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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella On GitHub Acquisition Call (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft has snapped up GitHub and the internet has feelings: Ranging from joy to suspicion to bewilderment" The Inquirer 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft veteran Chris Jones leaves for customer data startup Amperity" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft veteran Chris Jones leaves to lead product for AI marketing startup Amperity" GeekWire 1:54 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17134.83 - here's what's new" Neowin 7:58 PM
  • "Intel aims to fix battery woes with low power LCD tech: It co-engineered a one-watt panel with Sharp and Innolux to cut power consumption by half." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "5G laptops are coming soon, and they'll have Intel inside" BGR 10:01 AM
  • "Intel's Got Some New Tricks to Try to Save Your Laptop's Precious Battery" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "Intel's special edition 8086K CPU can reach 5GHz: And it announced a slew of new models." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Intel's Core i7-8086K is their best CPU yet — and there are 8086 of them up for grabs" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 8:52 AM
  • "Intel and Sprint team up to sell 5G PCs in 2019: Expect 5G-equipped computers everywhere next year." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Intel And Sprint Announce Partnership For 5G PCs Launching In 2019" HotHardware 4:50 PM
  • "Intel teases mammoth single-socket 28-core processor for PCs" Neowin 8:33 AM
  • "Intel Demos 28-Core, 56-Thread 5GHz Monster Core-X CPU, Available In Q4 2018" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Intel crushes Computex with a 28-core chip, a 5GHz 8086K, two new architectures and more: A 28-core mystery chip. A 5GHz Anniversary 8086 chip. Two new architectures. And that's just the beginning." PCWorld 10:16 AM
  • "Next Up for Intel: Whiskey Lake, 28-Core CPU/Although its production process is still stalled at 14nm, Intel's new chips will offer better energy efficiency, the company announced at a Computex keynote." PC Magazine 8:42 AM
  • "Intel teases a massive 28-core, single-socket chip that will launch later this year" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Intel will launch a 28-core 5GHz CPU by the end of the year: Who needs 18 cores, right?" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Celebrates x86 40th Anniversary with 5GHz Core i7: 40 years after introducing the x86 architecture and 8086 microprocessor, Intel gives us an unlocked 5GHz limited edition chip." PC Magazine 8:42 AM
  • "Intel announces its Core i7-8086K chip, along with Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake CPUs" Neowin 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8086K is its first CPU to hit 5GHz in turbo: It's giving away 8,086 free" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "IBM offers SaaS solution for companies on the hunt for GDPR data" ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "HPE OneView ITAM Software: Product Overview and Insight" eWeek 1:54 PM
  • "Lenovo's new Yoga Book actually has dual screens: In place of a keyboard, the second version will have another display." Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm Will Try to Save Windows 10 on ARM" Thurrott 9:11 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor takes aim at Windows 10 PCs: But it's only a tweaked version of the Snapdragon 845 SoC" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm Teases Its First Chip Built Just for Laptops" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 850 for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs" Neowin 8:34 AM
  • "The Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomm's first chip built for Windows PCs: Faster 'Always Connected' PCs are coming." Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Sprint will give free data to Snapdragon PCs: Unlimited LTE will be available till the end of 2018." Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung is making a Snapdragon-powered PC: Smartphone-like laptops are right up its alley." Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Lenovo teases dual-screen Yoga Book 2 with 'faster Intel CPUs': Firm also shows off mid-range Lenovo Z5 smartmobe" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
  • "Google announces Cisco, Polycom, Skype for Business integrations in Hangouts Meet and more" Neowin 8:34 AM
General Interest
  • "Google Integrating G Suite With Third-Party Collaboration Apps" eWeek 9:27 PM
  • "Firefox has a new side-by-side tab feature for multitaskers: The Side View tool is being tested alongside a color picker." Engadget 7:29 PM
  • "Acorns receives 10,000 pre-orders for its newly launched payments card and debit account" TechCrunch 3:49 PM
  • "Lenovo's all-screen smartphone was all talk: The biggest feature—an 'all-screen' design—is conspicuously absent." Ars Technica 3:25 PM
  • "Finally there are ginger emojis" BBC 9:41 AM
  • "Gmail's new design: Love it or hate it, looks like you'll soon have to use it" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Google will roll out 'new Gmail' to all users starting next month: By October, it's all about the redesign" The Inquirer 8:36 AM
  • "Google Releases Standalone Lens App on Play Store" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "SAP launches HANA Data Management Suite" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Here's everything ASUS unveiled at Computex 2018: A dual-screen AI-powered laptop, a notebook with a touchscreen trackpad, a blood-pressure monitoring watch and oh, more laptops." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "ASUS VivoWatch BP keeps track of your location and blood pressure: Its battery can last for 28 days too, apparently." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Computex 2018: Asus launches Zenbook Pro with touchpad that works as a secondary display" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "ASUS' new ZenBook Pro features a 5.5-inch touchscreen instead of a touchpad" TechCrunch 9:42 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook Pro offers 5.5-inch touchscreen LCD trackpad" Neowin 8:34 AM
  • "ASUS adds a dash of color to its upgraded midrange VivoBooks: There's a nice Intel boost too." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Asus' Project Precog is a futuristic dual-screen laptop coming next year" Neowin 8:33 AM
  • "ASUS stuffed a screen into the ZenBook Pro 15"s touchpad: It's got a 5.5-inch FHD IPS screen beneath the touchpad." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "ASUS' new ZenBook S is thin, light and rugged: The company claims it is built to conform to military specifications against heat and cold." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "There's no such thing as an all-screen Lenovo phone — the Z5 is just another iPhone X clone" BGR 7:47 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 release date, specs and price: Silk White now available to buy/Limited edition flagship can be picked up now for £519" The Inquirer 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Ricoh brings collaboration and meeting efficiency solutions and services to InfoComm 2018: Future and current technologies ignite collaboration experiences tailored to unique business needs" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "Technology in the Blockchain Market is Expected to Grow" PRNewswire 8:54 AM
  • "SAP Announces New Suite of Solutions to Modernize CRM and a New Data Management Suite" PRNewswire 8:54 AM
  • "Dealer.com Named Bing Growth Hacker of the Year" PRNewswire 8:55 AM
  • "Tech Data to Showcase End-To-End IoT Solutions at Cisco Live" PRNewswire 8:55 AM
  • "Nimbix Launches HPC Hybrid Cloud Platform with JARVICE 3.0™: The New Platform Extends HPC, AI and Machine/Deep Learning Applications and Workflows into Private and Public Kubernetes Infrastructure" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Acquired GitHub For How Much?" Social Barrel 8:43 PM
  • "One Year Later, Did Microsoft Keep Its E3 2017 Promises?" Kotaku 2:33 PM
  • "Office 365 is Coming to the Mac App Store" Thurrott 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft is finally giving us a discount on the Xbox One X" BGR 7:47 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Comcast pays $155 million in back taxes after nine-year battle with Oregon: Oregon accepts $45 million less than it sought in settlement with Comcast." Ars Technica 11:21 AM
  • "Europe's top court has just blown a big hole in Facebook's fan-page terms" ZDNet 8:43 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How To Host A Minecraft Server On Linux" AddictiveTips 1:19 PM
  • "Google Home Vs Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Best For You?" HotHardware 12:34 PM
  • "A closer look at Sony's RX100 VI/Don't let its size fool you: This little camera is packing some heat." Engadget 11:05 AM
  • "Game developers fume as Apple deprecates OpenGL: One false move and the game gets it" The Inquirer 11:02 AM
  • "Pretend You Have More RAM With Aorus RGB Dummy Sticks: The kit comes with two 8GB modules and two dummy modules, so all of your slots can be lit up even if you're not using all of them for actual RAM." PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Nintendo's 'Mario Tennis Aces' combines charm with surprising depth: And that was just the demo." Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "The trackpad-touchscreen laptop is back, but I'm not sure why: Looks cool, but who actually needs it?" Engadget 10:00 AM
  • "How the new ZenBook Pro compares to the MacBook Pro: It's more than just a battle of ScreenPad versus TouchBar." Engadget 9:56 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "BlueVine raises $60 million to give small businesses access to working capital" VentureBeat 10:59 AM
  • "Scooter startup Lime is reportedly raising $250M led by Uber investor GV" TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "Hailo raises a $12.5M Series A round for its deep learning chips" TechCrunch 10:52 AM
  • "Scooter startup Bird has authorized sale of $200M in shares in latest funding round" TechCrunch 10:38 AM
  • "Indonesia's EV Hive raises $20M for its co-working business to rival WeWork" TechCrunch 9:42 AM
  • "Adyen aims for a $1B IPO, valuing the payments startup at up to $8.3B when it lists on June 13" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Marqeta raised $45M led by Iconiq for payment card processing technology, reportedly at a $545M valuation" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Mozilla announces $225,000 for projects examining AI's effects on society" Neowin 8:52 AM
  • "Sharp announces plans to buy Toshiba's PC business" Neowin 10:54 AM
  • "Toshiba sells PC business to Sharp for $36 million" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Sharp buys Toshiba's PC biz in bid to re-enter market: £27m deal will see firm return to market it abandoned in 2010" The Inquirer 11:02 AM
  • "Vocus-Vodafone joint venture to unbundle UFB services: Unbundling means retail ISPs and others will be able gain direct access to the UFB fibre, install their own network technology and manage their service to the customer" Computerworld New Zealand 8:27 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market struggles for footing in the green, but Nasdaq sets fresh intraday peak" MarketWatch 11:22 AM
  • "Tuesday Turnaround: Tech Rally, Carnival and Buffett" TheStreet 5:04 PM
  • "Almost half of the US housing market is overvalued: CoreLogic" FOXBusiness 5:04 PM
  • "US Stocks-Nasdaq ends at record close, S&P edges higher on data" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "Tech Stocks Lift Nasdaq to Another Record Close: Financial shares are a drag on the S&P 500, as government bond yields slide" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "Twitter to be added to S&P 500 index, shares jump on news" USA Today 8:44 AM
  • "Asian markets give up some of Monday's gains" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks climb as tech sector hits 17-year high" MarketWatch 8:45 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "How to Make Remote Workers Happier"
  • "Tips for a True Multi-Cloud Strategy"
  • "Getting Smart About Knowledge Management"
  • "How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "'Weaponized Ad Technology': Facebook's Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye"
  • "Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China"
  • "As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster"
  • "Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of 'Black-ish,' Reach a Deal"
  • "The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness"
  • "Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Deals: Best $500 Back-To-School Laptop, $100 Off iPad Mini 128GB"
  • "Google Employees Protest Censored Search Engine For China"
  • "MoviePass to Limit Your Film Options to Six Per Day"
  • "ARM Needs a Village to Raise Its Fanciful, Always-Connected Laptop"
  • "FCC Knew in January DDoS Attack Claim Was Possibly Bogus"
  • "Amid Blocks, Bans, and Criticism, Dorsey Mulls a Twitter Redesign"
  • "Report: Apple Could Launch a Car Between 2023 and 2025"
  • "Turtle Beach Announces Atlas Line of PC Gaming Headsets"
  • "Diablo III: Eternal Collection Confirmed for Nintendo Switch"
  • "Over The Next Five Years, 146 Billion Records Will be Breached"
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "As Nvidia expands in artificial intelligence, Intel defends turf"
  • "U.S. judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'"
  • "Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney"
  • "Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers"
  • "Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates"
  • "Tesla sues Ontario over canceled electric vehicle rebate"
  • "Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple: media"
  • "Applied Materials weak forecast fans concerns over chip boom end"
  • "First crack at Musk could give top Tesla funds an edge"
  • "Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network"
  • "Google Cloud rolls out prepackaged AI services aimed at business functions"
  • "Nvidia takes a hit on weak Q3 guidance"
  • "7 ways you can (maybe) get Microsoft Office 365 for free"
  • "Microsoft Office 365 users hit with log-in, activation issues"
  • "AI chip war: Intel has a plan to win it"
  • "Severe vulnerability exposes WordPress websites to attack"
  • "Twitter ends support for legacy APIs, causes developer angst"


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