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TechNN Archive: Thursday, April 14, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Sues Justice Dept., Seeking To Inform Customers About Seized Data" NPR 2:06 PM
  • "Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests" Reuters 2:06 PM
  • "Microsoft sues US government over secret requests for user data" ITworld 2:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Suing The Justice Department Over Secret Email Searches" BuzzFeed 2:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Cloud Searches" Nasdaq 2:06 PM
  • "Microsoft sues US government over data searches" CIO Dive 2:05 PM
  • "Microsoft sues DOJ over user privacy in data requests" Seeking Alpha 3:24 PM
  • "Microsoft's AI conjures up captions for your photos: Sometimes they're accurate, but at times, they're hilariously wrong." Engadget 5:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's CaptionBot AI misses the big picture:" CNET 5:12 PM
  • "Hands on with Microsoft's IoT starter kits: Connecting the world to Azure" ZDNet 6:39 AM
  • "Optional Windows update aims to protect Microsoft wireless mice against hijacking: The patch filters wireless mouse input to make sure no rogue keystrokes are passed to computers" Computerworld New Zealand 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update Features for Education" Thurrott 4:59 PM
  • "How Microsoft Office Is Helping Azure: The Redmond tech giant's customers are signing up for a growing number of its cloud services." The Motley Fool 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing automatic video summarization, Hyperlapse, OCR and more to Azure Media Services" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Forms officially announced, public preview starts today" MS Poweruser 9:52 AM
  • "It's time for Microsoft to turn the Xbox into a PC: The Xbox One is currently a Jack of all trades. It's time to master a few of them." Ars Technica 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Visual Studio Code for Windows, OS X and Linux hits 1.0" TechCrunch 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft has created an AI bot that captions photos and it's shockingly accurate" Business Insider 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft makes a big push for schools with Windows 10" The Verge 11:47 AM
  • "Intel Wants To Be Inside Your Robots And Drones" Seeking Alpha 5:45 AM
  • "MariaDB takes aim at Oracle after European partner recruitment spree: Vendor hits out at rival's 'expensive and complex' technology" Channelnomics 6:57 AM
  • "Next-gen Intel Pentium and Celeron chips are coming soon" Computerworld 6:36 AM
  • "Intel's next-generation Xeon Phi, Knights Landing, now shipping to developers" ExtremeTech 6:56 AM
  • "Instant Analysis: Intel Corporation's Fitness Tracker Just Got Smarter" The Motley Fool 6:57 AM
  • "Google And Rackspace: No Threat To Intel" Seeking Alpha 4:53 PM
  • "AMD get to 32GB GPUs first with the FirePro W9100: Old card with new memory makes creative types swoon" SemiAccurate 5:55 PM
  • "Dell upgrades SonicWALL SMA OS: Company updates SonicWall SMA 11.4 OS, enhances compliance features that ensures organizations can easily adhere to the most stringent industry & government norms" The Economic Times 6:33 AM
  • "Dell Statistica opens up to more platforms, courts 'citizen data scientists'" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Cisco to upskill networking experts in SA" IT Web 6:34 AM
  • "IBM and Oracle fortunes hit by rapid growth of PaaS, Gartner claims" ComputerWeekly 6:56 AM
  • "Business needs education in cloud value and security, study shows" ComputerWeekly 6:35 AM
  • "Room temp superconductors soon to come" EE Times Asia 5:44 AM
General Interest
  • "Yahoo Changes Employee-Severance Plan Ahead of Possible Sale" Bloomberg 9:08 PM
  • "LG Made Its Rollable Keyboard More Useful By Adding a Fifth Row of Keys" Gizmodo 11:03 AM
  • "Chrome 50 ends support for Windows XP, OS X 10.6, other old versions: This week's Chrome release gets serious about ending legacy OS support." Ars Technica 9:54 AM
  • "Banks Turn to Video to Improve Customer Engagement" eWeek 7:27 AM
  • "Android N: Here's what's inside the latest developer release" ZDNet 6:39 AM
  • "Blizzard is fending off a potential Lizard Squad cyberattack that's affecting Battle.net" VentureBeat 6:16 AM
  • "Sharp's ultra-cute RoboHon robot phone goes on sale next month for $1,800" The Verge 6:16 AM
  • "Sharp Gears Up for Robot Smartphone Release: Robohon runs on Android software" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:16 AM
  • "Sling TV Launches New Multi-Stream Version With Fox Channels: New $20-a-month option won't have the Disney channels that are available in single-stream package" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:16 AM
  • "Google releases TensorFlow 0.8 with added distributed computing smarts: Open source machine learning software can now suck data from hundreds of computers" The Inquirer 6:18 AM
  • "Google Fiber wants to beam wireless Internet to your home" Re/code 6:17 AM
  • "'Save to Google' Chrome extension compiles webpages for you: The feature keeps everything you save in a central location." Engadget 5:55 AM
  • "Google Moves to Combat Click Fraud on Ad Networks" eWeek 5:56 AM
  • "Google Calendar helps make the most of spare time" AFP Relax News 6:15 AM
  • "Facebook Unveils New Research Lab, Hires ex-Google Executive" TG Daily 6:16 AM
  • "Facebook announces its video rights management service" The Daily Dot 5:55 AM
  • "PayPal Credit comes to the UK with interest-free plans: ...for the first four months, anyway." Engadget 5:56 AM
  • "Fingerprint firms unlocking new markets beyond smartphones" Reuters 6:15 AM
  • "AMC is considering letting people text in movie theaters: Another instance of idiot people doing idiot things because they're idiots." Engadget 5:55 AM
  • "US cinema chain AMC set to allow customers to text during films" BBC 5:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Ovum Names IBM a Market Leader in Software Application Development Including Hybrid Cloud Environments: IBM wins praise in three separate software development and management related reports" PR Newswire 6:40 AM
Microsoft
  • "Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities: Security firm urges Windows users to uninstall media player." Ars Technica 8:12 PM
  • "The Minecraft Generation: How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching hundreds of millions of children to master the digital world." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft to open Minecraft education edition for all schools in June, free on the early access program" VentureBeat 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Reveals Schedule for Minecraft: Education Edition" Thurrott 4:59 PM
  • "Microsoft releases open source CentOS-based 'Linux Data Science Virtual Machine' for Azure" BetaNews 6:40 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "POTUS taps Uber chief security officer to be a part of a cyber security commission" Re/code 11:51 AM
  • "Here are the world leaders and global organizations who are embracing Snapchat" VentureBeat 7:21 AM
  • "The Tech Community Is Mobilizing Against the Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill" Re/code 6:31 AM
  • "European Parliament adopts tough new data protection rules" TechCrunch 6:16 AM
  • "Privacy Shield is still not good enough for EU data protection authorities: Article 29 Working Party slams Safe Harbor replacement as inadequate" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "Europol warns of cash machine malware boom: European cops and Trend Micro sorta spill the beans on ATM threat" The Inquirer 5:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "HTC 10 Performance Review: A Snapdragon 820 Powered Flagship" HotHardware 11:47 AM
  • "Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 is an attractive business tablet [Review] BetaNews 6:33 AM
  • "Inside Google's Plan to Make VR Amazing for Absolutely, Positively Everyone" Wired 6:18 AM
  • "Snapchat Should Start Paying Its Users, Investor Hunter Walk Says" Re/code 6:17 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "TPG signs multimillion-dollar deal with I-Med Network" ZDNet 6:17 AM
  • "Google for Entrepreneurs adds People Squared, its first partner in China" TechCrunch 6:16 AM
  • "Spiralling losses show Lazada desperately needed Alibaba investment" TechCrunch 6:17 AM
  • "UK's Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US" TechCrunch 6:17 AM
  • "Bigelow Aerospace partners with ULA to launch private space habitats" TechCrunch 6:17 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Flounder With 'Too Big to Fail' Earnings in Focus" TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Sanders' pledge for more bank regulation not impacting industry stocks" FOXBusiness 5:01 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 4,945.89 down -1.53 points" Nasdaq 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks pause, finish flat after big 2-day rally" USA Today 5:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed But Financials Rally Again: Bank earnings hold up better than expected, boosting the beaten-down sector" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:03 PM
  • "Nikkei closes 3.2% higher as yen slips again: China's choppy day ends in slight gain" MarketWatch 6:42 AM
  • "European stocks inch lower as caution creeps in ahead of Doha meeting: Oil sector weighs the most on European stocks" MarketWatch 6:43 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
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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"
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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"
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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