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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 (Updated 8:40 PM CST)
  • "7 Privacy Mistakes That Keep Security Pros on Their Toes"
  • "Voice Assistants Coming to the Enterprise"
  • "A Delicate Balancing Act: Business Needs vs IT Priorities"
New York Times (Updated 8:40 PM CST)
  • "Tracing the Rise of a Guardian Hacker"
  • "Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93"
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  • "In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note."
  • "Huawei's Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump"
  • "Huang Qi, Online Dissident and Rights Advocate in China, Faces Trial"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "Brave Browser Wants To Pay You To View Ads (But There's a Catch)"
  • "First Look: All the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Cards You Can Buy"
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything We Know So Far"
  • "Don't Like That YouTube Video? Just Swipe to the Next"
  • "Steam Will Use Machine Learning for Game Recommendations"
  • "Roku Adds Then Drops Infowars After User Outrage"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services for 2019"
  • "Get 25 Percent Off Dell's UltraSharp Monitors, Plus a $100 Gift Card"
  • "Hate This Song? Need a New Jam? With Pandora Voice Mode, Just Ask"
  • "Researcher Finds Serious Bugs in Top Web Hosting Services"
Reuters (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers
  • "Industry must rein in spend on electric, self-driving cars: Magna CEO
  • "Snap CFO Tim Stone to resign, shares drop 8 percent
  • "Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers
  • "VW, Ford team up on trucks, eye deals on EVs, self-driving cars"
  • "U.S. charges suspected hacker, traders over SEC database hack"
  • "Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers"
  • "Huawei founder says firm does not spy for China"
  • "VW, Ford team up on trucks, eye deals on EVs, self-driving cars"
  • "Apple loses bid to undo $440 million judgment in VirnetX patent case"
  • "Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services"
ZDNet (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "North Korean hackers infiltrate Chile's ATM network after Skype job interview"
  • "German court dismisses Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple: Report"
  • "New Ethereum version postponed after discovery of serious security flaw"
  • "Dell announces the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1"
  • "Semiconductor startup Wiliot raises $30 million led by AWS and Samsung"
  • "Apple quietly adds Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR, iPhone XS to online store"
  • "NRF 2019 shines spotlight on tech, but the future of retail is still TBD"
  • "US charges Ukrainian for SEC 2016 hack, others for insider trading"


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