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TechNN Archive: Saturday, December 9, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Analyst: Microsoft on track to $1 trillion market cap by 2020" MSPoweruser 8:10 AM
  • "Head-To-Head: Lenovo Yoga 920 Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro" CRN 8:10 AM
  • "More references to Courier-style device found in Microsoft's new Whiteboard app" MSPoweruser 8:10 AM
  • "IBM Develops Preprocessing Block, Makes Machine Learning Faster Tenfold" The Coin Telegraph 8:09 AM
  • "eaked NVIDIA TITAN V Benchmarks Show Volta GPU Demolishing All Competitors" HotHardware 4:50 PM
  • "AI is more than automation on steroids, it amplifies human innovation" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "European Commission enters dispute between Microsoft and the US government over Irish data centre" Computing 12/8
  • "The EU to lecture the US Supreme Court on European data protection rules in Microsoft – DoJ case" MSPoweruser 12/8
  • "5 Reasons Jim Cramer Loves Microsoft Here" TheStreet 12/8
  • "Staffordshire University goes all-in on Microsoft Azure for digital transformation" ComputerWeekly 12/8
  • "While Microsoft Stays Mum About Xbox Sales, Sony Says PlayStation 4 Sales Topped 70 Million" Tech Times 12/8
  • "One year later, enterprises still wrestle with Windows 7's cumulative updates" Computerworld 12/8
  • "Windows 10: UK's GCHQ found out how to hack Windows Defender to own your PC" ZDNet 12/8
  • "Cost-hurling IBM seeks more volunteers for employment bonfire" The Register 12/8
  • "IBM launches advanced artificial intelligence server" BIZ Community 12/8
  • "Why IBM Launched An AI Platform Instead Of A POWER9 Chip" Forbes 12/8
  • "IBM unveils POWER9 servers designed for Artificial Intelligence" Business Standard 12/8
  • "IBM unveils power systems servers designed for AI workload" ANI News 12/8
  • "Intel Optane SSD 900P drives deliver a big chunk of next-gen storage to desktops" The Tech Report 12/8
  • "Intel Uses Cobalt Interconnect for 10nm, Global Foundries Detail EUV Lithography for 7nm" CDR Info 12/8
  • "Intel to use Cobalt for interconnect layers at 10nm" Hexus 12/8
  • "Everything you need to know about PC motherboards, sockets and chipsets" Windows Central 12/8
  • "LattePanda Delta and Alpha boards with Intel chips, Windows and Linux support hit Kickstarter" Liliputing 12/8
  • "A tale of two server processors: Intel Xeon Skylake-SP and AMD EPYC 7000 Series" ZDNet 12/8
  • "Tesla Is Developing Their Own AI Chips With a Little Help From AMD" Guru3D 12/8
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU Sales Tripled During Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sales" SegmentNext 12/8
  • "HPE Taps AMD For ProLiant DL385, Again" Forbes 12/8
  • "AMD EPYC Enters Azure Cloud Through Microsoft Project Olympus" Forbes 12/8
  • "AMD's CEO Hails Era of 'Immersive Computing'" EE Times 12/8
  • "Titan V and Nvidia's bleeding-edge Volta GPU: 5 things PC gamers need to know" PCWorld 12/8
  • "NVIDIA's 'most powerful GPU' ever is built for AI" Engadget 12/8
  • "Nvidia announces $2,999 Titan V, 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created'" The Verge 12/8
  • "Nvidia's $2,999 Titan V is a 110 teraflop GPU for AI processing" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "Cisco snaps up to boost enterprise cloud cost-cutting tech" ZDNet 12/8
  • "Cisco acquires to find low-cost cloud deals" The Register 12/8
General Interest
  • "FCC Chairman Ajit Pai 'jokes' about being a Verizon shill: He even enlisted a Verizon executive for his skit." Engadget 4:08 PM
  • "Craigslist sellers can now specify if they accept bitcoin: You can now tell people you're selling that beater for cryptocurrency." Engadget 4:08 PM
  • "Verizon hits back at T-Mobile over 5G claims" BGR 2:54 PM
  • "YouTube makes a few of its Red Originals free for the holidays" Engadget 10:50 AM
  • "Google re-enables physical buttons to play and pause music on Home Mini" Neowin 9:15 AM
  • "Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 keeps your next phone more secure than ever" Digital Trends 12/8
  • "How Nvidia Surprised AI Experts Twice This Week" Fortune 12/8
  • "Box CEO Aaron Levie thinks going public helps enterprise startups compete with the big dogs" Business Insider 12/8
  • "FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "Leaked Video Shows FCC Chair Ajit Pai Roasting Himself With 'Jokes' About Being a Verizon Shill" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "Leaked Video Shows FCC Chair Ajit Pai Roasting Himself With 'Jokes' About Being a Verizon Shill" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "Sprint offers customers $100 for the holidays, but not in cash — in PokéCoins" Digital Trends 12/8
  • "Google and ProPublica help journalists cover local elections" Engadget 12/8
  • "Vergecast: ARM-powered PCs, Amazon vs. Google, and CryptoKitties" The Verge 12/8
  • "Google lifts lid on FBI data requests: Now you can read actual letters online" ZDNet 12/8
  • "YouTube's 'Remix' subscription music service could launch in March" Engadget 12/8
  • "Some Amazon Prime Exclusive phones are now even cheaper" ZDNet 12/8
  • "Amazon's new cloud-based IDE could shake up the industry" Mashable 12/8
  • "Amazon launches single sign-on service for AWS cloud" ZDNet 12/8
  • "AWS's free single sign-on launch shows expanisonist tendencies in SaaS market" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "Colleges don't teach cloud skills, so AWS will do it in high school" InfoWorld 12/8
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited expands to 28 new markets in Europe and Latin America" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Amazon Echo speakers and Music Unlimited head to 28 more countries" Engadget 12/8
  • "Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "Alibaba follows Amazon's lead with bricks-and-mortar push" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "These are Facebook's internal policies on harassment and bullying" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "Elon Musk says Tesla is working on custom AI chips" The Verge 12/8
  • "Nobody knows if Snapchat shows are actually successful" Engadget 12/8
  • "Spotify and China's Tencent invest in each other as part of 'strategic collaboration'" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Spotify and Tencent agree to swap stakes in their music businesses" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "35 great PC games for Linux" PCWorld 12/8
  • "OnePlus 5T receives OxygenOS 4.7.4 update to improve camera quality" BetaNews 12/8
  • "Best cheap smartphones: $300 (and much less) can buy mobile satisfaction" ZDNet 12/8
  • "Essential Phone sends 360-degree live video to Facebook and YouTube" Engadget 12/8
  • "Meet 'Genies', the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news" TechCrunch 12/8
Press Releases
  • "5miles to Integrate CyberMiles Token into Online Marketplace" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Linius Integrates with Microsoft Azure" PRNewswire 12/8
  • "MTN signs partnership with Cisco Jasper to enable Internet of Things in South Africa" Total Telecom 12/8
  • "Is Microsoft About to Really Click with Investors? [Video] CNBC Videos 12/8
  • "Microsoft Office apps work surprisingly well on Chromebooks" Windows Central 12/8
  • "Windows hack: PCs can be hijacked using flaw in own security software" TechRepublic 12/8
  • "Microsoft fixes Malware Protection Engine critical security flaw" Computing 12/8
  • "Microsoft Fixes Malware Protection Engine Bug Discovered by British Intelligence" Bleeping Computer 12/8
  • "Microsoft Issues Emergency Windows Security Update For A Critical Vulnerability" The Hacker News 12/8
  • "Microsoft releases new firmware update for Surface Book to improve sleep performance and more" MSPoweruser 12/8
  • "Microsoft accidentally removes some Insiders from Skip Ahead Ring" MSPoweruser 12/8
  • "Pirate simulator 'Sea of Thieves' hits Xbox on March 20th" Engadget 12/8
  • "Sea of Thieves release date announced, Xbox One/Windows 10 pre-orders open" OnMSFT 12/8
  • "Microsoft is taking the Windows Engagement issue seriously, and are doing something about it" MSPoweruser 12/8
  • "Alienware 15 review: It's built like a tank you can actually carry" PCWorld 12/8
  • "Uber heads to court to appeal London ban" Telegraph 4:45 PM
  • "Ex-Amazon employee gets 6 months in jail for leaking quarterly results to fraternity brother" GeekWire 12/8
  • "FCC backtracks on helping with neutrality fraud investigation: Eager to cut ISP regulation, the agency shows concern for privacy of comment forgers" The Register 12/8
  • "Brazil sees mobile phone sales slowdown in Q3" ZDNet 12/8
  • "How the U.S. government could increase seed capital in the Midwest" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Bitcoin seized by Bulgaria's government now worth $3 billion" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Razer Phone review — handset for gamers is the most refreshing smartphone in the market" South China Morning Post 9:28 PM
  • "Net Neutrality isn't the only thing the current FCC is screwing up" TechCrunch 7:32 PM
  • "When should you update to a new PC? It depends" Seattle Times 12/8
  • "What Will an Internet Without Net Neutrality Be Like? Look to other countries for the answer." Slate 12/8
  • "Ron Swanson tells Ajit Pai he has no honor for killing net neutrality" The Verge 12/8
  • "MIT is redesigning power converters to make the grid more efficient" Engadget 12/8
  • "Researchers train robots to see into the future" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "WyzeCam review: $20 home security camera is a real steal" TechHive 12/8
  • "The best touchscreen winter gloves" Engadget 12/8
  • "'New Mafia' cyber attacks on businesses up 23 percent in 2017" BetaNews 12/8
  • "Deception Security: Modern maturity for automated detection and response" BetaNews 12/8
  • "This ransomware asks victims to name their own price to get their files back" ZDNet 12/8
  • "$68 million in Bitcoin missing after cryptocurrency marketplace hacked" ZDNet 12/8
  • "Why is bitcoin's price so high?" TechCrunch 12/8
  • "MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology" TechCrunch 12/8
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end at records after stronger-than-expected jobs report: Health care stocks among the strongest of the day" MarketWatch 12/8
  • "Stocks Get Boost From Stronger-Than-Expected Jobs Report: The tech-heavy Nasdaq once again leads the averages higher on Friday." TheStreet 12/8
  • "Dow, S&P hit record highs on strength of jobs report" FOXBusiness 12/8
  • "Strong Jobs Report Lifts U.S. Stocks to Weekly Gains: The Dow and S&P 500 rose this week, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite posted a decline for the second straight week" [Paid Membership Required] 12/8
  • "EU, Japan reach free-trade agreement after 4 years of talks: The European Union and Japan said Friday they have finalized a free trade agreement that will cover about 30% of the world's economy, with the deal concluding negotiations that began in 2013." MarketWatch 12/8
  • "European banks rally, leading stocks to 1-month closing high: European stocks rose Friday, scoring their highest close in a month, after the U.K. and the European Union came to terms on a Brexit divorce deal, opening the way to a key phase of talks." MarketWatch 12/8

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget"
  • "Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers"
  • "UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand"
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM"
  • "NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22"
  • "Singapore health ministry refutes suggestions of HIV data leak coverup"
  • "LG to launch 'attachable dual-screen' with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ"
  • "Ericsson to build 50 Optus 5G sites"
  • "Your smartphone is going to look a lot stranger next time around"
  • "Didi Chuxing to reportedly sack 15 percent of workforce after 2018 huge lossses"

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