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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "With the end of Windows on phones, how does Microsoft avoid being the next IBM? The company forgets the importance of the consumer space at its peril." Ars Technica UK 9:00 AM
  • "Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Russian organizations are acquiring Microsoft software using fake identity" MSPoweruser 9:00 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Satya Nadella got Wall Street to look past its cloud battle with Amazon Web Services" GeekWire 1:32 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on leadership lessons from cricket and team sports" GeekWire 1:42 PM
  • "Early reports of myriad Microsoft Patch Tuesday problems: It's been less than a day since the Patch Tuesday patches rolled out, and we're already seeing lots of complaints – and a few unexpected explanations." Computerworld 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016 patching error borks users' systems" ZDNet 6:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Previews PowerShell's Cross-Platform Future at SpiceWorld" eWeek 6:30 PM
  • "Consistency is key to Oracle and Microsoft's hybrid cloud clout" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Intel works on 'next stage' of quantum computing: The 17-qubit test chip uses a new architecture for improved performance" Computing 9:02 AM
  • "Intel presents 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging" PhysOrg 9:02 AM
  • "Intel makes a small but significant step towards quantum computing with its 17-qubit chip" Alphr 9:02 AM
  • "Intel is one step closer to mass production of quantum processors" TechSpot 9:02 AM
  • "Intel launches AI-enabled anti-money laundering advisor" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Intel takes on money launderers" Axios 8:49 AM
  • "Lauterbach debugger targets 64-bit ARM and Intel chips in cars" Electronics Weekly 9:02 AM
  • "Intel's quantum chip could loosen Nvidia's grip on parallel computing" PCGamesN 12:44 PM
  • "Intel Unleashes 17-Qubit Superconducting Test Chip For Quantum Computing" HotHardware 5:53 PM
  • "AMD's Vega beats Nvidia's GTX 1080 by up to 21% in Shadow of War at 4K" PCGamesN 12:42 PM
  • "Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Western Digital unveils breakthrough HDD technology: The new microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technology should enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity by 2025, helping HDDs hold onto their staying power in the enterprise segment." ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Western Digital Unveils MAMR Hard Drive Tech To Enable Density To Scale North Of 40 Terabytes" HotHardware 5:52 PM
  • "WD May Have Given HDDs New Life for Big-Data Storage" eWeek 5:56 PM
General Interest
  • "Tech companies are provoking more ire by moving out of the suburbs and into cities, says urban history expert" GeekWire 2:12 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence is coming to socks and shoes" Axios 12:35 PM
  • "T-Mobile website bug let hackers steal data with a phone number" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "OnePlus is collecting your private data without permission" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Alphabet's Eric Schmidt thinks these are EU tech companies' biggest challenges" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "People are spending more time in top shopping apps like Amazon's" Recode 8:32 AM
  • "Zuckerberg sorry for virtual tour of devastated Puerto Rico" Associated Press 9:47 AM
  • "Facebook, Tesla and other tech giants are giving aid to Puerto Rico in the form of VR, 'internet balloons' and batteries" Recode 8:32 AM
  • "Twitter says it may 'refine' its policies after reversing position on Blackburn campaign ad" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Google reportedly places orders for detachable Pixelbook" DigiTimes 8:51 AM
  • "Bug Allowed Google Home Mini Speakers to Record Everything" PC Magazine 8:31 AM
  • "Google disables Home Mini's top button so it won't record everything: A glitch could cause the smart speaker listen in a little too closely." Engadget 9:13 PM
  • "Google updates its home Mini speaker – Stops it from recording everything accidentally" DailyTech 8:31 AM
  • "Google Home Mini fault left smart speakers always recording" Telegraph 8:31 AM
  • "YouTube uses its massive platform to spotlight how girls around the world aren't getting an education" Mashable 9:54 AM
  • "Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Google, Facebook, and Twitter Need a New Approach to Tackling Chaos" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Ebay paid £1.6m in UK tax while reporting $1.3bn in revenue" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "How BRCK, Vanu And Facebook Are Reinventing (Free) Mobile Internet Access For Africa In Rural Rwanda" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Kaspersky hacked by Israeli intelligence, who claim to have found NSA malware on Kaspersky's network" V3 8:27 AM
  • "Israeli spies found Russians using Kaspersky software for hacks: media" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Amazon launches $5.49 monthly Prime Student subscription in the U.S" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Amazon finally makes a waterproof Kindle, after 10 years" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle Oasis with a seven-inch screen and Audible playback" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Amazon to develop a smart doorbell to deliver packages inside your home" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "The Oculus Rift and Touch controllers are now $399" Mashable 12:56 PM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Inc. Expects to Donate Over $14 Million Globally in STEM Education for Underserved Children" Dell 8:59 AM
  • "IBM Introduces Industry Platform Designed Specifically for Insurers" IBM 8:59 AM
  • "Intel Launches Intel Saffron AML Advisor Using AI to Detect Financial Crime" Intel 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Four New Xbox One S Bundles" Thurrott 6:12 PM
  • "Outlook bug meant S/MIME emails were sent unencrypted for months" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Customize and rearrange the Quick Actions buttons" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft launches $5.5m AI funding competition" CRN UK 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher review: A beautiful Android experience" Android Central 9:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 IQ test (Part 1)" [Slideshow] Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 10: Fall Creators Update SDK is now available for all developers" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft just ended support for Office 2007 and Outlook 2007" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Decision by Taiwanese antitrust authority: huge setback for Qualcomm, breakthrough for industry" Foss Patents 3:11 PM
  • "Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for antitrust violations" Reuters 3:05 PM
  • "Microsoft, Apple among companies urging U.S. Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights" Reuters 11:36 AM
  • "UK government shares its ideas for making the internet safer" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Taiwan Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm more than $700 million" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Judge smashes boundless warrant for identities of anti-Trump website users: A US judge has stripped away the warrant to the bare bones, to DreamHost's delight." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Which Amazon Kindle Is Right for You?" PC Magazine 8:53 PM
  • "Comment: Google Clips is the company's first high-stakes AI product that needs to just work" 9to5Google 1:19 PM
  • "Your Computer: Should It Stay or Should It Go?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:59 AM
  • "Alienware 17 (R4, 2017) review: A battle-hardened but not yet war-weary gaming laptop" CNET 9:54 AM
  • "Logitech Craft review: A slick keyboard combo that takes on the Surface Dial" Ars Technica 9:53 AM
  • "Our Concerns About Smart Tech might reflect our Lack of Trust in Humanity" Tech.pinions 8:25 AM
  • "Google Home Mini review: chasing Dots" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Google Home, Alexa, and Siri Are Forcing Us to Make a Serious Decision" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Your forgotten IoT gadgets will leave a disastrous, toxic legacy" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "US deputy attorney general just called for 'responsible encryption.' Don't fall for it." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Companies are investing millions in AI -- and facing big barriers" ZDNet 3:31 PM
  • "Google just mysteriously bought a podcast app" Mashable 3:26 PM
  • "Open-Xchange raises $25 million to expand privacy-focused email service" VentureBeat 12:22 PM
  • "Attivo Networks raises $21 million to thwart cyberattacks using the art of deception" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "MioTech gets $7M to build artificial intelligence based tools for wealth managers in Asia" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "AI-powered customer marketing platform Ometria raises $6M Series A" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Travel experiences marketplace Withlocals picks up $4.2M in Series A funding" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Alibaba Group will invest $15B into a new global research and development program" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Alibaba to invest $15bn in R&D labs in push to become AI leader" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stock benchmarks book record trifecta as Fed minutes strike cautious tone: December rate hike no longer seen as certainty" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Small Gains After Fed Calls for 'Patience' on Rate Hikes: Wall Street keeps small gains after Fed members call for 'patience' in hiking rates." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street ends at record highs; eyes on Fed, earnings" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up; Japan's Nikkei at 21-Year High: Market reaction to minutes from the Fed's latest meeting was muted" [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets achieve milestones as monthlong rally continues: Nikkei closes at 21-year peak" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Spanish stocks rally as worries over Catalan independence ease: Euro climbs as secession process is suspended for now" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security"
  • "The Basics of CI/CD for Data Science and Machine Learning"
  • "Enterprise Leadership in the Digital Age"
New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020"
  • "Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "This AI Can Recreate Podcast Host Joe Rogan's Voice To Say Anything"
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's Live Focus Video"
  • "Snag a Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop for $599.99 With This Coupon Code"
  • "Spotify Tests Voice-Controlled Device for Cars"
  • "Race to 5G: May Update"
  • "Your Old CRT TV May Have Found a New Life in LA"
  • "Slack Patches Windows App Bug That Could've Been Used for Spying"
  • "What to Stream This Weekend"
  • "The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 7 Online Therapy Services to Try"
  • "Minecraft Earth Is an Augmented Reality Game for iOS, Android" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media"
  • "Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors' wall of defense"
ZDNet (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google"
  • "Dell Technologies World attendees promoting STEM education in Las Vegas"
  • "Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech"
  • "Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans"
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android support following Trump blacklist, claims report"
  • "Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada"
  • "Apple lied to me about the MacBook Air and now we have a problem"

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