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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity" Computerworld 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft targets startups with $500 million in Azure-related resources: Microsoft is launching a new program aimed at attracting more startups to its Azure cloud." ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft promises to help startups sell their products...if they're on Azure" VentureBeat 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's compiler-level Spectre fix shows how hard this problem will be to solve: Investigation of Microsoft's compiler changes show that much of the time, they won't fix Spectre." Ars Technica 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft gives sysadmins Meltdown and Spectre detection in Windows Analytics" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "Researchers Find New Ways to Exploit Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities in Modern CPUs" Gizmodo 9:02 PM
  • "Microsoft releases first Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build; adds new app preview program" ZDNet 7:53 PM
  • "Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service" Computerworld 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new firmware for the Surface Pro and Surface Book" Neowin 5:27 PM
  • "As Microsoft, IBM Enter Cryptocurrency Market, EXMO Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Dividend-Paying Tokens Crowdsale" Insider Monkey 8:55 AM
  • "Big Blue levels up server sextet with POWER9 for IBM i, AIX, HANA, Linux" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "HP Announces Major Digital Packaging Expansion in US" Packaging Europe 9:44 AM
  • "Dell-EMC expands its CI platform, simplifies data center operations: With the VxBlock 1000, Dell-EMC's next-generation CI platform, customers can mix and match storage, networking and compute technology for greater data center agility." Network World 9:46 AM
  • "Dell EMC announces new servers for optimized computing & software-defined environments" The Economic Times 9:46 AM
  • "AMD signs up Dell as its latest EPYC customer" ITProPortal 9:46 AM
  • "AMD wins as Dell goes EPYC" Fudzilla 9:46 AM
  • "Intel Graphics Driver Adds Game Optimization Control For Intel Integrated And AMD Vega GPUs" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Intel expands bug bounty program to include Spectre-like side-channel attacks, dangles $250K" GeekWire 1:53 PM
  • "Intel bug bounty program expands with more rewards" ZDNet 6:46 PM
  • "Intel's latest graphics drivers can automatically optimize your games to play their best" PCWorld 9:57 AM
  • "Ampere And Turing: NVIDIA's Future GeForce Gaming And Cryptocurrency Mining GPUs?" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "AMD Rome Is The Code Name Of Upcoming Server CPUs That Will Replace EPYC, Could Feature 64 Cores /128 Threads" SegmentNext 9:57 AM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 & Inaugural Ryzen Desktop APU WHQL Drivers" AnandTech 8:58 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.2.2 Beta Drivers Boost PUBG Performance" eTeknix 9:56 AM
  • "Oracle's Plan To Beat Amazon, Microsoft On Cloud" Investopedia 10:45 AM
  • "Cisco satisfies Q2 targets despite net loss from tax charge: The company paid an $11.1 billion charge related to recent US tax reform." ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco shares rally 5% on earnings beat, outlook, shareholder returns" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Cisco posts loss on $11.1 billion tax-related charge" Reuters 3:48 PM
  • "Cisco earnings come in higher than forecasts" CNBC Videos 3:47 PM
  • "Cisco's revenue is finally growing again and investors are piling in" Business Insider 3:47 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings: What to Watch/Bright spots include moving away from hardware dependence, tax benefits, gains in cloud computing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:39 AM
General Interest
  • "Huawei announces 5G trial in Vancouver" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "Pummeled by scandal, Uber hit with $4.46B in losses during 2017: Curiously, UberEats now comprises about 10 percent of the company's business." Ars Technica 7:34 PM
  • "Boston leads the US in smart cities ranking" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "New Android malware strain can hijack older phones" ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "Report: Millions of Android users have had their phone hijacked for cryptocurrency mining" 9to5Google 8:57 AM
  • "Magic Leap promises live-streamed holograms within five years" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "Walmart embraces the cloud to take on Amazon" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Fitbit bug bounty program now pays for vulnerability reports" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm shows Snapdragon X24 2Gbps LTE modem, 5G-enabled cars, and industrial IoT technologies" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "Qualcomm announces wireless edge services and new LTE SDK for enterprise IoT customers, 5G NR roadmap demonstrated" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Adobe addresses critical vulnerabilities in Acrobat, Reader" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner" Reuters 9:22 AM
  • "YouTube TV is adding more channels, but it's also getting more expensive" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "YouTube TV raises pricing, expands with Turner, NBA, MLB additions" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Facebook Funded Most of the Experts Who Vetted Messenger Kids" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Can't wait for 5G? How your next phone goes supersonic in 4G" CNET 8:11 AM
  • "Google is bringing AI-powered one-tap replies to all your messaging apps" The Next Web 8:55 AM
  • "Google wants Smart Reply to run on all your chat apps to answer when you're busy" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Google: We're about to turn on Chrome's partial ad blocker against disruptive ads" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "How Chrome's built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "How Chrome ad blocking is already changing the web" CNET 8:11 AM
  • "Google Chrome Starts Blocking In-Your-Face Ads Tomorrow" Forbes 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Report: Cloud Services to Increase U.S. GDP by $2 Trillion over the Next Decade" Oracle 9:47 AM
  • "Caesars Entertainment Transforms Its Iconic Business with Oracle" Oracle 9:47 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud Applications Help Providence St. Joseph Health Deliver on its Digital Innovation Vision" Oracle 9:47 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud Applications Help Providence St. Joseph Health Deliver on its Digital Innovation Vision" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
Microsoft
  • "Bill Gates Fears Tech Industry Stonewalling Government Device Access Might Backfire" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Use Microsoft Outlook? Update now to fix these two dangerous bugs" ZDNet 8:38 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices" Reuters 3:51 PM
  • "Don't Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:33 AM
  • "Citing risks but no evidence, US intel chiefs warn against using Huawei, ZTE phones" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Don't buy Huawei devices, say US spy heads" BetaNews 11:33 AM
  • "FCC looks to approve SpaceX's satellite internet plan" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "FCC chair moves to approve SpaceX broadband service" Axios 10:54 AM
  • "YouTube and Instagram face Russian bans" BBC 8:22 AM
  • "Sony Just Coughed Up PS4 Data To The FBI In A Kansas Terror Investigation" Forbes 8:04 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Artificial Intelligence VS Human Intelligence: Winning That War" Future Insights 2:51 PM
  • "I've owned an Amazon Echo for over two years now — here are my 19 favorite features" Business Insider 1:46 PM
  • "Magic Leap dreams of making sports better. Will it?" CNET 1:45 PM
  • "Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 SATA Review: Fast, Affordable Solid State Storage" HotHardware 9:19 AM
  • "Salon has every right to hijack your laptop to mine cryptocurrency while you read it" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "The search for aliens is struggling thanks to cryptocurrency mania" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'" BBC 8:28 AM
  • "Roses are red, Facebook is blue. Think private means private? More fool you" The Register 8:09 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Activant Capital closed $129 million growth-stage fund" TechCrunch 9:02 PM
  • "$121 billion on table as Broadcom and Qualcomm meet" Axios 10:54 AM
  • "RealWear raises $17 million for wearable AR device for industrial workers" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "Wine discovery app Vivino raises $20 million as its ecommerce business takes off" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "Varsity Tutors lands $50 million in Series C funding" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
  • "Stealth Security reels in $8 million investment from Shasta Ventures to root out bad bots" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow clambers 250 points higher as Wall Street dispels inflation jitters: Small-cap Russell 2000 on pace for best daily rise in about a month; VIX readings fall below historic average" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Soars Over 250 Points to Post Its Fourth Straight Day of Gains: Stocks finished higher on Wednesday." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks climb again as investors shake off inflation worries" Associated Press 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Weigh Inflation Data: Latest consumer-price report suggests inflation is firming after a long run of softness" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian stock markets go their separate ways before Lunar New Year holiday: Samsung helps lift Kospi; Nikkei declines as yen rallies" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "European stocks perk up after German growth data: U.S. inflation report on tap" MarketWatch 8:59 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"


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