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TechNN Archive: Thursday, November 1, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Icahn files lawsuit against Dell concerning merger plans" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Commences Litigation Against Dell Technologies" Bloomberg 8:14 AM
  • "Carl Icahn sues Dell over plans to go public" Today 8:09 AM
  • "Dell patent hints at a super-thin, OLED-backlit keyboard" Digital Trends 2:15 PM
  • "Dell's Black Friday ad shows upcoming PC hardware price drops and more" Windows Central 8:11 AM
  • "Dells takes up to $450 off of XPS and Alienware notebooks for Black Friday" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "Dell Black Friday ad features $120 Inspiron laptop, $500 gaming desktop: The PC manufacturer offers its usual range of deals on laptops and desktops, though many are of the limited-time 'doorbuster' variety." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Dell Black Friday 2018 Deals Are Live Today" I4U News 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella: Underwater data centers are the future/Nadella predicts Project Natick, Microsoft's 40-foot data center pod on the seafloor off the coast of Scotland, could be repeated across the world." ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Satya Nadella: The cloud is going to move underwater/Low latencies and easy deployment make underwater servers convenient and effective." Ars Technica 12:30 PM
  • "Windows 10 looks set to become world's most used OS in time for Christmas: It's just one measly per cent behind Windows 7" The Inquirer 10:45 AM
  • "Microsoft patent could let you write on both sides of the Surface Pro" Digital Trends 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft is reportedly sharing Indian banking data with US intelligence: But its not clear if regulators will Bangalore suit on them" The Inquirer 8:02 AM
  • "Is Red Hat IBM's 'Hail Mary' pass? Armonk's $34 billion acquisition of the Raleigh, N.C.-based open source, Linux, and Cloud vendor may be its last chance to return the company to a leadership position in the technology industry." ZDNet 4:23 PM
  • "Red Hat's co-founder was unemployed and working in a closet when he started the company IBM is buying for $34 billion" CNBC 1:32 PM
  • "HPE and NASA make supercomputer on ISS available for experiments" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "HPE brings high performance computing to astronauts in space: HPE's Spacebourne Computer will be open to astronauts on the International Space Station, allowing them to run experiments in space rather than sending data back to Earth." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Intel could outsource low-end chip manufacturing to TSMC: Move would allow chipmaker to concentrate on Core and Xeon CPU development" The Inquirer 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 590 launch set for 15 November" V3 1:34 PM
  • "AMD's Affordable Workstation Vega: Radeon Pro WX 8200 Review" Techgage 8:15 AM
  • "Cisco zero-day exploited in the wild to crash and reload devices: No patch available,yet. Vulnerability affects devices running ASA 9.4+ and FTD 6.0+ software." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee warns that tech giants may need to be 'broken up': Web world web founder thinks that firms have become too dominant" The Inquirer 10:49 AM
General Interest
  • "Why poor teens haven't abandoned Facebook" The Next Web 1:05 PM
  • "Researchers find Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry lurking in industrial USB drives: The malware strains have all been found in industrial settings due to removal media." ZDNet 1:05 PM
  • "Amazon Raises Minimum Pay for Everyone—Except These Workers: The gig economy is getting the Jeff Bezos treatment. Interviews with contract workers suggest the pay doesn't live up to promises." Bloomberg 12:10 PM
  • "Samsung agrees to payouts after worker deaths" BBC 9:47 AM
  • "Dramatic footage of Soyuz accident shows rocket booster collision: For the second human launch in a row, there's a likely quality control issue." Ars Technica 9:20 AM
  • "Google's fix for Android fragmentation isn't working at all yet" BGR 11:19 AM
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'We didn't always get it right'" CNET 4:42 PM
  • "Are Googlers Demands About Harassment And Pay Going To Bring Change?" Forbes 4:41 PM
  • "Google workers around the world protest its corporate culture" Reuters 2:14 PM
  • "Google 'Walkout For Real Change' to include 'thousands' Thursday: Employees are protesting 'a workplace that doesn't work for everyone.'" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Google employees to walk out in protest over alleged sexual harassment payouts" Telegraph 8:04 AM
  • "'Thousands' of Google Employees Expected to Walk Out on Thursday Over Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases" Gizmodo 7:58 AM
  • "Google employees worldwide walk out in protest against sexual misconduct mishandling" Neowin 8:01 AM
  • "Google will now take you through your privacy settings step-by-step: You'll now also be required to switch on JavaScript to log in." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Signing Into Google Now Requires JavaScript: No JavaScript? No access to your Google account. Google says it's now necessary to have JavaScript enabled so it can carry out a new risk assessment process on sign ins to better protect your account." PC Magazine 8:25 AM
  • "Google debunks claims its Home Hub is a security nightmare: But if your network is compromised it could be in trouble" The Inquirer 8:02 AM
  • "Twitter Tests New Button to See the Latest Tweets First" Gizmodo 7:58 AM
  • "Twitter User Growth Remains Stagnant as Teens Stay Away: Kids these days prefer Snapchat and Instagram to Twitter. But despite losing as many as 9 million users, Twitter somehow managed to rake in the money recently." PC Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "Netflix is now available on Sky Q boxes: All your favorite entertainment in one place." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung may be working on a hybrid smartwatch, according to this patent" BGR 7:58 AM
  • "Royole debuts 'world's first' foldable smartphone offering 7.8-inch AMOLED display" Neowin 8:01 AM
  • "Lenovo already has a cheaper slider phone: That earpiece, though." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "LG could show off its foldable phone at CES 2019" Neowin 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Rugged Notebooks Market 2018 — Panasonic, Dell, Getac, Amrel, ACME, Twinhead (Durabook), Lenovo," Market News Today 8:10 AM
  • "Chromebook Market 2018 | Top Players — lenovo, Dell, Samsung, HP, Acer, ASUS, Hisense, Toshiba, LG, Haier, Google" MarketNewsJournal 8:11 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's CEO just gave a Tim Cook-style speech supporting privacy as a 'human right'" BGR 9:11 PM
  • "Microsoft to add new PowerPoint, Word features to Office 365 in November" ZDNet 1:05 PM
  • "Millions of Users Apparently Managed to Install the Buggy October 2018 Update Before Microsoft Pulled It Back" WCCFTech 8:31 AM
  • "Millions of PCs received flawed Windows 10 update, was yours one? Microsoft halted the Windows 10 October 2018 update after it deleted users' documents, but it still impacted many users, according to an Adduplex report." TechRepublic 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update slides to November" bit-tech 8:31 AM
  • "An Early Look at the Future of Windows 10: What's next for Windows 10 after the October update" Softpedia 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Mixer Season 2 with a ton of new features: Microsoft's Twitch competitor is growing leaps and bounds, with a raft of new features on the way." Windows Central 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's game streaming service Mixer adds more ways for streamers to make money" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces a Big Mixer Upgrade" Thurrott 12:10 PM
  • "Satya Nadella: It's time to get intense about your tech/Microsoft CEO lays out how his plan for 'tech intensity' can be the key to your digital transformation." TechRadar UK 8:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US charges Chinese, Taiwan firms for stealing secrets from Micron" Engadget 7:31 PM
  • "U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm" AnandTech 6:46 PM
  • "DOJ Charges Chinese Companies With Stealing Micron Trade Secrets" Gizmodo 5:46 PM
  • "Prison time, hefty fines for data privacy violations: draft U.S. Senate bill" Reuters 1:51 PM
  • "Sen. Ron Wyden proposes bill that could jail executives who mishandle consumer data" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "EU Testing AI Lie Detectors at Border Crossings: Luxembourg is the main coordinator, and trials are about to start in Hungary, Greece, and Latvia, the EU says. Cyprus, the UK, Poland, Spain, and Germany will also test it." PC Magazine 12:10 PM
  • "Notorious patent enforcement entity values its entire portfolio at $2, folds: Shipping & Transit LLC targeted companies including Radio Shack and JetBlue." Ars Technica 7:59 AM
  • "Brexit: UK government's battle with Apple over EU citizens app" BBC 7:59 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How Robocall Spam and Cheap Tech Are Screwing With Political Polls" Gizmodo 1:33 PM
  • "Review: Belkin aims for the enterprise with Boost Up wireless charging spot" Computerworld 1:32 PM
  • "HP Envy x2 review: Always-on LTE and an atrocious keyboard/Are Intel's 'connected' PCs ready to challenge Windows on Snapdragon?" Engadget 12:11 PM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Surprisingly, almost perfect/Another Huawei success story." Engadget 9:37 AM
  • "How Mark Zuckerberg Became Too Big to Fail: Facebook has had a turbulent two years. But almost no one in tech thinks Mr. Zuckerberg, the social network's chief executive, should step down from the company he built." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless sport headphones, hands-on: 14-hour battery life powers endurance workouts/Jaybird is known for offering wireless headphones for athletes and as it continues to broaden its range of offerings, the first Pro Series was released as the Jaybird Tarah Pro." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Alas, the Blockchain Won't Save Journalism After All: Hype around the technology has led to incomprehensible applications of it." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "The ASRock Z390 Taichi Review: Jack of All Trades, Master of None" AnandTech 8:16 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Edo raises $12 million for real-time analytics on TV ads" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Molekule raises $25 million to take on the global air pollution crisis" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Monzo launches interest-earning savings accounts" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "CryptoKitties creator Dapper Labs raises $15 million to build more blockchain cats" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Anti-fraud startup Shape Security raises $26M in Series E round to drive global expansion" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "VICIS completes $28.5M Series B and launches its first youth helmet" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks rally to close higher as S&P 500 logs first 3-day win streak in 6 weeks: Hopes for a resolution to the U.S.-China trade spat may help to extend the rally" MarketWatch 4:54 PM
  • "Dow Ends Near Highs of The Day as Stocks Extend Rally to Three Days: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended near its highs of the day as stocks extended their rebound from a dismal October." TheStreet 4:54 PM
  • "Apple in focus as stocks rally to kick of November" Associated Press 4:53 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Extend Rally: U.S. stocks climbed Thursday, extending a recent rally that has helped investors recoup some of their losses after a bruising October." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:53 PM
  • "Most Asian markets gain to open November, with only Japan lagging: Telecom stocks dive in Japan; Chinese stocks surge, led by Apple supplies" MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "Europe stocks rally, but headed for worst month since 2016: Standard Chartered, Banco Santander rally on results" MarketWatch 8:28 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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