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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "US Supremes take a look at Microsoft's Irish email slurp battle, and yeah, not a great start" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Looks to Lure Health-Care Companies to Its Cloud With New Tools" Bloomberg 8:28 AM
  • "A hospital group in New Orleans is working with Microsoft to help predict patient emergencies" CNBC 8:04 AM
  • "Teams, Microsoft's Slack competitor, is about to become a whole lot more competitive: Two large feature deficits should be getting fixed." Ars Technica 5:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Patch day brings bug warnings, another Office CtR, and the return of KB 2952664" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft to power Singapore datacentre services with rooftop solar" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "Intel's Spectre fix for Broadwell and Haswell chips has finally landed: Chips that sparked Intel's recall of microcode for Spectre Variant 2 attack now have stable fixes." ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Introduces 'Intel AI: In Production' Program" HPC wire 12:06 PM
  • "Intel's PC concept 'hides' a 5G antenna in a plump kickstand" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Intel's 5G laptop prototype reveals key challenge: antenna design" VentureBeat 9:17 AM
  • "Intel at MWC: How 5G will change the PC" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Intel's Jeff Klaus on how DCIM tames the data center energy beast" Diginomica 12:05 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 2 chips could finally take the gaming crown from Intel's Core processors" PCGamesN 12:05 PM
  • "A Look at AMD's Key Revenue Growth Drivers" Market Realist 1:08 PM
  • "IBM Is Sending a Floating Robot Head to Space" Newsweek 12:04 PM
  • "IBM's cloud faces a test on Thursday: Turning something off without turning users off too" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Is Oracle Corporation the Next Microsoft?... Or the Next IBM?" InvestorPlace 12:05 PM
  • "Cisco CEO says global economy will be stronger with the US and China working together" CNBC 8:04 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Strategic partnerships work well" CNBC Videos 8:04 AM
  • "AI will create new jobs but skills must shift, say tech giants" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
General Interest
  • "YouTube's New Moderation Team Stumbles Out the Gate" Gizmodo 9:22 PM
  • "Piccolo is building a gesture-based smart home 'vision assistant'" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "VMware unveils new edge computing solutions to bolster enterprise IoT efforts" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Oath becomes a Linux Foundation Gold Member" BetaNews 3:32 PM
  • "Baidu's new A.I. can mimic your voice after listening to it for just one minute" Digital Trends 2:15 PM
  • "Children are finding it harder to hold pencils because of technology, paediatricians have warned" Business Insider 9:17 AM
  • "India's mobile price war just claimed another victim" CNNMoney 8:48 AM
  • "Leaked images supposedly show Fitbit's next 'mass appeal' smartwatch" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "New Leak Suggests Fitbit's Next Smart Watch Will Actually Be Attractive [Updated] Gizmodo 8:16 AM
  • "Is the UK winning the graphene race?" BBC 7:58 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence Can Help Stroke Victims When 'Time Is Brain'" Wired 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook news feed changes 'decimated' publisher" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Google Hangouts Chat is now open to all G Suite users" Mashable 2:16 PM
  • "Google beta tests Flutter toolkit for better cross-platform apps" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Google: Class search results as journalism so we can dodge Right To Be Forgotten" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Cryptocurrencies kill people and may kill again, says Bill Gates" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Bill Gates: Cryptocurrency has 'caused deaths in a fairly direct way'" ZDNet 7:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Altice Portugal and Cisco Sign MoU And Bring An Innovative IoT Proof Of Concept to MWC" Cisco 8:49 AM
Microsoft
  • "Office 365 February Updates Include Improvements to Word, Teams, and StaffHub" Thurrott 5:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams to get full guest access starting in early March" ZDNet 3:36 PM
  • "Microsoft's Age of Empires Definitive Edition Plagued with Crashing, Negative Reviews" Thurrott 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft ports its Quantum Development Kit to Linux and macOS" The Register 7:50 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Verizon and a company it bought just paid $614M in biggest FCC fine ever: Straight Path failed to use spectrum, resulting in $614M fine and sale to Verizon." Ars Technica 5:38 PM
  • "Video: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Net Neutrality 'Blunder'" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "Defying Pai's FCC, Washington state passes law protecting net neutrality" Ars Technica 1:08 PM
  • "FCC to vote on infrastructure rule changes to speed up 5G networks" Axios 12:08 PM
  • "China's Internet Censors Ban Use of the Letter 'N': Censors in China are so powerful they can detect when a single letter is used and auto-ban the content." PC Magazine 9:51 AM
  • "Google still abusing search engine monopoly, rivals tell EU" Telegraph 8:26 AM
  • "US regulator warns companies after net neutrality shake-up" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Facebook's 'Cat and Mouse Game'" [Video Report] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:07 PM
  • "You can use a VPN to battle ISP net neutrality abuse" ZDNet 3:41 PM
  • "Why Do Amazon, Etsy, and Google Still Sell Gun Accessories?" Slate 3:36 PM
  • "Here's why Spotify had to go public this year" Recode 3:35 PM
  • "Samsung Innovates, Android Lags – What The Tech Ep. 390" Thurrott 3:27 PM
  • "Why Disney Is Cutting Ties with Facebook and Twitter" Market Realist 1:08 PM
  • "The New Dell XPS 13 Is So Good, You Can Almost Forgive Its Dumb Webcam" Gizmodo 12:06 PM
  • "Three takeaways from Mobile World Congress" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "How to improve battery life on your smartphone or smartwatch" Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "The Lawyers Calling the Shots in the Crypto World" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:17 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Shoot-Out: ASUS Strix And Zotac AMP Extreme" HotHardware 8:48 AM
  • "The rapid growth of digital data" BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "How the IoT and Related Tech Are Helping to Update the Energy Sector" ReadWrite 8:24 AM
  • "Why Katie Couric left Yahoo" Recode 8:16 AM
  • "As blockchain heats up, so do job prospects for devs" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "Bad Internet In The Big City: New York was supposed to be a model for big-city high-speed internet. Here's how it became a cautionary tale for uneven connectivity." Wired 7:57 AM
  • "Is Facebook's Loss In User Engagement A Massive Gain For Google?" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "How These Twins Made A Successful Career Out Of Instagram" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "What Is The Difference Between Bitcoin And Ripple?" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Hit by ransomware? This new free decryption tool for GandCrab might help" ZDNet 7:32 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Spotify Files to Go Public on the New York Stock Exchange" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Spotify's music service seeks to drum up $1 billion in IPO" Associated Press 4:07 PM
  • "Edgybees raises $5.5M to bring better AR to cars and drones" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "SiriusXM Offers $1.16 Billion To Save iHeartMedia" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Baidu's video business iQiyi to raise up to $1.5B in US IPO" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Here and Naver Labs ink robotics deal to map indoor spaces" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Amazon buys startup Ring in $1 billion deal to run your home security" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Amazon buys smart doorbell and home security firm Ring for over $1 billion" BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "Amazon agrees to buy smart doorbell maker Ring" V3 8:26 AM
  • "Amazon Ring acquisition: Made not for smart homes, but for deliveries" ZDNet 7:31 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks finish lower; Dow, S&P 500 log worst monthly drop in two years: All 11 S&P 500 sectors close out February in the red" MarketWatch 3:52 PM
  • "As February Comes to Bitter End, Wall Street Looks Back on Wild Month for Stocks: Not one, but two: two! - 1,000-point drops on the Dow followed by a bold comeback? February may have been short, but it didn't lack any drama." TheStreet 3:51 PM
  • "Dow loses 381 points as stocks shed early gains" FOXBusiness 3:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall Again as Dow, S&P 500 Snap 10-Month Winning Streaks: Investors continue to weigh the impact of higher interest rates on the nearly nine-year bull market" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Asian stocks decline following Wall Street's post-Powell selloff: Shanghai, Hong Kong indexes fall on weak economic data" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "European stocks drive lower as Fed chief hints of more rate hikes: Bayer shares drop after results" MarketWatch 8:50 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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