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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft breaks, then fixes Outlook Mail, Calendar in new fumble/After Microsoft's awful October, this time another slip-up hits Windows Phone users." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft re-releases Windows Server 2019: Microsoft is starting up again its rollout of its Windows 10 1809/Windows Server 2019 feature releases on November 13. Here's what is: and isn't: happening starting today." ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 version 1809, promises quality changes: After a delay of more than five weeks, Microsoft has resumed the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The company also promised sweeping changes in the way it approaches quality issues, including better communication with customers." ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Microsoft connection: Capria fund previously backed by Bill Gates gets $20M from Paul Allen's Vulcan" GeekWire 7:40 AM
  • "Intel Opens Graphics And Hardware Research Center In India With Over 1500 Employees" WCCFTech 8:38 AM
  • "Intel's AI chief sees opportunity for 'massive' share gains" ZDNet 3:04 PM
  • "Intel ramps us 5G modem efforts, likely trying to catch Qualcomm: 5G might actually be coming soon, lads!" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "Intel's 5G chip will arrive six months earlier than expected: The XMM 8160 will arrive next year but won't appear in devices until 2020" TechSpot 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Releases Core i9 9980XE processor" Guru3D 8:37 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9980XE CPU reviewed: Harder, better, faster, solder" The Tech Report 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9980XE review: Intel's new flagship HEDT CPU is the performance king" TechRadar UK 8:38 AM
  • "The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz" AnandTech 8:38 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Supercharged, Many-Core Skylake-X" HotHardware 8:16 AM
  • "Intel extends depth-sensing capabilities of RealSense cameras: The new D435i RealSense camera includes a new inertial measurement unit, providing another data point for measuring depth." ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "AMD 64-Core Rome Deployment: HLRS 'Hawk' at 2.35 GHz" AnandTech 5:44 PM
  • "HP takes on the iPad in the classroom with new Education Edition PCs and services: HP aims to transform the classroom - and perhaps slow down Apple's efforts to expand iPad usage in schools - with a range of new Education Edition PCs and an updated cloud-based education suite." ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Exclusive: Dell taps banks to raise more cash for tracking stock offer - sources" Reuters 12:33 PM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty hopes 'new collar' skills will bridge digital divide" CBS News 3:14 PM
  • "On Heels of IBM Deal, Red Hat Boosts Community Linux With Fedora 29" eWeek 7:55 AM
  • "Red Hat blends Kubernetes into Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14: OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud meets Kubernetes cloud container orchestration." ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Cisco combines BroadCloud Calling with Webex Teams: In addition to the new cloud calling offering, Cisco on Tuesday announced a new communications tool for 'huddle spaces.'" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Cisco updates SD-WAN portfolio with new security features: Among the key updates, Cisco said it's integrating application-aware enterprise firewall, intrusion prevention, and URL filtering into Cisco SD-WAN devices." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Digital transformation spending to approach $2 trillion by 2022: Funds are pouring into digital transformation efforts as business leaders see the category as a long-term investment." ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "China says U.S. controls on semiconductor firm break WTO rules" Reuters 8:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon confirms NYC and Arlington, VA as the site of its dual new HQ" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Report: Amazon chooses New York City neighborhood, DC suburb for HQ2/WashPost: DC area believed to be favored as CEO Jeff Bezos owns a home there." Ars Technica 7:47 AM
  • "Amazon's split HQ2 announcement could happen later today: According to the WSJ, along with NYC and VA, other cities could see 'major' sites." Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "Squooshing Your Pictures With Google's New Open Source Image Tool Is A Good Thing" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Meet Squoosh, Google's powerful new image converter that works in any browser" BGR 10:11 AM
  • "Internet BGP Hijack Takes Down Google G Suite, Analytics And Search" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "DeepMind Is Handing Over DeepMind Health To Google" Forbes 7:10 PM
  • "Google traffic hijacked via tiny Nigerian ISP: A large chunk of the hijacked traffic passed through the network of a controversial Chinese state-owned telecom provider that was previously accused of intentionally misdirecting internet traffic." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Google went down after traffic was routed through China and Russia: Google said it wasn't malicious, but the timing is odd." Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Valve might be working on its own in-house VR headset: Half-Life 3 VR anyone" The Inquirer 8:14 AM
  • "YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Firefox Test Pilots add price drop alerts and email tabs: Whilst some old favourites graduate to the main browser" The Inquirer 8:14 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 to feature 'punch-hole' selfie cam, in-display fingerprint sensor: Flagship will be first to adopt Samsung's quirky 'Infinity-O' display" The Inquirer 7:47 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly feature Infinity-O display, built-in fingerprint sensor" Neowin 7:59 AM
  • "Kaspersky starts processing threat data in Europe as part of trust reboot" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM And Wandera join forces to bring award-winning mobile security to global enterprises" PRNewswire 9:06 AM
  • "Xilinx Extends Data Center Leadership with New Alveo U280 HBM2 Accelerator Card; Dell EMC First to Qualify Alveo U200: Alveo portfolio and Dell PowerEdge server with the U200 to be demonstrated at SC18" PRNewswire 9:07 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft takes second swing at Windows 10 1809, re-issues troubled upgrade" Computerworld 3:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Store Black Friday ad showcases Surface, Windows laptop deals: There are sales on the newly refreshed Surface Go, Surface Pro 6, and Surface Laptop 2, as well as nine other Windows 10 laptop specials." ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Surface Go with LTE support is available to order right in time for the holidays" BGR 7:48 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Virginia forms new neighborhood for Amazon, bracing for radical transportation of sleepy DC suburb" GeekWire 5:43 PM
  • "Nintendo Wins Massive $12M Infringement Judgement Against Retro Gaming ROM Websites" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Nintendo 'wins' £9.3m from ROM-hosting sites for copyright infringement" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "Xiaomi faces probe over 'misleading' phones-for-a-quid offer: The illusion of generosity haunts the mysterious East" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Radiologists Focus on AI Innovations" Forbes 9:06 PM
  • "A $2 Billion Question: Did New York and Virginia Overpay for Amazon?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 PM
  • "Web Designing in the Age of IoT" ReadWrite 2:37 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review & Rating" PC Magazine 1:19 PM
  • "Why Your Data Backup Strategy Should Include ... Paper? Yes, we said it: Paper can be considered part of your data backup strategy for small files or data sets." ITPro 11:24 AM
  • "Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice" LAPTOP Magazine 10:30 AM
  • "How Does Binge-Watching Affect Your Other Habits? A recent survey found that 60 percent of adults binge-watch TV shows, and often stream shows at work, cancel social plans, or stay up all night to watch that next episode." PC Magazine 8:36 AM
  • "Why Most Executives Believe Their Companies Aren't Ready for AI" eWeek 7:55 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "WeWork gets $3 billion in new funding from SoftBank" Reuters 12:33 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in on-demand parking service, ParkWhiz" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Get Ready for a Flood of Big Tech IPOs" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services plans sixth expansion into Europe, this time in Italy" Neowin 7:59 AM
  • "Anorak raises £5M Series A for its life insurance advice platform" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "China's NetEase raises $600M for its music streaming business" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Chinese WeWork rival Ucommune raises $200M to go after international growth" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Sustainable clothing startup For Days raises $2.8M for its closed-loop manufacturing process" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Sojern raises another $120M led by TCV to expand its travel marketing platform" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stock market closes mostly lower as oil gets clobbered: Dow grounded by Boeing" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower, Nasdaq Finishes Flat in Seesaw Trading: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended lower Tuesday after moving in and out of positive territory during the day." TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks mixed in volatile session, oil craters" FOXBusiness 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks recover from tech sell-off, oil down on Trump warning" Associated Press 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks' Rebound Attempt Falters, as Crude Oil Falls: U.S. crude oil fell for its 12th consecutive session of losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Nikkei tumbles, China's stock market finds strength following tech losses on Wall Street: Apple component suppliers hit hard" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks finish sharply lower; British American Tobacco PLC's stock sinks 12%: Apple supplier ams AG sees its shares tumble 23%" MarketWatch 8:35 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget"
  • "Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers"
  • "UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand"
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM"
  • "NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22"
  • "Singapore health ministry refutes suggestions of HIV data leak coverup"
  • "LG to launch 'attachable dual-screen' with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ"
  • "Ericsson to build 50 Optus 5G sites"
  • "Your smartphone is going to look a lot stranger next time around"
  • "Didi Chuxing to reportedly sack 15 percent of workforce after 2018 huge lossses"


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