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TechNN Archive: Friday, April 13, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "We just found out why Microsoft was so determined to beat Salesforce in the battle to acquire LinkedIn" Business Insider 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft auditing partner KPMG's anti-piracy work in India after complaint - documents" Reuters 9:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug" Pocket-lint 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Store And Esl Launch Esports Academy" IGN 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Change Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Name Before Launch" Softpedia 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17643" Softpedia 9:01 AM
  • "Big Data As A Services Market Is Likely to Experience a Tremendous Growth in Near Future, focusing on top key vendors like HP,IBM,Microsoft,SAP SE,SAS Institute,Teradata,1010data,Dell EMC,MapR Technologies" Industry Today 8:54 AM
  • "Why AMD's Newest Ryzen Chips Landed With a Dud" Fortune 4:47 PM
  • "Ryzen 2: AMD vs Intel just got a lot more interesting" TrustedReviews 8:52 AM
  • "Nokia, Intel and Telia test out smart factory in Finland" Telecoms 8:52 AM
  • "Adata XPG Spectrix RGB Memory Kit Hits 5000MHz on Intel Z370 Chipset and Adata Rekeases External Hard Drives" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "Chuwi HiGame mini PC packs Intel's 4C-8T Core i5-8305G" Hexus 8:51 AM
  • "Asus Announces Compact Light X407, X507 Paired with Geforce MX110 Discrete GPU" WCCFTech 8:51 AM
  • "ASUS Adds Compact and Lightweight X407 and X507 Laptops" Guru3D 8:51 AM
  • "AMD unveils its second-generation Ryzen CPUs" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "ASUS Launches AMD X470 Series Motherboards" Guru3D 8:47 AM
  • "AMD launches 2nd-gen Ryzen: $199 to $329, available April 19, pre-orders today" TechSpot 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2nd-gen is on its way" CNET 8:45 AM
  • "AMD announces 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs" bit-tech 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Final Pricing Will Be Lower Than Expected, Ryzen 7 2700X And Ryzen 5 2600X Will Be $20 Cheaper" SegmentNext 8:44 AM
  • "AMD's RX 500X Polaris graphics cards are only new by name" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X costs 329 dollars" Guru3D 8:44 AM
  • "Report: AMD Navi Won't Be A High-End GPU Chip, Will Roll Replace RX 580, 7nm Vega Not For Gaming" SegmentNext 8:44 AM
  • "Stdlib roadmap: JavaScript will finally get a standard library" InfoWorld 8:30 AM
  • "CFO Moves: Lennar, Cisco Systems" WSJ Blogs 8:38 AM
General Interest
  • "Girl gamers told to 'get back in the kitchen'" BBC 9:23 PM
  • "Drivers using mobile phones could be fined without even knowing they've been caught" News.com.au 9:20 PM
  • "T-Mobile just quietly killed one of its best deals" BGR 9:19 PM
  • "Google Enables Wireless Android Auto Support For Pixel And Nexus Phones" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "Google's latest AI experiments let you talk to books and test word association skills" The Verge 4:28 PM
  • "Google loses 'right to be forgotten' legal battle" CNNMoney 9:20 PM
  • "Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case over man's past conviction" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "Gmail Confidential Mode Brings Self-Destructing Emails And Identity Verification For Recipients" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Gmail's redesign may use 'Confidential Mode' for added security" Engadget 12:58 PM
  • "Is your smartphone lying to you about having the latest Android security updates?" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Android security: Your phone's patch level says you're up to date, but that may be a lie" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Acer launches its new Chromebox for $300" The Verge 12:51 PM
  • "Senators plan privacy legislation following Zuckerberg hearings" Engadget 12:58 PM
  • "Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's testimony helped Facebook's stock — but the price still has a long road to recovery" Recode 2:41 PM
  • "Facebook users aren't changing their privacy settings, despite uproar" Engadget 12:58 PM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owes lawmakers answers to these questions" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "Facebook isn't tapping your microphone" The Verge 12:51 PM
  • "Users and advertisers are mostly unfazed by Facebook scandal" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Facebook Stories will add AR doodles and Boomerang GIFs" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "The best $1,000 projector" Engadget 12:57 PM
  • "The Incredibles 2: all the commentary, trailers, and updates for Pixar's next superhero film" The Verge 12:51 PM
  • "HBO's Silicon Valley gets renewed for a sixth season" The Verge 12:30 PM
  • "Comcast will start bundling Netflix into its cable subscriptions" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Backpage CEO cuts plea deal and agrees to help keep the site offline" The Verge 12:30 PM
  • "Broadcom launches $12 billion stock buyback program" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "This new Oculus VR game is a cross between James Bond and The Fast and the Furious" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "The Roadie 2 tuner ups your guitar game" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Coinbase acquires decentralized app browser/wallet Cipher Browser" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Plex DVR review: Still the best option for power users" TechHive 8:14 AM
  • "Next-gen TV to usher in viewer tracking and personalized ads along with 4K broadcasts" TechHive 8:13 AM
  • "ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "How to stream PC games on Twitch" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Geckos inspire the grip of soft robot hands" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Tertill robot is like a Roomba for your garden" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Formula One's streaming service won't launch until next month" Engadget 12:55 PM
  • "Mercedes eSprinter's range is meant for deliveries, not road trips" Engadget 12:57 PM
  • "Volvo's first electric truck is built for city use" Engadget 12:58 PM
  • "Volvo is building a line of electric commercial semi trucks" The Verge 12:50 PM
  • "We need self-driving cars that can monitor our attention along with our emotions" The Verge 12:50 PM
Press Releases
  • "Henkel to become first global reseller of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers" WebWire 8:55 AM
  • "2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors: Ultimate Desktop CPUs for High-Performance Computing Available April 19 Worldwide" AMD 8:48 AM
  • "Stock Review for Networking & Communication Devices Investors -- Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, Finisar, and Juniper Networks" PRNewswire 8:38 AM
Microsoft
  • "Copy & Paste Keyboard Shortcuts Coming to Windows 10 Console Bash Prompt" Bleeping Computer 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft demotes Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17133 from RTM status" Windows Central 9:06 AM
  • "New Windows 10 preview makes SIM-toting laptops better, Office 365 easier to use" TechRadar UK 9:04 AM
  • "Enable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or Home" gHacks 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces New Office for Windows Features" Softpedia 9:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 update finally brings the feature every Microsoft fan MUST know about" Express UK 9:03 AM
  • "How to Check and Reset File Associations in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 9:02 AM
  • "How to download and and carry out a clean install of Windows 10" IT PRO 9:02 AM
  • "10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel" Computerworld 8:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 later this year: Microsoft's new test build shows more of what's coming" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Surface Pro 4 update finally enables on-screen Surface Dial support" The Verge 8:10 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "After bashing Amazon deals, Trump orders investigation of U.S. Postal Service" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "Trump orders Postal Service review after blasting Amazon deal" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Telegram banned in Russia following court ruling" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Telegram messenger to be blocked in Russia following court ruling" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app" The Verge 8:10 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Exit scammers run off with" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "More than 44 percent of businesses fall victim to email account takeovers" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "How SAP uses anthropologists to build better software" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Deep Learning: The interest is more than latent" ZDNet 8:18 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Walmart is in advanced talks to acquire Amazon's India rival Flipkart — but it may have to strike a deal with eBay first" Recode 4:30 PM
  • "PullRequest pulls in $8M Series A just months after scoring seed round" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Here are the 12 startups in Techstars NYC's Winter 2018 class: Comment" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "Zuora's IPO is another step in golden age of enterprise SaaS" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "SpaceX's valuation approaches $25 billion, growing Elon Musk's fortune to $21.3 billion" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Sensu raises $10M to build a robust monitoring system for all your different operations" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends solid week on a sour note as bank shares slump after earnings: Global tensions hover as investors watch trade tensions, Syria" MarketWatch 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Decline as JPMorgan Leads Big U.S. Banks Lower: Stocks finish lower even after earnings beats from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup." TheStreet 4:31 PM
  • "Dow slips 123 points but stocks post weekly gains" FOXBusiness 4:30 PM
  • "Global stocks mostly up as trade, Syria uncertainties ease" Associated Press 8:42 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Wobble but Post Weekly Gains: Energy shares rise as oil prices rally on worries over Mideast tensions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Asian markets wobble after China posts surprise trade deficit: Asia-Pacific stock markets gave up some of their early gains Friday after China reported a surprise trade deficit for March." MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "European stocks end higher, rise for 3rd straight week, as Syria tensions remain in focus: European stocks edged higher on Friday, with the benchmark index scoring a third straight week of gains, as investors watched for developments in the Syria situation and in the trade spat between the U.S. and China." MarketWatch 11:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
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  • "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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