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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 13, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft acquires Lobe, an AI startup working on easy-to-use deep-learning development tools" GeekWire 4:16 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires San Francisco-based Lobe to democratize AI development" Neowin 6:05 PM
  • "Microsoft aims to bring AI development to the masses with Lobe purchase" MSPoweruser 7:47 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Windows 10 test build dissuades Insiders from installing rival browsers" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "New Windows 10 preview updates sign-in screen" ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Tests Warning Windows 10 Users About Installing Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox" Gadgets 360 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft tests third party browser 'warning' in Windows 10" Hexus 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft tests rival browser 'warnings'" BBC 6:45 AM
  • "Microsoft pop-up advises users not to install other browsers when they have Edge: The company says it was only a test" TechSpot 6:42 AM
  • "Windows and Linux Kodi users infected with cryptomining malware" ZDNet 10:39 AM
  • "Windows 10's Login Screen Gets a Touch of Fluent Design" Thurrott 10:39 AM
  • "New Windows 10 preview updates sign-in screen" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft stops selling the Core m3 model of the Surface Laptop" Neowin 12:25 PM
  • "Intel 9th-gen Core processors suffer pricing leak: Look set to be slightly more expensive than AMD's Ryzen 2 processors" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Memory prices set to fall due to Intel processor shortage" ee News 6:38 AM
  • "Intel Capital invests in Delair to help French drone maker expand its software platform" VentureBeat 6:38 AM
  • "Intel: Industry must prepare for the sheer scale of 5G" Total Telecom 12:25 PM
  • "AMD CEO talks next Xbox 'secret sauce' and cloud computing: AMD's CEO has affirmed its ongoing work with Xbox consoles while touching on a shared cloud computing vision." Windows Central 9:58 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.9.1 driver adds Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Star Control: Origins support" Neowin 6:26 AM
  • "Dell EMC Improves Its SMB Block-Storage Arrays: ME4s are designed for a range of block-based storage use cases such as video surveillance, HPC, virtualization/VDI, entry SAN, low cost consolidation, video editing, NoSQL databases, direct attached and OEM solutions, Dell said." eWeek 2:35 PM
  • "IBM Cloud Private for Data preps Red Hat OpenShift certification, queryplex search tool" ZDNet 10:32 AM
General Interest
  • "CSIRO using serverless compute to analyse the human genome" ZDNet 9:22 PM
  • "The Razer Phone 2 could end up looking exactly like the original" Neowin 6:03 PM
  • "This Hyperkin console is basically a Nintendo Switch that plays every SNES game ever" BGR 3:27 PM
  • "Amazon's CEO Starts $2 Billion Fund for Schools, Homeless: The fund will launch a network of preschools based in low-income communities. 'We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer,' Bezos says." PC Magazine 12:32 PM
  • "Bezos family launches $2 billion philanthropy fund: The Day One Fund will help homeless families and build preschools." Engadget 12:46 PM
  • "Two billion devices still vulnerable to Blueborne flaws a year after discovery" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "Tech Companies Poach AI Talent from Universities: In a tight market for AI and machine learning, tech companies have always relied on a secret weapon: tapping into the talent available in academia. But who will train tomorrow's AI experts?" InformationWeek 12:27 PM
  • "Dish's AirTV box now lets you watch and record live TV, access recordings through Sling TV" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Snapchat is opening up your shared Stories to media partners: News orgs will be able to supplement their own Stories with your uploads." Engadget 11:32 AM
  • "Facebook rolls out photo/video fact checking so partners can train its AI" TechCrunch 10:34 AM
  • "Salesforce launches new low-code app building tools" ZDNet 9:57 AM
  • "Fear book: Amazon glitch mixes in L Ron Hubbard novel reviews" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "The BBC has 'solved' the lag between live streams and TV: No more neighbors spoiling goals before you've seen them." Engadget 6:21 AM
  • "Spotify raises offline download limit to 10,000 tracks: That's 10,000 tracks per device for five devices." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Google will consign Inbox app to the knackers yard come March 2019: All the best features are in Gmail, so dry your eyes mate" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Huawei promises foldable phone within a year" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "LG confirms launch date of forthcoming V40 ThinQ smartphone" Neowin 6:26 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T is abandoning the headphone jack: Carl Pei claims decision will make room for more 'new technology'" The Inquirer 7:58 AM
  • "LG will unveil its five-camera V40 ThinQ on October 3rd: Whether or not it's a worthy upgrade is still up in the air." Engadget 2:30 PM
Press Releases
  • "Global Cloud High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2018 — IBM, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Amazon Web Services, Intel" Global Market News 6:41 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Office 365: 5 Ways To Boost Productivity With This Familiar Tool" Daily Waffle 7:47 PM
  • "Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world: Insider builds sometimes just don't work. Who knew?" The Register 6:43 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Uber drivers in Denmark could face fines for every ride they offered" TechCrunch 10:33 AM
  • "Ad-blocking browser Brave says Google is breaking EU privacy law: Its GDPR complaint could set an important precedent for adtech" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "The EU's new Copyright Directive really is that bad" ZDNet 6:27 AM
  • "UK's mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
  • "Russian man pleads guilty, admits he ran notorious Kelihos botnet: Peter Yuryevich Levashov was first indicted relating to the Storm botnet back in 2009." Ars Technica 6:22 AM
  • "No-deal Brexit won't bring back mobile roaming charges - minister" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "Let's Be Very Clear About What Breitbart's Leaked Google Video Shows" Gizmodo 6:21 AM
  • "Report: National Guard Wants to Fly MQ-9 Reaper Drones at the U.S.-Mexico Border" Gizmodo 6:21 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with Dolby Vision review: It's the best of the best" Neowin 6:06 PM
  • "JBL Link View: A Google Smart Display that puts audio centerstage/Great audio, so-so everything else." Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed: The time has come for our annual deep dive (~19,000 words) into the latest Android release." Ars Technica 11:32 AM
  • "Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit: Rewarding builds with better games/Adventure mode justifies the price." Engadget 10:36 AM
  • "Master & Dynamic MW07 review: Premium sound, premium price/The company's first true wireless earbuds impress, but you'll pay for the privilege." Engadget 10:34 AM
  • "Intel SSD Dc P4510 2Tb Ssd Review" PC Gamer 6:38 AM
  • "Dell's Alienware 13 gaming laptop reaches end of the line (for now)" Liliputing 6:38 AM
  • "Google's internal political battles keep spilling out into the public: What the leak of a video says about this moment at Alphabet" The Verge 6:33 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 Review — The Aggressive Gaming Laptop" Hard Avenue 6:33 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 1050 G1 review: A slim 15-inch business laptop with high-end options" ZDNet 6:27 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 9:22 PM
  • "Walmart to acquire Mexico & Chile-focused grocery delivery service Cornershop for $225M" TechCrunch 10:40 AM
  • "Hybrid cloud data specialist Datrium nabs $60M led by Samsung at a $282M valuation" TechCrunch 10:33 AM
  • "Adobe in talks to buy marketing software firm Marketo" VentureBeat 7:59 AM
  • "HYP3R lands $17 million to geofence the world, including moving targets" VentureBeat 7:59 AM
  • "Meituan Raises $4.2 Billion in IPO Priced Toward Top" Bloomberg 6:50 AM
  • "Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
  • "Seven Peaks Ventures raises $28M fund, will invest in 25 early stage startups across Pacific Northwest" GeekWire 6:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 stretches winning streak to 4 days as tech stocks rebound, trade jitters ease: Dow ends above 26,000 for first time in September" MarketWatch 5:11 PM
  • "Nasdaq Leads as Major Indexes Close Higher: Stocks in New York ended the day solidly in the plus column on hope for trade talks with China and slowing inflation data." TheStreet 5:11 PM
  • "US stocks jump as inflation slows; tech rebounds" FOXBusiness 12:23 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Trade Tensions Ease: Gains led by the tech sector bring the S&P 500 back into positive territory for the month" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:12 PM
  • "Asian stock markets recover, led by Japan and Hong Kong: Nikkei flips to positive for the year" MarketWatch 6:59 AM
  • "European stocks advance as central banks grab the spotlight/Analyst on ECB, BOE: 'With Brexit on the horizon, now is not a good time to be changing course'" MarketWatch 6:59 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019"
  • "Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice"
New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "The Best Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals"
Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"


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