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TechNN Archive: Monday, June 18, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here: Microsoft has become the latest company dragged into the tech industry's ethical reckoning over the use of its products by government agencies." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 PM
  • "Microsoft's ambitious plan to build the future of gaming includes a Netflix-style gaming service, blockbuster games streamed to phones from the cloud, and — yes — new consoles" Business Insider 4:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Slammed For ICE Contract, Amid Child Separations" PC Magazine 9:26 PM
  • "Microsoft employees criticize ICE contract amid recent reports" Engadget 6:44 PM
  • "Microsoft says it's 'dismayed' by child separations after criticism over ICE contract" The Verge 4:47 PM
  • "Cyber attacks caused $72b losses for Korea firms in 2017: Microsoft" The Korea Herald 9:44 AM
  • "Windows warning: US exposes North Korea government's Typeframe malware" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft adds resiliency, redundancy, security to Windows Server 2019" Network World 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft: Why cloud security should be your company's key focus" ITProPortal 9:47 AM
  • "Making sense of Microsoft's cloud developer platform" ComputerWeekly 9:47 AM
  • "IBM Unveils System That 'Debates' With Humans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:25 PM
  • "IBM boosts asset optimisation capabilities with Oniqua buy" Mining Magazine 9:35 AM
  • "IBM Adds Asset Optimization Capabilities With Oniqua Buyout" Nasdaq 9:35 AM
  • "IBM, Nvidia help U.S. supercomputer leapfrog China" The Japan News 9:34 AM
  • "IBM Refines AI Efficiency in Visual Analysis" EE Times 9:34 AM
  • "HP launches 3D printing center in China" ZDNet 12:17 PM
  • "Exclusive: Dell EMC hunting for new UK channel boss as Sarah Shields takes European role" CRN UK 9:30 AM
  • "Dell and HP spotted advertising Optane memory as RAM" Hexus 9:29 AM
  • "Intel has paths around Trump's China tariffs, analysts say" Reuters 9:27 PM
  • "Intel to sell discrete GPUs in 2020" Tech Advisor 9:29 AM
  • "Intel Lists Down Coffee Lake-S Based 8 Core Xeon-E CPUs – Rumored To Launch Before Consumer 8 Core Parts, ES In The Wild" WCCFTech 9:29 AM
  • "E3 2018 Cyberpunk 2077 Demo Ran on GeForce GTX 1080Ti, Intel i7-8700K & 32GB RAM" WCCFTech 9:29 AM
  • "Production of iPhone X2's modem chips is reportedly underway" TrustedReviews 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone X2: Intel 'starts production' of 1Gbps modem chips for Apple's 2018 iPhones" The Inquirer 9:28 AM
  • "Features: Things Intel Needs to Fix" TechSpot 9:28 AM
  • "Intel Core i7 8086K review: the best gaming-CPU, but not the best choice" Hardware.Info 9:28 AM
  • "AMD To Intel: Thanks For The Last 40 Years, We'll Take It From Here" Forbes 4:53 PM
  • "Ryzen owners, get your chipset drivers directly from AMD" Windows Central 9:24 AM
  • "AMD will only release Ryzen APU graphics drivers every three months" Digital Trends 9:24 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge APUs To Get Only 4 Graphics Driver Updates Per Year – Bristol Ridge Support Being Dropped From 1st Gen AM4 Motherboards" WCCFTech 9:24 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700 & Ryzen 5 2600 Review | Trusted Reviews" TrustedReviews 9:23 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge APU Graphics Drivers Will Be Rolled Out Quarterly Despite AMD's Promise To Unify It With Discrete GPU Driver Updates" SegmentNext 9:23 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge APU graphics updates to be delivered quarterly" Hexus 9:23 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 2300X And Ryzen 5 2500X With 3.99 GHz Clock Speed And 8 MB L3 Cache Spotted" SegmentNext 9:23 AM
  • "AMD Will Release a Raven Ridge APU Graphics driver once each Three Months" Guru3D 9:23 AM
  • "Subscription and Billing Management Security Market 2018: Global Analysis by Key Players – Sap Se, Oracle, Netsuite, Zuora, Avangate" Industry Today 9:20 AM
  • "Acumatica lands $25M, plans bigger challenge to SAP, Oracle, other cloud business software rivals" GeekWire 9:20 AM
  • "Oracle: Buy While Expectations Are Low" Seeking Alpha 9:20 AM
  • "Cisco makes SD-WAN integration a top priority" Network World 9:19 AM
  • "Cisco and NetApp simplify the delivery of cloud infrastructure and industry-specific apps with new solutions" Vanilla Plus 9:18 AM
General Interest
  • "Google says its AI is better at predicting death than hospitals" The Next Web 6:44 PM
  • "A.I. can now learn how to solve a Rubik's Cube, researchers claim" Digital Trends 4:57 PM
  • "Five new features to try in Messages" Google 2:19 PM
  • "Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast" Krebs on Security 1:12 PM
  • "Google adds more handy tools to its data-monitoring app" Engadget 12:28 PM
  • "Targeted advertising: Google gives users the option to switch ads off" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Uber booking has been removed from Google Maps for Android" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Google's Datally app adds more ways to limit mobile data usage" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Google invests $550 million in China's second biggest online retailer" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "Google enters 'strategic partnership' with China's" BetaNews 9:04 AM
  • "Google to invest $550 million in Chinese ecommerce giant" VentureBeat 9:00 AM
  • "Google opens Finnish Cloud Platform region, its first in the Nordics" VentureBeat 9:00 AM
  • "YouTube Music and YouTube Premium expand to Canada and 11 European markets" VentureBeat 12:14 PM
  • "YouTube rolls its music subscription services into 12 more markets" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "Android emulator Andy OS seems to be secretly installing a Bitcoin miner" BetaNews 9:03 AM
  • "There's no excuse: All Android phones (even Samsung's) should run stock Android" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Video is offering dubious conspiracy videos" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "Facebook blocks gun accessory ads to the under 18s" Engadget 9:13 AM
  • "This Nvidia neural network can apply slow motion to any video" VentureBeat 8:59 AM
  • "The Model X vs the I-Pace: A luxury electric SUV face-off" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "Blockchain startups woo Enterprises with a private chain audit trail" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Fans targeted by phishing campaign as World Cup gets underway" BetaNews 12:21 PM
  • "Garmin Fenix 5 Plus announced with offline music, Garmin Pay, maps, and more" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Sonos attacks the soundbar market as competitors grow louder" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Epic Games will get rid of accidental swastika in Fortnite" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "What happens when a pro 'League of Legends' game crashes?" Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "After two years, 'Pokémon Go' is finally letting you trade monsters" Engadget 12:28 PM
  • "Pokémon Go trading and friends lists are coming soon" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Pokémon GO is finally going to let players trade Pokémon" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Garmin's Fenix 5 Plus watches help you survive mountain climbing" Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "Ctrl-labs' armband lets you control computer cursors with your mind" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "WearableX's 'smart' new Yoga pant is aimed at the guys" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "This simple robot offers more cowbell" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hortonworks Extends Collaboration with Microsoft to Drive Big Data Workloads to Azure" PRNewswire 9:50 AM
  • "Global Cloud Encryption Software Market 2018-2022 - Key Vendors are Gemalto, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development, IBM, Microsoft, Symantec & Thales e-Security" PRNewswire 9:35 AM
  • "Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform and HP Introduce Production-Grade 3D Printing Center in China" Globe Newswire 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Removed, And Then Replaced, A Reference To Working With ICE On Its Website" BuzzFeed 1:15 PM
  • "Here's what GitHub developers really think about Microsoft's acquisition" The Verge 12:11 PM
  • "Sea Of Thieves Sold More Than Microsoft Expected, Even Though It Was On Xbox Game Pass" IGN 9:51 AM
  • "20 Productivity Add-Ins for Microsoft Office You Should Install" MakeUseOf 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft wants customers to have helpful AI friends on Social Media" MSPoweruser 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft buys a classroom video startup with 20 million users as it pushes against Google: Read more at" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "How to turn on Windows Defender" IT PRO (UK) 9:49 AM
  • "How to Edit Folders in Windows 10 Libraries" Softpedia 9:49 AM
  • "How to Enable Case-Sensitive File Names on Windows" MakeUseOf 9:47 AM
  • "How to Make a Graph Paper Template in Microsoft Word" MakeUseOf 9:46 AM
  • "How to upload your music to Google Play Music on Windows 10" MSPoweruser 9:45 AM
  • "The most interesting Microsoft hardware rumors" CNET 9:45 AM
  • "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Microsoft PowerPoint: From Newbie to Master" MakeUseOf 9:44 AM
  • "Xbox One preview brings FastStart loading to Game Pass" Engadget 9:16 AM
  • "World's largest ARM supercomputer is headed to a nuclear security lab" Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "This sneaky Windows malware delivers adware - and takes screenshots of your desktop" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest acquisition focuses on social education" Engadget 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft extends education push with acquisition of Flipgrid, a student video discussion platform" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires social learning platform Flipgrid" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Senate rejects Trump's ZTE deal" Axios 6:44 PM
  • "Senate votes to reinstate penalties against Chinese telecom ZTE: Vote sets the stage for a fight with the White House." CNET 6:41 PM
  • "ACLU asks Amazon again to stop giving governments surveillance tech" Mashable 4:58 PM
  • "Shareholders protest selling Amazon's facial recognition software to law enforcement" VentureBeat 1:57 PM
  • "Google Improves Efforts to Dodge Fines on Shopping Ads, EU Says" Bloomberg 1:44 PM
  • "EU sees signs of improvement after Google antitrust shopping case" Reuters 12:38 PM
  • "Alleged top Silk Road adviser extradited to US to face charges" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "72 percent of people fear the theft of their data from company hacks" BetaNews 9:04 AM
  • "Why your third-party partners need to be on the AI train" VentureBeat 9:00 AM
  • "Best web browsers 2018: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera go head-to-head" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "SurveyMonkey has filed confidentially to go public" TechCrunch 6:41 PM
  • "Prisma co-founders raise $1M to build a social app called Capture" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "Photomyne raises $5 million for its A.I.-powered photo scanning app" TechCrunch 12:54 PM
  • "Google to Invest $550 Million in China E-Commerce Site JD" Bloomberg 1:45 PM
  • "Google to invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce giant" Reuters 12:38 PM
  • "Toss, Korea's top payment app, raises $40M from Sequoia China and Singapore's GIC" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Marketing-driven revenue from mobile apps has grown 80% since 2016" VentureBeat 9:00 AM
  • "Sensible Object raises $3.2 million for board games you play with Alexa and Google Assistant" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Razer leads $3.3M investment in Australia's Esports Mogul" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • " raises a $14.3M funding round led by GGV Capital" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs 5th straight drop, but stocks end off lows as energy, tech limit trade-war slide: Energy stocks, supported by rise in Brent futures, gain ground" MarketWatch 4:45 PM
  • "Dow Drops Over 100 Points on Trade War Worries: The Dow and S&P 500 declined Monday as investors react to last week's escalation in the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 4:45 PM
  • "Dow posts triple-digit drop as trade war fears persist" FOXBusiness 1:17 PM
  • "U.S.-China Trade Standoff Weighs on Stocks: Concerns grow over potential trade war between the world's two largest economies" [Paid Membership Required] 1:16 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian markets to lower close amid U.S.-China trade tensions: Japan posts larger-than-expected trade deficit" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks slump as Merkel comes under pressure in Germany: Heightening tensions between China and the U.S. also spooking investors" MarketWatch 8:44 AM

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  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
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