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TechNN Archive: Thursday, December 14, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Court reverses Dell buyout ruling that alarmed dealmakers: Delaware's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a lower court erred in finding that the 2013 buyout of computer maker Dell Inc was vastly underpriced, in an opinion that will likely restrict a hedge fund strategy aimed at wringing cash from mergers." Reuters 4:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Has Been Anointed the King of Technology: Sometimes it's not a good thing to be viewed as a bitcoin stock play. Just ask investors in Square about that one. Microsoft, on the other hand, has been anointed the king of technology." TheStreet 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds Artificial Intelligence Features To Bing" UberGizmo 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser is really popular on Android" OnMSFT 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft quietly adds native OpenSSH client to Windows 10: Good news for developers; a collective shrug for everyone else" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Adding a Built-in OpenSSH Client to Windows 10" Thurrott 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10: Farewell, PuTTY" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting: The updated iOS app is available in 35 countries." Engadget 7:03 AM
  • "Cortana is coming to Microsoft Launcher and Cheetah CM Launcher on Android" OnMSFT 8:50 AM
  • "AMD re-enters server battleground with lucrative Baidu deal: Search giant puts Epyc chips at the heart of its datacentre servers" The Inquirer 10:01 AM
  • "AMD may soon be launching a Raven Ridge APU with RX 570 performance" PC Games N 7:55 AM
  • "AMD throws down server gauntlet to Intel with major Baidu deal for its Epyc CPU: Baidu takes big bet on AMD by putting Epyc chips at the heart of its datacentre servers" Computing 8:23 AM
  • "LG sticks Intel's 8th-gen processors into a refreshed Gram laptop line up" TrustedReviews 8:23 AM
  • "Dell, GM and others plan to incorporate ocean plastics into supply chains" treehugger 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle Shares Fall on Cloud Forecast: Company's board authorizes a share buyback program of $12 billion" [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings: What to Watch/Cloud-revenue guidance a few months ago was weaker than expected but may offer 'room for outperformance'" [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Oracle shares slip as cloud growth misses but quarterly results top view" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:03 PM
  • "Oracle Down 7%: FYQ3 Revenue View a Tad Light" Barron's 5:05 PM
  • "Oracle profit beats, but shares dip on cloud sales miss" Reuters 5:05 PM
  • "IBM recruits quantum computing partners" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 PM
  • "IBM, Walmart, and Tsinghua University eye blockchain for food supply chain safety in China" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "IBM Quantum Woos Fortune 500" EE Times 10:34 AM
  • "JPMorgan Chase And Samsung Are Partnering With IBM To Build Business Apps On Quantum Computers" Forbes 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle reports 10 percent rise in quarterly profit" Reuters 3:23 PM
  • "Oracle falls despite earnings beat" CNBC 3:24 PM
  • "Symantec Equips Oracle Cloud with Cyber Defense Solution" Zacks 3:23 PM
  • "Oracle FYQ2 On Tap: Investors Anxious About Cloud, Says Macquarie" Barron's 2:19 PM
  • "The FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:42 PM
  • "F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:42 PM
  • "U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom" Reuters 1:45 PM
  • "The Trump administration just voted to repeal the U.S. government's net neutrality rules: The Republican-led FCC voted on party lines to eliminate rules requiring internet providers to treat all web traffic equally." Recode 1:46 PM
General Interest
  • "South Korea aims for paperless society with wider e-document use" ZDNet 4:55 PM
  • "NASA uses Google machine learning for exoplanet detection" ZDNet 8:27 PM
  • "Google applies machine learning to planet hunting and discovers two new exoplanets" 9to5Google 3:00 PM
  • "Another battle of giants: Amazon and Google/Amazon and Google are fighting an increasingly ugly battle that could drag their customers and their future business plans down with them." CNNMoney 2:26 PM
  • "Ataribox delays pre-orders due to development problems: An updated launch plan will be available soon." Engadget 10:31 AM
  • "Two million identities stolen for fake net neutrality comments: Based on the reports filed with the NY AG's office, some of them are already dead." Engadget 10:02 AM
  • "This might be the first leaked image of Samsung's Galaxy S9" BGR 10:02 AM
  • "ISS astronauts won't miss out on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'" Engadget 10:31 AM
  • "Half of firms fail to properly report a data breach this year: Under the GDPR, organisations that fail to report a breach within 72 hours can expect to be hit the hardest" V3 9:39 AM
  • "Researchers generate new silicon structure for quantum computing development: Quantum leap claimed in development of quantum computing" V3 9:38 AM
  • "MIT Wants to Replace Desk Lamps With Glowing Plants: MIT engineers are hoping to create a plant that requires no power supply, but is bright enough to replace a desk lamp." PC Magazine 9:10 AM
  • "Researchers use human body as a communication network for electronics: Human Body Communication system is 'more secure than a wireless network' while consuming less power" V3 9:39 AM
  • "Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule" ExtremeTech 8:51 AM
  • "LG V30+ launches in India for ₹44,990 on December 18" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "LG claims its new Gram laptops have 'full day' battery life" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "AT&T's power line-mounted internet service is back for more tests: The company is taking its time with these trials." Engadget 7:03 AM
  • "Astronauts on the Space Station will get to see 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'" BGR 7:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Releases Security Connector App for iOS" Cisco 12:36 PM
  • "Cisco Announces Leadership Changes" Cisco 12:36 PM
  • "IBM Announces Collaboration with Leading Fortune 500 Companies, Academic Institutions and National Research Labs to Accelerate Quantum Computing" IBM 12:36 PM
  • "Walmart,, IBM and Tsinghua University Launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China" IBM 12:36 PM
  • "Microsoft gives you a breakdown of your Xbox gaming habits of 2017 »" InsideGamer 9:05 PM
  • "Ex-Microsoft intern claimed one of her fellow temps raped her. Her bosses hired him" The Register 9:05 PM
  • "Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger: Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have almost doubled in size since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016." Computerworld 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Seeing AI iPhone app now available in 35 markets including the European Union" OnMSFT 8:50 AM
  • "An 'awesome year'? Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann has a radical view on 2017" GeekWire 7:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 Surface rival: Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 packs latest i7 chip" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung announced new Windows 10 PCs from its Notebook 9 series" Neowin 7:04 AM
  • "TierPoint Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency" PRNewswire 8:49 AM
  • "The next front in the net neutrality war: Feds versus the states" Recode 8:27 PM
  • "New York state AG to sue over net neutrality reversal" Reuters 4:55 PM
  • "California, Washington and NY take action after net neutrality vote: Lawmakers from the three states say they will fight to preserve net neutrality after FCC votes down Obama-era rules." CNET 2:25 PM
  • "The FCC has reversed a 2015 rule that could change how you access and pay for internet service" CNBC 12:16 PM
  • "FCC net neutrality vote halted due to security concerns (updated): Chairman Ajit Pai paused his speech and the video feed was cut off." Engadget 12:09 PM
  • "Net neutrality: The internet holds its breath" BBC 9:41 AM
  • "After FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Courts, Congress" Wired 8:05 AM
  • "ICO singles out UKIP in investigation into political data use: Denham reveals UKIP is one of four organisations appealing its notice to the Information Rights Tribunal" V3 9:39 AM
  • "Denmark considers using cryptocurrencies for humanitarian aid" Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Russians spent a whole 73p to 'meddle' in Brexit vote" Neowin 7:04 AM
  • "The difference between good and bad Facebooking" TechCrunch 8:42 PM
  • "Does T-Mobile Have A Shot At Success In The Pay TV Market?" Forbes 2:56 PM
  • "Harry Potter gets a weird new chapter from a computer" BBC 1:17 PM
  • "Buying Bitcoin Is More Like Gambling Than Investing, Poloz Says" Bloomberg 12:13 PM
  • "People of the Year 2017: Christian Whitehead/Sonic the Hedgehog is relevant again, thanks to the indie developer who succeeded where Team Sonic repeatedly failed" GamesIndustry 12:05 PM
  • "In the rush to big data, we forgot about search: In the cloud era, we need to look at search to be the glue that lets us find the data and analyze it together, no matter where it lives" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "HTC Vive Tracker review: A new way to experience virtual reality" BGR 10:01 AM
  • "The value of personal data to companies and cyber criminals" BetaNews 9:40 AM
  • "Reminder: These are the members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs (and how much they made doing it)" The Next Web 5:11 PM
  • "Net neutrality vote: Why all the fuss? Here's my simple fix/Yes, the end of net neutrality is here and everyone has an opinion, statement or some scenario. The reality is we're just caught in the middle of a Goliath vs. Goliath power struggle." ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "FCC Ignores Americans' Wishes, Identity Thefts To Repeal Net Neutrality--But It's Not Over Yet" Forbes 2:54 PM
  • "Net neutrality is dead. It's time to fear Mickey Mouse" The Verge 2:26 PM
  • "FCC votes to kill net neutrality in an unsurprising move. What happens now? The fight is only just beginning." PCWorld 2:20 PM
  • "While killing net neutrality, FCC Chair Ajit Pai unwittingly made an eloquent argument for greater internet regulation" VentureBeat 2:19 PM
  • "Read the full opinions of the FCC commissioners who voted to end net neutrality" CNET 2:25 PM
  • "The FCC's Two Dissenting Voices Defend Net Neutrality To the End" Wired 2:17 PM
  • "Netflix, Google and others voice frustration with net neutrality vote: Members of Congress have said they'll take the decision to court." Engadget 1:46 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Isn't Just a Domestic Issue: By removing net neutrality protections for Americans, the FCC will hurt people abroad too." Slate 1:45 PM
  • "Republicans Just Sold Out the Internet. Now What?" Gizmodo 1:18 PM
  • "Save us, Congress. You're now net neutrality's only hope" Sacramento Bee 12:43 PM
  • "'Net neutrality is the secret sauce that has made the internet awesome': A net neutrality expert on how today's FCC vote will change the internet as we know it." Vox 12:20 PM
  • "The end of net neutrality: What it all means" CNNMoney 10:49 AM
  • "Ajit Pai just released an incredibly misleading video about the death of net neutrality" BGR 8:23 AM
  • "FCC chief Ajit Pai thinks now is a good time to make net neutrality jokes" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Network Neutrality Repeal: How Not To Restore Internet Freedom" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Welcome back, sneakernet: Why net neutrality repeal will drive us to the edge" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Analytics Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution: A new MIT program helps executives engage in guided strategic thinking to develop an analytics program through best practices from the sports industry." InformationWeek 8:23 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga 920 review: A premium 2-in-1 convertible with excellent battery life" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Alphabet, Indian state partner to deploy new wireless internet tech" ZDNet 8:27 PM
  • "Squarespace raises $200 million at a $1.7 billion valuation: Report" ZDNet 3:23 PM
  • "Edge Mobile Payments buys what's left of Plastc in hopes that there's still life left in smart cards" TechCrunch 2:16 PM
  • "Gingko Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Instana raises $20 million for its microservice monitoring and management service" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Helpster, a platform for temp job seekers in Southeast Asia, raises $2.5M" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Teabox raises $7M for its global tea-commerce business" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow retreats from records, snaps 5-day advance: Walt Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal" MarketWatch 4:52 PM
  • "Markets Finish Lower as Marco Rubio Now Opposes GOP Tax Bill: The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined on Thursday after securing new records for four consecutive days." TheStreet 4:52 PM
  • "Wall St falls as investors fret about tax bill passage" Reuters 4:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as GOP Tax Overhaul Hits Late Obstacle: Earlier gains are reversed as Sen. Rubio announces his opposition to bill; Disney, 21st Century Fox rise" [Paid Membership Required] 4:51 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei falls as chip stocks decline, yen rises: Dollar gains vs. yen after Alabama Republican loses Senate bid" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks sag with ECB's final policy meeting of the year on deck: Steinhoff to restate results; EU leaders gather in Brussels" MarketWatch 8:55 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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