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TechNN Archive: Friday, March 16, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft hits back at claims it ignored sexual harassment" Reuters 8:30 PM
  • "Microsoft is planning a Netflix-like service for video games" USA Today 12:55 PM
  • "Microsoft-owned LinkedIn teams up with Google to offer classes for Android developers" OnMSFT 12:54 PM
  • "How Microsoft, Google, And Apple Are Fighting For Your Thumbs" Forbes 12:54 PM
  • "Microsoft offers $250,000 bounty for speculative-execution bugs" The Tech Report 12:53 PM
  • "Dell taking share and talking channel growth across UK and EMEA" ComputerWeekly 9:23 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-8950HK, i7-8850H and i7-8750H Six-Core CPU Benchmarks Leaked From Lenovo Laptops" WCCFTech 9:18 AM
  • "Intel Reveals Its Plans To Fix Spectre And Meltdown Issues" Tech Times 9:17 AM
  • "Intel to make all future CPUs Meltdown- and Spectre-proof" TechRepublic 9:17 AM
  • "New Intel Chips To Fix Meltdown, Spectre Flaws" Silicon UK 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Chips Designed to Mitigate Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities Will Ship Later This Year, CEO Says" Gizmodo 9:16 AM
  • "Intel details Spectre, Meltdown silicon fixes" bit-tech 9:15 AM
  • "Intel microcodes now updated for all products from last 5 years" Hexus 9:15 AM
  • "Intel fixes Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities with updates and new chips" IT PRO 9:15 AM
  • "Intel reveals details of Meltdown and Spectre-proof CPUs it will release later this year" V3 9:15 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake Processors To Get Hardware Protections Against Spectre" Guru3D 9:14 AM
  • "Nowhere is safe now that AMD has suffered its own Meltdown" Digital Trends 9:10 AM
  • "AMD: Was The CTS Report Stock Manipulation?" Seeking Alpha 8:28 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Benchmark Review Leaked: Much Faster Than 1700X" Forbes 8:30 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X spotted in retail listings" Hexus 9:09 AM
  • "Top Of The Line AMD Ryzen 2700X Along With Other 2000 Series Variants Confirmed To Launch April 19" SegmentNext 9:09 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 CPU Pre-Orders Have Gone Live" SegmentNext 9:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Got Shortly Listed on Amazon - Available April the 19th" Guru3D 9:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2700/X & 2600/X Listed Online, Specs & Prices Confirmed – Launching April 19" WCCFTech 9:07 AM
  • "Start an IT career that pays the bills by getting certified in Cisco" Mashable 9:05 AM
General Interest
  • "Google Updates: Pay by Gmail, Allo in Windows, Doctor in the House" The Inquirer 12:53 PM
  • "Inside Google's plan to build a smart neighborhood in Toronto" Engadget 12:47 PM
  • "Google Lens arrives on iOS" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Google expands its Cloud Platform region in the Netherlands" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "How tech firms are increasing accessibility for disabled users" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Google Assistant rolls out Routines" TechHive 8:12 AM
  • "Alexa's new 'Brief Mode' replaces verbal confirmations with chimes" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Facebook algorithms went mad and threw up some weird -- and sexual -- search suggestions" BetaNews 12:44 PM
  • "Data-saving Facebook Lite is now available in the US" BetaNews 12:44 PM
  • "Facebook's Express WiFi program now has an app on Google Play" Engadget 9:04 AM
  • "The Amazing Ways Instagram Uses Big Data And Artificial Intelligence" Forbes 9:14 AM
  • "One year later, Bixby is still half-baked" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "How to turn off Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, and Note 8" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Mickey and Minnie AR Emoji arrive in time for Galaxy S9 launch" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "Fig's first 4 crowdfunded games have returned 245% on investment" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "Vergecast: explaining a Spotify trial, Siri, and a whole bunch of gadgets" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Reverie Labs uses new machine learning algorithms to fix drug development bottlenecks" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "Arkadium bounces back with interactive Infographics for news publications" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "Smarten up your dumb devices with this $20, two-for-one smart plug deal" PCWorld 12:39 PM
  • "Record your travels for cheap with this $30 dash cam" PCWorld 12:38 PM
  • "Tokyoflash has created a radar watch that scans the skies (or your wrist)" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "Lyft tests 'all-access' subscriptions for riders" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S9 gets Disney AR Emojis at launch" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi projects: Insanely innovative, incredibly cool creations" PCWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Ubisoft revives 'Might & Magic' as a mobile strategy RPG" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "Uber, Toyota seek self-driving car tech deal" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Audi Sport's e-tron GT will be based on Porsche's Mission E" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "Airthings Wave review: Real-time radon detection" TechHive 8:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Helps Accelerate AI with Fast New Data Platform, Elite Team" PRNewswire 9:26 AM
  • "Afghanistan's Largest Satellite Internet Service Provider Orders 2,000 Isotropic Systems' Self-Installing Consumer Broadband Terminals to Extend Its National Network" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
Microsoft
  • "New Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build includes a new way to push Edge" ZDNet 9:06 PM
  • "Microsoft tries forcing Mail users to open links in Edge, and people are freaking out" PCWorld 8:29 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for email links" The Verge 1:53 PM
  • "Microsoft offers researchers some serious cash for rooting out Spectre-like bugs" PCGamer 12:57 PM
  • "Windows 10 build 17123 is now in the Fast ring - here's what's new" Neowin 12:56 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17623 for Skip Ahead, here's what's new" Neowin 12:58 PM
  • "Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 17123" Neowin 12:57 PM
  • "Windows 10 preview build 17123 rolls out to Fast ring Insiders" Windows Central 12:58 PM
  • "These are the fixes, improvements, and known issues in Windows 10 build 17623" Neowin 12:59 PM
  • "Is Microsoft Customer Service Good? 2018 Rating" LAPTOP Magazine 12:56 PM
  • "Force Windows 7 security updates even if you don't have antivirus software installed" BetaNews 12:44 PM
  • "How to Allow Windows 10 to Create System Restore Points More Frequently" Softpedia 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'biggest ever' SwiftKey update brings new toolbar and stickers" The Inquirer 9:30 AM
  • "How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android" Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens: How mixed reality is finding fans in the hard hat gang" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser arrives on iPad in beta" The Verge 8:09 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Power-gulping cryptocurrency miners now charged higher fees in New York" Digital Trends 8:29 PM
  • "FTC Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scammers" PC Magazine 9:06 PM
  • "FTC shuts down crypto Ponzi schemers" TechCrunch 2:26 PM
  • "Greece selects Trikala as first 5G city, focusing on new civic services" VentureBeat 12:42 PM
  • "The Trump administration says Russian cyberattacks targeted US and European utility infrastructure" The Verge 12:36 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google and Levi's created a digital jean jacket. Here's what I think of it" David Pogue 3:06 PM
  • "New Yorker applied machine learning to blocked bike lane problem" Engadget 12:47 PM
  • "VR investor moves into cryptocurrency with asset store Rarebits" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "Small businesses love free stuff, so Gusto is giving them free HR Basics" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "NexGenT wants to rethink bootcamps with programs for network engineering certifications" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) Review: Compact Compromises" The Verge 9:23 AM
  • "How cyber criminals launder their gains" BetaNews 8:58 AM
  • "GitHub: New copyright rules could strangle software development" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "PinkKite point of sale malware spotted in the wild" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Hackers are using a Flash flaw in fake document in this new spying campaign" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "With great tech success, comes even greater responsibly" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "AirAsia, Southeast Asia's low-cost airline, is considering an ICO" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Cloud security startup Zscaler opens at $27.50, a pop of 72% on Nasdaq, raising $192M in its IPO" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Village Global raises $100M seed scout fund from Zuck, Bezos..." TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Qualcomm struggles to close NXP acquisition despite sweetened offer and end of Broadcom drama" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "BitGuild raises $20 million in under 6 hours to create its decentralized gaming platform" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
  • "Detectify raises €5M for its crowdsourced website vulnerability scanner" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends higher after upbeat data, but suffers weekly slide: S&P 500 snaps 4-day losing streak" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Finish Higher as Consumer Sentiment Hits 14-Year High: Stocks rise on Friday, shaking off reports of more White House turmoil." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks inch higher as banks and industrial companies rise" Associated Press 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise but Post Weekly Losses: Data including rise in factory production reassure investors that economy on sound footing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian stocks log mixed finish at the close of a choppy week: Australia's benchmark rebounds after three sessions of declines" MarketWatch 8:27 AM
  • "European stocks waver as traders digest weak inflation data: European stock markets struggled for direction on Friday, as traders absorbed reports of another impending prominent departure from the U.S. administration, fueling worries about uncertainty in the White House, and disappointing inflation data for the eurozone." MarketWatch 11:56 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 10:05 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Device-as-a-Service Will Power the Access Economy"
New York Times (Checked 10:05 AM; no changes since 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That's Changing."
  • "These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 10:05 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
  • "Canon vs. Nikon vs. the Rest: Choosing the Right Camera System" ...
Reuters (Updated 10:05 AM CDT)
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
ZDNet (Updated 10:05 AM CDT)
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 first look review: Thinner body, bigger screen, higher price"
  • "Hacker gets a whopping 14 years in prison for running Scan4You service"


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