoT firm Yogitech to boost self-driving car and robotics security: Chipmaker could use Yogitech's security capabilities to extend its reach into driverless cars" The Inquirer 10:45 AM
  • "Don't Believe Everything You Read About Cloud Adoption" Seeking Alpha 1:28 PM
  • "Samsung's First 10-Nanometer DRAM Is 30 Percent Faster" Gizmodo 6:44 AM
  • "Samsung announces mass production of 'industry's first' 10 nanometre-class DRAM" Neowin 6:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Uber pilots program in California and Michigan that advances drivers up to $1,000" VentureBeat 9:28 PM
  • "Steam is censoring some torrent sites in chat" VentureBeat 6:13 PM
  • "Yahoo Paints Grim Financial Picture as Deadline for Bids Nears" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:31 PM
  • "Secrets of the Yahoo Sale 'Book' Reveal Financial Meltdown and Big Bet on Mobile Voice Search" Re/code 6:01 PM
  • "Adobe: 'critical' Flash bug is being exploited on Windows 7 and XP systems/But there's no patch available just yet" The Inquirer 3:38 PM
  • "Adobe Working on Zero-Day, Pwn2Own Patches for Flash" eWeek 3:14 PM
  • "First modern Olympic games 120th anniversary marked with 4 Google doodles: Doodler Olivia Huhn created four separate doodles, representing the marathon, shot put, weight-lifting and gymnastic Olympic events." Search Engine Land 1:28 PM
  • "Nokia plans to slash 1,300 jobs in Finland" Reuters 7:01 AM
  • "eBay follows Amazon with new eBay-branded packaging for sellers" VentureBeat 6:55 AM
  • "BlackBerry to begin Android 6.0 Marshmallow beta for Priv - but update is still months away" Neowin 6:42 AM
  • "Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability: The patch could come as soon as Thursday" Computerworld New Zealand 6:34 AM
  • "Ikea has already found a great use for virtual reality" BGR 6:31 AM
  • "Nest has 'case-by-case' help for abandoned Revolv owners: The Google-owned company is working with customers on resolutions that could involve compensation." Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Twitter & NFL: Social media website to broadcast Thursday night games" BBC 6:31 AM
  • "Twitter offers 20 weeks paid leave for all new parents: Dads and adopting parents now get the same benefits as birth mothers." Engadget 6:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM, SAP To Integrate Complementary Cloud Technologies" Dow Jones 7:07 AM
  • "IBM and SAP Announce Plans for Major Investments to Drive Clients' Digital Transformations: Sweeping Program Aims to Combine Complementary Technologies and Services Including IBM Cognitive Capabilities, IBM Cloud and Power Systems, SAP® S/4HANA and SAP HANA® Cloud Platform" PR Newswire 7:15 AM
  • "IBM Security Closes Acquisition of Resilient Systems" PR Newswire 7:15 AM
  • "Oracle Announces New Oracle HCM Cloud Solutions to Help Further Drive HR Transformation: New Solutions Help Streamline HR Processes and Increase Employee Engagement" Marketwired 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft offers $50 off Surface 3 128GB models" Neowin 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft is giving a free Xbox controller or $100 off Surface Dock with select Pro 4, Book" Neowin 6:42 AM
  • "Messaging app Line raided by Japan regulators over use of payment tokens" VentureBeat 6:57 AM
  • "Bitcoin Start-Up Gets an Electronic Money License in Britain" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:49 AM
  • "The military is taking cyber warfare a lot more seriously: It starts with making sure Cyber Command has a better seat at the Department of Defense's table." Engadget 6:30 AM
  • "The Great Firewall of China blocks even its own creator" Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Dubai brings in drones to catch litterbugs" BBC 6:15 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 review: A MacBook Pro rival for Windows users/It's thin and powerful, but don't leave home without the charger." Engadget 3:13 PM
  • "The virtual worlds that keep us coming back to the HTC Vive: Eight launch games to check out on your simulated holodeck." Ars Technica 1:27 PM
  • "Google Cloud: Can It Grow Enough To Change The Company?" Seeking Alpha 12:09 PM
  • "Huawei P9 review: hands-on with the dual-rear-camera-hosting iPhone 6S rival" Digital Spy 11:57 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga 700: A Flexible 14-Inch Ultraportable Convertible" HotHardware 11:54 AM
  • "The Sharing Economy Doesn't Share the Wealth" Bloomberg 6:58 AM
  • "Verizon buys a stake in AwesomenessTV to bring exclusive videos to its streaming service go90" TechCrunch 5:42 PM
  • "Nokia to cut thousands of jobs following Alcatel deal" Reuters 2:10 PM
  • "Vasona Networks raises $14.6M to boost mobile network capacity" VentureBeat 6:57 AM
  • "CrossChx raises a $15 million Series C round from Khosla Ventures, Drive Capital and more" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Some changes here at Macminicolo" macminicolo 6:36 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Surge as April Hike Grows Remote" TheStreet 5:21 PM
  • "Wall Street Extends Stock Gains As Oil Rally Revs Higher" FOXBusiness 11:59 AM
  • "Stocks Higher Ahead of Fed Minutes as Oil Recovers" Nasdaq 12:00 PM
  • "Dow up 113 after Fed signals gradual hikes" USA Today 5:22 PM
  • "Health-Care Companies Lead U.S. Stocks Higher: Sector had biggest gain in S&P 500 following Pfizer-Allergan deal collapse" [Paid Membership Required] 5:23 PM
  • "Dollar downside to be tested after Japan PM's comments overnight" MarketWatch 7:07 AM
  • "European stocks rebound from six-week low" MarketWatch 7:07 AM

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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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