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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft President: Will provide our best technology to US military" Fox Business Videos 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Puts More Brain-Power Into Machine Learning For Azure Cloud" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Fails Continue As Cumulative Update Cripples Surface Book 2 With BSOD" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Takes on the Digital Divide, This Time with Data" Thurrott 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft, acknowledging Win10 1803 update blue screens, offers limited remediation" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "IBM's AI-cybersecurity platform learns new models from MITRE framework - Video" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM AI researchers say 'what is the question' is the real question" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "What Apple's iPhone Production Cuts Mean for Intel" The Motley Fool 8:03 AM
  • "Intel Readies 8 Core/16 Thread, Ghost Canyon X NUC With 9th Generation Core i9, H-Series Processors – 6 Core/12 Thread, Core i7 Model Also in The Works" WCCFTech 3:46 PM
  • "Intel 'Ghost Canyon X' NUCs Rumored to Come With Core i9 CPUs" Tom's Hardware 12:44 PM
  • "Intel develops AI-powered wheelchair controlled by facial movements" Relaxnews 12:43 PM
  • "Intel NUC roadmap shows octa-core mini PCs are on the way" Liliputing 12:51 PM
  • "Intel NUCs with 10nm CPUs Now Available in the US" eTeknix 12:51 PM
  • "Liqid and Intel® Optane™ Aim for DRAM at Gartner IT Infrastructure 2018" Associated Press 12:44 PM
  • "Liqid, Intel Optane Take Aim at DRAM with New Fabric Package" eWeek 9:29 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Zen 2 CPUs Rumored To Feature Up To 16 Cores, 5.1GHz Boost Clock" HotHardware 12:53 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 next-generation 16-core processors leaked" TechRadar UK 12:55 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 chips could have 16 cores, 5GHz turbo frequency" Digital Trends 2:54 PM
  • "Huge Leaks Reveal AMD's Ryzen 3000 Series: Up To 16 Cores And 5.1GHz Frequencies" Forbes 12:54 PM
  • "Why Oracle Believes It Can Be the Largest Service Software Player" Market Realist 8:03 AM
  • "Oracle Is Happy That Its Investment in NetSuite Has Paid Off" Market Realist 10:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 debacle is now affecting Cisco and Morphisec endpoints" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Amobee Collaborates with Oracle Data Cloud to Activate Third-Party Data Across Programmatic and Social Media Platforms" Database Trends and Applications 12:42 PM
  • "Cisco pledges to prepare 1 mln Africans for digital economy jobs - Telecompaper" Telecompaper 12:40 PM
  • "Salesforce wants to deliver more automated field service using IoT data" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Salesforce adds IoT Insights to Field Service Lightning" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Steady evolution in blockchain will continue, unless disillusionment causes a 'winter'" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce RTX Mobility Turing GPU Family Rumored To Launch At CES 2019" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Is Here—What That Means for Next Year's Top Android Phones" Gizmodo 3:14 PM
  • "This foldable Gorilla Glass glass could shape the foldable phones of the future" CNET 10:32 AM
  • "Symantec launches neural network device to protect critical infrastructure" BetaNews 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook gave data on user's friends to certain companies: documents" Reuters 3:31 PM
  • "A new trove of internal Facebook emails is a stark reminder: You are Facebook's product/Facebook's business is built on collecting and capitalizing on peoples' personal information." Recode 1:28 PM
  • "Documents show Facebook gave preferential access to data to certain companies" Reuters 11:08 AM
  • "Emails show Mark Zuckerberg personally approved Facebook's decision to cut off Vine's access to data" Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the risks of sharing user data: He didn't think a Cambridge Analytica-like scandal was possible." Engadget 1:22 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg defends the leaked Facebook documents he never wanted the world to see: The scrutiny is 'healthy,' but don't misrepresent our actions or motives'" Business Insider 1:22 PM
  • "Facebook's Internal Tensions Are Reaching A Boiling Point" BuzzFeed News 8:49 AM
  • "Goodbye to tech that died in 2018" [Video] CNET 8:39 AM
  • "That's no moon — it's a hole for the camera on Honor's new smartphone" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "Quora Looks for Answers in Wake of Massive Data Breach" TechNewsWorld 8:37 AM
  • "Now you, too, can snoop on mobe users from 3G to 5G with a Raspberry Pi and €1,100 of gizmos" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "For wearable analysts, the glass is always half full: IDC looks at stagnant US market ... and sees only joy" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Google's Wing delivery drones head to Europe" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "Study Finds Google Manipulates Logged Out Search Results Even In Incognito Mode" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Google reportedly personalizes search results even when you're in incognito mode" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Google contract workers demand better pay and benefits" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Cuban Mobile Phone Users To Get Full Internet Access This Week" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook's ranking drops in 'best places to work' list: The social media company's scandals may have caught up with it." CNET 7:40 AM
  • "Best place to work? Google, Facebook slip down rankings after year of controversy" ZDNet 7:40 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Chief Technology Officer of AI Joseph Sirosh leaves fo real-estate brokerage" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Microsoft's designers are now working together on the future of Windows, Office, and Surface" The Verge 9:56 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Comparable Market Caps, but Vastly Different Fundamentals" The Motley Fool 8:57 AM
  • "Surface Hub 2 and the future of Windows" TechRepublic 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft bailing on Edge, Epic Games to launch a digital game store" [Video Report] CNET 8:44 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Huawei finance chief arrested in Canada as US seeks extradition" Telegraph 7:16 PM
  • "Huawei executive arrested in Canada" BBC 5:49 PM
  • "Google, IBM, Oracle to Talk Tech at White House" Bloomberg 3:13 PM
  • "FCC chairman acknowledges Russia interfered in net neutrality public comments" The Hill 2:57 PM
  • "FCC chairman admits Russia meddled in net neutrality debate: Around 500,000 comments were linked to Russian email addresses." Engadget 2:54 PM
  • "British lawmakers release internal Facebook documents" Reuters 10:02 AM
  • "Facebook's seized files published by MPs" BBC 8:50 AM
  • "Google's appearance before Congress will mark a turning point for its CEO" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Trump panel wants to give USPS right to hike prices for Amazon, others" Reuters 7:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Sleep Texting Is Real, So Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed" Lifehacker 3:43 PM
  • "8 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip will change smartphones for the better" Mashable 3:13 PM
  • "Nvidia GTX 1050 Review: Turns out you only have to spend £110 for a graphics card to play moat games in Full HD" TrustedReviews 12:54 PM
  • "Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop Review: A Good Starter Rig" Tom's Hardware 12:35 PM
  • "Meet The Men Accused Of Helping Run Two Huge Ad Fraud Schemes" BuzzFeed News 12:20 PM
  • "USB-C was supposed to be a universal connector — but it still has a lot of problems" Business Insider 12:19 PM
  • "Facebook's internal documents show its ruthlessness" Engadget 3:40 PM
  • "Why Facebook Bought WhatsApp: The company was obsessively tracking WhatsApp and saw not just a rising competitor but a potential Facebook killer." BuzzFeed News 11:41 AM
  • "Op-Ed: Google Bought Land in Downtown San Jose—Now What?" San Jose Inside 12:40 PM
  • "Why is Google so bad at innovation? 44 dead products and counting..Will Google ever be able to diversify its business from online advertising?" ZDNet 10:02 AM
  • "The Problem With Studies Saying Phones Are Bad For You: Some studies investigating the side effects of screen time might not actually be measuring what we think they are" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Blockchain: What's it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Should You Buy Someone a Phone for the Holidays? The answer is yes, if you can make sure you get them something they like, and you're not saddling your loved one with a monthly bill. Here's how to do it right." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "How Software Code Could Help You Grapple With the Legal Code" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 review: A month with Fitbit's best and least ambitious tracker" Android Central 7:58 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Alto raises $50 million to grow its online pharmacy across the U.S." VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "Akumina raises $7.5 million to modernize workplace intranet" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "Pindrop raises $90 million for biometric voice authentication" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "Pindrop raises $90M to bring its voice-fraud prevention to IoT devices and Europe" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Google invests in Japanese AI and machine learning startup ABEJA" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Acast raises $33 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and beyond" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "Acast raises $35M to help podcasters make money" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Alibaba signs agreement with Belgium for e-commerce trade hub" Reuters 7:42 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow futures show 100-point bounce after 800-point plunge: Regular trading on Wall Street is closed in observance of a day of mourning for George H.W. Bush but stock-index electronic trading remains open" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Global shares slide on doubts over US-China trade deal" Associated Press 8:46 AM
  • "Global Stocks Fall as Hopes for Trade Truce Fade: Global stocks slid Wednesday following deep losses in the U.S. as initial optimism around a trade detente between the U.S. and China faded and concerns around growth in the U.S. resurfaced." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:41 PM
  • "Asian stocks pare losses after China hails 'successful' trade talks: Financial stocks bear brunt of losses, with Hong Kong faring worst" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks slip as trade truce between U.S. and China questioned: Airlines under pressure" MarketWatch 8:45 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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