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TechNN Archive: Sunday, July 1, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Dell Nears Deal to Swap Out DVMT Tracking Stock: Share-swap deal would result in public listing for the PC and data-storage company" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:31 PM
  • "Dell near deal to swap out DVMT tracking shares: WSJ" Reuters 3:30 PM
  • "Dell about to go public again: report" The Register 8:36 PM
  • "Dell Is Said Near Deal for VMware Tracking Stock: Reports" Bloomberg 8:57 PM
  • "Why Microsoft, Samsung and Others Are Interested in Foldable Displays: Devices with foldable displays could eventually provide a boost to flagging smartphone and tablet sales. But it will take a while to get the technology right." TheStreet 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Andromeda Renders Envision Gaming And Laptop Modes For Dual Screen Portable" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is a single point of failure at a company that is systemically important to the internet" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "Facebook reveals more apps that accessed users' personal info" Axios 10:28 AM
  • "61 Facebook app developers still had access to users'" Mashable 5:08 PM
  • "Facebook Discloses More Data Sharing Partnerships As the Hits Just Keep Coming" Gizmodo 6:24 PM
  • "AMD GPU Rumors: Polaris 30 12nm GPUs in Q4 2018, Navi GPU Based Mid-Range Cards Arrive Before High-End HBM2 Variants" WCCFTech 8:16 AM
  • "AMD's new Vega 20 will support PCIe 4.0 tech" TweakTown 8:16 AM
  • "AMD team with Ferrari for Threadripper 2 press event in July" TweakTown 8:16 AM
  • "Doubting Nvidia's Future Is Dumb" TheStreet 8:15 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's plan to dominate advertising business in 2019" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "Details of Microsoft's 'pocketable Surface' device leaked" Financial Express 6/30
  • "Here's Even More Evidence of Microsoft's Rumoured Dual-Screen Surface" Gizmodo UK 6/30
  • "Microsoft 'Confirms' Pocket-Sized Surface In Leaked Document: Could This Be Andromeda?" Tech Times 6/30
  • "Microsoft Hints At A Pocketable Dual Screen Windows Device That Underscores New PC Concepts" Forbes 6/30
  • "Xbox Scarlett: Five reasons why Sony should be very worried about Microsoft's next console" Express UK 6/30
  • "GitHub Developers Are Giving Microsoft a Chance" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/30
  • "Lenovo shows off new US$1,600 gaming laptops with monster specs" The Star: Malaysia 6/30
  • "AMD To Host 2nd Gen Threadripper Press Event With Ferrari In July" HotHardware 6/30
General Interest
  • "Facebook and Twitter introduce new tools regarding ad transparency" Digital Trends 6:24 PM
  • "Cryptocurrency Nosedive Means Steep Graphics Card Discounts Ahead For Gamers" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "Consumer Reports launches special campaign to call out Comcast's hidden fees" BGR 12:09 PM
  • "Everything we've heard so far about the Pixel Watch, the rumored Google smartwatch said to be coming later this year" Business Insider 10:30 AM
  • "Companies are working to track signs of depression using data from your phone or smartwatch — and Olympian Michael Phelps is on board" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Innovation Is Making Lithium-Ion Batteries Harder To Recycle" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "Here's what it's like to visit 'Crypto Valley' — Switzerland's picturesque blockchain version of Silicon Valley" Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Just add whitewater: These are the gadgets pro kayakers use to go '500 percent'" Digital Trends 7:37 AM
  • "Hi-tech dreamcatcher defeats sleep amnesia" BBC 6/30
  • "Google Maps Steals Waze's Thunder With Incident Reporting" HotHardware 6/30
  • "T-Mobile now supports next-gen texting between carriers" Engadget 6/30
  • "The T-Mobile RCS Universal Profile rollout starts, but don't get too excited" Android Authority 6/30
  • "Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone: It's working on a phone that could have up to nine camera lenses." Engadget 6/30
  • "Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of hardware and software companies" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 6/30
  • "Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies" Engadget 6/30
  • "Facebook quiz app may have leaked personal data of 120 million users" Canadian Reviewer 6/30
  • "Gaming Gets X-Rated–and Very Profitable" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/30
  • "Next Samsung Smartphones Could Have A Radical New Camera" Forbes 6/30
Press Releases
  • "Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and IBM Watson Advertising Introduce AI-powered Ad to Help Consumers Personalize Vacation Planning" PRNewswire 6/29
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft tutorial video makes Photos video editing app look both powerful and easy to use" MSPoweruser 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft relaunches the classic mouse that changed gaming forever" Digital Trends 6/30
  • "Microsoft Releases Firmware Updates for Surface Studio and Surface Pro LTE" Thurrott 6/30
  • "Microsoft Catching Up to Amazon in Security Clearances for Cloud" ITPro 6/29
  • "Microsoft appears confident that dual-screen Andromeda will change the game" Digital Trends 6/29
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 6/29
  • "Microsoft readies OneDrive for Business feature to aid in migrating local data off Windows PCs" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Microsoft Might Be Adding Platform-Wide Mod Support To Xbox One" Cogconnected 6/29
  • "Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID review: A great way to add Windows Hello to your PC" Windows Central 6/29
  • "Microsoft's Next Surface Device, Codenamed Andromeda Gets Teased With Two 10-Inch Displays Made by LG" WCCFTech 6/29
  • "Windows 10 build 17704 for PC: Everything you need to know" Windows Central 6/29
  • "Microsoft Will Reportedly Release Rumored Surface Foldable Phone Before Samsung" Technowizw 6/29
  • "How much RAM does your Windows 10 PC really need?" Windows Central 6/29
  • "Microsoft isn't killing the Snipping Tool just yet" MSPoweruser 6/29
  • "How to Download More Voices for Windows Narrator" MakeUseOf 6/29
  • "Microsoft's Halo TV series is really happening" Eurogamer 6/29
  • "Microsoft's New Dual-Screen Mobile Device Could Support Five Modes" Softpedia 6/29
  • "Telegram Desktop updates on Windows 10 PCs with new 'mark as read' chat feature" OnMSFT 6/29
  • "Windows 10 Surface Phone? Code hints at dual-screen device with 360-degree hinge" ZDNet 6/29
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Instagram Account That Sought Harassment Tales May Be Unmasked" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 PM
  • "India's digital Universal ID program is deeply flawed, say critics" ZDNet 7:26 PM
  • "Facebook, Google need the intel community's help to fight meddling in 2018 midterms" Axios 3:33 PM
  • "Homeland Security subpoenas Twitter for data breach finder's account" ZDNet 3:33 PM
  • "Convicted 'Free Tablet' Fraudster Ordered to Pay Up $2.8 Million to Victims" Gizmodo 12:31 PM
  • "'Free tablet' scammer will pay $2.8 million for rebate scheme: There's no such thing as a free tablet" The Verge 10:15 AM
  • "The NSA Is Deleting Millions of Call Data Records Because of Some Records It Was Not Allowed to Have" Slate 6/30
  • "Officials have arrested a man who threatened FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's family over net neutrality" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 6/30
  • "AI to help tackle fake news in Mexican election" BBC 6/30
  • "'Inventor of email' appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt" Ars Technica 6/30
  • "AI Weekly: Hearings on AI show Congress has no answers, either" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Congress questions data firm led by ex-Cambridge Analytica employee" Engadget 6/29
  • "The FCC's net neutrality comments debacle: What you need to know/Does it really matter if dead people filed comments?" CNET 6/29
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Secret to Disconnecting? Bring Back the 'Away' Message: What AOL's Instant Messenger can teach us about how to get away from our phones" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:40 PM
  • "Go deeper: Amazon has met its match in Home Depot" Axios 5:08 PM
  • "Tech in a time of travesties" TechCrunch 3:35 PM
  • "No Industry Immune To Blockchain Technology, Not Even The Electricity World" Forbes 10:20 AM
  • "How Amazon Alexa Wants To Control Your Home" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Build it or Buy It: Will Amazon or Walmart Win the Retail Innovation Battle?" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Is A Chromebook Right For You? Comparing Word for Windows And Word For Android" Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "Is Google's Promotion of HTTPS Misguided?" Slashdot 6/30
  • "Whoa! Meet the future phones that fold up, have 9 cameras and charge over thin air.: Lately, our smartphones all look alike. So tech columnist Goeffrey Fowler hunted in labs, start-ups and China's thriving phone scene to find what's next for our favorite gadget." Washington Post 6/30
  • "Why telemedicine has been such a bust so far: Telemedicine, or apps that let you consult with a doctor via video, was supposed to be the next big thing in health care." CNBC 6/30
  • "Google app v8.10 beta prepares image search from screenshots, Routines to lock doors, and much more [APK Teardown] Android Police 6/30
  • "Help Me, Laptop! What's the Best Razer Blade Stealth Alternative?" LAPTOP Magazine 6/30
  • "Russia blocking Telegram showed us how fragile the internet is" The Next Web 6/30
  • "Digital marketers have been lulled into false comfort about Europe's new privacy laws, and Facebook could be in for a shock when they wake up" Business Insider 6/29
  • "Why Amazon Was Really, Really Smart to Buy PillPack" Slate 6/29
  • "Analysis: John Legere stands tall at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting" Android Authority 6/29
  • "Fluence is using blockchain technology to build a secure internet" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Line to launch cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Fans are mad at one of the biggest 'League of Legends' teams" Engadget 6/29
  • "Riot Games revamps its European League of Legends esports ecosystem" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is still weird on anything except PlayStation" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Fortnite's big Saturday event will only happen once, in real time" The Verge 6/29
  • "The 10 best PC games of 2018 (so far)" PCWorld 6/29
  • "AI and health: Using machine learning to understand the human immune system" ZDNet 6/29
  • "The future of 'entrepreneurship'? Working for Amazon and Uber" VentureBeat 6/29
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Reliance acquires Radisys for 5G and IoT" ZDNet 7:26 PM
  • "Alphabet joins $300m funding round for electric scooter start-up" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Cedar Raises Another $36M for its Patient Financial Management Platform" AlleyWatch 7:36 AM
  • "Tech IPOs remain 'white-hot' in Q2 thanks to Spotify, DocuSign, Pivotal Software" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "China's Xiaomi raises $4.72 billion after pricing Hong Kong IPO at bottom of range" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crytpo fund, and $6B more for Sequoia" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Hellman & Friedman deal values SimpliSafe at $1B" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Domo opens at $23.80/share, a pop of 13%, after raising $193M, valuing the company at around $510M" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Airbnb could plan to IPO by late 2020" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Doctrine raises $11.6 million for its legal search engine" TechCrunch 6/29
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks finish higher but post weekly losses: Wells Fargo & Co. jumps after increasing dividends" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "Stocks Stumble at Friday's Close, Giving Up Most of Day's Gains: Stocks ended slightly higher Friday, after giving up most of the day's gains in the final minutes of trading." TheStreet 6/29
  • "Stocks jump on final trading day of 2Q" FOXBusiness 6/29
  • "Stocks Edge Higher During Momentary Pause in Trade Tensions: Major indexes are on course to notch a second consecutive session of gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Australia caps a sunny quarter in mostly mixed Asia-Pacific stock action: Bullish milestones for Australia and New Zealand as Japan's Nikkei pulls out June gain and China down 10% for quarter" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "European markets rally as EU hammers out migration deal: European stock markets rallied on Friday after European Union leaders working overnight knocked out an agreement on refugees, a deal seen as removing political risk that had been hanging over equities." MarketWatch 6/29



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InformationWeek (Checked 12:30 PM; no changes since 8:50 AM CDT)
  • "What CDOs and CAOs Want You to Know"
  • "Top 5 Benefits of a Customer Advisory Board"
New York Times (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy."
  • "Elon Musk Sends Tesla Board Into Damage Control Mode"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. S9+: Which Phablet Reigns Supreme?"
  • "Need Cloud Storage? Google One Offers Paid Plans You Can Share"
  • "Alexa and Cortana Become Smart Friends"
  • "China Stops Approving New Games for Sale"
  • "The Future of Augmented Reality Is Serious Business"
  • "Intel's Core i7 Bean Canyon NUC Costs $499"
Reuters (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "SEC subpoenas Tesla over Musk's tweets: report"
  • "Twitter bans Alex Jones from tweeting for seven days"
  • "Regulatory limbo hits Tencent with first profit fall in nearly 13 years"
  • "From blue lipstick to Facebook Live, home shopping networks refine their pitch"
  • "Uber told by investors to sell self-driving unit: The Information"
  • "Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system: report"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "U.S. investor sues AT&T for $224 million over loss of cryptocurrency"
  • "Saudi fund may only play minor part in Musk's $72 billion Tesla plan: bankers"
  • "China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm"
ZDNet (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "Major vendors like PayPal affected by mobile point-of-sale vulnerabilities"
  • "Before taking that DNA test: Six things you need to know"
  • "Digital risk protection in 2018: New vendors, new leaders, new wave"
  • "Former Microsoft engineer sent behind bars for role in ransomware extortion scheme"
  • "Oracle open sources GraphPipe, a new standard for machine learning models"
  • "Microsoft brings 'Known Folder Migration' feature to OneDrive consumer users"
  • "Zero-day vulnerability: Apple macOS compromised with one click"
  • "Do we really need a new iPhone every year?"


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