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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 7:50 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "7 Disruptions CIOs Need to Watch"
  • "Biased AI Is Real; What Does that Mean for Women?"
New York Times (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "The Rise and Rise of Death Online"
  • "Hey, Look at Me! I'm a Venture Capitalist"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:50 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Intel To End Compute Cards, A Modular Computing Idea"
  • "Candy Crush? NBA 2K? Which Game Should Be a Hall of Famer?"
  • "GoFundMe Bans Anti-Vaxxer Fundraisers"
  • "Intel Levels Up AI to Battle Toxicity in Online Games"
  • "Tesla Quietly Removes Standard Range Model S"
  • "Video Ad Fraud Has Been Draining Phone Batteries"
  • "The Head of Verizon Media's Red Team Has One Simple Security Tip"
  • "Why Apple Will Kill the iPod Touch and iPhone SE"
  • "Microsoft Is Using DNA to Solve Our Impending Data Storage Crisis"
  • "Black Girls Code CEO Is Changing the Face of Tech" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub"
  • "China refuses to concede on U.S. demands to ease curbs on tech firms: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "A Best Buy salesman told me it's iPad or don't bother"


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