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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage To Develop Technology That Lets Police Search By Skin Color" The Intercept 6:53 AM
  • "IBM Makes Another Blockchain Identity Play With Health Data App" coindesk 6:53 AM
  • "Hu-manity.co uses IBM blockchain to give you the right to control your personal data" VentureBeat 6:54 AM
  • "IBM has introduced a Payment System on Stellar Network" Bit Press 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Support for Windows 10 Extended Once Again" ITPro 8:20 PM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft hustles to kill bugs" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft releases largest publicly available speech data for three Indian languages to aid researchers" OnMSFT 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Speech Corpus for three Indian languages to help researchers" Gadgets Now 7:26 AM
  • "Another use for Cortana (and Alexa): Controlling Microsoft's Xbox" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Fastest Windows 10 on Arm PC yet: Lenovo Snapdragon 850 2-in-1 passes FCC hurdle" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Windows Server 2019 Essentials May Be Microsoft's Last Server Offering For Small Businesses" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 11:01 AM
  • "Dell Technologies sees strong Q2 demand for its data center gear, PCs" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils AI ready solutions in Taiwan" DigiTimes 6:41 AM
  • "Dell charges ahead with server market lead: HPE takes on second place followed by IBM and Lenovo" ARN 6:41 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) Reports Q2 Revenues Above Estimates; Lifts FY19 Revenue Guidance Above Consensus" StreetInsider 6:41 AM
  • "AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO CPUs And Budget Athlon 200GE Combining Zen, Vega" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "AMD Vega 20 GPUs To Feature XGMI GPU-To-GPU PCIe 4.0 Interconnect , Will Compete Against NVIDIA's 300 GB/s NVLINK 2.0" WCCFTech 6:48 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 XGMI GPU-to-GPU Interconnect Spied In Linux Driver Patch" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Here's what the Intel Core i7-9700K scores in Geekbench" Hexus 6:48 AM
  • "Intel Core-i7 9700K tips up on Geekbench: Keeping AMD at bay" TechSpot 6:49 AM
  • "Top Oracle Software Executive to Take Extended Leave: No reason given from company's president of product development" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:41 PM
  • "Oracle president Thomas Kurian is taking some time away from the company" CNBC 7:35 AM
  • "Read the email the Oracle executive once rumored to be the next CEO emailed the company to announce his 'extended' leave of absence" Business Insider 2:14 PM
General Interest
  • "Ericsson makes first 5G call to smartphone" ZDNet 6:14 PM
  • "Verizon trials 5G in Washington DC with Nokia" ZDNet 6:14 PM
  • "Google announces October 9th Made by Google event in New York City" 9to5Google 4:38 PM
  • "YouTube TV now lets you pause your subscription for up to 6 months" TechCrunch 4:38 PM
  • "After Multiple Provocations, Twitter Has Banned Alex Jones And Infowars" BuzzFeed News 4:37 PM
  • "Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behaviour" BBC 4:15 PM
  • "Twitter permanently bans Infowars and Alex Jones" CNET 4:14 PM
  • "Twitter Bans Alex Jones, Citing Harassing Messages" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Salesforce research: Yep, consumers are worried about their data" TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Amazon adds always-on Alexa Hands-Free to Fire HD 8 tablet" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Spyware service mSpy leaks 'millions' of sensitive records: The irony klaxon is deafening" The Inquirer 12:09 PM
  • "Firefox 62 arrives as Windows XP support is sunsetted: Sunsetted? Sunsetised? Sunsettinged? It's gone, anyway" The Inquirer 11:46 AM
  • "iRobot's new Roomba knows where it's going: The i7+ features much-improved mapping and a self-emptying bin" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Japanese Nuclear Plant on Emergency Power After Quake, But Little Risk of Fukushima-Type Event" Gizmodo 9:35 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 tipped to feature 5G support after all" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "51 years after discovering pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3M Breakthrough Prize" GeekWire 7:49 AM
  • "Nielsen steps up its tracking of digital gaming and esports: It has acquired SuperData Research to improve its gaming division." Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Garmin adds Deezer to its music-playing fitness watches: It might be your best option for a running soundtrack." Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Netflix is trailing HBO, Hulu and Amazon when it comes to quality content, one analysis shows" BGR 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Reimagines Everyday Computing with New 'Zen' Based Athlon™ Desktop Processors, Expands Commercial Client Portfolio with 2nd Generation Ryzen™ PRO Desktop Processors" AMD 1:50 PM
  • "Cisco Named a Leader in Three Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports in Four Months" GlobeNewswire 3:40 PM
  • "Hu-manity.co Collaborates with IBM Blockchain on Consumer App to Manage Personal Data Property Rights" IBM 1:50 PM
  • "STF GROUP, Owner of Brands STUDIO F and ELA, Implements Oracle Cloud to Optimize Inventory Planning Across Omnichannel Footprint in Latin America" Oracle 1:50 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's new Windows 10 19H1 test build adds fixes, support for new app updates" ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Management Presents at Citi Global Technology Conference (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for iOS preview updated with the ability to search for words in e-books" MSPoweruser 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft brengt Xbox Adaptive Controller uit in Benelux: Microsoft heeft de Xbox Adaptive Controller uitgebracht in Nederland en België. Dat gebeurt enkele weken voor de oorspronkelijke planningsdatum. De Adaptive Controller is bedoeld voor gamers met een beperking." tweakers 7:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Sen. Warner: More tech hearings and eventual regulation are coming/The Virginia Democrat says he's hoping people will learn this issue isn't going away." CNET 7:34 PM
  • "How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry" ZDNet 4:50 PM
  • "Ajit Pai does ISPs' bidding, pushes for tighter rules on Google and Facebook: Pai joins broadband lobby in call for new transparency rules for Web giants." Ars Technica 11:53 AM
  • "Facebook sues BlackBerry over the same things BlackBerry sued Facebook over: Jeez, just get a room" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "NASA says it's building a gateway to the Moon—critics say it's just a gate: 'It is the next giant leap into quicksand.'" Ars Technica 7:46 AM
  • "Google skipping out on Congress means public missed important answers: Here're some things you can't Google the answers to." CNET 8:09 AM
  • "Congress is getting better at questioning social media executives: But actual regulation remains a long way off" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "Republican anger boils up into fresh political threat for Big Tech" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Former Facebook security chief says creating election chaos is still easy" TechCrunch 7:29 PM
  • "The FCC chief's call for cracking down on tech companies is not only laughable, it's the 'height of hypocrisy'" Business Insider 6:56 PM
  • "A feud atop AI's commanding heights" Axios 5:27 PM
  • "Is Facebook Watch a Serious Streaming Platform? These 6 Shows Say Yes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
  • "The 'Post-PC Era' Never Really Happened...and Likely Won't" Tech.pinions 1:35 PM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 hands-on: The Inspiron isn't quite the ugly ducking to Dell's XPS lineup it used to be" The Inquirer 12:09 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 Review: Premium High Performance Android For Less" HotHardware 12:08 PM
  • "AI is 'bigger threat' than climate change or terrorism, scientist warns: Professor Jim Al-Khalili wants gov to take action to avoid public backlash" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "Google Allegedly Developing 'Play Points' Loyalty Program For Play Store" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Are Google search results politically biased? Treating search results as a media source in their own right is a key step in analyzing alleged political bias" The Guardian 6:49 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook is spending $1 billion on its first data center in Asia" CNNMoney 8:59 PM
  • "Sunshine Coast Council makes AU$35m investment for local JGA cable landing" ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Exclusive: Netgear Acquires Meural And Plans To Add A WiFi Router Into The Digital Frame" Forbes 6:14 PM
  • "European banking app Monese scores $60M Series B led by Kinnevik" TechCrunch 10:40 AM
  • "South Africa payments start-up Yoco raises $16 million" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Facebook chooses Singapore for $1bn data centre" BBC 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower for third day in a row as Tech Stocks sink: Dow shakes off weakness to edge higher for 2nd session in a row" MarketWatch 5:38 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher; Techs Slide: Stocks are mixed on Thursday as investors brace for another potentially damaging escalation in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:38 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mostly Lower As Semiconductor Stocks Plunge; How Nike Is Doing After Kaepernick" Investor's Business Daily 5:38 PM
  • "US stocks slip again as technology companies extend slump" Associated Press 5:37 PM
  • "Weak Tech Shares Pull Down S&P 500: Internet shares continued to decline following Facebook and Twitter executives' congressional testimony; semiconductor stocks also lagged" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:37 PM
  • "Asian markets end lower as Nikkei sags again: Natural disasters weigh on Japan stocks; indexes in China lose early gain" MarketWatch 8:20 AM
  • "European stocks drop as trade worries persist/Analyst: Investors focus on 'whether the U.S. is serious about arriving at some form of deal with Canada'" MarketWatch 8:20 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Checked 12:25 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Generation Z Prefers YouTube Over Textbooks, Study Finds"
  • "Microsoft CEO Pushes Open Data Initiative, New Security at Ignite"
  • "This Robot Might Make Invasive Colonoscopies a Thing of the Past"
  • "SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal"
  • "Analyst: iPhone XR, Not XS, Will Be Apple's Big Win"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Don't Survive Drops"
  • "Roku Unveils $40 Premiere 4K Media Streamer"
  • "MetroPCS Drops 'PCS,' Adds Google, Amazon Deals"
  • "Robots May Replace A Lot More Human Jobs By 2022"
  • "Deezer's AI Detects Mood, Makes Your Playlist Smarter"
Reuters (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "Facebook picks chief of Hotstar streaming service as India head"
  • "Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market"
  • "SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance"
  • "Apple, Salesforce team up to bring Siri to more business apps"
  • "Home modems, routers hit by U.S. China tariffs as 'smart' tech goods escape"
  • "T-Mobile revamps prepaid brand to spruce up image"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
ZDNet (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Google Clips: An exclusive look at the smart camera's latest improvements"
  • "Apple MacOS Mojave zero-day privacy bypass vulnerability revealed"
  • "Microsoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and Mac"
  • "Apple completes Shazam purchase, takes app ad free"
  • "How to decide: Picking the 2018 iPhone that's right for you"
  • "Adwind Trojan circumvents antivirus software to infect your PC"
  • "Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie is practically useless"
  • "Amazon's Hindi website shows how badly e-commerce needs India's non-English-speaking shoppers"


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