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TechNN Archive: Saturday, July 14, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Facebook and Snapchat bullying campaign ignored by children" Telegraph 5:05 PM
  • "Microsoft calls for government regulation of facial recognition because of 'potential for abuse'" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft calls for government regulation to prevent abuse of facial recognition tech" The Telegraph 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft appeals to the U.S. government to regulate facial recognition tech" Neowin 1:47 PM
  • "Microsoft wants facial recognition to be regulated, cites government surveillance" OnMSFT 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches Set of Free Collaborating Tools for All" ITPro 11:20 AM
  • "How AMD's Chinese 'Clone Army' Could Hurt Intel" The Motley Fool 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft exceeds $800 Billion market cap for the first time" MSPoweruser 7/13
  • "The $800 billion club has just got bigger; Microsoft joins Apple, Amazon & Alphabet" The Economic Times 7/13
  • "Microsoft exec: Government should regulate facial recognition tech/The cameras are watching you. Who'll watch the cameras?" CNET 7/13
  • "The Love for Windows 10 Generates the First PC Sales Growth in Six Years" Softpedia 7/13
  • "Microsoft calls for Congress to regulate use of facial-recognition tech" Digital Trends 7/13
  • "IBM Wins Contract for RAF ACCS" AIN Online 7/13
  • "IBM says data and utility are the keys to brand success in voice" Fast Company 7/13
  • "IBM strengthens mainframe cloud services with CA's help" ITworld 7/13
  • "IBM's Watson AI used to develop multi-face tracking algorithm" The Inquirer 7/13
  • "IBM is automating employee performance analysis with Watson AI" Computing 7/13
  • "Hidden costs in data breaches are expensive to manage, IBM study" The Paypers 7/13
  • "HP Recycled 135,200 Metric Tons of Electronics in 2017" ScrapMonster 7/13
  • "Episode 131: Talking circular strategy with HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise" GreenBiz 7/13
  • "Jabil makes a jump forward with HP 3D printing" medalpowder 7/13
  • "Dell launches new line of entry-level workstations" IT PRO (UK) 7/13
  • "Here are four new workstations from Dell's Precision lineup" CRN 7/13
  • "This Dell Vostro Small Desktop with 8th-gen Intel i3-8100 only costs $399" Neowin 7/13
  • "5G milestone as Ericsson and Intel achieve first end-to-end data call" SiliconRepublic 7/13
  • "Intel Xeon E-2100 Coffee Lake processor family announced" Hexus 7/13
  • "Intel to Buy eASIC to Expand Its Portfolio Beyond Processors" CDR Info 7/13
  • "Intel to Acquire eASIC to Bolster FPGA Talent and Solutions" Guru3D 7/13
  • "Intel to acquire eASIC for programmable logic" Converge! 7/13
  • "ASUS B450 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen CPUs Revealed, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, B450-PLUS Gaming, Prime B450-PLUS And More" SegmentNext 7/13
  • "7 nm AMD Vega 20 Comes With 20 TFLOPs Of Computational Power With 70% Reduction In Die Size" SegmentNext 7/13
  • "New AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.7.1 Driver Offers Fixes for Fortnite and Hellblade; Optimized for Earthfall" WCCFTech 7/13
  • "Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 16, 2018" Nasdaq 7/13
  • "Financial Software And Financial Information Service 2018 Global Market Key Players - NCR, Tripwire, Cigital, Gomoxie, Checkpoint, Luxoft, Oracle....." Industry Today 7/13
  • "Cisco shares plunge 4% after a report says Amazon could go after Cisco's core networking business" Business Insider 7/13
  • "Cisco sinks on report Amazon wading into networking equipment" Reuters 7/13
  • "India's 'impressive development and growth' at risk if Narendra Modi is not re-elected, says ex-Cisco boss John Chambers" FirstPost 7/13
  • "PC Shipments Up After Long Slump (But it Won't Last): Enterprises are migrating over to Windows 10, which resulted in PC shipments increasing year-over-year during the second quarter. However, demand on the consumer side continues to struggle, which doesn't bode well for future growth." PC Magazine 7/13
General Interest
  • "Google Steals Amazon's Prime Day Thunder With Deep Discounts On Its Hardware Devices" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "YouTube TV offers a free week of service for almost ruining your World Cup watching" Android Authority 8:33 AM
  • "Google says it's 'working on a fix' for Pixel 2 camera issue" Canadian Reviewer 8:26 AM
  • "Google Assistant music controls migrates out of Google Home, brings rewinding and forwarding to other devices" Canadian Reviewer 8:25 AM
  • "Walmart patents audio surveillance technology to record customers and employees" CBS News 7/13
  • "Google Daydream SDK now supports multiple controllers for some devices" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "YouTube TV apologizes for World Cup downtime with a free week" Engadget 7/13
  • "The best anti-Prime Day deals from eBay, Massdrop, and more" The Verge 7/13
  • "Amazon Prime Day 2018: How and when to find the best deals" ZDNet 7/13
  • "Amazon's best pre-Prime Day deals: Soylent and not much else" The Verge 7/13
  • "Amazon Prime Day's best tech deals" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Blue Origin could charge $200k-$300k for a trip to space" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Blue Origin's suborbital flights might cost $200,000 per ticket" Engadget 7/13
  • "Facebook has a movie piracy problem, but it can't (or won't) do anything about it" The Verge 7/13
  • "Facebook gets fined by UK data watchdog for Cambridge Analytica scandal" ZDNet 7/13
  • "Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Comma.ai's driver assist system is a robot chauffeur for the rest of us" Engadget 7/13
  • "Checkr and Uber built a service to monitor workers' background records" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "Uber now monitors drivers in real-time for new criminal charges" The Verge 7/13
  • "Tetsuya Mizuguchi on the creation of puzzle classic Lumines and its new remaster" The Verge 7/13
  • "Showpad uses augmented reality to help salespeople sell stuff" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "Enosi launches a blockchain-based energy trading platform" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "MLB will release a crypto baseball game on the blockchain" The Verge 7/13
  • "Rapyd launches cardless payments and cash withdrawals in over 100 countries" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "Emptor looks to help companies more easily find contractors in the area" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know" Computerworld 7/13
  • "The Rising STAR robot can run, flip, and crawl" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Guru announces new AI and Sync features for knowledge sharing platform" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Boss Katana-Air is a compact wireless guitar amp you can use anywhere" Engadget 7/13
  • "'Baldur's Gate' designer James Ohlen leaves BioWare after 22 years" Engadget 7/13
  • "Surreal adventure game 'The Gardens Between' is coming to Switch" Engadget 7/13
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Vergecast: MacBook Pro and Surface Go" The Verge 7/13
  • "EdgeDeflector for Windows 10 forces all links to open in the default browser, not Microsoft Edge" BetaNews 7/13
  • "Microsoft files a new patent for Touchless Input on future Surface devices" MSPoweruser 7/13
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build adds lots of new Notepad features" TechRepublic 7/13
  • "Coming to the Surface" Slate 7/13
  • "Pretty much no one quit GitHub over the Microsoft acquisition: Here's why" TechRepublic 7/13
  • "Windows 10's Twitter app finally gets tweet language translations" OnMSFT 7/13
  • "Why Microsoft's free version of Teams could help it better compete with Slack" TechRepublic 7/13
  • "Microsoft 365 gets Artificial Intelligence-infused capabilities to empower firms" Financial Express 7/13
  • "Microsoft's free Whiteboard app for Windows is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team" The Next Web 7/13
  • "Dropbox app ceases working on Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets" OnMSFT 7/13
  • "Dropbox Waves Goodbye to Windows 8.1" Softpedia 7/13
  • "With Andromeda, Microsoft wants to bring back the PDA. But why?" Wired UK 7/13
  • "Microsoft Launches Whiteboard for Windows, iPhone and Android Versions Coming" Softpedia 7/13
  • "Acer adds a free Echo Dot to its Alexa-equipped laptops" Engadget 7/13
  • "A new free version of Microsoft Teams is ready to compete with Slack" BetaNews 7/13
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 7/13
  • "Beat Saber PSVR is 'almost 1-to-1' with PCs, PS4 Pro will bump resolution" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "Business and gaming boost PC shipments for the first time since 2012: Don't call it a comeback." Engadget 7/13
  • "Sales of PCs just grew for the first time in six years" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "PC sales are growing for the first time in six years" The Verge 7/13
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller" r 7:53 PM
  • "Google might face a $2.82 billion fine for pushing its services on Android" Android Central 7/13
  • "Japan's rhythm game infatuation: Empty wallets, full hearts" Engadget 7/13
  • "U.S. ranks No. 1 for ICOs, followed by Switzerland and Singapore" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "US lifts trade ban on ZTE in controversial deal with Chinese phone maker" The Verge 7/13
  • "US indicts 12 Russian intel officers for hacking Democrats in 2016: There's no indication their attempts influenced the presidential election." Engadget 7/13
  • "Justice Dept. indicts 12 Russian spies over 2016 DNC hack" ZDNet 7/13
  • "Twelve Russian intelligence agents have been indicted for hacking the DNC" The Verge 7/13
  • "Ukraine blocks VPNFilter attack against core country water system" ZDNet 7/13
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to send spam calls straight to voicemail with Google'" Mashable 7:23 PM
  • "How AMD's Chinese 'Clone Army' Could Hurt Intel" The Motley Fool 1:46 PM
  • "Why Does Microsoft Want a Government Crackdown on Face Recognition?" Slate 1:46 PM
  • "Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn't it doing anything about Infowars?" Stuff: New Zealand 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go can learn from past Chromebook blunders" Android Central 8:40 AM
  • "Seven questions Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg needs to answer about InfoWars" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Amazon Still Plagued by Counterfeits as Prime Day Approaches" 24/7 Wall St. 8:39 AM
  • "Facebook failing to remove groups showing pirated films" Telegraph 8:39 AM
  • "Forget the sex, the hot new book about Google is an important reminder of what Sergey and Larry are really after" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "SpaceX is one step closer to launching astronauts into space" Engadget 7/13
  • "Review: Dell G7 15" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/13
  • "Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker Hub" InfoWorld 7/13
  • "Mobile cybersecurity is a hellish nightmare that's getting worse by the day" VentureBeat 7/13
  • "TCL 55R617 4K UHD Roku TV review: Great color and HDR for a very modest price" TechHive 7/13
  • "How to pick the best gaming laptop GPU" PCWorld 7/13
  • "The best online courses for learning Python" PCWorld 7/13
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Headout lands $10M Series A to help tourists book last-minute outings" TechCrunch 7/13
  • "Pi-top raises $16 million for modular PCs that teach you how to code" VentureBeat 7/13
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow reclaims 25,000 mark; Nasdaq retreats from record, banks pressured" MarketWatch 7/13
  • "Stocks End Slightly Higher; Indexes Post Gains For Week: Stocks closed modestly higher Friday with the Dow ending just above 25,000 and the S&P 500 just above 2,800." TheStreet 7/13
  • "Dow Leads, Nasdaq Lags Despite Amazon.com Stock Gains: The stock market closed higher Friday, as the Dow Jones industrial average again led. The Nasdaq lagged despite gains for Amazon.com stock and other major Nasdaq components." Investor's Business Daily 7/13
  • "Stocks shuffle toward another weekly gain as oil prices rise" Associated Press 7/13
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Post Weekly Gains: Strong start to earnings season offsets trade tensions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/13
  • "Asian markets continue end-of-the-week rally: Asian stock markets largely extended their gains in Friday trading, as Thursday's global rebound continued." MarketWatch 7/13
  • "European stocks book small gains as focus turns to earnings" MarketWatch 7/13



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InformationWeek (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Key Characteristics of Digitally Mature Organizations"
  • "The CIO's Role in the Supporting a New Revenue Recognition Standard"
New York Times (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Amazon's New York Home Qualifies as 'Distressed' Under Federal Tax Law"
  • "A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk"
  • "The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville"
  • "May A.I. Help You?"
  • "20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?"
  • "Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "This USC Professor Explains How Biotech Can Enhance Humans"
  • "Corsair Keyboards and Mice Now Support Xbox One"
  • "Sony Wants a Second Screen to Expand VR Experiences"
  • "Ford, Walmart Team for Autonomous Grocery Deliveries"
  • "Access to Entertainment Drives Most VPN Use"
Reuters (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "A matter of volume: threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple"
  • "Tencent profit beats on investment gain, no progress on China gaming"
  • "VW to convert three German plants to build electric cars"
  • "Altice USA CEO calls for fixed-wireless consolidation in the U.S."
  • "Exclusive: Snap reveals U.S. subpoenas on IPO disclosures"
  • "Netflix tests cheaper mobile-only plan in Malaysia"
  • "Uber sees opportunity for minibus service in Kenyan capital"
  • "Ford, Walmart to collaborate on designing automated-vehicle delivery"
  • "Bain Capital Ventures closes $1 billion fund amid venture fund-raising frenzy"
  • "NATO looks to startups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats"
ZDNet (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Workday customers starting to run on AWS"
  • "Singapore moots creation of template sandboxes to ease fintech approval process"
  • "Inside a medical marijuana dispensary"
  • "Singapore, China to collaborate on fintech initiatives"
  • "Windows 10 Pro users confused after mystery bug messed with their licenses"
  • "Guilty of your roots: Why Kaspersky believes tech nationalism is on our doorstep"
  • "Order amongst chaos: automation best practice in a serverless world"
  • "Researchers discover seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks"


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