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TechNN Archive: Friday, November 30, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is No. 1: Tech giant overtakes Apple for title of most-valuable U.S. company/Microsoft ended the week with the title of the most-valuable company in the U.S., pulling ahead of Apple Friday afternoon at the close of the stock market after days of volleying back and forth." GeekWire 3:22 PM
  • "Microsoft tops Apple to become No. 1 on Wall Street" Seattle Times 3:30 PM
  • "Microsoft, Google To Meet With Trump Admin On Innovation" PYMNTS 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft wins $480M contract to provide US Army with HoloLens headsets for combat use" IT PRO (UK) 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens will be used by the US Army to 'increase lethality' in warzones" Critical Hit Gaming 8:25 AM
  • "Arrests made in Indian call centers responsible for Microsoft tech support scams" BetaNews 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering the highest salaries to India's IIT graduates for international roles: Report" Business Insider India 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans to Bring Office's New Iconography Style to Windows 10" Thurrott 9:23 PM
  • "'Nobody Gets Fired For Buying IBM'. But They Should." Forbes 8:20 AM
  • "The University Of Liverpool Signs IBM Deal" Insider Media 8:19 AM
  • "CLS and IBM Launch Long-Awaited Payment Netting Blockchain" Zycrypto 8:17 AM
  • "HP delivers more PCs at higher prices but fears CPU shortages" Tweakers 8:04 AM
  • "HP Inc revenue tops estimates on personal systems business" RTÉ 8:03 AM
  • "HP, better than expected revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017/2018" SoldiOnline 8:02 AM
  • "HP rounds a solid third quarter" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "US lawsuit could see HP adversary Mike Lynch lose his autonomy (again)" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "'A travesty of justice' – Suffolk businessman charged over £8bn fraud hits out at charges" East Anglian Daily Times 8:05 AM
  • "As HP Inc reports strong Q4, Autonomy founder is charged in US" SiliconRepublic 8:05 AM
  • "UK tech tycoon Mike Lynch charged with fraud in the US over HP-Autonomy deal" The Independent 8:05 AM
  • "US files criminal charges against Irish born Mike Lynch over HP sale" Irish Independent 8:05 AM
  • "Former Autonomy boss Lynch to fight U.S. fraud charges" Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Former Autonomy executives charged with fraud in 2011 HP acquisition" Sacramento Bee 8:01 AM
  • "Autonomy founder Mike Lynch charged with fraud over 2011 HP deal: report" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Are Big Q3 Earnings at VMware, Dell a Mixed Blessing for Merger?" 24/7 Wall St. 7:57 AM
  • "Dell and HP share reasons to be optimistic about the PC market" ComputerWeekly 7:57 AM
  • "Dell EMC and more HPE arrays embrace storage-class memory" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Dell doesn't know whether or not hackers stole customer info" Alphr 7:56 AM
  • "Dell remains quiet on 'data breach' victims" The Daily Swig 7:55 AM
  • "Dell forces password reset on customers after hack attempt but took five days to do so" The Inquirer 7:55 AM
  • "American Tech Giant Intel Files New Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining" CoinTelegraph 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Exec Discloses Discrete GPU Details And Strategy" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "Intel accuses ex-engineer of attempting to steal 3D XPoint 'secrets'" The Inquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Intel patent could make Bitcoin mining more efficient" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "HP's Neon Dion says if anything goes wrong, it's totally Intel's fault: CPU shortage may hit PC maker's financials" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "AMD Confirms PlayStation 5 And Xbox Scarlett Release For 2020" SegmentNext 7:47 AM
  • "Black Friday has Ryzen again with these AMD deals from Scan" TrustedReviews 7:47 AM
  • "AMD: Zen 3 architecture will focus on improving energy consumption" IlSoftware 7:46 AM
  • "AMD's RX 590 will now work in Linux... but it's 76% slower than an RX 580 GPU" PCGamesN 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft may be considering an AMD-Picasso Surface laptop" Hexus 7:45 AM
  • "Download: Download AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 driver" Guru3D 7:45 AM
  • "Lambeth Council standardises tech in Oracle Cloud to help save £4.5m" Computerworld UK 7:41 AM
  • "Amazon CTO Werner Vogels declares Oracle data warehouse switch-off as 2018 work highlight" ComputerWeekly 7:41 AM
  • "End of Oracle at Amazon: Werner Vogels 'Best Day'" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Police chiefs team up with Cisco for officer cybersecurity training drive" PublicTechnology 7:35 AM
  • "Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior among four Indian-origin women featured in Forbes list of top female US tech moguls" FirstPost 7:26 AM
General Interest
  • "Some companies are considering ditching WiFi for private 5G: Audi is among those who are testing the technology." Engadget 3:44 PM
  • "Source: Google Hangouts is shutting down in 2020" 9to5Google 2:07 PM
  • "Google Hangouts will reportedly be going away in 2020" Neowin 5:48 PM
  • "Google adds more media and messaging options to Android Auto" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software" Engadget 12:47 PM
  • "Google's image recognition AI fooled by new tricks" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Google-led AMP project unveils 'open governance' committees consisting of Microsoft, Twitter, others" VentureBeat 12:42 PM
  • "Google doubles Hangouts Meet limit to 100 participants" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "How Googlers organized against the company's China plans" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "A looming strike over Project Dragonfly is putting new pressure on Google" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs" Computerworld 8:49 AM
  • "Don't let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs" InfoWorld 8:48 AM
  • "At AWS re:Invent, Amazon gets its gun: 'Everything the tech sector does, we can do better'" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Facebook reportedly agrees to share an update on its civil rights audit" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to 'look into' Soros investments" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg knew more of Facebook's work with Definers than she let on" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Cambridge Analytica used fashion tastes to profile Facebook users" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "Facebook quietly hired Republican strategy firm Targeted Victory" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature lets you keep Stories private" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "Instagram now lets you send Stories only to 'close friends'" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Marriott Breach Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Marriott faces massive data breach expenses even with cybersecurity insurance" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Marriott's Starwood Hotel database hacked, putting 500 million customers at risk" BetaNews 8:46 AM
  • "Marriott reveals massive database breach affecting up to 500 million hotel guests" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "Marriott says 500 million Starwood guest records stolen in massive data breach" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "The best LED desk lamp" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: Sonic Standout" The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "The Best Streaming Video Player To Buy Right Now" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Netflix and Disney cancel 'Daredevil' too" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "Firefox Reality VR browser gets support for 7 new languages, bookmarking, and more" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Language learning app Babbel sold 1M US subscriptions this year, moves into language travel" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Sensor Tower: Black Friday was biggest day ever for U.S. mobile game revenues" VentureBeat 12:39 PM
  • "NPD: U.S. video game spending up 24% to $9.1 billion in Q3 2018" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "Shards of Infinity deck-building cyberpunk game goes digital in 2019" VentureBeat 12:42 PM
  • "Video: Funktronic Labs lives on the cutting edge of virtual reality" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Call of Duty: Global Operations strategy game gets a soft launch on mobile" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Netgear's Arlo Ultra is a 4K HDR wireless security camera with built-in spotlight" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G" Engadget 8:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Intellitec Solutions to host Microsoft Dynamics Year End Webinar Series" PRWeb 8:26 AM
Microsoft
  • "Snag extremely useful Windows software for cheap in the Best of Stardock Humble Bundle" PCWorld 8:40 AM
  • "Which web browser should I use on my Windows 10 PC?" OnMSFT 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts Office productivity with AI for Word and other features" TechRepublic 8:29 AM
  • "Does Windows 10's Security Boost Make Antivirus Obsolete?" PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Headphones help mitigate the distractions of horrible open plan offices" Computerworld 8:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail: 'Technology has made it significantly easier to be a creep,' said Councilman Joseph Borelli, a Republican from Staten Island who is co-sponsoring an anti-flashing bill." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:33 PM
  • "Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "Middle East youth and tech: What's happened since the Arab Spring?" ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "Moscow's new cable car system infected with ransomware two days after launch" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Now Russian hackers are using Brexit as part of their cyber attacks" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "US charges ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch with fraud over $11bn sale to HP" ZDNet 8:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "6 Games You'll Want to Buy in December" PC Magazine 9:31 PM
  • "Disorganized crime and state-backed hackers: How the cybercrime and cyberwar landscape is constantly changing" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Why Is It So Hard to Quit Amazon? Because Shopping Is LaborPrime has helped overworked and underpaid Americans stretch their money and time. No wonder it's so hard to quit." Slate 2:41 PM
  • "How cybersecurity systemization is changing financial institutions today" BetaNews 12:46 PM
  • "Why so many people think Elon Musk is a hero — or a villain" The Verge 12:38 PM
  • "The DeanBeat: How game developers can drive our platforms forward" VentureBeat 12:43 PM
  • "Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software/Back to the drawing board, Google." Engadget 12:25 PM
  • "State of JavaScript: ECMAScript 6 rules" InfoWorld 8:47 AM
  • "Lockly Secure Plus Review: Biometrics comes to the smart lock" TechHive 8:40 AM
  • "Bethesda.net is broken: Why game makers who abandon Steam need to get the basics right" PCWorld 8:40 AM
  • "JBL Xtreme 2 review: A sturdy Bluetooth speaker that's up for serious partying" TechHive 8:40 AM
  • "Razer Mamba Wireless (2018) review: It nails the fundamentals" PCWorld 8:39 AM
  • "This Smartwatch Has Incredibly Bad Timing" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Plex And Tidal Team Up To Provide Discounted Streaming Music Service" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "LG is investing half a billion in its Polish battery factory to increase production" Electrek 2:07 PM
  • "UrbanClap, India's largest home services startup, raises $50M" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks gain on cautious optimism over potential U.S.-China trade deal: Crude oil trims losses on speculation over production cut" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow Ends Sharply Higher Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20: The Dow ended sharply higher Friday afternoon ahead of talks between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping at the G-20 meeting." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks close higher ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
  • "Investors on Edge After Rocky Month for Markets: Stocks remain well below highs from earlier this year, and crude oil takes hit from slowing global growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Asian markets subdued but higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei secures 5th straight gain" MarketWatch 8:21 AM
  • "European stocks fall; autos down on G-20 jitters: Mining shares drop in London, led by Angofagasta" MarketWatch 8:20 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:50 AM; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI-Built Deepfake Videos Did Not Alter the Election"
  • "Why Data Scientists Should Make a Commitment to Diversity"
New York Times (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf"
  • "Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here's how to limit the snooping."
  • "Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data."
PC Magazine (Checked 7:50 AM; no changes since Sunday)
  • "22 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10"
  • "28 Must-Have Tech Gifts Under $50"
  • "14 Great Gifts for Cord Cutters"
  • "Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2019"
Reuters (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon"
  • "Australian watchdog wants a regulator for dominant Google, Facebook"
ZDNet (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft confirms that Chrome extensions will run on new Edge browser"
  • "Google's massive expansion plan: Its own village with up to 8,000 homes"
  • "The challenges of creating a VR space"
  • "The NHS was just banned from buying any more fax machines ever"
  • "These hackers are using Android surveillance malware to target opponents of the Syrian government"
  • "Why working with Intel is helping Delair's drones fly into new markets"
  • "National honors for a wearable that detects opioid overdose"
  • "Pictures: Inside Lenovo's new Beijing campus"


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