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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Critical Windows bug fixed today is actively being exploited to hack users: Latest Patch Tuesday included 68 fixes, 21 of them rated 'critical.'" Ars Technica 7:50 PM
  • "Amazon, Google and Microsoft to attend White House AI summit: They'll discuss government support for AI research and regulations." Engadget 1:21 PM
  • "Cortana and Alexa need better chemistry: Takeaways from the first public demo by Microsoft and Amazon" GeekWire 2:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Bets on Faster Chips, AI Services, to Win Cloud Wars: Company will let customers use tools it built to speed image recognition" Bloomberg 3:03 PM
  • "AI can help a billion people, but Microsoft can't do it alone: Not even one of the largest and richest companies can tackle accessibility by itself." Engadget 4:33 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Build 2018 Day 2 keynote at 11:30AM ET: OS head Joe Belfiore will dive into Windows 10 and the Microsoft Graph." Engadget 11:06 AM
  • "Analyst suggests Microsoft will buy Netflix for content access" Seeking Alpha 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft and Red Hat now offer a jointly managed OpenShift service on Azure" TechCrunch 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft undercuts Apple and Google to offer Windows 10 app developers more money: A dramatic change to 95 percent revenue share" The Verge 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 sweetener: New deal gives devs bigger cut of app store sales" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "'Privacy is a human right': Microsoft's Satya Nadella/Nadella's comments assumes significance amid the storm over Cambridge Analytica's links with the 2016 Trump campaign and the way the British political consulting firm illegally harvested data on millions of Facebook users." MoneyControl 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants Bills Paid in Outlook: No need to switch to another app, just pay directly in Outlook using Microsoft Pay." PC Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Building New Xbox Team in Santa Monica to 'Hire and Grow' Talent to 'Build teams and Culture'" WCCFTech 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft demonstrates how Cortana and Alexa will co-exist: Now you can add 'schizophrenia' to the bug list in Windows 10" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 April 2018 Update on Some Intel SSDs Due to Crashes: Company confirms issue on a number of Intel SSDs" Softpedia 8:17 AM
  • "Contra-revenue comes back in a big way at Intel: Officially nothing is happening....look a shiny thing over there!" SemiAccurate 2:11 PM
  • "Upcoming Intel Cascade Lake Architecture Supports Up To 224 Physical Cores For A Single System" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "Intel can't manufacture enough 14nm silicon to keep making all Coffee Lake motherboards" PCGamesN 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Positions Xeon as Machine Learning Competitor in Inference Workloads" ExtremeTech 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Capital pumps $72M into AI, IoT, cloud and silicon startups, $115M invested so far in 2018" TechCrunch 6:09 PM
  • "Gamalon scores $20 M led by Intel Capital" TechCrunch 6:10 PM
  • "Nvidia shutters controversial GeForce Partner Program: It's a minor coup for AMD" The Inquirer 11:11 AM
  • "Oracle bolsters Eloqua with new platform integrations" ZDNet 2:11 PM
  • "Oracle Expands AI-Driven Autonomous Cloud Database Offerings" eWeek 7:43 AM
  • "Oracle To Roll Out Blockchain Platform-As-A-Service This Month" Block Tribune 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle to release blockchain products this month — reports" The Block 8:40 AM
  • "How Macy's and IBM tackle 'thumb scrolling' on digital video" Marketing Dive 8:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm is reportedly planning to exit the server chip market: A mere year into its data centre push and the chipmaker could be calling it quits" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 PM
  • "Samsung just teased us with a gorgeous Galaxy S9 you can't buy" BGR 8:18 PM
  • "Linux comes to Chromebooks" ZDNet 4:29 PM
  • "Google I/O 2018: Everything You Need to Know" Thurrott 3:47 PM
  • "Google adds Morse code input to Gboard" TechCrunch 2:10 PM
  • "Google Duplex will call salons, restaurants, and pretend to be human for you: Hints to more new voices, 'continued conversation' and 'pretty please' modes." Ars Technica 1:17 PM
  • "Watch Google I/O keynote live right here" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Google bans ads for bail bond services: The company says such adverts unfairly target minority communities." Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "'Google AI' is the new home of Google's research and AI divisions: All its state-of-the-art research now lives under a straightforward name." Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Google's 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "Google graduates Android Things to 1.0 release" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Google Assistant update makes Whirlpool voice commands a breeze: You'll no longer have to tell the voice-activated assistant to 'ask Whirlpool' when you make commands." CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Android P: New features, release date, and everything you need to know" ZDNet 2:53 PM
  • "NASA's Orion spacecraft getting closer to finally flying again: 'Our destiny is to explore, so you want to get your tests behind you.'" Ars Technica 9:55 AM
  • "Facebook will soon let you rewind livestreams during a broadcast: This will be especially handy for live sports." Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Nintendo says Switch won't get Virtual Console classic game downloads: Clearinghouse for emulated games gives way to subscriptions, plug-and-play." Ars Technica 8:46 AM
  • "Nintendo introduces Switch cloud saves as part of paid online subscription: Starting in September, $20/year subscribers also get online play, 20 NES games." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch Online arrives in September with cloud saving, 20 NES titles: And pricing will start from $3.99 per month" The Inquirer 7:43 AM
  • "Twitter 'Secret Conversations' with end-to-end encryption in the works" Neowin 7:55 AM
  • "Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature" Social Barrel 7:54 AM
  • "New OnePlus 6 leak reveals color options" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "'Paedophilia-defending' YouTuber has channel removed" BBC 8:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "ASRock Issues Statement on Phantom Gaming Series Graphics Card Regional Availability" Guru3D 8:15 AM
  • "IBM Names Mr. Pete Massiello, President and CEO of iTECH SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC. First Power Lifetime Champion." PRWeb 8:18 AM
  • "BigID Integrates with Microsoft Azure Information Protection for Enabling More Effective Data Privacy & GDPR Awareness" PRWeb 8:22 AM
  • "MinerEye's Solutions for Microsoft Azure Information Protection (AIP) and Cloud Migration to be Featured at Microsoft Build 2018: MinerEye to Showcase Collaboration with Azure Information Protection" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.48, 16299.431 - here's what's new" Neowin 2:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Your Phone' app unites the houses of Windows and Android: Say hello to their lil friend" The Inquirer 11:06 AM
  • "When will your PC get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update?" ZDNet 10:35 AM
  • "Tyler Winklevoss tells Bill Gates how to short bitcoin" CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "Bill Gates and Warren Buffet Still Among Bitcoin's Harshest Critics" BTC Manager 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft puts AI front and centre at Build 2018: TLDR; Azure gets a load of AI smarts and Kinect is back, baby" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft promises up to 95 per cent returns for Windows developers: The first bit of Build love is a huge payout for using the Windows Store" The Inquirer 7:44 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook Bans Foreign Advertisers for Ireland Abortion Referendum" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:24 PM
  • "Melania Trump faces new plagiarism row over cyber safety booklet" BBC 7:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "What Is a DDoS Attack, And How to Protect Myself" AddictiveTips 6:06 PM
  • "ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 (2018) Review: A Full-Featured Convertible" HotHardware 1:21 PM
  • "Sony A7 III review: A peerless full-frame mirrorless camera/For $2,000, you can't get a better camera, period." Engadget 11:05 AM
  • "Review: Intel Hades Canyon NUC (NUC8i7HVK)" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "Which of the following was not a x86 CPU maker?" TechSpot 8:16 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga 730 review: Still a great 2-in-1 for the money" CNET 8:17 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Xiaomi Investors Question $100 Billion Valuation Goal for IPO" Bloomberg 9:21 PM
  • "Walmart ends grocery delivery deal with Uber and Lyft" TechCrunch 2:47 PM
  • "XNOR raises $12M for its cloud-free, super-efficient AI" TechCrunch 10:29 AM
  • "Yobe launches with $1.8 M seed to pinpoint a voice in noise" TechCrunch 9:49 AM
  • "Takeda to buy Shire in $62B pharmaceutical deal" USA Today 8:34 AM
  • "Alibaba buys Rocket Internet's Daraz to expand its e-commerce empire into South Asia" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Southeast Asia's ShopBack moves into personal finance with its first acquisition" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Dreamlines, the online travel agency for cruise holidays, scores €45M Series E" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Why oil prices didn't rally after Trump announced 'powerful' Iran sanctions" MarketWatch 6:18 PM
  • "Emotions Are Running This Market: even when everyone saw it coming." TheStreet 6:18 PM
  • "How pulling out of Iran nuclear deal could impact oil prices" FOXBusiness 11:18 AM
  • "US Stocks Snapshot-Wall St whipsaws on conflicting reports on Iran deal" Reuters 11:18 AM
  • "Stocks Recover to Finish Flat: Early declines disappear as President Trump says U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:21 PM
  • "China-U.S trade gap widens as Chinese exports jump" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks slide from 3-month high as energy shares dip" MarketWatch 8:35 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 12:30 PM; no changes since 8:50 AM CDT)
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New York Times (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy."
  • "Elon Musk Sends Tesla Board Into Damage Control Mode"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. S9+: Which Phablet Reigns Supreme?"
  • "Need Cloud Storage? Google One Offers Paid Plans You Can Share"
  • "Alexa and Cortana Become Smart Friends"
  • "China Stops Approving New Games for Sale"
  • "The Future of Augmented Reality Is Serious Business"
  • "Intel's Core i7 Bean Canyon NUC Costs $499"
Reuters (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "SEC subpoenas Tesla over Musk's tweets: report"
  • "Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days"
  • "Regulatory limbo hits Tencent with first profit fall in nearly 13 years"
  • "From blue lipstick to Facebook Live, home shopping networks refine their pitch"
  • "Uber told by investors to sell self-driving unit: The Information"
  • "Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system: report"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "U.S. investor sues AT&T for $224 million over loss of cryptocurrency"
  • "Saudi fund may only play minor part in Musk's $72 billion Tesla plan: bankers"
  • "China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm"
ZDNet (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "Major vendors like PayPal affected by mobile point-of-sale vulnerabilities"
  • "Before taking that DNA test: Six things you need to know"
  • "Digital risk protection in 2018: New vendors, new leaders, new wave"
  • "Former Microsoft engineer sent behind bars for role in ransomware extortion scheme"
  • "Oracle open sources GraphPipe, a new standard for machine learning models"
  • "Microsoft brings 'Known Folder Migration' feature to OneDrive consumer users"
  • "Zero-day vulnerability: Apple macOS compromised with one click"
  • "Do we really need a new iPhone every year?"


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