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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Intel and Adobe drive IT admins to tears with bug fix overload: A whole load of remote execution flaws have been patched, so there's a silver lining" The Inquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft, Adobe release a swarm of bug fixes to ruin your week: Massive patch dump with 112 fixes... and that's just for the Photoshop giant" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Andromeda project might not be completely dead yet" SlashGear 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly cutting small percentage of jobs in international sales organization" GeekWire 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft partnering with Duke in downtown Durham: Microsoft is teaming up with Duke University on a new research partnership that will result in the tech giant creating an 'innovation hub' at the recently-overhauled Chesterfield building in downtown Durham." Triangle Business Journal 9:16 AM
  • "Latest Windows 10 update now deemed good enough for business users: Yesterday's Patch Tuesday pushed the latest major update over the edge." Ars Technica 7:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Will Sell USB-C Dongles Too" Thurrott 7:51 PM
  • "IBM security study: Mega data breaches cost $40 million to $350 million" VentureBeat 7:38 AM
  • "Single data breach costs nearly Rs 12 crore in India: IBM study" NewKerala 8:27 AM
  • "Understanding How IBM And Others Use Blockchain Technology To Track Global Food Supply Chain" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC Targets SMB, Midmarket with Integrated Data Protection Appliance" Channel Partners 8:19 AM
  • "Dell, HP and Asus on why they are still betting on desktop PCs" Gadgets Now 8:07 AM
  • "HP unveils gaming-centric Omen, Pavilion-series laptops: Know price, specs" Business Standard 8:06 AM
  • "Intel's Israel Team Is At The Forefront Of 5G Tech That Will Revolutionize How We Communicate" NoCamels (Israel) 8:02 AM
  • "No, Intel Isn't Killing the Intel 'Extreme Edition' CPU Family" ExtremeTech 7:58 AM
  • "The return of Spectre: Two new ways to assault computers using Spectre-style attacks have been discovered. These can be used against any operating system running on AMD, ARM, and Intel processors." ZDNet 3:28 PM
  • "Intel confirms new Spectre 1.1, 1.2 vulnerabilities" bit-tech 8:01 AM
  • "AMD hires another former Intel Vice President" KitGuru 7:59 AM
  • "Here are ARM's biggest anti-RISC-V arguments and why they don't make sense" TechRepublic 7:53 AM
  • "Oracle unveils Bristol accelerator contenders" CloudPro 8:24 AM
  • "Cisco chief executive Robbins' mantra: Simplify computer networks" WRAL TechWire 8:23 AM
  • "Salesforce Service Cloud updates offer access to Enstein AI bots for customer service" Business Insider 7:25 AM
  • "Salesforce wants to give customer service workers using Service Cloud better AI-powered tools" GeekWire 7:34 AM
  • "US competes with China to build exascale computer/Exascale machines can perform a billion billion calculations per second: more than five times faster than today's most powerful computer" V3 9:26 AM
General Interest
  • "Photos: Graffiti targeting Amazon and Jeff Bezos illustrates animosity toward tech giant in Seattle" GeekWire 3:03 PM
  • "Google's DeepMind developed an IQ test for AI models" VentureBeat 2:59 PM
  • "YouTube TV goes down during the World Cup" TechCrunch 2:54 PM
  • "Twitter starts removing locked accounts from your follower count" VentureBeat 11:17 AM
  • "Hyundai invests in solid-state battery startup claiming 'breakthrough' to bring long-promised tech to market" Electrek 10:57 AM
  • "'Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen': Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company 'playboy' who 'got around' with female employees" Business Insider 10:46 AM
  • "Project Loon, Wing graduate from X to become latest Alphabet companies" 9to5Google 9:35 AM
  • "Box opens up about the company's approach to innovation" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Malware infections drop during World Cup matches — Result!" BetaNews 7:36 AM
  • "Facebook removes 'treason' as tag to identify users' interests" Reuters 10:49 AM
  • "Facebook planned to kick several major third-party data vendors off its ad platform — now those data giants have quietly found a way to stick around" Business Insider 7:24 AM
  • "Facebook would take 18 minutes to pay off £500,000 fine over Cambridge Analytica" Business Insider 7:24 AM
  • "Facebook has secret new developer terms after Cambridge Analytica" Business Insider 7:24 AM
  • "TSA Discovers Snake Inside External Hard Drive: This snake failed to get on a plane, but the python had been placed there on purpose inside a nylon bag in an attempt to smuggle it to Barbados. The smuggler is facing a fine and also never made it to her intended destination." PC Magazine 7:00 AM
  • "PayPal Apologizes for Demanding Payment From Dead Woman" PC Magazine 6:59 AM
  • "Android security: Password-stealing malware sneaks in Google Play store in bogus apps" ZDNet 10:43 AM
  • "Opera Adds Built-In Cryptocurrency Wallet to Android Browser: The digital wallet will be available as a private beta, and Opera is hoping the test feature will bring cryptocurrency and decentralized apps more into the mainstream." PC Magazine 6:59 AM
  • "Adobe fixes over 100 vulnerabilities in latest security patch update" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Check-in with a smile: Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels" Reuters 6:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Study: Hidden Costs of Data Breaches Increase Expenses for Businesses" PRNewswire 7:27 AM
  • "IBM and Elm to implement Riyadh Municipality's Blockchain Roadmap" Zawya 8:29 AM
  • "Media Agencies Conquer Industry Transparency Issues with NetSuite: Forthea Interactive and MediaMax Focus on Creativity and Clients by Eliminating Business Process Complexity" Oracle 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft puts Dynamics 365 on twice-a-year release cadence" Computerworld 1:00 PM
  • "Surface Go: Judging a Product by the Market" Tech.pinions 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go Tablet Is a Strange Product" The Motley Fool 7:55 AM
  • "New Microsoft Store layout rolling out to select Xbox Insiders" Windows Central 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft announces 'Sport White Special Edition' Xbox One Wireless Controller" BetaNews 7:53 AM
  • "India approved strong net neutrality rules: The rules prevent throttling, blocking or zero-rating content." Engadget 10:00 PM
  • "Exclusive: India finance minister proposes relaxing local data storage rules for payment firms" Reuters 10:43 AM
  • "Senators want answers from Google about Gmail's privacy policy: For once, somebody actually wants to read the privacy policy." CNET 9:35 AM
  • "FCC Blames Fake-Comment Flood on System It Recently Spent Millions Modernizing" Gizmodo 7:39 PM
  • "Ajit Pai finally gets around to fighting fraud in FCC comment system" Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "Ajit Pai's FCC Doesn't Want to Hear Your Complaints Unless You Pay Them $225" Gizmodo 7:37 AM
  • "Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog calls for 'ethical pause' of ad ops" TechCrunch 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook faces £500,000 fine in UK over Cambridge Analytica scandal" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Smart home gadgets are open to attack: So time for IoT security laws? No, says Europe/EU's new Cybersecurity Act won't mandate certifications for IoT products, and consumer advocates are unhappy." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Australia prepares to ban Huawei from 5G project over security fears" Reuters 6:56 AM
  • "FLAC vs. MP3: Which format should you use and when should you use it?" Digital Trends 3:00 PM
  • "Hands On With The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition" AnandTech 12:59 PM
  • "So Predictable (Premium)" Thurrott 10:49 AM
  • "Alexa for Business? 'Ubiquitous' Computing Comes to the Workplace" ITPro 9:17 AM
  • "Emergency Charging Options on the Road: The time-honored travelers' trick of charging your phone from the USB port on the hotel-room television is one option for powering up away from home." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:09 AM
  • "Have the Tech Giants Grown Too Powerful? That's an Easy One" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop Review: Strong Battery, Weaker Display" Tom's Hardware 8:18 AM
  • "How Amazon could succeed in travel: Researchers issue a warning to the industry" GeekWire 8:16 AM
  • "HDD, SSD, or SSHD? Which one should you get on your next laptop? The laptops of today come with multiple storage options. What are they, and which one is right for you? Read on to find out." Digit 8:01 AM
  • "Best 2-in-1 laptops: Get the best of both worlds" IT PRO (UK) 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface is Go – What The Tech Ep. 407" Thurrott 7:49 AM
  • "What machine learning means for software development: 'Human in the loop' software development will be a big part of the future." O'Reilly 7:34 AM
  • "Integrating Alexa in the living room is still too complicated" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook's $660,000 Cambridge Analytica Fine Is Almost Meaningless -- But That Misses The Point" Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "IronKey D300: Ultra durable USB flash drive with built-in encryption" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Broadcom to Buy CA Technologies for $18.9 Billion in Cash" Bloomberg 9:43 PM
  • "Real estate platform Nestio raises $4.5 million" TechCrunch 2:56 PM
  • "Alphabet's Verily forms joint venture with ResMed to study sleep apnea" ZDNet 10:43 AM
  • "Kik is giving $3M to developers to build for its KIN cryptocurrency" The Next Web 9:08 AM
  • "Verto Analytics raises $13.4 million for consumer audience measurement" VentureBeat 7:39 AM
  • "Tamr raises $18 million to pair enterprise data with AI" VentureBeat 7:39 AM
  • "China's nabs $102M at nearly $1B valuation to take its self driving platform up another gear" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Aurora Labs raises $8.4 million to bring its self-healing software to cars" TechCrunch 7:28 AM
  • "Olio, the app that lets you share unwanted food items with your neighbours, picks up £6M Series A" TechCrunch 7:28 AM
  • " raises $50 million to build the 'next generation' team collaboration tools" VentureBeat 7:38 AM
  • "Israel's raises $50 million, brings total to $84 million" Reuters 6:57 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks halt 4-day win streak as latest China tariffs rekindle trade-war jitters: Expectations of strong earnings cushioning market's drop" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Slumps on Trump Trade War Escalation: The Dow tumbled Wednesday, losing ground for the first session in five, after the U.S. threatened additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of China-made goods." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats" Associated Press 3:59 PM
  • "Fresh Trade Threats Drag on U.S. Stocks: Major indexes snap a four-session winning streak" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks slump after U.S. announces $200 billion in new tariffs on China: Korean won, Aussie dollar drop on plans to expanded tariffs" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks drop by most in 2 weeks as U.S.-China spat ratchets up: Burberry drops after sales update" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Equifax and FICO on Applying Machine Learning to Open Data"
  • "IT Ecosystems Have Come of Age: Has Your Organization?"
New York Times (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case"
  • "The Week in Tech: Algorithmic Bias Is Bad. Uncovering It Is Good."
  • "Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "iFixit: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Has Easy to Repair Keyboard"
  • "Want an Ad-Free Social Network? Wikipedia's Co-Founder Made One"
  • "Feds Arrest 2 for Stealing Crypto Via SIM-Swapping Scams"
  • "Walmart vs. Best Buy: The Best Black Friday 2019 Deals"
  • "Newegg Tips Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops, Desktops, More"
  • "After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?"
  • "Google Stadia Bundle: What's in the Box and How to Get Started"
  • "Sam's Club Black Friday 2019: Save on TVs, Laptops, Gaming Gear"
  • "Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry"
  • "The Biggest Tech Product Flops of the 2010s" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft"
ZDNet (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Apple finally admits iPad Pro won't replace your PC"

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