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TechNN Archive: Thursday, May 10, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Opinion: Microsoft, not Amazon, is the company gaining market share in the cloud" MarketWatch 9:50 AM
  • "Blockchain in the cloud: Microsoft and Amazon look to democratize the distributed ledger for developers" GeekWire 9:36 PM
  • "Nine Reasons Microsoft's Changes Could Bring New Success To The Company" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft pledges $300K to study high-speed train linking Seattle-Vancouver, B.C. in under an hour" GeekWire 9:48 PM
  • "Freeze! Latest fixes to stop Windows 10 crashes causes, err, Windows 10 crashes" V3 9:50 AM
  • "Samsung may want to strengthen its Microsoft alliance with 'powerful' wireless MR headset" Pocketnow 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft programming chief to devs: Tell us where Windows hurt you" The Register 9:44 AM
  • "New patch for Windows 10 April 2018 Update appears to break some PCs" TechRadar UK 9:43 AM
  • "What still isn't clear about the future of Windows after Build 2018" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Uber test drones approved but Amazon left out in cold" The Guardian 9:20 AM
  • "IBM clamps down on leaks, bans workers from using external storage" Digital Trends 4:07 PM
  • "IBM bans all staff from using USB drives out of security concern" Tech Spot 9:28 AM
  • "IBM Employees Can't Use Removable Storage Anymore" PC Magazine 9:28 AM
  • "IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere" The Register 9:26 AM
  • "IBM, Red Hat partner for hybrid cloud adoption" Trade Arabia 9:27 AM
  • "HP announces new EliteBook 700 Series and ProBook 645 G4 Windows 10 notebooks" OnMSFT 9:24 AM
  • "HP's Unveils Trio of EliteBook 700 Notebooks With AMD Ryzen CPUs" eWeek 9:17 AM
  • "ADMCC taps Dell EMC for control centre project" ITP Technology 9:23 AM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPads Get 8th Gen Intel Processors, Discrete Graphics" LAPTOP Magazine 9:22 AM
  • "GPUs are the new star of Moore's Law, Nvidia channel boss claims" CRN UK 9:22 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel is digging in for a fight with Nvidia over artificial intelligence" MarketWatch 9:20 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G) To Be added to Adrenalin Drivers" Guru3D 9:17 AM
  • "12.5 inch Lenovo ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen coming soon (probably)" Liliputing 9:16 AM
  • "AMD Computex 2018 Conference Confirmed" SegmentNext 9:15 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge APU drivers to be added to RSAE software" Hexus 9:15 AM
  • "Delidding The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU: How To Guide And Results" AnandTech 9:12 AM
  • "First Ever AMD Ryzen Powered Lenovo Thinkpads A485 And A285 Listed" SegmentNext 9:12 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2" Guru3D 9:12 AM
  • "Oracle Adds Initial Linux Kernel 4.17 Support to Its Latest VirtualBox Release" Softpedia 9:10 AM
  • "Oracle CEO Mark Hurd: How To Instantly Prevent 95% Of Database Cyberattacks" Forbes 9:09 AM
General Interest
  • "Boston Dynamics releases more videos of the last thing you'll see when the robots rise" BGR 9:30 PM
  • "Dropbox beat estimates in its first time reporting earnings after a big IPO: The company has had to battle persistent criticism that it was overvalued." Recode 3:59 PM
  • "I wish I could live inside this massive Google Home Max" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Google Maps aims to dethrone Yelp with its latest update" The Next Web 4:07 PM
  • "Google Drive gets a major redesign to match the look of the new Gmail" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Google announces plans to acquire cloud migration company Velostrata" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Google's AI chief on AutoML, autonomous weapons, and the future" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Google has subtly retooled its smart TV plans" TechHive 8:49 AM
  • "AWS launches an undo feature for its Aurora database service" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Cloud computing: Why this airline just went 'all in' on AWS" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Facebook: Minecraft, Call of Duty, and Super Mario are most talked about games for E3 2018" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Net neutrality dies June 11th" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "Net neutrality will officially die on June 11" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Net neutrality, mergers, AT&T, and Michael Cohen: what we know so far" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant can be controlled by inaudible commands" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "eBay is exploring offline access with a progressive web app" VentureBeat 12:40 PM
  • "Uber relaunches contest for its first international flying taxi city" VentureBeat 8:56 AM
  • "Uber will resume testing self-driving cars in 'a few months,' CEO says" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Uber to pop up a service in Spain's Costa del Sol in time for summer" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm: First 5G phones could arrive in 2018 with up to 4Gbps speeds" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "LG resolves keyboard vulnerabilities which allow remote code execution attacks" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Firefox 60 lands: It's world's first browser to give you password-free logins, says Mozilla" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "Companies can turn GDPR compliance into competitive advantage" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Instagram's emoji slider is a new way to poll your friends" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Instagram adds emoji slider stickers to spice up polls" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "PortableApps.com launches Platform 15 with high DPI support" BetaNews 9:04 AM
  • "Aukey's 8-plug, 6-USB power strip eradicates cable clutter for $30 with this code" PCWorld 12:38 PM
  • "This tiny, travel-ready $6 USB wall charger powers two devices at once" PCWorld 12:37 PM
  • "Kongregate opens international office in Montreal to target indies" VentureBeat 8:54 AM
  • "Gaming has gone mainstream, but it still has room to grow" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Background screening service HelloVerify eyes growth amid India's digital boom" TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "Tech devices that make for great last-minute gifts for anyone" TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "For ScopeAR, the market is finally catching up with the technology" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Researchers create a real cloaking device" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Appoints Graphics Software Architecture Leader Jeffrey Cheng to Corporate Fellow" AMD 9:16 AM
  • "Cisco Completes Acquisition of Accompany" GlobeNewswire 4:08 PM
  • "Oracle Construction and Engineering Enables Earned Value Management to Improve Project Delivery" PRNewswire 9:09 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Extends Digital Game Gifting to the PC" Thurrott 9:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Building Trust Along With IoT And AI" Seeking Alpha 6:29 PM
  • "Microsoft pledges $300k to study high-speed train linking Seattle-Vancouver, B.C. in under an hour" GeekWire 5:24 PM
  • "EA exec reveals PS4 still handily outselling Xbox One" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Microsoft's failed Xbox Kinect could be the future of IoT" Verdict 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Allow Windows 10 Users to Create Their Own Fonts" Softpedia 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17666" Softpedia 9:51 AM
  • "Windows 10's Notepad Is Becoming the Modern Text Editor We Always Wanted" Softpedia 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Sets, clipboard, dark theme, Notepad, and search improvements" VentureBeat 9:51 AM
  • "Seven free and open source Microsoft Excel alternatives" Computerworld UK 9:50 AM
  • "How Windows 10's New Clipboard Feature Works" Softpedia 9:49 AM
  • "Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple" Pocket-lint 9:52 AM
  • "Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand" Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 is getting more features TODAY - Here's what's new" Express UK 9:48 AM
  • "How to force Microsoft Edge to use the best GPU on Windows 10" Windows Central 9:47 AM
  • "QuickTime for Windows is a bad idea - here's how to get rid" Tech Advisor 9:46 AM
  • "How to Uninstall Programs in Windows 10" Tech Advisor 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Say Reports Of Xbox Sales Are 'Inaccurate'" The Sixth Axis 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Revamps Windows 10 Searching with Previews" Softpedia 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes Windows 10 and Phones BFFs Again" Softpedia 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Might Build an Apple HomePod Killer" Softpedia 9:43 AM
  • "6 Signs Microsoft Is Really a Fan of Linux" MakeUseOf 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Details Windows 10 April 2018 Update Bug on Intel SSDs" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Ready for Windows 10 April 2018 Update? How to take control" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fluent Design makeover: Microsoft reveals what's coming next" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals 'Intelligent Edge' strategy for handling workloads outside the cloud" VentureBeat 8:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US introduces legislation for Chinese tech sales" ZDNet 9:47 PM
  • "The White House has set up a task force to help further the country's AI development" The Verge 4:08 PM
  • "FCC makes $120M robocall fine for Florida man official" CNET 4:08 PM
  • "FCC puts a date on net neutrality's tombstone ahead of Senate vote" Digital Trends 4:07 PM
  • "House Democrats release more than 3,500 Russian Facebook ads" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Nintendo and Sony comply with FTC's ruling, Microsoft pending" ALTCHR 9:49 AM
  • "ZTE's business comes to a grinding halt after the US ban (CNET)" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Trump administration approves 10 new drone projects around the country" The Verge 8:44 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google and the Machine Learning Product" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:11 PM
  • "Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "Here's how to use Gmail's new Smart Compose" The Verge 1:19 PM
  • "NYPD says 'Skim Reaper' device could curb ATM fraud" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "Carnegie Mellon University starts first AI degree program in U.S." VentureBeat 12:40 PM
  • "IAB says online advertising grew to $88B last year — more spending than TV" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Researchers say a breathalyzer has flaws, casting doubt on countless convictions" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "Adjust says mobile ad fraud rates doubled in the past year" VentureBeat 8:55 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Bushel™ Announces $7M Investment" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "Intel to invest $72m in 12 'innovative' start-ups around the world" V3 9:22 AM
  • "Free stock trading app Robinhood rockets to a $5.6B valuation with new funding round" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow posts 6th straight gain as tech extends rally; Apple closes at record: Stocks gain after tame April inflation reading" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "Dow Jumps Nearly 200 Points, Posting Its Sixth Consecutive Day of Gains: The Dow gained 196 points on Thursday." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Technology leads more gains for US stocks" Associated Press 4:13 PM
  • "Dow jumps 197 points, turns positive for 2018" FOXBusiness 4:13 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Inflation Fears, Volatility Ebb: Dow Jones Industrial Average rises for sixth straight session, posting its longest winning streak since February" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Asian markets lifted by Wall Street, oil prices: Equity markets across Asia-Pacific extended their gains Thursday, buoyed by gains in the U.S. and the rise in oil prices." MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "Italian stocks lead Europe lower as populist parties seek to form government: European stocks broke a four-day winning run on Thursday, with Italian shares dragging the benchmark index lower as euroskeptic parties moved closer to form a coalition government." MarketWatch 12:00 PM



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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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