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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 11, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft offers first major endorsement of new EU-U.S. data pact" Reuters 9:01 AM
  • "Inside Microsoft's build-a-bot strategy" ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft endorses Windows 10 November Update as the official current build for businesses" V3 8:52 AM
  • "The 3 reasons why Azure and cloud are the heart of the new Microsoft" TechRepublic 9:05 AM
  • "11% of machines still using Windows XP" CRN 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Windows 10 roadmap, including July Anniversary Edition" ITProPortal 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Reveals New Windows 10 Features Coming in the Anniversary Update" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update Will Let You Unlock the PC with a Smartwatch" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Clock Is Ticking for Windows Vista As It Enters Last Year of Support" Softpedia 8:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 roadmap shows that Microsoft has plenty of tricks up its sleeve" TechRadar UK 8:43 AM
  • "Windows 10's new Linux system essentials" Tech Central 8:42 AM
  • "New Windows 10 build loaded with changes" Tech Central 8:42 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 9 appears in new Microsoft files" IT PRO 8:59 AM
  • "Windows 9 Reference Shows Up in New Microsoft Documentation" Softpedia 8:41 AM
  • "IBM joins hands with Reliance Communications to provide cloud services" Business Today 8:34 AM
  • "A closer look at HP's new revolutionary memory technology" TechRadar UK 8:31 AM
  • "Dell-EMC set to snatch HPE's crown in $29bn cloud market" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Dell's SecureWorks valued at $1.42 billion in year's first tech IPO" Reuters 1:48 PM
  • "Dell plans to IPO a company it bought for $612 million and make it worth $1.4 billion" Business Insider 4:48 PM
  • "Utilitywise forms IoT technology partnership with Dell" ShareCast 8:29 AM
  • "Dell's SecureWorks Unit Valued at up to $1.42B in IPO" Reuters 8:29 AM
  • "Dell's SecureWorks Could Raise $180 Million in IPO" [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Dell cyber security unit SecureWorks valued at $1.42 bln in IPO" Reuters 8:28 AM
  • "Dell/EMC will rule the cloud, for a while" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "Intel CEO's Qualcomm Recruit Causes Upheaval in Senior Ranks" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "4 GMIT students named as finalists in Intel Galileo competition" SiliconRepublic 8:24 AM
  • "AMD's VR-ready Radeon Pro graphics card arriving sooner than you think" TechRadar UK 8:08 AM
  • "The hidden software tricks AMD and Nvidia use to supercharge VR gaming" PCWorld 8:07 AM
  • "Nintendo NX Has AMD GPU, 4K Capabilities, 6-8 GB of RAM - Rumor" Softpedia 8:07 AM
  • "Dual-Fiji AMD Radeon Pro Duo cards could be coming in three weeks" PC & Tech Authority 8:07 AM
  • "Oracle redesigns EMEA Alliances and Channel organisation" ITP Technology 8:03 AM
  • "Enterprise network spend hits the brakes – and Cisco's OK with that" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "PC Shipments Fall in Latest Quarter: Gartner estimated world-wide PC shipments in the first quarter were 64.8 million units, down 9.6% from a year earlier" [Paid Membership Required] 6:21 PM
General Interest
  • "Facebook is succeeding where Google should have dominated" Business Insider 8:35 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might be waterproof and dustproof" Mashable 2:53 PM
  • "Antitrust pressure on Google's Android builds as Russia's fine looms" VentureBeat 12:10 PM
  • "How to make Google Cardboard: Turn any Android phone or iPhone into a virtual reality headset from £3" PC Advisor 9:15 AM
  • "Google's Voice Access app lets you control Android devices by speaking" VentureBeat 7:45 PM
  • "Google Voice Access lets you tap and scroll through apps, fingers deemed unnecessary" The Next Web 4:04 PM
  • "Google Fiber drops 'free,' 5 Mbps Internet service" The Oregonian 9:15 AM
  • "Israel to Levy New Taxes on Google, Facebook in Policy Shift" Bloomberg 9:15 AM
  • "Taxman could make 'Israeli firms' Google and Facebook pay up" Times of Israel 9:13 AM
  • "Mississippi can resume Google investigation; critics hit draft encryption bill; U.S. to push Apple in New York drug case" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:13 AM
  • "Brands Losing Trust In Google To Serve Most Valuable Search Results" MediaDailyNews 9:12 AM
  • "Google's cute two-legged robot climb stairs, go for a stroll on the beach and even lift weights - People's Daily Online" Mail Online 9:11 AM
  • "New cloud platform streamlines Android app development" BetaNews 12:15 PM
  • "Now that's a suitor! The Daily Mail talks to private equity firms as it FLIRTS WITH YAHOO BID" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "Yahoo extends deadline, Verizon and Google reportedly preparing bids" CIO Dive 9:16 AM
  • "Ford tests Lidar-equipped car in pitch darkness" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Facebook's using F8 proceeds to fund Dev Bootcamp scholarships for underrepresented people in tech" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Facebook Bots Are a Tough Sell After Microsoft Tay's Racist Tirade" Bloomberg 8:51 AM
  • "Jaguar Land Rover launches InMotion, a startup studio to build mobility apps and services" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "HTC 10 promotional video leaks ahead of launch event" VentureBeat 12:12 PM
  • "A nail in the coffin for Firefox? Mozilla struggles to redefine browser" CNET 9:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "AudioCodes Adds Support for Microsoft's Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition" PRNewswire 9:05 AM
  • "2016 Class of Dell Scholars Announced and Recipients Follow in Footsteps of 3,065 Other Low-Income Students Graduating College at a Rate Nearly 4x National Average" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
  • "Vonage® gUnify™ Connector for Oracle Sales Cloud Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace" PRNewswire 8:04 AM
  • "Rabih Dabboussi spent 20 years with Cisco in various leadership roles, most recently as Managing Director of Cisco UAE" PRNewswire 8:02 AM
  • "Facebook and Microsoft say they've eliminated the gender pay gap" Mashable 5:00 PM
  • "Microsoft ships first Windows 10 upgrade to corporate PCs" Computerworld 9:07 AM
  • "Marking Up Web Pages in Windows 10" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:07 AM
  • "Movies & TV app for Windows 10 gets minor downloading improvement" WinBeta 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft adds picture zoom and more to latest Sway app update for Windows 10" WinBeta 9:05 AM
  • "Windows leaps into the NVM revolution" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge becomes an adblocker... of sorts" Sophos 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft AI creates 'new' Rembrandt painting" netimperative 8:50 AM
  • "3 fixes for a dead Windows 10 Start menu" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Netflix and Chill Even More As Official Windows Phone App Gets Updated" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "How Remedy's Sam Lake stepped up the ambition and creativity of Quantum Break" VentureBeat 12:08 PM
  • "Quantum Break becomes the best-selling new IP of the generation for Microsoft" MS Power User 8:57 AM
  • "Quantum Break Is Microsoft's 'Biggest Selling New Ip This Generation'" IGN 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft bags their first chart topper of 2016" Games Asylum 8:51 AM
  • "Quantum Break is Microsoft's 'biggest selling new IP' this generation" Window Central 8:49 AM
  • "Quantum Break is Microsoft's biggest-selling new IP on Xbox One" Video Gamer 8:49 AM
  • "Quantum Break is 'biggest selling, new Microsoft Studios IP this generation'" VG24/7 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft reduce free online storage limits" Tame Bay 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.218 Ready to Launch" Softpedia 8:43 AM
  • "Kaspersky Small Office Security Is the Leader in New AV-TEST Research under Windows 10" Sky News 8:42 AM
  • "Former Microsoft HoloLens man: It's NOT about gaming" The Register 8:41 AM
  • "Indian Windows Phone Fans Outraged by Lumia 650's High Price" Softpedia 8:41 AM
  • "Unions Representing About 40,000 Verizon Workers Call for Strike: Employees have been working without a contract since August" [Paid Membership Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Texas Attorney General charged in 32-bit 'eco-friendly server scam'" The Register 4:04 PM
  • "GOP lawmakers try to limit FCC's ability to help consumers: Republicans in Congress push rate regulation ban and cuts to low-income program." Ars Technica 2:28 PM
  • "Calling all entrepreneurs: France wants your help to build a strong economic future...and its wallet is open" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft: Privacy Shield is good - but it's not enough to protect your personal data" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft offers first major endorsement of new EU-U.S. data pact" VentureBeat 12:09 PM
  • "Microsoft throws its support behind EU-US Privacy Shield" BetaNews 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Support EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework To Protect Customer Privacy" MS Power User 8:58 AM
  • "Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot: Why do we even bother with security software?" The Register 4:22 PM
  • "LG G5 review: Bolder doesn't always mean better" Engadget 2:37 PM
  • "Smart spray can turns photos into large-scale street art" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Smart umbrella tells you when it's going to rain" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Festo's flying sphere makes the creepiest drone deliveries" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "Layer3 vows to fix cable TV, not replace it" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "Lytro's first pro movie camera is designed for visual effects magic" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves" Engadget 12:31 PM
  • "Watch the first live VR surgery stream on April 14th" Engadget 12:30 PM
  • "The Internet of Things in 2016 -- where is it headed and what are your plans?" BetaNews 12:16 PM
  • "How phone agnostic beacon technology will revolutionize mobile payments" BetaNews 12:16 PM
  • "Record everything launched on a PC with Process Logger Service" BetaNews 12:15 PM
  • "Lytro's new Cinema camera is designed to help filmmakers nail that 'impossible shot'" VentureBeat 12:10 PM
  • "Deluxe VR offers creative services for virtual reality productions" VentureBeat 12:09 PM
  • "As on-demand startups fizzle, Zirx moves cars for other companies, not individuals" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Lewk is an algorithmically curated monthly menswear box" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "The door-to-door economy: Piloting the giants" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Home improvement platform Houzz enters Singapore, its second Asian market" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "These two apps let you pretend you actually handwrote that greeting card" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "HP 15-inch Spectre x360 review: A high quality laptop built for the mainstream UK" Ars Technica 8:31 AM
  • "NFL won't stream London games after reaching Twitter deal" The Verge 2:29 PM
  • "Daily Mail Looks to Expand U.S. Audience: U.K. media company considers buying parts of Yahoo" [Paid Membership Required] 6:34 PM
  • "Daily Mail Eyes Yahoo Assets: Yahoo is attracting interest from the Daily Mail. A deal could help the UK media company's online efforts." InformationWeek 1:49 PM
  • "Marxent raises $10 million for in-store AR visualizations" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
  • "Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Leader Marxent Secures $10 Million" VentureBeat 12:10 PM
  • "Europe's Octopus Ventures tops up early stage fund with further £100M" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "London's Delivery Cube 'pauses' logistics operations to focus on tech platform" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "Betaworks' botcamp wants to give 10 chatbot startups $200k" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "DocSend raises $8M for smarter document sharing" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "U.S. venture capital firms just gathered up the most money they've raised in a decade" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks cough up oil-fueled gains to end lower: Consumer staples, health-care stocks lead losses; dollar struggles to recover against yen" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Wall Street Grows Gloomy as Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Reports" TheStreet 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks were higher, but they had lost much of their early gains going into the lunch hour Monday." Investor's Business Daily 11:21 AM
  • "Stocks slip as earnings season kicks off" USA Today 4:17 PM
  • "U.S. Banks' Dismal 1Q May Spell Trouble for 2016: Analysts say it has been the worst start to the year since the financial crisis in 2007-2008 and expect poor first-quarter results when reporting begins this week." Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Stocks Turn Lower as Earnings Season Gets Under Way: Aluminum maker Alcoa unofficially kicks off earnings season after the market close" [Paid Membership Required] 4:16 PM
  • "China stocks aided by soft inflation data, but strong yen hurts Nikkei: China shares jumped Monday on expectations that soft inflation leaves room for authorities to stimulate the economy through further monetary easing." MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "European stocks end higher, getting a lift from Italian banks: European stocks finished higher Monday, aided by a rally in Italian bank shares and advances within the commodities group." MarketWatch 11:17 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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