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TechNN Archive: Friday, April 29, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is using synthetic DNA to store data" Engadget 1:03 PM
  • "Microsoft looking into storing data using DNA" BetaNews 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft & Google alleviate cloud fears with data privacy and security certifications" Computer Business Review 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's heavy-handed Windows 10 tactics may be its undoing" The Inquirer 9:28 AM
  • "Windows 10 FINALLY gets some apps that people actually want" Express 9:16 AM
  • "Infosys, Microsoft strengthen linkages: Top 5 points to note" Financial Express 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft takes just 7 hours to patch colossal Office 365 vulnerability that exposed companies' data" BetaNews 9:22 AM
  • "Serious Flaw Exposed Microsoft Office 365 Accounts" SecurityWeek 9:11 AM
  • "Office 365 Flaw Exposed Files And Emails On Federated Accounts" TechWeekEurope 9:09 AM
  • "Here's why Microsoft is so focused on fighting education inequality" WinBeta 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Helps Create Marchesa Met Gala Gown" WWD 8:32 AM
  • "IBM raises its game in blockchain with secure cloud services and Docker integration" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "IBM Defines Security Standards For Running Blockchain In The Cloud" Forbes 8:30 AM
  • "IBM Australia bottom line takes 60% plunge" CRN 8:30 AM
  • "HP And Google Band Together To Make $499 Chromebook 13, Replace Pixel" Tech Times 8:29 AM
  • "IBM launches blockchain cloud services for government, healthcare sectors" ZDNet 1:26 PM
  • "HP Chromebook 13 Designed For Cloud-Based Enterprises" InformationWeek 8:29 AM
  • "HP Releases New Chromebook for Home and Office" CDR Info 8:28 AM
  • "Move over MacBook: HP's Chromebook 13 will impress for less" Stuff Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "HP Chromebook 13 hands-on: It isn't cheap, but the hardware is high-quality" Ars Technica 8:26 AM
  • "VMware: Dell's purchase and the spoils of war" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Intel's Changing Future: Smartphone SoCs Broxton & SoFIA Officially Cancelled" AnandTech 8:45 PM
  • "Intel Discontinues Some Chips for Mobile Devices" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:44 PM
  • "A company reborn: Intel ditches Atom chips to focus on the cloud, the Internet of Things and 5G" BetaNews 4:26 PM
  • "AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Close on Semiconductor Assembly and Test Joint Venture" CDR Info 7:53 AM
  • "AMD reveals Radeon Pro Duo record-fast graphics cards, Polaris 10 and 11 positioning for mainstream devices" International Business Times 7:53 AM
  • "Oracle buys specialist cloud software firm Textura for $663m" V3 7:52 AM
  • "Oracle To Acquire Cloud Company -- WSJ" Nasdaq 7:51 AM
  • "Textura Corp. Jumped After Acquired By Oracle" RTTNews 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco: 12 Million Computers Infected By Tuto4PC Malware" TechWeekEurope 7:49 AM
  • "Cisco NFV Infrastructure: Delivering Business Value" Light Reading 7:48 AM
General Interest
  • "YouTube Videos Can Now Earn Money During Content Disputes" PC Magazine 9:38 PM
  • "Wireless carriers will adopt a new real-time text protocol by December 2017" Engadget 8:50 PM
  • "Big Severance for Marissa Mayer if Ousted From Yahoo After a Sale" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:38 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer got a $6 million pay cut last year but still got $36 million" Business Insider 8:48 PM
  • "Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss, Ex Motorola CEO To Lead Google Hardware Division" HotHardware 4:19 PM
  • "Google Tests Feature That Lets Media Companies, Marketers Publish Directly to Search Results" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "Google CEO Pichai says devices will fade away - but launches new hardware division" ZDNet 12:50 PM
  • "Google reportedly faces first EU fine in 2016 with no deal on cards" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "DeepMind AI group moves from Torch framework to Google's own TensorFlow" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "AI looms large in Google's view of the future" PCWorld 12:45 PM
  • "Google begins beta test of Trips, a new travel companion app" PCWorld 12:44 PM
  • "A sneak peek at Google's upcoming travel app, Trips" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "How to use Readism for Chrome to better manage your online reading time" PCWorld 12:46 PM
  • "Irremovable bank data stealing Android malware poses as Google Chrome update" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Google Play now warns users of apps that contain advertising" PCWorld 12:45 PM
  • "App got ads? Google Play now warns users before installing" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "YouTube is changing Content ID to be kinder to video creators" Engadget 1:02 PM
  • "Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play" PCWorld 12:45 PM
  • "Google's $999 Chromebook Pixel is no longer for sale" PCWorld 12:45 PM
  • "No, Google did not try to buy us, says Telegram founder" TechCrunch 12:40 PM
  • "Ask Alexa what's playing on SyFy: The sci-fi network is the first entertainment channel to plug into Alexa." Engadget 9:21 PM
  • "Amazon pops 10.6 percent on the stock market following surprisingly good earnings" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "Facebook in the zone: 5 things it's doing right" Computerworld 12:54 PM
  • "Facebook transparency report shows increase in government data requests, most with gagging orders" BetaNews 12:53 PM
  • "Sling adds Spanish TV to its multi-stream beta" Engadget 1:02 PM
  • "Netflix is giving the Punisher his own show" Engadget 12:58 PM
  • "The best universal remote control" Engadget 12:57 PM
  • "Rovi acquires TiVo in $1.1 billion deal; 'TiVo' will be the new company name" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion" TechCrunch 12:40 PM
  • "Rovi to buy DVR maker TiVo in $1.1 billion deal" Reuters 7:02 AM
  • "Uber vs. Ola: How fight for Indian taxi market ended up in court" Reuters 7:02 AM
  • "Buy this iconic web company on Craigslist for just $8 billion!" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Launches First Highly Secure Blockchain Services for Financial Services, Government and Healthcare on IBM Cloud" PRNewswire 8:31 AM
  • "MTS Achieves Cisco Compatibility Certification with the Cisco Solution Partner Program" PRWeb 7:49 AM
Microsoft
  • "Why I broke up with Windows Phone: It's not me, it's you" ZDNet 9:38 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to connect all your favorite apps with Flow" Mashable 8:50 PM
  • "Microsoft sells 50% stake in Caradigm healthcare startup to GE" GeekWire 8:49 PM
  • "The Digital Assistant Cortana Has a One-Track Mind: Microsoft" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 PM
  • "Microsoft Shackles Cortana To Windows 10 Search And Edge Browser Blocking Third-Party Integration" HotHardware 4:19 PM
  • "Microsoft says it will not provide cash support to the Republican National Convention" Re/code 4:11 PM
  • "What is the most popular Windows Phone?" BetaNews 12:52 PM
  • "How to boost your free Microsoft OneDrive storage back up to 15GB" BetaNews 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 upgrade prompt interrupts a live TV weather report in this week's best news blooper" Digital Spy 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 update needed to fix Quantum Break PC crashing | Games industry news | MCV" MCV UK 9:10 AM
  • "A Developer is working on making Android wear work with Windows 10 Mobile" MS Power User 8:48 AM
  • "How to block Windows 10 upgrades on your business network (and at home, too)" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to reveal new Xbox One hardware and controller at E3 2016 – report" VG 24/7 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft said to be making new hardware announcements at E3 2016" Neowin 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 finally gets an official Instagram app" SlashGear 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 gets new Facebook, Instagram apps" fin24tech 8:44 AM
  • "Movies & TV And Outlook Mail & Calendar Apps Updated For Windows 10 Devices" MS Power User 8:43 AM
  • "Cortana won't let you search with Google in Windows 10" Engadget 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines" PCWorld 9:20 AM
  • "Windows 10's Cortana searches now use Bing and Edge exclusively" Android Authority 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft boots Google search from its Cortana AI helper in Windows 10" SiliconRepublic 9:23 AM
  • "Other browsers get the push as Microsoft makes Cortana Edge-only" TechRadar UK 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft removes Google Search and Chrome as options from Cortana in Windows 10" 9to5Google 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft stops Google being used for Cortana searches" BBC 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft locks Cortana to Edge and Bing" bit-tech 9:16 AM
  • "Windows 10: Cortana search gets locked to Bing and Edge" The Inquirer 8:50 AM
  • "Cortana will now only work with Bing and Microsoft Edge" Hexus 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Only Wants You to Use Cortana With Bing and Edge From Now On" Life Hacker 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks third-party search engines on Windows 10" ghacks 8:42 AM
  • "Edge and Bing to become the only option for Windows 10 Cortana searches" ars techinca 8:38 AM
  • "Why the Windows 10 Start screen is slowly growing on me" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft launches 'cool blob' Azure storage - at 1¢ per GB monthly" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stock" Reuters 8:48 PM
  • "Fitbit Scores Against Jawbone in Patent Dispute: Trade commission rules AliphCom unit sought monopoly on sleep monitoring and health data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 PM
  • "Judge rules for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone: But a separate trial against Fitbit for corporate espionage begins in 10 days." Engadget 4:05 PM
  • "FCC chariman Tom Wheeler praises Comcast as it moves away from set-top boxes" The Verge 3:17 PM
  • "Patent defendants won't receive a 'Get out of East Texas free' card" ["The advocacy groups were joined by a group of major tech companies, including Adobe, Dropbox, eBay, Google, Newegg, HP, Intuit, and others. Those companies filed their own amicus brief (PDF) asking for the venue rules to be tightened."] Ars Technica 3:17 PM
  • "FCC to Sell Maximum Amount in TV Airwave Auction" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "FCC introduces rules to prevent 5G price hike" Engadget 1:02 PM
  • "FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G" PCWorld 12:44 PM
  • "New Zealand launches new entrepreneur visa in tech race with Australia" Reuters 7:03 AM
  • "U.S. judges can now issue search warrants on computers in any jurisdiction" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power" Reuters 7:02 AM
  • "Email Privacy Act Wins Sweeping Approval In House: The US House of Representatives has approved the Email Privacy Act by a unanimous vote. That sets the stage for requiring search warrants to review electronic communications older than 180 days." InformationWeek 6:57 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Twitter's dysfunctional Wall Street relationship" TechCrunch 4:27 PM
  • "Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell is making mobile games" Engadget 1:03 PM
  • "Gfinity's eSports broadcasts now offer multiple perspectives" Engadget 1:01 PM
  • "Boys aspire to work in IT, girls find it boring" BetaNews 12:53 PM
  • "With Sqreen, web developers can seamlessly find and avoid security threats" TechCrunch 12:40 PM
  • "Review: Razer Blade Stealth is a svelte machine with potential" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "CloudMagic can now tell you everything about the person who just emailed you" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Coffee delivery by drone for $3? It's coming" ZDNet 7:30 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Exclusive: Yahoo's bidder shortlist points to cash deal -sources" Reuters 3:15 PM
  • "Mayfield has raised $525 million across two new funds" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "Rovi to buy DVR maker TiVo for $1.1 billion" Reuters 1:27 PM
  • "Rovi to Buy TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal: Rovi to pay $10.70 a share in cash and stock, which is a premium of about 40%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "TiVo will be acquired by patent giant Rovi for $1.1 billion" Engadget 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P hang on to April gains as tech shares slump: Weak consumer spending, Chicago PMI cast doubts on strength of U.S. economy" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Apple Drives Selloff on April's Last Trading Day" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Despite a tough week, S&P and Dow up in April" USA Today 4:10 PM
  • "Tech Suffers Steep April Losses as Energy Outperforms" FOXBusiness 4:09 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Tech Sector Slumps: Dow, S&P 500 still post monthly gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Hong Kong ends down 1.5% as most Asian markets keep sliding: Shares in most Asian stock markets edged lower Friday, with gains capped by disappointment over the Bank of Japan holding back on additional stimulus and worries about global economic growth." MarketWatch 11:24 AM
  • "European stocks slide as GDP data, earnings stream in: European stocks suffered their worst session in two months Friday, as investors tackled a raft of economic data and a fresh batch of corporate results as the week and month drew to a close." MarketWatch 11:22 AM



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  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
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  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
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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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