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TechNN Archive: Friday, November 2, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Carl Icahn sues Dell over 'unprivatisation' plan: Carl Icahn versus Dell, round two" Computing 8:16 AM
  • "Icahn Funds Seek Dell's Books Over Stock Exchange Proposal" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:16 AM
  • "Activist Icahn sues Dell over financial disclosures for IPO" Irish Independent 8:16 AM
  • "Icahn't let you do this: Stock botherer fires off sueball to scupper Dell's 'coercive' deal/Carl takes his chances in Delaware chancery" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Did Microsoft Just Dump Intel For Xilinx?" Forbes 3:40 PM
  • "Microsoft says future data centres will be underwater" MyBroadband 8:19 AM
  • "AI chip startup gets backing from Microsoft and Intel" Digital Journal 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft chief warns companies to act now to maximise AI opportunity" BusinessWeekly 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO urges tech companies to defend users' privacy" The Statesman 8:20 AM
  • "Privacy should be treated as human right: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" PTI 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft extends cooperation with ETH, EPFL, partners with Mixed Reality & AI Zurich Lab" Telecompaper 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's SwiftKey Beta for Android now lets you search natively from Bing" Neowin 8:38 PM
  • "The IBM and Red Hat mega-merger: Who stands to benefit most?" ComputerWeekly 8:13 AM
  • "IBM's Red Hat buy brings a Java app server dilemma: Its Red Hat buy comes with Java products that compete with IBM's—in a market that is shrinking anyhow" InfoWorld 8:13 AM
  • "IBM's ultimate insider makes an uncharacteristic gamble" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:18 PM
  • "Intel and Tencent debut AI-powered camera systems for retail" VentureBeat 7:46 AM
  • "Intel CPUs impacted by new PortSmash side-channel vulnerability: Vulnerability confirmed on Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU series. Researchers suspect AMD processors are also impacted." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Update: Intel CPUs Impacted By PortSmash Side-Channel SMT Exploit, AMD Likely Also Vulnerable" HotHardware 5:25 PM
  • "Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys: Side-channel leak in Skylake and Kaby Lake chips probably affects AMD CPUs, too." Ars Technica 7:51 PM
  • "Cisco report delves into the new data-driven wave of IT management" SiliconRepublic 8:10 AM
  • "Cisco invests ZAR 10 mln in incubation centre in South Africa" Telecompaper 8:10 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries Establishes Avera Semiconductor: a Custom Chip Company" AnandTech 7:42 AM
  • "Indian researchers built the country's very first native microprocessor" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "'Human brain' supercomputer switched on for the first time" Telegraph 10:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Two botnets are fighting over control of thousands of unsecured Android devices: Researchers spot Trinity and Fbot botnets trying to infect Android devices via the ADB interface." ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "New 'Amazon Day' delivery option lets customers pick which days packages will arrive" GeekWire 8:59 PM
  • "The day computer security turned real: The Morris Worm turns 30" ZDNet 3:45 PM
  • "Exclusive: Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts seeking to discourage voting" Reuters 3:40 PM
  • "Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis" Engadget 2:29 PM
  • "Hackers are increasingly destroying logs to hide attacks" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Your Smartphone's Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street: The phone in your pocket is dishing info on where you spend your time and, likely, money" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:30 AM
  • "Messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts reportedly up for sale" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Giant ransomware bundle threatens to make malware attacks easier for crooks" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale" BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Now you need JavaScript enabled to log into your Google account securely" BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung is losing mobile ground to its Chinese rivals" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Google Pixel Slate has finally hit the FCC, is now one step closer to release" 9to5Google 1:24 PM
  • "Almost 17,000 Googlers walked out to protest of sexual misconduct at the company" Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "Google employees in Australia join global walkout against sexual harassment" Mashable 7:53 AM
  • "Fox Is Using Google's Machine Learning to Predict What Movies You'll Like" Motherboard 7:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mentor Graphics HPC Application Development Environment Now Available for AMD EPYC™ and Ryzen™ CPUs and AMD Radeon Instinct™ GPUs" AMD 1:12 PM
Microsoft
  • "Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 nears 'crossover' point with veteran Windows 7" Computerworld 3:40 PM
  • "Microsoft Ready to Train Your Office 365 Users — Unless You Opt Out" IT Pro Today 2:59 PM
  • "Use Office 365? Microsoft's about to start emailing you regular tips by default" ZDNet 10:00 AM
  • "Fiasco: Microsoft's inability to ship a functional version of Windows 10 version 1809 is embarrassing. Its inability to communicate what's happening is unacceptable." Thurrott 8:59 AM
  • "It's time to install the October Windows and Office patches — and maybe tweak your settings" Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Outings Comes to Windows Mixed Reality" Thurrott 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Windows 10 file-deletion bug has been fixed, but it still hasn't released new update" Daily Mail (UK) 8:19 AM
  • "What It Means When Microsoft Stops Supporting Your Version of Windows" How-To Geek 8:19 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US mid-terms: Twitter deletes anti-voting bots" BBC 6:36 PM
  • "The FDA Needs to Better Prepare for Cyberattacks on Medical Devices: Report" Gizmodo 2:39 PM
  • "Broadcom makes $1 billion patent claim against Volkswagen: Der Spiegel/U.S. semiconductor supplier Broadcom has made a patent claim for more than $1 billion against Volkswagen and is threatening to seek a judicial ban on the production of several car models, German magazine Der Spiegel said on Friday." Reuters 10:32 AM
  • "Chinese chipmaker's ambitions come unstuck with U.S. indictment" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Germany needs to commit billions to artificial intelligence: SPD" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "China is making the internet less free, and US tech companies are helping" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "The Pentagon reportedly has a secret plan to launch a cyberattack on Russia if it directly interferes with the midterm elections" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Net neutrality faces its own election challenge in heated midterms" CNET 7:52 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "LG V40 ThinQ review: Full-featured smartphone built for Android tinkerers Review" ZDNet 10:59 AM
  • "The Google Pixel 3 Review: The Ultimate Camera Test" AnandTech 10:32 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink" Ars Technica 9:19 AM
  • "Google's walkout and the new tech activism" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Why Amazon's future depends on moving from the internet to the physical world: Amazon's cashier-less Go stores give us a glimpse at its vision for the future of retail" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "How to stop sites from autoplaying videos on your desktop" The Next Web 7:48 AM
  • "Palm phone review: an idea whose time may never come" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GM is getting into the electric bike business" TechCrunch 8:36 PM
  • "Sequoia leads $10M round for home improvement negotiator Setter" TechCrunch 3:40 PM
  • "Korean lending startup PeopleFund raises $11M led by chat app Kakao's payment unit" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Edo raises $12M to measure TV ad effectiveness" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks snap three-day winning streak; Apple sours on outlook: U.S. officials reject possibility of early resolution to trade war" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Breaks Win Streak as Stocks Slide on China Uncertainty, Apple Outlook: The Dow ended Friday lower as Apple's outlook disappointed Wall Street and doubts grew over a trade deal with China." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks see-saw as Trump says China 'wants to make a deal'" FOXBusiness 2:48 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks end a strong week slightly lower" Associated Press 3:55 PM
  • "Apple Shares Pull Down U.S. Stock Indexes: Losses threaten the recent stock-market rebound; Apple falls 6.6%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets surge, kick off global stock rally as China-U.S. trade tensions ease for now: Apple suppliers not hurt by tech giant's after-hours plunge" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "European stock markets maintain strong November start" MarketWatch 8:07 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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