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TechNN Archive: Monday, December 11, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Reports Filed In Microsoft Lawsuit Find 'Significant' Gender Gap At Firm" Forbes 9:19 AM
  • "Like Apple, Microsoft Is Also Likely to Become a $1 Trillion Company" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google rumoured to be against a Broadcom-Qualcomm deal" bit-tech 9:25 AM
  • "EU intervenes in Microsoft and US's data privacy battle" IT PRO 9:21 AM
  • "Not just Apple- Microsoft also left the keys to their kingdom exposed" MSPoweruser 9:21 AM
  • "The big 4 tech companies -- my musings on two, Microsoft and Salesforce" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Drops Hint of New 'Mobile Device' in Official App" Softpedia 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft doubles down on its 'AI for Earth' initiative, pledging $50M at Paris climate event" GeekWire 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft investing $50 million in climate-change program" Seattle Times 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft commits $50 million more to its AI for Earth program" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "IBM launches Bot Asset Exchange for enterprise developers" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "IBM to expunge over 500 people in latest redundo round" The Register 9:11 AM
  • "IBM unveils server designed for artificial intelligence" Financial News 9:10 AM
  • "Russia's Biggest Bank Pilots Money Transfer on an IBM Blockchain" CryptoCoin News 9:09 AM
  • "HP patches hundreds of laptops to remove hidden keylogger" PCWorld 12:24 PM
  • "Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "Built-in keylogger found in HP laptops...again" TechRepublic 9:08 AM
  • "HP admits to installing keylogger on hundreds of laptops" Digital Journal 9:08 AM
  • "Your laptop could be recording everything you type: Sinister keylogging software that lets hackers spy on users is found on almost 500 models of HP computer" Daily Mail (UK) 9:08 AM
  • "HP issues update to remove 'accidental' keylogger from laptop driver" The Inquirer 9:07 AM
  • "HP pops out a patch after dormant keylogging code is found on some laptops" Digital Trends 3:32 PM
  • "HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger" BBC 9:07 AM
  • "HP Patches New Keylogger Software in its Laptops" CDR Info 9:07 AM
  • "Dormant Keylogger Functionality Found in HP Laptops" SecurityWeek 9:07 AM
  • "What is going wrong on Intel's 10nm process?" SemiAccurate 6:17 PM
  • "Intel shines up low-powered PCs for 2018 using its Pentium, Celeron CPUs" Digital Trends 3:32 PM
  • "Quanta Cloud to team up with Intel, RedHat to develop 5G cloud solutions" DigiTimes 9:00 AM
  • "AMD and Qualcomm team up for LTE PCs" SemiAccurate 8:58 AM
  • "AMD leak confirms Ryzen 2 will launch early 2018, ready for Intel's Coffee Lake refresh" PCGamesN 8:57 AM
  • "AMD's next-gen Ryzen processors could arrive in just a couple of months" TechRadar UK 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2 Pinnacle Ridge Coming In March 2018, Leaked Slides Reveal Price, Release, Specs And More" SegmentNext 8:57 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 2 processors are reportedly arriving in early 2018" The Inquirer 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Plans Ryzen 2 February Launch: Intel Faces Tough 2018?" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco furthers multi-cloud mission with Cmpute.io acquisition" IT PRO 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco buys cloud optimisation firm Cmpute.io" Banking Tech 8:52 AM
  • "Seagate to cut another 500 jobs" ZDNet 7:22 PM
General Interest
  • "Airbnb will add VR previews of rooms and cities: Take an immersive peek of places you want to reserve." Engadget 5:35 PM
  • "A stretchable battery, powered by sweat, could revolutionize wearables" Digital Trends 3:49 PM
  • "Alexa Can Now Wake You Up With Favorite Tunes" PC Magazine 3:27 PM
  • "These Are the Smartwatches Getting Android Wear Oreo: Around 30 smartwatches will be getting or have already received Android Wear Oreo." PC Magazine 3:39 PM
  • "Brains, beauty and beats: Google Home Max is here" Google 3:45 PM
  • "Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology" TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Google just launched three new photography apps" The Verge 3:27 PM
  • "Google is sending more traffic than Facebook to publishers — again" Recode 1:54 PM
  • "Google's Pixel AR stickers are available starting today" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Google's new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhere" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Mod gives Google's Home Mini speaker its 'missing' line-out jack" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "Google reveals all the Android Wear watches getting Oreo" Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Google's Assistant will help 'sync' your smart home devices" Engadget 8:40 AM
  • "Google Home Max is available to buy now for $399" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Google's premium Home Max smart speaker goes on sale" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "Google's high-quality Home Max speaker goes on sale for $399" Engadget 8:40 AM
  • "Google reveals which Android smartwatches will get Oreo" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "World's biggest botnet delivers new ransomware threat" BetaNews 12:31 PM
  • "Amazon adds music alarms to Alexa" The Verge 12:04 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa can now wake you up to music" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Facebook's 'ticker,' aka creeper feed, is no more" Engadget 8:40 AM
  • "Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Ataribox pre-orders start this week, without any game details" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "VR industry could post decent holiday sales to ease sting of a disappointing year" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "NFL games will start streaming on all mobile carriers in January — not just Verizon" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Imgur's take on Snapchat Stories is for people who really love GIFs" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Lyft extends education benefit to drivers" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Lyft partners with Guild Education to offer drivers tuition discounts" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "IMP Solutions Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner" PRWeb 9:20 AM
  • "Brytlyt GPU Database Smashes Benchmark Record Again, This Time Using IBM Minsky Hardware" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "OnTime Networks joins Cisco® Solution Technology Integrator (STI) program to add Cisco® technology to its cutting-edge rugged military Ethernet router solutions" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is adding a cricket oval to its US campus in a nod to its south Asian workers" Quartz 3:39 PM
  • "Cortana now supports Google Calendar" The Verge 3:27 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Unified Support plan may result in price increases" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft offers developers a preview of its quantum computing kit" Engadget 1:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Takes Path Less Traveled to Build a Quantum Computer" Industry Week 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft releases free preview of its Quantum Development Kit" ZDNet 9:28 AM
  • "Denna for Windows 10 is a to-do list for improving productivity" Windows Central 9:29 AM
  • "Paint 3D helps create a better world in Microsoft's annual holiday ad" OnMSFT 9:28 AM
  • "How to Troubleshoot COM Surrogate Issues in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 9:27 AM
  • "For $18, learn advanced Microsoft Excel skills that can earn you $5,000 next year" The Next Web 9:27 AM
  • "How Microsoft Is Using LinkedIn To Take On Salesforce.com And Transform The Science Of Sales" Forbes 9:27 AM
  • "Flipping Windows screens from landscape to portrait mode is simple, unless it's not" Denver Post 9:26 AM
  • "It's time: Make sure Windows Auto Update is turned off" Computerworld 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone? New leaks suggest it's still happening!" phoneArena 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge on Android: Windows 10 browser spinoff clocks up million users" ZDNet 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge For Android Passes 1 Million Downloads" UberGizmo 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins Android Using Just Its Browser" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Emergency Update to their Malware Protection Engine" Guru3D 9:20 AM
  • "Get Ready for New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Launching This Week" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge on Android: Windows 10 browser spinoff clocks up million users" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Lightworks for Windows review: The free version falls short in export options" PCWorld 8:29 AM
  • "YouTube for Xbox One updated with 4K support" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Park Place Technologies selects Microsoft Cloud to transform sales and customer engagement" Microsoft 3:36 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC" Reuters 3:53 PM
  • "Axios Sourced: The FCC will end net neutrality" [Video Report] Axios 1:57 PM
  • "Net neutrality repeal based on false description of Internet, inventors say: FCC claims that broadband isn't 'telecommunications.'" Ars Technica 1:55 PM
  • "Tech pioneers tell FCC: 'You don't understand how the internet works'" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, and 19 other technologists pen letter asking FCC to save net neutrality" VentureBeat 12:27 PM
  • "Vint Cerf, Steve Wozniak, and other tech luminaries call net neutrality vote an 'imminent threat'" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Why Indian, Russian tech startups are weighing up a move to tiny Estonia" ZDNet 8:36 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to get rid of the keylogger inside HP laptops" BGR 9:31 PM
  • "Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "Is Trump a Twitter addict?" TechCrunch 1:53 PM
  • "Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front" TechHive 12:23 PM
  • "Asus ROG Strix X370-I Gaming Review" bit-tech 9:02 AM
  • "Review: Lenovo Ideapad 720S" VRZone 9:01 AM
  • "Bitcoin futures begin trading on Chicago's CBOE" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "MSI Trident V3 Arctic review: Looks like a console, runs like a high-end desktop" PCWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Hitfilm Express 2017 review: Powerful features lie behind a quirky interface" PCWorld 8:29 AM
  • "Shotcut review: This open-source video editor is impressive" PCWorld 8:30 AM
  • "VSDC review: This free video editor holds back too much" PCWorld 8:29 AM
  • "The best free video editing software: Great tools for YouTube stardom and more" PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Eaton Halo RL56 review: Upgrade your existing canisters to smart and efficient LED lighting" PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A classy chassis with Dolby Vision" TechHive 8:26 AM
  • "Hypocrisy at the FCC and the illusion of transparency: Ajit Pai seems to think this is all a big joke." Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "How killing Net Neutrality will affect enterprise mobility: As the FCC prepares to eliminate net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs to charge more for some internet traffic based on speed of delivery, companies will have to rethink how mobile apps are created and how they host content." Computerworld 8:10 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Inflect Raises $3 Million Seed Round, Led by Internet Infrastructure Industry Veterans" Business Wire 3:34 PM
  • "Nextdoor Raised $75 Million in New Round" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:17 PM
  • "Ouster raises $27 million and launches its autonomous car lidar out of stealth" VentureBeat 12:26 PM
  • "LiDAR autonomous sensor startup Ouster announces $27M Series A led by auto powerhouse Cox Enterprises" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Menlo Security raises $40 million to help companies block malware" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow close at records as tech, telecom shares rally: Bitcoin sees increased fervor as futures trading makes its debut on Sunday, trades relatively smoothly on Monday" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Post New Records as Concerns Ebb Over New York Explosion: The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all finished higher on Monday." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street ends higher with help from tech, energy" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise Ahead of Central Bank Meetings: Shares of energy companies lead advances, while bitcoin futures jump in their trading debut" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:04 PM
  • "Banks, oil majors help drive Asian stocks higher; Apple supplier Hon Hai rebounds: Asian stocks strengthened Monday after a quiet start, building on Friday's bounce that led to a global rally, while investors also kept an eye on the start of trading in bitcoin futures." MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "European stocks end lower, edging back from one-month high: European stocks closed slightly lower Monday, pulling back from a one-month high as technology stocks sagged." MarketWatch 12:41 PM



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  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
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Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
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