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TechNN Archive: Saturday, April 9, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Repealing Moore's Law: Computing speed confronts physical barriers" Business Standard 3:13 PM
  • "HP boss Dion Weisler: Apple's strategy is Apple's strategy but we want to create categories" Telegraph 3:15 PM
  • "IBM Looks to Make Watson More Humanlike: Big Blue's cognitive computing platform will be better at analyzing everything from the emotion and tone of text to the personality of the writer." eWeek 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft is still playing hardball when it comes to software payments, some partners complain" Business Insider India 3:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Says It's 'Ready' To Play Games With PS4" Forbes 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's Focus is Xbox One, Nice E3 2016 Planned" SegmentNext 8:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Edition is due for release in July" BetaNews 2:49 PM
  • "The CEO of Google's AI lab plans to buy a Tesla off one of his first investors" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary update will see Edge automatically pause non-essential Flash content" TechSpot 4/8
  • "Top 10 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10: Security, privacy and advertising woes" V3 4/8
  • "12 great Windows 10 features for power users" InfoWorld 4/8
  • "Microsoft Office gets its own Patch Tuesday" ZDNet 4/8
  • "Embedded Power BI Microsoft cloud apps could all turn into platforms" TechRadar UK 4/8
  • "Verizon said to submit Yahoo bid next week; Google 'considering' offer, but Microsoft isn't" Neowin 4/8
  • "8 uses for your old Windows XP PC: It's been two years since support for XP has ended" TechRadar UK 4/8
  • "10 features that helped Windows XP achieve legendary status" TechRadar UK 4/8
  • "Windows XP still the third most popular OS two years after end-of-life" TechRadar UK 4/8
  • "IBM teams up with DocuSign to boost cloud services" BetaNews 4/8
  • "IBM And SAP To Build On Cloud, Big Data Partnership With Cognitive Capabilities" TechWeekEurope 4/8
  • "University of Michigan, IBM team up on computer project" PhysOrg 4/8
  • "Pfizer, IBM partner to develop monitoring system for Parkinson's disease" Pharmafile 4/8
  • "IBM, Xilinx partner to speed FPGA based application development" New Electronics 4/8
  • "HP CM justifies mega pay hike for MLAs, says it was 'required'" Ani News 4/8
  • "Dell, EMC Preparing to Sell Documentum to Reduce Debt: Report" eWeek 4/8
  • "Intel Compute Stick Now Available In US, Rocking A Core M Processor And $317 Starting Price" Tech Times 4/8
  • "Intel 20.7.1 Ethernet CD and Network Adapter Drivers Are Up for Grabs" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Asustek reduces demand for Intel-developed smartphone platforms" DigiTimes 4/8
  • "Intel Acquires YOGITECH for ADAS" Converge 4/8
  • "AMD might launch Polaris R9 490X and R9 490 in June" Lazy Gamer 4/8
  • "Buy Oracle for Its Dividend, Expanding Cloud Business" TheStreet 4/8
  • "Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition" TechCrunch 4/8
  • "Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers continue momentum with global customers, Cisco, HPE, and Lenovo" India Infoline News Service 4/8
General Interest
  • "Hackers drive huge global IoT security market growth" ReadWrite 5:57 PM
  • "Facebook to Highlight Messenger at F8 Conference: Offerings to use 'chatbot' technology to help users order goods, services through app" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:52 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg has a 'yellow' version of Facebook on his phone with all kinds of special features" Business Insider 4:20 PM
  • "Google Fiber drops a free service in its original city: Unless you're in a low-income area, you'll have to pay up in Kansas City." Engadget 5:12 PM
  • "Google Fiber is ending a free-internet offer in its first city" Re/code 4:20 PM
  • "Techies love Bernie Sanders so much, they're donating to him against their own interests" Tech Insider 3:17 PM
  • "Most people are willing to sell their personal data, study says" Cantech Letter 3:13 PM
  • "Internet of Things Day Delivers Connected Cows and Sour Cream" Inverse 3:13 PM
  • "AudioCloud is working on a Universal Windows 10 app" WinBeta 2:48 PM
  • "Build Better Apps Faster With Google's New Android Studio 2.0" Digital Trends 10:39 AM
  • "Facebook Is Worried You're Not Sharing Enough Personal Posts" Digital Trends 10:38 AM
  • "Over 135 million modems vulnerable to denial-of-service flaw" ZDNet 4/8
  • "Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Platform for Web Developers" eWeek 4/8
  • "Android Studio 2.0 brings new emulator, more tools to speed app creation" Greenbot 4/8
  • "Verizon and Google may make a bid for Yahoo next week" Talk Android 4/8
  • "Google Considering A Swift Android Programming Shake-Up" TechWeekEurope 4/8
  • "Google makes building apps easier with Android Studio 2.0" Engadget 4/8
  • "Adobe patches actively exploited Flash Player vulnerability in 24 flaw fix" PCWorld 4/8
  • "Adobe issues emergency update to Flash after ransomware attacks" VentureBeat 4/8
  • "How to access Facebook's secret inbox and view messages you never knew you'd received" BetaNews 4/8
  • "Facebook now lets verified Pages share branded content from marketers" VentureBeat 4/8
  • "Facebook provides a home for illegal arms sales in Libya" The Verge 4/8
  • "The PS4's new update sneaks in 4TB drive support and more" Engadget 4/8
  • "Tested and judged: The best graphics cards for VR gaming" PCWorld 4/8
  • "HTC Vive demos at GameStop and Microsoft Stores will let you try virtual reality" PCWorld 4/8
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S7 series is selling a lot better than the Galaxy S6 did" TechCrunch 4/8
  • "Uber agrees to pay up to $25M for misleading customers in California over its safety" TechCrunch 4/8
  • "WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption is not all it's cracked up to be" BetaNews 4/8
Press Releases
  • "IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics" PRNewswire 4/8
Microsoft
  • "Check out some of the cool new improvements Microsoft is planning for Continuum" WinBeta 2:48 PM
  • "Microsoft is still playing hardball when it comes to software payments, some partners complain" Business Insider 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft beats Google to offline translation on iOS" Engadget 4/8
  • "Outlook gains Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist integration on Android and iOS" BetaNews 4/8
  • "How to Set Up Bash in Windows 10" PCWorld 4/8
  • "Best Free Antivirus: Windows Defender vs AVG, Avast & Avira" TrustedReviews 4/8
  • "Microsoft Updates the Windows Phone Upgrade Advisor App" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Microsoft now shaves $150 off select Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book versions" Pocketnow 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Edge will make Flash less annoying in Windows 10 Anniversary Update" PCWorld 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser to auto-pause Flash content" CNET 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Hub Keyboard for iOS could be a must-have for Office 365 users" ZDNet 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser is clamping down on Flash, too" Engadget 4/8
  • "Microsoft Edge will intelligently pause Flash animations in next update" The Verge 4/8
  • "Adobe patches Flash ransomware flaw that targets Windows 10 users" ars technica 4/8
  • "Xbox One and PS4 Cross-Network Play Discussed By Microsoft" SegementNext 4/8
  • "Microsoft on cross-network play, Xbox One dev kits and more" Eurogamer 4/8
  • "What to know before using Windows 10's new Linux system" InfoWorld 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser will soon put Adobe's Flash on a leash" TechRadar UK 4/8
  • "Microsoft Updates Outlook for iOS and Android, Leaves Windows Phone Users Behind UPDATED" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Microsoft including greater Flash control for Edge in Redstone update" Neowin 4/8
  • "Microsoft releases new minor update for the Windows Camera app" MS Power User 4/8
  • "You Can Now Download Microsoft's Hub Keyboard For Your iPhone Or iPad" Tech Times 4/8
  • "Microsoft Launches Its Android Keyboard on iOS Too" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Hub Keyboard now available on iPhone, iPad" BetaNews 4/8
  • "Microsoft Edge joins Chrome and Firefox in auto-blocking nasty Flash ads" TrustedReviews 4/8
  • "Microsoft partners with HackerRank to add executable code search results to Bing" Neowin 4/8
  • "Microsoft rolls out new release for Windows Camera" Windos Central 4/8
  • "Windows 10 Movies & TV app gained new features in recent updates" WinBeta 4/8
  • "Facebook Beta for Windows 10 Mobile updated with a number of fixes" MS Power User 4/8
  • "Microsoft Changes Adobe Flash Behavior in Its Windows 10 Browser" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Redstone to Bring Camera Button on Phone Lock Screen" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Microsoft's Lumia 950 drops to £344 in the UK" Neowin 4/8
  • "Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Allows Native Bash, Battery Saver Features" Tom's Hardware 4/8
  • "New Windows 10 Mobile Build 'Likely' Next Week" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Microsoft Starts Offering Release Notes for Windows 10 App Updates" Softpedia 4/8
  • "Microsoft Desktop App Converter Now Available For Download" MS Power User 4/8
  • "Microsoft debuts 'Centennial' tool for moving legacy apps to the Windows Store" ZDNet 4/8
  • "Project Centennial: Microsoft releases preview of Desktop App Converter tool" Neowin 4/8
  • "Microsoft Releases Major Update for Windows 10 Mail App" Softpedia 4/8
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Japan to Test New Fingerprint Payment System" PC Magazine 9:08 PM
  • "New Senate bill sanctions Iranians who threaten U.S. cybersecurity" The Daily Dot 4/8
  • "EU court says linking to copyrighted material isn't illegal" Engadget 4/8
  • "U.S. attorneys won't drop New York case over locked iPhone" VentureBeat 4/8
  • "The government will continue fight against NY iPhone unlocking ruling" The Verge 4/8
  • "New bill would require companies to decrypt data on demand" The Verge 4/8
  • "Senate bill will impose fines on tech companies that refuse to unlock smartphones" ZDNet 4/8
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The LG G5 Is the Most Revolutionary Smartphone in Years" The Motley Fool 7:37 PM
  • "Why big data needs a unified theory of everything" VentureBeat 4:19 PM
  • "Google invented the best virtual reality app I've ever tried — you've gotta see it for yourself" Business Insider 1:12 PM
  • "Google Plans To Adopt Apple's Swift Programming Language For Android Development [Report] Redmond Pie 1:10 PM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update roadmap suggests July 2016 release" WinBeta 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Band, Android phone might soon unlock your Windows 10 PC" WinBeta 10:39 AM
  • "A new build for Windows 10 Mobile Fast ring might roll out next week" Neowin 8:54 AM
  • "This Tablet Market Trend Could be Fantastic for Microsoft" The Motley Fool 8:48 AM
  • "Key ingredient of life might have come from comets" Engadget 4/8
  • "The best electric vehicle" Engadget 4/8
  • "5 ways your ISP is screwing you" InfoWorld 4/8
  • "Global IT spending will reach $3.49 trillion in 2016" BetaNews 4/8
  • "Why it's vital for retailers to have a mobile strategy [Q&A] BetaNews 4/8
  • "The Internet of Things gets its own day (and lots more Things)" BetaNews 4/8
  • "Consumers do not trust Internet of Things" BetaNews 4/8
  • "Three important lessons crooked world leaders should learn from the Panama Papers" ZDNet 4/8
  • "Cyber fraudsters reap $2.3 billion through email wire-transfer scams" VentureBeat 4/8
  • "Fintech dominates Nordic startup investments" TechCrunch 4/8
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Luka, with $4.42 million in Series A, releases AI-powered chat bots" TechCrunch 4/8
Tech Stocks
  • "Wall Street pares gains as Gap Inc., retailers tumble; crude oil soars 6%: U.S. stocks pared healthy gains Friday as consumer-discretionary stocks, mainly retail and apparel companies like Gap Inc. ,sank, shifting investors' focus to shaky coming quarterly results." MarketWatch 4/8
  • "Stocks Pare Gains in Final Hour as Retail Overshadows Energy" TheStreet 4/8
  • "Chinese shoppers are buying fewer Prada bags: The Italian luxury brand Prada reported a 26.6% fall in net income in 2015 on Friday, blaming weak sales in China for the slump." CNNMoney 4/8
  • "Stocks blow big, early lead, finish only slightly highe" USA Today 4/8
  • "40% of Students Aren't Paying Back the Government: There's new concern over student loans as more than 40% of people who borrow from the government are not making their payments. That's nine million of the 22 million people with students loans who may never be able to pay their loans." FOXBusiness 4/8
  • "Stocks End Down On-Week, Despite Late Lift From Oil: Stocks around the globe declined this week as growth worries resurfaced" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/8
  • "Asian shares drop as investors pare risk in wake of yen's run: Shares in Asia fell Friday as investors pulled back from risk amid worries about the Japanese yen's strong run." MarketWatch 4/8
  • "European stocks boosted by oil, but log 4th straight losing week: European stocks ended the week on a strong footing on Friday, as investors ventured into riskier assets such as equities as oil prices rose and the Japanese yen retreated, while upbeat trade data lifted Germany's DAX 30 index." MarketWatch 4/8



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  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
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  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
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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"
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