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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 2, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "HP Ink splashes out on Brit print provider Apogee: Acquisition-happy services slinger to become inky tentacle of globocorp" The Register 6:44 AM
  • "HP acquires MPS player Apogee to advance A3 printer strategy" Channel Pro 6:44 AM
  • "HP announce a new retail Kiosk and POS solution based on Windows 10" MSPoweruser 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge adds WebAuthn as passwords near the end" Sophos 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen and Intel Coffee Lake CPU Market Share at 50% Each in July — Strong Ryzen Sales, Intel CPUs Still Report Higher Revenue" WCCFTech 7:21 AM
  • "Intel guts 10nm to get it out the door: What is going wrong with 10nm and what is changed" SemiAccurate 10:36 AM
  • "Intel starts talking real 5G data center use cases" Diginomica 7:47 AM
  • "MSI releases Z370 motherboard BIOS files for Intel 9K support" Hexus 7:21 AM
  • "HPI Puts Intel's Optane Chipset to Work in New Retail POS Devices: These new machines will be able to handle natively all sorts of mobile payment apps, such as Apple Wallet, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, a number of separate banking apps, and others." eWeek 7:22 AM
  • "MSI to releases bios updates with Core i-9000 support for Z370 motherboards" Guru3D 7:22 AM
  • "Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great" Pocket-lint 6:42 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 Always Connected PC: A mixed bag but a worthwhile travel companion" ZDNet 6:28 AM
  • "Amazon will ditch Oracle by 2020, despite what Larry Ellison says: Amazon is about to compete heavily with its former suppliers" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
  • "Amazon, ditch us? But they can't do without us - Oracle: Battle of database rivals fuelled by reports marketplace monster is flying off Big Red" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Qualcomm Demands Information About Intel's Chips in 2018 iPhones" MacTrast 6:28 AM
  • "Cisco buys Duo Security for $2.35 billion, adds cloud-based authentication to security lineup" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Cisco is buying Duo Security for $2.35B in cash" TechCrunch 10:28 AM
  • "Cisco Expands Identity With $2.35B Duo Security Acquisition: Identity has become the cornerstone for enabling the multi-cloud world, which is why Cisco is bolstering its portfolio with Duo Security." eWeek 11:31 AM
  • "Microprocessor Market 2018 Global Forecast and Share: Nvidia, Intel, AMD, Apple, MediaTek, Freescale and Qualcomm" Energy News 6:45 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon Removes Products Featuring Nazi Symbols" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 PM
  • "Google Maps added a new feature that's equal parts genius and creepy" BGR 6:07 PM
  • "Motorola's new Moto Z3 is a Verizon exclusive with 5G ambitions: It'll play nice with the 5G Moto Mod coming later this year" Engadget 3:34 PM
  • "Leaker claims Android P will be released on August 20th" BGR 11:52 AM
  • "Google's Secret China Project Sparks Fury Among Workers" Bloomberg 7:34 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 price leaks again, and it's still expensive" BGR 6:33 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: Samsung starts taking reservations for unannounced flagship/Registration page confirms handset's 24 August release date" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Lenovo VP blabs about upcoming 5G phone rocking a Snapdragon 855 processor" Neowin 6:28 AM
  • "Facebook's security chief is leaving the company: As privacy and fake news issues mount, the company won't have a Chief Security Officer." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Facebook will not replace its outgoing security boss despite the rise in fake accounts" Telegraph 6:27 AM
  • "Facebook's security chief is leaving and he won't be replaced: Alex Stamos is off to Stamford University" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
  • "Amnesty International staff targeted by Israeli-made 'Pegasus' spyware: Surveillance tool was developed by Israeli hacking company NSO Group" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
  • "Get your own HAL-9000 replica with Bluetooth and voice command: 'I'm sorry, Dave. I can't do that.'" Engadget 6:29 AM
  • "Latest Instagram tests swap DM and profile tab positions, add quick emoji access to comments" Android Police 6:43 AM
  • "Red's much-hyped Hydrogen One phone just took a big step closer" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Nikon teases a substantial lens mount and grip for its new camera: It also takes us on a nostalgic tour of its classic professional bodies." Engadget 11:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Blockchain Identity Management Market Share and Growth Rate 2025 - IBM, Amazon Web Services, Civic Technologies, Bitfury, Oracle, Microsoft, Evernym, Inc.," PR 7:47 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Go review: Microsoft's new, cheaper Surface needs more to distinguish itself from the Windows 10 pack" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Go is a good computer, but a bad tablet" CNBC 8:18 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Go Is Practically Perfect" Gizmodo 8:19 AM
  • "The tiny Microsoft Surface Go is available now, and it's an overachiever: Better than you expected" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Malicious Android apps infected with Windows keyloggers pulled from Google Play" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free" ZDNet 1:17 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC announces rules for 5G spectrum auction" Reuters 9:25 PM
  • "South Korea wants to tax global companies like Apple and Google: A new taskforce is looking to change current laws in the country." Engadget 4:19 PM
  • "DoJ nabs three top Ukrainian cybercrims from 'FIN7' hacking group: US Department of Justice is stretching the long arm of the law" The Inquirer 10:28 AM
  • "Southeast Asia, Beijing hail milestone in South China Sea talks" Reuters 7:34 AM
  • "Feds Indict Three Ukrainians For Cyberattacks on 100+ Companies: Dmytro Fedorov, Fedir Hladyr, and Andrii Kolpakov are senior members of the notorious FIN7 cybercrime group, aka the Carbanak Group." Dark Reading 6:42 AM
  • "Tesla whistleblower's lawyer: my client may have been effectively swatted/Storey County Sheriff's Office releases report detailing June 20 incident." Ars Technica 6:25 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Ars on your lunch break: Tim O'Reilly on why the future doesn't have to suck/But inequality and economic distortions give us ample opportunity to blow it." Ars Technica 2:32 PM
  • "$50 a month for 1Mbps: How AT&T and Verizon rip off DSL customers/AT&T and Verizon force copper customers to pay fiber-level prices." Ars Technica 1:27 PM
  • "Let's face it: Windows PCs are now just better -- and cooler -- than Macs" ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "Digital Transformation Has a Digital Divide: Companies in all industries are talking about digital transformation, but success may depend on whether the firms have world-class or ordinary IT organizations." InformationWeek 7:34 AM
  • "Google might return to China. Here's why that's controversial" CNNMoney 6:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Arm confirms Treasure Data purchase, launches Pelion IoT platform" ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "Grab picks up $2 billion more to fuel growth in post-Uber Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
  • "RideOs raises $25M to become the traffic control center for self-driving cars" TechCrunch 6:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Apple's romp to $1 trillion market cap helps S&P 500, Nasdaq notch gains: Apple has gained more than $80 billion in value over the past two sessions" MarketWatch 5:18 PM
  • "Apple Makes History, Becomes First U.S. Firm to Achieve $1 Trillion Valuation: Apple's valuation surged past the historic milestone following the company's latest positive earnings report." TheStreet 5:18 PM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq rally as Apple hits $1 trillion" FOXBusiness 5:20 PM
  • "Tech Stocks Lift S&P 500: Nasdaq Composite climbs 1.2%, buoyed by upbeat quarterly results; Apple's market value tops $1 trillion" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Asian stock markets drop, weighed by pullback in China: Trade-war fears sink indexes in Shanghai, Shenzhen; Nikkei retreats from recent highs" MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Europe's stock benchmarks log second straight loss as trade worries weigh: Bank of England hikes rates as expected in unanimous decision" MarketWatch 5:21 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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