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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Walmart, Microsoft in partnership to use cloud tech" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft and Walmart form a digital alliance against Amazon: It remains to be seen if their partnership leads to Amazon Go-like stores." Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft and Walmart Take on Amazon With New Partnership" Thurrott 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams now allows you to send code snippets in a message" MSPoweruser 5:41 PM
  • "Intel Rumored To Introduce 9th Generation Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs on 1st August — Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 6 Core Soldered IHS Chips With Up To 5.5 GHz Clocks" WCCFTech 8:06 AM
  • "Micron, Intel Will Terminate 3D XPoint Joint Development Program: Development of the chips beyond the second generation of 3D XPoint chips will be pursued independently by the two companies in order to optimize them for their respective product and business needs, Micron said." eWeek 5:41 PM
  • "AMD's Rome is going to be a monster CPU: Not the monster you expected, much more monsterous" SemiAccurate 7:39 AM
  • "AMD Drivers Are the Most Stable, According to Third-Party Audit" PC Magazine 7:50 AM
  • "IBM's Dario Gil will showcase quantum computing progress at Disrupt SF" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "IBM partners Stronghold for new digital stable coin" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Stronghold uses IBM blockchain for digital US dollar" ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in patent dispute" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM to sue Groupon for $167m over e-commerce patent infringement" Business Matters 8:05 AM
  • "IBM Teams With Columbia to Launch Blockchain Research Center" coindesk 8:05 AM
  • "IBM wants Groupon to cough up $167m for patent infringement: We doubt Big Blue would take payments in voucher form" The Inquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Global Micro Server Market Manufacturer 2018 — ARM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard Company, Fujitsu, Intel Corporation" Depositor Money 7:50 AM
  • "Oracle cuts ribbon on distributed ledger service: Big Red brags bank backing for blockchain biz" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Samsung's new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer: LPDDR5 could be the standard in future AI powered mobile apps." Engadget 7:40 AM
  • "Samsung's 8Gb LPDDR5 chip wants to power future 5G and AI phones: Chip has much better data rate than those found in current flagship phones" The Inquirer 11:45 AM
General Interest
  • "Mastercard to link crypto to fiat currency with new patent" ZDNet 9:39 PM
  • "Instagram is testing feature that allows public accounts to remove followers: Less aggressive than blocking and more flexible than going private" The Verge 5:42 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 live photos show the new phone powered on for the first time" BGR 4:35 PM
  • "McAfee Announces New Mvision Enterprise Cyber-Security Technology" eWeek 2:37 PM
  • "The specs of the only Samsung tablet worth buying this year just leaked" BGR 9:43 AM
  • "More jobs created by AI than lost, report: Manufacturing and finance jobs will be hit, but health and education can look forward to job creation, says PwC" V3 9:07 AM
  • "Dublin ranks 34th of 50 cities for supporting women entrepreneurs: City ranks behind London, Paris and Berlin" Irish Times 7:49 AM
  • "Facebook accused of shielding far-right activists who broke its rules: Facebook denies that it shielded Britain First for profit." Engadget 7:37 AM
  • "Facebook moderators 'keep child abuse online'" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "If you saw Amazon dogs on Prime Day, you were not the only one" BGR 7:37 AM
  • "Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "Valve temporarily stops adding adult games to Steam: Valve said some titles are being 'held' while it works out its policies." Engadget 7:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "YITU to explore better AI experience with Microsoft's Azure" PRNewswire 5:41 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Identity Bounty program" Microsoft 9:25 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft adds two more games to Xbox One Backward Compatibility" Neowin 12:21 PM
  • "Microsoft is killing off Skype classic and bringing call recording to Skype 8.0" BetaNews 9:08 AM
  • "Latest update for Microsoft To-Do for Windows 10 lets you keep better track of shared lists" MSPoweruser 8:56 AM
  • "Webinar: Get a good look at Microsoft's Windows Analytics suite/Health regime for your Windows 10 devices" The Register 8:47 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google braced for giant Android fine from EU" BBC 6:39 PM
  • "Bill to save net neutrality gets first Republican vote in US House" Ars Technica 12:02 PM
  • "Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Cubans can now access mobile internet—finally?" Social Barrel 7:38 AM
  • "Election interference to be sniffed out by early-alert system" BBC 7:34 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Best Ransomware Protection of 2018: When a ransomware attack turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying big bucks to get those files back is your only option, you're in big trouble. Our roundup can help you choose the best ransomware protection for your PC." PC Magazine 2:38 PM
  • "HP EliteBook 840 And 830 G5 Review: Aluminum-Clad Powerhouses" HotHardware 2:18 PM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Dialpad dials up $50M Series D led by Iconiq" TechCrunch 11:40 AM
  • "Dialpad raises $50 million Series D to expand AI transcription services" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Didi seeks $1.5 billion car services spinoff ahead of likely IPO: sources" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "China's Didi gets $500 million funding from Booking.com parent" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Integris raises $10M to help companies meet GDPR and other security compliance mandates" GeekWire 7:40 AM
  • "Tomorrow raises $4.3M for app that lets you create free legal wills and trusts" GeekWire 7:40 AM
  • "Travel giant Booking invests $500M in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Mention Me, the referral marketing platform, raises $7M led by Eight Roads Ventures" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow gains for 4th day in a row, Nasdaq logs record after earnings and Powell testimony: Netflix falls 5.2% after results disappoint, but ends well off its lows" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Dow Rises, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Slip: Stocks ended mixed Monday in the wake of Trump's meeting with Putin and ahead of Netflix earnings." TheStreet 5:50 PM
  • "Nasdaq hits fresh record as investors confirm love for tech" FOXBusiness 5:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Higher After Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Testimony: Investors also focusing on companies' latest earnings results" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:51 PM
  • "Intel stock drops after Evercore downgrade" MarketWatch 7:51 AM
  • "Asian stocks mostly lower as weak energy shares weigh" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks swing to the red as telecoms fall, Fed's Powell comes into focus" MarketWatch 8:42 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 12:30 PM; no changes since 8:50 AM CDT)
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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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