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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: 200M now use Windows 10 in the enterprise/The latest numbers from the company show businesses are close to schedule to move away from Windows 7 before the older OS retires in early 2020." Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "This Major Windows Security Flaw Is Being Exploited Right Now As Microsoft Pushes A Patch" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Windows critical flaw: This security bug is under attack right now, says Microsoft" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Patch your Windows 10 PC, now! Hackers are exploiting a zero-day flaw" Digital Trends 9:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Linux, BSD: All hit by same 'serious' security flaw" ZDNet 7:14 AM
  • "Windows File Explorer is finally getting a dark mode, and you can try it right now" BGR 7:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Builds On AI Development At The Edge" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Microsoft drag apps for Win-10-on-Arm into 64-bit world" The Register 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is giving Always Connected PCs a performance boost and more apps" Digital Trends 9:14 PM
  • "Every major OS maker misread Intel's docs. Now their kernels can be hijacked or crashed" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Intel to preserve Moore's Law with startup land's fresh young blood" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Intel puts back Spectre-NG CPU flaw patches to 21 May" Computing 11:35 AM
  • "Intel and Packet collaborate to offer no-cost access to Optane SSDs" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Intel CEO Brian is a man living on the edge" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Report: Qualcomm to Exit Server Chip Market/Intel's domination will continue as Qualcomm is set to quit after just seven months of trying." PC Magazine 8:22 AM
  • "NVIDIA Could Be Prepping A GeForce GTX 1050 3GB For Entry-Level Gaming" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "You can actually afford Nvidia GeForce graphics cards now" PCWorld 1:58 PM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL: Support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update" AnandTech 8:16 AM
  • "HotHardware, AMD And Corsair Spring Fling Raven Ridge Gaming System Winner!" HotHardware 11:32 AM
  • "AMD Holds Post-Earnings Gains" Baystreet 11:34 AM
  • "IBM, Red Hat Forge Container-Based Hybrid Cloud Tech Partnership" Click Lancashire 11:25 AM
  • "OpenShift, IBM Cloud, Azure, Linux apps on Chrome OS, Twitter, Serious Flaw on AMD and Intel x86 CPUs" Linux Journal 11:26 AM
  • "Upcoming Earnings: Nvidia Reports After Thursday's Close" Benzinga 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation Promises To Make Available Blockchain-Based Cloud Service To Customers" Market Exclusive 11:31 AM
General Interest
  • "China's ZTE Ceases Major Operations After U.S. Trade Ban" Bloomberg 9:10 PM
  • "Hackers find 'official,' usable PSP emulator hidden in PS4's PaRappa: Sony threw upscaled textures onto 2007 PSP version for last year's PS4 'remaster'" Ars Technica 6:00 PM
  • "EA: Sony PlayStation 4 Cumulative Sales 2.5 Times Greater Than Xbox One" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "LG bets on artificial intelligence for real differentiation" ZDNet 1:19 PM
  • "Amazon Experience Centers will showcase Alexa in the ultimate smart homes" VentureBeat 9:21 AM
  • "How the IoT is keeping traffic moving and the streetlights shining" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash, Creative Cloud" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Firefox 60 adds Yubikey support (and controversially, ads in tabs)" The Next Web 7:43 AM
  • "Most companies not putting adequate investment into application security" BetaNews 7:42 AM
  • "Biologists use artificial intelligence to flesh out 3-D views of a cell's inner workings" GeekWire 7:42 AM
  • "Battling AIs build new Doom levels: Even other machines think that the levels are man-made" V3 7:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm is finally designing new chips for Wear OS smartwatches" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Facebook Is Blocking Foreign Ads Relating to Ireland's Abortion Referendum" Time 7:29 AM
  • "Commodore 64 owners rejoice: The 1541 is BACK" The Register 7:20 AM
  • "Google Chrome Update To Mute Annoying Videos Is Breaking Web Games" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Custom Routines rolling out to Google Assistant w/ scheduling coming soon, replaces Shortcuts" 9to5Google 1:58 PM
  • "Google still doesn't let you magically remove objects from photos like it promised" The Verge 12:30 PM
  • "The Coolest Things From Google I/O 2018" PC Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Google bans abortion poll ads in Ireland" BBC 8:12 AM
  • "Google created a cute augmented reality fox inside Google Maps to help people navigate directions" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Google I/O 2018: The 10 biggest announcements" BGR 7:43 AM
  • "Google's upcoming app for guiding the blind sounds kinda brilliant" The Next Web 7:43 AM
  • "Google: Our new Android P beta shows how AI gives you more battery life" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Android P's Slices and Actions bring smart shortcuts to your fingertips" The Next Web 7:43 AM
  • "Google Goes All In On Artificial Intelligence As 'Google Research' Becomes 'Google AI'" Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "U.S. to reveal winners of drone program that has attracted top companies" Reuters 7:12 AM
  • "Mirai DDoS attack against KrebsOnSecurity cost device owners $300,000" ZDNet 7:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM and Red Hat Join Forces to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption" IBM 8:28 AM
  • "Intel Capital Announces $72 Million of New Investments in 12 Tech Startups at Annual Global Summit" Intel 8:27 AM
  • "Intel Capital and the NBA Announce Emerging Technology Initiative" Intel 8:27 AM
  • "Helzberg Diamonds Empowers Associates to Create Meaningful Customer Experiences with Oracle Retail" Oracle 8:26 AM
  • "Oracle's Moat Selected by LinkedIn as Video Viewability Partner" PRNewswire 7:15 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 April 2018 Update From PCs With Certain Intel SSDs" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' build introduces cloud clipboard" ZDNet 1:19 PM
  • "Windows on Snapdragon is Getting a Big Upgrade" LAPTOP Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "Why Apple and Microsoft are Moving to Become Powerhouses in Services" Tech.pinions 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft to let Windows 10 users Alt-Tab between both apps and browser tabs" BetaNews 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals the future of its Fluent Design for Windows 10" The Verge 7:30 AM
  • "Windows Weekly 569: Build" Thurrott 7:08 AM
  • "Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public cloud" Microsoft 8:27 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "T-Mobile pays ex-FCC commissioner to lobby for Sprint merger: Republican Robert McDowell says, 'T-Mobile-Sprint Merger is great for America.'" Ars Technica 5:50 PM
  • "Alphabet, Intel, FedEx, AT&T among drone pilot winners" Reuters 3:51 PM
  • "Iran likely to retaliate with cyberattacks after nuclear deal collapse" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "The legislative Hail Mary that may save net neutrality: The internet's on 'red alert' as Democrats attempt some political maneuvering. Here's what you need to know." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Georgia governor vetoes cybercrimes bill that would have allowed hack-backs" Ars Technica 7:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile owner sends in legal heavies to lean on small Brit biz over use of 'trademarked' magenta" The Register 7:12 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 46: More Choice on x86" AnandTech 12:30 PM
  • "How Waymo's AI-trained self-driving cars could feel scary even if they're safe" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Jumping Into the New Gmail: Google recently overhauled the web version of its email software, and you can try out the new version — even if you haven't been formally invited yet." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook's new election interference firewall got its biggest test yet — and it failed" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "If she were Mark Zuckerberg, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario says she might have temporarily shut down Facebook: 'After this huge thing happens — our country gets attacked — I think the customers would have been like, 'Okay! That makes me feel like you've got it!'" Recode 7:39 AM
  • "'We're very disappointed in you, Spotify'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Hard questions: Is Facebook making its own Bitcoin rival?" BGR 7:12 AM
  • "Deciphering Amazon's Investment in GetLinks" Market Realist 7:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Here's what happens to CoreOS now that Red Hat owns it" ZDNet 9:01 PM
  • "Vodafone to acquire Liberty Global assets in $21.8 billion deal" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Job review site Glassdoor is being acquired in a $1.2bn deal" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Vodafone challenges Deutsche Telekom with $21.8 billion Liberty deal" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "What a pain for poor old Bain: Toshiba $18bn flash chip biz sale stalls" The Register 7:20 AM
  • "South African tech and media conglomerate Naspers made $2.2 billion from Flipkart sale" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Walmart to buy controlling stake in India's Flipkart for $16 billion" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Walmart confirms $16B Flipkart investment, giving it 77% in India's e-commerce leader" TechCrunch 7:30 AM
  • "Walmart is spending $16 billion for a 77 percent stake in India's online retailer Flipkart" Associated Press 7:13 AM
  • "Walmart confirms deal to acquire India's Flipkart at $20.8 billion valuation" VentureBeat 7:11 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks advance as energy, financials surge: Disney falls despite strong quarterly results" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Higher as Crude Oil Spikes: The Dow jumps over 180 points on Wednesday." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Dow notches fifth straight gain as energy shares rally" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Oil jumps, global shares mixed after US leaves Iran deal" FOXBusiness 9:52 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Energy Shares Gain on Trump's Iran Decision: Oil prices continue to climb; 10-year Treasury yield hovers around 3%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific stocks hold the line after Trump pulls out of Iran deal" MarketWatch 8:17 AM
  • "European equities rally, boosted by gains for oil stocks/Analyst: 'The reason why the broader sentiment was not affected could be Trump's willingness to enter talks'" MarketWatch 8:17 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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