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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 23, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Amazon's Last Chance: If It Doesn't Catch #1 Microsoft In The Cloud In Q1, It Never Will" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Zero-Day Flaw in Internet Explorer Allows Hackers to Infect Windows PCs" Softpedia 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to bots to make employees more productive" ZDNet 2:56 PM
  • "Three Changes to Look for in Windows 10 April 2018 Update" Softpedia 10:00 AM
  • "Windows Defender System Guard in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update" gHacks 9:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 'April Update' Expected to Launch This Week" Softpedia 9:55 AM
  • "IBM Trials Blockchain Powered Trade Finance Platform with International Banks" BTC Manager 9:39 AM
  • "Can you pass IBM's test for entry-level roles?" Popular Science 9:39 AM
  • "No large tax bill sees IBM Australia pocket AU$40m 2017 profit" ZDNet 9:38 AM
  • "CEOs from HP Inc and Lenovo to join 2018 Canalys Channels Forums" Canlys 9:36 AM
  • "It's a Pivotal moment: Dell's cloudy soft limb hits the stock market" The Register 9:35 AM
  • "Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Could Intel Close Shop If Apple Takes Away Its Mac Business?" Market Realist 4:13 PM
  • "Intel Should Be Worried About AMD's Second-Gen Ryzen Chips" The Motley Fool 4:13 PM
  • "Samsung beats Intel in booming 2017, but only just" eeNews 9:32 AM
  • "Intel Crimson Canyon NUC spotted in benchmarks, photos" Hexus 9:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE pop up with 35-W TDPs" The Tech Report 9:28 AM
  • "AMD's Combat Crate is locked and loaded with a CPU, graphics card and motherboard" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "The AMD Combat Crate Is The 'Ultimate Arsenal For Gamers' GPU, CPU And Motherboard All In One Box" SegmentNext 9:26 AM
  • "[Leak] AMD to Fight Miners With Combat Crates – GPU, CPU & Motherboard in One Box" WCCFTech 9:26 AM
  • "AMD launches low-power Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE with integrated Vega graphics" Computing 9:26 AM
  • "AMD's low-power Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips come with Vega graphics" The Inquirer 9:26 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2800X could square up against Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake CPU" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU release dates, specs and price: AMD hints at Ryzen 7 2800X plan to counter 8-core Intel Coffee Lake CPUs" V3 9:25 AM
  • "AMD plans Ryzen 7 2800X CPU to take on Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake chips" The Inquirer 9:25 AM
  • "AMD promises AGESA fix for 2nd Gen Ryzen glitches" bit-tech 9:25 AM
  • "Aftermarket Cooling Solution For AMD Ryzen Will Void Its Warranty, Here Is Why It Doesn't Make Any Sense" SegmentNext 9:25 AM
  • "AMD adds energy-efficient Ryzen 3 2200GE, Ryzen 5 2400GE APUs" Hexus 9:25 AM
  • "AMD Removes Six 1st gen Ryzen Procs from Lineup" Guru3D 9:24 AM
  • "Oracle to demand business users buy licence to run Java SE 8 from next year" Computing 9:20 AM
  • "Does Oracle Corp. Have The Chance It Wants to Lead the Cloud Race?" InvestorPlace 4:26 PM
  • "Cisco wants channel to invest in own IP" Channel Eye 9:18 AM
  • "Single single-sign-on snafu threatens three Cisco products" The Register 9:18 AM
  • "Cisco Enhances Webex to Include More of What You Do Everyday to Get Great Work Done" Al Bawaba 9:18 AM
General Interest
  • "GoGet 'hacker' case stalled awaiting information from Amazon" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Americans want tech companies to fix the internet, not the government" The Next Web 8:25 PM
  • "Behind the scenes at Alexa's laboratory: The Alexa Voice Service team at Amazon's Lab126 is busy getting the next generation of Alexa gadgets ready for the real world. The wide majority of them won't be made by Amazon." CNET 4:44 PM
  • "YouTube says computers helped it pull down millions of objectionable videos last quarter" Recode 6:08 PM
  • "YouTube is officially a teenager today, which sounds about right" The Verge 3:21 PM
  • "Top Apple, Google, and Samsung smartphones hit game monetization records" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "Walmart's mobile checkout trial is a major advance" Computerworld 8:47 AM
  • "Facebook explains what advertisers know about you" Engadget 1:17 PM
  • "What information do Facebook advertisers know about me?" BetaNews 1:12 PM
  • "Martin Lewis suing Facebook over fake ads" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Facebook face recognition error looks awkward ahead of GDPR" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Google's Parent Company Spends Like It's Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:08 PM
  • "Ad sales surge at Google parent Alphabet, but so do costs" Reuters 7:46 PM
  • "Google tripled spending on property and computers to $7.3 billion in Q1 — and the CFO says it's not a 'one off'" Business Insider 7:45 PM
  • "Google is bleeding cash trying to take on Amazon in the smart home" The Verge 5:09 PM
  • "Google spent a lot of money on its cloud business during Q1 as it gears up for a big year" GeekWire 4:26 PM
  • "Google parent Alphabet sees profit jump 73pc on advertising boom" Telegraph 4:25 PM
  • "Google Assistant's routines are an easy way to automate your home" Engadget 1:16 PM
  • "Discovery of Terminal app for Chrome OS suggests future support for Linux software" BetaNews 1:13 PM
  • "You can now start and resume podcasts between your phone and the Google Home" The Verge 12:59 PM
  • "What do you think Android P will be called?" The Verge 12:52 PM
  • "Gmail spam mystery: Why have secure accounts started spamming themselves?" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Amazon is reportedly planning 'Vesta' home robot for 2019" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Bloomberg: Amazon wants to build a home robot" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "RavPower wireless chargers are at their lowest price ever with Amazon's Deal of the Day" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Amazon is reportedly working on a home robot" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung's giant, 34-foot Onyx screens are 4K monitors for movie theaters" The Verge 12:55 PM
  • "Samsung patent suggests video chatting with AR Emoji" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "Pimax 8K VR headset delayed again, refresh rate drops to 80Hz" VentureBeat 1:06 PM
  • "T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE coverage in hundreds of new sites" The Verge 12:59 PM
  • "Deezer's new Flow Tab creates daily personalized tracklists" The Verge 1:00 PM
  • "Netflix looks to raise $1.5 billion in debt financing" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "Netflix will raise another $1.5 billion in debt to fund content and other 'strategic transactions'" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "CBS All Access arrives in Canada to kick off international expansion efforts" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Westworld Spoilers Club season 2, episode 1: Journey Into Night" The Verge 12:57 PM
  • "This is Volkswagen's ludicrous electric Pikes Peak racer" TechCrunch 12:44 PM
  • "Canary's smart home cameras now have better person detection and smarter notifications" The Verge 12:57 PM
  • "Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Deliv now offers same-day delivery for Shopify retailers" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "A glitch reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "Smart glasses could stream video without killing your battery" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "CloudBerry Backup review: Back up anything to just about anywhere" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Cyberlink PowerDVD 18 Ultra review: Still the best, and now a little bit better" TechHive 8:25 AM
  • "Be the center of attention with these flashing Meizu earphones" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Ride-hailing app Careem reveals data breach affecting 14 million people" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "China's Didi launches ride-hailing service in Mexico, one of Uber's biggest strongholds" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "China's Didi Chuxing launches its ride-hailing service in Mexico" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dobler Consulting Achieves a Silver Microsoft Partner Certification to Compliment its Gold" PRWeb 10:02 AM
  • "viLogics CEO Selected to Attend Dell Executive Summit" PRNewswire 9:34 AM
  • "Intel and Partners Accelerating the Promise of Intelligent Factories" Intel 9:30 AM
  • "Oracle Applications Users Group Launches Career Center" MarketWatch 9:20 AM
  • "New code in Windows 10 preview hint at a Surface Phone arrival" Digital Trends 6:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Stores to Offer Digital Summer Camps" Thurrott 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft is dropping its Windows Phone apps for Teams, Yammer, Skype for Business in May" ZDNet 2:56 PM
  • "It's been 20 years since Microsoft's most embarrassing moment (besides Vista, obviously)" The Next Web 10:05 AM
  • "Xbox One: Bad news for Microsoft isn't the end of the world" Daily Star 10:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 April update confirmed with these features you're going to love" Express UK 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft developers hid a secret puzzle in Windows backgrounds as they knew images would leak" BetaNews 10:03 AM
  • "How to set up a kid-friendly Windows 10 PC with a child account" Windows Central 10:02 AM
  • "Copy Space for Windows 10 puts copying and pasting on steroids" Windows Central 10:02 AM
  • "Get certified to run a Microsoft server for less than $20" The Next Web 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's selling upgraded Surface Pro models at entry-level prices" TechRadar UK 10:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 Lean is yet another Windows 10 version to remember" SlashGear 10:01 AM
  • "Google Discloses Windows Lockdown Policy Zero-Day" SecurityWeek 9:57 AM
  • "Leak Reveals the Last Version of Microsoft's Canceled Smartwatch" Softpedia 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana is finally on top! For businesses at least" phoneArena 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Reignites Windows 10 Phone Dreams with Silent Update in Redstone 5" Softpedia 9:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 'Lean' Spotted as a Stripped-Down Version of the OS" Softpedia 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft has finally sold every Windows 10 Mobile device" phoneArena 9:55 AM
  • "Windows 10's File Explorer to Get a Dark Theme" Softpedia 9:54 AM
  • "Inside Microsoft's Quest To Turn Minecraft Content Into A Business" Fast Company 9:54 AM
  • "The best lightweight gaming laptops" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts anti-phishing skills of Chrome, the IE and Edge killer" Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "How to use Azure Search in .Net" InfoWorld 8:42 AM
  • "Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Revenge pornography ban tramples free speech, law tossed out – where else but Texas!" The Register 8:00 PM
  • "Department of Defense's updated cloud-computing contract still is winner-take-all" ZDNet 7:08 PM
  • "British finance guru sues Facebook for scammy cryptocurrency ads" The Verge 3:10 PM
  • "Court blocks Trump's delay of fuel efficiency penalties" Engadget 1:16 PM
  • "DoD clarifies winner-take-all cloud contract" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Brazil sees launch of cryptocurrency and blockchain association" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "The future of e-commerce in India increasingly looks like an all-American affair" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "This is the 'Material Design 2' revamp of Google Account settings in Play services [Gallery] 9to5Google 8:56 PM
  • "How To Test The Waters Before Diving Into Blockchain" Forbes 8:44 PM
  • "Net neutrality is officially dead starting April 23. Here's what happens next." Mashable 4:29 PM
  • "Facebook And Google: Skip The F8 And I/O Infomercials; Fix Your Problems" BuzzFeed 3:22 PM
  • "Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped: E-waste is more than phones and laptops" The Verge 3:09 PM
  • "Smart TV Made Real By Amazon: Today's so-called Smart TVs are complicated and mostly irrelevant. This is about to change in ways that might have profound consequences." Monday Note 2:59 PM
  • "3 ways to move up the analytics maturity curve" BetaNews 1:12 PM
  • "OpenSignal: Wi-Fi use drops as U.S. carriers embrace unlimited mobile data plans" VentureBeat 1:10 PM
  • "Why Ready Robotics moved its HQ from Baltimore to Ohio" VentureBeat 1:08 PM
  • "Epic calls on Silicon Valley to sign its sharing pledge" VentureBeat 1:07 PM
  • "43% of music revenues came from streaming last year" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation: Comment" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "Net neutrality is officially dead today, but the fight to revive it lives on" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "2nd-gen Ryzen review, AMD takes on Nvidia's GPP, and more | The Full Nerd Ep. 48" PCWorld 9:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review" TechSpot 9:24 AM
  • "Mt. Gox chief returns as an exec at a VPN giant" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "14 excellent reasons to use F#" InfoWorld 8:42 AM
  • "7 big mistakes to avoid when shopping for an SMB broadband ISP" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Companies are keen to move analytics to the cloud" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Heptio launches Gimbal to help enterprises load balance Kubernetes and OpenStack" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Razer will pay $61 million for virtual currency firm MOL Global" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Bluedot Innovation gets $5.5 million in funding to track smartphone users more precisely" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "Y Combinator alum Slite raises $4.4 million for its collaborative docs service" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Slite raises $4.4M to create a smarter internal notes tool" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Razer doubles down on Southeast Asia and payments with acquisition of MOL" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Formlabs scores another $30 million in funding" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks move lower as investors wrestle with rising bond yields: 10-year Treasury yield hovers just below 3%" MarketWatch 2:52 PM
  • "Stocks Lose Steam as Yields Hover Near 3% Threshold: Stocks were lower in cautious trading as benchmark 10-year Treasury notes are near 3%." TheStreet 2:51 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks edge higher; bond yields climb" Associated Press 12:20 PM
  • "Global stocks looking for direction in flat start to week" Associated Press 8:54 AM
  • "Stocks Slip as Treasury Yields Rise: 10-year yield comes within striking distance of 3% as a rise in oil prices boosts inflation expectations" [Paid Membership Required] 2:51 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks pull back as Apple suppliers extend losses" Nikkei 7:59 AM
  • "Asian markets get week off to a slow start: Taiwan Semiconductor shares extend losses" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as PMIs fail to provide a lift" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

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