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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, IBM, Google Brace For Amazon, VMware Cloud Partnership" Investors 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft says hackers have exploited zero-days in Windows 10's Edge, Office, IE; issues fix" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Has Microsoft Derailed Salesforce?" Benzinga 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens preorders go live in Europe, ships next month" The Verge 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft starts selling its HoloLens in Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens Expands To Australia, France, More" Digital Trends 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft was working on a Band that tracked your swimming" Engadget 6:29 PM
  • "IBM Extends Insights from Watson to Employees with Cancer" Zacks 11:34 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Gains Q3 PC Share, Say Gartner, IDC" Barron's 11:35 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 puts Kaby Lake and Thunderbolt into a thinner, faster package" PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "HP Announces The HP ENVY 27 4K Thin Bezel Display" AnandTech 6:47 AM
  • "New HP Envy Offers MacBook-Thin Design at Mid-Range Price" LAPTOP Magazine 6:46 AM
  • "HP Updates Spectre x360, Envy 13, And More For Fall 2016" Digital Trends 6:37 AM
  • "HP launches gaming PC and HTC Vive bundle for discounted price" Neowin 9:06 PM
  • "What Is Intel's Strategy behind Its Foundry Model?" Market Realist 11:34 AM
  • "Signs of Improvement in Intel's Cash Flows, Balance Sheet" Market Realist 11:34 AM
  • "Intel targets commercial market with company-branded Falcon 8+ drone" IDG News Service 7:20 AM
  • "Why AMD FreeSync is beating Nvidia G-Sync on monitor selection and price" PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "AMD Drops Support for Gaming Evolved PC Performance App" Digital Trends 1:11 PM
  • "AMD Discontinues Gaming Evolved App" AnandTech 9:09 AM
  • "Stats Show No Sign of PC Comeback: Gartner's latest numbers tip a 5.7 percent drop in worldwide PC shipments from the same time in 2015." PC Magazine 7:21 AM
  • "PC sales sinking almost as fast as Donald Trump's poll numbers: 68 million units a quarter and falling as 'Some consumers may never upgrade a PC again'" The Register 6:47 AM
  • "Global PC Shipments Decline For 8th Consecutive Quarter Reports Gartner" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "VR started with gaming—but it will take over every other industry" Ars Technica 7:51 AM
  • "US IT and engineering salaries rise nearly 4 percent in 2015: Systems and control engineers see their salaries rise 8.7 percent, according to an IEEE-USA survey" IDG News Service 6:20 PM
General Interest
  • "Teaser Image ShowsWhat Could Be a Kodak Smartphone" Digital Trends 4:04 PM
  • "AT&T And Verizon Stick It To Customers For $600 Million In Overage Fees In 2016" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Verizon Claims Google Pixel Will Receive Android OS Updates Immediately After Release" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Google's fast but Nokia's faster: Its 65Tbps subsea fiber blows record out of the water" ZDNet 9:12 AM
  • "Sponges hold the key to the batteries of the future: A new energy storage device developed by MIT researchers that uses sponge-like structures could outstrip the current carbon-based tech." CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Adobe squashes 83 bugs in fresh patch update" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Smartphones make humans less efficient, study finds" Memeburn 6:51 AM
  • "Man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea in gruelling battle with Wi-Fi kettle" Telegraph 6:50 AM
  • "Is Amazon about to get into the convenience store business?" Digital Trends 6:37 AM
  • "Amazon has doubled its stock price in just 17 months but Wall Street sees another 20% upside" Business Insider 3:18 PM
  • "Amazon's Music-Streaming Service Competes on Price and Robotic Assistance: At $4 a month, service is cheaper than rivals'; 'Alexa' helps find songs" [Paid Membership Required] 6:36 AM
  • "Samsung has no idea why the Note 7 keeps catching fire, NYT claims" The Verge 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung ships fireproof box for Galaxy Note 7 returns" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Samsung's Note 7 crisis is wiping out billions in profit" CNNMoney 6:36 AM
  • "Samsung Slashes Profit Forecast Due to Galaxy Note 7 Recall: South Korean technology giant cuts third-quarter operating profit estimate by a third to $4.62 billion" [Paid Membership Required] 6:36 AM
  • "Hololens' geographic reality grows wider" Seattle Times 6:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. Innovates Its Premium Consumer Portfolio for Holiday" Marketwired 7:06 AM
  • "Court Orders Rimini Street to Stop Unlawful Conduct and Awards Oracle $27.7 Million in Prejudgment Interest" PRNewswire 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Band 3 Prototype Finds Its Way To the Web" Thurrott 7:21 PM
  • "Will Microsoft Stock Be Affected by Expanding HoloLens Headset Availability?" TheStreet 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's canceled Band 3 wearable leaked in new images" The Verge 2:31 PM
  • "Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?" Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics 365 price structures revealed in Enterprise and Business editions" V3 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft announces global expansion for HoloLens" PRNewswire 7:06 AM
  • "Obama: Don't let AI impoverish American citizens" CNET 2:56 PM
  • "The FCC Fines Comcast $2.3M Over Billing Practices—But Is That Enough?" Wired 2:56 PM
  • "Police Use Surveillance Tool to Scan Social Media, A.C.L.U. Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Senate introduces legislation criminalising re-identification of anonymised data" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Here's how The White House wants the U.S. to approach AI R&D" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "US considers cyber retaliation against Russia after political hacks" V3 6:51 AM
  • "Data and Democracy" O'Reilly 6:50 AM
  • "PlayStation VR headset: The verdict" BBC 7:09 PM
  • "Here's Why Google Is Lying in its Pixel Ads | Sascha Segan" PC Magazine 11:47 AM
  • "Assessing Salesforce's platform and ecosystem" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Amid security concerns, Google's Allo virtual assistant is still worth a look" TechRepublic 9:54 AM
  • "The Surprising Backbone of the Internet of Things" Backchannel 9:14 AM
  • "Security spending to top $100 billion by 2020: Are we any cyber safer?" ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "Why Google Andromeda Might Be Too Little, Too Late" PC Magazine 7:21 AM
  • "How Alienware's 20 years of gaming devotion can help drive the future of VR" IDG News Service 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook's Workplace won't kill email, but nothing else will either" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Is Major Semiconductor Short Interest Suggesting an End to the Tech Rally?" 24/7 Wall St. 7:06 AM
  • "Opinion: These high-tech tattoos enable you to control electronic devices" MarketWatch 7:06 AM
  • "Facebook still has a nipple problem: Social network faces renewed criticism after removing an article about mammograms from one of France's biggest newspapers" The Verge 7:03 AM
  • "What you need to know about software-defined networking" BetaNews 7:02 AM
  • "Lack of visibility leads to cloud storage security issues" BetaNews 7:02 AM
  • "How to create a really cool Wi-Fi map of your neighborhood" The Next Web 7:02 AM
  • "We aren't getting ready for the AI revolution: That needs to change, and fast" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "LG's Wireless Charger Beams Power Into Your Phone So Fast, You'll Never Want A Cable Again" Digital Trends 6:53 AM
  • "It's fascinating to watch a YouTuber grow up online" Memeburn 6:51 AM
  • "Roku Express review: A cheap streamer, but you get what you pay for" TechHive 6:45 AM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 — from fab phablet to fiasco" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:12 AM
  • "Will Samsung's phones ever be trusted again?" CNNMoney 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung Puts Out The Fire, But Repairing The Damage Won't Be Easy" Forbes 6:33 AM
  • "Samsung's Hong Kong Leg Continues Its Appalling, Greedy Handling Of The Note 7 Recall" Forbes 6:33 AM
  • "Snap Is Said to Pick Bankers for an I.P.O." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:31 PM
  • "Sprint plans to raise $3.5 billion via sale, lease-back of airwaves" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Snapchat opts for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to lead IPO: Bloomberg" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Sprint plans to raise $3.5 billion via sale, lease-back of airwaves" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "HR software provider ELMO spends millions on e-learning acquisition" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Serverless raises $3M to help developers go serverless" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Noodle Partners raises $4 million to help colleges deliver degrees online" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Hooch raises $1.5M to expand its drink a day subscription cocktail app" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Google snaps up FameBit to bring content creators and marketing closer" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Google buys branded content platform FameBit" Memeburn 6:51 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as Fed minutes point to rate hike 'soon': Energy stocks tumble, pressured by oil prices" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Fed Almost Pulled Trigger Last Month, so Look for December Rate Hike/ Big surprise from minutes of the Fed's last monetary policy meeting: Even most doves said the September decision not to raise interest rates was a close call" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as Fed minutes say hike coming 'relatively soon'" USA Today 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Steady After Fed Minutes" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed After Fed Minutes: British pound stabilizes after four days of declines" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Thai stocks slide as worries grow about health of king: Elsewhere, prospect of a Fed rate hike pulls markets lower" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as tech shares drops: Oil shares gain ground" MarketWatch 8:56 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"

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