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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on tech industry spotlight: 'Having the scrutiny is actually good'" GeekWire 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's Common Data Model: What users (not just Dynamics 365 ones) need to know/Microsoft's CDM is the linchpin for the recently announced Open Data Initiative and likely even more Microsoft products in the future." ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Judge: Former Bill & Melinda Gates tech leader entitled to $4.9M in dispute with foundation" GeekWire 4:14 PM
  • "Microsoft deal with Grab brings its AI, cloud tech to ride-hailing: Grab is Southeast Asia's biggest ride-hailing platform, and it has plans to do a lot more." Engadget 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft buys into Grab as pair focus on big data and AI on Azure: Grab will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform and Microsoft will make a strategic investment in Grab" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft and Grab form strategic partnership" Seeking Alpha 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Partners with, Invests in Grab" Thurrott 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft to invest in ride-hailing company Grab for undisclosed amount" Social Barrel 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft invests in Grab to bring AI and big data to on-demand services" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's GitHub acquisition set for EU approval, sources say: Microsoft announced the deal in June" Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's GitHub deal set for EU approval" Seeking Alpha 7:29 AM
  • "LinkedIn acquires Glint to better understand how employees feel about their employers" Social Barrel 7:54 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft close to buying RPG game studio Obsidian" Seeking Alpha 1:32 PM
  • "Skype for Windows 10 is testing ability to transfer money" Social Barrel 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft expands Azure towards that $10B Pentagon contract" Seeking Alpha 8:49 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x360 14 Might Be the Chromebook I've Been Looking For" Thurrott 7:41 AM
  • "HP's x360 14 Chromebook is a big change from last year's model: It bears little resemblance to its 11-inch predecessor from last year." Ars Technica 7:35 PM
  • "Intel finally reveals 9th-gen CPUs with 5GHz Core i9-9900K leading the charge: But it's pretty much the incremental refresh we were expecting" The Inquirer 7:44 AM
General Interest
  • "The C64 Mini is now available for purchase in North America" Neowin 5:18 PM
  • "Bang & Olufsen unveils David Lynch speaker collaboration: Much like 'Mulholland Drive', there's... a lot going on." Engadget 3:43 PM
  • "Google announces successor to Pixel 2, the new Pixel 3 smartphone: Preorders begin today for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, starting at $799." Ars Technica 12:39 PM
  • "Google Home Hub is official, available October 22 for $149: The Google Assistant gets a first-party smart display." Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Google announces its first tablet in three years, the Pixel Slate: After the death of Android tablets, Google builds a Chrome OS tablet." Ars Technica 10:53 AM
  • "Google shuts down Google+ after revealing a hushed-up security flaw: We thought we'd tell you as you probably wouldn't notice otherwise" The Inquirer 7:44 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 event: start time, live blog, and live stream" The Verge 7:34 AM
  • "Watch the Google Pixel 3 event here at 11 AM ET: We're expecting new handsets, a new tablet and more." Engadget 7:36 AM
  • "Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL pictures leak for what might be the last time: It can't leak again after this... or can it?" Engadget 7:36 AM
  • "Exclusive Pixel 3 camera features leak ahead of Google's media event" BGR 7:39 AM
  • "Sony PlayStation 4 will get 'next-generation' successor" BBC 12:39 PM
  • "The Asus C423 is an ultra-thin mid-range Chromebook: It also has access to Google Play." Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "Asus' new Chromebook: Mid-range 14-inch C423 comes with touchscreen option/Asus quietly unveils a new 14-inch Chromebook with four USB ports and a 180-degree hinge." ZDNet 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Smart Cities Market to Grow Significantly by Proactive Government Initiatives and Increased Adoption of IoT Solutions" PRNewswire 12:44 PM
  • "IIoT Platform Market Worth $13.82 Billion by 2023 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™" PRNewswire 12:45 PM
Microsoft
  • "Below the Surface, Microsoft is not the new Apple: A meticulous attention to hardware detail does not a company upending make." ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Minecraft Creators Bundle for the Xbox One S" Neowin 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Project xCloud Xbox game streaming service: Public trials will begin at some point in 2019" The Inquirer 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Announced xCloud Game Streaming Service" Social Barrel 7:54 AM
  • "How Microsoft is making its most sensitive HoloLens depth sensor yet: We don't know what the next HoloLens will look like, but we've seen the depth sensor that will be inside. Here's how it works." ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Upskill launches support for Microsoft HoloLens" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Nevada sues Tesla over unpaid taxes: Tesla says it underpaid an unemployment fund due to a mistake." Engadget 9:06 PM
  • "Sony Sues Hacker for Selling Jailbroken PS4s on eBay: Sony bought two of the jailbroken consoles sold via eBay, allegedly by a California man. Bundled with one of the consoles was instructions on how to run the 'exploit' software code to break Sony's anti-piracy protections, the company's lawsuit claims." PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google: Hours after Google+ shuttered, lawsuit filed in San Francisco." Ars Technica 12:39 PM
  • "UK gov plans to combine Brits' social media data with medical records: But privacy campaigners slam 'predictive prevention' system as 'creepy'" The Inquirer 7:43 AM
  • "Google Drops Bid for Massive Military Cloud Computing Contract Amid Employee Pressure" Gizmodo 7:43 AM
  • "Google sits out $10 billion Pentagon cloud contest over AI principles: Some of the contract's terms might not align with its AI Principles, the tech giant said." Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "Google poised to appeal EU Android fine" Seeking Alpha 7:29 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands on: Google Pixel Slate review/Are we looking at an iPad Pro killer?" What Hi-Fi? 8:29 PM
  • "Crucial BX500 review: A great value SSD/The crucial next step for your PC?" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 6:05 PM
  • "Here's why the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are Google's most expensive phones ever" The Verge 3:26 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL initial review: Android's new hot shot phone" Pocket-lint 2:41 PM
  • "HP OMEN Mindframe review: The coolest gaming headset there is for hot-headed gamers" Neowin 7:42 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 3 won't surprise you, but it might delight you: The appeal of a Pixel phone is in how it works, not how it looks" The Verge 7:33 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Qualcomm adds two new members to its board" Reuters 8:06 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly lower after volatile session as bond yields remain in focus: Nasdaq snaps three-day losing streak" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 End Lower; Nasdaq Ekes Out Gain as Rates Ease: Stocks ended mixed Tuesday with the Dow and S&P 500 lower and the Nasdaq higher after benchmark yields on the 10-year treasury backed off multi-year highs." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip, Dragged Lower by Materials Sector: Investors pull back from the sector on concerns of rising costs and slowing global growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Nikkei slips, but Chinese stocks bounce back after Monday's plunge: Hang Seng logs 6th straight day of losses" MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "Major system glitch hits Tokyo Stock Exchange, brokerage transactions restored" Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Europe stocks mixed as investors keep eye on bond yields" MarketWatch 8:08 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget"
  • "Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers"
  • "UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand"
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM"
  • "NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22"
  • "Singapore health ministry refutes suggestions of HIV data leak coverup"
  • "LG to launch 'attachable dual-screen' with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ"
  • "Ericsson to build 50 Optus 5G sites"
  • "Your smartphone is going to look a lot stranger next time around"
  • "Didi Chuxing to reportedly sack 15 percent of workforce after 2018 huge lossses"


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