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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 23, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Within Spitting Distance Of $1 Trillion" Seeking Alpha 8:48 AM
  • "How Microsoft's earnings reached $100bn" Verdict 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Highlights His Favorite Android Apps" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "It's About Time! Microsoft Windows To Add Leap Second Time Synchronisation Support" VRZone 8:49 AM
  • "Will Windows 7 Survive Microsoft's Wrath? I'm Pretty Sure It Will" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft starts another Windows 7 upgrade campaign" Channel Eye 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Begins Pushing Windows 7 Update Used to Collect Data to All Systems" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft opens enrollment for Windows 10 19H1 (Redstone 6) testing" Neowin 6:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's streaming Xbox will split up games to keep latency low: Streaming device will be one of a pair of next-generation Xboxes." Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly building two new Xbox consoles, including a lower-priced streaming device" GeekWire 7:32 PM
  • "Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "PCMag Breaks Down Dell's Return to a Public Company" FOXBusiness 8:36 AM
  • "Dell CIO: IT a Training Ground for Next-Gen CEOs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Qualcomm taps Ookla data to show Snapdragon superiority over Intel" FierceWireless 8:34 AM
  • "Qualcomm: Snapdragon 845 phones destroy Intel modem rivals in speed tests" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "Snapdragon 845 Android phones are significantly faster than latest iPhones in cellular speeds" phoneArena 8:34 AM
  • "Rutronik offers Intel Core i7+ and 3D XPoint memory speed in HDD PC designs" Electronics Weekly 8:34 AM
  • "Intel's decision to sell Wind River To TPG Capital has been welcomed by Jim Douglas, the CEO of software company" New Electronics 8:33 AM
  • "ASUS Announces Intel Mehlow Platform Workstation Products" Guru3D 8:32 AM
  • "The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor is down to its lowest price" Windows Central 8:31 AM
  • "HDR causes a 10% bottleneck on Nvidia graphics cards - but not with AMD GPUs" PCGamesN 8:31 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Picasso APU spotted in benchmarks" Hexus 8:30 AM
  • "React vs. Vue: Clash of the JavaScript titans" InfoWorld 8:05 AM
  • "SAP targets Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft for supply chain management" The Paypers 8:28 AM
  • "How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "IBM Vs. Cisco: 2 Of The Best Tech Dividend Stocks" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco invests $100m into UK AI sector" ITProPortal 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco and UCL plan to build a £77m AI research centre" IT PRO (UK) 8:21 AM
  • "Cisco invests in UK AI partnership" Channel Eye 8:20 AM
General Interest
  • "Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:21 PM
  • "The Commodore 64 Mini comes to North America on October 9" Neowin 6:52 PM
  • "Alphabet reports solid Q2 earnings despite EC fine" ZDNet 4:03 PM
  • "Alphabet trounces profit estimates, shares rise" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Watch a Hacker Install a Firmware Backdoor on a Laptop in Less Than 5 Minutes" Motherboard 3:52 PM
  • "Google joins the race to $1 trillion" TechCrunch 3:33 PM
  • "Google Material demo reel shows off revamped Gmail, Drive on mobile, Google Photos on web" 9to5Google 1:13 PM
  • "Brace yourself for a slew of security warnings from Chrome" BetaNews 12:47 PM
  • "Amazon's Echo Show now lets you use Alexa by tapping instead of talking" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Tap to Alexa brings more accessibility features to the Echo Show" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "Amazon sets its sights on official soccer shirt sales" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "Facebook to double London offices amid Brexit and ongoing U.K. data investigations" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch pops up on company's website, reveals new design and 42mm size" 9to5Google 1:29 PM
  • "Samsung just trademarked a... magnetic beetle?" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Samsung is probably keeping the headphone jack around for the Galaxy Note 9" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "Samsung plans to turn 'The Wall' display into a home TV" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "The fatal flaws in Samsung mocking Apple (yet again)" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Samsung's latest Galaxy S9 ads are, of course, all about the iPhone X" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm: Snapdragon 845 phones destroy Intel modem rivals in speed tests" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "How 5G makes use of millimeter waves" Engadget 12:57 PM
  • "Qualcomm's 5G antennas are primed for next year's phones" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Qualcomm shows world's first 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz smartphone modules" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Qualcomm unveils first mmWave 5G antennas for smartphones" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "DevOps -- sorting the leaders from the laggards" BetaNews 12:47 PM
  • "Lime says it handled 6 million rides on electric scooters and bikes" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Nintendo wants GitHub to shut down Game Boy Advance emulator" VentureBeat 12:40 PM
  • "Walmart beats Prime Day pricing for the Instant Pot" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Fritz wants to help developers bring machine learning to their mobile apps" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Sony announces world's highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Snapchat is shuttering peer-to-peer money transfer service Snapcash" BetaNews 8:02 AM
  • "Nikon teases its first full-frame mirrorless cameras" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "Dusk Network offers blockchain-powered surveillance-free communication" VentureBeat 12:43 PM
  • "PayU acquires Zooz to take on international payment services" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Founders Factory signs Marks & Spencer as exclusive UK retail investor" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "Uber's Indian rival Ola is aiming for an IPO in 3-4 years" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Tata will stop selling the 'world's cheapest car'" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "Drone development should focus on social good first, says UK report" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft PowerShell now available on Linux as an Ubuntu snap" ZDNet 4:03 PM
  • "Costco selling exclusive Microsoft Surface Go variant with free Type Cover" BetaNews 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft previews what's coming in Dynamics 365 this October" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Halo Infinite for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Might not Support Xbox Play Anywhere" WCCFTech 8:53 AM
  • "LibreOffice for Windows 10 Released on Microsoft Store with $2.99 Price Tag" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "LibreOffice comes to the Microsoft Store, but there's a catch [Update] Neowin 8:47 AM
  • "5 ways to make Windows 10 act like Windows 7" Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "How to use Azure Blob storage in ASP.Net Core" InfoWorld 8:06 AM
  • "Free, open source office suite LibreOffice arrives in the Microsoft Store -- with a price tag" BetaNews 8:03 AM
  • "Convert text to image, and image to text" PCWorld 7:50 AM
  • "How to pick the best CPU for your next laptop" PCWorld 7:48 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump proposal would end California's tougher car emission standards" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "NASA helps businesses make use of its satellite data" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "DARPA pushes for AI that can explain its decisions" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "EU fights for global digital tax on tech giants at G20 meeting" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "SoftBank's move into new services continues with plan for a payment service in Japan" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "The tech investment wave has reached Latin America" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Want Facebook to Censor Speech? Be Careful What You Wish For" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:35 PM
  • "New York's JFK airport will screen luggage with a CT scanner" Engadget 12:59 PM
  • "Boeing's spacecraft faces even longer delays after propellant leak" Engadget 12:57 PM
  • "Sansar and Intel remake The Smithsonian's art of Burning Man exhibit in VR" VentureBeat 12:43 PM
  • "Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "Investing in blockchain-integrated social media startups could be 2018's best idea" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Lighthouse review: a smarter security camera" TechHive 7:48 AM
  • "The Detroit Auto Show is finally moving out of the cold" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "SpaceX hyperloop pod competition winner breaks speed record" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Volta raises $35 million to fuel expansion of its electric vehicle charging network" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "SessionM raises $23.8 million for highly personalized customer loyalty programs" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "Cogito raises $37 million to analyze call center data with AI" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "Sh**tcoins! 4New lands $30 million to turn waste into cryptocurrency" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "Industrial robots startup Gideon Brothers raises $765K led by TransferWise co-founder" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Xage secures $12 million Series A for IoT security solution on blockchain" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Sonos prices its IPO to raise as much as $105M" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "UK sets out plan to spend billions on fiber and 5G broadband for all" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close higher as banks, tech rally; Dow logs lengthiest skid in July: Tesla comments on report that it asked for refunds from suppliers" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Alphabet Earnings: Stocks ended mixed Monday with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq up modestly while the Dow slipped ahead of an earnings report from Alphabet." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Banks lead stocks slightly higher, reversing morning slide" Associated Press 1:15 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Strength in Financial Sector: Tariffs could overshadow earnings season, with more than one-third of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting results this week" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei leads decliners as most Asian markets fall: Japanese stocks were the poorest performer in a mixed Asian stock trading session Monday as the U.S. dollar's pullback and renewed trade worries hung over the market." MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Fiat, Ferrarri end lower after Marchionne's exit, weighing on European stocks: European stocks ended the day lower and marked a third straight loss on Monday, as shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and others came under pressure after the sudden departure of longtime chief Sergio Marchionne, while investors juggled a new round of earnings reports." MarketWatch 11:47 AM



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New York Times (Checked 7:45 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Missed Connection or Canceled Flight? 6 Tips for Getting What You Want From an Airline"
  • "Want Faster Airline Customer Service? Try Tweeting"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:45 AM CST)
  • "Latest Netflix iOS App Update Improves Navigation"
  • "Google Play Offers $0.99 Movie Rentals for Thanksgiving"
Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CST)
  • "Continental CEO calls on politicians to support diesel cars"
  • "Israeli minister urges Airbnb boycott, talks up rival service"
  • "Foxconn aims to cut $2.9 billion from expenses in 2019: Bloomberg"
  • "Facebook's WhatsApp names Ezetap co-founder Abhijit Bose as India head"
  • "U.S. chipmaker Nvidia to provide AI platform for Chinese EV start-ups"
  • "Freenet still committed to electronics retailer Ceconomy: CEO"
  • "Alibaba suffers rare 'down round' investment as Babytree's HK IPO prices low: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CST)
  • "Employees do not mentally start their work year until Valentines Day"
  • "Foxconn plans $2.9 billion cost cutting exercise, iPhone unit impacted"
  • "GCHQ's latest startup picks aim at small business security"
  • "IBM: Chip making is hitting its limits, but our techniques could solve that"
  • "L0rdix becomes the new Swiss Army knife of Windows hacking"
  • "Top 10 gifts: Multitools"
  • "Retrofitting existing tractors to drive themselves"
  • "Google Play: Thanksgiving movie rentals cut to $0.99, plus more big discounts"


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