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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Why IBM bought Red Hat: It's all open source cloud, all the time/By buying Red Hat, IBM doubles-down on both the cloud and the open-source software, which powers it." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Red Hat: Take Out Price Seems About Right/IBM's transformative acquisition of Red Hat will create one of the leading hybrid-cloud companies." Seeking Alpha 7:10 AM
  • "$34B Red Hat Acquisition Is a Bolt Out of Big Blue" E-Commerce Times 8:49 AM
  • "How Does IBM's Red Hat Acquisition Impact its 5% Dividend Yield?" The Motley Fool 8:50 AM
  • "6 Things to Know About IBM's $34B Acquisition of Red Hat" CMSWire 8:48 AM
  • "Why IBM buying Red Hat won't be the last big open source sale" Wired UK 8:50 AM
  • "Breaking down the IBM/Red Hat deal in the context of the software M&A space" InformationAge 8:50 AM
  • "IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud" Computerworld 1:47 PM
  • "IBM's blockchain push is failing to find solid ground" Alphr 8:50 AM
  • "IBM struggles to gain interest in blockchain offering" IT PRO (UK) 8:51 AM
  • "IBM, Smart Dubai build first government-backed blockchain in the Middle East" SiliconANGLE 8:47 AM
  • "Bank Zero taps IBM to deliver digital banking" IT Web 8:47 AM
  • "IBM and Berkshire Hathaway Highlight the Risk of Counting on Stock Buybacks" Barron's 8:51 AM
  • "England Rugby and IBM renew partnership" Sportal 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to tackle AI skills shortage with two new training programs" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Said to Pick Xilinx for Half of Azure Servers" IT Pro Today 12:32 PM
  • "Intel's iPhone supply deal leaves PC makers facing chip shortage" Nikkei 8:56 AM
  • "Intel touts significant diversity gains ahead of 2020 target" IT PRO (UK) 8:56 AM
  • "Intel hits target: 27% of staffers are female? Apparently that's 'full representation'" The Register 8:56 AM
  • "Intel i9-9900K explained: The road to 5GHz" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "Drink up, Intel's Whiskey Lake 8th-gen CPUs are coming to Chromebooks" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
  • "What is Intel's problem with Cobalt on 10nm?" SemiAccurate 8:56 AM
  • "AMD CEO promises to be 'competitive in high-end graphics'" TweakTown 8:55 AM
  • "AMD launches its Radeon Vega Mobile discrete graphics" Hexus 8:55 AM
  • "Oracle's next chapter: The Autonomous Database and the DBA" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Cisco Provides 400G Roadmap" No Jitter 8:47 AM
General Interest
  • "LG tipped to unveil a foldable smartphone as soon as January" BGR 7:20 PM
  • "Smartphone Makers Bet New Foldable Handsets Have Flex Appeal: Samsung and Huawei lead quest by phone makers to redesign smartphones and reverse sliding sales" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Sprint beats revenue and profit forecasts, shares rise" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Sprint deploys gigabit LTE in 225 cities: Ahead of its 5G launch in nine areas in 2019 and its proposed merger with T-Mobile, Sprint has deployed gigabit-speed LTE in 225 cities across the US." ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Sprint customers ebb as it awaits lifeline from T-Mobile: The carrier is keeping its head down, focusing on 5G." CNET 8:11 AM
  • "Google wants to improve your smart home with iRobot's room maps: The two companies are working together to leverage spatial data generated by iRobot's robovacs" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Google, YouTube, Samsung are world's top brands, but how do they do in Middle East? Although tech brands dominate everywhere, in the Middle East there are some key differences from the global picture." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Confirmed: Samsung will reveal how its foldable phone works next week" Android Authority 7:35 AM
  • "Hate speech is finding a home on Instagram: Another Facebook division is found promoting bigots" The Verge 7:34 AM
  • "Zuckerberg disses Apple, misses: In his company's analyst call, Facebook's CEO implicitly criticizes Cupertino. He's on shaky ground." ZDNet 12:41 PM
  • "Facebook approved fake Brexit ad 'paid for by Cambridge Analytica'" Telegraph 9:45 AM
  • "Facebook's user base is declining in Europe and that ought to terrify its American bosses" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "Facebook moves past controversies to focus on its growth story: Mark Zuckerberg pitches analysts on his plan to bring advertisers to its new platforms" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "More Bandwidth, More Features: Cisco Unveils 400G Switching Done Right" Cisco 8:43 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft provides a new way for business users to test Windows 10 Enterprise features" ZDNet 12:41 PM
  • "Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "What comes after Windows 10 19H1? Vanadium: Microsoft is shifting its Windows 10 codename scheme, yet again, starting with the feature update which is slated to follow '19H1,' sources say." ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update won't launch in October after all" Digital Trends 9:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 1809 ZIP bug now fixed: So will Microsoft rerelease October update today?" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft expands AccountGuard to U.K. to safeguard elections from cyberthreats" VentureBeat 8:15 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Taiwan's UMC halts R&D activities with Chinese semiconductor firm after U.S. ban" Reuters 8:37 AM
  • "How Congress could rein in Google and Facebook" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "The UK refuses to give up on a Mark Zuckerberg privacy hearing" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments" TechCrunch 7:30 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why robots will build the cities of the future" BBC 8:58 PM
  • "How to create Emoji Mini in Google Keyboard" AddictiveTips 7:21 PM
  • "Gboard now lets you make an emoji that looks just like you" Android Central 1:48 PM
  • "Can wearable devices can make construction sites safer?" ZDNet 12:41 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review: An Android Tablet For Mobile Professionals" HotHardware 12:40 PM
  • "From the road to your wrist, see how Android has evolved over the past 10 years" Digital Trends 12:34 PM
  • "It's Kind of Brilliant How this Dual-Screen Smartphone Avoids the Notch" Gizmodo 9:40 AM
  • "Society's Facebook dilemma: Desperately seeking Zuckerberg as savior" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Miss Those Video Games of Your Youth? The classics can take you back in time — and are probably easier to recapture than you think." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:32 AM
  • "The Google Home Hub is deeply insecure" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Influencer marketing startup Mavrck raises another $5.8M" TechCrunch 5:21 PM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint shares surge on executives' optimism for merger" Bloomberg News 2:52 PM
  • "T-Mobile gets shareholder sign off on pending merger with Sprint" GeekWire 1:03 PM
  • "T-Mobile shareholders greenlight Sprint deal amid strong third quarter results" Android Police 10:12 AM
  • "Chat app Line's games business raises $110M for growth opportunities" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "KKR's latest Southeast Asia bet is a $144M investment in PropertyGuru" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end an ugly October on an up note as S&P 500 suffers biggest monthly fall in 7 years: Nasdaq's 9.2% monthly fall is biggest since November 2008" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Dow Delivers Best Two-Day Rally in Two Years, Stocks Led Higher by GM, Facebook: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rising Wednesday, looking to close out a tough month that has seen the blue-chip index tumble about 6%." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "October's sell-off: How bad was it? October is set to end as a rough month for the stock market, with all of the major averages sharply lower." FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Jump as Tough Month Sets to Wrap: S&P 500 jumps 1% on the day, but still finishes October down nearly 7%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Asian markets rise, brushing off disappointing economic data from China: Nikkei leads regional gains, boosted by earnings, as Bank of Japan leaves low interest rates untouched" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Europe stocks rally, but headed for worst month since 2016: Standard Chartered, Banco Santander rally on results" MarketWatch 11:08 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 7:20 AM CST)
  • "Why Mixed Reality is Messed Up, for Now"
  • "Decoding Programmers: How Emotions Can Change Code"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook's Attack Dog"
  • "'No Morals': Advertisers React to Facebook Report"
  • "Neo-Nazi Harassment Not Protected by First Amendment, Judge Rules"
  • "Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing the Facts on Autonomous Weapons"
  • "Minister in Charge of Japan's Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer"
  • "Facebook Cuts Ties With Washington Firm That Sought to Discredit Social Network's Critics"
  • "Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother's Life. And It May Yet Save Mine."
  • "The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler"
  • "Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally?"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "'Post-Crypto Hangover' Leaves Nvidia With Unsold Graphics Cards"
  • "Facebook to Form Independent Body to Oversee Content Appeals"
  • "Deals: 24% Off iPhone X Refurbs, Rare NES, SNES Classic Discount"
  • "Riding Around Miami in Ford's Self-Driving Test Cars"
  • "Black Friday 2018: What You Need to Know"
  • "Sony Celebrates PS4's Fifth Anniversary With New Bundle"
  • "Netflix Tests $4 Mobile-Only Subscription"
  • "Holiday Shoppers Want an Amazon Echo, Bose Smart Speaker"
  • "Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Launches for $25"
  • "Japan's Cyber Security Minister Doesn't Use Computers" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "'Crypto hangover' hammers Nvidia's outlook, shares drop 17 percent"
  • "Facebook defends Russia response, updates plan to curb misbehavior"
  • "Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential"
  • "Ford CEO open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW"
  • "A slew of electric truck plans may deliver the goods for China's EV ambitions"
  • "Dell sweetens tracking stock offer, Icahn drops opposition"
  • "Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales"
  • "U.S. senator to query Facebook about report on treatment of critics"
  • "SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids get U.S. nod to expand satellite internet"
  • "Ex-Bosch engineers aim to strengthen self-driving car software"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Best Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more"
  • "Rocket Lab secures $140m to help reach weekly launch target"
  • "SpaceX approved to send over 7,000 satellites into orbit"
  • "Oracle to acquire Talari Networks"
  • "Google to pay JavaScript frameworks to implement performance-first code"
  • "Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picks"
  • "Best Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook all on sale"
  • "Nvidia shares drop on Q3 revenue miss, weak guidance"


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