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TechNN Archive: Monday, February 12, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft creates the UK's most powerful cloud service" Channel Eye 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow" Softpedia 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants To Put An End To Passwords Once And For All" Tech Times 9:08 AM
  • "Get Windows Update locked down in preparation for this month's problems" Computerworld 9:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft is testing a password-free version of Windows 10" IT PRO 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft just hired a chief diversity officer — and IBM is suing them over it" Business Insider 7:22 PM
  • "Unilever aims to force more digital ad transparency, plots blockchain pilot with IBM" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "IBM Study Shows Consumers Don't Trust Social Networks With Identity Data" Security Intelligence 8:56 AM
  • "IBM Releases Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Power Systems" SecurityWeek 8:55 AM
  • "Dell EMC wants $50 billion from partners" Channel Eye 8:33 AM
  • "Global notebook market is booming with HP leading the charge" PC Retail 8:44 AM
  • "REVIEWS: HP Spectre x360 13 Review" TechSpot 8:36 AM
  • "Maverick introduces Dell interactive touch displays in Europe" Inavate On the Net 8:34 AM
  • "What must change in wake of Spectre and Meltdown scandal" PC Retail 8:38 AM
  • "Gigabyte MB51-PS0 with 16-core Xeon D-2100 Processor Reveals itself" Guru3D 8:38 AM
  • "The high-flying tech story behind Intel's record-breaking Olympic drone show" AV Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "ASRock And Asus Confirm Upcoming AMD Ryzen 2400GE And 2200GE Raven Ridge 35W APUs For Mobile Platforms" SegmentNext 8:44 AM
  • "REVIEW: AMD's Newest Processors Are So Good You Can Skip the Graphics Card" Gizmodo 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400G And Ryzen 3 2200G Review: The Ultimate Choice For Budget PC Gaming?" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Buyer Beware: Newegg Adds 30-Percent Price Hike To AMD's New Vega-Powered APU" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Is AMD Ryzen 2400G Worth All The Hype? Here Is What You Need To Know" SegmentNext 8:43 AM
  • "Leaked AMD Ryzen APU Benchmarks Turns Out To Be Fake" SegmentNext 8:42 AM
  • "Review: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G" Hexus 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle's Hurd says 90 percent of enterprise apps will have integrated AI by 2020 as automation picks up" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "The Morning Download: Oracle Bets Big on New Data Centers to Fuel Cloud Growth" WSJ Blogs 8:28 AM
  • "Oracle: We've stuffed automation in 'pretty much' all our services" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Oracle CEO on cloud infrastructure expansion" FOXBusiness 8:29 AM
  • "Oracle pushes automation beyond database to cloud services" ComputerWeekly 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle to open 12 new datacenter regions to expand its cloud business" MarketWatch 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle Leaps Into the Costly Cloud Arms Race" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Oracle expands its autonomous technology across its cloud platform" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle to expand automation capabilities across developer cloud services" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Buy 'networking juggernaut' Cisco now due to market share gains: Analyst" CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "28 of 30 Dow stocks rise premarket, led by Cisco, DowDuPont" MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "Nigeria: CISCO Leads Innovations to Reinvent Network for Digital Business" allAfrica 8:11 AM
  • "Cisco Provides IP Video, Networking Solutions At Olympic Winter Games 2018" Bernama 8:10 AM
General Interest
  • "For advertisers, Snapchat's got the kids" Reuters 8:35 PM
  • "'Olympic Destroyer' malware targeted Pyeongchang Games: firms" Reuters 8:35 PM
  • "Ericsson and Singtel to roll out gigabit LTE: Singtel will begin rolling out gigabit-capable 4G LTE across Singapore using Ericsson's intelligent carrier aggregation technology across quad-band FDD/TDD." ZDNet 7:23 PM
  • "Rupert Murdoch reportedly threatened to publicly condemn Facebook back in 2016 if it didn't do a better job of compensating publishers" Business Insider 7:22 PM
  • "GPUs on Google's Kubernetes Engine are now available in open beta" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Google's YouTube: If creators get badly out of line, here's how we'll punish them" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Google's custom TPU machine learning accelerators are now available in beta" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "Google releases Cloud TPU beta, GPU support for Kubernetes" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Google Maps may let you share your battery life status" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Android P will support iPhone X-style notches and feature a dramatic redesign" BetaNews 12:04 PM
  • "Android P will reportedly have a new look and embrace the notch" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "New project outfits Indonesia's street vendors with free Wi-Fi and smart tech" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "Cybex starts selling its $330, app-enabled car seat made for safety geeks" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Amazon refunding customers who paid to remove ads on Prime Exclusive devices" 9to5Google 7:22 PM
  • "Amazon lays off hundreds of employees" CNNMoney 7:16 PM
  • "Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Amazon reportedly paid around $90 million for security camera maker Blink" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "The best smart home devices that work with Alexa" TechHive 7:47 AM
  • "Android malware: Millions fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "German court says Facebook's privacy settings and use of personal data are illegal" BetaNews 12:04 PM
  • "Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app" TechCrunch 4:45 PM
  • "Facebook is losing its younger U.S. audience to Snapchat, and Instagram isn't stopping the exodus" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "Humans pretended to be monsters for Monster Hunter World's motion capture" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "MoviePass cuts price by teaming up with Fandor on a bundled subscription deal" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Booming business of esports sets sights on conquering mainstream audiences" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
  • "Some people who screenshot Instagram Stories are getting flagged" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Alibaba invests another $1.3 billion into its offline retail strategy" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Alibaba signs deal to stream Disney cartoons and animated films" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Alibaba signs deal with Disney to stream its animated shows in China" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Former state Senator Jeremy Ring talks about the first days of Yahoo" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "MIT CSAIL's drone is never quite sure where it is" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Verizon completes 5G call using 3GPP standards" ZDNet 8:35 PM
  • "Verizon will temporarily lock phones to its network starting this spring" The Verge 12:30 PM
  • "Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 845 is a graphics powerhouse" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Low-cost Nokia 2 comes to the UK with two-day battery life" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "Uber is forcing six-hour rest breaks on busy US drivers" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Uber to require a 6-hour break for every 12 hours of driving in the U.S." TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Play giant-sized 'Pong' by shuffling your feet" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "You can now watch Snap Maps on the web" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Snapchat's Snap Map comes to the web, including in embeddable form" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Hasbro's new Hero Vision AR toy lets kids pretend to be Iron Man" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Online mortgage advisor Burrow pivots to B2B, cites unit economics issue" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "LimeBike adds motorized bikes to its dockless fleet" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "LimeBike is also getting into the e-scooter game" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Meet the IBM Inventor Who Built his First Circuit at 8" IBM 8:54 AM
  • "Dell Inc. Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies® for 2018" PRNewswire 8:34 AM
  • "Oracle Demonstrates Advances in Autonomous Cloud, Extending Autonomous Capabilities Across Entire Cloud Platform" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
  • "Oracle Protects Customers with Industry's Strongest and Most Comprehensive Cloud Guarantee" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud Growth Driving Aggressive Global Expansion" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 cheat sheet: Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system." Computerworld 4:40 PM
  • "Microsoft to add Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection support for Windows 7 this summer" ZDNet 11:54 AM
  • "How to Configure Windows Defender to Scan the PC at Windows Boot" Softpedia 9:10 AM
  • "Kagan: Why Microsoft Cortana AI is still not well-known" RCR Wireless News 9:10 AM
  • "Disable the touchpad of your Windows 10 device when you connect a mouse" gHacks 9:09 AM
  • "Are Microsoft's Surface devices starting to pose a real threat to MacBooks?" TechRadar UK 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft is making it easier to test new Windows 10 app updates without running Insider builds" Windows Central 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher For Android Updated With Cortana Integration" UberGizmo 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft makes it easier to preview Windows apps" Engadget 8:03 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "San Diego fears loss of key employer, benefactor Qualcomm" Seattle Times 9:04 PM
  • "Trump infrastructure plan leaves out rural broadband funding: Lawmakers and broadband providers from rural areas were hoping for dollars aimed specifically at solving the digital divide. They instead got money states can use how ever they want on infrastructure." CNET 7:17 PM
  • "Brazil's digital driving license launch postponed" ZDNet 11:54 AM
  • "Government websites in US, UK and Australia hacked to run secret cryptocurrency miner" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "South Korean IoT market reaches 7.16 trillion won" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Pennsylvania wants more secure paper-backed voting machines, but can't afford them yet" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Scientists at Russian nuclear research facility arrested for mining cryptocurrency" The Verge 7:46 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Yep, the Essential Phone was a total failure" BGR 9:03 PM
  • "Verizon Has a Bad Excuse for Why It's Locking Phones Again" Gizmodo 7:23 PM
  • "How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:17 PM
  • "Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook's Vampiric VPN Service" Gizmodo 4:45 PM
  • "Mingis on Tech: What's coming up at Mobile World Congress?" Computerworld 4:40 PM
  • "Unilever warns social media to clean up 'toxic' content" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "New edge computing platform helps industry handle IIoT data" BetaNews 12:07 PM
  • "Small business IT spending to pass $600 billion in 2018: IDC" ZDNet 11:54 AM
  • "The wireless road warrior's essential guide" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "Tests show how much Meltdown fixes will hit Linux system performance" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "Security service providers suffer from false positive alert overload" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "Equifax says more private data was stolen in 2017 breach than first revealed" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Cryptojacking attack hits ~4,000 websites, including UK's data watchdog" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "nOCD gets $1M seed round to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "XebiaLabs lands $100 million Series B led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Simplified investing app Stash raises $37.5 million Series D as it heads into banking" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "YapStone is raising $100M to take on PayPal, Stripe in marketplace payments, nabs $71M so far" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Sequoia China leads $40 million round in DataVisor's fraud detection software" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Instacart has raised another $200M at a $4.2B valuation" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Instacart raises $200 million as delivery battle with Amazon looms" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "Broadcom confirms it has secured up to $100 billion in debt to cover Qualcomm bid" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "Axel Springer is investing in Magic Leap for some reason" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks gain for second session as Dow rallies more than 400 points: Technology, energy and materials lead the gains" MarketWatch 4:28 PM
  • "Stocks Rip Higher, Dow Jumps Over 400 Points as Markets Rebound: Stocks rise Monday as equities rebound from their worst week in two years." TheStreet 4:27 PM
  • "Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410" Associated Press 4:27 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise After Two Turbulent Weeks: Dow jumps 400 points following its largest one-week percentage decline in more than two years" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Asia markets get off to smooth start after last week's rough patch: Major indexes start off 0.5% higher ahead of Lunar New Year break" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks end with gains, bouncing back after biggest weekly drop in a year: Analysts attributed the upbeat action in part to encouraging action on Friday and Monday for U.S. equities, but noted global markets remain down in a big way so far in February." MarketWatch 11:30 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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