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TechNN Archive: Friday, June 15, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail outlets" Times of Malta 9:09 AM
  • "Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber are paying big money to kill a California privacy initiative" The Verge 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17692" Softpedia 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft and Sony's Rumored Game Console Plans Bode Well for AMD: Recent reports indicate new Xbox and PlayStation consoles will arrive in 2020. Analyst estimates for AMD don't seem to account for their impact." TheStreet 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip" Pocket-lint 7:13 PM
  • "E3 2018: Microsoft Has No Plans To Bring Virtual Reality Or Mixed Reality To Xbox/Share. It will continue focusing on PC for VR and MR, not Xbox." IGN 7:14 PM
  • "IBM's Privacy Chief Explores Trust and GDPR" WSJ Blogs 8:58 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet vs. Microsoft Surface Pro: 2-in-1 showdown" Windows Central 9:12 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad P52, now with up to 128GB of RAM" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "HP Elite Slice review: Meet the sandwich-sized desktop replacement" IT PRO (UK) 8:56 AM
  • "Alienware and Dell Gaming Introduce new Gaming Hardware (Desktop and Peripherals)" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "Intel updates Kaby Lake G Radeon RX Vega M driver" Hexus 8:50 AM
  • "Intel might launch an octa-core Coffee Lake processor in September" The Inquirer 8:49 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake G Core i7-8705G review: Why Nvidia should be scared" PCWorld 7:57 AM
  • "First Look at Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake CPU Die" WCCFTech 8:48 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9 for laptops is great, but it's not a true Core i9" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Starts Producing XMM 7560 Modem Chips For Apple's iPhones" Tom's Hardware 8:48 AM
  • "Intel CPUs Affected By Yet Another Speculative Execution Flaw" Tom's Hardware 8:47 AM
  • "We Found a Prototype 4 TB Intel QLC SSD" AnandTech 8:45 AM
  • "Xen Project patches Intel's Lazy FPU flaw" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Keep buying AMD shares because its profitability will soar on new chips: Cowen" CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "Report: AMD's next graphics architecture built for PlayStation 5" Eurogamer 8:40 AM
  • "AMD Radeon PRO V340 With 32 GB HBM2 Is The World's First-Ever 7 nm Multi-User GPU" SegmentNext 8:40 AM
  • "AMD Sneakily Launches The Radeon Pro V340 – Dual Vega 10 GPU With 32GB HBM2" WCCFTech 8:40 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro V340 with two Vega 10 GPUs surfaces online" Guru3D 8:40 AM
  • "Driver update: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1" Tweakers 8:39 AM
  • "CIOs planning to snub Oracle for other cloudy vendors – analyst" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Invest Banca implements Oracle's core banking platform" Verdict 8:35 AM
  • "Atlatl Software's Visual And AR Product Collaborating With Oracle CPQ Cloud" VR Focus 8:33 AM
  • "Cisco aims to spend $200 million in start-up investments in 2018" Live Mint 8:30 AM
  • "3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid" InfoWorld 8:18 AM
  • "AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
General Interest
  • "Google's VR180 Creator simplifies VR video editing: It lets you convert VR180 footage so you can edit it in Adobe Premiere." Engadget 9:50 PM
  • "Verizon beats 'unlimited' into meaninglessness with third unlimited plan that still has limits" Android Police 1:00 PM
  • "Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format" 9to5Google 4:20 PM
  • "Google is still very white and very male" Engadget 12:52 PM
  • "Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "Your Google Pixelbook Could Soon Run Windows 10" Tech Times 9:11 AM
  • "Google's latest diversity report shows little has changed at the company" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "Google's new ad settings will let you switch off adverts that know too much" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "This new Android malware delivers banking trojan, keylogger and ransomware" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook's latest Messenger update for iOS is making the app crash constantly" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "Adobe could be the next $10 billion software company" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "MIT researchers develop a smart power outlet that can prevent your house from burning down" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "Samsung launches premium Chromebook Plus V2" Hexus 8:46 AM
  • "Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2 adds camera and swaps ARM for Intel" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Uber's unrelenting desire to be everything" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "You can get a lifetime of online privacy from VPN Unlimited" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Jaguar Land Rover's new subscription service is UK-only for now" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "The OnePlus 6 is more than just a rebranded Oppo" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "Venmo is discontinuing web support for payments and more" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Quantum entanglement on demand could lead to a super-secure internet" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Why USB-C headphones aren't, and likely never will be, mainstream" The Verge 12:41 PM
  • "Fitbit employees charged with possessing stolen Jawbone trade secrets" ZDNet 12:49 PM
  • "Feds charged six current and former Fitbit employees for stealing trade secrets from Jawbone" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "You can now watch the World Cup in 4K HDR and it's gorgeous" The Verge 12:44 PM
  • "NBC Sports brings World Cup streams to PlayStation 4" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "World Cup: access the hidden mini games in Facebook Messenger" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Instagram won't tell you when someone screenshots your Stories" Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' on PC is all about the customization" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Anthem plays even smoother than Destiny, but BioWare's story will make or break it" PCWorld 7:57 AM
  • "The best PC games of E3 2018" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Hands-on: 8BitDo refines its modern take on Nintendo-style retro controllers" PCWorld 7:57 AM
  • "Former CEO and co-founder sues Telltale Games" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Brazilian PC market continues to grow" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Channel Master Stream+ review: The ups and downs of an Android TV DVR" TechHive 8:01 AM
  • "The best Netflix TV shows: There are many, but these are the most binge-worthy" TechHive 8:01 AM
  • "AI is helping recruiters find the best talent, faster (VB Live)" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Tainted, crypto-mining containers pulled from Docker Hub" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "You can get a lifetime of online privacy from VPN Unlimited" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Union wins right to challenge Deliveroo on human rights grounds" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Acquires Oniqua, Strengthens Leading IoT Capabilities to Help Businesses Proactively Maintain Vital Assets" IBM 1:06 PM
  • "Italian Core Banking Market Takes Major Leap Forward with Cabel and Oracle" PRNewswire 8:33 AM
Microsoft
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 12:50 PM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens 2 will reportedly use Qualcomm XR1 and cost less" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is for everybody—literally" The Tech Report 9:12 AM
  • "Windows 10: How Microsoft used AI to speed up its April 2018 Update roll out" ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Working On Shop Automation Tech To Rival Amazon Go" Silicon UK 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms New Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4284835 Issue" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Revolutionizes the Data Center...By Keeping Them Underwater" The Epoch Times 9:10 AM
  • "How Xbox One finally won E3 – an interview with Microsoft Studios boss Matt Booty" Metro UK 9:10 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Indicted on Wire Fraud" Gizmodo 4:51 PM
  • "'Senior Adviser' to Silk Road Mastermind Extradited to US" PC Magazine 4:14 PM
  • "Six current and former Fitbit employees indicted for criminal theft of trade secrets" Android Police 12:56 PM
  • "Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years" ZDNet 12:49 PM
  • "AI startup Clarifai hacked by Russian source while part of Pentagon's Project Maven" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "A complete 5G standard is finally here: Now companies will have to get their hardware and infrastructure up to speed." Engadget 12:52 PM
  • "The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "R Tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Mary Meeker's annual valentine to Silicon Valley reminds us tech utopianism is alive and well" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Cheq raises $5M for a proactive, AI-driven approach to safe ad placement" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "YC alum Modern Health, a startup focused on emotional wellbeing, gets $2.26M seed funding" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market under pressure as U.S.-China trade spat intensifies: Energy stocks fall, OPEC expected to boost output" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Dow Falls as U.S. Imposes Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods: Stocks tumble on Friday after the U.S. imposes tariffs on about $50 billion in imports from China." TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks pressured by potential trade war" FOXBusiness 4:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Trade Tensions Heat Up: Investors fear the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods could spiral into a trade war" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed in wake of Trump's approval of tariffs on China: Asian stocks traded mixed Friday following wide declines the previous day as U.S.-China trade swipes continued to dominate trading." MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "Euro sees worst day against buck in 2 years after ECB decision: but emphasized a more-cautious-than-predicted approach to rolling back its easy-money policies." MarketWatch 11:56 AM



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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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