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TechNN Archive: Saturday, April 23, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits: Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other, deciding to handle any future potential conflicts through collaboration, rather than in the courts." InformationWeek 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft, Google make regulatory peace treaty" AFP 9:01 AM
  • "Google And Microsoft Get Along, Stop Regulatory Complaints" Tech Times 9:01 AM
  • "Under the hood of Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Phases Out Xbox 360 After More Than 10 Years In The Market" The Inquisitr 9:01 AM
  • "Intel execs got threats over the company's push for diversity: Even the world's biggest chipmaker isn't safe from harassment." Engadget 9:23 PM
  • "Chinese firm at center of cyber fears: Ever since Chinese computer maker Lenovo spent billions of dollars to acquire IBM's personal-computer and server businesses, some lawmakers have called on federal agencies to stop using the company's equipment out of concerns over Chinese spying." Washington Post 9:03 AM
  • "The sound in your skull could be the ultimate password you'll never forget" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "This one chart explains why cybersecurity is so important" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Nadella: Four in five enterprise customers piloting Windows 10/Windows 10 adoption occurring at twice the rate experienced by Windows 7, Microsoft CEO claims as Q3 results disappoint" CRN UK 4/22
  • "Why all this talk of Windows being 'hurt' isn't quite what it seems" TechRadar UK 4/22
  • "Microsoft Solidifies Its Competitive Position" Morningstar 4/22
  • "Microsoft's Q3 worse than predicted due to ongoing smartphone woes" The Inquirer 4/22
  • "Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales" InformationWeek 4/22
  • "Microsoft tops list of America's 100 'Best Corporate Citizens' of 2016" Windows Central 4/22
  • "Microsoft's Prospects Look Sunny, But Rain Clouds Linger" Fortune 4/22
  • "Strong Surface Sales Highlighted In Microsoft Earnings Report" Digital Trends 4/22
  • "Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights 3rd Quarter Results" Light Reading 4/22
  • "Microsoft sees fall in revenue and profit but cloud and Office grow: Microsoft saw revenue and profit fall as it reported its latest round of financial results, but the company's much-heralded cloud and Office software businesses continue to grow." Business Reporter 4/22
  • "Microsoft: Cloud Growth Fails to Offset Overall Revenue Decline" Light Reading 4/22
  • "Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 growth slows" The Register 4/22
  • "Windows 10's upgrade model temporarily wipes $1.6B from Microsoft's books" Computerworld 4/22
  • "Microsoft shares dive after disappointing earnings, but outlook is stable" Neowin 4/22
  • "Microsoft's doing well, but Lumia smartphone sales are tanking" TrustedReviews 4/22
  • "Microsoft Q3 pulled down by higher tax, weak software sales" Telecompaper 4/22
  • "Microsoft's Windows Phone results: Not pretty, but cloud saves the day" Alphr 4/22
  • "Microsoft, Google make peace after decade of fighting" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 4/22
  • "Microsoft, Google: We'll Stop It With the Regulatory Battles" PC Magazine 4/22
  • "Microsoft agrees to stop complaining to authorities about Google, but will it get anything in return?" MS Power User 4/22
  • "Microsoft and Google agree to work out regulatory disputes" Engadget 4/22
  • "Microsoft and Google hug it out, agree to withdraw regulatory complaints" Android Central 4/22
  • "Microsoft joins lawsuit in fight for individual privacy" CSO 4/22
  • "9 ways IBM Watson is changing your world for the better" The Memo 4/22
  • "CMC Telecom and IBM Viet Nam cooperates in security services" bizhub 4/22
  • "HP Elite x3 smartphone, laptop might actually launch in June" SlashGear 4/22
  • "HP Pavilion x360 13: Balanced performance, good battery life (Tech Review)" IndiaTimes 4/22
  • "Dell looking at higher debt mountain to buy EMC" The Register 4/22
  • "Deals of the Day: Dell May Have to Pay Up, Goldman Settles Tibco Suit" WSJ Blogs 4/22
  • "Dell-owned SecureWorks IPO falls below expectations" SiliconRepublic 4/22
  • "Dell SecureWorks, 2016's first tech IPO, fizzles on Wall Street" Reuters 4/22
  • "Dell's SecureWorks Prices I.P.O. at $14" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/22
  • "Dell tempts Microsoft, SAP, General Electric and others into IoT Partner Programme" V3 4/22
  • "Intel refocusing itself, and its revenue stream, on cloud" Computerworld 4/22
  • "Why Intel Is Laying Off Thousands of Workers" Time 4/22
  • "Why Intel's problem won't be Apple's problem" Macworld 4/22
  • "Intel and Microsoft face different challenges in shifts to cloud" The Star: Malaysia 4/22
  • "Intel's Mobile Head Evans Said to Decide to Stay at Chipmaker" Bloomberg 4/22
  • "Focus on Intel: Tech giant retooling means others must worry" The Irish Times 4/22
  • "AMD Surges After Big Q1 Beat and Solid Q2 Guidance" Investopedia 4/22
  • "AMD announces Q1 2016 earnings" VR Zone 4/22
  • "AMD aims to be China server player via joint venture" ZDNet 4/22
  • "Hands up, who prayed for AMD? Well, it worked: Mini-Chipzilla licenses CPU tech to Chinese manufacturer – and the crowd goes wild" Channel Register 4/22
  • "AMD Strikes CPU Licensing Deal With Chinese Company To Penetrate Lucrative Asian Server Market" HotHardware 4/22
  • "AMD announces deal to build custom CPUs for the Chinese government" VR Zone 4/22
  • "AMD GPU Roadmap For 2016-2018: What To Expect" Tech Times 4/22
  • "New AMD hardware suggests next-gen consoles this year and next" Neowin 4/22
  • "Are AMD's 3 new gaming chips destined for PS4K, Xbox One Slim, and Nintendo NX?" Geek 4/22
  • "AMD again hints at three upcoming new console launches" MCV UK 4/22
  • "AMD 'design wins' suggest three upcoming console reveals" Eurogamer 4/22
  • "AMD's 'design wins' point to new console hardware in 2016" GamesIndustry 4/22
  • "AMD Has Rough Q1, but Chinese Licensing Deal Brings Hope" eWeek 4/22
  • "Cisco fixes DoS flaws in wireless LAN controllers, other products" Tech Central 4/22
  • "Hyundai joins forces with Cisco to develop connected-car tech" INAUTONEWS 4/22
  • "How Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei & Cisco tap India's smart cities project to create new revenue streams" The Economic Times 4/22
General Interest
  • "Will Facebook Pay Users to Post? The answer for most users is probably no, but Facebook could be considering letting users ask others for donations." The Motley Fool 9:11 PM
  • "Here's why consumers are increasingly turning to streaming media devices to view content" Business Insider 5:41 PM
  • "Facebook was the victim of a backdoor hack: Someone was trying to steal Facebook workers' account details." Engadget 5:40 PM
  • "Wearables not just for your wrist: Xmetrics CEO" ReadWrite 11:53 AM
  • "Esports league bans YouPorn's pro gamer squad" VentureBeat 11:53 AM
  • "Comcast customers hate data caps, but making customers hurt is all part of the plan" The Verge 1:47 PM
  • "Consumer Complaints About Broadband Caps Are Soaring" DSL Reports 10:48 AM
  • "The Disruption Of Mobile Video Report: How Facebook and Snapchat are changing the game" Business Insider 10:03 AM
  • "Why half of developers don't have a computer science degree" The Next Web 9:04 AM
  • "Qualcomm's earnings indicate comeback could arrive in 2016" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa can now add events to Google Calendar" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Podcast: Tech Earnings from Intel, Microsoft, Google and Verizon" Tech.pinions 8:38 AM
  • "The Average Webpage Is Now the Size of the Original Doom" Wired 8:31 AM
  • "The Cracker Jack 'Prize' Is Now a QR Code" Gizmodo 4/22
  • "How to use Google Keep's new labels and Chrome extension" PCWorld 4/22
  • "Google's biggest enterprise cloud computing challenge: Playing catch-up" ZDNet 4/22
  • "Android N preview breaks out beyond Google's Nexus - to Sony's Xperia Z3" ZDNet 4/22
  • "Laptop dock for Android: The $99 Superbook" ZDNet 4/22
  • "Android device updates: AT&T LG V10, T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ next up for Marshmallow" PCWorld 4/22
  • "Amazon locks top games behind a Prime paywall (updated)" Engadget 4/22
  • "Amazon Fire and Fire Kids Edition tablets get new colors and additional storage options" BetaNews 4/22
  • "Uber strikes $100M class-action settlement to keep drivers independent contractors" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "Facebook usage over Tor passes 1M per month" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "Why Sling TV multi-stream plans are missing ESPN and Disney (for now)" PCWorld 4/22
  • "Streaming service Sling TV will add MTV, Comedy Central, Nick Jr & more, following Viacom deal" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "Sony's PS4.5 'Neo' Specs Revealed, End of an Era for Microsoft" Digital Digest 4/22
  • "Rocket Internet's Zen Rooms expands its budget hotel network to Brazil" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "Over 10 billion shirts and shoes will soon talk back to you via your phone" TechCrunch 4/22
Press Releases
  • "QNAP Launches 4-bay TBS-453A M.2 SSD NASbook: the World's First M.2 SSD NAS With Built-in Hardware-based Network Switch" PRNewswire 4/22
  • "This is how Material Design looks on Chrome OS, rolling out now: Coming later to Windows and OS X" The Verge 5:40 PM
  • "Bill Gates' worst decisions as CEO, according to a longtime Microsoft exec" Business Insider 4:30 PM
  • "Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances; Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup" InformationWeek 12:28 PM
  • "Former Microsoft engineer founds parent-focused social network Bloom" GeekWire 11:22 AM
  • "The Chinese Have Cloned Microsoft's Ultimate Laptop Too" Softpedia 9:01 AM
  • "Oppenheimer reiterated its Buy rating on Microsoft Corporation shares following mixed the company's mixed third quarter results release" The Country Caller 9:00 AM
  • "The studio behind Minecraft just released a free strategy game on Steam" The Verge 4/22
  • "Microsoft Drops Big Windows 10 Update for Beta Testers" PC Magazine 4/22
  • "Microsoft gives testers first look at the Windows 10 upgrade slated to debut this summer" Computerworld 4/22
  • "We're updating our console reviews, starting with the Xbox One!" Engadget 4/22
  • "Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 introduces an improved Start menu, and loads of exciting new features" BetaNews 4/22
  • "Mammoth Windows 10 Insider preview adds new Anniversary Update features galore" PCWorld 4/22
  • "Windows Ink, Cortana improvements and more arrive in the latest Windows 10 build out now" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "Recovering a Lost Windows Password" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/22
  • "Is Microsoft's Office dev platform ready to go mainstream?" The Register 4/22
  • "Microsoft ackowledges problems with buggy Office 2013 patch KB 3114941" InfoWorld 4/22
  • "Nigeria others to receive Microsoft grants to close gap in computer science - Vanguard News" Vanguard 4/22
  • "Why enterprise developers could save Windows 10 Mobile | CIO" CIO 4/22
  • "Top 10 tips, tricks, fixes and tweaks for Windows 10" V3 4/22
  • "Surface is winning, but Microsoft still needs to up its game" TechRadar UK 4/22
  • "Dropbox to end support for Windows XP from 26 June" V3 4/22
  • "Microsoft Translator For Android Now Offers Image Translation And More: Here's The Deal" Tech Times 4/22
  • "Windows phones' free-fall may force Microsoft to push harder on Windows 10 adoption" PCWorld 4/22
  • "Microsoft Windows phone biz is dead -- here is clear proof [updated] Computerworld 4/22
  • "Hands-on with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14327" Neowin 4/22
  • "Surface Pro 5: What we know about the specs, price and release date of the next Microsoft tablet" CNET 4/22
  • "Microsoft Edge tips and tricks: Questions about the new Windows 10 web browser answered" BT 4/22
  • "Edge for beginners: Find your way around Microsoft's all-new web browser for Windows 10" BT 4/22
  • "Windows 10 2-in-1s: Acer unveils Switch Alpha 12, liquid-cooled Surface Pro rival" ZDNet 4/22
  • "Congress asks the NSA how often it spies on Americans: A House letter asks if surveillance is sweeping up US residents by mistake." Engadget 6:46 PM
  • "In Europe vs. Google, neither side is totally right" VentureBeat 11:53 AM
  • "Dutch police seize encrypted communication network with 19,000 users" Reuters 4/22
  • "Can Wi-Fi industry keep up with IoT?" ReadWrite 2:28 PM
  • "As UX meets IoT, the need for screens will go away" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Is VR Too Dangerous For Kids? We Asked The Experts" Digital Trends 8:42 AM
  • "The FBI is working hard to keep you unsafe" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Bank's dodgy cost-cutting led to $80 million hack" Engadget 4/22
  • "Solar Impulse 2 begins sun-powered flight to California" Engadget 4/22
  • "A high-tech solution to China's smog problem" Engadget 4/22
  • "Key battle looms in the war to protect privacy" InfoWorld 4/22
  • "Nearly half of EU businesses don't know where their data's located" BetaNews 4/22
  • "Chip-enabled cards lead to a decrease in fraudulent transactions in US" BetaNews 4/22
  • "Digital data and the fine line between you and your government" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "GE Power opens Advanced Manufacturing Works, eyes prototyping speed" ZDNet 4/22
  • "Don't Dismiss Georgia Tech's $6,600 Online Master's Degree" PC Magazine 4/22
  • "How to Remove Malware From Your PC" PC Magazine 4/22
  • "CareerFoundry raises $5M to make learning tech skills more social" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "BioBeats raises $2.28M for its platform to replace human stress therapists" TechCrunch 4/22
  • "Inspection-by-drone company gets $3.25M in energy sector funding" ZDNet 4/22
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq ends lower on weak earnings; Dow, S&P eke out gains: Microsoft, Alphabet shares plunge after disappointing earnings" MarketWatch 4/22
  • "Nasdaq Deep in Red for 2016 as Alphabet, Microsoft Slump" TheStreet 4/22
  • "Stocks end mixed; GOOGL, MSFT pounded" USA Today 4/22
  • "Market Strategist: Earnings Showing a Bit of Caution" FOXBusiness 4/22
  • "Tech Shares Drop After Disappointing Earnings Reports: Dow, S&P 500 still post weekly gains" [Paid Membership Required] 4/22
  • "Japan stocks score second week of gains as yen plunges: Japan's Nikkei Stock Average gained for a second consecutive week, as the yen weakened and hopes built among traders that the Bank of Japan will provide more economic stimulus." MarketWatch 4/22
  • "European stocks log loss as fear of emission scandal dents car makers: European stocks finished lower Friday, dragged down by a disappointing round of inflation data as well as concerns that a car emission-test scandal could spread." MarketWatch 4/22

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  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
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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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