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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "How Satya Nadella tripled Microsoft's stock price in just over four years: Under Nadella, Microsoft has moved away from proprietary phone hardware and operating systems." CNBC 8:32 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Just Picked a Side in the Walmart-Amazon War" Zacks 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's focus on cloud, partnerships paying off: Microsoft shares are up 180 percent since Satya Nadella took over, and its market cap edged above US$800 billion for the first time earlier this month." Reuters 8:32 PM
  • "Microsoft wants regulation of facial recognition technology to limit 'abuse'" CNNMoney 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Skype Could Be Risky Gamble" TechNewsWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 Getting Support for Leap Seconds" Thurrott 6:30 PM
  • "Microsoft updates OneNote for Windows 10 with many new features" Neowin 6:32 PM
  • "IBM delivers Q2 revenue growth, IBM Z leads hardware gains: Big Blue's as-a-service revenue hit an annual run rate topping $11 billion, but the big growth was put up by the hardware unit." ZDNet 3:47 PM
  • "IBM quarterly revenue tops estimates" Reuters 3:34 PM
  • "IBM finds growth in security, cloud: IBM gets boost from new businesses, tops estimates" Reuters 9:37 PM
  • "IBM Answers Some Doubters With Revenue Growth, Cloud Sales" Bloomberg 3:35 PM
  • "Why Did IBM Slam Groupon with a Patent Lawsuit?" Market Realist 8:52 AM
  • "IBM Reports Earnings Below Monthly Pivot" Investopedia 8:04 AM
  • "IBM shares tick higher after earnings beat" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "How IBM Cloud Is Superior To Amazon AWS" Seeking Alpha 7:52 AM
  • "Has Intel Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?" Zacks 10:22 AM
  • "Intel Z390 Chipset Will Replace Z370 This Quarter" SegmentNext 10:22 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K rumor: 8C/16T at a huge 5.5GHz on Aug 1" TweakTown 10:23 AM
  • "Audit Crowns AMD for Having the Most Stable Graphics Drivers" WCCFTech 10:24 AM
  • "AMD B450 motherboards bring top-end Ryzen processors to the budget range" TechRadar UK 10:24 AM
  • "AMD partners reveal B450 chipset motherboard ranges - Mainboard" Hexus 10:24 AM
  • "Nvidia and AMD next-gen GPUs might come with USB-C for the virtual reality one percent" PCGamesN 10:24 AM
  • "Report: AMD And Nvidia GPU Prices Reportedly Cut By Additional 18%" SegmentNext 10:25 AM
  • "Exclusive: How Acer Made the World's Thinnest Laptop" LAPTOP Magazine 8:27 AM
General Interest
  • "Corning's new Gorilla Glass 6 will let your phone survive 15 drops: But its scratch resistance remains the same as previous generations" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Thousands of US voters' data exposed by robocall firm" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Zuckerberg: If someone gets fired for data abuse 'it should be me'" CNET 1:37 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says Holocaust deniers are making an honest mistake: Facebook recommits to providing a platform for misinformation" The Verge 1:24 PM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Recode Decode: Full transcript" Recode 10:14 AM
  • "Samsung is reportedly planning to release its foldable Galaxy X smartphone later this year" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Amazon sells more than 100 million products on Prime Day event" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Walmart Reportedly Considers Cloning Netflix to Beat Amazon" Gizmodo 10:43 AM
  • "Walmart is reportedly building a video streaming service to take on Netflix" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "A $225 GPS spoofer can send autonomous vehicles into oncoming traffic *" Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "Brits can't get enough of Netflix and Amazon Prime" CNNMoney 8:28 AM
  • "Rising Seas Could Cause Your Next Internet Outage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Elon Musk, DeepMind founders, and others sign pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Google's latest move to crack China: A WeChat game" CNNMoney 8:43 AM
  • "The woman with the power to tear Google apart said a breakup might not be the best idea" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision: An unlikely warning" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Millions are battling mental illness — these entrepreneurs are trying to tackle it via technology" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever/Taller, narrower, and (some) notchier" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile Edges Out Verizon in Carrier Speed Showdown" PC Magazine 7:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile takes fastest carrier crown: Ookla/T-Mobile is the fastest mobile carrier in the US, according to Ookla's speed tests, with Minneapolis clocking the fastest download speeds out of all 50 states." ZDNet 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Helps Automate Experian's Worldwide Data Centers" Cisco 9:18 AM
  • "HP Unveils World's Most Powerful Entry Workstations" HP 9:17 AM
  • "IBM Reports 2018 Second-Quarter Results" Business Wire 3:33 PM
  • "Intel Breaks Guinness World Records Title for Drone Light Shows in Celebration of 50th Anniversary" Business Wire 10:21 AM
  • "V5 Systems Makes Cities Safer with Oracle Cloud: Outdoor Industrial IoT platform company uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to quickly scale up security while dramatically reducing costs" Oracle 9:16 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Getting Support for Leap Seconds" Thurrott 3:06 PM
  • "Steve Ballmer Explains Rise From Bill Gates's Assistant to Microsoft CEO" [Video Report] Bloomberg 1:05 PM
  • "Microsoft to launch new Xbox hardware next month" TechCrunch 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft teases 'all-new Xbox hardware' announcement for next month" The Verge 8:59 AM
  • "How to download offline copies of Windows 10 apps from the Microsoft Store" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes: If ye can board Microsoft accounts, Azure AD or even OpenID without the skipper knowing, loot be your reward" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'room-scale' Ginormonitor probably not as big as a room" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "National Oilwell Varco selects Microsoft Dynamics 365 to enhance sales and service operations" Microsoft 9:16 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump claims Russia has stopped its cyberattacks against the US: He's directly contradicting intelligence agencies." Engadget 6:26 PM
  • "The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Judge slams FBI for improper cellphone search, stingray use" Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data was accessed in Russia" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Toshiba may face renewed shareholder accounting claims: U.S. appeals court" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "U.S. tech enforcer says will read 'closely' EU statement on Google" Reuters 1:36 PM
  • "Google could be fined more than $15 million a day unless it gets its house in order over Android" Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "Google made it impossible for Amazon to license its own version of Android, EU commissioner claims" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Google CEO on $5 billion EU antitrust fine: 'Android has created more choice, not less'" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Google's antitrust cases in Europe" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Google says will appeal EU fine" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine/Google will appeal, says EU ignored that Android competes against iPhones." Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "Google Fined Record $5 Billion by EU, Given 90 Days to Stop 'Illegal Practices'" Bloomberg 8:46 AM
  • "EU fines Google $5 billion over Android antitrust abuse" CNBC 8:45 AM
  • "Android antitrust: Google hit with giant €4.34 billion fine by Europe/Search giant told to change its practices in 90 days." ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "EU hits Google with record €4.34bn fine for 'very serious illegal behaviour' in Android antitrust case" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "Google fined a record $5 billion by the EU for abusing the dominance of Android" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "EU fines Google record €4.3bn over Android" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Google hit with record $5 billion EU antitrust fine" Reuters 7:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Review: OLALA S70i Power Bank" Forbes 12:34 PM
  • "New Challenges for Hardware With Flexible Displays" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:23 AM
  • "Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos have beat out Walmart to become a symbol for everything wrong with American big business" Business Insider 11:10 AM
  • "Chrome OS isn't ready for tablets yet: The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is education-only for a reason" The Verge 10:19 AM
  • "The Future of Android (Premium)" Thurrott 8:32 AM
  • "The False Tale of Amazon's Industry-Conquering Juggernaut" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Samsung's new phone-as-desktop is slick, fast and ready for splash-down ... somewhere" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes: When dumb is usually smart enough" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "Android Antitrust Decision Threatens to Shake Mobile Industry, Google Business Model: Google is ordered to stop bundling its Search and Chrome apps on certain devices" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "The EU Antitrust case against Android sucks for everyone, especially you" Android Central 1:07 PM
  • "How Android will change if the EU Commission's $5 billion antitrust ruling against Google stands" Business Insider 12:20 PM
  • "Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion? A guide for the perplexed." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Google Escapes Microsoft Levels of Antitrust Pain: Look at the remedies rather than the headline fine." Bloomberg 8:04 AM
  • "EU Fails To Demand The One Remedy From Google That Could Make A Difference." Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "What EU's record fine will mean for Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "With Google, The EU Is Toothless In Europe But Maybe Not In Africa" Forbes 7:55 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Has An Esports Problem That's Going To Be Tough To Solve" Forbes 7:55 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Nervos Network raises $28 million to make enterprise blockchain networks" VentureBeat 10:28 AM
  • "FRVR raises $3 million from Accel for HTML5 cross-platform games" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "R4 Technologies raises $20 million for AI that helps companies 'unlock growth opportunities'" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Chevron and Siemens venture arms invest $23M in industrial process data analytics platform Seeq" GeekWire 8:26 AM
  • "Glovo gets $134M to beef up its on-demand delivery business" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Swim.ai raises $11M to bring real-time analytics to the edge" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "The Ken raises $1.5M to grow its subscription journalism business in India" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Light raises $121M led by SoftBank as it prepares to bring its camera tech to smartphones" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Alternative To Lidar? Startup Light Raises $121M From SoftBank, Leica To Expand To Self-Driving Cars" Forbes 7:57 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 retain foothold in positive territory after Beige Book: Morgan Stanley shares rally 3.5% after upbeat profits" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks trade in tight range following upbeat economic outlook" FOXBusiness 1:26 PM
  • "Stocks Rise as Fed Chairman's Testimony Continues: Gains in financial and industrial companies help offset losses in the real-estate and utilities sectors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "China's stocks turn south; Japan's Nikkei continues rally on weak yen: South Korea reports a slower GDP growth forecast" MarketWatch 8:53 AM
  • "European stocks jump to 1-month high: Ericsson shares rally after earnings" MarketWatch 8:53 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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