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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Dangerous Windows 10 flaw lets hackers secretly run any app on your PC" BGR 5:58 AM
  • "Microsoft tests candidates with baffling talk of certification exam 'price adjustments'" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 14332 Now Available, New Bug Bash Quests Inbound" Thurrott 6:28 PM
  • "Adobe partners with Box, Microsoft for enterprise cloud integration" GeekWire 6:07 AM
  • "Adobe's Document Cloud adds support for Box and Microsoft" TechCrunch 6:12 AM
  • "How Microsoft Learned Its Open Lessons" Forbes 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft testing app handoff feature for Windows 10" The Verge 6:10 AM
  • "Will there be a Microsoft car?" CNBC 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Made A Game-Changing Acquisition - Part 2" Seeking Alpha 6:07 AM
  • "Intel CEO Details Priorities Beyond PCs: Brian Krzanich said cloud computing is the most important trend that will shape the company's future" [Paid Membership Required] 5:57 PM
  • "Intel Seeing Some Internal Resistance to Diversity Efforts, CEO Says" eWeek 6:07 AM
  • "Intel job cuts worry N.M. city: City that grew in Intel's shadow has tried to diversify as chipmaker contracted" Associated Press 6:20 AM
  • "Intel: The Future is in the Cloud, and Moore's Law is Alive" PC Magazine 8:28 PM
  • "Intel explains its strategy for moving beyond the PC: Its CEO thinks the future is in the cloud." Engadget 5:46 PM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 Hotfix" AnandTech 6:19 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Software 16.4.2 offers full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX" Hexus 6:19 AM
  • "AMD's $300 Polaris 10 GPU reportedly offers similar performance to NVIDIA's GTX 980 ti" PC Games N 6:19 AM
  • "AMD finally really honestly launches the dual Fury: Now called Radeon Pro Duo and aimed at creators" SemiAccurate 3:58 PM
  • "AMD's Radeon Pro Duo formally launches, targets content creators and developers" ExtremeTech 10:18 AM
  • "AMD reveals Radeon Pro Duo dual GPU card targeted at VR developers: Claims it's 1.5 times more powerful than Nvidia's GTX Titan X" The Inquirer 10:18 AM
  • "Dell embraces open-source networking with new lines" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "Dell selects Transatel SIM card to 2-in-1 laptop series" Voice & Data 6:18 AM
  • "Why Data Center Growth Is so Important to Companies like Hewlett Packard" Market Realist 2:02 PM
  • "IBM adds to OpenStack cloud computing interoperability project" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "IBM says no, non, nein to Brexit: Now about your, er, offshoring plans, Big Blue...." The Register 6:37 AM
  • "IBM's Grady Booch Named IEEE-CS Computer Pioneer" eWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Here's Why Oracle Is About to Rally" TheStreet 6:38 AM
  • "IoT security spending to reach $348m in 2016: Gartner" ZDNet 6:07 AM
  • "3D NAND, advanced logic drive fab tool order surge" EE Times Asia 5:56 AM
  • "Nanoimprint lithography allows flexible transistor dev't" EE Times Asia 5:56 AM
  • "The PC industry needs to evolve or get ready for extinction" ZDNet 6:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Twitter stock plunges after revenue misses estimates" Reuters 8:28 PM
  • "Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer: Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies." InformationWeek 8:52 PM
  • "Gmail For Android Adds Microsoft Exchange Support: Google's Gmail on Android is now adding support for Microsoft Exchange accounts, fixing one of the email app's biggest shortcomings for mixing work and personal information." InformationWeek 11:34 AM
  • "Google targets Microsoft's mobile ambitions: Gmail Android now supports Exchange work email" ZDNet 6:03 AM
  • "WiFi Security Issues Make Businesses Nervous: A global report from iPass revealed 20 percent of organizations plan to enforce bans on using public WiFi in the future." eWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Google To Face Stiff Competition On Video Revenues From The Other 3 FANGs" Seeking Alpha 10:12 AM
  • "Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you: You can grab it any way you want without hurting yourself." Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, for the summer: It'll be available between May 23rd and September 3rd." Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile added 2.2 million new customers in Q1 2016, revenue up 10%" iMore 7:13 AM
  • "T-Mobile revenue jumps 10.6 percent" Reuters 6:27 AM
  • "Dogspectus: Android ransomware is silently installing bad apps/Beware adverts bearing JavaScript" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "Spotify denies hack after users' personal data shows up on Pastebin: So it probably has been breached, then" The Inquirer 6:16 AM
  • "Panasonic's pink Dalek delivery bot has been cleared for hospital work" The Verge 6:10 AM
  • "MakerBot no longer 'Made in Brooklyn'" Neowin 6:12 AM
  • "Uber aims to retain its 1099 workforce with a few new in-app perks" TechCrunch 6:12 AM
  • "Facebook Is Planning Its Own Camera App to Get You to Share More Stuff" Time 6:11 AM
  • "Logitech's Harmony app brings smart home control to Android TV: Activities can control temperature, lighting and sound with a single click of the remote." Engadget 6:07 AM
  • "Phishing remains a data breach weapon of choice, says Verizon" ZDNet 6:03 AM
  • "Email 'most popular phishing tool'" BBC 5:59 AM
  • "BeautifulPeople hack: dating site data pimped out online" The Inquirer 6:06 AM
  • "Samsung Pay is the top mobile payment app in South Korea" ZDNet 6:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Board Approves Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend for the 21st Consecutive Year" Business Wire 11:41 AM
  • "Free Microsoft OneDrive storage will be slashed to just 5GB in July -- here's what you need to know" BetaNews 6:38 AM
  • "5 Reasons to have a Dedicated Server for Minecraft" Among Tech 5:59 AM
  • "Google Accused of Enabling Photography Piracy" Time 9:55 PM
  • "US plan to drop 'cyber bombs' on ISIS will change the meaning of the term cyber war" ExtremeTech 7:29 AM
  • "Amazon sues 'Buy Amazon Reviews' and four other sites in new crackdown on bogus reviews" GeekWire 6:04 AM
  • "Amazon Is Taking More Fake Reviewers to Court" Gizmodo 6:04 AM
  • "Kindle Oasis review roundup: Here's what critics are saying" BGR 3:58 PM
  • "Huawei P9 review: Great camera, great design, and ghastly software/Emotion UI and its questionable Android tweaks are alive and well." Ars Technica 10:15 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro Duo Preview: Dual Fiji Claims 1.3X Radeon R9 295 Performance" HotHardware 10:12 AM
  • "Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There/The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile: and succeeding at it: isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points." InformationWeek 6:27 AM
  • "Dropbox's new magical placeholders save you hard drive space" The Verge 6:15 AM
  • "Dropbox's latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage" TechCrunch 6:11 AM
  • "Acer Aspire S 13 hands-on review: We see whether cut costs equal cut corners" The Inquirer 6:04 AM
  • "With 5 Years of Official Support, Is Ubuntu Mate the last OS an old PC needs?" hittingthesweetspot 5:55 AM
  • "HTC Vive Teardown" iFixit 5:55 AM
  • "What's Inside the HTC Vive" Gizmodo 6:48 AM
  • "Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial Raises $4.5 Billion in Largest Private Tech Funding Round: China's Ant Financial raises fresh funds at a roughly $60 billion valuation" [Paid Membership Required] 6:10 AM
  • "Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate that operates Alipay, raises $4.5B at a $60B valuation" TechCrunch 6:11 AM
  • "Indian digital payments company TranServ gets $15M to launch new financial products" TechCrunch 6:12 AM
  • "Europe's Tado raises another $23M to grow smart thermostat and AC control business" TechCrunch 6:11 AM
  • "Lendix grabs $13.5 million to become a leading European P2P lending platform" TechCrunch 6:11 AM
  • "Spark shuffles execs amidst 'strategic transformation'" ZDNet 6:07 AM
  • "Nokia will buy Withings for $191 million: The French health and wearables outfit will become a part of the former phone maker by the end of this year." Engadget 6:07 AM
  • "Nokia is buying smartwatch and health-tracking company Withings for €170m" ZDNet 6:04 AM
  • "Nokia's About to Go Crazy With Digital Health Hardware" Gizmodo 6:04 AM
  • "Nokia to buy connected health gadgets firm Withings for $191 million: Withings makes app-managed and connected healthcare and home monitoring gadgets" IDG News Service 5:58 AM
  • "Japan Consortium Misses Out on $38.5 Billion Australian Submarine Deal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:15 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Go Nowhere as Health Slump Cancels Out Energy Spike" TheStreet 5:09 PM
  • "Case-Shiller: U.S. Home-Price Growth Continued in February" FOXBusiness 5:10 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: S&P 500 Ekes Out Gain; Nasdaq Ends Lower As Apple Earnings Loom" Nasdaq 5:11 PM
  • "Stock futures higher ahead of Fed meeting" USA Today 6:30 AM
  • "Stocks Inch Lower Ahead of Central Bank Meetings: Investors cautious before Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan rate decisions" [Paid Membership Required] 11:39 AM
  • "Asian stocks mixed as investors await central bank meetings" MarketWatch 6:31 AM
  • "European stocks set to break 3-day losing streak after upbeat earnings" MarketWatch 6:31 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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