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TechNN Archive: Friday, January 5, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre: Class action lawsuits have been filed in California, Indiana, and Oregon." Ars Technica 6:27 PM
  • "Meltdown and Spectre: Here's what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it" Ars Technica 9:29 AM
  • "CPU and OS makers go on red alert over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities" Digital Trends 3:14 PM
  • "Here's everything you can do to protect yourself against Meltdown and Spectre" BGR 9:10 AM
  • "Lawsuits stack up against Intel over Meltdown and Spectre bugs" BetaNews 12:40 PM
  • "Intel facing multiple class action suits over chip security flaw" The Verge 12:32 PM
  • "Intel loses top spot in worldwide semiconductor market" ITProPortal 9:09 AM
  • "Check This List to See If You're Still Vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre" Gizmodo 9:07 AM
  • "Intel Patches CPUs Against Meltdown, Spectre Exploits" SecurityWeek 9:05 AM
  • "Intel says performance impact of security updates not significant" Reuters 9:02 AM
  • "Intel boss sold $25m in shares before chip security flaw disclosure" Sky News 9:06 AM
  • "After Meltdown and Spectre revelation, questions arise about timing of Intel CEO's stock sales" TechCrunch 9:02 AM
  • "Intel Promises It'll Nearly Exterminate Meltdown and Spectre Bugs in a Few Days" Softpedia 9:01 AM
  • "Intel Inside? Our Experts Debate Threat in New Chip Flaw" The Cipher Brief 8:59 AM
  • "Spectre, Meltdown Effect: Tech Firms Rush Out Patches For 'Pervasive' Computer Flaw In Intel, Amd And Arm Chips" IndiaTimes 8:39 AM
  • "Intel will have Meltdown and Spectre patches ready for 90 percent of modern processors next week" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "After Meltdown and Spectre revelation, questions arise about timing of Intel CEO's stock sales" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "AMD is big winner from chip flaw fiasco as more than $11 billion in Intel stock value is wiped out" CNBC 8:40 AM
  • "Next Generation AMD Ryzen 2 Pinnacle Ridge CPUs Release Date, Latest News, 400 Series AM4 Motherboards" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft, AWS and Google React to Meltdown Discovery" Comms Business 9:28 AM
  • "Windows Meltdown patch: Find out if your PC is compatible" TechRepublic 9:28 AM
  • "Is Your Antivirus Blocking Microsoft's Chip Patch? Microsoft's patch for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities isn't arriving to PCs running incompatible third-party antivirus products because the fix can trigger a bad error." PC Magazine 3:51 PM
  • "Meltdown, Spectre: Microsoft patches, US-CERT says replace CPU" Tech Central 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 Not Slowed Down by Meltdown and Spectre Patches" Softpedia 9:27 AM
  • "Find out if your Windows PC is affected by Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities" gHacks 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Warning for Meltdown Fix" Info Security 9:09 AM
  • "Windows 10 Not Slowed Down by Meltdown and Spectre Patches" Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4056892 (Meltdown & Spectre Fix) Fails to Install" Softpedia 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Updates for Its Devices to Fix Meltdown and Spectre Flaws" Softpedia 9:00 AM
  • "HP recalls laptop batteries because of fire and burn risks" BetaNews 12:39 PM
  • "HP Recalls 50,000 Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk" UberGizmo 9:18 AM
  • "HP recalls two years' worth of laptop batteries" bit-tech 9:18 AM
  • "HP is forced to recall laptops yet AGAIN over risks their batteries could burst into flames: Here's how to check if you're affected" Daily Mail (UK) 9:18 AM
  • "HP laptop battery alert: We're recalling these models due to overheating fears" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "HP Canada recalling certain batteries due to fire hazard" Vancouver Sun 9:18 AM
  • "HP announces worldwide recall of laptop batteries due to overheating issues" MSPoweruser 9:17 AM
  • "Zero-day vulnerabilities hijack full Dell EMC Data Protection Suite" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "CES 2018: Dell announces thinner, lighter, reimagined XPS 13" OnMSFT 9:14 AM
  • "Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018" PCGamesN 9:14 AM
  • "Dell announces new aluminium exterior XPS 13 2018 laptop ahead of CES 2018" AI Circle 9:13 AM
  • "IBM appoints new president for Brazil operation" ZDNet 2:52 PM
  • "Java is the most popular programming language, but C is gaining ground" BetaNews 12:38 PM
  • "Graphics Cards for PC Gaming 2017 Global Market Key Players – Nvidia, AMD -Analysis and Forecast to 2022" Industry Today 8:37 AM
  • "Flaws In Intel, Amd, Arm Chips Put Phones, Computers At Risk" IndiaTimes 8:37 AM
  • "2018 Bull Market Outlook: Time for Cisco, Intel and IBM to Boost the Dow Even Higher" 24/7 Wall St. 8:31 AM
  • "Cisco to release patches for Meltdown, Spectre CPU vulns, just in case" The Register 8:30 AM
General Interest
  • "The Internet of Things now includes everything and the kitchen sink" Mashable 6:10 PM
  • "New Open Source Mobile OS Puts Privacy Front and Center: A renowned Linux innovator has developed a new mobile operating system, called 'Project eelo,' in an effort to provide a level of data privacy that traditional Android and iOS devices fail to offer." TechNewsWorld 3:13 PM
  • "Amazon releases Alexa developer kit for wearable devices" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Amazon and Google Claim That Fixing Massive Security Vulnerability Won't Slow Things Down Too Much" Gizmodo 9:08 AM
  • "Cloud computing: Google's new GPU service offers cut-price machine learning" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Google is helping a Chinese game streaming platform go global" Engadget 12:42 PM
  • "Google invests in Chinese esports company Chushou" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "Chinese game streaming platform Chushou raises Series D, adds Google as investor" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Amazon turns over record amount of customer data to US law enforcement" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Amazon's a la carte TV service, Amazon Channels, adds CBS All Access" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Alexa will come to headphones and smartwatches this year" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is right to explore the potential of the blockchain for Facebook" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Uber's ex-CEO to sell nearly a third of his stake in the company" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Uber's Travis Kalanick to sell $1.4bn stake to Softbank" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Spotify's chief content officer is out" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "The second-generation Nokia 6 has a better processor, USB-C, and more RAM" The Verge 12:32 PM
  • "Samsung's Notebook 7 Spin refresh sneaks out ahead of CES" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "GoPro cuts hundreds of jobs in its drone division: report" The Verge 12:29 PM
  • "GoPro plans to cut 300 jobs as Karma drone division struggles" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Fitbit could add glucose monitors to future health-monitoring devices" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "CES 2018: The biggest news and hottest products we expect at the show" PCWorld 8:02 AM
  • "These sunglasses record video like Spectacles but can post straight to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Tidal partners with rights clearance startup Dubset to stream DJ sets and remixes" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "The creators of Neko Atsume are back with a game about an adventuring frog" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Dinghy picks up backing from Balderton for its flexible freelancer insurance" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "Enterprise IoT threatens to undermine cloud and IT security" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mobileye and Spain's Road Safety Authority DGT (Directorate-General of Traffic) Collaborate to Enhance Road Safety and Prepare for an Autonomous Future" Intel 6:14 PM
  • "Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date" Microsoft 6:14 PM
Microsoft
  • "PSA: Free upgrade offer for Windows 10 is still available for 10 more days" Neowin 9:06 PM
  • "RIP: Microsoft Puts Final Nail In The Coffin For Kinect As It Discontinues Adapter Accessory For Xbox One S, X" Redmond Pie 2:53 PM
  • "Microsoft drops plans to integrate Cortana with Dynamics 365" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Xbox One consoles not affected by recent CPU vulnerabilities, according to Microsoft" OnMSFT 9:29 AM
  • "The new MEGA extension for Microsoft Edge is now live" OnMSFT 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4056892 (Meltdown & Spectre Fix) Fails to Install" Softpedia 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Updates for Its Devices to Fix Meltdown and Spectre Flaws" Softpedia 9:26 AM
  • "Xbox One consoles not affected by recent CPU vulnerabilities, according to Microsoft" OnMSFT 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "Windows Meltdown-Spectre fix: How to check if your AV is blocking Microsoft patch" ZDNet 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC Commissioner Clyburn's extended dissent guts anti-net neutrality order" TechCrunch 3:53 PM
  • "Net neutrality suit gains support from tech's biggest companies: The internet is suing the FCC." Engadget 2:52 PM
  • "Amazon turns over record amount of customer data to US law enforcement" ZDNet 12:50 PM
  • "Aspen Institute Launches Cyber Strategy Group to Address National Vulnerabilities" NewsMax 9:20 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Here's how 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' got those terrifying names" Mashable 7:02 PM
  • "Meltdown and Spectre are wakeup calls for the tech industry" Engadget 12:42 PM
  • "The leading lobbying group for Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants is joining the legal battle to restore net neutrality" Recode 12:31 PM
  • "App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "6 New Year's resolutions for avoiding IT disasters" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Targeted attacks on industry are on the increase" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "Life in Code, book review: The programmer's tale" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "ITIC partners with IOTA to create a global smart city testbed network" VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "The Lifeblood of Fast-Growing Digital Marketplaces" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "2018 is the year ICO companies become investors too" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Verizon acquires Niddel for threat detection with machine learning" ZDNet 6:11 PM
  • "Immusoft Closes First Part of Series B Financing, New CEO to Lead Gene Therapy Company" VentureBeat 12:34 PM
  • "Amazon set to bid for Premier League streaming rights" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Coinify raises $4.8 million to bring cryptocurrencies to retailers" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs 220-point gain to end stellar first week of 2018 for the stock market: Fewer jobs were added in December than expected, but report shouldn't change the Fed's policy path" MarketWatch 6:12 PM
  • "Dow Jumps 220 Points to Score New Record; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Hit New Highs: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished at record highs for the fourth consecutive day." TheStreet 6:12 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year" Reuters 6:11 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Extend Strong New Year Start: Dow industrials notch their best start to a year since 2003" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Asian markets soar to new highs, but show some signs of cooling: though gains show signs of cooling." MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "European stocks score biggest weekly gain in 8 months as global rally stays strong: European stock markets rose for a third straight day on Friday, tracking the global equity rally that has sent U.S. stocks to fresh records and Japanese shares to a 26-year high." MarketWatch 11:47 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Smart Devices Are a 'Prime Target' For Cybercriminals"
  • "Target's Game Pre-Order Discount Beats Amazon"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders Resign"
  • "The Ricoh GR III Is Coming"
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "In latest change, Uber launches 24/7 phone support in Britain"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
  • "Germany's Merkel says EU battery cell production 'extremely important'"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Google search revamp: Expect to see ton of new features on your phone"
  • "Salesforce launches Customer 360, aims to integrate all your data, applications"
  • "FinancialForce pumps Einstein Analytics into latest platform update"
  • "Indestructible EternalBlue: 300,000 computers still infected"
  • "Symantec accountancy audit uncovers customer transaction recorded as revenue"
  • "Man gets two years in prison for sabotaging US Army servers with 'logic bomb'"
  • "Vulnerable open source component adoption skyrockets in the enterprise"
  • "Watch: Wall-crawling robot artist turns building into art"


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