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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Catches Amazon as Second Most Valuable Company" 24/7 Wall St. 6:49 AM
  • "Judge orders Trump administration to resume DACA in lawsuit brought by Microsoft and Princeton" GeekWire 8:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft helped imprison a man for 'counterfeiting' software it gives away for free" TechCrunch 8:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Revamps Mobile Broadband in Windows 10" Thurrott 1:33 PM
  • "HP to drive supply and manufacturing transformations using 3D tech" Supply Chain Digital 8:51 AM
  • "Blockchain Gets Real? IBM Advances Projects With Walmart & Others" Xconomy 8:50 AM
  • "Dell 2-in-1 has an unknown Intel and AMD 'Pro' graphics chip" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Dell's new 2-in-1 is the world's smallest 15-inch mobile workstation" TechRadar UK 8:52 AM
  • "Dell's Precision 5530 2-in-1 packs a Coffee Lake CPU with Vega graphics" The Inquirer 8:52 AM
  • "Dell's new business laptops offer a professional 2-in-1 spin on the XPS 15" The Verge 9:33 AM
  • "Dell introduces new commercial PC portfolio" IANS 8:52 AM
  • "How Intel's 8th-gen CPUs will affect budget gaming laptops" PCWorld 7:13 AM
  • "AMD earnings confirm it's biting into Intel's market share" VentureBeat 3:59 PM
  • "AMD profit tops estimates on higher graphics chip sales, shares jump" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "AMD Q1 rides Ryzen, Radeon, EPYC wave, ups outlook: AMD's first quarter highlights some major traction in the chipmaker's core markets." ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "NVIDIA and AMD Graphics Card AIBs Are Expecting A Plunge In Demand Of Up To 40% In April" WCCFTech 8:53 AM
  • "AMD And Nvidia AIBs Expect GPU Shipments To Drop By 40%" SegmentNext 8:53 AM
  • "AMD Again Offers UEFI Update Boot Kits for Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs" ExtremeTech 8:54 AM
  • "AMD introduces Combat Crates to help gamers source their hardware" Know Techie 8:53 AM
  • "Graphics card shipment drop coming in April on crypto weakness" Seeking Alpha 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle critical update fixes 254 flaws - so get patching now" [Video Report] ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Oracle sets date for end of Java 8 updates: After January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products" Computerworld New Zealand 5:43 PM
  • "Cisco keeps lead on Dutch network equipment market, despite falling market share - study" Telecompaper 8:55 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence will be worth $1.2 trillion to the enterprise in 2018" ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "AI could improve global stability from around 2040, claims US thinktank RAND Corporation" V3 8:17 AM
  • "The digital economy is disrupting our old models" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
General Interest
  • "YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output" BBC 2:26 PM
  • "North Korean-linked malware campaign increasing global scope" Axios 1:54 PM
  • "'Holy Grail' Exploit Puts Nintendo Switch Consoles at Risk" TechNewsWorld 1:34 PM
  • "TSMC starts high volume production of 7nm chips" V3 12:21 PM
  • "Facebook beats earnings expectations despite privacy scandal" Axios 3:46 PM
  • "Facebook is surging after crushing on earnings and adding more users than expected" Business Insider 3:45 PM
  • "Facebook puts ex-FCC Chair in charge of public policy" CNET 3:02 PM
  • "Facebook acts as unwitting sales platform for identity thieves" Digital Trends 11:49 AM
  • "Hotel door locks worldwide were vulnerable to hack" BBC 8:32 AM
  • "Under 16? Sorry, you're now banned from WhatsApp in Europe" CNNMoney 8:32 AM
  • "Amazon is teasing a mysterious new device called the Fire TV Cube on its website" Business Insider 11:36 AM
  • "Amazon rolls out Alexa for kids: Dad jokes reach a new level" CNET 7:59 AM
  • "Alexa is going kid-friendly" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Opera Touch is a new Android browser tailored for one-handed use" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Facebook can't admit the truth, says data-slurp boffin Kogan" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Cracking The Crypto War/Ray Ozzie thinks he has an approach for accessing encrypted devices that attains the impossible: It satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists." Wired 7:12 AM
  • "Google Cloud Platform adds more managed database services" ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "Google Play Music dies in 2019, according to YouTube Remix rumour" Memeburn 8:15 AM
  • "Google gun emoji becomes water pistol" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "Gmail's biggest redesign is now live: Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it's a mobile app on the web!" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Gmail revamp debuting, with focus on security, privacy, ease of use" CNET 7:12 AM
  • "Gmail Will Get Long-Overdue Management and Security Upgrades" Wired 7:12 AM
  • "Google Is Giving Gmail a Makeover" PC Magazine 7:02 AM
  • "Watch: Haunting video of 3D-printed morphing matter that folds to assemble itself" ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Can Robots Make Perfect Pizza?" PC Magazine 6:59 AM
  • "Twitter is profitable again and adding users" CNNMoney 7:13 AM
  • "Twitter Stays on an Upswing, With Second Straight Quarter of Profit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:59 AM
  • "Twitter Q1 stronger than expected, monetization efforts pay off" ZDNet 6:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Named a Leader Again in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service" Oracle 8:41 AM
  • "Oracle Named a Leader Again in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "You say Halo and I say goodbye: Microsoft throws the book at unauthorised mod devs" The Register 1:26 PM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Container Instances, which lets you deploy containers with utter disregard for hardware, now generally available" GeekWire 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's serverless Azure Container Instances service leaves beta" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "Bill Gates-backed start-up EarthNow will provide real-time video of 'almost' anywhere on the planet" CNBC 9:57 AM
  • "Google and Facebook adopt water gun emoji, leaving Microsoft holding the pistol" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft plans version of Windows 10 for devices with limited storage" Engadget 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft working on Windows 10 Lean edition for devices with less storage" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos says Amazon is ready for a debate about regulation after Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the company" Business Insider 3:18 PM
  • "Amazon Sued by Former Human Resources Administrator for Alleged 'Unlawful Employment Practices'" Gizmodo 1:34 PM
  • "Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium" Engadget 1:34 PM
  • "Belgium defines video game loot boxes as illegal gambling" The Verge 1:33 PM
  • "Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media" Reuters 12:24 PM
  • "Europol coordinates close down of 'world's biggest' DDoS-for-hire service" V3 11:49 AM
  • "Huawei is reportedly under investigation for allegedly violating Iran sanctions" The Verge 11:35 AM
  • "The DOJ is investigating potential Huawei violations of Iran sanctions" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Police in Chinese city seize 600 computers used to mine bitcoin" Reuters 7:02 AM
  • "Meet people who review Facebook's reported content" BBC 7:27 PM
  • "Where do millennials go for digital media and content?" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "How to choose a smartwatch if you use Android" The Verge 11:35 AM
  • "Chuwi SurBook Mini Review: If you're looking for a cheap Windows tablet that can double up as a laptop, Chuwi's SurBook Mini is worth a look. Find out what to expect in our SurBook Mini review." Tech Advisor 8:57 AM
  • "Why we should worry about Facebook and Google owning our data" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "A top analyst explains why everyone's overreacting to Facebook's data scandal" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Wi-Fi gets quicker with 802.11ax, but buying early might offer few advantages" PCWorld 7:13 AM
  • "Is the U.S. headed toward a cashless economy through blockchain?" Computerworld 7:13 AM
  • "Workers of Silicon Valley, It's Time to Organize" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:03 AM
  • "Ex-Macquarie, TPG Dealmen Front $3.1 Billion Bid for Healthscope" Bloomberg 9:21 PM
  • "BigCommerce raises $64 million to build e-commerce sites" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Video consultation service Doctor on Demand raised $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Techtonic Group raises $2 million to transform tech hiring through apprenticeships" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Real-time developer tool startup Pusher pulls in $8M in Series A funding" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Fat Lama, the online marketplace for renting out things you own, raises $10M" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Former Google China head targets AI opportunities with new $900M Sinovation fund" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Comcast confirms $31 billion bid for Sky, sparking battle with Fox" Reuters 11:27 AM
  • "Comcast offers $31 billion for Sky, setting up showdown with Fox" CNNMoney 7:14 AM
  • "GameEffective raises $11 million for its workforce performance platform" Reuters 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks stage late-day rally as Boeing results help Dow end lengthy losing streak: Nasdaq lower for fifth straight session, longest streak in more than a year" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Finish Higher Amid Strong Corporate Earnings: Stocks rise after stronger-than-expected earnings from Boeing and Twitter." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Mixed finish for US stock indexes" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "Dow rises as Boeing results buoy stocks" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Higher as Boeing Lifts Dow Industrials: Boeing shares climb after company boosts guidance for 2018" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets chalk up losses with Tech Stocks under pressure: Chip stocks pressure Kospi, Takeda Pharma weighs Nikkei" MarketWatch 12:25 PM
  • "DAX drops 1% after lift in bond yields spooks Wall Street: Credit Suisse shares rally after earnings" MarketWatch 12:24 PM

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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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