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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Facebook, dozens more sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft, Nokia, Facebook, and other tech companies sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord" Neowin 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft, Facebook and 32 other tech firms join CyberSecurity Tech Accord" CNNMoney 8:25 PM
  • "U.S. top court rules that Microsoft email privacy dispute is moot" Reuters 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Securing gadgets with chips and Linux/Announcing MediaTek as a chip vendor suggests Microsoft's Azure Sphere means business." PC World 5:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Linux distro wants IoT developers to sit on their Sphere: It's a tactic for dealing with their insecurities" The Inquirer 5:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Research Reveals Digital Culture's Key Role In Irish Organisations' Competitiveness" Irish Tech News 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft explains (a bit) why we don't have the Windows 10 Spring Update yet: Basically, it didn't work. So that's cleared that up" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware: The company is also using its processors' performance monitoring to detect malicious code." Ars Technica 6:02 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel to use GPU power to identify cyber threats in memory: New approach to security sparked by Spectre and Meltdown flaws" Computing 6:25 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft will use GPU power to detect cyber threats in memory: Telemetry and memory scanning tech aims to increase security at a silicon level" The Inquirer 5:59 AM
  • "Intel Enables Virus Scanning with GPU Power, Windows 10 First to Use It: Company announces Accelerated Memory Scanning" Softpedia 6:26 AM
  • "Intel reworks its malware scanner to speed up its processors: Turns out integrated GPUs have their uses." Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "Intel Will Allow Antivirus Software To Use GPUs For Malware Scanning" UberGizmo 7:05 AM
  • "Intel announces GPU-accelerated anti-virus tech" bit-tech 6:26 AM
  • "Intel uses built-in graphics to scan for viruses, making your processor run faster" TechRadar UK 6:26 AM
  • "Intel plans to implement GPU-accelerated virus scanning on 6th, 7th and 8th Gen CPUs" KitGuru 7:06 AM
  • "Intel's new technology will enable Microsoft to use integrated graphics for malware scanning" MSPoweruser 6:22 AM
  • "Intel documents fuel rumours of eight-core Coffee Lake chip: An unclear product road map hints at a direct clash with AMD's Ryzen chips" Tech Central 6:25 AM
  • "Intel Docs Reference an 8-Core Coffee Lake CPU" ExtremeTech 7:06 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K review: A superfast CPU" Expert Reviews 6:26 AM
  • "Could an Intel chip flaw put your whole computer at risk?" Sophos 6:26 AM
  • "IBM earnings show AI is not paying off yet/Opinion: Investors' patience may be waning as they await future growth" MarketWatch 8:44 PM
  • "IBM's Post-Earnings Selloff Suggests Investors Are Running Out of Patience: The IT giant once more posted results that look less impressive once one goes over the fine print. And investors seem to be even less forgiving than before." TheStreet 8:44 PM
  • "IBM Reports Higher Revenue, Profit: Revenue up 5% as turnaround continues" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "IBM Shares Drop Despite Beating First-Quarter Expectations: IBM shares were down more than 5% during after-hours trading, despite beating analysts' estimates." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "IBM Declines After Quarterly Margins Narrow and Sales Stagnate" Bloomberg 4:03 PM
  • "IBM: blockchain gang" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 2 processors have been overclocked beyond 5GHz: You'll need to have some liquid-nitrogen spare to repeat the feat" The Inquirer 6:24 AM
  • "Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Overclock to 5.88 GHz" Fudzilla 6:24 AM
  • "Dell adds AMD Ryzen Mobile options to two laptop designs" Hexus 6:10 AM
  • "HPE teams up with industry and academia to launch supercomputing project: The project will help British companies and universities tap into the benefits offered by supercomputers" Computing 6:11 AM
  • "News: HP continues 'Reinvent Mindsets' campaign with #LatinoJobs recruitment focus" The Drum 6:12 AM
General Interest
  • "IRS Extends Tax Deadline Until Wednesday After Its E-Payment System Melts Down on Tax Day" Gizmodo 8:59 PM
  • "Inside Cambridge Analytica's Virtual Currency Plans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 PM
  • "The Mechanical Keyboards Of Yesteryear Are Back—And Better Than Ever" Fast Company 8:28 PM
  • "Epson Shrinks Its Cartridge-free Ink, but It'll Still Last Two Years" Digital Trends 8:23 PM
  • "Retail Industry Expects to Replace Humans With AI and Robots" PC Magazine 12:12 PM
  • "IMF Says the Global Smartphone Boom Has Reached Its Peak" Bloomberg 12:04 PM
  • "SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the news on Twitter." Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need: There's a Raspberry Pi in the box, plus a new Android app." Engadget 6:24 AM
  • "'Lazy hackers' turn to automated attack tools" BBC 5:59 AM
  • "Ikea-owned TaskRabbit shuts down to deal with a 'cybersecurity incident': Wants to ensure hackers didn't install any Bugs" The Inquirer 5:58 AM
  • "Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach" BBC 5:58 AM
  • "Netflix overseas sales set to overtake US" BBC 5:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell silently launches AMD Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks" Notebook Check 6:10 AM
  • "IBM Reports 2018 First-Quarter Results" Business Wire 4:04 PM
  • "Openprise, an Oracle Marketing AppCloud Partner, Launches Application That Automates Critical Marketing Business and Data Management Processes: Openprise Helps Marketers Prepare Data, Make Decisions and Execute Actions Through Integration to Oracle Marketing Cloud" PRNewswire 7:07 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD/Microsoft Windows Insider chief 'fesses up to potential blue-screen inducing glitch" The Register 7:32 AM
  • "Interview: Why former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is holding a 'shareholder meeting' for America" GeekWire 5:59 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 PM
  • "EU may follow US push for easier data sharing across borders" Engadget 8:25 PM
  • "Mignon Clyburn, net neutrality backer, to depart FCC" CNET 4:01 PM
  • "US issues seven-year ban on sales to ZTE - China vows to 'protect legitimate interests': US slaps ZTE with seven-year sales ban claiming it broke sanctions settlement terms" V3 7:31 AM
  • "Google, AWS IPs blocked by Russia in Telegram crackdown: Two million addresses down, 4.2 billion to go - oh, plus the IPv6 address space" The Register 6:25 AM
  • "Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax" Reuters 6:25 AM
  • "Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit" BBC 6:01 AM
  • "Facebook faces class-action suit over controversial facial tagging tech: Plaintiffs argue firm used tech without users' explicit consent" The Inquirer 5:59 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Pros and cons: Our verdict on Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)/It's a more versatile ThinkPad, but that comes at a cost." Engadget 10:10 AM
  • "Huawei P20 review: A smaller, sleeker Mate 10 Pro with camera enhancements" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Fitbit Versa versus Fitbit Blaze: Is the new watch worth the upgrade?" Digital Trends 7:32 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Drift raises $60 million to be an Amazon for businesses" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "Carvana acquires Car360 for $22M to improve its car-buying platform" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "Salesforce spent another $2.7 million to adjust pay gaps related to race and gender" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "LawGeex raises $12M for its AI-powered contract review technology" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Taiwanese startup Kdan Mobile raises $5M Series A for its cloud-based content creation tools" TechCrunch 5:57 AM
  • "Adobe acquires Sayspring in voice technology, AI push" ZDNet 5:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end at highest level in a month, as earnings drive rally: Netflix hits a record after blowout quarter" MarketWatch 6:07 PM
  • "Dow Jumps Over 200 Points; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Finish Higher: Stocks rise on Tuesday as investors react to strong earnings from Goldman Sachs and Netflix." TheStreet 6:06 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks close higher, extending gains" FOXBusiness 6:06 PM
  • "US stocks add to gains as company earnings reports impress" Associated Press 10:36 AM
  • "Earnings Give U.S. Stocks a Boost: Major indexes post their eighth day of gains in the past 11 sessions; Netflix shares jump" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:05 PM
  • "Asian markets get little boost from China's robust GDP: Hong Kong, Shanghai markets get brief lift from economic report" MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "European stocks march higher as traders take cue from Wall Street: Pound erases gains after U.K. wage data" MarketWatch 8:28 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Smart Devices Are a 'Prime Target' For Cybercriminals"
  • "Target's Game Pre-Order Discount Beats Amazon"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders Resign"
  • "The Ricoh GR III Is Coming"
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "In latest change, Uber launches 24/7 phone support in Britain"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
  • "Germany's Merkel says EU battery cell production 'extremely important'"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Google search revamp: Expect to see ton of new features on your phone"
  • "Salesforce launches Customer 360, aims to integrate all your data, applications"
  • "FinancialForce pumps Einstein Analytics into latest platform update"
  • "Indestructible EternalBlue: 300,000 computers still infected"
  • "Symantec accountancy audit uncovers customer transaction recorded as revenue"
  • "Man gets two years in prison for sabotaging US Army servers with 'logic bomb'"
  • "Vulnerable open source component adoption skyrockets in the enterprise"
  • "Watch: Wall-crawling robot artist turns building into art"


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