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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel's latest chip is designed for computing at the edge" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Intel unveils Xeon D-2100 processors" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "IBM ends relationship with Aussie, French Open tournaments" ["It is the first time in two decades that IBM (NYSE: IBM) is not providing its services to all four of the tennis Grand Slams. It will continue to do so for Wimbledon and the U.S. Open through its sponsorship and vendor relationships with those events."] Sports Business Journal 1:36 PM
  • "IBM Simplifies Analytics Pricing: Data platform vendors are feeling the heat when it comes to simplifying the buying experience. IBM is the latest to hop the simplification bandwagon with its database, information governance, and data science offerings." ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "HP embraces Thunderbolt 3 as it brings premium features to mainstream systems" Ars Technica 7:49 AM
  • "HP Inc. Ups The Ante With New Mainstream Business Notebooks And Mobile Workstations" Forbes 7:17 AM
  • "HP's new Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock has a modular Bang & Olufsen speaker on top" The Verge 9:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 'Redstone 4' test build adds diagnostics-delete button" ZDNet 10:43 PM
  • "Windows 10 laptops: HP just updated its best-sellers with new premium features" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "The NFL is making Microsoft Surface a winner on and off the sidelines: The NFL and Microsoft forged a partnership to promote Surface on the sidelines. But Surface is now being pushed into communities, schools, healthcare and more." Windows Central 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft's NFL 'Create Change' campaign comes to an end" MSPoweruser 12:12 PM
  • "Surface Pro 4 batteries and TypeCovers are dropping like flies" Computerworld 11:01 AM
  • "Windows 10's New Game Bar Experience Arrives With Latest Insider Build" Thurrott 6:05 PM
  • "Dell Boomi rides the IPaaS wave: Integration platform as a service provider reports strong growth in region" Computerworld New Zealand 6:04 PM
  • "Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops - Video" ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Samsung to begin investing in second semiconductor chip line" Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "Can the PC Market Ever Grow Again?" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:28 AM
General Interest
  • "Google awards $2.9 million for bug bounties in 2017" ZDNet 9:40 PM
  • "Hulu offers free month of live TV to users whose Super Bowl stream cut out" The Verge 5:34 PM
  • "The maker of the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy and suspends manufacturing" TechCrunch 3:25 PM
  • "How T-Mobile's Network Performance Is Trending" Market Realist 2:59 PM
  • "Google Photos can now automatically create themed movies on demand" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "Nest is being rolled into Google's hardware team" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "Google and Nest reunite in push to add AI to every gadget" CNET 1:21 PM
  • "Google is reportedly working on a video game streaming service" Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "Google Drive comment functionality now includes Microsoft files" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Google Drive now lets you easily comment on Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images" TechCrunch 11:33 AM
  • "Consumer Reports finds Samsung, Roku TVs vulnerable to hacking" CNET 10:29 AM
  • "Opera 51 unveils better Windows performance, host of functional tweaks" BetaNews 9:56 AM
  • "Chrome OS will soon support display scaling for external monitors" 9to5Google 8:53 AM
  • "Chinese police are wearing high-tech sunglasses that use facial recognition to spot suspects" Mirror Online UK 8:40 AM
  • "Former Execs Team Up to Fight the Tech Addiction Monster" TechNewsWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Taiwan tech sector unscathed from deadly earthquake" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "China Internet users near 772 million at year-end 2017" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "Facebook executive: My son asked if I am going to die" BBC 7:34 AM
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2018: Laptops and Desktops" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
  • "Verizon maintains top wireless network ranking: For the ninth time in a row, Verizon has come out on top in RootMetrics' semiannual test of the major wireless carriers in the US." CNET 7:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "The Klein Law Firm Announces a Class Action Filed on Behalf of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 19, 2018 (AMD)" GlobeNewswire 2:11 PM
  • "HP Delivers Premium Style and Substance for the Modern Workforce" GlobeNewswire 8:13 AM
Microsoft
  • "Joule: The Xbox Wearable that Never Was" Thurrott 4:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Trying To Steal Dropbox, Google Customers With OneDrive Deal: What You Need To Know" Tech Times 12:12 PM
  • "Don't like Windows 10? Here's how to get rid of it" BT 12:12 PM
  • "Chime in: What's the best Windows tablet in 2018?" Windows Central 12:12 PM
  • "'Surface Studio 2' wish list: 5 things we hope to see in Microsoft's next AIO PC" Windows Central 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Xbox One version 1802 to everyone" Neowin 12:11 PM
  • "Windows Chrome users: Tech-support scams try new trick to freeze your browser" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Cortana explained: How to use Microsoft's virtual assistant for business" Computerworld 7:41 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US DoJ leads global arrests in bust of cyber crime ring" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:41 PM
  • "Computer Virus Disrupts City Of Dallas Systems For Second Day" CBS DFW 12:21 PM
  • "Justice Dept. charges 36 alleged scammers for $530 million cyber-fraud scheme" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site" BBC 12:05 PM
  • "University of Pittsburgh chancellor on Amazon, growth and the tension over the city's nonprofits" GeekWire 11:31 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to Rid a New PC of Crapware" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Why wireless charging is about to take over - Video" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 review: A better, faster backflipping laptop - Video" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Keeping Google Assistant on Tap" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:59 PM
  • "Health Tech Podcast: A 'tricorder' in your home? Pioneer Lee Hood on the future of health technology" GeekWire 1:41 PM
  • "Industrial firms must embrace digital as they evolve from grease to code" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "T-Mobile CEO says Verizon bills scarier than spider with tail/Commentary: The societal hopes his company expressed during the Super Bowl have faded. Now, John Legere is back to slamming the competition." CNET 10:49 AM
  • "How dating sites spy on you" Axios 8:30 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2017)" CNET 8:30 AM
  • "What will Twitter look like without COO Anthony Noto?" Recode 8:04 AM
  • "A Guide to Snapchat for People Who Don't Get Snapchat" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "DDoS attacks: How an 18-year-old got arrested for trying to knock out systems" ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "5 Blockchain Opportunities No Company Can Afford To Miss" Forbes 7:17 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Lyft Hires Tesla's Jon McNeill as Chief Operating Officer" Bloomberg 10:39 PM
  • "Agrilyst raises another $1.5M for its intelligent indoor farming platform" TechCrunch 1:21 PM
  • "Highfive raises $32M Series C for its video conferencing platform" TechCrunch 11:33 AM
  • "Viacom acquires VidCon, a gathering of YouTube stars and fans" TechCrunch 11:03 AM
  • "Gab raises $4.8 million for its extremist-friendly social network, claims 400,000 accounts" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "SoftBank's Vision Fund has already spent over $35 billion on investments" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Aperio raises a $4.5M seed round to protect power plants from hackers" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Mobility services platform Stratim, formerly known as Zirx, sells to KAR" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Dfinity raises $61 million for blockchain-based cloud" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Blockchain project raises $61 million from Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. hedge fund" Reuters 7:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks finish lower in volatile trade as investors fret over rising yields/Analyst: Stocks are adjusting to a world with inflation, but aren't worried about a recession" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Lower: Wall Street fell back on Wednesday." TheStreet 3:55 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stock indexes end lower after wobbly day" Associated Press 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Closes Lower as Markets Look to Stabilize" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets end lower after initial boost from Wall Street's rebound fades: Stocks in Japan close up just 0.2%, China falls" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "European stocks snap 7-day selling spree after Wall Street rebound: Merkel clinches coalition deal with the Social Democrats" MarketWatch 8:32 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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