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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 30, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Cloud and Surface help Microsoft beat earnings estimates" ITProPortal 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft: Jailed e-waste recycler is actually a counterfeiter who 'misled people'" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update Is Out Today, Here's What To Expect" HotHardware 5:41 PM
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update released" OSNews 7:48 PM
  • "Older companies realising enormous power of data: IBM Asia-Pacific head" IndiaTimes 9:11 AM
  • "IBM, Jewellery Consortium's TrustChain To Use Blockchain In Jewelry Supply Chain" RTTNews 9:11 AM
  • "IBM Helps Jewelers to Avoid Blood Diamonds with Blockchain" BTC Manager 9:10 AM
  • "ANZ and IBM Build Blockchain Solution for Insurance" Coindesk 9:09 AM
  • "ANZ, IBM Develop a Blockchain Insurance Solution in New Zealand" CCN 9:09 AM
  • "Lasertryk invests in two HP Indigo 12000 digital presses for same-day delivery" Packaging Today 9:06 AM
  • "Dell Targets Enterprises With Array of New Desktops, Notebooks" eWeek 9:06 AM
  • "Former Walmart And Dell Tech Leader Joins Novant Health As CIO" Forbes 9:05 AM
  • "Can Blockchain Fix the Opioid Epidemic? Intel Wants to Find Out" Bloomberg 9:03 AM
  • "Intel Optane 905P Spotted, has new controller and more form factors" Guru3D 9:03 AM
  • "AMD leak further Ryzen 2 CPUs, APUs, and Threadripper chips - on the way for 2018" PCGamesN 9:00 AM
  • "AMD to start Sampling 7nm Instinct GPUs This Year" CDR Info 9:00 AM
  • "How Intel 10nm Process Delay Could be Beneficial for AMD" SegmentNext 9:00 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 benchmark results spotted" Hexus 9:00 AM
  • "AMD 7nm Radeon Vega 20 GPU 32GB HBM2 Benchmarks Leak" HotHardware 5:42 PM
  • "AMD is gearing up for 7-nanometer CPUs and graphics cards" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 3DMark11 benchmark surfaces" Guru3D 8:59 AM
  • "7nm AMD Vega 20 GPU With 32 GB HBM2 Memory Spotted" SegmentNext 8:59 AM
  • "Former AMD Senior Director 'Chris Hook' Joins Intel To Drive 'Marketing Strategy' For Intel's Discrete GPUs" SegmentNext 8:59 AM
  • "AMD's Chris Hook Confirmed Moving To Intel" Guru3D 8:59 AM
  • "Accenture boosts Oracle Cloud capabilities with acquisition of Certus Solutions" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Bank of Jordan puts core banking tech in Oracle cloud" Banking Tech 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle Extends All-In Commitment To AI And Machine Learning To NetSuite SaaS Apps" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Faulty Patch for Oracle WebLogic Flaw Opens Updated Servers to Hackers Again" The Hacker News 8:56 AM
  • "Hackers Target Poorly Patched Oracle WebLogic Flaw" SecurityWeek 8:55 AM
  • "Hackers target Oracle WebLogic Servers following botched patch" Computing 8:55 AM
  • "Hackers Scan the Web for Vulnerable WebLogic Servers After Oracle Botches Patch" Bleeping Computer 8:54 AM
  • "Umm, Oracle – about that patch? It might not be very sticky ..." The Register 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco to Advocate That It's Time to Put Security Above Everything At GISEC 2018" Al Bawaba 8:51 AM
  • "New MRAM Breakthrough Could Revolutionize CPU Designs" ExtremeTech 5:49 PM
General Interest
  • "TSMC's 7nm Chips Hit Volume Production And Could Power Sony's PlayStation 5" HotHardware 5:42 PM
  • "What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution" ZDNet 2:07 PM
  • "Will regulators approve the massive T-Mobile-Sprint merger?" The Verge 1:53 PM
  • "Google Cloud expands GPU portfolio with Nvidia Tesla V100" ZDNet 2:08 PM
  • "Google brings Nvidia's Tesla V100 GPUs to its cloud" TechCrunch 1:48 PM
  • "Google partners with NBC Universal to create VR experiences" Engadget 2:17 PM
  • "Google teams with NBC to build VR content for its TV shows" TechCrunch 1:42 PM
  • "Fitbit will use Google Cloud to make its data available to doctors" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "YouTube helps advertisers target TV cord cutters" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Amazon still sells counterfeit goods despite efforts to clean up" The Verge 1:58 PM
  • "Amazon exec Charlie Kindel says he's leaving to take a serious break from 'work'" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Why Softbank wants Amazon -- not Walmart -- to acquire Flipkart" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Walmart retreats from its UK Asda business to hone its focus on competing with Amazon" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Your data is valuable, but you're never getting paid for it" Engadget 2:19 PM
  • "What to expect at Facebook's F8 conference this week" Engadget 2:18 PM
  • "Facebook is shrinking fake news posts in the News Feed" The Verge 1:58 PM
  • "Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court" TechCrunch 1:46 PM
  • "Twitter is promoting more news links in your timeline" The Verge 1:55 PM
  • "Cambridge Analytica says it never got Twitter data from researcher" Engadget 2:18 PM
  • "Cambridge Analytica says it did not receive Twitter data from researcher" VentureBeat 2:02 PM
  • "Twitter also sold data access to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher" TechCrunch 1:49 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S9 now comes with up to 256GB of storage" Engadget 2:18 PM
  • "Samsung more than doubles storage of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Samsung is releasing 128GB and 256GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus" The Verge 1:56 PM
  • "Mozilla's approach to sponsored content aims to protect privacy" Engadget 2:19 PM
  • "Mozilla is bringing sponsored stories from Pocket to new tabs in Firefox 60" VentureBeat 2:03 PM
  • "The Russia World Cup comes to 'FIFA 18' on May 29th" Engadget 2:20 PM
  • "How game marketing has changed in the era of digital, community, and influencers" VentureBeat 2:03 PM
  • "Newzoo: Games market expected to hit $180.1 billion in revenues in 2021" VentureBeat 2:03 PM
  • "Atari VCS pre-orders start May 30th, but it won't ship until 2019" Engadget 2:17 PM
  • "Oculus is bringing live VR theater to your face" Engadget 2:16 PM
  • "Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa" TechCrunch 1:49 PM
  • "Stripe expands its Atlas startup kit to let founders form LLCs" TechCrunch 1:47 PM
  • "Hyperloop One and DP World launch a cargo-only shipping business" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Finding a software updater to replace Secunia's PSI" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Starship Technologies launches autonomous robot delivery services for campuses" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "Mercku launches M2 to support dozens of devices on home Wi-Fi" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Periodic Audio Be in-ear-headphone review: These beryllium-based headphones sound oh so sweet" TechHive 8:16 AM
  • "Shure makes its superb electrostatic earphones a touch more affordable at $1,999" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "TCL's new budget-friendly 6-Series 4K HDR TVs start from $650" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "The Tunai Drum earphones provide an exciting listen for just $33" The Verge 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Intel Saffron AI Speeds Issue Resolution for Manufacturing, Software and Aerospace" Intel 9:04 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's John W. Thompson Joins Lightspeed as Venture Partner" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "The promised Cortana-Alexa integration is getting closer" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "How To Change The Login Screen Name On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2:41 PM
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update: the 10 best new features" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update review: Small fixes now hint at better things for later" PCWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Six great hidden features in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update" BetaNews 2:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4135051 for April Update" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft: These Windows 10 April 2018 Update videos show you key new features" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 April update arrives today but there's good and bad news if you want to upgrade" Express UK 9:23 AM
  • "Review: Windows 10 April 2018 Update shows promise, but ultimately disappoints" Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "These are the best Windows 10 apps of April 2018" Windows Central 9:25 AM
  • "How to upgrade your PC to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update now" BetaNews 2:11 PM
  • "How to make the most of Focus Assist on Windows 10 April 2018 Update" MSPoweruser 9:25 AM
  • "How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update as soon as possible" Windows Central 9:24 AM
  • "How to download Windows 10 April Update right now" Express UK 9:24 AM
  • "Best antivirus for Windows 10 in 2018" TechRadar UK 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Top features and how to install right away" Financial Express 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Office 2019 Preview" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "How to block the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, from installing" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "How to delay the Windows 10 April 2018 Update" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "How to use Azure Cosmos DB in .Net" InfoWorld 8:42 AM
  • "'M12" is the new name of Microsoft's venture fund" MSPoweruser 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Ventures rebrands as M12 to avoid 'confusion' about its purpose" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "'PUBG' hackers arrested and fined in China for selling game cheats" Engadget 2:17 PM
  • "Games and politics mix at ESA-sponsored White House Correspondents' Dinner parties" VentureBeat 2:01 PM
  • "Turkey marks one year without Wikipedia" The Verge 1:58 PM
  • "Etsy, Tumblr, and thousands of other sites will go on 'red alert' ahead of a vote to reinstate net neutrality" The Verge 1:58 PM
  • "First person convicted under Malaysia's fake news law gets month in jail" The Verge 1:55 PM
  • "Chinese authorities admit they're able to retrieve deleted WeChat messages" The Verge 1:54 PM
  • "Europe eyeing bot IDs, ad transparency and blockchain to fight fakes" TechCrunch 1:50 PM
  • "NATO members test cyberdefense skills in Locked Shields exercise" ZDNet 2:07 PM
  • "The Pentagon is working on a radio wave weapon that stops a speeding car in its tracks" TechCrunch 1:38 PM
  • "Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plant" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Industroyer: An in-depth look at the culprit behind Ukraine's power grid blackout" ZDNet 8:39 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "No internet: The unbearable anxiety of losing your connection" ZDNet 9:16 PM
  • "How to Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Game Console" The Wirecutter 6:01 PM
  • "81 percent of organizations see an increase in cyber security challenges" BetaNews 2:11 PM
  • "The impact of AI in the data center [Q&A] BetaNews 2:11 PM
  • "Emoji is the latest book from the Standards Manual design duo" The Verge 2:00 PM
  • "Younger consumers adopt voice technology faster, but use voice assistants less, report claims" TechCrunch 1:49 PM
  • "Want to talk about the future? Join me on Technotopia" TechCrunch 1:46 PM
  • "Reviews/The Best Value CPU: Pentium Gold G5400 vs. Ryzen 3 2200G" TechSpot 9:03 AM
  • "What to look for when buying a tablet as a laptop replacement" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "The 5 best programming languages for AI development" InfoWorld 8:43 AM
  • "GDPR may well kill enterprise blockchain databases" InfoWorld 8:43 AM
  • "Will machine learning be the death of content A/B testing?" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SoFi founder Mike Cagney is back with a new startup and $50 million in funding, too" TechCrunch 1:42 PM
  • "What You Know About Startups Is Wrong, book review: Puncturing the myths" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "The Hive raises $26.5 million fund for enterprise AI startups" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "Minim Raises $2.5M Seed Round to Secure the Internet of Things" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "Andra Capital launches blockchain-based fund via Silicon Valley Coin" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Baidu brings group of PE firms into its financial services business via $1.9B investment" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "T-Mobile's and Sprint's 5G merger is necessary for them, and good for us" VentureBeat 2:02 PM
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they will merge" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "What does the Sprint and T-Mobile merger mean for 5G?" The Verge 1:53 PM
  • "Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger, a Race to Keep Up With China in 5G" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "T-Mobile agrees $26bn mega-merger with Sprint" BBC 7:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end a positive April on a down note as shares fall broadly: Sprint's stock falls after news of T-Mobile deal, as investors bet the deal will see regulatory headwinds" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Decline as M&A Fails to Push Wall Street Higher: Stocks finished lower as Wall Street processes a mega-merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US and as Walmart says it will sell its supermarket business in the U.K." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks slip on weakness in healthcare, materials" FOXBusiness 2:36 PM
  • "Stocks close lower, as telecom companies weigh on market" Associated Press 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower, Reversing Early Gains: Major indexes log first monthly advance since January" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Financial stocks lead Asian market gains: Asia-Pacific stocks started the week higher, led by financial stocks in Hong Kong and Singapore as markets in China and Japan are closed for holidays." MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "European stocks end higher as news of corporate mergers lift sentiment: European stocks finished firmly in the green Monday, underpinned by a rally in J Sainsbury PLC shares after enthusiasm around merger news offset losses among resource companies. Most major European bourses also logged solid monthly gains." MarketWatch 11:54 AM



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