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TechNN Archive: Sunday, December 3, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Google Power Consumption Now 100% Green" 24/7 Wall St. 8:31 AM
  • "Google's work boon for Chinese companies, says Sundar Pichai in China" Financial Express 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Israel rents new Herzliya campus" Globes 3:03 PM
  • "Microsoft And Ford Team Up For Virtual Reality GT Experience" Motor1 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals plans for massive new expansion of its Redmond campus" Digital Trends 1:39 PM
  • "How Nvidia Is Building a Global Artificial Intelligence Beast" TheStreet 12/2
  • "Microsoft, Google Turn To Wind Energy" Oil Price 12/2
  • "Redmond 2.0: Inside Microsoft's plan to rebuild its longtime home for a new generation" GeekWire 12/2
  • "Google offering 6 months of Netflix for free with Pixelbook, Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus" 9to5Google 12/2
  • "StatCounter: Windows 10 fails to overtake Windows 7, but edges slightly closer" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Microsoft job posting hints at ARM-powered Surface device" The Verge 12/1
  • "IIM placements: Microsoft offers top package at $214,600; Accenture biggest recruiter" domain-b 12/1
  • "Microsoft's Rs 1.39-cr offer highest at IITs; Accenture top IIM-A recruiter" Business Standard 12/1
  • "Microsoft set to offer the fattest pay package of Rs 1.39 crore at IITs this year" The Economic Times 12/1
  • "Microsoft to add 18 buildings, cricket pitches and a plaza to Washington HQ" Entertainment Weekly 12/1
  • "Microsoft defends Windows 10 against ASLR criticism" Sophos 12/1
  • "Which UK partner has become the first firm in the world to deploy Microsoft's Azure Stack?" CRN UK 12/1
  • "NetMarketShare: Windows 7 still well ahead of Windows 10" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Microsoft Job Listing Hints At Snapdragon 845 Powered Surface Tablet Or Surface Phone" HotHardware 12/1
  • "IBM reseller duo move to reduce reliance on Big Blue" CRN UK 12/1
  • "DBS Bank and IBM launch Singapore robotics centre" FSTech 12/1
  • "Ex-Autonomy exec agrees to be a witness for HP fraud case" The Register 12/1
  • "Exclusive: Qualcomm's iPhone X Still Outpaces Intel's" PC Magazine 12/1
  • "Intel's Diane Bryant named as Google Cloud's COO" IT PRO 12/1
  • "Intel cuts stake in ASML to below 5 pct" Reuters 12/1
  • "AMD teases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition" Hexus 12/1
  • "INM Chooses Oracle for New Advertiser Data Management Platform" ADWorld 12/1
  • "Oracle rival chides UK councils for pricey database indulgence" The Register 12/1
  • "Cisco's John Chambers picks up 10% stake in Chennai's speech analytics firm, Uniphore Software Systems" FIRSTPOST 12/1
General Interest
  • "Chrome For Windows To Block Third-Party Apps That Cause It To Crash" UberGizmo 9:08 PM
  • "Samsung clarifies that there is no 'Microsoft Edition' Galaxy S8" Digital Trends 7:30 PM
  • "Google's new 'landscraper' will be as long as a super-tall skyscraper is high — and it could be the next big building trend" Business Insider 11:32 AM
  • "Wileyfox delays its upcoming Windows 10 Mobile handset by two weeks" Windows Central 8:35 AM
  • "Thousands disappointed as Wileyfox's Windows 10 Mobile handset delayed" MSPoweruser 8:35 AM
  • "Google is working on a fix for a bug that's causing Home Minis to crash at high volume"  12/2
  • "Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Google Home Mini is crashing when cranked up to 11" Engadget 12/1
  • "Some Google Home Mini speakers are reportedly crashing when playing music at full volume" The Verge 12/1
  • "Google Homes are buy one, get one free at Best Buy today" The Verge 12/1
  • "Google snaps up former Intel chief to head up Cloud division" ITProPortal 12/1
  • "Google bans most Android apps from displaying lockscreen ads" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Google offers Raspberry Pi owners this new AI vision kit to spot cats, people, emotions" ZDNet 12/1
  • "Google Play reveals 2017"s best apps and games" VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Google's cute voice experiment lets you track the world with paper" The Verge 12/1
  • "AWS launches a machine learning consultancy service for its cloud customers" ZDNet 12/1
  • "Amazon is reportedly talking to generic drug companies" The Verge 12/1
  • "Flowspace is AWS for warehouses" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "AWS and Azure dominate the cloud. Neither should win" InfoWorld 12/1
  • "Amazon's traveling Treasure Truck expands beyond the U.S. and into the U.K." VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Amazon envisions delivery drones that self-destruct in emergencies" Engadget 12/1
  • "Amazon patents self-destructing drone that falls apart in an emergency" The Verge 12/1
  • "Why mobile is critical to Six Flags' digital transformation strategy" ZDNet 12/1
  • "BlackBerry will pay Nokia $137 million over a contract dispute" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "Spotify Premium gets discounted to $99 for a year" The Verge 12/1
  • "Tinder is now picking people it thinks you should Super Like" The Verge 12/1
  • "Twitter's Lite app reaches 24 more countries" Engadget 12/1
  • "Twitter goes Lite in push for growth in emerging markets" VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia" Engadget 12/1
  • "Tesla turns on giant lithium-ion battery to support Australia's shaky power grid" VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Elon Musk's giant battery is now delivering power to South Australia" The Verge 12/1
  • "Emirates' new first class suites feature virtual windows and a 'zero-gravity' seat" The Verge 12/1
  • "Alibaba is buying Israeli startup Visualead's tech to establish a Tel Aviv R&D center" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "Yext sees 39% revenue growth in latest quarter" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "Disney is suing Redbox to stop it from selling digital download codes" The Verge 12/1
  • "What's new in PHP 7.2: better security, code handling" InfoWorld 12/1
  • "The first blockchain smartphone will come preloaded with mobile Ethereum client Status" VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Lego AR-Studio puts virtual dragons in your physical sets" Engadget 12/1
  • "Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ soundbar review: It's great for music, but you'll want the optional sub for movies" TechHive 12/1
  • "Vava Dash Cam review: Great video and ground-breaking features" PCWorld 12/1
  • "Uber's Indian rival Ola begins offering a bicycle-sharing service" TechCrunch 12/1
Press Releases
  • "Pantera and Block Asset Join Early Investors in Gifto Protocol" VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Windows by the numbers: Windows 7's recalculated share shows faster-than-thought decline" Computerworld 4:29 PM
  • "Microsoft adds Surface Pro with LTE for connectivity on the go, as promised" Brinkwire 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out Edge Browser For iOS And Android With 'Continue On PC' Feature" Tech Times 8:33 AM
  • "Excel artist reveals hidden depth of Microsoft's number cruncher" MSPoweruser 12/2
  • "Microsoft Delivers First Driver and Firmware Pack for Surface Pro LTE" Thurrott 12/2
  • "8 books Bill Gates thinks you should definitely read" indy100 12/2
  • "Redmond 2.0: Inside Microsoft's plan to rebuild its longtime home for a new generation" GeekWire 12/2
  • "Microsoft releases Day 0 update for Surface Pro with LTE Advanced to improve stability" MSPoweruser 12/2
  • "Microsoft's Azure Stack gets its first deployment in UK datacenter" MSPoweruser 12/2
  • "Bill Gates To Loan Da Vinci Leicester Codex To Uffizi Gallery" Artlyst 12/2
  • "Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17046 now available for download" MSPoweruser 12/2
  • "Check out this custom Cuphead Xbox One S that you can also win" Neowin 12/1
  • "Newegg is bundling a year of Microsoft Office with a year of Xbox Live Gold for $80" The Verge 12/1
  • "Microsoft Edge Now Available On iOS Devices As Well" UberGizmo 12/1
  • "How to change the language of Microsoft Office" gHacks 12/1
  • "Microsoft Edge on Android and iOS is now available for all" SlashGear 12/1
  • "Microsoft needs to bring this handy scrolling feature to Windows 10, pronto" The Next Web 12/1
  • "17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them" IT PRO 12/1
  • "Microsoft Soon to Test 'Sets' to Tab Apps in Windows 10" DeviceMAG 12/1
  • "Citrix cracks Windows Store's monopoly on Windows 10 S apps" The Register 12/1
  • "Movies & TV updated on Windows 10 with Photos editing" Windows Central 12/1
  • "Windows 10 Movies & TV app gets video editing features with new update" OnMSFT 12/1
  • "Skype for Windows 10's Mixed Reality support and Notification Panel come to all" MSPoweruser 12/1
  • "'PUBG' console version will run at 60 fps on Xbox One X (update)" Engadget 12/1
  • "Which gaming console is right for you?" Engadget 12/1
  • "FAQ: Windows 10's new browser-ized UI – Sets" Computerworld 12/1
  • "Origin EVO15-S review: A portable, powerful Max-Q laptop that does everything right" PCWorld 12/1
  • "15 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card" PCWorld 12/1
  • "Germany adapting Windows 10 for secure government use" MSPoweruser 8:33 AM
  • "China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet" Reuters 12/2
  • "What you need to know about net neutrality (before it gets taken away)" Engadget 12/1
  • "Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple" ZDNet 12/1
  • "While the U.K. remains Europe's clear startup leader, panic and pessimism over Brexit is growing" VentureBeat 12/1
  • "Proposed Senate bill could send execs who conceal breaches to jail" Engadget 12/1
  • "Privacy: UK government to tweak Snooper's Charter after conceding it is illegal in its current form" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 S is now a viable operating system, but does that matter?" MSPoweruser 6:05 PM
  • "Southwest, Microsoft, Apple could benefit from tax plan" Reuters 6:03 PM
  • "Google's Allo messaging may link to your email account" Engadget 4:29 PM
  • "Why Amazon Web Services Is The Mother Of All Candy Stores" Forbes 11:31 AM
  • "Walmart and Amazon are locked in a bitter retail war — but they're becoming clones of each other in the process" Business Insider 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft is blocking security updates for Windows 10 if users delay feature update with a policy" Windows Latest 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's Board Of Directors Just Got Much Stronger (MSFT)" StockNews 8:38 AM
  • "Decision time is here for blockchain, but are enterprises ready?" ZDNet 12/2
  • "What happens if we tame Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple?" Houston Chronicle 12/2
  • "Amazon may be seeking to enter the healthcare industry" Digital Trends 12/2
  • "Google Allo possibly working on multi-device support [APK Teardown] 9to5Google 12/2
  • "Should the Internet Be Regulated?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/1
  • "Razer Phone review: A tough sell, even if it's great for gamers" Engadget 12/1
  • "Twitter again explains why it won't remove Trump's anti-Muslim tweets" Mashable 12/1
  • "What To Expect In Self-Driving Cars? Entertainment And Advertisements, Of Course" Tech Times 12/1
  • "Artificial intelligence isn't as clever as we think, but that doesn't stop it being a threat" The Verge 12/1
  • "Economist Tyler Cowen talks about the value of despair" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "Indian Railways partners with Google to provide passengers a virtual tour of its rich heritage" First Post 8:42 AM
  • "Three Uber security managers reportedly resigned today" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "Graphic India raises $5M to build a Marvel-like digital comic brand for India" TechCrunch 12/1
  • "Spot.IM raises $25 million for a better comments section" TechCrunch 12/1
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end lower after Flynn guilty plea, but Dow sees best week of 2017: Hopes for Senate tax bill aid partial rebound" MarketWatch 12/1
  • "Stocks Fluctuate as Senate Holdouts to Tax Bill Dwindle: Stocks fluctuate as Senate Republicans made progress getting their tax bill over the finish line." TheStreet 12/1
  • "Dow trims losses as investors digest Flynn news, eye tax reform progress" FOXBusiness 12/1
  • "U.S. Stocks End Lower but Recover From Sharp Drop on Flynn News: Dow Jones Industrial Average pares losses after shedding more than 300 points earlier in the day" [Paid Membership Required] 12/1
  • "Asian markets reverse course, make mostly gains in topsy-turvy trading day: Nikkei loses early gains; Hong Kong's Tencent falls into correction territory" MarketWatch 12/1
  • "European stocks close lower, shaken by reports Flynn with testify about Trump: Stocks across Europe finished lower on Friday, after a late-session slump on reports former U.S. national security adviser will testify about President Donald Trump." MarketWatch 12/1

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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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