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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 2, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft in talks to buy software developer platform GitHub, says report" IANS 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy Code-Repository GitHub" Gadgets 360 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans To Buy GitHub, Valued At $2 Billion: Report" Fossbytes 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft surpasses Google parent, now third in value" Washington Post 8:13 AM
  • "This e-waste evangelist got into a battle involving Microsoft — and is going to prison for it" CBC News 8:12 AM
  • "The Microsoft solution? Ignore the customer" Elliot 8:12 AM
  • "Dell could have altered its dual-screen Windows 10 phone plans by now" Windows Latest 8:12 AM
  • "Intel wants to change everyone's perspective about PCs" MSPoweruser 8:15 AM
  • "Here's IBM's Blueprint for Winning the AI Race" The Motley Fool 11:28 AM
  • "Google 'to end' Pentagon Artificial Intelligence project" BBC 7:39 AM
  • "Google won't renew its U.S. Defense Department contract in 2019" Mashable 8:01 PM
  • "Is Google getting out of the tablet business?" BetaNews 7:30 AM
  • "Hacking group targets industrial safety systems" Axios 8:02 PM
  • "How the robot revolution is changing our lives" Axios 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft has been talking about buying GitHub, a startup at the center of the software world last valued at $2 billion" Business Insider 6/1
  • "A Microsoft acquisition of GitHub, valued at $2 billion, said to be in the works" Neowin 6/1
  • "Windows 10 Finally Overtakes Windows 7 in the Enterprise" Softpedia 6/1
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Google join forces to create a universal standard for braille displays" Alphr 6/1
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17682" Softpedia 6/1
  • "Companies can skip a Windows 10 upgrade, but they have to hurry" Computerworld 6/1
  • "Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana/Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it." Computerworld 6/1
  • "Surface 3 gets its first firmware update in a year and a half" Neowin 6/1
  • "Lenovo is working on a successor to its unique Yoga Book convertible" The Verge 6/1
  • "HP Gives Up on ARM for Intel on New Envy x2 Windows 10 Laptop" Softpedia 6/1
  • "It's good to be the king: Dell gives HPE hell at top of server charts" The Register 6/1
  • "Dell Virtustream gains certified cloud provider status for Australia" IT PRO (UK) 6/1
  • "Asus launches Chromebox 3 desktops with 8th gen Intel CPUs" Hexus 6/1
  • "New Asus Chromebox 3 looks set to be a speedy micro PC for both work and play" TechRadar UK 6/1
  • "Intel wants PCs to be more than just 'personal computers'" Engadget 6/1
  • "Intel QLC based consumer SSD late this year, also Business SSDs up-to 20TB" Guru3D 6/1
  • "VMware, AMD, GE, and the U.S. Air Force Are Coming to Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2018" Fortune 6/1
  • "AMD stock gains after Stifel hikes price target" MarketWatch 6/1
  • "Acer Announces AMD Gaming Lineup For Computex 2018" AnandTech 6/1
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 2300X And Ryzen 5 2500X Processor Details Leaked" CDR Info 6/1
  • "AMD B450 Motherboards Will be Displayed at Computex" Guru3D 6/1
  • "Spark, Cisco team up for 5G Innovation Hub; Vocus-Vodafone tie-up on the cards?" Telegeography 6/1
General Interest
  • "Samsung reportedly planning an August reveal for the Galaxy Note 9" Mashable 1:21 PM
  • "Google, Apple, Amazon bet on virtual assistants: Voice could be the next big tech revolution; here's why" Financial Express 9:27 PM
  • "Google is reportedly working on a Snapdragon 710-based phone for next year" 9to5Google 9:41 AM
  • "Alexa Is Coming for Your Laptop: Siri and Cortana already live on our computers. Now Alexa is joining the fray. Is it really necessary?" Slate 9:13 AM
  • "Facebook's acquisition of Instagram was the greatest regulatory failure of the past decade, says Stratechery's Ben Thompson" Recode 9:12 AM
  • "Fitbit misled consumers with ACCC claiming another scalp" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Google reportedly won't renew controversial drone imaging program: Google will apply its AI expertise to drone footage until 2019, then it will stop." Ars Technica 6/1
  • "YouTube dominates social media use among teens as Facebook fades, survey finds" CBS/AP 6/1
  • "Google is taking a Home-branded putt-putt course on a US tour" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "Google's Files Go storage management app lands in China" Engadget 6/1
  • "Google's military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said" Engadget 6/1
  • "Google bug: Android users baffled by unexplained glitch" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Amazon joins list of blockchain-as-a-service providers" Computerworld 6/1
  • "Amazon makes Prime Pantry its latest monthly subscription option" Engadget 6/1
  • "Amazon's Alexa will know which skill you need, even if you don't" Engadget 6/1
  • "Facebook nixes Trending section to prep for 'future news experiences'" Engadget 6/1
  • "Facebook is killing off Trending as it tries to revamp newsfeeds" BetaNews 6/1
  • "Facebook's ad rules are forcing news outlets to register as political advertisers" The Verge 6/1
  • "Facebook kills its 'Trending' section" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "LG's AI-infused G7 ThinQ is now available in the US" Engadget 6/1
  • "Here's a leaked look at the Motorola One Power's iPhone X-like appearance" The Verge 6/1
  • "Court rules that Samsung doesn't need to update older phones" BetaNews 6/1
  • "Walmart launches exclusive personal shopping service that you text" The Verge 6/1
  • "Alibaba's new autonomous robot delivers packages at a modest pace" Engadget 6/1
  • "Spotify drops artist conduct policy following backlash" Engadget 6/1
  • "Spotify backs off 'hateful conduct' policy amid backlash" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "The best smart LED light bulbs" Engadget 6/1
  • "Can Nikon and Canon ever catch up with Sony's mirrorless cameras?" Engadget 6/1
  • "Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Ford GoBike and Citi Bike" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "Toshiba wraps up sale of memory chip business to Bain Capital consortium" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Twitch celebrates Pride month with new emotes and activities" VentureBeat 6/1
  • "Home-selling startup Opendoor adds an engineering office in Atlanta" VentureBeat 6/1
  • "The 2019 emoji candidates include that flamingo you've been looking for" The Verge 6/1
  • "Fortnite is headed to the Nintendo Switch, according to new leaks" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR" Engadget 6/1
  • "'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' takes the series to ancient Greece" Engadget 6/1
  • "Decade-old remote code execution vulnerability patched in Valve Steam client" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Ticketfly yanks website offline to recover from cyberattack" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Count your bees with this Raspberry Pi project" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "Bitcoin exchange abandons Poland even as the government invites it to a working group" TechCrunch 6/1
Press Releases
  • "Teacher gushes about Microsoft Teams" MSPoweruser 9:26 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out child-friendly features to its launcher and edge on Android - Gizbot News" Gizbot 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft is working on a Brain Computer interface, but for a good reason" MSPoweruser 6/1
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update Bug Hides Some Taskbar Icons" Softpedia 6/1
  • "Microsoft Officially Announces Windows Community Toolkit 3.0" Softpedia 6/1
  • "Latest Insider update for Office for Windows 10 Mobile devices brings a new feature" MSPoweruser 6/1
  • "Microsoft is repositioning Cortana as a productivity assistant rather than a personal one" Neowin 6/1
  • "Microsoft celebrates one year of Xbox Game Pass" Neowin 6/1
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 6/1
  • "Microsoft updates parental controls and allows for location tracking through Android Launcher" BetaNews 6/1
  • "Microsoft's Android launcher now lets you track your kid's location and app usage" The Verge 6/1
  • "Singapore, India to boost fintech collaboration" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "Sure Seems Like Trump's DOJ Has No Interest In Blocking the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger" Gizmodo 12:40 PM
  • "Automation reshapes national political debate" Axios 7:24 AM
  • "Fitbit misled consumers with ACCC claiming another scalp" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Google Is Said to Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/1
  • "Report: Google to End Involvement in Pentagon AI Project" PC Magazine 6/1
  • "Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China's ZTE - sources" Reuters 6/1
  • "Signs of sophisticated cell-phone spying found near White House, say U.S. officials" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 6/1
  • "UK parliament lining up restrictions for drone users" ZDNet 6/1
  • "A closer look at RED's audacious Hydrogen One phone" Engadget 8:02 PM
  • "CSS Is Now So Overpowered It Can Deanonymize Facebook Users" Slashdot 8:02 PM
  • "The Pixel 3 will be the culmination of a decade of missed opportunities" BGR 11:51 AM
  • "Self-driving cars will kill people and we need to accept that" The Next Web 11:51 AM
  • "YouTube Music Isn't Even Close to a Spotify Killer" Gizmodo 8:19 AM
  • "The average gaming PC – 5 years ago vs today" MyBroadband 8:17 AM
  • "Help, I'm being held prisoner in a security camera testing factory. So please read this...: Reg vulture gets its claws on Reolink's Argus 2" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Flaccid phone features foment 'flagship fatigue': The smartphone market isn't growing. Average phone prices are declining. And brash smartphone startups are going out of business. That's the good news." Computerworld 7:53 AM
  • "I got into a creepy fight with an AI assistant" The Next Web 7:38 AM
  • "B&O Play Beoplay Earset review: discomfort by design" The Verge 6/1
  • "The all-screen phone everyone's going crazy over... isn't an all-screen phone" BGR 6/1
  • "The Map Platform and the Map First UI" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6/1
  • "Best ultraportable laptops for business 2018" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Logitech G513 review: Attractive outside, new Romer-G switch inside" PCWorld 6/1
  • "Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners" TechHive 6/1
  • "LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns" PCWorld 6/1
  • "What an Always Connected PC is, and what to expect if you buy one" PCWorld 6/1
  • "Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC" PCWorld 6/1
  • "4 reasons my love affair with Amazon is fizzling" Digital Trends 6/1
  • "Here's how quickly Facebook rebuilt its profile on me" CNET 6/1
  • "Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Citi Bike" Engadget 6/1
  • "SV Angel says it won't be raising another fund from outside investors" TechCrunch 6/1
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends over 200 points higher after stronger-than-expected jobs report: U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs in May" MarketWatch 6/1
  • "Dow Jumps Over 200 Points Following Solid U.S. Jobs Report: Stocks rise Friday as Wall Street assesses a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report for May." TheStreet 6/1
  • "Stocks higher as unemployment falls to an 18-year low: The U.S. economy added 223,000 workers in May, surpassing the 188,000 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, an 18-year low and down from April's 3.9%. Wage inflation inched higher, to 0.3%." FOXBusiness 6/1
  • "Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns" Associated Press 6/1
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain After Strong Jobs Report: Dow industrials recoup most of their losses for the week; worries about eurozone stability ease" [Paid Membership Required] 6/1
  • "Asian markets end mixed, as MSCI's inclusion fails to make a splash in China: Nikkei up as automakers make gains" MarketWatch 6/1
  • "FTSE 100 follows Europe's lead higher as Italy forms a new government: U.K. stocks bounced up Friday as the broader European equity market found cheer from the formation of a new government in Italy, but London's blue-chips benchmark was headed for a lackluster weekly performance." MarketWatch 6/1

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InformationWeek (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Smart Devices Are a 'Prime Target' For Cybercriminals"
  • "Target's Game Pre-Order Discount Beats Amazon"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders Resign"
  • "The Ricoh GR III Is Coming"
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "In latest change, Uber launches 24/7 phone support in Britain"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
  • "Germany's Merkel says EU battery cell production 'extremely important'"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Google search revamp: Expect to see ton of new features on your phone"
  • "Salesforce launches Customer 360, aims to integrate all your data, applications"
  • "FinancialForce pumps Einstein Analytics into latest platform update"
  • "Indestructible EternalBlue: 300,000 computers still infected"
  • "Symantec accountancy audit uncovers customer transaction recorded as revenue"
  • "Man gets two years in prison for sabotaging US Army servers with 'logic bomb'"
  • "Vulnerable open source component adoption skyrockets in the enterprise"
  • "Watch: Wall-crawling robot artist turns building into art"

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