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TechNN Archive: Saturday, March 4, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "IDC projects Windows Phone share to be big fat goose egg by 2021: Android, Apple iOS expected to maintain their shares over next few years" Network World 5:38 PM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Launching for PCs First, Phones Getting It Thereafter" Softpedia 11:01 AM
  • "No surprise: Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile will not receive Creators Update at the same time as PCs" OnMSFT 2:57 PM
  • "Bill Gates Concerned About Digital Isolationism" CIO Today 5:33 PM
  • "Microsoft brings Wake-on-LAN support to Surface devices" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Take a look at Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality in action" OnMSFT 9:30 AM
  • "Xbox trivia - 22 things you never knew about Microsoft's consoles" Games Rader 9:51 AM
  • "Google reveals HP's Chromebook for schools coming out in April" Engadget 9:23 PM
  • "Intel VR boss: VR will revolutionize gaming for players and spectators" The Next Web 7:29 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Overclocked To 5.8GHz On LN2, Benchmark World Record Shredded At 5.4GHz" HotHardware 4:43 PM
  • "Over 300 Plus Developers Are Working To Optimize AMD Ryzen's Performance On Their Games" Game Debate 7:28 AM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Shares Sold by State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System" Baseball News Source 7:28 AM
  • "Feeling safer under Microsoft's cloud patent shield? Don't" The Register 3/3
  • "What to expect from the Windows 10 Creators Update" ZDNet 3/3
  • "Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is now available" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Microsoft, Google boost bounty payouts" bit-tech 3/3
  • "Microsoft Doubles Rewards for Hackers Finding Bugs in Its Online Services" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Windows 10 updates: We're getting closer to squashing download sizes, says Microsoft" ZDNet 3/3
  • "Windows 10 to offer update 'snoozes'" BBC 3/3
  • "Microsoft Is Making Windows OS Updates Significantly Smaller" Softpedia 3/3
  • "IBM Gives Up 'Stupid' Patent for Out-of-Office Email" Fortune 3/3
  • "IBM updates features for Aspera Files SaaS" Broadcast New 3/3
  • "IBM gives out-of-office patent to public" BBC 3/3
  • "HP Inc. Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2017" Nasdaq 3/3
  • "AMD Announces Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X: Faster Than Expected, These Are The Real Intel-beaters" Forbes 3/3
  • "AMD's Ryzen processors are out of stock with many retailers" TechRadar UK 3/3
  • "AMD Ryzen Launch Review Verdict: Should You Ditch Intel For AMD?" Forbes 3/3
  • "AMD unveils faster, half-price computer chip" Denver Post 3/3
  • "AMD's Su says patches will boost Ryzen gaming performance: It 'will only get better'" PCWorld Australia 3/3
  • "AMD says seeding of dev kits will boost Ryzen gaming performance" Hexus 3/3
  • "AMD releases Ryzen 7 desktop processors" DigiTimes 3/3
  • "AMD releases new Ryzen processor" Chessbase 3/3
  • "Fibre and 5G will get customers cracking open wallets, or so Cisco hopes" The Register 3/3
General Interest
  • "Facebook Messenger May Soon Get Reactions, Dislike Button" Redmond Pie 9:23 PM
  • "Snapchat passes 500 million installs on Android" Android Police 8:03 PM
  • "Nintendo Addresses Reports Of Widespread Switch Joy-Con Connectivity Problems" HotHardware 5:21 PM
  • "As CRT Supplies Vanish the Classic Arcade Machine is Virtually Dead" Gizmodo 3:44 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2 release confirmed for 2017, but it will remain expensive: Google's hardware chief has confirmed that there would be a new Pixel phone this year, but he didn't clarify exactly when it would be released." International Business Times 7:27 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch sells out -- but new shipments hit retailers this weekend" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Amazon is Pulling Out All the Stops Against Apple and Google in the Voice Assistant Wars" TheStreet 3/3
  • "Scientists code a movie, PC software, and $50 Amazon gift card onto DNA" BGR 3/3
  • "Snapchat soars again on second day of trading" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Google and Coursera launch Cloud Platform training courses for businesses" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Google reveals another education-focused Chromebook, this time from HP" The Verge 3/3
  • "Imagine a world where every Android phone has the Google Pixel's camera" The Verge 3/3
  • "Google tweaks Photos with white balance correction as it eyes image archiving" PCWorld 3/3
  • "Google Pixel 2 rumor roundup: Camera, waterproofing, chipset, and more" PCWorld 3/3
  • "Google says to 'count on' a second-generation Pixel smartphone this year" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Google reveals another education-focused Chromebook, this time from HP" The Verge 3/3
  • "Facebook adds a travel-planning feature called 'City Guides'" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Amazon's private label Elements expands for first time in years with invite-only vitamins and supplements" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Virgin's newest company is Virgin Orbit, a small satellite specialist" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "The Associated Press' plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Vizio's entry-level 4K TVs finally make HDR affordable" PCWorld 3/3
  • "Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "General Motors' Maven launches monthly car plan" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Toyota's new autonomous test car 2.0 is a tricked out Lexus" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "The best portable hard drive" Engadget 3/3
  • "Alibaba's arch rival spins out its financial services business" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "LeEco slashes India headcount but denies it will exit the country" TechCrunch 3/3
Press Releases
  • "Google adds Exchange Tasks to Gmail for Android" Social Barrel 11:38 AM
  • "Revamped IDC Storage Tracker anoints Dell as external storage top dog" The Register 3/3
  • "Dell Technologies Remains Top Enterprise Storage Supplier Despite Revenue Decline" 24/7 Wall St. 3/3
  • "Tech Deals: Get a new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop for only $882, plus other great bargains" BetaNews 3/3
  • "A Machine Learning Landscape: Where AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm And Xilinx AI Engines Live" Forbes 3/3
  • "Intel demonstrates range of 5G power and versatility" New Europe 3/3
  • "SuperBlade® Servers come in open rack scale design." ThomasNet News 3/3
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 3/3
  • "20 Years of Visual Studio: Visual Basic" Thurrott 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft reduced Windows update sizes by 35 percent" Engadget 3/3
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with only bug fixes and improvements" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "The Microsoft Store is selling a 1TB Xbox One with 'The Division' for $229" PCWorld 3/3
  • "A developer has built a Raspberry Pi wristwatch powered by Windows 98" Neowin 3/3
  • "Microsoft Jumps Into The Game VR Fray, Announces Mixed Reality For Project Scorpio And Xbox One" Tech Times 3/3
  • "How does Game Mode speed up games in Windows 10 Creators Update?" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Windows: How to Remove the 'Show Desktop' Button on Windows 10" MakeUseOf 3/3
  • "Microsoft Keeps Hurting Windows Phone as MirrorLink Integration Likely Dropped" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Microsoft's Unified Update Platform means smaller Windows 10 build downloads after Creators Update" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft promises updates will soon be smaller and easier to delay" TechRepublic 3/3
  • "Official Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2) Wallpaper Possibly Revealed" Softpedia 3/3
  • "0patch creates a 0-day patch for Windows gdi32.dll vulnerability before Microsoft" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Tata Communications in enterprise deal for Microsoft Office 365" Capacity Media 3/3
  • "Microsoft Explains How It'll Boost Game FPS in Windows 10" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Microsoft's Xbox One just got a new tower defence video game" OnMSFT 3/3
  • "Microsoft to start shipping Mixed Reality handset this month" Business Standard 3/3
  • "Do Windows phone owners have a harder time dating? Some users think so" OnMSFT 3/3
  • "'Committed to Windows Phone': Windows 10 Mobile Slow Ring Updated After 105 Days" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Microsoft shuts down Skype WiFi, days after launching Skype Lite in India; here's why" Financial Express 3/3
  • "Microsoft To Discontinue Skype Wi-Fi App By End March, Here's Why" Tech Times 3/3
  • "Samsung Bribery Scandal Threatens South Korea Success Story" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "How Uber used secret weapon Greyball to avoid undercover regulators" Telegraph 7:13 AM
  • "Uber creeped on riders' social media accounts to evade investigators: report" Mashable 3/3
  • "Feds are using Palantir's tech to root out immigrants" Engadget 3/3
  • "Supreme Court discusses sex offender's social media ban" Engadget 3/3
  • "H-1B reform bill unites political opposites" Computerworld 3/3
  • "FCC seeks comment on whether it should continue halting internet subsidies for the poor" The Verge 3/3
  • "Apple, IBM, Amazon, and Others Team Up to Support a Transgender High School Student" Fortune 3/3
  • "Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise" TechCrunch 7:00 PM
  • "Check out what powers the Nintendo Switch as it gets dissected" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Donkey Kong's failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Did you know? Amazon does film production – and it treats those workers like dirt, too*" The Register 3/3
  • "How hackers turned a Cape Cod fishing guide's site into a host for e-commerce fraud" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Comment: An on-watch Play Store is pointless if you never use smartwatch apps" 9to5Google 3/3
  • "Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests" Ars Technica 3/3
  • "Opinion: MWC 2017 was a marvelous fair filled with underwhelming phones" 9to5Google 3/3
  • "Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)" Computerworld 3/3
  • "Should enterprises dump legacy software?" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Password managers may not be as secure as you think" BetaNews 3/3
  • "How would a 'robot tax' work?" BetaNews 3/3
  • "BlackBerry is no longer a phone company" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Is a dumbphone that also charges your smartphone brilliant or idiotic?" The Verge 3/3
  • "Bill Gates explains how he defines success -- and it has nothing to do with money or power" Business Insider 3/3
  • "The advice that Bill Gates would give his teenage self" Web Forum 3/3
  • "OpenRent, the UK online letting agent, picks up £4.4M from Rocket Internet's GFC" TechCrunch 3/3
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market books weekly gains as Yellen says March rate hike 'likely appropriate: Dow barely clings to 21,000 level" MarketWatch 3/3
  • "Wall Street Takes Fed Hawks in Stride as March Chances Rise: Wall Street took increased chances of a March rate hike in stride on Friday, paring losses to trade at the flatline." TheStreet 3/3
  • "Stocks inch upward after Yellen remarks point to March rate hike" Associated Press 3/3
  • "Wall Street Steadies After Yellen Signals Rate Hike This Month" Reuters 3/3
  • "Stocks Steady as Investors Brace for Next Rate Increase: The S&P 500 notched its sixth consecutive week of gains on growing optimism about the U.S. economy." [Paid Membership Required] 3/3
  • "Asian markets dragged down by falling commodity prices: A sharp decline in commodity prices and a selloff in U.S. Treasurys weighed on global sentiment, sending key Asia-Pacific markets lower early Friday." MarketWatch 3/3
  • "European stocks decline as investors step cautiously ahead of Yellen: European stocks drove lower Friday, with caution setting in as investors waited to hear what Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may say about a possible interest rate increase." MarketWatch 3/3

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InformationWeek (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "The 'Opsec Fail' That Helped Unmask a North Korean State Hacker"
  • "Device-as-a-Service Will Power the Access Economy Commentary"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants"
  • "Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
  • "Canon vs. Nikon vs. the Rest: Choosing the Right Camera System" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
  • "FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal"
  • "As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba"
  • "Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts"
  • "Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market"
  • "Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire"
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
  • "Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
ZDNet (Checked 8:30 PM; no changes since 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs"
  • "iPhone XS Max first impressions: It's big, but not too big"
  • "iOS 12: Haven't updated yet?"
  • "New Virobot ransomware will also log keystrokes, add PC to a spam botnet"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises"
  • "How advanced persistent threats are creating new vulnerabilities"
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone"
  • "Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code"

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