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TechNN Archive: Sunday, December 2, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Despite employee objections, Microsoft confirm they will provide the US Military with 'all the technology we create. Full stop'" MSPoweruser 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens shoves off for boot camp" VentureBeat 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft solutions to create 5,600 jobs in Bahrain by 2022" Zawya 9:16 AM
  • "3 Lessons for Investors from Microsoft's Impressive Turnaround: Among other things, the software giant's performance in recent years drives home the importance of good leadership and the long-term value of 'legacy' platforms." TheStreet 9:14 AM
  • "AMD Dominates Retail CPU Sales in Germany's Largest E-Tailer Where It Outsold Intel 2 to 1" WCCFTech 9:12 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Dominates Intel By 2:1 Margin During November Claims eTailer Mindfactory" HotHardware 6:12 PM
  • "AMD is expected to launch new X570 chipset with PCI-E 4.0 at Computex" TechSpot 9:19 AM
  • "AMD X570 Chipset Supporting PCIe 4.0 For Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 Series Leaks" HotHardware 6:12 PM
  • "Intel is working on Core i9 9900 KF Series that lacks iGPU, also B365 chipset at 22nm" Guru3D 9:19 AM
  • "Tech companies tinker under the hood of the automobile industry" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:26 PM
  • "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] 12/1
  • "Windows 10 fails to overtake Windows 7's usage share — but it's very close" BetaNews 12/1
  • "The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world" AFP 12/1
  • "Microsoft's Next-Gen Surface Laptop Could Tap AMD Picasso APUs" HotHardware 12/1
  • "Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable US company" FOXBusiness 12/1
  • "IBM's Big Bet On 'Hybrid' Cloud, Will It Work?" Forbes 12/1
  • "Dell admits hackers may have tried to access customers' accounts" IANS 12/1
  • "Intel-based AI Imaging Solution to accelerate critical patient diagnoses" Deccan Chronicle 12/1
  • "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 12/1
General Interest
  • "The state of cyberwarfare: 2 things you need to know/If you want to understand why you should be worried about the proliferation of cyberweapons and the lack of arms control treaties governing them, then read on." ZDNet 6:47 PM
  • "Facebook vs. democracy" Axios 2:50 PM
  • "Survey: so far, so good with serverless computing/Serverless architectures promise to abstract away a lot of developers' headaches." ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Amazon takes machine learning to the masses" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:26 PM
  • "Amazon tests cashierless tech for stores with bigger spaces: WSJ" Reuters 2:26 PM
  • "The worst tech failures of 2018/It was a rough year for the technology industry: From anxiety-inducing social networks and buggy mobile devices to glitchy operating systems and killer driverless cars, we had it all." ZDNet 9:08 AM
  • "Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab" Washington Post 9:03 AM
  • "Amazon is gobbling up 'significantly' more Google ads than ever during the holiday season — and it reveals a change in the e-commerce giant's strategy" Business Insider 9:02 AM
  • "Google's call screening transcripts roll out to Pixel owners" Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Here's what Amazon employees can expect from their new neighborhood when HQ2 opens in Crystal City, Virginia" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Teens Say Social Media Lets Them Connect with Friends And Get Support" Digital Trends 12/1
  • "Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of game revenue: Valve wants to make its platform more 'attractive' for big publishers." Engadget 12/1
  • "Facebook's report on George Soros attempts to tie him to an anti-Facebook coalition" The Verge 12/1
  • "Here Is The Research Facebook Commissioned On George Soros" BuzzFeed News 12/1
  • "Amazon launches hardware compatibility checker to help PC upgraders" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Ex-Google researcher who quit over Dragonfly publicly takes execs to task" Mashable 12/1
  • "Hangouts executive rebuts rumors of shut down, users will be transitioned to Hangouts Chat and Meet" Android Police 12/1
  • "[Update: Google confirms shut down, denies timeline] 2019 is your last year to use Google Hangouts if you haven't moved on already" 9to5Google 12/1
  • "How Google Keeps Its Power-Hungry Operations Carbon-Neutral" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/1
  • "Google may pull the plug on Hangouts in 2020" BetaNews 12/1
  • "Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV" Engadget 12/1
  • "Espionage or incrimination? Risks from stolen Marriott data" Associated Press 12/1
Press Releases
  • "Intellitec Solutions to host Microsoft Dynamics Year End Webinar Series" PRWeb 11/30
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft cuts Xbox One prices by $50 in post-Black Friday sale" Engadget 8:30 PM
  • "Windows 10 is also getting an icon design overhaul" The Verge 2:26 PM
  • "What to do if Windows 10 is not restarting" Windows Report 9:19 AM
  • "I've never had so many people ask me about headphones when I was wearing the Surface Headphones, but I just can't recommend them" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "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
  • "China could approve Qualcomm's NXP acquisition as Trump and Xi halt tariff war: The US and China will attempt to reach an agreement on trade issues in the next 90 days." ZDNet 7:47 PM
  • "Marriott sued hours after announcing data breach: One class-action lawsuit is seeking $12.5 billion in damages." ZDNet 7:47 PM
  • "Google CEO hearing in U.S. House likely to be postponed: Goodlatte" Reuters 12:06 PM
  • "ACLU wants court to release documents on the US' attempt at backdooring Facebook Messenger" ZDNet 12/1
  • "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
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What is the Best 2-in-1 For College Students?" LAPTOP Magazine 10:18 AM
  • "Geek: Fake Adobe Flash update becoming commonplace" Odessa Online 9:16 AM
  • "Interview: Facebook Messenger boss says 1-to-1 communication trumps every other form" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "Google Pixel Slate vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:25 AM
  • "The George Soros Scandal Is Entirely Of Facebook's Own Making: Facebook's recent opposition research scandal against billionaire George Soros is revealing, but not for the reasons you might think." BuzzFeed News 8:30 PM
  • "Facebook must recognise it is more than a platform" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Podcast: Amazon AWS ReInvent, HP Inc. And Dell Earnings, Apple Music And Amazon" Seeking Alpha 8:04 AM
  • "Special report: The 4 new digital divides" Axios 12/1
  • "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 12/1
  • "HP Spectre Folio vs. Surface Pro 6: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 12/1
  • "Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Windows 10 fans finally have a true MacBook Air rival" Express UK 12/1
  • "What GoDaddy is doing wrong about privacy — here's what it should do" The Next Web 12/1
  • "The new $255 Fossil Sport is one of the most comfortable smartwatches I've ever worn" Business Insider 12/1
  • "Palm Phone Review: Fun, endearing, and bad at everything" Ars Technica 12/1
  • "These are the absolute worst tech product names in recent history" Digital Trends 12/1
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"
  • "National honors for a wearable that detects opioid overdose"
  • "Pictures: Inside Lenovo's new Beijing campus"


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