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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's DNA storage breakthrough could pave way for exabyte drives" ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Windows slithers on to Arm, legless?" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft, SAP And Oracle Join Cloud-Industry Obsession Over New Performance Metric" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "The Microsoft and Qualcomm Always Connected PC Connects At MWC" Forbes 12:00 PM
  • "Windows 10 bug: Google again reveals code for 'important' unpatched flaw" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Learning from scantily clad dancer scandal, Xbox exec calls for inclusivity: Phil Spencer sees 'opportunity and responsibility to make gaming for everyone.'" Ars Technica 5:39 PM
  • "Intel plans $5 billion investment in Israel by 2020: minister" Reuters 7:59 AM
  • "Intel's new Spectre fix: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake chips get stable microcode" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Intel releases more Meltdown/Spectre fixes, Microsoft feints SP3 patch" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "Intel rolls out Spectre updates for 7th and 8th-gen Core chips" The Verge 2:05 PM
  • "New Spectre microcode patches released by Intel to fix security flaws in Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs" V3 2:05 PM
  • "Intel hurls Spectre 2 microcode patch fix at world" The Register 10:43 AM
  • "Intel ships update for newest Spectre-affected chips" TechCrunch 5:38 PM
  • "Public transit app Moovit raises $50 million in round led by Intel" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "Intel Leads Moovit's $50 Million Round As Transit App Morphs Into Mobility Platform" Forbes 7:43 AM
  • "Moovit raises another $50M led by Intel for its urban transit app, plans Mobileye collaboration" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Intel ships new Spectre patches: Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake now, Sandy Bridge next" PCWorld 8:05 AM
  • "AMD debuts embedded EPYC and Ryzen processors" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Rolls Out Ryzen, EPYC Embedded Processors" Benzinga 2:04 PM
  • "AMD lures Cisco's server CTO into EPYC new gig" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Arm Introduces New Kigen Technologies To Improve IoT Security" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "ARM Wants To Integrate A SIM Card Into Your Future Smartphone's Processor" HotHardware 4:16 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings Review: Has 'The Kid' Turned The Corner?" Seeking Alpha 10:43 AM
  • "How Cisco Performed in the Most Recent Quarter" Market Realist 12:39 PM
  • "World's cyber attacks hit us much harder in past year – major infosec chief survey/Cisco report: Smacked orgs forked out $500k due to attacks" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Cisco Close to Picking New Global Sales Chief" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:29 PM
  • "Cybercrime drains $600 billion a year from the global economy, says report" ZDNet 8:45 AM
General Interest
  • "Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform" ZDNet 7:33 PM
  • "Snapchat responds to the 1.2 million users who signed a petition to kill the redesign" BGR 6:32 PM
  • "Snapchat: 'We Completely Understand' the Redesign Hate" PC Magazine 4:19 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S9 Leaked In Augmented Reality Thanks To 'Unpacked 2018' App" HotHardware 4:16 PM
  • "Blade's ambitious PC game streaming platform finally launches in the US today" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "Google launches Cloud IoT Core service out of beta" VentureBeat 11:22 AM
  • "The Vatican (yes, the Holy City) is organizing its first ever hackathon" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Nokia sees no path for 'struggling' digital health business: memo" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "Twitter's new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam: It's even updating Tweetdeck to prevent mass tweets from the platform." Engadget 9:30 PM
  • "Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false stories" Reuters 4:19 PM
  • "Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger now lets you add more people to in-progress calls" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Microsoft 'Always Connected' PCs to hit store shelves" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm's 'Always On' PCs are coming to T-Mobile and AT&T" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 845 VR reference headset" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm goes on the offensive" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report Reveals Security Leaders Rely on and Invest in Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Defend Against Threats" GlobeNewswire 7:59 AM
  • "The Klein Law Firm Reminds Intel Corporation Investors of a Class Action Filed and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 12, 2018" Accesswire 3:28 PM
  • "Oracle Data Cloud Launches Data Marketing Program to Help Savvy Auto Dealer Agencies Better Use Digital Data" PRNewswire 7:59 AM
Microsoft
  • "T-Mobile, AT&T sign on to sell Windows 10 on Snapdragon PCs" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "How to use OneDrive in Windows 10 to sync and share files" Computerworld 8:05 AM
  • "This job Win-blows! Microsoft made me pull '75-hour weeks' in a shopping mall kiosk" The Register 7:46 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Ex-Google engineer: I was fired for being too liberal/Tim Chevalier sues Google, claims only employees 'who represent the majority' speak." Ars Technica 7:34 PM
  • "Facebook seen struggling with new European privacy rules" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:04 PM
  • "The FCC's net neutrality rules will officially expire in late April" Ars Technica 10:53 AM
  • "Brazil hit by 30 DDoS attacks per hour in 2017" ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Canada wants to help India lead 'blockchain revolution'" CNNMoney 7:49 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google just can't seem to sell many Pixel phones, but it's not giving up - Video" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Why batteries are holding up tech breakthroughs — and what's happening now" The Next Web 12:00 PM
  • "You Need a VPN, and Here's Why" PC Magazine 8:46 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence: The saviour of mankind or the end of the world?" Telegraph 8:20 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Vectra raises $36 million for its AI cybersecurity technology" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Qualcomm enters into amended definitive agreement with NXP" DigiTimes 8:35 AM
  • "Intello scores $1.3 million seed round for SaaS management platform" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "With $10M in funding, Mabl brings machine learning to software testing" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid by $3 per share" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "SoftBank's $100B Vision Fund could get more capital from the Middle East" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "StatusToday scores nearly $4M to grow its AI-powered 'employee insights' service" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Anyfin bags €4.8M Series A to let you refinance your existing loans by taking a photo" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Skelter Labs raises $9M to help put Korea on the global AI map" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow gives up 300-point gain to end lower as bond yields rise after Fed minutes: Bank shares jump after Fed minutes, with further rate hikes expected" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Lose Earlier Momentum and Finish Lower: Stocks declined in the last hour of trading on Wednesday." TheStreet 4:17 PM
  • "US stocks pare early gains as bond yields surge" FOXBusiness 4:17 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Sell Off Near Close: Dow industrials, S&P 500 fall more than 0.5% on the day after being up most of the session" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:16 PM
  • "Asian stocks overcome choppy moves to advance: Nikkei up slightly, Taiex jumps after weeklong holiday" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks fall as eurozone business activity slows: Investors receive disappointing updates on manufacturing and services" MarketWatch 8:47 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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