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TechNN Archive: Thursday, February 1, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Surface sales remain stagnant despite launch of three new models: But firm's cloud and Xbox divisions are raking in cash" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "How's Microsoft's marriage with LinkedIn working out?" Associated Press 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft takes one-off loss as cloud business steadily grows" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Rides the Cloud to Strong Quarterly Earnings and Revenue: CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft's architectural advantages are driving its gains in cloud, AI, the Internet of things and other businesses." TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Q2 FY 2018 earnings: What about that cash and Cortana?" ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Cloud Revenue Nearly Doubles in Q2 2018" eWeek 5:36 PM
  • "Windows 10 update: Microsoft's latest bug fixes include AMD reboot patches" ZDNet 9:19 AM
  • "StatCounter: Windows 10 overtakes Windows 7 in usage share" VentureBeat 7:18 AM
  • "Windows 10 finally catches up with Windows 7: Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7, according to Stats" Computing 7:44 AM
  • "No, Windows 10 hasn't overtaken Windows 7: least not according to Netmarketshare" The Inquirer 11:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 will now protect users from scareware" ITProPortal 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft revenue gains blow past analysts' forecasts" Tech Central 7:47 AM
  • "A giant botnet is forcing Windows servers to mine cryptocurrency" ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Windows Defender will soon delete dodgy registry cleaner apps: It must act within 24 hours or risk permanent damage to your system" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Intel announces new CTO, security manager" bit-tech 7:39 AM
  • "Intel Names Michael Mayberry CTO, Matthew Smith CHRO in Series of Exec Moves" Govcon Wire 7:41 AM
  • "Intel offically lists Coffee Lake refresh chips and AMD's 7nm Zen 2 Matisse shows up online" PCGamesN 7:42 AM
  • "Intel unsettled as Spectre and Meltdown fiasco chips its credibility: Chipmaker bears brunt of reputational damage from hardware vulnerabilities" Irish Times 7:39 AM
  • "How Intel creates its dazzling drone light shows: After Intel's light-show drones made a big splash at last year's Super Bowl, the chipmaker decided to create even more of them." CNET 7:39 AM
  • "Alleged AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Raven Ridge Desktop CPU With Vega GPU Benchmarks Leaked" HotHardware 6:16 PM
  • "Exclusive: Dell, VMware decide to explore options including merger - sources" Reuters 9:23 PM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest" True Blue Tribune 7:28 AM
  • "Oracle extends Java JDK 8 updates to 2019: Oddly, JDK 8 will get public updates even after updates end for the later JDK 9 and JDK 10 Java releases" InfoWorld 7:43 AM
  • "Oracle CEO Urges Enterprises to Ditch Data Centers and Move to Cloud" eWeek 7:43 AM
  • "Cisco invests AU$1m in Adelaide smart city trials" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "MIT launches MIT IQ, aims to spur human, artificial intelligence breakthroughs, bolster collaboration" ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "Flash storage spec doubles speeds on future smartphones: UFS 3.0 doubles speeds to 2.9 GB/s while lowering power consumption." Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "European tech gets second wind after record-breaking 2017" Reuters 12:00 PM
  • "Tech and the Future of Transportation: From commutes in self-driving cars to autonomous taxis to self-driving trucks and delivery vehicles, the autonomous age is going to have a massive impact on the future of business." ZDNet 11:59 AM
General Interest
  • "Google owner Alphabet earnings hit by rising costs costs" BBC 8:46 PM
  • "Amazon reports nearly $2 billion in profit, blowing past Wall Street expectations for holiday quarter" TechCrunch 4:14 PM
  • "Samsung Bets Future Growth on Flexible OLEDs...and Bixby?" ExtremeTech 1:03 PM
  • "Google launches lightweight Assistant app for slower phones: It's a part of Android Go." Engadget 11:00 AM
  • "Google Flights can predict flight delays and warn you BEFORE your airline: Using machine learning algorithms, the search engine giant has devised a way to guess when your flight will be delayed — and can even tell you why" The Sun 7:36 AM
  • "The Essential Phone Will Skip Android 8.0 and Go Right to 8.1" ExtremeTech 10:37 AM
  • "YouTube TV is now available on select Roku devices: For $35 a month" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Ultra-fast FTTP broadband is coming: But will your town get it?" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Alibaba's Q3 cloud revenue up 104 percent, hits $2.2 billion annual run rate" ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Amazon patents wristbands that track warehouse employees' hands in real time: The system would even use haptic feedback to steer workers to the right items for packing" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Amazon awarded employee-tracking wristband patents" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Amazon patents wristband to track warehouse workers' movements" Telegraph 7:19 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Leaked Galaxy S9 images claim to be 'most precise' yet: Case-maker 'dbrand' claims to offer 'high quality' look at Samsung flagships" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "Qualcomm rakes in bumper chip revenues despite Apple royalties spat: The chips are up for the Snapdragon maker" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Facebook's Q4 lesson: SMBs matter more than ever" ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook users spending less time online" BBC 6:54 AM
  • "Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband by 2020" BBC 6:54 AM
  • "BT Openreach pledges fibre for three million premises by 2020: But critics say UK still remains far behind other countries" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "The CEO of Openreach aims to connect 10m customers to 'ultra-fast' by 2025" BBC 6:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Enhances Configurability, Performance and Ease of Use of Thin Clients with Extensive Wyse Virtualization Software Update" WebWire 7:29 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2 processors get hardware level Spectre protection" Guru3D 7:37 AM
  • "Cisco Schedules Conference Call for Q2 Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results" Globe Newswire 7:38 AM
  • "Oracle POS Flaw Affecting Over 300,000 Payment Systems Worldwide" PRNewswire 7:43 AM
  • "Colfax Selects ThingWorx Platform on Microsoft Azure to Accelerate IoT Initiatives Across Its Businesses" Business Wire 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless Adapter is finally on sale" Neowin 4:14 PM
  • "Microsoft: Our CredScan stops GitHub gaffes from revealing Azure secrets" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Bing Ads rolls out multiuser access with single sign-on: Multiple account management continues to become easier and more streamlined." Search Engine Land 10:30 AM
  • "How to Delete Files Older than a Certain Number of Days on Windows 10: The ForFiles command tool comes to the rescue" Softpedia 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Begins Working on new Features for To-Do" Thurrott 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft OneDrive App for iOS Gets Major Update With New Look, Files Support, Drag & Drop, Preview, More" iClarified 6:57 AM
  • "Japan Authorities Raid Coincheck After $500 Million Heist" Bloomberg 9:17 PM
  • "South Korea pulls back on plan to ban cryptocurrency trading despite uncovering $600m in 'illegal trades': 'No intention' to ban or 'suppress' cryptocurrency market, says finance minister Kim Dong-yeon" V3 8:11 AM
  • "Oh dear, Capita: MPs puts future outsourcing in the spotlight/Contingency plans in place at Barnet after £1bn wiped off troubled outsourcer's value" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "What Is 5G?: AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers will start to launch 5G networks this year. But what exactly is 5G, and how fast is it compared with 4G? Here's what we know so far." PC Magazine 2:40 PM
  • "2.5 Geeks 1/31/18: Killer Crypto And Gaming Rigs, Yoga 920, Samsung Z-NAND, Windows Core Overhaul" HotHardware 11:46 AM
  • "Chewing the Cloudy Fat with Colin Bodell, the Ultimate Cloud Insider: Cloud pioneer Colin Bodell, now with Groupon, shares his experiences and thoughts on implementing an enterprise cloud strategy." InformationWeek 10:55 AM
  • "Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Is Exactly What We Hoped For" ExtremeTech 10:38 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro review: Great value, but localisation required" ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "The best 4K TVs you can buy for 2018" Telegraph 9:00 AM
  • "Women Once Ruled the Computer World. When Did Silicon Valley Become Brotopia? How the tech industry sabotaged itself and its own pipeline of talent." Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "LG gram 15 (2018) review: The perfect laptop for travel includes performance, battery life, connectivity and a lightweight design. The new LG gram 15 for 2018 has it all but at a serious cost." Tech Advisor 7:39 AM
  • "Your colleagues are probably sharing a secret Google doc right now" Quartz 7:36 AM
  • "19-Year-Old Bitcoin Millionaire Says 'It's Your Own Fault' If You Don't Become a Millionaire Within the Next Decade" Gizmodo 7:26 AM
  • "Paywalls make content better, Wired editor Nick Thompson says/Wired's wall goes up today: Five free clicks, then $20 a year." Recode 7:20 AM
  • "Tesla uses auto leases to raise $546 million in asset backed securities" TechCrunch 9:22 PM
  • "Viacom and CBS Are Preparing to Announce Steps to Explore Merger" Bloomberg 1:03 PM
  • "Red Hat Buys CoreOS to Extend Influence in Kubernetes Community" eWeek 11:27 AM
  • "Qualcomm hopes Samsung deal will fix its antitrust woes: The two companies will work together on 5G tech." Engadget 10:39 AM
  • "German API integration startup CloudRail announces $672K seed investment" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Google and 5 Other Companies Join Universal Stylus Initiative" Gadgets 360 7:36 AM
  • "Delays hit KodakCoin crypto-currency plans" BBC 7:26 AM
  • "Pulse Labs has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to help voice apps better interact with humans" TechCrunch 7:19 AM
  • "Uberall scores $25M Series B for its location marketing platform" TechCrunch 7:19 AM
  • "Factmata closes $1M seed round as it seeks to build an 'anti fake news' media platform" TechCrunch 7:19 AM
  • "Xerox Is No More, Will Now Merge Into Japan's Fujifilm" Gizmodo 6:52 AM
  • "eBay drops PayPal as first choice for payments" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Former eBay bae Paypal goes bye-bye as papal payment product: It's not you, it's your increasingly bloated interface... I mean me" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "eBay to replace PayPal with Adyen for payment system" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "eBay will soon replace PayPal as its main payment option: It'll allow the website to offer a more seamless payment experience." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Ebay Is Finally Breaking It Off With PayPal, Which Is Doing Just Great By the Way" Gizmodo 6:52 AM
  • "New deal with Samsung makes Qualcomm a little less isolated on the antitrust front" Foss Patents 6:53 AM
  • "Nextdoor is expanding to France to connect neighbors" TechCrunch 7:19 AM
  • "Amazon and Jeff Bezos have invested in a startup that's trying to solve one of Alexa's biggest problems: Pulse Labs has raised $2.5 million" Recode 7:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow Finishes Higher as S&P 500 and Nasdaq Decline: The Dow jumps 37 points on the first trading day of February." TheStreet 5:36 PM
  • "Bitcoin drops below key $9,000 level on Coinbase" CNBC 5:37 PM
  • "January US auto sales up 1 pct., but full-year drop expected" Associated Press 5:37 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 7,385.86 down -25.62 points" Nasdaq 5:37 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver After Wednesday's Rebound: A stream of earnings reports drive swings in individual stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 5:38 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise on brighter economic data" MarketWatch 8:04 AM
  • "European stocks break 3-day losing run after solid finance, tech earnings" MarketWatch 8:04 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
  • "Do You Take This Robot ..."
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios"
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister"
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs"
  • "adidas Originals winter 2018 iPhone case collection: Iconic branding with style and protection"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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