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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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" WSJ.com [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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"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"
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"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" ...
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"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"
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"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"