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TechNN Archive: Saturday, December 1, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Quietly Became the World's Most Valuable Company: CEO Satya Nadella remade the software giant by prioritizing selling computing services over buzzy consumer electronics" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Windows 10 fails to overtake Windows 7's usage share — but it's very close" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world" AFP 8:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's Next-Gen Surface Laptop Could Tap AMD Picasso APUs" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable US company" FOXBusiness 8:45 PM
  • "IBM's Big Bet On 'Hybrid' Cloud, Will It Work?" Forbes 9:30 AM
  • "Dell admits hackers may have tried to access customers' accounts" IANS 8:43 AM
  • "Intel-based AI Imaging Solution to accelerate critical patient diagnoses" Deccan Chronicle 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Series To Feature Support on X570 Chipset Based AM4 Boards – Allegedely The First Platform To Support PCIe 4.0, Launching at Computex 2019" WCCFTech 8:44 AM
  • "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 11/30
  • "Microsoft tops Apple to become No. 1 on Wall Street" Seattle Times 11/30
  • "Microsoft, Google To Meet With Trump Admin On Innovation" PYMNTS 11/30
  • "Microsoft wins $480M contract to provide US Army with HoloLens headsets for combat use" IT PRO (UK) 11/30
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens will be used by the US Army to 'increase lethality' in warzones" Critical Hit Gaming 11/30
  • "Arrests made in Indian call centers responsible for Microsoft tech support scams" BetaNews 11/30
  • "Microsoft is offering the highest salaries to India's IIT graduates for international roles: Report" Business Insider India 11/30
  • "Microsoft Plans to Bring Office's New Iconography Style to Windows 10" Thurrott 11/30
  • "'Nobody Gets Fired For Buying IBM'. But They Should." Forbes 11/30
  • "The University Of Liverpool Signs IBM Deal" Insider Media 11/30
  • "CLS and IBM Launch Long-Awaited Payment Netting Blockchain" Zycrypto 11/30
  • "HP delivers more PCs at higher prices but fears CPU shortages" Tweakers 11/30
  • "HP Inc revenue tops estimates on personal systems business" RTÉ 11/30
  • "HP, better than expected revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017/2018" SoldiOnline 11/30
  • "HP rounds a solid third quarter" ZDNet 11/30
  • "US lawsuit could see HP adversary Mike Lynch lose his autonomy (again)" The Inquirer 11/30
  • "'A travesty of justice' – Suffolk businessman charged over £8bn fraud hits out at charges" East Anglian Daily Times 11/30
  • "As HP Inc reports strong Q4, Autonomy founder is charged in US" SiliconRepublic 11/30
  • "UK tech tycoon Mike Lynch charged with fraud in the US over HP-Autonomy deal" The Independent 11/30
  • "US files criminal charges against Irish born Mike Lynch over HP sale" Irish Independent 11/30
  • "Former Autonomy boss Lynch to fight U.S. fraud charges" Reuters 11/30
  • "Former Autonomy executives charged with fraud in 2011 HP acquisition" Sacramento Bee 11/30
  • "Autonomy founder Mike Lynch charged with fraud over 2011 HP deal: report" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "Are Big Q3 Earnings at VMware, Dell a Mixed Blessing for Merger?" 24/7 Wall St. 11/30
  • "Dell and HP share reasons to be optimistic about the PC market" ComputerWeekly 11/30
  • "Dell EMC and more HPE arrays embrace storage-class memory" The Register 11/30
  • "Dell doesn't know whether or not hackers stole customer info" Alphr 11/30
  • "Dell forces password reset on customers after hack attempt but took five days to do so" The Inquirer 11/30
  • "American Tech Giant Intel Files New Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining" CoinTelegraph 11/30
  • "Intel Exec Discloses Discrete GPU Details And Strategy" HotHardware 11/30
  • "Intel accuses ex-engineer of attempting to steal 3D XPoint 'secrets'" The Inquirer 11/30
  • "Intel patent could make Bitcoin mining more efficient" The Next Web 11/30
  • "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 11/30
  • "AMD Confirms PlayStation 5 And Xbox Scarlett Release For 2020" SegmentNext 11/30
  • "Black Friday has Ryzen again with these AMD deals from Scan" TrustedReviews 11/30
  • "AMD: Zen 3 architecture will focus on improving energy consumption" IlSoftware 11/30
  • "AMD's RX 590 will now work in Linux... but it's 76% slower than an RX 580 GPU" PCGamesN 11/30
  • "Microsoft may be considering an AMD-Picasso Surface laptop" Hexus 11/30
  • "Download: Download AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 driver" Guru3D 11/30
  • "Lambeth Council standardises tech in Oracle Cloud to help save £4.5m" Computerworld UK 11/30
  • "Amazon CTO Werner Vogels declares Oracle data warehouse switch-off as 2018 work highlight" ComputerWeekly 11/30
  • "End of Oracle at Amazon: Werner Vogels 'Best Day'" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Police chiefs team up with Cisco for officer cybersecurity training drive" PublicTechnology 11/30
  • "Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior among four Indian-origin women featured in Forbes list of top female US tech moguls" FirstPost 11/30
General Interest
  • "Teens Say Social Media Lets Them Connect with Friends And Get Support" Digital Trends 4:28 PM
  • "Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of game revenue: Valve wants to make its platform more 'attractive' for big publishers." Engadget 3:19 PM
  • "Facebook's report on George Soros attempts to tie him to an anti-Facebook coalition" The Verge 4:28 PM
  • "Here Is The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros" BuzzFeed News 3:14 PM
  • "Amazon launches hardware compatibility checker to help PC upgraders" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Ex-Google researcher who quit over Dragonfly publicly takes execs to task" Mashable 1:30 PM
  • "Hangouts executive rebuts rumors of shut down, users will be transitioned to Hangouts Chat and Meet" Android Police 1:23 PM
  • "[Update: Google confirms shut down, denies timeline] 2019 is your last year to use Google Hangouts if you haven't moved on already" 9to5Google 11:21 AM
  • "How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon-Neutral" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Google may pull the plug on Hangouts in 2020" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Espionage or incrimination? Risks from stolen Marriott data" Associated Press 8:07 AM
  • "Some companies are considering ditching WiFi for private 5G: Audi is among those who are testing the technology." Engadget 11/30
  • "Source: Google Hangouts is shutting down in 2020" 9to5Google 11/30
  • "Google Hangouts will reportedly be going away in 2020" Neowin 11/30
  • "Google adds more media and messaging options to Android Auto" Engadget 11/30
  • "Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software" Engadget 11/30
  • "Google's image recognition AI fooled by new tricks" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Google-led AMP project unveils 'open governance' committees consisting of Microsoft, Twitter, others" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Google doubles Hangouts Meet limit to 100 participants" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "How Googlers organized against the company's China plans" The Verge 11/30
  • "A looming strike over Project Dragonfly is putting new pressure on Google" The Verge 11/30
  • "Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs" Computerworld 11/30
  • "Don't let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs" InfoWorld 11/30
  • "At AWS re:Invent, Amazon gets its gun: 'Everything the tech sector does, we can do better'" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Facebook reportedly agrees to share an update on its civil rights audit" Engadget 11/30
  • "Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to 'look into' Soros investments" Engadget 11/30
  • "Sheryl Sandberg knew more of Facebook's work with Definers than she let on" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "Cambridge Analytica used fashion tastes to profile Facebook users" Engadget 11/30
  • "Facebook quietly hired Republican strategy firm Targeted Victory" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature lets you keep Stories private" Engadget 11/30
  • "Instagram now lets you send Stories only to 'close friends'" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Marriott Breach Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/30
  • "Marriott faces massive data breach expenses even with cybersecurity insurance" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Marriott's Starwood Hotel database hacked, putting 500 million customers at risk" BetaNews 11/30
  • "Marriott reveals massive database breach affecting up to 500 million hotel guests" The Verge 11/30
  • "Marriott says 500 million Starwood guest records stolen in massive data breach" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "The best LED desk lamp" Engadget 11/30
  • "Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: Sonic Standout" The Verge 11/30
  • "The Best Streaming Video Player To Buy Right Now" The Verge 11/30
  • "Netflix and Disney cancel 'Daredevil' too" Engadget 11/30
  • "Firefox Reality VR browser gets support for 7 new languages, bookmarking, and more" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Language learning app Babbel sold 1M US subscriptions this year, moves into language travel" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "Sensor Tower: Black Friday was biggest day ever for U.S. mobile game revenues" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "NPD: U.S. video game spending up 24% to $9.1 billion in Q3 2018" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Shards of Infinity deck-building cyberpunk game goes digital in 2019" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Video: Funktronic Labs lives on the cutting edge of virtual reality" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Call of Duty: Global Operations strategy game gets a soft launch on mobile" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Netgear's Arlo Ultra is a 4K HDR wireless security camera with built-in spotlight" The Verge 11/30
  • "Toyota untethers its T-HR3 humanoid robot thanks to 5G" Engadget 11/30
Press Releases
  • "Intellitec Solutions to host Microsoft Dynamics Year End Webinar Series" PRWeb 11/30
Microsoft
  • "Snag extremely useful Windows software for cheap in the Best of Stardock Humble Bundle" PCWorld 11/30
  • "Which web browser should I use on my Windows 10 PC?" OnMSFT 11/30
  • "Microsoft boosts Office productivity with AI for Word and other features" TechRepublic 11/30
  • "Does Windows 10's Security Boost Make Antivirus Obsolete?" PC Magazine 11/30
  • "Microsoft Surface Headphones help mitigate the distractions of horrible open plan offices" Computerworld 11/30
Government/Law/Politics
  • "ACLU wants court to release documents on the US' attempt at backdooring Facebook Messenger" ZDNet 2:07 PM
  • "Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask" Reuters 11/30
  • "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] 11/30
  • "Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech" Engadget 11/30
  • "Middle East youth and tech: What's happened since the Arab Spring?" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Moscow's new cable car system infected with ransomware two days after launch" ZDNet 11/30
  • "Now Russian hackers are using Brexit as part of their cyber attacks" ZDNet 11/30
  • "US charges ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch with fraud over $11bn sale to HP" ZDNet 11/30
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Special report: The 4 new digital divides" Axios 1:55 PM
  • "Sirin Finney hands-on: Only for the HODLers/We've seen a few weird and wonderful phones this year, but the Finney is probably the most bizarre yet." Android Authority 10:46 AM
  • "HP Spectre Folio vs. Surface Pro 6: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:46 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Windows 10 fans finally have a true MacBook Air rival" Express UK 8:39 AM
  • "What GoDaddy is doing wrong about privacy — here's what it should do" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "The new $255 Fossil Sport is one of the most comfortable smartwatches I've ever worn" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Palm Phone Review: Fun, endearing, and bad at everything" Ars Technica 8:22 AM
  • "These are the absolute worst tech product names in recent history" Digital Trends 8:22 AM
  • "6 Games You'll Want to Buy in December" PC Magazine 11/30
  • "Disorganized crime and state-backed hackers: How the cybercrime and cyberwar landscape is constantly changing" ZDNet 11/30
  • "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 11/30
  • "How cybersecurity systemization is changing financial institutions today" BetaNews 11/30
  • "Why so many people think Elon Musk is a hero — or a villain" The Verge 11/30
  • "The DeanBeat: How game developers can drive our platforms forward" VentureBeat 11/30
  • "Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software/Back to the drawing board, Google." Engadget 11/30
  • "State of JavaScript: ECMAScript 6 rules" InfoWorld 11/30
  • "Lockly Secure Plus Review: Biometrics comes to the smart lock" TechHive 11/30
  • "Bethesda.net is broken: Why game makers who abandon Steam need to get the basics right" PCWorld 11/30
  • "JBL Xtreme 2 review: A sturdy Bluetooth speaker that's up for serious partying" TechHive 11/30
  • "Razer Mamba Wireless (2018) review: It nails the fundamentals" PCWorld 11/30
  • "This Smartwatch Has Incredibly Bad Timing" Gizmodo 11/30
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Plex And Tidal Team Up To Provide Discounted Streaming Music Service" HotHardware 11/30
  • "LG is investing half a billion in its Polish battery factory to increase production" Electrek 11/30
  • "UrbanClap, India's largest home services startup, raises $50M" TechCrunch 11/30
  • "Asana raises $50M, Airbnb gets a new CFO, and a 2019 IPO preview" TechCrunch 11/30
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks gain on cautious optimism over potential U.S.-China trade deal: Crude oil trims losses on speculation over production cut" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "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 11/30
  • "Stocks close higher ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20" FOXBusiness 11/30
  • "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] 11/30
  • "Asian markets subdued but higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei secures 5th straight gain" MarketWatch 11/30
  • "European stocks fall; autos down on G-20 jitters: Mining shares drop in London, led by Angofagasta" MarketWatch 11/30



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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"
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