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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Warms Up to Former Rival Linux" Investopedia 8:09 AM
  • "Facebook, Microsoft and others sign anti-cyberattack pledge" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chrome extension fights phishing attacks: It brings the Windows Defender link protection that Edge uses to Google's browser." Engadget 7:03 PM
  • "IBM is getting rocked after giving disappointing guidance" Business Insider 10:19 AM
  • "IBM's stock tumbles toward worst post-earnings performance in 5 years" MarketWatch 11:03 AM
  • "IBM first-quarter margins miss estimates, shares fall" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "IBM Margin Slump Hits Stock as Investors Lose Patience With Big Blue Turnaround" TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "IBM Slumps On Guidance Despite Rise In Revenue As Stock Failed At Risky Levels" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "IBM stock under pressure after earnings beat" CNBC Videos 8:09 AM
  • "IBM's Stock Takes a Beating, Forcing Investors to Make One Tough Decision" TheStreet 8:08 AM
  • "Factors that Pressured IBM's Stock Price after Its 1Q18 Earnings" Market Realist 1:23 PM
  • "IBM: Our in-memory computing breakthrough will cut cost of training AI" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "IBM launches open-source library for securing AI systems" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Dell goes OS-agnostic in security in the wake of Meltdown and Spectre" [Video Report] ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Who's Dumping Intel, Micon? Norway's Top Bank" Barron's 8:08 AM
  • "Cray and AMD EPYC join forces for new supercomputer product line: AMD EPYC 7000 processors get a home inside Cray's new CS500 cluster systems." ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "Cray snuggles up with AMD: Clustered super CS500 lets in EPYC chip" The Register 9:56 AM
  • "AMD calls out NVIDIA's partner program, G-Sync 'gamer taxes'" Engadget 8:55 AM
  • "Cisco casts an eye over IoT protocol landscape: Everything the light touches is ours" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "Cisco folds Spark into Webex as Webex Teams" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others/Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to 'build a three-dimensional picture' on millions of people." ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "Facebook Is Forming a Team to Design Its Own Chips" Bloomberg 3:49 PM
General Interest
  • "Pearson Embedded a 'Social-Psychological' Experiment in Students' Educational Software" Gizmodo 6:32 PM
  • "Amazon has 100 million Prime members" Engadget 6:30 PM
  • "Western Digital Outs Capacious 14TB Ultrastar DC HC530 HDD For Enterprise Markets" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Yahoo Mail boasts performance gains using Redux architecture" ZDNet 3:49 PM
  • "Yahoo Mail is about to make RSVPing to an event a whole lot easier" Digital Trends 9:40 AM
  • "Password manager RememBear exits beta with official launch" BetaNews 8:37 AM
  • "Machine learning technique developed that can detect people's faces in the dark" V3 8:22 AM
  • "Scientists uncover new battery chemical with 50 percent more storage capacity" V3 8:22 AM
  • "T-Mobile to spend $500M to bring 5G to military bases, hire 10K vets in sweeping initiative" GeekWire 8:21 AM
  • "Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer Is Still Here: The former Yahoo chief is renting Google's original office, where 'there's a lot of good juju,' and planning her next act. She just won't say what it is." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Investor urges Facebook to set up risk oversight committee" Reuters 2:06 PM
  • "Facebook is testing playable game ads so you can try before you buy" Engadget 1:59 PM
  • "Facebook's Answer to EU Privacy Law Is Permission Screens: Users either need to accept data collection and targeted ads, or decide not to use Facebook anymore." PC Magazine 9:48 AM
  • "Facebook is rolling out new global privacy protections" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook to follow strict new European privacy law — everywhere" CNET 8:03 AM
  • "Facebook returns to facial recognition in Europe despite qualms" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "China's ZTE delays earnings release following U.S. export ban" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Cryptographers spank blockchain, social media" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI" Wired 12:22 PM
  • "Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code" Time 8:56 AM
  • "Chrome 66 rolls out: Autoplay video silenced by default plus 62 bugs fixed" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon" Recode 8:35 AM
  • "Report: Alibaba finally overtakes Amazon in the race for ecommerce supremacy" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Amazon launches international shopping from United States" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Amazon Made a 'Fast, Lite, and Private' Browser for Android" PC Magazine 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Take the Mundane Out of Your Meetings: Cisco Enhances Webex to Include More of What You Do Every Day to Get Great Work Done" Cisco 9:06 AM
  • "How to download a copy of everything Microsoft knows about you" CNBC 2:01 PM
  • "Microsoft drops OneNote from Office, pushes users to Windows 10 version" VentureBeat 11:42 AM
  • "Locking Up Your Lock Screen: If your Windows 10 lock screen changes daily or slows you down in getting to your desktop, you can change its behavior." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Translator beefs up offline capabilities with new AI-powered translations" GeekWire 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Translator gets offline AI translations" TechCrunch 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft brings its antivirus protection to Google's Chrome browser" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Next-Gen Xbox Live Avatars Detailed in New Leak" Thurrott 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox Live avatars detailed in leaked video" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "The FCC's 5G spectrum auction finally has a date" BGR 8:21 PM
  • "EU antitrust chief says investigation of Google's Android, AdSense is advancing: The European Commission opened its investigation into Android in 2015, following a complaint two years earlier" Reuters 7:08 PM
  • "Days after Russian clampdown, Iran signals that a ban of Telegram is imminent" The Verge 3:06 PM
  • "Time Warner C.E.O. Testifies That AT&T Deal Is Needed to Battle Silicon Valley" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Time Warner's Bewkes defends AT&T deal in court" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:08 PM
  • "Time Warner CEO says merger with AT&T needed to compete with internet titans" Reuters 2:06 PM
  • "FCC sets date for first 5G spectrum auction: The first spectrum auction of airwaves dedicated to the deployment of 5G services is set to begin in November." CNET 12:19 PM
  • "FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids" Wired 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "IRS gives taxpayers one-day extension after computer glitch" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "The Wired Guide To Internet Addiction: Everything you ever wanted to know about screen time, likes, and pull-to-refresh." Wired 3:17 PM
  • "Our democracy is broken. Why can't technology fix it? If there was any will, there'd be a way." Engadget 1:24 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Teardown Exposes Massive Battery, Upgradable SSD" HotHardware 12:21 PM
  • "One Unfortunate Thing Most New Phones Have in Common" Mashable 11:03 AM
  • "I'm starting to think not everyone at the FCC has consumers' best interests at heart" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "A map for using AI now, not decades in the future" Axios 8:55 AM
  • "Are AI fairytales the future?" BBC 8:23 AM
  • "Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley: As we slip out of touch with reality..." 500ish Words 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook Could Be Heading Down Wells Fargo's Troubled Path" Forbes 12:20 PM
  • "Facebook engages in 'privacy zuckering' to get user consent for facial recognition" VentureBeat 9:47 AM
  • "The making of Mark Zuckerberg: The world's largest social network needs fixing. Facebook's frontman has known for years." CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Tech Startup Incubator" Bloomberg 9:19 PM
  • "UK's Open Cosmos raises $7M Series A to democratize satellites" TechCrunch 5:23 PM
  • "Wonolo picks up $13M to create a way to connect temp workers with companies" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Basis, a year-old startup that's building a price-stable cryptocurrency, just raised $133 million from top investors" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Squarefoot raises $7M to give offices an easier way to find space" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Personably, software that helps on-board new hires at fast-growing companies, gets backing from GFC" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Amazon and Best Buy team up to sell TVs, but it's a risky move for Best Buy" Ars Technica 2:30 PM
  • "Amazon teams up with Best Buy to offer new Fire TV Edition smart TVs" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Bill Gates, Softbank and others back satellite video startup EarthNow" GeekWire 8:21 AM
  • "Google's Nest is interested in Nokia Health assets" CNET 11:03 AM
  • "Google Tipped For Nokia Health Takeover" Forbes 7:55 AM
  • "Carl Icahn buys stake in software provider VMware: CNBC" CNBC 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow dragged lower by IBM's stock, but broader market buoyed by energy sector: Energy shares rally as oil prices jump" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Declines Slightly as S&P 500, Nasdaq Post Modest Gains: Stocks finish mixed on Wednesday amid a sharp decline in IBM shares." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "US stocks modestly higher as earnings come in; oil surges" Associated Press 10:55 AM
  • "Markets Right Now: Solid earnings help lift US stock indexes" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises for Third Straight Session: Stocks lifted by gains in industrial firms and a continued rise in commodity prices" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "China recovers to join the advance across Asian stock markets: Trade, economic worries initially drag on Chinese stocks" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks head higher as earnings take center stage: Eurozone inflation rises less than expected in March" MarketWatch 8:57 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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