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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's president says we need to regulate facial recognition tech before 'the year 2024 looks like the book '1984'" Recode 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to work with Trump and Congress on cybersecurity" CNBC 7:33 AM
  • "Ex-Microsoft employee sues company and former manager for gender discrimination" GeekWire 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft 'Solidifies' Azure Cloud For Drones" Forbes 7:00 AM
  • "Surface Pro 3 gets firmware updates to improve security and fix Device Manager" Neowin 6:03 PM
  • "AMD's Cloud Payoff Will Come—Eventually: A new deal with Amazon.com provides an important foothold, though sales will take time to materialize" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "AMD now commands 10% of the entire x86 CPU market" PCGamesN 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Chief Lisa Su Aims to Take Massive Market Share From Intel" Barron's 2:32 PM
  • "AMD reveals 7nm 'Rome' EPYC processors aimed at data centres" IT PRO (UK) 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Unveils How It Plans to Battle Intel and Nvidia in the Data Center: In addition to showing off some new cutting-edge GPUs, the resurgent chipmaker announced that Amazon would be using its Epyc server chips in its cloud computing data centers." TheStreet 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Makes an Epyc Move Against Intel in Data Centers/NEWS ANALYSIS: In San Francisco this week, AMD took the fight to Intel with folks such as Amazon Web Services and Baidu on stage behind one of the strongest value-oriented (performance per-dollar) arguments against Intel it has ever fielded." eWeek 5:54 PM
  • "AMD Beats Intel, Nvidia to 7 nm" EE Times 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Stock Pops on New 7nm Chips, Amazon Web Services Partnership" InvestorPlace 2:32 PM
  • "AMD launches two new 7nm Vega GPUs at Next Horizon event" KitGuru 8:47 AM
  • "AMD unveils 64-core Zen 2 CPU, first 7nm GPU" bit-tech 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Instinct MI60, MI50 Are The World's First 7nm GPUs With PCIe 4.0" SegmentNext 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Zen 4 Architecture To Use The AM4 Socket As Well?" SegmentNext 8:48 AM
  • "What AMD's 64-core 'Rome' server CPU tells us about Ryzen 2" PCWorld 7:09 AM
  • "AMD launches on AWS and instantly undercuts Intel by 10%" CloudPro 8:45 AM
  • "AMD pips Nvidia to the post with 7nm-based Radeon Instinct graphic cards" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Capital Leads HuiyiHuiying Funding Round" AlphaWeek 8:44 AM
  • "Intel-drafted U.S. data privacy bill would protect firms from fines" Reuters 8:45 AM
  • "Monday: Intel teases 48-core Xeon. Tuesday: AMD whips covers off 64-core second-gen Epyc server processor" The Register 6:59 AM
  • "Dell Contacts DVMT Investors to Discuss Terms of Deal" Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Dell EMC Unveils Modernized Applications for VMware Cloud Platforms" ExecutiveBiz 8:51 AM
  • "Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "IBM Raises The Bar For Storage, Again" Forbes 11:54 AM
  • "IBM Traders See Stock Rising 10% Despite Weak Outlook" Investopedia 10:51 AM
  • "Cisco confirms layoffs; impact on RTP campus not clear" WRAL TechWire 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco removed its seventh backdoor account this year, and that's a good thing" ZDNet 4:01 PM
  • "Cisco ups the ante for 400G Ethernet with big-bandwidth data-center switches" Networks Asia 8:40 AM
  • "China's flagship tech event marked by Silicon Valley absences" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 AM
  • "Tech Firms Face Reckoning Over Homelessness Crisis" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:36 AM
General Interest
  • "After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:06 PM
  • "Android now has native support for foldable smartphones" VentureBeat 1:21 PM
  • "Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone" Reuters 2:31 PM
  • "Samsung launches SmartThings dev tools, doubles number of partners" VentureBeat 1:21 PM
  • "Samsung to open Bixby up to developers" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "IoT botnet infects 100,000 routers to send Hotmail, Outlook, and Yahoo spam" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Exploit developer discovers security vulnerability in VirtualBox and publishes a full guide to exploiting it" BetaNews 9:41 AM
  • "Consumers are more ready to abandon brands following data breaches" BetaNews 9:41 AM
  • "Half of YouTube viewers use it to learn how to do things they've never done" The Verge 11:54 AM
  • "YouTube paid $3 billion to copyright owners through Content ID" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "Richard Florida on what splitting Amazon HQ2 means for cities: 'It never was about a second headquarters'" GeekWire 8:07 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Goodix to dominate smartphone fingerprint sensor market in 2019" DigiTimes 7:24 AM
  • "Google says Android will natively support foldable devices" ZDNet 2:30 PM
  • "A Google shuttle bus struck and killed a woman in her 20s right across from the Googleplex campus" Business Insider 1:21 PM
  • "Google Can Tell Which Restaurant Gave You Food Poisoning" PC Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "Why the Google Walkout Was a Watershed Moment in Tech" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
  • "Google: Here's how our Chrome ad blocker is killing off pirates" ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "University shuts down network to thwart Bitcoin cryptojacking scheme" ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "WordPress, WooCommerce flaws combine to allow website hijacking" ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "Russian Trolls Were at It Again Before Midterms, Facebook Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
  • "Facebook's unsend feature will give you 10 minutes to delete a message" The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "Facebook, Google tools reveal political ad removal data" Reuters 6:45 AM
  • "Facebook blocks more accounts potentially linked to foreign entity" Reuters 6:45 AM
  • "AT&T Prepares to Disconnect Over a Dozen Pirates" PC Magazine 6:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings on November 29, 2018" GlobeNewswire 8:26 AM
  • "European Startups Select IBM Cloud to Drive Innovation" IBM 8:37 AM
  • "Oracle Named a Leader in CRM Suites Evaluation by Independent Research Firm" PRNewswire 7:33 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Word is getting a to-do feature to help people manage documents" The Verge 11:14 AM
  • "9 Cool Tricks for Outlook.com That You Can't Do in Gmail" Gizmodo 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Laptop 2 is one of the best you can buy today — and it's a cheaper alternative to Apple's MacBook" Business Insider 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft adds a new Surface Go spec, and it's probably the one to buy" Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Costco's Black Friday deals include discounted 4K HDR televisions, the Surface Pro 6, and more" The Verge 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft: These new OneDrive features on iOS, Android, web, are headed your way" ZDNet 8:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "French lawmakers back plans to ease taxes on bitcoin gains" Reuters 11:42 AM
  • "FCC to probe how wireless carriers respond to natural disasters" CNET 11:01 AM
  • "Will the Democrats' victory lead to tougher regulation of Silicon Valley?" Recode 10:19 AM
  • "League of Legends firm sued over workers' sexism claims" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "Texan regulator slaps Australian cloud mining firm with cease-and-desist" The Next Web 7:29 AM
  • "Facebook is facing an EU data probe over fake ads" TechCrunch 10:18 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before U.K. and Canada-led committee" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "5 nations now demanding Mark Zuckerberg testify on Facebook's data misuse" CBS News 7:32 AM
  • "EU's Vestager says probe into Google AdSense case nearing end" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg under pressure to attend international hearing" CNET 7:28 AM
  • "China's president wants to make the internet 'fairer' — for China" The Next Web 7:30 AM
  • "China can apparently now identify citizens based on the way they walk" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Billionaire Marc Benioff celebrates after San Francisco votes for new tax that will take millions from big tech firms to solve the city's homelessness crisis" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "Macron says still pushing for Germans to back digital tax: Zeit" Reuters 7:09 AM
  • "Setback for Qualcomm: It has to license modem tech to competitors/FTC antitrust lawsuit due for trial next year" The Register 6:59 AM
  • "Flipkart and Amazon not abusing market position in India: competition commission" Reuters 6:46 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "HP Envy x2 (Intel) Review" Thurrott 7:00 PM
  • "Facebook appears to have survived this election cycle" Recode 2:30 PM
  • "Review: Dell's outstanding XPS 13 made me respect small laptops" The Next Web 10:52 AM
  • "Why robocalls have taken over your phone" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: The best-value Kindle gets even better" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "The world's first foldable smartphone is awesome, and you shouldn't buy it" Digital Trends 7:36 AM
  • "A closer look at Royole's foldable, bendable FlexPai phone" CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Where's the accountability Facebook?" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Blizzard Needs To Revive Project Titan And Make An 'Overwatch' RPG" Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "Four ways the internet changed the midterm elections" The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "You Already Email Like a Robot — Why Not Automate It?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
  • "What We Don't Know About Amazon's Split HQ2" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Trifo raises $11 million to put robots in your home" VentureBeat 8:25 AM
  • "Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Brazilian fund" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Social media content and analytics startup PressLogic raises $10M from popular Chinese selfie app Meitu" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Overwolf raises $16 million for game services in round led by Intel Capital" VentureBeat 7:38 AM
  • "YouTube: We've invested $100 million in Content ID and paid over $3 billion to rightsholders" VentureBeat 7:38 AM
  • "Home Made raises further £2M for its premium online lettings agency" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Portify raises £1.3M to help gig economy workers improve their financial wellbeing" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Telecom network maker Nokia wins $2.3 billion frame deals in China" Reuters 6:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow finishes nearly 550 points higher as stocks soar after midterms: Wall Street cheers gridlock after Democrats take House, GOP tightens grip on Senate" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow finishes nearly 550 points higher as stocks soar after midterms: Wall Street cheers gridlock after Democrats take House, GOP tightens grip on Senate" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up More Than 500 Points; Stocks Jump in Post-Election Rally: Stocks rallied Wednesday after Democrats won back control of the House of Representatives for the first time since since 2010." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Soars 545 Points As Midterm Election Brings Relief For Wall Street| Investor's Business Daily" Investor's Business Daily 3:58 PM
  • "Dow jumps 540 points as investors celebrate midterms" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Surges Nearly 550 Points: Election results remove one source of angst, as a split Congress will make radical policy changes less likely, analysts say" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as investors keep eye on U.S. midterm elections: Nikkei surrenders gain of more than 1% to end lower after back-and-forth session" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Europe stocks hop on global rally, driven by relief over U.S. midterms: Spanish banks jump on court ruling" MarketWatch 8:32 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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