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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city/No more cars, new soccer and cricket fields, cafes, bike tracks, bridges, light rail, and more." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft to Spend Billions Modernizing Redmond Campus" Investopedia 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to Expand Campus, as Amazon Looks Elsewhere" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft announces huge expansion to 'modernize' its Redmond HQ" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft to update its own office with HQ redesign: The renovation of its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, will take up to seven years to complete." CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making Space For 8,000 More Employees At Its Headquarters" Fortune 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Massive Redmond Campus Expansion And Up To 8,000 New Workers" HotHardware 5:45 PM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 600 million monthly active devices: Windows 10 is now on 600 million devices that have been 'active' in the last 28 days, up from 500 million in March 2017." ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "As Microsoft And SAP Pair Up In The Cloud, Customers Offer Phenomenal Endorsements" Forbes 12:47 PM
  • "HP responds to 'Touchpoint Analytics Service' Spyware allegations" MSPoweruser 8:33 AM
  • "HP installing spyware driver on hardware" Fudzilla 8:33 AM
  • "Jingle bells, IBM tells more staff it is D-day" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "IBM figures out it takes longer than a week to re-wire software" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "IBM server responsible for Macy's Black Friday credit card issues, analysts say" MarketWatch 10:40 AM
  • "Intel eyes in-cabin experiences for autonomous vehicles, partners with Warner Bros.: Intel also took aim at Nvidia on efficiency and power consumption as autonomous vehicles emerge." ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "Intel and Warner Bros. are teaming up to build in-cabin entertainment for autonomous cars" Mashable 12:06 PM
  • "AMD claims world speed record on servers" Fudzilla 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Prepping AM4 Motherboards for Raven Ridge" eTeknix 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Stock Underperforms Its Peers amid Uncertainty" Market Realist 12:44 PM
  • "Why Did AMD's Stock Price Fall after Its Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings?" Market Realist 12:44 PM
  • "What to expect from Cisco in 2018: As Cisco transitions from hardware to software, it's rolling out a whole new line of products for IoT and cloud" Network World 8:39 AM
  • "From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise: Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don't bet against it." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Reported Software Vulnerabilities on Track to Break Record in 2017" eWeek 7:30 PM
  • "Smartphone shipments will fall to phablets by 2019: IDC" ZDNet 9:00 PM
General Interest
  • "Finally, Facebook stops advertisers from excluding racial and ethnic groups... for now" Mashable 3:38 PM
  • "Facebook wants to be seen as a force for good" CNNMoney 12:47 PM
  • "Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal: Three-year-old 'no paid prioritization' pledge was suddenly removed." Ars Technica 12:14 PM
  • "Google and YouTube are simply too big for advertisers to boycott" Mashable 9:44 AM
  • "Amazon introduces an AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services launches bare metal compute instances" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Instagram is finally testing a 'regram' button plus a stories archive and closest friends lists" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential, as reports of an improper relationship at Google surface" TechCrunch 3:41 PM
  • "Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after 'inappropriate' relationship" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Essential's Andy Rubin has taken leave after reports of an 'inappropriate' Google relationship" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Graphene Balls Reduce a One Hour Battery Recharge to 12 Minutes" PC Magazine 7:00 AM
  • "Kaspersky CEO says he would leave if Russia asked him to spy" Reuters 7:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Baird and Cisco to Host Tech Talk on Cisco's Multi-Cloud Strategy" Cisco 8:25 AM
  • "Intel Announces Private Exchange Offers for Three Series of Notes Open to Certain Investors and Related Tender Offers Open to All Investors Expiration Date: 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on December 5, 2017 (unless extended)" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) Furthers its Vision of a Gender Equal World with NetSuite OneWorld" Oracle 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Working On A Useful Feature For Windows" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Twitter contractor turned off Trump's account by 'mistake': TechCrunch talked to Bahtiyar Duysak about his eventful last day." Engadget 7:30 PM
  • "FCC chair keeps up assault on social media" Axios 1:09 PM
  • "FCC Chairman Pai is swiping again at tech, Twitter and social media — this time for the spread of 'harassment' and 'vitriol': It comes a day after Pai essentially charged that web giants threatened speech online." Recode 1:09 PM
  • "Over half of FCC net neutrality comments may be fake, study says: Millions were linked to temporary or duplicate email addresses and fake names." Engadget 11:53 AM
  • "The US government keeps subpoenaing this VPN for customer information" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Guilty plea in case tied to massive 2014 Yahoo hack" Mashable 3:38 PM
  • "Yahoo 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty" BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Accused hacker Lauri Love's extradition appeal begins" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "EU regulator spells out license guidelines to prevent patent wars" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case" Reuters 11:19 AM
  • "Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data" Engadget 10:54 AM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court weighs major digital privacy case" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "How To Remove HP Touchpoint Analytics Spyware That's Installing On PCs Without Permission" HotHardware 5:32 PM
  • "Google Pixelbook Review: Here's What You Need to Know" Fortune 3:40 PM
  • "Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies" ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "Why Snap's Redesign May Not Be Enough" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:37 PM
  • "Review: These sexy smartwatches know how to flex Android Wear 2.0" The Next Web 3:34 PM
  • "The Tablet's Changing Narrative" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:22 AM
  • "You don't have to spend a fortune on a PC. These are the best laptops under $300" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "Will Interswitch still be the company that brings Sub-Saharan Africa its big tech windfall?" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Why the YouTube of AR won't be YouTube" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Supreme Court Must Understand That Cell Phones Aren't Voluntary" Wired 7:23 AM
  • "What Facebook's New Food Delivery Feature Means For Restaurant Brands" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Why Data Breaches Will Get Worse Before Things Get Better" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Welcome back, sneakernet: Why net neutrality repeal will drive us to the edge/VPNs, Wi-Fi Meshes, pods, supernodes, and intelligent distributed cloud services will become the lingua franca of the new Biased Net." ZDNet 9:25 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Is Not the Problem" Wired 7:23 AM
  • "The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:01 AM
  • "HeartFlow is the newest unicorn after a new $150 million financing round" Recode 3:37 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow finishes at record, while Nasdaq posts worst day in 3 months on tech selloff: Philly semiconductor index logs biggest decline since December" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Nasdaq on Pace for Worst Day in Three Months After Another Sudden Tech Selloff: The Nasdaq is sharply lower as a selloff in the tech sector accelerates." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Slump in Facebook, Apple raises prospects of tech rally brake" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Dow closes at record high, inches closer to 24,000" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Close at Another Record High: Jump in bank shares offsets declines in the tech sector" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks in China, Hong Kong continue to fade: Nikkei, Kospi largely unaffected by North Korean missile test" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Banks propel European stocks to 3-week high after Powell hearing: U.K. stocks slide, pound rallies on signs of Brexit breakthrough" MarketWatch 8:23 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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