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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft fingered for Western Euro PC tragedy: The decision to kill off Windows with Bing heaps misery on OEMs/Microsoft last year effectively murdered one part of the mobile PC market that was going gangbusters - Windows with Bing (WwB) - and unsurprisingly this is now reflected in weaker sales across Western Europe." The Register 9:25 AM
  • "Genetics startup Twist Bioscience is working with Microsoft to store the world's data in DNA" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft experiments with DNA storage: 1,000,000,000 TB in a gram/Reading and writing are a bit of a chore, but it keeps data safe for thousands of years." Ars Technica 6:04 PM
  • "Microsoft claims it's 'committed' to Windows 10 Mobile" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft: We're Still Committed to Windows 10 Mobile" PC Magazine 12:14 PM
  • "Why has Microsoft stopped being beastly to Google?" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 365 Growth Story in Fiscal 3Q16" Market Realist 8:47 AM
  • "Is There Value In IBM And Microsoft?" Forbes 11:20 AM
  • "IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing" IDG News Service 7:41 AM
  • "IBM Refreshes Its Flash Storage for Cloud Service Providers" eWeek 8:00 PM
  • "IBM Watson to build tech with Sesame Street" CNNMoney 11:46 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Wanna walk the plank voluntarily? You got it" The Register 11:20 AM
  • "Intel Layoffs Are 'Significant' In Oregon, The State's Largest Private Employer" NPR 8:44 AM
  • "Intel reportedly laying off 560 at 2 Chandler facilities" Associated Press 8:44 AM
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich lays out his vision of the future" SiliconANGLE 8:44 AM
  • "Intel CEO: Cloud, IoT, 5G, Moore's Law and customer-programmable chips will determine future of restructured company" Computing 8:44 AM
  • "Intel looks beyond PCs to the cloud and Internet of Things" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Intel sees its future in shift to cloud computing" domain-b 8:44 AM
  • "Intel CEO's Manifesto Details Cloud, IoT Strategy" InformationWeek 12:14 PM
  • "Intel looks to reimagine OpenStack while CoreOS puts it inside Kubernetes" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Intel: OpenStack is at a 'crossroads' and needs to be reimagined" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "Intel Says USB Type-C Digital Audio Should Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack" NDTV Gadgets 8:44 AM
  • "Intel wants to replace headphone jack with USB-C" Fudzilla 8:45 AM
  • "Why a reformed AMD is going all in on VR, rather than badmouthing Nvidia" Ars Technica UK 8:42 AM
  • "AMD news points to three new gaming consoles" TechnoBuffalo 8:43 AM
  • "AMD's Earnings Surpassed Expectations; Should You Buy It Now?" TheStreet 8:43 AM
  • "Oracle Combines Marketing Apps, Data Services" Fortune 12:10 PM
General Interest
  • "Samsung Biologics plans IPO this year, seen worth as much as $2.6 billion" Reuters 9:43 PM
  • "Samsung's Profit Beats Forecast Thanks to Early Phone Debut" Bloomberg 9:40 PM
  • "Samsung Profit Rises on Strong Early Shipments of Galaxy S7: World's largest smartphone maker logs $4.6 billion profit, reversing 40% dip in previous quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:02 PM
  • "Samsung is making a dedicated VR headset: You won't need a Galaxy phone to immerse yourself." Engadget 6:34 PM
  • "Exclusive: VMware Cloud Chief Exits" Fortune 4:28 PM
  • "PayPal revenue jumps as it adds users, processes more payments" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "SanDisk Doubles Profit, Beats Expectations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth: Social network also announces proposal to create new class of nonvoting stock" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:54 PM
  • "Facebook revenue beats estimates as mobile ad sales surge" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "Facebook's Profit Triples, Outpacing Forecasts and Its Peers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Facebook reports surge in users, strong profits in first quarter" ZDNet 4:13 PM
  • "Facebook triples quarterly profits" BBC 4:09 PM
  • "Zuckerberg seeks to tighten grip as Facebook results surge" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "There's still no stopping Facebook: The company's latest earnings blew away Wall Street estimates." Engadget 4:04 PM
  • "Worldwide smartphone growth stalls in the first quarter" ZDNet 2:59 PM
  • "HTC reportedly building two Android N devices for Google" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Most breaches are still caused by PEBKAC and ID10T errors like falling for phishing: Open. Clickety click. Pwned. Humans are still the weak security link, falling for phishing even more often than before, which leads to breaches." Computerworld 12:10 PM
  • "Ad-block software is approaching 200 million users — here's how publishers are reacting" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Google's self-driving car is 'close to graduating from X'" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "Google Play Store apps may be coming to Chrome OS" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Gmail for Android adds Microsoft Exchange support for all devices" Pocket-lint 8:06 AM
  • "Google turns the Sydney Opera House into an online exhibit" The Verge 7:58 AM
  • "High-end smartphone sales decelerating, affecting IC orders" DigiTimes 7:49 AM
  • "Kaspersky Labs launches lifeline for CryptXXX ransomware victims" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Hackers don't just want your credit cards, now they want the pattern of your life" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "The story of the Tech Girls of Mumbai" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Free online service helps uncover malicious domains" BetaNews 7:14 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Nintendo announces date for NX console" BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Nintendo announces new console, codenamed 'NX'" CNNMoney 7:03 AM
  • "Facebook earnings: five things investors will be watching" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:59 AM
  • "LG Display sees quarterly profit slide 99%" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Expands Flash Storage Solutions to Target New, Intelligent Apps in the Cloud" PRNewswire 8:29 AM
  • "Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson Team Up to Advance Early Childhood Education" PRNewswire 7:31 AM
  • "Instart Logic Helps Online Retailers Accelerate Performance of E-commerce Platforms with IBM Commerce" Business Wire 8:29 AM
  • "Louisville Water Company Overhauls Aging Systems to Drive Comprehensive Customer Experience Strategy With Oracle Solutions" Marketwired 4:28 PM
  • "Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps Simplify Data-Driven Marketing" Marketwired 7:15 AM
  • "Oracle Marketing Cloud Helps Marketers Reduce Sales Cycles and Improve Conversion Rates" Marketwired 7:15 AM
  • "Oracle Helps Organizations Personalize the Customer Experience" Marketwired 7:15 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft gamifies Windows 10 bug hunting" gHacks 8:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Protect your privacy in File Explorer" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "New Windows 10 preview is all about Ubuntu Bash and battery fixes, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 might soon get one of OS X's best features" The Next Web 7:30 AM
  • "Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332 for PC and Mobile now available in the Fast ring" BetaNews 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft: Pay for Azure upfront and we'll give you $12,000 in free support" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft gifts free support to Azure big spenders" The Register 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft and Funai deepen partnership with cross-licensing agreement" PRNewswire 4:28 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Calif. Jurors Caught on Social Media Could Face $1,500 Fine" PC Magazine 12:13 PM
  • "Court holds Amazon liable for years of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids" TechCrunch 4:23 PM
  • "Amazon found liable for charges incurred by kids using apps" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "Judge rules Amazon is liable for kids' in-app purchases" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "House unanimously passes Email Privacy Act, requiring warrants for obtaining emails" TechCrunch 4:23 PM
  • "Email privacy bill headed for U.S. House approval" Reuters 8:48 AM
  • "Google's EU woes grow as Getty files complaint over photo-scraping in Google Images" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "Getty Images Lodges Complaint Against Google With EU Antitrust Watchdog" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Getty Images blames Google for 'promoting piracy' with image search" 9to5Google 7:11 AM
  • "Google's EU antitrust problems could get compounded by Getty Images' complaint: Getty accuses Google image search of promoting piracy of its visuals on the Web" IDG News Service 6:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Twitter is going to have a hard time fixing its ad problem" Re/code 4:30 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: Flexibility Means Business" HotHardware 11:10 AM
  • "Google Play Music's podcasts are convenient but lack features" Engadget 9:30 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi 5 review: This is how you build a flagship phone" The Next Web 9:25 AM
  • "The case for ethical ad blocking/Fans: take out the adtech middleman, and have a clear conscience?" The Register 8:17 AM
  • "Mossberg: When gadgets were king" Re/code 8:04 AM
  • "Blacklisted? 8 steps to getting back in Google's good graces" The Next Web 7:57 AM
  • "Google Shuts Out Competitors on Android? Hardly" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Securing the Internet of Things with virtualisation" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "AI, MD: How artificial intelligence is changing the way illness is diagnosed and treated" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Making a Cable Merger Safe for Consumers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "MSI Cubi 2 Plus vPro Skylake mini-STX PC Review" AnandTech 7:33 AM
  • "Kindle Oasis review: is it better than a book?" Wired UK 7:30 AM
  • "Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free" Wired 7:02 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Spotify buys CrowdAlbum to give artists a fan's perspective" Engadget 2:56 PM
  • "Yahoo to add four directors to board in deal with Starboard" Reuters 4:13 PM
  • "Yahoo Reaches Deal With Starboard to Add Board Members" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Billionaire Peter Thiel Co-Leads $100 Million Investment In Smart Home Company Vivint" Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "Vivint lands $100m investment from Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Rocket Internet's GFG pockets $340M+ at $1.1B valuation, down from $3.5B a year ago" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "SumUp and Payleven merge as European 'Square clones' consolidate" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end slightly higher as Fed leaves rates unchanged: Apple shares drop, dragging on blue chips, tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "Dovish Fed Teams With Crude Oil to Buoy Wall Street" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as Fed offers little hint of coming rate hike" USA Today 4:11 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Fed Signals No Hurry to Raise Rates: Apple slide weighs on tech shares, pushing Nasdaq lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Japan shares fall on earnings; Asia cautious ahead of central banks: Australian dollar dragged lower" MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "European stocks slip as investors sift through earnings, wait for Fed: Greece, creditors deadlocked; Athex Composite drops" MarketWatch 8:30 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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