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TechNN Archive: Thursday, April 26, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft revenue climbs 16% to $26.8B, beating expectations, thanks to cloud growth" GeekWire 4:38 PM
  • "LinkedIn among Microsoft's fastest growing businesses as $26B investment begins to pay off" GeekWire 7:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud group posts a 17 percent jump in revenue on 93 percent growth for Azure" GeekWire 4:38 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update is probably coming in, er, May: But there is a new 'Skip Ahead' build..." The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "New Usage Milestone for Fall Creators Update with Successor Delayed" Thurrott 3:32 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 preview with focus on mobile broadband: Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build comes with new mobile broadband capabilities and UI improvements" Computing 7:12 AM
  • "With new Windows update still AWOL, Fall Creators Update reaches 92% penetration: Windows 10 1709 is now the most-used Windows 10 update ever." Ars Technica 2:32 PM
  • "A judge ordered e-waste recycler to prison for selling free recovery discs: Eric Lundgren paid a company in China to print thousands of Dell-branded recovery CDs." Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "E-waste activist heads to prison for 15 months for selling Windows restore disks" Neowin 1:57 PM
  • "Man Gets 15-Month Sentence for Selling Windows Restore Discs" ExtremeTech 2:43 PM
  • "IBM introduces a blockchain to verify the jewelry supply chain" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
  • "TrustChain: IBM's new blockchain initiative to track diamonds and precious metals" EconoTimes 7:11 AM
  • "IBM is using blockchain to confirm the origins of jewelry: It's another practical use for the cryptocurrency ledger system." Engadget 1:54 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 review: Stunning laptop with latest features, but not for everyone/Dell XPS 13 remains one of the best laptops in the market, when it comes to performance and design. Here's our review of the laptop." The Indian Express 6:34 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 unboxing and first impressions: A beast of a convertible" Neowin 2:57 PM
  • "Dell Precision 7730 Boasts 128 Gb RAM And 8th Generation Of Intel Processors" News 4C 6:34 AM
  • "HP launches Piazza print-to-order book manufacturing services" Graphic Arts 6:35 AM
  • "AMD Shares Explode After Solid Q1, Robust Outlook That Defies Chip Sector Gloom: AMD is set to open at a one-month high Thursday after swinging into profit for the first quarter and issuing a robust outlook for its gaming and cryptocurrency mining chips." TheStreet 6:43 AM
  • "Ryzen boosts AMD profits, as mobile chips promise further growth" Brinkwire 6:43 AM
  • "AMD Q1 Revenue Surges on Strong Ryzen, Radeon Sales" ExtremeTech 11:23 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPU architect Jim Keller becomes an SVP at Intel" Hexus 6:44 AM
  • "AMD Zen Designer Keller Is Moving to intel" Guru3D 6:45 AM
  • "AMD's Zen & Athlon64 CPU Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel" WCCFTech 6:47 AM
  • "GADGETS: Inside AMD's Quest to Build Chips That Can Beat Intel" Gizmodo 6:36 PM
  • "AMD Launches Combat Crate Hardware Bundles" PC Magazine 2:49 PM
  • "4GHz CPU Battle: AMD 2nd-Gen Ryzen vs. Intel 8th-Gen Core: Instructions Per Cycle Shootout" TechSpot 6:47 AM
  • "Intel document confirms existence of X399, Z390 chipsets: Both supporting Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake CPUs" TechSpot 6:48 AM
  • "Intel reports strong Q1, accelerates growth in data center business" ZDNet 6:41 PM
  • "Intel soars after brighter forecast for data centers, memory: Intel has been focused on transforming itself from a supplier of processors for personal computers to a maker of chips for growing data center business and newer areas such as driverless cars and artificial intelligence" Reuters 6:42 PM
  • "Intel's Data Center Group takes advantage of booming cloud business in Q1" GeekWire 6:42 PM
  • "Tesla loses top Autopilot chief as Jim Keller leaves to join Intel" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Cisco rolls out new fabric switches in storage portfolio update" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's Top Sales Might Not Last: After eclipsing Intel in chip sales in 2017, Samsung has its work cut out to stay on top" EE Times Asia 6:09 AM
  • "Samsung's memory business leads record Q1 profits" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung shows record profits despite weak demand for mobile OLED: Its results suggest iPhone X shipments were lower than expected." Engadget 6:19 AM
  • "Samsung posts record profits thanks to booming memory chip biz: But firm warns of Q2 decline due to 'stagnant' smartphone sales" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence boom is creating new business value" ZDNet 7:18 AM
General Interest
  • "Foxtel targets 15 piracy websites" ZDNet 9:58 PM
  • "Amazon Prime Is About to Get More Expensive" Gizmodo 6:06 PM
  • "HD vinyl is a promise, not a product: The format has a long way to go before it's accepted by music lovers." Engadget 12:08 PM
  • "Dropbox rolls out a templates tool for its Paper online document service" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Ubuntu 18.04 LTS arrives with Gnome desktop, Kuberflow and Nvidia GPU acceleration" The Inquirer 10:07 AM
  • "U.K. Healthcare Startup Said to Have Posted Fake Reviews Online" Bloomberg 7:18 AM
  • "Google's new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts: It's all business" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "ASUS Chromebox 3 desktops with Chrome OS now available to preorder" SlashGear 6:47 AM
  • "GE's new smart air conditioners work with HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant: These are the first HomeKit air conditioners sold in the US" The Verge 6:36 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch success drives whopping 500 per cent surge in Ninty's profits: Firm has so-far sold 17.79 million hybrid consoles" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Nintendo's Switch is a moneymaking hit and the future looks good: There are several high-profile launches right around the corner." Engadget 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 Active Specs Leak Online" Redmond Pie 6:09 AM
  • "Semiconductor Materials (Too) Set For Record 2018" EE Times Asia 6:14 AM
  • "Equifax has spent $242.7 million on its data breach so far" ZDNet 6:23 AM
  • "Facebook threw us under bus, says data firm Cubeyou" BBC 6:21 AM
  • "Snapchat will begin testing ads that cannot be skipped starting in May" Neowin 6:22 AM
  • "Snapchat releases new Spectacles 2.0" BBC 10:02 AM
  • "LG G7 ThinQ with 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 845 spotted in benchmarks" Neowin 6:22 AM
  • "Megaport adds another 21 datacentres" ZDNet 6:23 AM
  • "TCL's premium 4K HDR Roku TVs start at $649" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "There's a 360-degree wireless security camera hiding in this LED light bulb" BGR 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Unveils Refreshed Latitude, OptiPlex, and Precision Workstations, New P-Series Monitors" Brinkwire 6:34 AM
  • "Global Cloud Infrastructure Services Market 2018-2022: Rise in the Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Storage Systems with Alphabet,, Cisco Systems, IBM & Microsoft Dominating" PRNewswire 7:13 AM
  • "The Future Of Powershell: PowerShell, Microsoft's scripting platform, is significant for several reasons. It is critical to Microsoft's strategy of reducing dependence on a GUI in Windows Server. It is also a key piece in automating IT administration, which is fundamental to business agility." Tim Anderson's IT Writing 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft slaps Halo Online mod Twitch streamers with DMCA takedowns" Eurogamer 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft finally gets in line, unveils its revised take on the pistol emoji" Neowin 6:22 AM
  • "NASA budgeting reveals dim hopes for humans going to Mars: 'Mars is off the table as far as I can tell.'" Ars Technica 10:02 AM
  • "Facebook accused of bullying by MPs" BBC 7:19 AM
  • "EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "EU piles pressure on social media over fake news" Reuters 7:19 AM
  • "Federal Court orders Telstra to pay AU$10m fine" ZDNet 6:23 AM
  • "Iran blocks video and images on Telegram messaging app" BBC 6:21 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad T480 review: It's a solid workhorse" Neowin 1:26 PM
  • "PCR's guide to notebooks: From slim ultrabooks to gaming powerhouses, we take a look at the best laptops on the market" PC Retail 6:48 AM
  • "I can't afford to upgrade my Vista PC. What can I do?" The Guardian 6:35 AM
  • "Our Favorite Learning Apps for Tablets and Smartphones" The Wirecutter 6:25 AM
  • "Teradyne snatches up robot maker MiR in $272M deal" TechCrunch 3:54 PM
  • "Cashback app Dosh raises $44M on a $240M valuation from PayPal and more" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "IFTTT raises $24M led by Salesforce to expand its platform to 'connect everything'" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Sonos quietly files for IPO, likely to go public as early as June or July" Neowin 6:22 AM
  • "Korean food-tech firm puts $2 million into Bear Robotics" ZDNet 6:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "5 Things We Just Learned From AMD, Qualcomm, Samsung and PayPal's Earnings: AMD's share gains, Qualcomm's licensing terms and the growth of PayPal's Venmo are among the things investors are digesting post-earnings." TheStreet 6:38 PM
  • "Facebook stock ignites tech sector rally, leads the market higher" MarketWatch 12:03 PM
  • "Facebook leads technology stock rally as US indexes climb" Associated Press 12:04 PM
  • "Biggest Day Yet for Q1 Earnings: AMZN, MSFT, INTC, SBUX & More" 6:39 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Tech Shares: Nasdaq breaks losing streak as technology sector rallies on strong earnings reports" [Paid Membership Required] 6:39 PM
  • "Samsung rebounds, but losses resume for Hong Kong, China stocks" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks cling to gains as ECB's Draghi steps to center stage" MarketWatch 7:26 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
  • "Do You Take This Robot ..."
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios"
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister"
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs"
  • "adidas Originals winter 2018 iPhone case collection: Iconic branding with style and protection"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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