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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows RDP flaw: 'Install Microsoft's patch, turn on your firewall'/Attackers can use a protocol bug in Windows RDP to steal session authentication and take over a network domain." ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Windows attack: Poisoned BitTorrent client set off huge Dofoil outbreak, says Microsoft/Attackers used a popular BitTorrent client to spread coin-mining malware to over 400,000 PCs in a matter of hours." ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes more Meltdown and Spectre flaws in Windows: Problematic antivirus compatibility checks have been blocked on Windows 10." Engadget 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft reaches a historic milestone, using AI to match human performance in translating news from Chinese to English" Microsoft 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft announces breakthrough in Chinese-to-English machine translation" TechCrunch 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Reaches Human Parity With Chinese to English News Translation" Thurrott 1:22 PM
  • "Microsoft plans to open its first Middle East data centers in 2019" CNBC 6:32 AM
  • "Microsoft announces its first cloud regions in the Middle East" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft will bring its cloud to Switzerland and the Middle East" VentureBeat 6:30 AM
  • "Microsoft to add new Azure regions in Germany, Switzerland, UAE" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's stunning new Xbox Live avatars will finally launch in April" BGR 6:27 PM
  • "IBM partners with Cloudflare to launch new security and DDoS protection features" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "IBM launches bare metal Kubernetes" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "'Dead weight' Dell would destroy VMware's value, says big investor: Jericho Capital says deal would benefit Dell alone, suggests VMware buy Red Hat instead" The Register 6:56 AM
  • "Not Seeing a Real Disaster Brewing With Intel" TheStreet 8:35 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report" ZDNet 9:31 PM
  • "Power outage reportedly disrupts Samsung NAND flash production" DigiTimes 6:48 AM
  • "More Human Than Human makes the state of AI look ironically grim: It's meant to be about the field's promise for the future, but it mostly suggests that future is far away" The Verge 3:32 PM
General Interest
  • "Walt Disney unveils shake up to focus on streaming services" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:16 PM
  • "Disney creates streaming video unit for digital future" Reuters 1:13 PM
  • "America Movil to roll out 4.5G in 76 cities by end-2018" Reuters 1:13 PM
  • "Samsung adds 300 repair locations through partnership with uBreakiFix" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Samsung will begin offering same-day repairs on Galaxy phones this week" BGR 7:23 PM
  • "Toshiba's AR glasses skip HoloLens charm in putting Windows to work" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "'Hearables' could diagnose disease, if we let them" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Walmart expands home delivery in fight with Amazon" Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Blockchain bros dominate SXSW 2018 with cryptokitties, ICOs, and tacos" Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Passwords are stronger in Minneapolis" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "Facebook bans far-right group Britain First for inciting hatred" Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Facebook bans hate group Britain First" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "Firefox 59 stops irritating website notifications, boosts private browsing privacy" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Samba critical flaws: Patch now but older open instances have 'far worse issues'" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Little Caesars just patented a pizza-making robot" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Facebook launches Marketplace in Taiwan" DigiTimes 6:47 AM
  • "Revenue streams: Spotify's bid to generate a profit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO and other celebs salute Stephen Hawking" GeekWire 6:41 AM
  • "YouTube announces crackdown on conspiracy theories" Axios 6:48 AM
  • "YouTube turns to Wikipedia to help debunk conspiracy theories" The Next Web 6:40 AM
  • "Upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more power and faster networking" Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Behind the Google-Airtel Launch of Low-Cost Smartphones in India" Market Realist 7:04 AM
  • "Google Invented a Cool New System for Mapping the World" Slate 12:16 PM
  • "Google to ban cryptocurrency, ICO adverts: Initial Coin Offerings, wallets, and consultancy services are all included in the blanket ban." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Google will ban cryptocurrency ads in June" Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "In 2017, Google removed 3.2B 'bad ads' and blocked 320K publishers, 90K sites, 700K mobile apps" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "EV Group and IBM Sign License Agreement on Laser Debonding Technology" PRNewswire 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Study: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents Still a Major Challenge for Businesses" PRNewswire 6:32 AM
  • "Oracle to Break Down the Barriers to Creating Epic Customer Experiences at Modern Customer Experience 2018" PRNewswire 7:13 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's new Outlook.com design is rolling out now" The Verge 2:41 PM
  • "Microsoft releases preview of Power BI for Mixed Reality" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft's diverse new Xbox Live avatars will launch in April" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts laptop prices by up to 31.4 percent to celebrate Pi Day" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Which Microsoft Surface Should I Buy? (2018)" Wired 7:09 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "California lawmaker proposes strictest net neutrality law yet" CNET 2:41 PM
  • "AT&T/Time Warner merger will raise TV bills $436 million a year, US says: AT&T scoffs at 'insubstantial 45-cent monthly increase, all of 0.4% per bill.'" Ars Technica 8:46 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "New report sheds light on why Siri has failed to live up to expectations" BGR 7:45 PM
  • "Intel SSD DC P4510 NVMe PCIe Review: Blistering 3GB/s Transfers, With Low Latency" HotHardware 12:17 PM
  • "Going to Mars with VR - Video" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Why I Dumped Google for Bing: Google Maps is extremely popular, but I've taken a liking to Microsoft's Bing Maps." PC Magazine 8:11 AM
  • "Analyzing Threadripper Thermals: Big Base Cooling Wins" AnandTech 8:11 AM
  • "How Blockchain Could End The Trade In Blood Diamonds - An Incredible Use Case Everyone Should Read" Forbes 6:58 AM
  • "The Great China Tech Panic is just posh xenophobia" The Register 6:56 AM
  • "How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo" TechHive 6:51 AM
  • "F-Secure Safe review: A solid antivirus suite that gets out of your way—mostly" PCWorld 6:51 AM
  • "Evoluent Reduced Reach Right-Hand Keyboard review: A possible cure for mouse-arm strain" PCWorld 6:51 AM
  • "Smart speakers will take over? Don't make me laugh" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:41 AM
  • "A Hippocratic Oath for artificial intelligence practitioners" TechCrunch 6:29 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon vets raise $16.4M for Skilljar, aim to help companies educate customers about their product" GeekWire 6:05 PM
  • "Fractal Analytics buys Final Mile as AI, data science meld with behavioral science" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Interfaith social network Pray.com raises $14M Series A to add new features to its mobile app" TechCrunch 9:08 AM
  • "Dropbox prepares for IPO to fuel shift towards business" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:54 AM
  • "Broadcom pulls plug on Qualcomm pursuit" Axios 6:48 AM
  • "Broadcom gives up on Qualcomm buyout after Trump veto" Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "Broadcom confirms it has withdrawn its Qualcomm bid" VentureBeat 6:30 AM
  • "Coinbase gets e-money license in the UK, will add Faster Payments to speed up fiat deposits" TechCrunch 6:29 AM
  • "Tech Will Save Us raises $4.2M for its tech-focused range of toys, partners with Disney – TechCrunch" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow close lower for third session on rising fears of trade war" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Drops 248 Points Amid Fears of a Global Trade War: Stocks finished lower on Wednesday as investors debated the prospects of a global trade war." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow declines by triple digits on trade war concerns" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Renewed Trade Worries: Selloff follows signals that fewer products would be excluded from tariffs and talk from Europe about trade retaliation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian stocks pull back, led by banking and tech shares: Nikkei breaks 4-session winning streak" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "European stocks flip up as Draghi talks about keeping up bond buying: Adidas shares in rally mode after results" MarketWatch 8:36 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 10:10 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Kaleido Brings Its Blockchain Market to Microsoft Azure"
New York Times (Checked 10:10 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?"
PC Magazine (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "Telegram Enhances Privacy With 'Unsend Anything'"
  • "Business Choice Awards 2019: Smartphones, Carriers, and Mobile Operating Systems"
  • "How OpenAI's Fake News Warnings Triggered Actual Fake News"
  • "Report: Cheaper Nintendo Switch Launching This Summer"
  • "Mapping State-by-State Tech Trends: Most Popular Dating Apps"
Reuters (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage"
  • "U.S. top court rejects shoe retailer Zappos appeal in data breach case"
  • "Uber could announce $3 billion deal with Careem early this week: sources"
  • "Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps"
  • "Tencent shareholder Naspers plots Euronext e-commerce IPO"
  • "Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push"
  • "JPMorgan awards research grants, deepening its AI push"
  • "China tech firms, seeking passion and energy, promote younger staff"
ZDNet (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "Apple's TV streaming event: How to watch and what to expect"
  • "The new Cloudera-Hortonworks Hadoop: 100 percent open source, 50 percent boring"
  • "Hijacked ASUS Live Update software installs backdoors on countless PCs worldwide"
  • "Oracle talks customer experience at Modern CX 2019"
  • "US tech students slaughter peers in Russia, China, India in coding test"
  • "Hi-res VR headsets reignite enterprise mixed reality battle"
  • "Garmin announces Approach S40 golf GPS smartwatch: AutoShot integration helps you excel on the course"
  • "Customer service is poised for an AI revolution"


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