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TechNN Archive: Friday, June 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will 'lose developers for a generation' if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO" The Register 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's GitHub acquisition celebrated by the Linux Foundation" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft takes over open source community GitHub" Deccan Herald 9:29 AM
  • "GitHub's new CEO promises to save Atom post-Microsoft acquisition" The Next Web 9:25 AM
  • "How Microsoft Could Build The 'Netflix Of Gaming'" Benzinga 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Revolutionizes the Data Center...By Keeping Them Underwater" [Video Report] Bloomberg 5:39 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Corporation Put a Massive Data Center Under the Ocean" InvestorPlace 5:39 PM
  • "IBM and the DoE launch the world's fastest supercomputer" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "IBM Targets Corporate Banking With The Cloud" PYMNTS 9:10 AM
  • "Intellect and IBM partner to deliver digital transformation for banks with IBM Cloud" The Paypers 9:09 AM
  • "HP Launches ProBook x360 440 G1 Laptop" Guru3D 9:08 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: Close to perfection" TrustedReviews 9:07 AM
  • "Birth of a standard: The Intel 8086 microprocessor turns 40 today" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Intel buzz is all about display on power diet, battery life boost" Techxplore 9:05 AM
  • "Intel's limited edition Core i7-8086K CPU overclocked to 7.24Ghz" The Inquirer 9:05 AM
  • "Intel's Core i7-8086K proves its overclocking potential as it hits 7.24GHz" TechRadar UK 9:04 AM
  • "Intel's 28-Core 5GHz Monstrosity Isn't Exactly Standard Consumer Part" FARS 9:03 AM
  • "Intel's 28-core 5GHZ processor could cost $10,000" TechRadar UK 9:03 AM
  • "Intel Confirms Some Details about 28-Core 5 GHz Demonstration" AnandTech 9:02 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8086K Delidded and Overclocked To 7.24 GHz Across All Cores on LN2 Cooling" WCCFTech 9:02 AM
  • "Next Generation of Intel Kaby Lake-G Processors Will Feature AMD Navi GPU?" SegmentNext 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Wraith Ripper Cooler For AMD Threadripper Gen 2 Shown Off By Cooler Master" SegmentNext 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Plans To Roll Out New Radeon GPUs Annually To Make PC Fussiness More Fun" SegmentNext 8:54 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano (Powercolor) Close-up Shots From Computex 2018" WCCFTech 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco Patches Severe Vulnerabilities in Prime Collaboration Provisioning" SecurityWeek 8:43 AM
  • "Cisco Removes Backdoor Account, Fourth in the Last Four Months" Bleeping Computer 8:39 AM
  • "BT Offers Cisco SD-WAN as Managed Service with Orchestration Capabilities" The Fast Mode 8:36 AM
  • "US Poised to Take Back Top Supercomputer Ranking From China" PC Magazine 5:05 PM
  • "How the cloud will kill your business" InfoWorld 8:19 AM
General Interest
  • "Frontier Communications' password bug lets anyone into your account" Engadget 8:41 PM
  • "Password reset flaw at internet giant Frontier allowed account takeovers" ZDNet 5:05 PM
  • "Gmail for Android now lets you customize swipe actions" The Verge 2:46 PM
  • "Google says it will continue to work with the military on AI, but won't get involved in weapons or spying" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Chromebook vs Laptop in 2018: Can it replace your Windows Computer? | Android Central" Android Central 9:28 AM
  • "Chrome OS is fixing its app problem with Progressive Web Apps" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Facebook will send fewer 'you are now connected' Messenger reminders" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Why Facebook's secret data-sharing deal with Huawei has the US concerned" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Facebook bug makes millions of users' private posts public" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Airbnb creates $10M fund to cover cancelled reservations in Japan after regulatory shift" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "GamesBeat Decides 84: Valve no speak good" VentureBeat 8:03 AM
  • "Mozilla's building an open source dataset for speech recognition" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "How to follow every keynote at E3 2018" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Workday acquires Rallyteam to fuel machine learning efforts" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content" Reuters 5:05 PM
  • "Hans Vestberg to take over as Verizon's CEO in August" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Waymo wants to bring self-driving taxis to Europe" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "Uber and Lyft confirm that they want to expand to offer electric scooters" The Verge 12:23 PM
  • "Uber is set to join the San Francisco scooter craze" Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "Autonomous shuttle buses become the new Las Vegas wedding venue" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "GM is supplying next-gen batteries for Honda EVs" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17th" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Oath is killing off Yahoo Messenger on July 17" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Here are all the phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "Doctor Smart uses blockchain technology to provide instant global health care" VentureBeat 12:32 PM
  • "E3 chief says not all of gaming's big secrets are spoiled yet" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "EA Play aims to draw 40,000 players as it kicks off E3" VentureBeat 12:32 PM
  • "Onrush is basically Overwatch on wheels" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot expands into gaming with China's Tencent" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "'Stranger Things' novel will tell the story of Eleven's mother" Engadget 12:42 PM
  • "Makers of 'Life Is Strange' announce psychological thriller 'Twin Mirror'" Engadget 12:42 PM
  • "Stranger Things is getting a prequel tie-in novel" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "Fortnite players are pretending to protect the president, and it's amazing" The Verge 12:24 PM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Sony and Microsoft are both having massive video game sales for the biggest gaming event of the year" Business Insider 2:46 PM
  • "PCs are actually exciting again" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Xbox One E3 games SHOCK: Microsoft makes MAJOR release date delay" Express UK 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft to tackle $329 iPad with series of low-cost Surface tablets" MSPoweruser 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft files patent for a solar-powered Surface Pen" OnMSFT 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft adds a surprising new Video Editor app to Windows 10 PCs" OnMSFT 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft believes built-in LTE will become a standard part of a notebook PC" MSPoweruser 1:51 PM
  • "Microsoft releases new firmware update for the Surface Pro with LTE to improve network reliability" MSPoweruser 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils new deployment options for Windows Autopilot" Neowin 9:23 AM
  • "Xbox One 'Skip Ahead' ring tests features months before release" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "R Tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard" InfoWorld 8:18 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "White House says it will release government data to fuel AI research" Mashable 5:16 PM
  • "In a blow to e-voting critics, Brazil suspends use of all paper ballots" Ars Technica 5:10 PM
  • "China's ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:06 PM
  • "The FCC explicitly bans unauthorized phone bill charges" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "FCC accused of lying about 2014 and 2017 DDoS attacks" Engadget 8:24 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Acer Chromebook Spin 11 review: The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is dirt cheap, but you get what you pay for" Digital Trends 8:58 PM
  • "Razer's Nommo Chroma speakers have lush sound but struggle with bass" VentureBeat 8:33 PM
  • "Alienware 17 R5 review: The unbelievably powerful Alienware 17 R5 will leave your desktop in the dust" Digital Trends 6:03 PM
  • "The Best Refurbished Laptop Deals" PC Magazine 5:05 PM
  • "Cryptomining still tops the malware charts for May" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Global Fishing Watch tracks ocean poachers with the help of AI" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "The Best Indoor Home Security Camera You Can Buy" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Ticketfly says hack exposed private data of 27 million accounts" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Maritime navigation hack has potential to wreak havoc in English channel" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "NTSB's Tesla fatal crash report: Autopilot sped up, no braking in final seconds" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "The powerful PC hardware of Computex 2018" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "What to expect at E3 2018: Live stream details and game predictions for all major events" PCWorld 7:52 AM
  • "ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker review: This compact soundbar accentuates voices" TechHive 7:57 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "JetClosing Raises $20M Series A to Continue Growth of Real Estate Closing Technology" VentureBeat 12:32 PM
  • "Alibaba's Ant Financial fintech affiliate raises $14 billion to continue its global expansion" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Agora closes $50 million round to grow its voice and video SDKs globally" VentureBeat 8:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow posts best week since March as traders shake off G-7 trade jitters: Dow on track for highest close since March and third advance in a row" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Trade Tensions Mount Heading Into G-7 Summit: Stocks rise as markets brace for what promises to be a fiery meeting of G-7 leaders in Quebec City." TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "US stocks stay mixed as G-7 summit begins; Tech Stocks slip" Associated Press 5:00 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Higher to Post Weekly Gains: Analysts attribute the choppy trading to rising trade friction ahead of a G-7 summit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks fall as tensions ramp up before G-7 summit: Tencent, Samsung close lower" MarketWatch 8:27 AM
  • "European stocks close lower, with G-7 tensions 'unnerving investors': European stocks closed lower on Friday, under pressure with trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries on full display as leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies gathered in Canada." MarketWatch 11:47 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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