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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 12, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft stock hits $800 billion market cap for first time" MarketWatch 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Hits $800 Billion Market Cap" 24/7 Wall St. 12:54 PM
  • "Microsoft may relocate jobs over Trump immigration policy" FOXBusiness 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft might move jobs abroad because of U.S. immigration rules" Neowin 7:54 AM
  • "Reva maker Chetan Maini joins hands with Microsoft to set up EV infrastructure in India" Business Today 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's desire to beat the iPad won't be solved by Go" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Begins Testing Redstone 5 on Xbox One" Thurrott 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft To Update Windows 'Notepad App' After Years, Teases New Features" Fossbytes 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Finally Updating the Windows Notepad App" Fortune 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Notepad for Windows Gets Its First Major Update in Years, Includes the Ability to Zoom" Gadgets 360 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft to Update Windows Notepad App For the First Time" Phone World 8:35 AM
  • "Intel acquires small chipmaker to bolster efforts beyond CPUs" Reuters 4:00 PM
  • "Intel Acquires Chip Startup eASIC: Company had filed for an IPO in 2015" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "How Intel's new Xeon-E series CPUs could boost performance of legacy business apps: Intel is increasing clock speeds and core count, proving helpful for situations where a workstation has limited SMP support." TechRepublic 8:13 AM
  • "Intel launches Xeon E-2100 workstation line" SemiAccurate 12:59 PM
  • "New Intel Xeon E Workstation Chip Could Create 'Significant Refresh Opportunity'" CRN 12:58 PM
  • "Intel Launches Xeon E Processors for Workstations" Tom's Hardware 12:59 PM
  • "Intel announces new Xeon E-2100 processor for entry-level workstations" MSPoweruser 12:58 PM
  • "Intel Launches New Generation Xeon E Processor Family" Guru3D 12:58 PM
  • "AMD's latest GPU driver promises huge performance gains in Earthfall" PC Gamer 1:00 PM
  • "AMD 2nd gen Threadripper could launch in mid-August" Fudzilla 1:00 PM
  • "What's AMD's Technology Strategy for High Performance Market?" Market Realist 5:21 PM
  • "IBM: A data breach will now cost your organization $3.86 million, if you're lucky" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Riyadh Gov't Selects IBM To Develop Blockchain Solutions" Block Trbune 8:31 AM
  • "Lenovo Revamps ThinkStation PCs With Slimmer Profile: The new models have been upgraded with Intel's eighth-generation Xeon E and Core processors. Lenovo is marketing the products to appeal to engineers, architects, and designers who need processing power for their CAD applications." PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "Dell Announces Latest Precision Entry Level Workstations: Powerful 1U Rack and SFF Desktops" AnandTech 12:59 PM
  • "Dell announces new entry-level Precision workstation PCs" Neowin 1:00 PM
  • "Dell Owners Hit by Tech Scammers Who Know All About Their PCs" LAPTOP Magazine 12:55 PM
  • "ZTE inches closer to resuming business in US" BBC 7:56 AM
General Interest
  • "Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer's disease progression" VentureBeat 12:55 PM
  • "Facebook allowed Russian company with ties to Kremlin extended access to user data" Neowin 7:54 AM
  • "Steam improves 'Upcoming' page with curated tab based on a game's popularity" Neowin 7:54 AM
  • "Timehop admits breach exposed more personal data than it originally thought: No, not more breach, just new data" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Google introduces AI for drug discovery protein recognition" VentureBeat 5:25 PM
  • "Google flips switch on Chrome's newest defensive technology: With 'Site Isolation' in use, the browser should be better protected from Spectra-like attacks designed to steal info such as log-on credentials." Computerworld 4:00 PM
  • "Google: Chrome now protects you from Spectre password-stealing attacks" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Cambridge Analytica's latest wants your Google search history: Auspex International has already secured 'political work' in Africa" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Nintendo patches 'un-patchable' Tegra X1 exploit to curb Switch piracy: New consoles will ship without the silicon-level flaw" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Nintendo reportedly closes 'unpatchable' flaw in new Switch units: But the consoles still aren't fully unhackable." Engadget 7:47 AM
  • "YouTube blackout in middle of England match" BBC 7:46 AM
  • "Stolen sensitive drone files sold on dark web" BBC 7:46 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: 24 August release date tipped/Samsung phablet might go on sale earlier than expected" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Purported Galaxy Note 9 poster leak gives us our best look at Samsung's next flagship" BGR 7:56 AM
  • "Nikon phases out 1 series mirrorless cameras: It comes just as rumors are brewing of full-frame models." Engadget 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Dell Precision entry-level workstations deliver powerful performance with a smaller footprint" Dell 12:57 PM
  • "ivonet Cloud POS Platform Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Hospitality OPERA" PR Newswire 8:46 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 business upgrade cycle gives PC industry rare shipment growth" ZDNet 5:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches New Modern Workplace Features for Office 365" Thurrott 1:03 PM
  • "Xbox One version 1810 preview now in Alpha ring; Skip Ahead meaningless" Neowin 7:49 AM
  • "Dolby Vision is coming to Xbox One: Plus an improved narrator and dashboard avatars." Engadget 7:47 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 PM
  • "US Government Revives Effort to Stop AT&T-Time Warner Merger" PC Magazine 8:28 PM
  • "Justice Department will appeal $85 billion AT&T, Time Warner merger" ZDNet 5:25 PM
  • "The FCC Just Faked Out America With Last-Minute Vote On Consumer Complaint Process" Forbes 3:59 PM
  • "'Bitcoin Maven' Jailed for Multi-Million Dollar Bitcoin-for-Cash Money Laundering Operation" Gizmodo 7:51 AM
  • "Ontario kills EV subsidies to reduce gas prices: Happy breathing." Engadget 7:51 AM
  • "Russia: We want volunteers to help us censor the internet" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "UK & France sign major deal for AI & Cyber Security cooperation" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Redwood Bank first in UK to put core banking tech on Microsoft Azure cloud — FinTech Futures" Banking Technology 9:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Don't Fall for This Scam Claiming You Were Recorded Watching Porn" Gizmodo 6:02 PM
  • "Is 'Facebook Commerce' Finally Here?" Forbes 6:01 PM
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2018: Printers/Paperless office? Ha, we all know you like to print out documents and pictures. If you're still in the market for a printer, look no further than the recommendations from PCMag's readership." PC Magazine 12:29 PM
  • "Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan: Will the Model 3 make Tesla a real car company?" Bloomberg 12:22 PM
  • "No, the FCC is Not Forcing Consumers To Pay $225 To File Complaints" Slashdot 8:44 AM
  • "TicWatch Pro review: A best-of-both-worlds hybrid" Android Central 8:31 AM
  • "Ticwatch Pro Review: The Wear OS battery king is my new favorite Android smartwatch" 9to5Google 8:31 AM
  • "Review: BlackBerry Key2" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Octi raises $7.5M to create augmented reality that understands human movement" TechCrunch 9:02 PM
  • "Meero raises $45 million for its on-demand photography service" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Pointy raises $12M Series B to help bricks and mortar retailers fight Amazon" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Broadcom rebounds from Qualcomm with £14.3bn CA Technologies buy: Surprise deal raises questions over chipmaker's strategy" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Broadcom's Tan Tests Deal-Making Reputation With CA Buy" Bloomberg 7:36 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech rally pushes Nasdaq to record as stocks gain broadly: CA shares soar as chip giant Broadcom plans to buy software company for $19 billion" MarketWatch 12:28 PM
  • "Stocks End Near Day's Highs: Stocks ended Thursday's session near their highs as trade war fears faded." TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks rebound after tariff threat sell-off" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "Technology rebound sets Nasdaq on course for record high" Associated Press 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Regain Ground After Losses: Nasdaq sets new record as technology shares lead the market higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets, led by China, bounce back strongly: Confidence returns after Wednesday's losses; Nikkei gains while yen hits 6-month" MarketWatch 7:45 AM
  • "European stocks rebound to end firmly higher, a day after trade-driven selloff" MarketWatch 12:43 PM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Continuous Processes Feed the Gig Economy"
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Why India Wants to Scan All Fingers, Eyes and Faces"
  • "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 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Microsoft Wants to Use AI to Address Natural Disasters, Famine"
  • "Pre-Order Your Own Retro Arcade Cabinet for Just $299"
  • "World Maker Faire: The Evolution of Making"
  • "Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Adds Video Recording"
  • "Have You Been Pwned? Firefox Tool Will Tell You"
  • "AT&T and Harman Offer to Make Any Car Connected"
  • "Twitter 'Dehumanization Policy' Aims to Curb Hateful Speech"
  • "Hasselblad Launches First f/1.9 Lens for X1D"
  • "Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma Join Forces for Full-Frame Development"
  • "Fujifilm GFX 50R Lowers the Cost of Medium Format Photography"
Reuters (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: U.S. appeals court"
  • "U.S. Justice Department meeting with state officials focused on data privacy"
  • "Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "China-backed Byton to work with Bosch on powertrains, brakes"
  • "U.S. seeks input on privacy rules to protect consumer data"
  • "Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit"
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
ZDNet (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google's changes to Chrome have users and experts up in arms"
  • "Pandora's Music Genome Project: A new music experience"
  • "Linus Torvalds and Linux Code of Conduct: 7 myths debunked"
  • "uBlock Origin gets option to block all JavaScript execution by default"
  • "LinkedIn launches Talent Insights for HR analytics, talent planning"
  • "These are the jobs AI is destroying and creating"
  • "New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception"
  • "Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler becomes first to add Apple HomeKit support"


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