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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's new 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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" [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 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security"
  • "The Basics of CI/CD for Data Science and Machine Learning"
  • "Enterprise Leadership in the Digital Age"
New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020"
  • "Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "This AI Can Recreate Podcast Host Joe Rogan's Voice To Say Anything"
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's Live Focus Video"
  • "Snag a Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop for $599.99 With This Coupon Code"
  • "Spotify Tests Voice-Controlled Device for Cars"
  • "Race to 5G: May Update"
  • "Your Old CRT TV May Have Found a New Life in LA"
  • "Slack Patches Windows App Bug That Could've Been Used for Spying"
  • "What to Stream This Weekend"
  • "The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 7 Online Therapy Services to Try"
  • "Minecraft Earth Is an Augmented Reality Game for iOS, Android" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media"
  • "Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors' wall of defense"
ZDNet (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google"
  • "Dell Technologies World attendees promoting STEM education in Las Vegas"
  • "Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech"
  • "Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans"
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android support following Trump blacklist, claims report"
  • "Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada"
  • "Apple lied to me about the MacBook Air and now we have a problem"

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