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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 2, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Is Officially Not the Windows Company Anymore" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft launches 2 new Azure regions in Australia" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Adds Azure Availability Zones, Stretches Australian Cloud" eWeek 6:24 PM
  • "Azerbaijan's e-security center , Microsoft to cooperate in cyber security" Trend News Agency 8:47 AM
  • "Windows 7 Records Major Drop in Latest Steam Data" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Windows No Longer a Priority for Microsoft, Former Company Employee Says" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft releases emergency patch for Windows 7" Guru3D 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 Advances Towards 50% Market Share" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (1803): We're Almost There" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Act fast to delay this big upgrade" ZDNet 6:24 PM
  • "Who's to Blame for the Death of Windows Phone?" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Asian Winners and Finalists of IBM Beacon Awards 2018" FineExtra 8:39 AM
  • "Mission Ctrl-P: HP launches new zero-g printer for the space station" Collect Space 8:34 AM
  • "Watch an HP Laptop Exploding While Charging" Softpedia 8:34 AM
  • "Dell enters emerging connected vehicles segment" Digital Journal 8:32 AM
  • "The XPS 15 2-in-1 is Dell's version of a concept car. Here's how it was built" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Acer's stylish new all-in-one PC packs a built-in Qi wireless charging station" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Shares Plummet as Apple Reportedly Will Use Its Own Chips in Macs: Apple has increasingly been designing its own chips to improve performance and lower costs." TheStreet 1:45 PM
  • "Intel extends slide on Apple chip report" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:45 PM
  • "Intel shares drop on report that Apple will move Macs to in-house chips in 2020" VentureBeat 1:50 PM
  • "Intel: Stifel Defends as Apple's Got Puny Market Share" Barron's 3:32 PM
  • "Buy Intel because Apple's reported move to abandon its chips is 'not a major threat,' Stifel says" CNBC 3:31 PM
  • "Samsung Notebook 3 and 5 offer 8th gen Intel CPU options" Hexus 8:30 AM
  • "Shuttle Introduces DL10J, Fanless Gemini Lake PC" Guru3D 8:30 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega20 references spotted in Linux driver" Hexus 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega 20 References Spotted Lurking In Linux Driver Package" HotHardware 6:13 PM
  • "Far Cry 5 Custom PC Comes With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X And Vega 64, Here Is How You Can Get One" SegmentNext 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 Listed In Linux Patch, Hints Of RX 600 Series Graphics Cards" SegmentNext 8:28 AM
  • "Invest more in people, or risk extinction: Oracle's Dalal tells SLASSCOM Summit" Lanka Business Online 8:26 AM
General Interest
  • "Google's head of search and AI to step down" ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "Zuckerberg should quit as chairman, investor says" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "Facebook Spaces VR avatars kind of look like real people now" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "Facebook may soon let users appeal if a post was wrongly removed" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Facebook will force advertisers to prove they have user consent for ad targeting over email" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Facebook shows off a new avatar system, but it's still just for VR" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Crony Capitalism: Zuckerberg and the never-ending stench of Facebook" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's hardest year, and what comes next" Vox 8:08 AM
  • "Walmart brings its partnership with into the food business" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks" The Verge 12:34 PM
  • "Chrome Web Store will ban cryptocurrency mining extensions in July" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "Music app Genius launches its own take on Stories, aided by YouTube" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "You can now donate to charity by asking Amazon's Alexa to send money" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Everything you need to know, all in one place" PCWorld 12:39 PM
  • "Tesla is now worth less than Ford" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "Tesla puts Model 3 Autopilot controls on the steering wheel" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "What is GitHub? More than Git version control in the cloud" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
  • "COSMIQ maker Deepblu launches a booking platform it calls the 'Airbnb of diving'" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Netflix's European users can access their home catalog throughout the EU" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "ESPN+ will launch on April 12th for $4.99 per month" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+, to launch April 12" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Tablo launches more affordable over-the-air DVR with cloud storage" Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "Give your outlets a dose of AI with these great deals on smart plugs" PCWorld 12:42 PM
  • "Brightswitch review: This light switch plus Android smartphone adds up to a mess" TechHive 8:11 AM
  • "Atlassian's two-year cloud journey: Comment" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Summit 7 Systems selected by Microsoft as one of the first to sell Office 365 Government Community Cloud (GCC) High Licensing" PRNewswire 8:48 AM
  • "Galileo Now Supports Performance Monitoring for Dell EMC XtremIO's High-Volume, High-Capacity All-Flash Storage Platform" PRWeb 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle Industry Connect 2018 Draws Top Business Leaders to Share Insights and Strategies for Digital Transformation" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up its AI training to the public" BetaNews 12:45 PM
  • "Microsoft releases HTML5-based Remote Desktop web client preview" BetaNews 12:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Offers New Tool to Grow Linux in Windows" Linux Insider 8:48 AM
  • "How to See Your Entire Windows Upgrade History as a List" MakeUseOf 8:46 AM
  • "Google Sheets v Microsoft Excel: what's best for your business?" Computerworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Excel" MakeUseOf 8:45 AM
  • "Steam Machines disappear from Steam's hardware tab, but their legacy lives on" PCWorld 12:41 PM
  • "Former Microsoftie Explains Why Windows Phone Failed to Beat iPhone and Android" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "First Twitter PWA update on Windows 10 brings several usability improvements" OnMSFT 8:44 AM
  • "Twitter PWA for Windows 10 receives first round of updates" Windows Central 8:43 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN review: A sleek, solid 2-in-1 laptop that's eclipsed by our favorite" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "The Acer Aspire S24 is an $879 all-in-one PC with touches of class" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Federal investigators 'unhappy' Tesla revealed crash details" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "WTF are CDRs? (other than a potential trillion-dollar market): Comment" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "China's first space station burns up over the South Pacific" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "Trump to target Chinese tech products for import tariffs" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook Is Not the Problem. Lax Privacy Rules Are." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Facebook could actually benefit from a little regulation" Monday Note 1:49 PM
  • "Net neutrality repeal -- how will IT networks be impacted?" BetaNews 12:45 PM
  • "82Labs raises $8M to create a better hangover recovery drink" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Bitcoin mining leads to an unexpected GPU gold rush" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Machine learning as a service: Can privacy be taught?" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "This small robot lures hackers away from other robots" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Salesforce's $6.5 billion deal to buy MuleSoft came together quickly — the two sides didn't start talking until February" Business Insider 2:52 PM
  • "SiFive raises $50.6 million for licensable custom microprocessors" VentureBeat 1:50 PM
  • "Alibaba to buy all remaining outstanding shares of local delivery service" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks plummet as tech, Amazon lead broad selloff; Nasdaq negative for 2018: Amazon tumbles some 5% Monday, down more than 8% over the past month" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Dow Comes Off Session Lows, Finishes Day Down More Than 400 Points: Stocks finish down sharply on Monday, the first trading day of the second quarter, after China's Ministry of Finance announces new tariffs of up to 25% on certain U.S. products." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Dow dives as much as 750 as China puts tariffs on US goods" Associated Press 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble on Tech Selloff: Tech-heavy Nasdaq falls 2.7%, giving up its gains for the year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Investors have this one major problem with stocks right now: Happy new week, new month and new quarter." MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "Chinese stocks lead mixed Asian market trading, despite fresh tariffs against U.S.: Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked beyond the latest trade developments to continue a fragile uptick in global equities." MarketWatch 7:33 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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