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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is Apple now" Quartz 2:44 PM
  • "Microsoft is adding verified icon, email promotion features to Outlook.com: Microsoft is recruiting consumer-facing businesses and brands to join its beta program for a new Business Profile feature that's coming to Outlook.com." ZDNet 9:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface All Access a bet that hardware as a service can work (with an Office 365 assist): Microsoft Surface All Access is another attempt that a leasing/subscription model can be appealing for mainstream hardware customers." ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan: Under its Microsoft Managed Desktop subscription service, the company will handle Semi-annual Channel Windows 10 updates for each device it oversees." Computerworld 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface chief: a pocketable Surface is 'absolutely my baby'/Microsoft is taking its time to get the hardware and sofware right" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's Panos Panay Calls Pocketable Surface Device 'My Baby'" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface chief hints at a modular PC and USB-C webcam during interview" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft is embracing Android as the mobile version of Windows: Android is the obvious choice for Windows users now" The Verge 2:51 PM
  • "Microsoft is dragging its feet on helping USB-C go mainstream: It's time for tech companies to deliver on the future they keep promising is right around the corner" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Dell exploring IPO option if tracking stock bid fails" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "IBM mainframe containers grow more secure: The new IBM Secure Service Container brings a new layer of security to IBM LinuxONE and Z mainframes." ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "A Look at IBM's Age Discrimination Charges" Market Realist 8:12 AM
  • "HP Enhances Convertible PC, Brings Leather-Made Spectre Folio" Zacks 11:50 AM
  • "HP provides FY19 guidance; plans to return 75% of FCF" Seeking Alpha 5:02 PM
  • "HP issues EPS guidance for fiscal 2019: The Palo Alto tech giant said it expects non-GAAP earnings to be in the range of $2.12 to $2.22, with free cash flow of at least $3.7 billion." ZDNet 7:44 PM
  • "Intel Surges to Highest Level Since August on Manufacturing Ramp Up: Intel posts biggest gain in months as production pace ramps up." RealMoney 8:13 AM
  • "How Intel's Supply Issues Could Dent AMD's Nvidia Business" Market Realist 12:36 PM
  • "AMD Stock Clobbered as Intel Accelerates Production Timeline" RealMoney 8:45 AM
  • "Oracle's Comeback Stalls After Ratings Cut" Barron's 11:50 AM
  • "Oracle: cloud quiet" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Atomically thin semiconductors could make computers run a million times faster: Transition metal dichalcogenides or TMDCs could be the key to radically faster computers, claim researchers" V3 8:19 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon unveils Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+" BetaNews 8:08 PM
  • "Alphabet's Intra app encrypts DNS queries to help users bypass online censorship: New Intra app adds DNS-over-HTTPS support for older Android versions." ZDNet 7:43 PM
  • "Living with the LG V40 ThinQ and its 5 cameras: So far, they're not all they're cracked up to be." Engadget 6:09 PM
  • "The LG V40 is official, and yes, it has 5 cameras" BGR 6:10 PM
  • "67 percent of organizations believe hackers can penetrate their network" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Facebook adds A.I. to Marketplace for categorization, price suggestions and soon, visual search" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Facebook says other apps not caught in hack" BBC 7:39 AM
  • "Amazon pay rise piles pressure on rivals" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Amazon raises wages amid criticism" BBC 7:39 AM
  • "Wikipedia's broken links fixed by the Internet Archive" BBC 7:39 AM
  • "Redesigned Google Assistant is easier on the fingers and eyes" The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Google Assistant developers can now sell subscriptions" VentureBeat 12:37 PM
  • "Google trolls fans with 'mini Pixel' teaser ahead of Pixel 3 launch event" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Google launches new .page TLD" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "A historic, pre-Google section of the web that's been 'frozen in time' for over two decades is about to get destroyed — here's how to see it before it's gone forever" Business Insider 8:09 AM
  • "Google's cyber unit Jigsaw introduces Intra, a new security app dedicated to busting censorship" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Google is still chasing the self-driving engineer that jumped ship to Uber" The Register 7:39 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Alliance rebrands 802.11ac as Wi-Fi 5, picks 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Wi-Fi now has version numbers, and Wi-Fi 6 comes out next year" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Next-generation 802.11ax wi-fi: Dense, fast, delayed" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "How automakers are tackling connected vehicle vulnerability management" [Video Report] ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Web Summit to stay in Lisbon for 10 years: CEO" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Instagram back up after worldwide outage" Reuters 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. Announces Fiscal 2019 Financial Outlook" HP 4:01 PM
Microsoft
  • "First Look at Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6" PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Surface Devices Look Great Except for One Frustrating Flaw" Time 2:52 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 Build 18252 to the Skip Ahead and Fast rings" BetaNews 1:35 PM
  • "The Email Experiment: A Quick Check-In" Thurrott 11:01 AM
  • "How Microsoft's new Surface Pro 6 tablet compares to the iPad Pro" The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "Tip: The Magic Window for Windows 10 RS5 is Here" Thurrott 8:18 AM
  • "How to manually download the Windows 10 October 2018 Update" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Headphones Hands-on: A Stunning Surprise" Digital Trends 8:02 AM
  • "Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Still the PC you desire but can't afford" PCWorld 7:41 AM
  • "Hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 6: The new tablet is easy to use, confusing to buy" PCWorld 7:40 AM
  • "Using Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations? Using Skype? Not for long!" The Register 7:39 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "UK and Australia blame Russian GRU for quartet of cyber attacks: The British government says recent 'indiscriminate and reckless' global cyberattacks are the handiwork of the Russian military intelligence." ZDNet 9:03 PM
  • "Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter's Killing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Senators Call for Federal Investigation of Children's Apps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:52 PM
  • "EBay Claims Amazon Illegally Tried to Poach Top Sellers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Ebay alleges Amazon poached sellers from its platform" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Facebook's lead EU regulator opens probe into data breach" Reuters 2:52 PM
  • "Internet provider groups sue over California net neutrality rules" Reuters 2:46 PM
  • "CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime" Motherboard 8:19 AM
  • "New Zealand border customs get your phone password, or face $3,200 fine" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Hacker faces jail time after defacing US military academy, NYC sites" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Tech giants allied against proposed Australia law seeking encrypted data" Reuters 7:29 AM
  • "Woman sues Facebook, claims site enabled sex trafficking" Reuters 7:29 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "LG's W7 Smartwatch Is a Chaotic Mix of Old and New" Gizmodo 9:01 PM
  • "LG V40 ThinQ Review: A Five Camera Android Contender" HotHardware 5:48 PM
  • "Acer Chromebook Tab 10 - Full Review and Benchmarks" LAPTOP Magazine 1:25 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme First Impressions" Thurrott 12:48 PM
  • "The Google Home Hub drops next week: Here's what we think we know" Digital Trends 1:34 PM
  • "The clock is ticking on Google's smartwatch platform: Maybe it'll be better next year" The Verge 10:56 AM
  • "Gmail Is Autocompleting Entire Sentences And People Have Feelings" BuzzFeed News 10:52 AM
  • "At Facebook, Breach Puts Security, Privacy Teams in Focus" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:19 AM
  • "Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over" Motherboard 8:19 AM
  • "Why I'm Worried About Google: I used to trust some of its products, like Chrome. I increasingly don't." Slate 7:41 AM
  • "Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: The state of collaboration 2018" Computerworld 7:40 AM
  • "The Future Of News Is Artificial Intelligence" Forbes 7:31 AM
  • "LinkedIn Cofounder Reid Hoffman On His Billion-Dollar Impact Investing Bet" Forbes 7:31 AM
  • "Amazon's triumphant pay raise is also a political play" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Amazon: pay and display" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:30 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Cloudera and Hortonworks announce $5.2 billion merger" TechCrunch 8:43 PM
  • "Cloudera, Hortonworks merge in deal valued at $5.2 billion" ZDNet 3:52 PM
  • "Jones Lang Lasalle To Acquire ValuD Consulting For Facility Management Technologies" Seeking Alpha 3:45 PM
  • "SoftBank Asserts More Control Over Startups" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:20 AM
  • "Truebill lands $5 million to help people manage their money" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Web Summit inks $128 million deal to stay in Lisbon through 2028" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets" TechCrunch 2:51 PM
  • "KZen Networks raises $4 million for a secure cryptocurrency wallet" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "GoodTime raises $5 million to bring artificial intelligence into the interview process" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Hopper raises $100 million for AI airfare and hotel rate predictions" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Hopper raises $100M more for its AI-based travel app, now valued at $780M" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Tencent Music, China's largest streaming service with 800M users, files for US IPO" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Tencent Music files for U.S. IPO, first-half revenue surges" Reuters 7:30 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow hits record close for 15th time in 2018 as solid economic data bolster confidence: Treasury yields surge by most since the day after Trump's election" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Strong Jobs Report Pushes Dow to Record Close; Rate Spike Clips Rally: Stocks pulled back sharply from earlier gains Wednesday as interest rates on the benchmark 10-year treasury spiked to multi-year highs." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks continue their record run" FOXBusiness 10:58 AM
  • "Dow Industrials Close at New Record: Manufacturing and financial stocks boosted by U.S. and Canada's trade compromise, upbeat Fed comments" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Nikkei, Hang Seng close lower as midday rally fades: Muted trading in Asian markets persists during holiday week" MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "Europe stocks rebound amid hopes over Italy-EU budget resolution: Banks lead the gainers, Aston Martin shares stall" MarketWatch 8:30 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon Analytics Project Predicts Networking Issues"
  • "5 Imperatives for CIO and Enterprise Success"
  • "The Transformation of Healthcare with AI and Machine Learning"
New York Times (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "Wired Magazine Turns 25 With a Brainy Party"
  • "The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:05 PM CDT)
  • "Google to Charge Android Vendors for Bundling Company Apps"
  • "After Backlash, Apple Redesigns Unappetizing Bagel Emoji"
  • "19 Streaming Horror Movies for a Truly Creepy Halloween"
  • "Mega SG Will Play Your Old Sega Genesis Cartridges"
  • "Deals: AMD Threadripper, 3TB Portable Drive, Dyson Vacuum"
  • "Find an Affordable CRM Solution With Freshsales"
  • "SimpliSafe Launches $169 Video Doorbell Pro"
  • "Tesla Autopilot Chip Upgrade Expected in 6 Months"
  • "Lyft Launches $299 Monthly 'All-Access' Plan"
  • "Hands On With the Powerful New Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:05 PM CDT)
  • "Chinese electric car makers, nurtured by state, now look for way out of glut"
  • "Netflix record subscriber growth dispels Wall Street worries"
  • "U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost"
  • "Waive wireless bills for some Hurricane Michael victims: U.S. FCC chief"
  • "IBM revenue misses as server, software sales slow"
  • "Uber boosts bond offering to $2 billion: Bloomberg"
  • "Mexican top court rejects ban on cash fares for ride-hailing firms"
  • "Uber IPO proposals value company at $120 billion: WSJ"
  • "Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe"
  • "U.S. judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla, Musk; shares jump"
ZDNet (Updated 9:05 PM CDT)
  • "ACCC seeks AU$10m penalty for Optus billing practices"
  • "NSW to invest AU$600m in critical comms network"
  • "Chrome 70 released with revamped Google account login system"
  • "Facebook backtracks, says data from Portal devices may inform ad targeting"
  • "Violin Storage to acquire X-IO storage"
  • "IBM sees cognitive solutions, tech services and cloud platform revenue declines"
  • "23 reasons to upgrade your tech: How to make the case for spending approval"
  • "Palo Alto Networks names Google's Amit Singh as new president"


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