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TechNN Archive: Monday, June 4, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's GitHub Deal Is Its Latest Shift From Windows" Wired 3:24 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms it's acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion" The Verge 12:23 PM
  • "Microsoft promises to keep GitHub independent and open" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "6 Things Microsoft Plans to Do With GitHub" PC Magazine 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft may have just quietly made a massive acquistion" BGR 9:31 AM
  • "What GitHub and Microsoft have to gain from the acquisition" The Next Web 9:32 AM
  • "Is Microsoft acquiring GitHub in its shift to open source?" IT PRO (UK) 9:32 AM
  • "Windows 10 Now Powering 700 Million Devices" Softpedia 9:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure will soon offer machines with up to 12 TB of memory" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Devs are flooding to GitLab amidst Github Microsoft acquisition rumors" The Next Web 9:30 AM
  • "Why Linkedin + GitHub profiles could be the hidden gem in $7.5B Microsoft acquisition" TechRepublic 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5B in stock" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft officially announces agreement to acquire GitHub in $7.5 billion deal" BetaNews 9:10 AM
  • "It's official: Microsoft gobbles up GitHub for $7.5bn" The Inquirer 9:10 AM
  • "Windows 10 Now Powering 700 Million Devices" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Fox Sports' World Cup highlight machine is powered by IBM's Watson" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "Westpac turns to IBM for hybrid cloud" ZDNet 9:12 PM
  • "Oracle's and IBM's IaaS cloud strategy: Talk big, invest little" InfoWorld 8:25 AM
  • "HPE rolls out updates to OneView, OneSphere" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "HP Enterprise launches blockchain-based Stratus Marketplace" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Dell Technologies' stock rallies after revenue rises more than expected" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Dell topples HPE from top of server charts" ITProPortal 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Anniversary Edition 5GHz six-core CPU may be just days away" Digital Trends 8:51 AM
  • "An unreleased MacBook Pro with Intel's Coffee Lake chip and 32GB RAM leaks on Geekbench" iDownload Blog 8:50 AM
  • "Asus' eSports gaming laptops slim down with Intel Coffee Lake CPUs" TechRadar UK 8:43 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 47: Intel Goes Super Premium Optane" AnandTech 8:47 AM
  • "ASRock X299E-ITX/ac review: Skylake-X on mini-ITX?!" Hardware.Info 8:43 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600H And Ryzen 7 2800H APUs Leaked, AMD To Compete With Intel Coffee Lake-H?" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 Based On 7 nm With 32 GB Of HBM2 Memory To Be Unveiled At Computex 2018" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Likely To Announce Vega 20 with 32 GB HBM2 Radeon Instinct at Computex" Guru3D 8:38 AM
  • "EOD Risers: Cisco Systems, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, General Electric Company" Director Stalk Interview 8:35 AM
  • "We Could Make 52% From Cisco In 7 Months Or Less" Nasdaq 8:35 AM
General Interest
  • "The robots taking on your housework" [Video] BBC 6:25 PM
  • "Google's Hangouts Meet will soon work with Skype and other third-party videoconferencing systems" VentureBeat 12:34 PM
  • "Google Photos is the next big Google service to get a Progressive Web App" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Google's Hangouts Meet will soon be compatible with hardware from Polycom and Cisco" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Google Photos' web version now behaves like a native app" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Geoff Keighley and YouTube plan 16 hours of live coverage at E3 2018" VentureBeat 12:34 PM
  • "This designer took photos of the Moon by attaching a telephoto lens to his Game Boy Camera" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "Rookout releases serverless debugging tool for AWS Lambda" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "Amazon latest to face UK complaint over 'bogus self-employment'" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:13 PM
  • "Facebook Reportedly Shared Data With Apple, Microsoft, Samsung" UberGizmo 9:30 AM
  • "Report: Facebook gave Apple, Samsung broad access to user data" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "New York Times alleges Facebook shared user data with companies via device-integrated APIs" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "Facebook accused of giving over 60 device makers inappropriate access to user data" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook says it 'disagrees' with the New York Times' criticisms of its device-integrated APIs" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "TCL'S Checked 12:25 PM; no changes since" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "Fox Sports' World Cup Highlight Machine is powered by IBM's Watson" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "'FIFA 18' let me live out my World Cup fantasies" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "REVIEW/Samsung HW-N450 soundbar review: A solid entry-level offering that's ideal for Samsung TV owners" TechHive 8:16 AM
  • "Asus integrates OLED displays into ROG power supplies and liquid-coolers" PCWorld 12:32 PM
  • "Asus' new gaming mouse pad has LED lights and a Qi charger for your phone" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Asus unveils USB-C gaming headset with a quad-DAC built in" The Verge 12:29 PM
  • "ASUS ROG's ridiculously high-spec gaming phone was made for 'PUBG'" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "ASUS Republic of Gamers reveals the ROG Phone, a gaming smartphone with a 3D vapor-chamber cooling system" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "The Asus ROG Phone brings binned CPUs and ultrasonic shoulder buttons to mobile gaming" PCWorld 8:15 AM
  • "The Asus Rog Phone Has A 90Hz Screen, Vapor Cooling, And A Plethora Of Gaming Accessories" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "ASUS slims the bezels on its ROG Strix II gaming laptops" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Choose your weapon: Asus unveils ROG Strix gaming laptops tuned for shooters or MOBAs" PCWorld 8:15 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO: No next-gen GeForce GPUs for a 'long time,' but G-Sync BFGDs are coming soon" PCWorld 8:15 AM
  • "The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "NVIDIA wants to power intelligent robots with Jetson Xavier" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Meet Jetson Xavier: Nvidia says this AI chip will be brains of new wave of smart robots" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Nvidia launches Isaac robot platform with Jetson Xavier robot processor" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Nvidia launches AI computer to give autonomous robots better brains" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Nvidia prices Jeston Xavier AI platform developer kit at $1,299" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Walmart sells 80% of its Brazilian operation to Advent Intl, will record $4.5B loss as a result" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "VR Is changing user experience design" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Fitbit shipped 1 million Versa smartwatches in six weeks" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "GM settles with motorcyclist over accident with self-driving Bolt" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "Nearly a quarter of Tesla's Model 3 reservation deposits in the U.S. have supposedly been refunded" Recode 12:29 PM
  • "Car makers used software to raise spare parts prices" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "How Yelp (mostly) shut down its own data centers and moved to AWS: Comment" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer now hosts all post-revival 'Doctor Who' episodes" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "TransferWise partners with France's second largest bank BPCE Groupe" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "N26 now has 1 million customer" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Music startup Roli adds Sony as investor, eyes up expanded range of hardware and software" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Gartner Positions Infosys as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Services" PRNewswire 8:38 AM
  • "BlackRidge to Present Cybersecurity Integration to Extend Security Policies to Cloud Environments at Cisco Live 2018" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
Microsoft
  • "Would this foldable Surface Phone running Windows 10 make you switch from Android or iPhone?" BetaNews 12:36 PM
  • "Computex 2018: the biggest news from the biggest PC show" The Verge 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft discounts the Xbox One X for its E3 week sale" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "The Xbox One X is getting discounted for the first time" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "How to fix taskbar search problems in Windows 10" Windows Central 9:32 AM
  • "Tiny Windows 10 PC: GPD Pocket 2 gives you faster Intel Core m chip, new keyboard" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Word: How to open or import other file formats" PCWorld 8:16 AM
  • "The Xbox One will reportedly soon support Alexa and Google Assistant" The Verge 8:13 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Chinese regulators launch probe into Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Micron" Reuters 9:12 PM
  • "Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Facebook and Google over political ad records" Seattle Times 6:26 PM
  • "There's a vintage NSA security poster for everyone" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "California's net neutrality bill could set a national standard" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "German intel wins case to keep monitoring world's largest internet hub" ZDNet 8:21 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "New tool streamlines workflow automation across platforms" BetaNews 12:36 PM
  • "Employees in technology-enabled workplaces have better job satisfaction" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Vaio is back and its laptops are heading to Asia" CNET 8:43 AM
  • "Version 4.17 of the Linux kernel is here... and version 5.0 isn't far away" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) review: A top-quality convertible laptop for business" ZDNet 8:21 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Lendix raises $37 million for its lending marketplace" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "White Star Capital closes $180 million fund for early-stage transatlantic startups" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "India's Locus raises $4M to expand its logistics management service worldwide" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "ING backs FinCompare, the German comparison platform for SME financin" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "PlayVS, bringing esports infrastructure to high schools, picks up $15 million" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq ends at record as tech leads stock-market rally: Russell 2000 notches all-time high" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Dow Gains 178 Points; Nasdaq Jumps to New Record: Stocks rise on Monday as stronger-than-expected jobs data from the U.S. overshadows trade fears." TheStreet 5:50 PM
  • "US stocks higher amid economic optimism" FOXBusiness 5:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Unfazed by Trade Worries: Tech heavyweights help buoy markets; Nasdaq closes at new record" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:31 PM
  • "Asian markets gain, with Toyota and Sony boosting Nikkei: Korea, Australia, Singapore start week with gains" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks rise as M&A cheer replaces political fears: European stocks popped higher Monday, as the choppy political waters in Spain and Italy calmed and as traders took heart from news of potential corporate mergers and acquisitions." MarketWatch 7:44 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"


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